Book Review + Giveaway: Christian Siriano’s Fierce Style: How to Be Your Most Fabulous Self

by Lisa on October 6th, 2009

As an avid fan of Project Runway, I was super excited when Hachette Book Group contacted me with an opportunity to review the new Christian Siriano book, Fierce Style: How to Be Your Most Fabulous Self.

Alongside Season 2 contestant Daniel Vosovic, Christian Siriano is one of my all-time favorite PR contestants.  He’s a little guy with a huge attitude and enough confidence to fill a room.  And he made for really entertaining TV.  I never got tired of him calling something “Fierce,” even if he did say it approximately 200,000 times per episode.

And let me tell you – If you are a fan of the way Christian speaks, I promise you will enjoy how this book is written.  He starts the book by directing you toward the glossary so that you can learn the definition of such Christian-speak as the word “ferosh,” which is something that’s totally fabulous but not quite fierce.  The Christian-speak is kind of fun, but it’s also one of my least favorite parts of the book.  At times the book reads like the diary of a 14-year-old-girl. 

I loved all of Christian’s behind-the-scenes pictures, both from today and those he provided of himself as a kid.  There’s a fab story about his love of The Wizard of Oz that’s heartwarming, along with an accompanying adorable picture.  Christian provides lots of great tips for how to dress well and develop your own (fierce) sense of style.  (Although I do disagree with Christian on one big thing: flannel should never be “in,” either for men or women, and even if it’s designed by the great Vivienne Westwood.)

There’s a section of the book that I loved checking out, “Looking Fierce on a Budget.”  In this section Christian talks about budget shopping at stores such as Old Navy, Zara, H&M, Target, Forever 21, etc.  My only complaint – this section isn’t long enough!

In short, this book is a fun and quick read.  If you can get past all of Christian’s slang you’ll find a book that’s full of great tips for maximizing your closet so that you’ll be the fiercest hot tranny mess possible.  (See page 231 of Fierce Style: How to Be Your Most Fabulous Self for the definition of hot tranny mess.)

And thanks to Hachette Book Group one of you fantabulous readers will have the opportunity to win your own copy of Christian Siriano’s Fierce Style: How to Be Your Most Fabulous Self!!

To enter, please leave a comment on this post sharing one thing that makes you “fierce.”  
Please make sure I have some way of contacting you (ether via email or through your own blog).  If I have no way of contacting you I will consider your entry null and void.  (Sorry.)

A winner will be announced October 14, 2009. 

Good luck!!!

20 Responses

  1. slangdon says:

    I am fierce because I walk with confidence, keep my head up and I don't let other people ruin my day.


  2. Taryn says:

    I am fierce because . . .

    really I don't know. Fierce is not an adjective I would use to describe myself. But I have recently started to finally learn finances and not be intimidated by all the mumbo jumbo they put out there. . . kinda fierce.


    I guess I really need to read this book!

    taryn (dot) johnson (at) gmail (dot) com

  3. Belinda M says:

    I am fierce because I am a mom, girlfriend and friend

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  4. Lulu Jewels says:

    What makes me fierce? I left my soul-draining corporate job to design my own jewelry line– something that I love and allows me to spend time with family and friends and enjoy life. No paycheck is worth my happiness!

  5. Jenn says:

    i'm fierce because i rock out to pat benetar when i'm alone in the hotel on business trips! (singing AND dancing)!

    you know my email address :)

  6. Kayla says:

    I am fierce because I wear the highest of heels even though I'm 5'7. You shouldn't be intimitaded by your height, even if great shoes will make you the tallest person in a room!

  7. JP says:

    Can I say it's my denim collection? Because I'm pretty sure that's what really makes me fierce. :)


  8. thatShortChick says:

    I'm fierce because I fully embrace my short stature (4 ft. 10 and a half inches) by rocking the cutest pairs of ballet flats everyday.

  9. yours truly dear says:

    i strut my stuff 24/7, and like to pretend i am always on a catwalk. even down the frozen aisle in the grocery store :]