“You can’t teach someone style, you can’t teach someone how to come up with a concept or an idea,” Eri Wakiyama, designer and illustrator, told Elisa Goodkind and Lily Mandelbaum, the mother-daughter duo behind Stylelikeu.
A website first, Stylelikeu is now a bound 224-page book containing more than 350 full-color pictures, released by powerHouse Books. In the book, like on their blog, Goodkind and Mandelbaum capture men and women of all ages wearing their favorite things.
These are unique images of unique people. The book is concrete evidence of a shift in the fashion world toward accessibility. These people, who are not necessarily model-beautiful, don’t wear labels exclusively. They’re wearing clothes likely purchased at flea markets and thrift stores and it’s simply captivating.
While you might not be able to teach someone how to come up with a concept or an idea, but you can provide them with inspiration and trust them to figure it out for themselves; that’s just what this volume provides: inspiration.
Click here to buy Stylelikeu on Amazon ($29.95).