In the words of Diane Von Furstenberg, Amanda Brooks is “a true American glamour girl.” She has gone from the pages of Vogue to the front rows of Paris to living on a farm in rural England. Her life is enviable, her style is impeccable and yet her sense of humor and reality are intact.
Her new book Always Pack a Party Dress - and Other Lessons Learned from a (Half) Life in Fashion http://www.amazon.com/Always-Pack-Party-Dress-Lessons-ebook/dp/B00OI5PGZ2 is a gorgeous exploration of a life in style. Here is an excerpt I found to be candid and true:
We can all relate to the feeling of overspending on clothes, can’t we? You’re standing there in a store in front of something you feel you have to have, and suddenly your entire future hinges on the boyfriend you’re going to get if you wear this out tonight, or the job you’ll get if you wear that to the interview. And in many cases, it’s true, it does. Clothes have an awesome ability to empower us to be who we want to be or to convince others of who we are.
She is fashionable, but her look is never pushed. Her blog I Love Your Style http://amandalovesyourstyle.blogspot.com (and first book by the same title) are a guide to what it is like to have a completely integrated personal image. I love her style.