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  • Published: 15 September 2004
  • ISBN: 9780345463289
  • Imprint: Ballantine
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $24.99

The Fashionista Files



A fashionista is a girl who always looks current and cutting edge, even when her clothes are vintage 1975. A fashionista can tell her Pucci from her Gucci and her Blahniks from her Choos, but she’s as comfortable in Kmart as she is in Chanel. She wears what she likes and always looks fantastic. She’s a clothing chameleon: a sharp tweed suit and ladylike driving gloves one moment, a punk rock T-shirt and studded belt the next. She’s a gypsy, a princess, and a diva. She’s fashion-forward, shopping-addicted, and full of fun. And you can be her, no matter your size, style, or budget.
Authors Melissa de la Cruz and Karen Robinovitz are fashionistas who share a love for impractical shoes, small dogs that fit in designer handbags, and wearing white after Labor Day. They eat, sleep, and breathe fashion. And they’ll teach you how to

Make a whole new wardrobe out of the awful duds that lurk in the back of your closet
Use the words “postmodern” and “ironic” to fake your way through pseudo-intellectual cocktail conversation (really–it’s easy, and so postmodern and ironic!)
Score big with chic and cheap finds at thrift stores, consignment shops, and discount designer outlets
Live like a socialite on a shoestring budget

In two weeks or less, you’ll be living the lush life, from the brim of your Eugenia Kim fedora to the tip of your pointy Christian Louboutin pumps!

  • Published: 15 September 2004
  • ISBN: 9780345463289
  • Imprint: Ballantine
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $24.99

About the authors

Melissa De La Cruz

Melissa de la Cruz is the #1 New York Times, #1 Publisher’s Weekly and #1 IndieBound bestselling author of many critically acclaimed and award-winning novels for readers of all ages. Her books have topped USA Today, Wall Street Journal and Los Angeles Times bestseller lists and been published in more than twenty countries. She is best-known for her Blue Bloods series (with more than three million copies in print), The Descendants books based on the Disney Channel films, and the Witches of East End novels, which were turned into a two-season drama series on Lifetime Television. Melissa de la Cruz lives in West Hollywood with her husband and daughter.

Praise for The Fashionista Files

“Stylish, sophisticated, and sharper than a four-inch Louboutin stiletto . . . As always, Melissa and Karen hit it perfectly.” –LAUREN WEISBERGER, author of The Devil Wears Prada “3 F’s . . . Fun, Fashion, and Feminine . . . an easy read and a permanent smile.” –DIANE VON FURSTENBERG, designer “Imagine a book that tells you not only what designers to wear, but how to pronounce them! Not only what time to arrive, but what to do once you get there! This is an indispensable guide to worshiping at the throne of fashion and fabulousness. J’adore it!” –MICHAEL MUSTO, The Village Voice

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