Monday, September 19, 2011

Book review and a giveaway- Shoestring Chic by Kerrie Hess!

My wonderful readers, guess what? Another beautiful Monday and another beautiful giveaway! The people at Globe Pequot Press kindly send me a new style book named 'Shoestring Chic', both written and illustrated by the talented Kerrie Hess, a leading fashion illustrator. They also generously offered one of Mix And Chic readers an opportunity to win one, too. Kerrie has created displays for the department store chain Neiman Marcus and been commissioned by the luxury site Net-a-Porter.com. Her illustrations have also been featured in top magazines and on T-shirts, book covers, and cosmetic packages. You can visit her at www.kerriehess.com.

In Shoestring Chic, Kerrie Hess provides 101 tips on living the luxe life without spending a fortune and she also shows us where one can find a wedding dress in Paris for $100. Or have a Bergdorf Goodman experience for under a twenty and more! She also dishes out fabulous places, websites and insider tips on where to shop for great items on a budget in major cities!

Throughout the book, today's top designers like Kelly Wearstler, Kelly Hoppen and other stylish people chime in on how they define "chic" on a shoestring! Her book is entirely illustrated so you get both visual candy and valuable advice at the same time! Now, let's check out the preview of this stylish book!








Her illustrations are absolutely gorgeous, aren't they? Are you intrigued with the content? You can get your copy here or participate in the following giveaway to get your hands on this fun and fabulous book! Check out some of these raving reviews from Amazon.com! 


To enter:

Be a follower of Mix And Chic via Google Friend Connect and let me know why you want to win this book.

For additional entries (leave a separate comment for each of the following):

1. Follow me on Twitter.

2. 'Like' Mix And Chic on Facebook.

3. Blog about this giveaway (with link).

4. Tweet about this giveaway (with link).

5. Mention this giveaway on your Facebook status (with link). 

This giveaway is open to US and Canada residents only. (my international readers, sorry) The deadline for entries is September 28th. The winner will be chosen via random.org and announced on Thursday, September 29th. Good luck, ladies! 

48 comments:

  1. I'm a follower and I want to win because the illustrations look beautiful and I just love pretty books!

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  2. I do remember when illustrations for department stores were in all the major newspapers It was from the 50--80s I can personally remember all this. I do miss this chic kind of sketching as part of our lives.

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  3. These illustrations look just gorgeous! I would love to own this book!

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  4. How cute !! Looks like a pretty book.

    xxLily
    goldandgray.com

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  5. Following you on twitter as well !!

    xxLily
    goldandgray.com

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  6. What a lovely looking book! we could also use some chic and cheap tips!
    xo Allison
    www.spicerandbank.blogspot.com

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  7. Hiii!!! Haven't been for a while!
    Love the illustrations, they are fantastic
    Have a great week
    Claudia xo

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  8. I'm a huge fan Of Kerry's and would LOVE to win this..a new follower and happy to have found your blog!!!

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  9. Looks like a fun and gorgeous book, thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  10. What a creative book. I would love to have it.

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  11. This looks really fabulous! Glad I stumbled upon your lovely space here;)

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  12. In current times we would all be wise to take at least one page out of this book and learn how to shop on a budget without compromising on style and this book would also double as coffee table decor!

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  13. I would love to win this because I love stylish books and I think this will be a great read! :) Thanks for this amazing giveaway. I am a follower! :)

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  14. I'm about to tweet about this giveaway right now! :)

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  15. What an awesome giveaway!! Those illustrations are so gorgeous and what a great idea for a book. P.S. I follow you and like you on FB. XOXO

    swirlsofhappy.blogspot.com

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  16. Aww, such a shame that this giveaway is not world-wide! I think I´ll just need to buy this amazing book all by myself :)
    Thanks for introducing me to this talented author Jessie!

    xx Ivana
    Style in the City

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  17. what a great book with such pretty illustrations you always have great give aways. Your prize from my give away is on its way to you

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  18. I keep hearing about this book, but this is the first time I got a glimpse of her beautiful illustrations. I would love to win...I'm a follower of your blog.
    annie

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  19. These illustrations look just gorgeous! I would love to own this book!!!
    I'm a follower of your blog.
    leahdeighton at gmail dot com

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  20. i like you on fb
    leahdeighton at gmail dot com

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  21. She is incredibly talented in her ability to capture elegance with so very few brush strokes. There was a feature on her home office in our local Melbourne paper on the weekend. It was glamourous, just like her illustrations!

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  22. Follower! I just commented on another blog how envious I am of people who can illustrate, need this to devour!!

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  23. Ooh how exciting Jessie! It looks fabulous... arty illustrations and shoestring fashion - what's not to love?! Thank you for the chance to win this, my lovely. You know I'm already a follower.

    Meera xx

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  24. Oh dear, I've just noticed this giveaway is not open to international readers, boo! Sorry, I got excited. You can delete my entries.

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  25. Hi Jessie, I am a follower of yours and I would love to win the book because I love to hear more ways to live high on 'low' and for those ILLUSTRATIONS! Pick me! :D

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  26. Hi Jessie, looks like a great giveaway! Love here illustrations. I am a follower and like you on FB!

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  27. What a great book filled with incredible illustrations!! I want as many tips as I can get!! (already following you)

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  28. I am a follower and I since I live with a shoestring budget, this would be perfect for me!

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  29. I would love to win this book!!! The pictures are fabulous!!! I think I'd just leave it lying open on my coffee table all the time so they could be like artwork in my living room.
    I want it for the content too though- I'd love some tips on living a fab life on a budget!

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  30. Absolutely fabulous! Fingers crossed, would love to win :)

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  31. What a great giveaway! I'd like to win this book because I feel uninspired these days. I need a little kick in the rear. This may do it! I've been working way too many hours and now it's time to take care of myself.

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  32. Your newest follower... would love to win this lovely book!

    xo,
    cristin

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  33. Honestly, as a mother, we can use all the pointers we can get about being chic for less! Don't you think it should be required reading?? (c:

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  34. Fun giveaway! I'd love to have some eye candy like this. :) I've been a follower but just joined via Friend Connect too. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  35. How exciting!! I would love this book! Of course I am a follower!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  36. I am also following on Twitter!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  37. Books are my favorite thing next to art & design!

    I Follow on Facebook as well!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  38. I LOVE this book (and your blog)! I would like to win because the book looks amazing and who doesn't want to live the fashionably luxe life for less?! Thanks for the fabulous give-away!!!!

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  39. I'm a follower here and on twitter and thanks for letting me know about this giveaway. I can't believe I missed it the first time around!

    I love the feeling of the book and water color fashion illustration just give me a designgasm! There I said it. That's why I'd really loveee to win!

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