I Want to Be Her!
How Friends & Strangers Helped Shape My Style
- Publication Date: September 15, 2012
- Imprint: Abrams Image
- ISBN: 9781613123881
- Page Count: 160
- Illustrations: 75 color illustrations
- Rights: World English
I Want to Be Her! is part memoir and part illustrated fashion guide, written by one of fashion’s most accessible, trusted, and inspiring writers. Andrea Linett, the cofounder of Lucky magazine, shares her personal story of growing up and finding her way to fashion, and the figures who guided her along the way. Through short descriptions and memories, we meet 50 women across five eras of her life—some passing strangers, some casual friends, some close confidantes—who each made a lasting impression and helped her form her own personal style. In addition, each woman is captured in an illustration by Linett’s longtime collaborator, Anne Johnston Albert, and fashion tips accompany each entry.
Praise for I Want to Be Her!:
“The book is beautiful. Who would expect anything less?” —The New York Post
“Andrea Linett . . . is no stranger to noticing great style: In her new book, I Want to Be Her!, she recalls in amazing detail the well-dressed ladies who have helped shape her personal fashion sense.” —Time Out New York
“If you've ever fallen in love with a stranger’s cool, je ne sais quoi style or subtly copied the way your girlfriend dressed on your last girls’ night out, you’ll love Andrea Linett’s new book, I Want to Be Her! How Friends & Strangers Helped Shape My Style.” —Glamour.com
“You’ll walk away with handy tips to help define your style, too.” —The Plain Dealer
“From her addictive and captivating site, I Want To Be Her, Linett now presents a beautiful, printed tome of the same name.” —Refinery29
About the authors
Andrea Linett started her career in the fashion departments of Sassy and Harper’s Bazaar and went on to cofound Lucky magazine in 2000, where she was also its creative director. She is the global creative director for Michael Kors and the coauthor of the bestselling books The Lucky Shopping Manual and The Lucky Guide to Mastering Any Style. She lives in New York City.