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As the only Project Runway winner to really graduate to the status of sought-after designer, Christian Siriano is charging head-on with personal brand. Starbucks partnered with him for an as-yet-unveiled holiday project, and he's even signed on to create a full couture collection for Uma Thurman in the upcoming movie Eloise In Paris.
Most recently however, he's followed in the footsteps of Project Runway judges Nina Garcia and Tim Gunn by publishing a book. Called "Fierce Style: How To Be Your Most Fabulous Self," the tome is due out during the first week of October. Here's how Amazon.com describes it:
He helps readers discover how to look, feel, and act fierce in everyday life. With tips from some of fashion and Hollywood's biggest names?including Victoria Beckham, Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia, and Vanessa Williams?along with gorgeous original sketches by Christian, never-before-heard stories, and behind-the-scenes photos, he tells his journey of developing his own fashion sense and overcoming obstacles to success. Giving advice on creating personal style, sharing tips on building self-confidence, and revealing his own list of fashion dos and don'ts, Christian shows how to use one's unique strengths to get ahead?and go from tickity-tack to totally flawless.