The Little Black Book of Style
Nina Garcia is the editor-in-chief of ELLE. She is the first Latina to lead a major American fashion title, and since she took the helm in September 2017, the brand’s footprint has never been larger. Nina oversaw a dynamic redesign that complements the magazine’s thought-provoking features and showcases fashion in the context of culture, winning Adweek’s Hottest Fashion Magazine in 2019. Her covers have made news well beyond the newsstand. In 2021, she was the recipient of the Media Award in Honor of Eugenia Sheppard from the CFDA. Nina is a graduate of Boston University and FIT. She began her career at Mirabella and served as fashion director of ELLE from 2000 to 2008, after holding other roles at the title since 1995. She was the creative director of Marie Claire before returning to ELLE in 2017. Nina has also been a judge on the Peabody Award-winning Project Runway since it launched in 2004. Nina lives in New York with her husband and their two sons.
From Nina Garcia—fashion judge on Bravo’s hit Project Runwayand author of Style Strategy and The One Hundred—comes her wildly popular New York Times bestseller The Little Black Book of Style. Here, in one indispensible volume, are Nina’s ultimate rules of style to help you uncover your own signature look.
“We must all listen to Nina Garcia. Sharp and genuine, her advice can make or break an outfit.”
—Tim Gunn, Fashion Consultant and Mentor of Project Runway
Believe me—there’s pressure when you’re deciding what to wear to a meeting with an iconic fashion designer or a member of the press. It can be terrifying. But instead of panicking, I stop, take a deep breath, and remember that I speak “fashion.” And by the time you have read this book, you’ll be able to speak the language of fashion too, at all the key moments of your life.
—from Nina Garcia’s Look Book
Every woman, at one time or another, has contemplated an all-important job interview, first date, formal party, or important presentation and wailed to herself and to her closest girlfriends, “What should I wear” In Nina Garcia’s Look Book, style guru Nina Garcia solves this universal quandary with an inspired and unbeatable combination of fashion knowledge and common sense. She shows us the pieces, the accessories, and the strategies to create the looks that will take us from the first day on a job through the day we ask for a raise and beyond, from the first time we meet our boyfriend’s parents (or his children) through the day we see our own children walk down the aisle. With Nina by your side, you can’t go wrong. You’ll have all the tips you will need to navigate every day looking your best.
True style is not about having a closet full of expensive and beautiful things—it is instead about knowing when, where, and how to utilize what you have.