Eccentric Glamour: Creating an Insanely More Fabulous You (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Apr 8, 2008 - Humor - 288 pages
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Glamorous eccentrics are irresistible people. They are irreverent, occasionally impertinent, a tad mysterious, charming, often self-invented, good at applying eyeliner, and above all nonconformist. They are a fabulous confection of style, self-empowerment, and black patent sling backs. Everyone wants to be one, but how? Ubiquitous style guru Simon Doonan has the answer.

By no means a typical how-to manual, Eccentric Glamour is a mixture of cultural commentary and personal disclosure, generously seasoned with gushings of wildly dictatorial, provocative, and reckless style advice. Through cautionary tales and inspirational examples, Doonan shows how to develop your own brand of eccentric glamour -- by magnifying everything that is already unique and idiosyncratic about you.

In these comic essays, interspersed with one-on-one interviews with some of the world's most glamorous eccentrics (including Iman, Lucy Liu, Tilda Swinton, Malcolm Gladwell, and many more), Simon Doonan offers the women of America an alternative to the cheapness and tackiness that currently pass for personal style. Eccentric Glamour is intended as an antidote to the epidemic of slutty dressing and porno-chic that has taken over since the arrival of Paris Hilton and Anna Nicole Smith (may she rest in peace). While the typical TV boobs 'n' Botox makeovers force every woman to look the same, the transformations this book strives to inspire are the very opposite. Dressing like a ho is not just bad taste but boring! In Simon Doonan's book, conformity is the only crime and dressing down the only faux pas.

Eccentric Glamour is every woman's birthright. SO SAY NO TO HO!...and yes to ECCENTRIC GLAMOUR!
  

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I would definitely have liked more photographs. - Goodreads
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This was a light-hearted fast read, but not very funny or useful. I'd recommend I Love Your Style for great advice on eccentric/glamorous dressing. Read full review

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User Review  - Ellen Zacarias - Goodreads

A charming style guide written by a charismatic gay man. While his love of drama, bad advice, and loud cell phone conversations may make me recoil in fear should I ever meet him in real life, I am in ... Read full review

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Contents

CHAPTER
1
PROFILE
29
PROFILE
47
PROFILE
65
Freuds Handbag
69
PROFILE
75
PROFILE
87
CHAPTER 6
93
PROFILE
139
PROFILE
153
PROFILE
169
PROFILE
177
LYNN YAEGER
187
A glam eccentricguide to weight loss
191
PROFILE
211
PROFILE
233

PROFILE
103
PROFILE
121
Who Killed Joie de Vivre?
125
PROFILE
249
POSTSCRIPT
265
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About the author (2008)

Simon Doonan is the bestselling author of Wacky Chicks and Confessions of a Window Dresser. In addition to his role as creative director of Barneys New York, Simon writes the "Simon Says" column for The New York Observer. He frequently contributes observations and opinions to myriad other publications and television shows. He is a regular commentator on VH1, the Trio network, and Full Frontal Fashion. He lives in New York City with his partner, Jonathan Adler, and his Norwich terrier, Liberace.

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