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Gunn's Golden Rules: Life's Little Lessons for Making It Workby Tim Gunn
Synopses & Reviews
On the runway of life, Tim Gunn is the perfect life coach.
Youve watched him mentor talented designers on the hit television show Project Runway. Now the inimitable Tim Gunn shares his personal secrets for “making it work”—in your career, relationships, and life. Filled with delightfully dishy stories of fashions greatest divas, behind-the-scenes glimpses of Runways biggest drama queens, and never-before-revealed insights into Tims private life, Gunns Golden Rules is like no other how-to book youve ever read.
In the world according to Tim, there are no shortcuts to success. Hard work, creativity, and skill are just the beginning. By following eighteen tried-and-true principles, you can apply Tims rules to anything you set your mind to. Youll learn why Tim frowns on displays of bad behavior, like the vitriolic outburst by Martha Stewarts daughter about her mothers name-brand merchandise. Youll discover the downfalls of divadom as he describes Vogues André Leon Talley being hand-fed grapes and Anna Wintour being carried downstairs by her bodyguards. And youll get Tims view on the backstabbing by one designer on Project Runway and how it brilliantly backfired.
Then there are his down-to-earth guidelines for making life better—for yourself and others—in small and large ways, especially in an age that favors comfort over politeness, ease over style. Texting at the dinner table? Wearing shorts to the theater? Not in Tims book. Living a well-mannered life of integrity and character is hard work, he admits, but the rewards are many: being a good friend, being glamorous and attractive, and being a success— much like Tim himself!
He is never one to mince words. But Tim Gunn is always warm, witty, wise, and wonderfully supportive— just the mentor you need to design a happy, creative, and fulfilling life that will never go out of style.
A beloved television personality and fashion consultant offers a simple, accessible guidebook to help readers navigate all aspects of life. He dishes out frank, witty, and practical advice in a way that gives readers the feeling of a face-to-face encounter.
Tom and Lorenzo began blogging in 2006 with a fansite for the show Project Runway. In response to demand from their readers, they expanded to cover celebrity fashion, couture, red carpet commentary and other TV shows and TLo (as their "bitter kittens" call them) has become a household name, reaching more than 4 million visitors a month.
Thanks to their biting, insightful commentary on celebrity style, they started getting sweet missives from pear-shaped ladies who needed a boost of confidence more than fashion advice. and#147;Every day, before you leave the house,and#8221; they instructed Lady Pear, after giving her some standard style recommendations, and#147;look in the mirror and tell yourself, and#145;Everyone wants to be me or do me.'and#8221; In this book, they explore the celebrity image and style culture with their trademark acerbic wit, from starlet meltdowns to publicity seeking pregnancies to red carpet disasters, along the way offering readers funny but inspiring takeaways and advice on understanding what consitutes great style and confident self-image: Know the venue, know the image you want to project, and sell it, sell it, sell it.
Brimming with insight, humor, and takedowns of the myths of the celebrity culture, this book offers the best of the friends readers want picking out their clothes every morning and gossiping over the newest issue of Vogue.
About the Author
Beloved pop culture icon and New York Times bestselling author Tim Gunn is best known as the Emmy Award–winning host of Project Runway. He also hosted two seasons of his own Bravo makeover series, Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style, and was the host of the reality TV series Under the Gunn.
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