Get Style Advice from Mad Men Costume Designer Janie Bryant

In TV, Books & Moviesby Otaymah Bonds

For the stylish, book reading is a fashion “DO” to be flaunted every season. The book that you must read before the Fall/Winter is Janie Bryant’s The Fashion File: Advice, Tips, and Inspiration from the Costume Designer of Mad Men. Here are a couple of reasons why Bryant’s book should be taken with you on sunbathing trips to the beach.

Trina Turk Fall 2014 Collection  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week  Photographer: Jane Kratochvil  www.janekratochvil.com

Trina Turk Fall 2014 Collection
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
Photographer: Jane Kratochvil
www.janekratochvil.com

Fashion is Fun

The Fashion File: Advice, Tips, and Inspiration from the Costume Designer of Mad Men  is a fun, engaging, quirky and fully informative style guide that infuses ideas on how to wear vintage clothing.  Janie Bryant, the costume designer for Mad Men and author of “The Fashion File”, is an award winning designer who has worked on numerous films and television shows.

The Fashion File serves as an introduction to the wonderful world of vintage fashion.  The entire book is treated like one large inspiration board as the readers are invited into the world of retro glamour.  Bryant tackles every topic from organizing your closet to what to wear to any occasion.

Most of all Bryant invites the reader to see fashion as an lighthearted and fun industry of creative people. Bryant encourages women to draw on their own creativity, and embrace their individuality.

Trina Turk Fall 2014 Collection  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week  Photographer: Jane Kratochvil www.janekratochvil.com

Trina Turk Fall 2014 Collection
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
Photographer: Jane Kratochvil
www.janekratochvil.com

Men’s Fashion Advice for Women

The part-style book, part-history book even includes a section on men’s fashion and how to dress.  The chapter is replete with explanations about every kind of suit a man can purchase.  This is especially helpful for women, who may be unknowledgeable about men’s fashion or what to buy men. Bryant details how women can successfully dissect menswear for their own looks, making it easier to feminize the sharp lines of menswear designs.

The Perfect Page Turner

“The Fashion File” transports you to the magical world of fashion through the use of inspirational and iconic celebrities and down-to-earth , understandable wording.  Janie Bryant’s message clearly comes across in this book: the pursuit of style can be a fun and engaging sport. Reading Bryant’s light and engaging book was a delight and anything but a chore.

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About Otaymah Bonds

Otaymah Bonds is the Detroit Fashion Examiner for Examiner.com and a contributing writer for Fashion Decode. As a contributing writer for FashionMingle.net she has covered New York Fashion Week. She is CEO of Eternal Women Educational Center Inc., and La Petite Dance Company Inc.

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