Friday, November 1, 2013

Book Review: Be Stylish by Pernia Qureshi

On the jacket:

What bikini to boost your body type?

When and how should you curb your addiction to leopard skin?

Pernia Qureshi has the answer to all these fashion troubles and more. From improving your body confidence to flooring your boyfriends parents, Pernias unwavering sartorial sense informs every page, guiding you through seasonal trends, body smart dressing and event wear.
Be Stylish is a riotous journey through your wardrobe, a panoply of stylish secrets curated by celebrity stylist Pernia Qureshi to help you look like you, just a little more of the moment. 


This is the first book of it's kind that I have read. Written by Pernia Qureshi, who styled Sonam Kapoor in Aisha, the book talks about the basics and the fine things about being stylish. Listening to Pernia seems more natural because for her style, comes from within. It's not something she has studied for, in fact it's in her senses and her mind. 

In her book, Pernia starts with talking about the basics. Like what is style. On thing I loved, is what she said about assessing your body. You might be thing but with bulky legs. Normally, a lot of thin people believe since the butt and the tummy are in shape, they can wear anything. And fat people think, they need to be covered in a tent. Pernia says, strip to your undies and assess your body. See what are your attractive parts and what are not. And dress accordingly. A fat person can have nice shapely legs, so why can't she wear skirts? And a thin person can have chunky legs, so might need to dress accordingly. Dress what suits your body and make you comfortable; not what everyone is wearing.

Divided into eight chapters, Be Stylish talks about what style is, how to assess your own body, how to shop, what to wear when, what seasonal style is, accessories, accenting and about Pernia's little black book of stores where she even tells you what all stores you can visit. What more? This is like style on a platter - you know what you need to do and even where you can get them from! What more can one want? Another thing I love about the book are the lovely photographs and the cute illustrations.

Rating: ****.5/5

[This review is for Random House India. The opinions are strictly my own and not been written under any obligation.]

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