Book Review: V ♡ V: A Life & Style Diary by Vern & Verniece EncisoTuesday, September 01, 2015
V ♡ V: A Life & Style Diary by Vern & Verniece Enciso
(Started & Finished: August 24, 2015)
What To Expect:
Review: 1 star
Publication Date: August 2014
Source: Summit Publishing Co., Inc.
I got this book randomly in the office. I found it and asked where it came from. When I was told that no one wants it, I called dibs. I am familiar with these two Filipina fashion bloggers. I respect and admire how great they are doing in the industry, and on how good they are when it comes to building their brand. They truly found their niche and they are definitely one of those who rule it.
They wrote and published this book last year, and of course, most of us can't help but envy them for doing so in such a young age. I have to be honest, but I also got curious on what's inside plus I could tick off another item from my 2015 Reading Challenge! I expected it to be full of insights about fashion and beauty, maybe also about their branding, a thorough explanation on their blog journey, and tips that I haven't heard before. But obviously, I am way getting ahead of myself. For such a thin book, those pages will not be enough for what I am looking for.
What I appreciate about it is that the book is affordable for everyone, especially girls on a budget, to buy it. It's accessible and it was made to be relatable. A lot of people has this mindset that fashion blogging is just teaching other girls to be superficial. But at least in this way, they could show their readers that they are also just within reach, they also experience the things most normal girls go through, and that you don't have a lot of money to be stylish. This book, in short, serves as an aspirational token for their readers.
On the downside, I feel like there are more photos rather than vital information. More cute doodles than tips. I wished they squished more writing in this teenie, tiny book. There's not much difference in reading this and their blog. There's clearly a very thin line. If ever they will write a sequel or another, I wish and hope that there will be more for it to be worthy of every single peso a reader will spend. More write-ups and do more research.
Overall, it was still an interesting and very short read. If you are looking for something to mindlessly browse, go check this out. You can also get basic styling and beauty tips in here. It's also a good substitute for a magazine.
Happy Reading Everyone!
Love lots, xx