Matchbook Countdown Giveaway

Today I am ECSTATIC to announce the latest Matchbook Magazine giveway, the full trio of Kate Spade books!  These three titles, StyleOccasions and Manners were penned by the Ms. Spade herself and have been instrumental to my personal outlook and aesthetic.  In fact, when I moved to New York a few years ago I bought a second set the week I arrived because last minute I failed to fit my original set in my suitcase!  Silly, I know.  I now happily treasure both sets and look forward to giving away a third shiny and new set!  To enter simply “like” Matchbook on Facebook (or if you already do, won’t you be so kind as to suggest it to a few of your friends?  They’ll thank you later…) and comment below telling me about a stylish person in your life.  I can’t wait to read your responses!

Update: Congratulations to our winner, Blair!

89 comments on “Matchbook Countdown Giveaway

  1. Lisa

    Liked on Facebook, and the most stylish people in my life are the ones I’ve discovered through blogging. I am amazed every single day at the beauty fellow bloggers find through personal style, home decor, art, and just the world around in general. I love going through my Reader each day and seeing all the bits of inspiration from stylish people around the world.

    Thanks for this opportunity, and I can’t wait to read Matchbook!

  2. Kendra

    Mmm. Certainly my mother. She has a certain bit of effortlessness to her that I have been trying to mimic for years, but haven’t quite been able to put my finger on. She’s helped me to hone my own personal sense of style by encouraging me to take what I’m already naturally drawn to (say, sailor stripes) and taking it a bit outside the box (like perhaps adding a tasteful, yet surprising feather headband).

    I can’t wait for the first issue! Thanks for being a highlight to my day.

  3. BAH

    My boss … I don’t know how she does it, but she manages to make anything look chic – even yoga pants and sneakers!

    And I already like Matchbook on Facebook :)

  4. Lauren

    A friend of mine always looks perfect and so well put together whether she has tried or not. It does not matter if she is driving carpool, running errands or hosting a dinner party she always looks impeccable. The right outfit, jewelry etc. Her home always looks amazing and it decorated to perfection and everything has it’s place yet you can go in and plop your feet up on the coffee table if you want. She just exudes style and chic!

  5. Becca

    My beautiful grandmother. She grew up in war occupied Japan and her family lost nearly everything. She had to be resourceful and created the most beautiful outfits by hand. I just love looking through her old photographs! Which reminds me I need to do a post on that soon!

    xx Becca
    (PS already a fan on facebook!)

  6. Laurel

    My Granddad is one of the most stylish people I know.
    Every time I see him wearing his vintage white dinner jacket it makes me dream of all the fabulous places that jacket has been – from cocktail parties to garden soirees, from rooftop galas to cruise ship balls – I can only imagine. Cheers to the most stylish man I know!

  7. Missy H

    Elegance is my grandmother…never having a lot she told me that I could wear a potato sack and still be elegant-it’s all in the way you carry yourself. Remember 3 things: good manners, good posture, and the beautiful smile god blessed you with.

  8. Sarah

    Definitely my mum. She has a fantastic sense of what is classically stylish. She never fails to hand me something off of the rack that I NEVER would have chosen for myself, yet ends up being perfect!

  9. Victoria

    A stylish person in my life, hmmmm, there are several. I think the person who taught me most about personal style would have to be my Abuelita or Nana as I call her. She taught me the following premise that has stayed with me for my entire life, she said “V, if you need new pants you buy one pair of good-quality pants. Pants that fit your perfectly and you wear those everyday if they are the only pants you have.” Basically she taught me the concept of quality over quantity. Plus she was never under dressed.


  10. lindsey

    Definitely my future mother in law. (Not that my mom isn’t fabulous herself) but my future mother in law does it to the top. she is always looking so chic and fabulous, and for every holiday her table/house is decorated so perfectly. I hope that all of her tendencies will rub off on me! xoxo

  11. kiri woods

    my mother is the stylish person in my life – our dressing styles are not always compatable but “she’s got it” her home is nothing short of spectacular!!

  12. Kappy

    My style inspiration has always been my maternal grandmother. She is a Southern Lady of the old school and since I was a child has always advised me on things like polite conversation and how to write thank you cards. She taught me that manners & style are more important than who your family is or how much money you make. If you are polite and genuine with grace and confidence, you can delight any society.

  13. Sarah York

    I just “liked” Matchbook mag on facebook! Can’t wait to see the premier issue in January! Hmm, my sister always inspires me and has similar taste, so I love to talk about clothes and fashion with her.

  14. Monique

    I love the style all around me! My friends, magazines, people on the street – there is so much to take in and to make my own! There are so many taste-makers out there, and I love to hear from them all!

  15. Trista

    I “liked” you & shared with others. I love my cousin Shana’s style. She’s always daring to try new lipstick colors.

  16. Vivian

    I just “liked” you on facebook, I can’t wait to read Matchbook.

    The most stylish person in my life is certainly my Mom. She always looks effortlessly beautiful, and even creates most of her jewelry by hand. She has also taught me how to be a modern lady, which is the most stylish thing of all!



  17. ashley

    I will share the matchbook love with the rest of my friends :)
    my girlfriend cydney is surely one of the most stylish people in my life, and through our 15 year friendship her style has surely evolved- now she runs two stores packed with fabulous designer clothes and is currently obsessed with fur. her outfits are always inspired and oh so fun :)

  18. Blair

    I have always been impressed by my co-workers at J.Crew. We have an abundance of stylish clothes around us at all times, but they always manage to take things up a notch by wearing pieces in an unpredictable way.

  19. elizabeth

    these books are to die for.

    the most stylish person i’ve ever known is my beautiful younger sister, sarah. with an aesthetic polar opposite of my own, she wears bright colors and amazing fabrics with such casual ease. as a young mom, she never fails to pair her inherent classiness with practical comfort (and she dresses her gorgeous son in the same bright and beautiful way). far from materialistic or fussy, she has an incredible knack for making a $5 consignment find look like a million bucks, and as an ex-ballerina, she just oozes grace.

    i think grace is key to style. and sarah is such a stylish marvel.

  20. Brigid

    My mother is lovely. She has always loved white turtlenecks and used to grab our earlobes if we tried to walk out the door without taking the time to put in a pair of (simple, usually pearl) studs. To this day I feel naked if I somehow forget earrings.

    Thanks for being a delightful diversion…

  21. Melissa

    I just ‘liked’ Matchbook on facebook. Can’t wait for the first issue! I’m constantly inspired by everyone on the streets of NYC. Everyone seems to have their own signature style. While there are trends, there is such diversity and people have so much fun. I love it!

  22. Katrina

    Hello! Just ‘liked’ Matchbook – am really looking forward to its arrival into the world :) One of my favourite stylish people is a friend of mine who always seems to make people feel special and at ease, often purchasing surprise presents or dropping off meals when people are feeling sick and / or snowed under with work.

  23. paula

    I must say my late grandmother. she always wore the most perfect pair of sunglasses, owned so many hats I could never keep up, and wore a scarf almost daily. She bought me my first scarf which happened to be hermes because at the time I was obsessed with horses :)

  24. heather

    my best friend, roommate, and basically love of my life is incredibly stylish. in college, she introduced me to the concept of branding yourself, and while i’m still working on figuring out my brand, she has hers down better than anyone i know!

    BONUS: she introduced me to the neo-traditionalist and is probably reading this comment right now!

  25. Erica Tighe

    The most stylish person that I have known was my Mimi. She passed away two weeks ago (as of 1 hour from now). So far as we are cleaning out her house, we have given away 45 pairs of shoes just from her living room area!!! A few months ago I found a book at Crew Cuts called Mimi’s Shoes all about a little girl and her grandmother who taught her all about shoes. I mailed it to my Mimi as she did exactly that for me. At work they called her the fashion police and on her lunch break she would go shopping for the other ladies, come back and make them try the things on and let them take home what looked good on them. She was such an amazing shopper and truly embodied the beauty of the 50’s. I am so grateful that she taught my mother, and in turn me, all about design and fashion. Thank you for this tiny opportunity for me to reflect on her elegant style. I wish I could attach a photo for you!!!!


    PS I see your web designer is named Tighe, which is my last name and I have never seen as a first name before!

  26. Melanie

    “Like” Matchbook on Facebook? Check!
    Love (no quotes) Matchbook in real life? OH yes!

    I believe there are different types of style and I’m not very good at picking favorites.

    My sister Erica, for example, is an absolute star shine: she embodies champagne and sequins in all she wears, does, and loves. Always bubbly, bright, and inviting, I absolutely love the style she exudes as she exists.

    My friend Alison, on the other hand, embodies a style of writing that I simply adore ( and Matt Schwatz has a flair for photography ( My mother in her mannerisms, my father in his work–I find myself surrounded by people whose style I admire!

  27. Melanie

    “Like” Matchbook on Facebook? Check!
    Love (no quotes) Matchbook in real life? OH yes!

    I believe there are different types of style and I’m not very good at picking favorites.

    My sister Erica, for example, is an absolute star shine: she embodies champagne and sequins in all she wears, does, and loves. Always bubbly, bright, and inviting, I absolutely love the style she exudes as she exists.

    My friend Alison, on the other hand, embodies a style of writing that I simply adore (; Matt Schwatz has a flair for photography (, and my friend’s sister Sara for design ( My mother in her mannerisms, my father in his work – I find myself surrounded by people whose style I admire!

  28. Kelsey

    I’ve always admired the style of my best friend, since we met in elementary school. With flaming red hair and a great sense of color, texture, and layering, she’s always been able to put a unique spin on any look. It’s just a pleasure to have such a chic friend. :)

  29. Kristina

    The most stylish woman I knew was my grandmother. She spent most of her life on a dairy farm. Although she didn’t have a lot of places to go to dress up,that didn’t stop her from buying stylish pieces. She taught me that if you find something you love, buy it more than one color and that every shopping trip should involve buying a pair of shoes and perhaps a matching bag :) Without fail, I always get compliments when I wear her costume jewelry.

  30. Moira

    Well, I don’t have facebook, but I would like to be entered in your drawing. My sister is the most stylish person I know – since early high school, she has been wearing her look – changed slightly since then – I don’t know how she does it….

    Have you heard of the book “The Art of Wife-dressing”?

    It is a neat book on fashion, what to have and what not, and simply being well-dressed. And it definitely applies, whether your married or not, to develop your own sense of style.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  31. Cory Anna

    Thank you for the offer! I just “liked” MatchbookMag and am eagerly aniticipating greatness for 2011… :) A stylish person in my life would have to be my mother. She continues to impress me with her ability to throw things together in such a classic, simple, yet magnificent and charming way. That speaks for her home and her attire, but the most stylish thing about her is her southern graciousness and hospitality. Love her!

  32. Kari A

    I have a very stylish best friend – Becca. She and I met in grad school and became fast friends once we realized that we had the same taste (we were both wearing the same pair of red boots!) and dreams – to move to New York. Well we moved here 7.5 years ago. We lived a stylish life together in Manhattan, then apart – for a man, then together in Brooklyn, then apart – for a different man. Now I am recently married and she just moved back home to Alabama. I would love to win these, and send her the “Style” book. I will keep “Manners” for myself and we can pledge to switch off the “Occasions” whenever we see each other. They aren’t the red boots, but it would be nice to share something again.

  33. lily

    My best friend is by far one of the most stylish people I know – she has her entire aesthetic down to a t, and keeps it so elegantly simple. While I pride myself on my own eclectic and sometimes edgy style, I constantly look to her pulled-together glamour for inspiration.

  34. Cathy

    I’m a fan on Facebook!

    I have a good friend that is by far the most stylish person I know. She is always so put together and always knows how to layer her pieces and mixes her colours beautifully!

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