Well you know how much I love Kerrie Hess's
brilliant illustrations from an earlier post.
Her style is immediately appealing.
It's fresh and zesty - as if it captures a swift moment in time.
And are the illustrations stylish?
Oh yes, very.
Elegance is embodied in every stroke and colour-splash.
While her characters sport a carefree glamour.
So it's no great surprise that her latest book,
Shoe String Chic,
is well, chic itself.
It's a collection of ideas of how to achieve
an individual, stylish look for oneself,
without breaking self-imposed budgets.
Including the what and how
of where to go to find the best vintage fashion,
& how to re-love your existing wardrobe with
a fresh eye.
This reminds me of a great quote by Laura Poole,
that being chic is "being comfortable in your own clothes,
...always looking natural and confident,
being yourself, nothing forced".
It's a dash of vintage, and a dash of new;
a little high end luxury and a little high street re-interpretation,
that makes for truly chic, individual style.
And Kerrie Hess's illustrations have that in spades!
Shoestring Chic by Kerrie Hess,
All images from the book,
courtesy of Kerrie Hess.