"I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles."
Audrey Hepburn

Friday, November 5, 2010

In Fashion Giveaway!

Trivia time kittens: What do Seventeen, YM, Harper's Bazaar and Bobbi Brown Cosmetics all have in common? Any guesses? Well, if you said they have all been lucky enough to have had the the fabulously talented Annemarie Iverson helping them to develop their style, you would be right! Yes, this wonder-woman has done a little bit of everything in the fashion world and she was kind enough to share her experiences with all of us in her newest book, aptly named In Fashion. In what has been described as the "most comprehensive guide available for a notoriously competitive industry", budding fashionistas are made privy to the ins and outs of the fashion biz. Readers will earn exactly what it will take to make it in the industry and where to start. Iverson discusses everything from getting your foot in the door by writing a killer resume and selecting the perfect interview outfit, to how to survive the first year and make a lasting impression with all those you come in contact with. She combines her own insider's knowledge with the advice of leading experts from all sectors of fashion, including Michael Kors, Bergdorf Goodman and Condé Nast

I have yet to finish reading this fashion bible, but I can already tell you that I completely 100% recommend picking it up NOW if you have any desire to work in any arena of the fashion world, or are even just considering it. This book will guide you through every step of the process and help you to unravel the secrets of the elusive industry. My favorite parts so far? The aptitude survey in the beginning basically nailing my personality spot-on and then telling me that my personality belongs in the "critic" world of fashion writing/editing. Um hello, dream job! I sort of cheated and skipped to the back of book to read the "fashionista survival guide" before I have actually read the main contents of the book. I had fully intended to just browse briefly so I would know what I had to look forward to at the end, but once I had started down that dangerous path there was no turning back. The wealth of information was too strong of a pull. Iverson advises what every fashionista should have in her closet to get her through the first year, where to put money, rules to totally disregard (SO excited to hear her say "yes" to black and navy color combos!!), rules to stick by, the perfect office-day makeup and so, so much more! 
So now that I have (hopefully) convinced you of the essential-ness that is this book for anyone hoping to be a part of this world, I have good news. One of you lucky, gorgeous readers is going to score a copy of In Fashion!! I have learned SO much from this book already and I want to share it with you as well! he rules to enter are pretty simple, but please feel free to ask a question if you need any help entering!! You can leave a comment, or you can always email me at lwainman321@gmail.com. I hope you will all join in the fun before midnight (ET) November 10th! I will announce the winner Thursday.

To enter:
1. You must be a follower of A La Mode et Plus either through Google Friend Connect or bloglovin' and don't forget to tell me how you are following.
2. Leave a comment on this post telling me a little about your dream job, and it doesn't have to be fashion related!
3. Please leave your contact info (either blog address or email address) so I will know how to reach you if you win!

For extra entries (separate comment for each please): 
1. Follow this blog on Google Friend Connect AND bloglovin'
2. Follow me on twitter (laurachanning)
3. Tweet about this giveaway, and please leave the url to your tweet
4. Post about this giveaway on your own blog
5. Share your best blogging tip!

Good luck chicas!! I can't wait to see who will win and stay tuned for several more giveaways to come!

Bisous! 

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43 comments:

  1. Goody Goody Gumdrops! I hope I win. My dream job would be to be a fashion stylist and get to write about fashion, love and life and travel the world! Thats def my dream job. oh already following!

    xoxo Monroe

    monroe.steele@gmail.com

    fashionsteelenyc.blogspot.com

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  2. Oooh! I NEED that book, haha. My dream job is to be a graphic designer VOGUE!!
    following with google :)
    megfaye721[at]att[dot]net
    http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/

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  3. great book! my dream job would be like a hotel secret shopper, i'd get to stay in fancy hotels all over the world, eat at their restaurants, etc and report back to .. whoever. haha. i'm sure that exists somewhere!! :)

    + follower.

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  4. I follow on GFC.
    My dream job is a photographer slash computer scientist in one. Crazy? Perhaps.

    http://thesaddestlight.blogspot.com

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  5. I also follow on Bloglovin'!

    http://thesaddestlight.blogspot.com

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  6. I follow you on Twitter.
    @asjchae ;)

    http://thesaddestlight.blogspot.com

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  8. My blogging tip is that you should always be honest, but never cruel with your words

    http://thesaddestlight.blogspot.com

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  9. Tweeted it!
    http://twitter.com/#!/asjchae/status/671651419136000

    http://thesaddestlight.blogspot.com

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  10. wow great giveaway!

    Following you via google friend connect & now via bloglovin (no. 4)

    My dream job would be to work at a fashion mag.. or a job that involves working with animals (can't decide)

    http://thriveonnovelty.blogspot.com/

    Best blogging tip - use lots of pics!

    Keeping my fingers crossed! xx

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  11. What a wonderful giveaway! My dream job would be to be able to focus on my vintage shop full time. Right now I have to teach + do the shop, but I would love to only have a fashion-oriented career!

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  12. I have a huge collection of fashion books & this sounds like one I need to add to my collection! my dream job is to own my own boutique and work as a fashion buyer :)

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  13. What a fabulous book!

    I'm already a follower via GFC.

    I'm already working in my dream career to be an event planner. I'm the events manager at a local business magazine. But I hope to just keep getting better and better!

    jessicahamm at gmail dot com

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  14. Hello :)
    My Blog and one of the most trendy stores ever are givingaway one amazing shearling coat to one lucky winner!
    To enter just visit my blog :)
    xoxo
    P.S.: Sorry for the spam, but this is really a great giveaway :)

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  15. Ooh, what a fabulous giveaway! I would love to read this book! I'm a follower on Google Friend Connect.

    My dream job is a writer. I truly cannot imagine a better way to make a living than to be a writer! :)

    cafefashionista@yahoo.com

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  16. What a fantastic giveaway!

    I am follower of your blog via GFC.

    My dream job is anything clothes related, which is exactly what I am doing ( I have an online store).

    xxx

    http://shopping-diva-com.blogspot.com/

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  17. I follow you on Twitter as well! (shopping__diva)

    xxx

    http://shopping-diva-com.blogspot.com/

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  18. I twitted about the giveaway also :)

    http://twitter.com/#!/shopping__diva/status/964800955809794

    xxx

    http://shopping-diva-com.blogspot.com/

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  19. I have also put the Button on my left sidebar with the link to your Giveaway post.

    xxx

    http://shopping-diva-com.blogspot.com/

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  20. Sounds like a great book, I want to read it!

    I have no idea what my dream job is, something that would combine fashion and writing perhaps.

    I follow via Google Friend Connect, and my contact info can be found on my blog,
    http://loveoflaceemmettk.blogspot.com/

    ~Em K

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  21. Very cool give-away, I love books like these!


    besos,

    ML

    Win a Yola Couture Designer Dress at:

    20 YORK STREET

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  22. I love to win this book. I can really use its info since I'm not so good with make up. :)

    I'm a follower through google and twitter. :)

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  23. oh, just in case I need to make a new comment. I'm a follower through twitter too. :)

    Win our Perricone giveaway worth $150

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  24. Great giveaway! :)

    My dream job is a homicide detective or medical examiner (I know I know...creepy... can't see me doing that huh?.. well my major was criminology and all of that stuff fascinates me)

    I'm following you via google friend connect.

    FYI, if you announce the winner and it happens to be me.. I'm out of the country until November 16th! Just a heads up... just in case.. ;)

    ::fingers crossed::

    xx
    Jen
    http://belledecouture.blogspot.com
    vintagechik8@gmail.com

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  25. I follow on bloglovin'. My dream job is to be Features Editor for Elle. Lofty goal, but I'm not backing down. ;)

    xoxo Hannah
    www.mademoisellehannah.wordpress.com

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  26. Just tweeted: http://twitter.com/hannah1721/statuses/1324868373061633

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  27. I follow you on Twitter! (@hannah1721)

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  28. My best blogging tip is to live your blog. Be honest, kind, and positive on your blog; be honest, kind, and positive in real life. I've found that when I succeed in real life, I tend to succeed on my blog - and vice versa!

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  29. I have a few dream jobs. I would love to perform on Broadway, or be an actress. I would also love to be a stylist, either for a person(s), or a fashion magazine. (Seventeen, Teen Vogue, and Glamour are my top picks.)

    I am following you via google friend connect.

    xoxx
    Tzipi

    www.tzipicrandell.blogspot.com
    tcrandell@rcn.com

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  30. I follow you on Twitter! @tzipicrandell23

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  31. Just tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/tzipicrandell23/status/1341895166926848

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  32. Best blogging tip:
    Write about what interests you. Don't be influenced by other bloggers opinions and styles. Personally, I tend to be self-concious about what others think of me and my ideas, so if someone else wrote about a specific thing, then it would be okay for me to write about it. But recently, I've learned that you are yourself, and no one else. Your ideas and interests are your choice and your life, and no one can judge you for that.

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  33. What a brilliant give-away! I love the way your cardi has all these layers, you are looking fall-perfect!

    besos,

    Win a Yola Couture Designer Dress at:

    20 YORK STREET

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  34. Hi doll, nice that you were able to relax this weekend. I did the same! Great book as well! My dream job is the one I have! I just hope to continue to work in the movies and fashion and beauty, what a blessing! xo

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  35. My dream job would be to be an event coordinator :) slowly but surely i'm getting there!

    kendallcrowgirl(at)gmail(dot)com

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  36. I follow you via both Google Friend Connect and Bloglovin :)

    kendallcrowgirl(at)gmail(dot)com

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  37. The book sounds brilliant!

    My dream job would be a travel reviewer!

    I follow on google x

    The doll on fashion

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  38. I forgot to mention that I am hosting a Giveaway as well (item from my online collection) so stop by sometime :)

    xxx

    http://shopping-diva-com.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-first-giveaway.html

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  39. Wow what an amazing book:) I think I have my dream job:) Kisses,sweetie

    Ps: I’m hosting a sweet t-shirt and tote GIVEAWAY today,so please join in :)

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