A small departure here from the norm, this is a review of a girls' book!
Fashion Doodles is a perfect book for all those budding fashion designers, which is pretty much applies to nearly all 9-12 year old girls, my niece is no exception. The book provides plenty of part-sketched images of models and their clothing or accessories, and I say part-sketched because the main area of the figure from the neck to the knees is missing. It allows the 'designer' to decide on the outfit to be worn and can be sketched in. At the back of the book is a large selection of prints and patterns which can be cut out into the clothing shapes and stuck onto the 'models'.
The book is split into a 'Spring/Summer' collection and visits all the major fashion weeks, and the format is then repeated for the 'Autumn/Winter' collection. There are doodles to create hair styles and make-up palettes too, alongside the accessories which can be chosen.
This is a really fun book for young ladies exploring ideas about their own style and gives them plenty of opportunity to release their creativity. I really like that it's not just 'draw an outfit' but taps into their design instincts by providing them with a range of patterned and coloured paper to make those outfits out of.
The Fashion Experts Fashion Doodle Scrapbook is available to buy from Top That! Publishing for £9.99 although it is currently available for the bargain price of £8.99.
I was sent a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. My opinion is honest and unbiased.