Saturday, December 18, 2010

TMF Gift Idea: The One Hundred by Nina Garcia

The name 'Nina Garcia' sounds so familiar to you, doesn't it? Nina Garcia is best known for being a formidable fashion judge on Project Runway. But what I've been unaware of until recently was that she has authored several New York Times Bestseller books. Thankfully, one of our friends included one of Nina's books in her wishlist.

Getting intrigued by my friend's excitement to read the book led to my own search for a copy but I wasn't aware that the book comes in paperback and hard-bound format. My friend had the paperback version so I was looking for that. I already checked 3 different bookstores but didn't see a single copy. Until at the 4th bookstore, something shiny with the author's name became visibly clear.

In the book, Nina enumerates 100 fashion items she can't live without but she also wants you to understand that you are NOT to follow all of them. Her reasons? One must choose which ones fit her style, her body and her continent (some items are seasonal).

There are plenty of things I liked about this book. It's filled with colorful illustrations, cute quotes, interesting fashion facts, and tips on how and where to find the best items.

Items are in alphabetical order

Item Number 10: Black Opaque Tights

Famous fans and perceptive quotes

Pros: Colorful, casual approach to fashion but succeeds to educate you.
Cons: More apt for girls in America (due to her recommended seasonal clothing)
Wallet damage: Php969 for the hard bound copy, Php785 for the paperback cover at leading bookstores
Tip: Look through Nina Garcia's other books (Little Black Book of Style, Look book, etc.)
Best to give to: Any girl friend who wants to build their own signature style or friends who love fashion magazines


  1. i want to buy the little black book of style and style strategy by nina garcia. i think these books on fashion can apply to even us Filipinas. :-)

  2. Looks like an entertaining read! Btw, I agree about black opaque tights being a must-have. They're so handy especially during trips abroad! Plus they let us get away with dresses which would otherwise be too short. Haha.

  3. Hi Lizzie! I want to buy Style Strategy next too! :)

    Hey Manila Girl, I love the idea of wearing black opaque tights under my short skirts or short dresses (or even really short shorts) but I have yet to muster the courage to do so. Haha! ;)


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