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Secrets of Celebrity Style - A Crash Course in Dressing like the Stars
by the Editors of US Weekly
Wenner Books
ISBN 1-932958-51-7
Published April 2005 - Softcover - 224 pages - $19.95

I have to say, there are some stars I'd rather not copy, thank you, but there are many I would love to imitate.  Sadly though, it ain't gonna happen.  Firstly, I don't have the figure for high fashion, secondly, I don't have a budget, period, and thirdly, I don't have their social lives.  However, if I did, I would love to wear these items: Renée's first dress on page 35; Sarah Jessica's center picture on page 48; Jennifer's long number on page 64; Charlize in green on page 78 (my favorite, along with her on page 87); Christina's outfit on page 127, and Naomi's on page 143.  Doesn't Paris look fab on page 216?
Please however, lock me up should I ever be seen in public looking like Kirsten in white on page 50, Britney's black dress on page 155, Gwyneth's pink thing on page 157, Lindsay's nightie on page 180, Christina on page 205, Sarah Jessica on page 206 (what was she thinking!), Salma (so sad), Tara, and Jessica's disasters on page 213.  Sadly, many stars shouldn't dress themselves - they can't.  A few names that come to mind are Kirsten Dunst, Alicia Keys, Maggie Gyllenhall, and Britney Spears.  I like the comparision of the Then and Now clothes - fashions change but they also stay much the same.  Sunglasses, scarves, little black dresses, halters, shoes, etc., are covered in this book.  However, there are some outfits given the thumbs up, that I feel should be burned: Kristin's red outfit on page 159, the twins' clothes on page 181, and Maggie's disasters on page 55.
Conclusion - A great reference book for anyone interested in fashion or if you want to drool with envy or laugh at the hideousness of some.

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