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Fabulous Girls Guide To Decorum

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A Primer for the Fabulous Girl in Training

"You know the Fabulous Girl, don't you? She's Holly Golightly, the girl you must have at your cocktail party. She's smart, fun, stylish, and of course, beautifully well mannered. She's the friend who always knows when you need a shoe-shopping expedition to lift your spirits. She's the one who calls you after your disastrous dinner party and insists that she had a marvellous time. She's the girl you admire, the girl you want to be."

From etiquette experts Kim Izzo and Ceri March comes the perfect book for perfect manners. Witty and playful, The Fabulous Girl's Guide to Decorum provides invaluable advice for the thoroughly modern woman.

The Fabulous Girl's Guide to Decorum recognized the importance that work now plays in women's lives. Advice is offered on how to present yourself at an interview, how to socialize with workmates without breaching professional barriers, how to remain poised when overlooked for promotion, and how to maintain the respect and admiration of colleagues after you become the boss.

Outside of the workplace, in a tart yet helpful tone, Izzo and Marsh address issues of urban life, friendship, family, entertaining, romance and sex (because we all know romance and sex are not the same). There are rules for conducting one-night stands, tips for balancing the demands of old friends and new lovers, suggestions for throwing the perfect dinner party and what to do when it all goes horribly wrong.

Woven throughout the book is the story of the Fabulous Girl as she learns to glide gracefully through her days, vividly bringing to life the principles of decorum.

As essential as her little black dress, and as elegant and practical, The Fabulous Girl's Guide to Decorum is something no woman should be without.

Beautifully designed in original trade paperback format with spot illustrations throughout, The Fabulous Girl's Guide to Decorum is an ideal gift for weddings, graduations or celebrations of friendship.

About the Author

Kim Izzo is a freelance writer and frequent contributor to various newspapers and magazines including The Globe and Mail, Report on Business magazine, Style, FASHION magazine and Flare. She has also worked in television as a field producer for several years on series such as Harrowsmith Country Life, Flare TV, Entertainment Tonight and Access Hollywood. Kim currently divides her time between Los Angeles and Toronto.

Ceri Marsh is the fashion news director at FASHION magazine, and was previously fashion editor at The Globe and Mail. Her articles have appeared frequently in magazines such as Toronto Life, Saturday Night, Report on Business magazine and Flare.

Marsh and Izzo currently write a weekly etiquette column for The Globe and Mail entitled "Urban Decorum."

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction

The Workplace

“I was praying this morning that you wouldnt ...”

Work

Entering the Workforce

Jill Jobs

Be Nice to the Little People

On-the-Job Etiquette

Promotion Etiquette

Moving Up

Socializing with Colleagues and Co-workers

Office Romances

What Youre Worth and When Its Not Enough

Bidding Adieu

“I wasnt sure, but I think it bugged Missy that ...”

Society

“So, yay me! I had this great new job. I could ...”

Society

Your People

The Fabulous Girl Aesthetic

Nice and Rude

Funerals

Introductions, Salutations and Social Intercourse

Street Etiquette

The Well-Mannered Traveller

Shopping

The Telephone

Restaurants

Pregnant Women

The Haves and Have-nots: Children

Famous Friends

Events

People in your Neighbourhood

The Nouveau Riche

“The following weekend was the National Magazine Award party ...”

Friendship

“Cardboard. No, not cardboard. Another C. Carpet ...”

Friendship

Girl Time

Troubleshooting

FGs like Gilt not Guilt

Ending Hold-Over Friendships

Mo Money

Soap Dish

Relationships and Friendships

Fair-Weather Friends

Kill the Messenger: Gossip

Three Musketeers?

Married Friends and Their Little Angels

Stalking and Other Bad Ideas

Men Friends

The Fabulous Girls Perfect Day Shopping with her best FG

“I knocked on Missys door at around 11:30 that night ...”

Sex and Courtship

“When youre only seeing someone on the weekend ...”

Sex and Courtship

The Art of Flirting

First Dates

Post-First Date

Cancelling a Date

When to Move from Supper to Sex

Admitting Important Facts

Sex, Sex, Sex

Dating Variations

“I wondered if there would be a message from G.G. ...”

Couples

“There we all were, about to partake in our first ...”

Couples

The Real Rules

Jealousy and the “X” Factor

His Issues

Gift-Giving

Family and Friends

Living Together

Breaking Up

“Things were cooking along until I noticed that Groovy ...”

Weddings and Divorce

“Suddenly Missy was the coolest girl ...”

Weddings

Divorces

“A couple of weeks after the wedding I started ...”

Home

“Of course, Missys marriage had also meant yet ...”

Home

Roommates

What the Fabulous Girl Needs

Housework

Decorating

House Guests

Cooking

Music

Buying Your First Home

Budgeting

“I just hate it when I have to wait around here ...”

Entertaining

“After so much fun living like a grown-up...”

The Zen of Hostessing

The Guest List

Invitations

The Dinner Party

The Cocktail Party

Accidents and Other Fiascoes

Dress Codes

The End

The Gracious Guest

Dealing with the Press at Your Parties

“Six months went by and I attended many dinner parties ...”

Fabulous Girl Epilogue

“The next day Missy rang up Elenor at work ...”

Acknowledgements

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385259903
Author:
Izzo, Kim
Publisher:
Anchor Canada
Author:
Marsh, Ceri
Location:
Toronto
Subject:
Etiquette for women
Subject:
Savoir-vivre
Subject:
Etiquette
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 1887
Publication Date:
20011030
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Illustrations:
LINE DRAWINGS THROUGHOUT
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
8.24 x 5.75 x .81 in .7994 lb

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