in partnership with The Carlsbad City Library
About the Event
Adventures by the Book™ is pleased to partner with the Carlsbad City Library and Community Resource Center Resale Stores for a Free Library Adventure with bargain fashionistas, Reise Moore & Allison Engel.
Inspired by the question "What is personal style and where can I get some?", Reise Moore and Allison Engel wrote ThriftStyle as the must-have guide for bargain-hunting fashionistas looking to make a statement. Join us at the Carlsbad City Library with Reise & Allison who will share their inside tips on finding your perfect "Style ID".
During this event, these bargain shoppers will show the audience perfect way to sift through a shop to find hidden treasures that will create an outfit that is both thrifty & stylish. Joined by the CRC Resale Stores of North County, these ladies will demonstrate to the audience the perfect way to style a thrift shop find, based on real outfits brought in from the CRC stores! This fun event will allow the audience to get a clear idea of the “do’s and don’ts” included in Thriftsytle and how to craft the best outfit for their personal fashion.
This free Adventure includes a book discussion, fashion tips, outfit preview from the CRC Thrift Shop, Q&A, book signing, and the opportunity to meet the author up close and personal.
About the Author and Book
Shoppers will learn to navigate the racks of their local consignment shop, spot name brands like Versace, Dior, and Burberry, select the best quality items, and repair secondhand clothes that need some love. Photo-filled chapters on thrifted handbags, jewelry, scarves, and other accessories show what's available and give tips for distinguishing quality items from fakes. Interviews with expert tailors, dry cleaners, shoe repair wizards, and fabric-dyeing professionals explain what makes a damaged piece of clothing worth renovating. Before-and-after photos show what can be done to refashion less-than-perfect finds.
About the Community Resource Center (CRC)
After seeing so many in need in the community, a group of community and business leaders came together to form an organization addressing the homelessness and food issues in the community, forming Community Resource Center. Established in 1979, CRC has grown from providing basic needs for families in crisis, to offering extensive programs that facilitate the safety, stability, and self-sufficiency of low-income and episodically homeless households – including domestic violence (DV) victims.
Event is free and open to the public and registration is not necessary. Seating is limited, so to guarantee your seat, you may obtain free tickets for admission beginning one hour prior to event start time. Find out more at the Carlsbad City Library.
Books will be available at the event for purchase and signing, or pre-order a signed copy below of ThriftStyle to be delivered at the event.