Secrets of A Fashion Therapist

Secrets of A Fashion Therapist

What You Can Learn Behind the Dressing Room Door

Book - 1997
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The Bergdorf Goodman specialty store director shares her experience helping women shop for clothes and accessories, offering advice on building a wardrobe


Betty Halbreich, the director of Solutions at world-famous specialty store Bergdorf Goodman, brings her shopping and dressing expertise to readers in this bestselling classic.

Getting dressed every morning probably causes more trauma than anything else we do on a daily basis. No one understands this better than Betty Halbreich. She's seen firsthand that putting on clothes is as much—if not more—about the mind as it is about the body. Each day, her dressing room at Bergdorf Goodman is filled with women searching for something. They may think they're merely shopping for a new dress, but, as Betty knows, sometimes they're really shopping for a whole new life. Whatever these women are seeking, Betty is sure to help them find it.

With simple instructions and witty asides, Betty takes her experience out of the dressing room and puts it into readers' hands. Follow her through the years and through the stores as she sheds light on such fashion conundrums as how to break up with the color black, what to wear on "Casual Fridays," what "black-tie" really means, and how to wear just about any accessory.

Betty elevates shopping and dressing to an art form, yet she makes you realize how simple it really is to look fabulous. She is truly a fashion therapist, dispensing wisdom, wit, and advice on how to enhance your natural beauty, build a more confident self-image, and, most of all, have a little fun while doing it.

With more than 200 black-and-white illustrations

Publisher: New York : Cliff Street Books, c1997.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780062701879
Branch Call Number: 646.34 HAL
Characteristics: 204 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Wadyka, Sally


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naneaux Feb 06, 2015

Not a bad read, but not as much fun as her second book, a memoir called "I'll Drink To That: A Life in Style with a Twist". Much of the same fashion advice is here, but without the personal stories. Betty Halbreich is a font of practical info about dressing, shopping, packing for a trip. She knows what's she's talking about and her advice is savvy and indispensable. I wish I knew her, but this is the next best thing.

thunderbunny1 Aug 16, 2014

I'll Drink to That 2014


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