Congratulations to Vanessa S., Loraine, Vittoria V., Jenny S. and Tara O.! You will each receive a signed copy of ‘You Know You Want It’ by Gossip Girl costume designer Eric Daman! Thanks to all who entered and stay tuned for more contests and giveaways from What’s Haute Magazine.
They say the clothes make the girl, and this is especially true on TV. Would we have loved Carrie as much if she didn’t love her Louboutins? Would we have tuned in so much if she and the girls didn’t have such fabulous wardrobes? Maybe, but the fashionable appeal of the characters drew us in even more. The same is true on Gossip Girl. Yes the show is great, and the drama draws us back from week to week but we like to keep a close eye on what Blair, Serena, Jenny and Vanessa are wearing. Chuck, Nate and Dan too.
Wonder how Blair got to wear the Valentino 360 bag and Alexandre Birman shoes before they even hit stores? Thank Eric Daman. He’s the Emmy Award-winning costume designer for Gossip Girl and now the author of a new book published by Random House: You Know You Want It, with a foreword by Leighton Meester (Blair Waldorf).
In You Know You Want It, Daman will teach you everything you need to know to personalize your look and make it unforgettable. First he teaches you how to master the basics, like learning which clothes look best on your body and stocking your closet with ‘Totally Basic Essentials’ like jeans, the perfect pair of sunglasses, and a versatile little dress. Then he teaches you how to break some fashion rules, like wearing white pants in the winter, and stripes and dots together.
You Know You Want It also tells you how to:
• Learn about the silhouettes, shapes and lengths that will flatter your figure
• Prep your closet so you can admire, attire–and be inspired
• Uncover your signature style and your signature pieces
• See how accessories can change an entire look
• Use color to celebrate the seasons
• Harness the magical power of your local tailor and cobbler with Eric’s go-to fix-it guides
• Deal with unsightly stains and dropped hems when you’re in a rush or on the go
• Look your very best every day!
The book is chock-full of gorgeous fashions, chic photos, ingenious ideas, quick tips, and the 411 on where to shop for new to-die-for favorites. You Know You Want It is the essential guide to finding your fashion ‘Happily Ever After’!
We’ve got our hands of 5 signed copies to give away. To enter, leave a comment below telling us your own personal style tip. And for more entries, friend us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter. Contest ends December 24, 2009 at 11:59 pm EST.