“Does your love life need a makeover?” chimes the just-released relationship advice and fashion book, All’s Fair in Love and Wardrobe: A Fashion Editor’s Rules on Shopping for Love. If you found yourself screaming the word “Yes!” or if you are simply looking for a fun, flirtatious book to read this summer, then look no further! Fashion editor and author Stephanie Simons and fashion illustrator Malia Carter have come together to create the perfect humorous, gal-pal book for women who want to date (and dress) smarter.
Packed with dating rules (my favorite being Rule #74: “Don’t be caught wearing certain things in public. Like binoculars. In the bushes. Outside his bedroom.”), How To’s (see “How to throw the pity party of the season”), and tongue-in-cheek martini recipes, and scattered with quirky and colorful fashion illustrations that compliment their adjacent pages, All’s Fair in Love and Wardrobe is the perfect visual guidebook for fashionistas who want to find love and keep love, and learn a little bit about how fashion may play a big role in that.
Elite fashion editors will chuckle at the Marc Jacobs, Anna Wintour, and Stella McCartney references throughout, while aspiring journalists, bloggers, and fashion enthusiasts are sure to learn a thing or two about the fashion world and how to date like a fashion editor. Or, if finding “the one” isn’t exactly number one on your priority list (or two, or three), no worries! Consider page 87: “Most of your socks are single and loving it.”
All’s Fair in Love and Wardrobe: A Fashion Editor’s Rules on Shopping for Love is now available for purchase on Amazon or at Barnes & Noble. Join the conversation all day Tuesday, July 15 to celebrate the release by using #LoveAndWardrobe
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Stephanie Simons (left) is a San Francisco–born editorial strategist and television beauty expert whose work has appeared in countless regional and national publications including DailyCandy, InStyle, and US Weekly. She special- izes in product naming and advertising campaigns for global retail brands, and credits her Grandma Fifi for her love affair with little illustrated books and the perfect coral lipstick.
Malia Carter (right) is the creator of Deep Fried Freckles, a popular illustration blog featuring fashion and celebrities, and named after her favorite accessories: her freckles. Her watercolor illustrations have been featured by Teen Vogue, Kingsrowe Gallery, and numerous fashion blogs worldwide. She lives in Columbus, Ohio, where she carries her paint- brushes with her everywhere she goes.
BY MEGAN PORTORREAL
All’s Fair in Love and Wardrobe Review: Photographs and author bios courtesy of All’s Fair in Love and Wardrobe. Illustrations by Malia Carter.