What fun it would be to hop on a plane in time to have Alyson sign a copy of her much-lauded Style Forever for me! Sadly, I had to RSVP in the negative, but if any of you are within striking distance of this event, I'm sure it will be a fabulous event. Even before meeting her in person, I loved Alyson's sensibility from what I learned of her through her blog, That's Not My Age. And then, at some point, through Twitter, I believe, she realized that I was impatiently waiting for Craig Taylor's book The Londoners to be released in Canada. Can you believe she offered to send me a copy from London? And she didn't know me except through social media? Yes, it's true! Now that's stylish.
And testimonies to her sartorial style abound as well. She's been cited by The Guardian, written for The Daily Mail, been named one of "10 best fashion blogs for grownups" by Good Housekeeping. I love the wonderful illustrations by Leo Greenfield I've seen reproduced from her book, both those representing various fashion muses and celebrities and those representing the Style Tribes Alyson sketches for readers to understand our own preferences so we might better hone them. But so far, I have to admit, I've only seen reproductions online. It's true! I haven't got my own copy yet, the book not having been released here until we were traveling out of the country. I've been checking my mailbox daily, having finally ordered it last week, and I'm looking forward to a delicious afternoon with it very soon. And wishing I could hop that plane, join the celebrations, and get it signed!
So tell me: have you read it? What's your Style Tribe? (Confession: I took the quick quiz to see which I was, and found I combined Casual Glamourpuss and Ageless Rocker -- except that I read and remembered it as Ageing Rocker!) Any of you going to get to New York for that launch? I could settle for visiting vicariously through one of you.