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Eccentric Glamour: Creating an Insanely More Fabulous You

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Publisher Comments:

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!

Synopsis:

Celebrated style arbiter Doonan offers a tongue-in-chic guide to personal style for women who want to break out of the retail-chain doldrums. An antidote to the epidemic of slutty dressing, "Eccentric Glamour" teaches women how to create an original style. 15 b&w illustrations.

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About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

INTRODUCTIONS

CHAPTER 1
Simone de Beauvoir Was Totally Hot
Say no to ho and yes to eccentric glamour

PROFILE
Tilda Swinton

CHAPTER 2
A Small Quantity of Spit
Guarding your self-esteem, not to mention your maquillage

PROFILE
Dita Von Teese

CHAPTER 3
What the Hookers Are Wearing
The meaning of snakeskin culottes

PROFILE
Iman

CHAPTER 4
Freud's Handbag
Nobody wants an old clutch

PROFILE
Isabel Toledo

CHAPTER 5
Call Ghost Bustiers
Exorcising your vintage clothing

PROFILE
Mr. Mickey Boardman

CHAPTER 6
Aunt Sylvia's Fanny Pack
A career à la mode

PROFILE
Iris Apfel

CHAPTER 7
Looking Cher
Tempus fugit, so get used to it

PROFILE
Alexandra Jacobs

CHAPTER 8
Who Killed Joie de Vivre?
Squeeze a lemon on the cat and shout, "Sourpuss!"

PROFILE
Malcolm Gladwell

CHAPTER 9
Frenchwomen Don't Know Diddly
Vive la vulgarité!

PROFILE
Kelly Wearstler

CHAPTER 10
A Large Woman on a Small Stool
An etiquette for the twenty-first century

PROFILE
Amy Fine Collins

CHAPTER 11
A-List Celebs Don't Puke in Their Purses
Fame and the glam eccentric

PROFILE
Lynn Yaeger

CHAPTER 12
Hurl Your Arms Heavenward
A glam eccentric guide to weight loss

PROFILE
Beth Rudin DeWoody

CHAPTER 13
Soothing or Annoying
The glam eccentric guide to love

PROFILE
Lucy Liu

CHAPTER 14
Splash Your Breasts with Ice-Cold Water
Lousy advice with chilling consequences

PROFILE
Hamish Bowles

CHAPTER 15
Dressing Down Is a Crime Against Humanity
Don't hide your eccentric glamour under a bushel

POSTSCRIPT
Isabella Blow

Product Details

ISBN:
9781416535430
Subtitle:
Creating an Insanely More Fabulous You
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Photographer:
Lowit, Roxanne
Author:
Doonan, Simon
Author:
Doonan, Simo
Author:
Lowit, Roxanne
Author:
N
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Beauty, Personal
Subject:
Beauty & Grooming - General
Subject:
General Humor
Subject:
Women -- Psychology.
Publication Date:
April 2008
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
268
Dimensions:
8.68x5.96x.91 in. 1.13 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Celebrated style arbiter Doonan offers a tongue-in-chic guide to personal style for women who want to break out of the retail-chain doldrums. An antidote to the epidemic of slutty dressing, "Eccentric Glamour" teaches women how to create an original style. 15 b&w illustrations.
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