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RECYCLING IS CHIC: What’s the best way for fashionistas to cut back in a dismal economy? Repurpose their closets to form looks from pieces they already own. That’s how Lucky editor in chief Kim France described “The Lucky Guide to Mastering Any Style,” the title’s second book, which went on sale Tuesday. The book concentrates on achieving personal style — such as arty slick, American classic, Euro classic and California casual — without replacing an entire wardrobe. France and co-author Andrea Linett heed their own advice, admitting to several items they’ve owned for more than a decade. For France, “a denim Levi’s jacket that my brother’s friend left at our house in 1979” has remained a wardrobe staple, though it’s more a showpiece than anything. The item lives “in a storage box under the bed in my guest bedroom,” she said.
As for Linett, she holds dear a Harley-Davidson tank top that was in YM Magazine, modeled by Milla Jovovich in the early Nineties. “I bought the shirt new and wore it so much it’s the only ‘vintage’ shirt I have that was genuinely worn in by me.” Does Linett have the bike to go with the tank top? “My husband has a bike, but I’m scared to get on it.
— Stephanie D. Smith