Behind Our Style

Article by Ulrika

Over recent years, there has been a rise in blogs and books surrounding our individual styles. What has been missing are the reasons behind our style choices. Heidi Julavits--along with two collaborators, Sheila Heti and Leanne Shapton--decided to tackle the reasons behind individual style choices by sending a fifty-item questionnaire to thousands of women.

This became WOMEN IN CLOTHES, a book full of personal voices from around the world.

This isn’t your typical fashion book with this season's trends, or a retrospective of past styles and their influences. It’s also not a do and don’t list. WOMEN IN CLOTHES is something more: it gives the reader insight into women’s style choices and the story behind them. It strips away the fashion language and gives the reader stories--some funny, some personal, some empowering. After reading each woman's story, you will start to see your own choices in a different light.

You can read WOMEN IN CLOTHES cover to cover, or dip in and out of it casually. Either way, you will leave with wonderful stories and insights about fashion, and you will want to start a conversation with others about the choices we all make every day in our individual styles.

Wednesday, November 19, please join WOMEN IN CLOTHES contributor Sasha Plotnikova at Leap for a clothes swap. Bring with you items from your closet that aren’t working for you (but in good condition) to trade with others at the swap! Anything remaining at the end of the night will be donated to Dress for Success and Goodwill.

Brazos Bookstore will be on-hand to sell copies of WOMEN IN CLOTHES. Pre-order your book and we’ll deliver it to Leap for you on November 19.

Women in Clothes By Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits, Leanne Shapton Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399166563
Availability: UNAVAILABLE
Published: Riverhead Books - September 4th, 2014

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