Austin, TX (PRWEB) May 31, 2014
When FashionMingle.net Contributing Writer Otaymah Bonds recieved her copy of Janie Bryant’s The Fashion File: Advice, Tips, and Inspiration from the Costume Designer of Mad Men, she felt compelled to tell online audiences about it. Bonds told readers that Bryant’s book is a “fun, engaging, quirky and fully informative style guide that infuses ideas on how to wear vintage clothing that serves s an introduction to the wonderful world of vintage fashion.”
Bonds touts the book as a “must-have summer read” because of Bryant’s accessible writing tone and clarity. Bonds also makes note that Janie Bryant’s career is one that’s worthy of envy as well as intrigue. As the costume designer for the world’s most captivating cable television show Mad Men, her keen eye for sharp lines and period pieces have captured the attention of millions.
Bryant’s understanding of the 1960s advertising climate was also addressed in the book as she reveals design secrets that made Don Draper (Jon Hamm), Peggy Olson (Elisabeth Moss), and John Slattery (Roger Sterling) come to life on the small screen. Appreciating the author's knowledge, Bonds determined that Bryant's eye for period pieces came from her experience as a costumer and "the pursuit of style [as] fun and engaging sport."
In her review, Bonds shared style advice that she gleaned from reading The Fashion File: Advice, Tips, and Inspiration from the Costume Designer of Mad Men by Janie Bryant. Especially impressed with the author's ability to explain how to alter menswear pieces into more feminine looking attire, Bonds praised the Bryant's attention to detail and innovative thinking. The FashionMingle.net contributor wrote,"Bryant details how women can successfully dissect menswear for their own looks, making it easier to feminize the sharp lines of menswear designs."
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