Woman of Style: Nina Garcia

I have never seen a bad photo of Nina Garcia, who, if you don’t already know, is the Creative Director of Marie Claire Magazine and a Project Runway judge. This Columbian fashion journalist has an enviable style, and she shares her style tips in each of her four books. And in honor of New York Fashion Week, I decided to make her this month’s “Woman of Style.”

Garcia began her career in the fashion industry in the early 1980s. She worked in the public relations department for Perry Ellis and its then-designer, Marc Jacobs. On September 2, 2008, she began her new position as Fashion Director of Marie Claire.

UPDATE {9/13/2017}: Congratulations to Nina Garcia, who will be heading back to ELLE as its Editor-in-Chief.

Garcia currently oversees the fashion coverage for the magazine and runs the fashion department. She also covers the designer fashion markets of New York, Milan and Paris, and is relied upon as a fashion authority and has participated in numerous television interviews. In 2013, Garcia was promoted to Creative Director at Marie Claire. (Source: Wikipedia)

García has authored four books. “On September 5, 2007, Garcia’s book, The Little Black Book of Style (Harper Collins) was released. The book has been translated into Spanish and Portuguese. On August 26, 2008, Garcia’s second book for Harper Collins, The One Hundred: A Guide to the Pieces Every Stylish Woman Must Own was released, with eight printings at the launch. Garcia’s third book, The Style Strategy was published in September 2009. Nina Garcia’s Look Book was published in September 2010.” (Source: Wikipedia)

As I said earlier, her style is enviable. I always look forward to reading her column in Marie Claire and I love every outfit she wears, even though it may not necessarily be my style. And she knows how to style a single button-down shirt paired with a statement skirt, like she did during NYFW back in 2015.

I recently checked out her book, “The One Hundred: A Guide to The Pieces Every Stylish Woman Must Own”, from my local library. In this book, she shares a comprehensive list of the essentials, the “must-haves.”

“Because these items have been there for me season after season,” wrote Garcia. “They have been with me through thick and thin. When trends begin to fade away, these are the items I can always turn to with confidence.”

“… I give you my essential One Hundred. From the A-Line Dress to Converse sneaks, from the Cocktail Ring to the Little Black Dress, these are the pieces that have stood the test of time,” added Garcia.

Have you read any of Nina Garcia’s books? What are you essentials, or your “must-haves”?

If you want to read more from Nina Garcia, then you can check out her official website. Or if you want to follow her style, then check out her Instagram page!

Yours Truly,

{Images borrowed from 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8}

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