Eccentric Glamour: Creating an Insanely More Fabulous You (Google eBook)
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - amandajoy30 - LibraryThing
Kinda fun, kinda odd. Mostly a humorous read. The parts about being yourself and embracing your quirks were good. For the most part as far as fashion goes, it was a little unreasonable and over the top for the average person. Read full review
Review: Eccentric Glamour: Creating an Insanely More Fabulous YouUser Review - Ctny - Goodreads
I took none of his advice to heart. Glamour is not for moi.(Thank the heavens!) He advises women to choose a "signature" shade of lipstick and perfume and never change it. Yeah, dude, not going to happen. He's a silly Irishman in New York and I love his quips. Read full review
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