Stylelikeu (Hardcover)

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Stylelikeu, created by mother-daughter team Elisa Goodkindand Lily Mandelbaum, goes way beyond the now ubiquitousand static poses of street-fashion bloggers The Sartorialist,Face Hunter, and all the rest, and instead, brings us into thehomes-and more importantly the closets-of the most stylishpeople on the streets of New York, Los Angeles, London, andmore.

Not interested in celebrities and the stylists who dress them,Elisa and Lily have an uncanny knack for finding and gainingthe trust of people who march to the beat of their own, verychic, drummer. Often spending up to three hours with themost daring and original dressers they can find, Stylelikeuphotographs each fashionable person in several different looksof the subject's choosing.

To probe deeper into each subject's personal style, theyconduct intimate interviews on their ambitions, influences, anddreams, making each portrait so much more than yet anotherstreet photograph. From the most personal pieces in theirsubjects' wardrobes, to the favorite books on their shelves,to the most precious objects in their houses, Stylelikeu goesfar beyond mere appearances to showcase how creativity isfostered and manifested by living in the most stylish way of all:true to oneself.

Trumpeted in the press for Elisa and Lily's departure from thetop-down nature of mass-market fashion, where the editorsof popular fashion magazines tell consumers what is stylish,Stylelikeu represents the vanguard of a new, DIY, fashion-mediaparadigm. It is a bold and inspirational experiment,documenting fashion at its source-the individual.

A few of the 1000+ comments left by fans of the Stylelikeuwebsite: "Was just talking about how he NEEDED to be on thissite. So amazing." "I find her absolutely mesmerizing. She isso full of life and charm. She has a wonderfully contagiousspirit. She is such an inspiration and I would love to be like hersomeday." "I love that you guys feature such a diverse group ofpeople-all ages, races, sizes, budgets. It shows how everyonecan have style." "I don't have any words to describe howamazing those two girls are! They are the true inspiration forall the girls in this entire universe!"

About the Author

Elisa Goodkind is a native New Yorker. She first enteredthe fashion industry as Fashion Editor at Glamour and Selfmagazines. She has also worked extensively as a professional stylist and her work has been published inInterview, In Style, Vanity Fair, Vanity Fair Italy, L'uomo Vogue,Marie Claire, Tatler, Harper's Bazaar Spain, Stiletto, Elle France,Gotham, Glamour, anCity. Lily Mandelbaum, Elisa Goodkind's daughter, is currently an undergraduate filmmaking and anthropology major at NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study. After taking a life-changing trip to Nairobi's Kibera slum in 2009, Mandelbaum completed a documentary film that depicts the struggles faced by slum orphans. She hopes the attention generated by the film will help create opportunities for these children to become educated and attain a brighter future.

Praise For…

“Full of beautiful images of sartorial inspiration, including collages of hands garnished with jaw-dropping gems, club kids posing in their bedrooms and little old ladies who refuse to hang up the toreador pants.”
T Style
, New York Times
“What started as Stylelikeu co-founder Lily Mandelbaum’s personal scrapbook is now an inspirational tome that is much more enthralling than any editorial we’ve ever seen.”

“The photos are a mix of close-ups of shoes, accessories and tattoos and full-page spreads on a given fashionista in different outfits. The best part is that you could actually dress like these people.”
Chicago Tribune
Product Details
ISBN: 9781576875728
ISBN-10: 1576875725
Publisher: powerHouse Books
Publication Date: March 29th, 2011
Pages: 224
Language: English