Thursday, October 8, 2009

GIVEAWAY: Fierce Style by Christian Siriano

{This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to those who entered!}

When I received a copy of Fierce Style: How To Be Your Most Fabulous Self by 2008 Project Runway winner Christian Siriano, I thought two things. One, it'll be nice to read something that doesn't rhyme for the first time in a while. And two, it would be a fun, light read about style, fashion and things that are otherwise out there in the world but don't really affect me here at home.

If you are a Project Runway fan, then you'll definitely remember Christian and his lingo ("ferocia couture," "tickity tack" and "hot tranny mess," just to name a few) and what a big personality he has in his small frame. The now twenty-three-year-old has taken his amazing fashion talent and his one-of-a-kind character and written a book to show how to follow him in embodying fierce style.

What I found as I read this book surprised me. Sure, Fierce Style IS about style and fashion, but there is much more than just that. In light, conversational writing, Christian tells his readers how to look, feel and act fierce in their everyday life. While telling his journey of developing his own fashion sense and overcoming obstacles to success, Christian gives advice on creating personal style, sharing tips on building self-confidence, and revealing his own list of fashion dos and don'ts (I shouldn't go out in sweatpants? Hmm).

As well as being impressed by all the fun photographs and illustrations, I enjoyed the underlying message that Fierce Style gives its readers. Whether you are tall or short, thin or curvy, employed in your dream job or just starting out, just have confidence in yourself. Embrace your strengths AND weaknesses, no matter how fabulous they may be (Christian loved Saved By The Bell, too!), and believe in yourself.

Everyone has days that they feel like they need to just rest and everyone receives criticism that makes them feel bad. The important thing is the way YOU feel and live your life. Think big, focus on the positive, take chances and be true to yourself are all major points that Fierce Style gets across and I think Christian does it in a way that one might call totally flawless. (Don't worry, there is also an official Christian Siriano Glossary in Fierce Style for all of us divas who might need a reference to know exactly what he's talking about).

Learn more on Fierce Style's Facebook page, join the Fierce Style Photo Shoot Out or visit Christian Siriano's website to view his collections and find out where to shop for them! Want to have a chance to sit down with an enjoyable read and learn how you, too can be inspired to find your personal style and bring out your inner fabulous fierceness?

One lucky person will win their own copy of Fierce Style: How To Be Your Most Fabulous Self by Christian Siriano!

Woohoo! Enter to win this fun book!

To enter to win a copy of Fierce Style: Tell me your biggest fashion faux pas of the past. My mom let me wear whatever I wanted from a very early age, so there are pictures of me in 5th grade having gone to school (MULTIPLE TIMES) wearing a neon swirl pattern leotard with bright pink and white striped stretch pants. Looking at those photos is so NOT fabulous.

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Giveaway will end on October 22nd at 11:59pm CST. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed. The winner will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. Giveaway open to residents of the US or Canada only (no P.O. Boxes, please).

A big thank you to Hatchette Books for providing me with a copy of Fierce Style for review as well for one lucky giveaway winner. I had a great time reading it!

53 comments:

Molly said...

I wore floods for waaay too long! I have long legs and it never occured to me to buy "long" pants. Everyone had a great view of my ankles!

Molly said...

I follow...here's my email mesbaker@gmail.com

tanya904 said...

My biggest fashion faux pas was when I was a teen I went through a skater punk phase.. I used to wear oversized cargos and socks pulled up to my knees .. Scary :{
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arielle said...

Biggest Fashion Faux Pas for me was when I was little and my mom let me wear socks with my sandals!! Just ghastly!! :)

arielle said...

I follow on Google entry #1

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arielle said...

#1 I follow you on twitter and I tweeted! http://twitter.com/arielle_00/status/4757978551

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Marie said...

I use to wear bright blue eyeshadow from my eyebrows to my eyelids. I also use to wear granny sweaters with sweats.

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katrina f. said...

I shaved my head and wore my bleached bangs very long. fulfam@hotmail.com

Roxy said...

there was a time when all plaid was pretty popular...

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entered the chic monkey giveaway

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etirv said...

Fishnet stockings!!!!

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etirv said...

+1 I'm watching Project Runway this season but still don't have a favorite!

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KMG852 said...

I used to wear sweat pants to school every day.

Dawn said...

My biggest mistake was the yellow parachute pants I wore over and over during 6th grade.

Renee said...

MY husband and I were just laughing at some pictures of me in elementary school wearing a too tight red tshirt, grey sweatpants, huge plastic framed glasses, and sporting a super curly perm. I called my mom and said, "What were you thinking???!"

Renee said...

I entered your labels giveaway too.

Renee said...

not watching, sorry :(

Renee said...

entered for 250 stickers from uprinting too

Hotsnotty2 said...

I wore sheer skirt that I didn't know was sheer until I got to the office!

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ydsddd said...

I wore ugly brown corrective shoes for flat feet and my feet are just as flat. Could of worn something fashionable

409cope said...

Having grown up in the sixties I once wore blue bell bottoms with large white and red daisies on them. Cute! cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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msrodeobrat said...

80s child... multiple pairs of socks in neon colors layered at different heights so you could see the different colors..paired with a large brightly colored tshirt tied on the side and big 80s hair and bangs... why did my mom let me

turboterp said...

There have been so many over the years-- like platform sandals with glitter toe socks! EEK!

Smooshy said...

When I was in grade school I used to wear a yellow and white headband with everything, everything! Didn't matter what other clothes I had on!

Kimberly said...

I was not lucky enough to have a mother like yours who let you pick out your own clothes. My mom insisted that my twin sister and I dress identical until 6th grade, even though it got weird after kindergarten. Not only that, her choices were terrible. There is a picture of us both wearing hunter green stirup pants and floral tapestry vests. Not so hot.

Kimberly said...

I am rooting for Althea. I think that she has good designs that are usually still very wearable and not as abstract as some of the other contestants.

Kimberly said...

I follow on google #1.

Kimberly said...

I follow on google #2.

Kimberly said...

I subscribe via email 1

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I subscribe via email 2.

Sis1961 said...

old pants cut off to be short

ky2here said...

Pumps and socks.

ky2here said...

I like Nicolas (or however he spells it). I didn't like him at first but he's grown on me.

ky2here said...

I just sent a tweet as ky2here however twitter is overloaded and I cannot post the link. It's on my twitter page at 9:22 PM

Claire said...

I wore turtlenecks and pastel sweatpants until about 8th grade.

Thankfully my fashion sense has improved.. just a little ;)

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slangdon said...

I have been guilty of wearing a tacky Christmas sweater or two.

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Tiffany819 said...

Oh my gosh. Biggest mistake was socks with sandals!!!! I could just die looking at pictures. haha! Thank you!

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Erica G said...

I used to crinkle iron my hair. How awful.

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Anonymous said...

I wore purple and yellow "flare" pants in grade school. Yikes!

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kerri69 said...

I had to match my socks with the color of my shirt

Atreau said...

I'm guilty of having worn stirrup pants!

masonsgranny59 said...

red head scarf

purango said...

I went through the hippie phase wearing a lot of tyedyes. garrettsambo@aol.com