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The Thoughtful Dresser: The Art of Adornment, the Pleasures of Shopping, and Why Clothes Matter

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You can't have depths without surfaces, says Linda Grant in her lively and provocative new book, The Thoughtful Dresser, a thinking woman's guide to what we wear.

For centuries, an interest in clothes has been dismissed as the trivial pursuit of vain, empty-headed women. Yet, clothes matter, whether you are interested in fashion or not, because how we choose to dress defines who we are. How we look and what we wear tells a story. Some stories are simple, like the teenager trying to fit in, or the woman turning fifty renouncing invisibility. Some are profound, like that of the immigrant who arrives in a new country and works to blend in by changing the way she dresses, or of the woman whose hat saved her life in Nazi Germany.

The Thoughtful Dresser celebrates the pleasure of adornment and is an elegant meditation on our relationship with what we wear and the significance of clothes as the most intimate but also public expressions of our identity.

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"A quick read that fashion enthusiasts will appreciate the most, but readers beyond that demographic will appreciate Grant's approach and will find themselves rethinking their views on fashion and clothes." Library Journal

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The Thoughtful Dresser is a thinking woman's guide to our relationship with what we wear: why we want to look our best and why it matters.

Synopsis:

“You can’t have depths without surfaces,” says Linda Grant in her lively and provocative new book, The thoughtful Dresser, a thinking woman’s guide to what we wear. For centuries, an interest in clothes has been dismissed as the trivial pursuit of vain, empty-headed women. Yet, clothes matter, whether you are interested in fashion or not, because how we choose to dress defines who we are. How we look and what we wear tells a story. Some stories are simple, like the teenager trying to fit in, or the woman turning fifty renouncing invisibility. Some are profound, like that of the immigrant who arrives in a new country and works to blend in by changing the way she dresses, or of the woman whose hat saved her life in Nazi Germany.

The Thoughtful Dresser celebrates the pleasure of adornment and is an elegant meditation on our relationship with what we wear and the significance of clothes as the most intimate but also public expressions of our identity.

About the Author

Linda Grant is a novelist and journalist. She won the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2000 and the Lettre Ulysses Award for the Art of Reportage in 2006. She writes for the Guardian, Telegraph, and Vogue. She lives in North London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781439158814
Author:
Grant, Linda
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Subject:
Beauty & Grooming - General
Subject:
Customs & Traditions
Subject:
Social Psychology
Subject:
Clothing and dress
Subject:
Shopping
Subject:
Beauty and Fashion-Beauty General
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20100431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 7.245 oz

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Product details 224 pages Scribner Book Company - English 9781439158814 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A quick read that fashion enthusiasts will appreciate the most, but readers beyond that demographic will appreciate Grant's approach and will find themselves rethinking their views on fashion and clothes."
"Synopsis" by , The Thoughtful Dresser is a thinking woman's guide to our relationship with what we wear: why we want to look our best and why it matters.
"Synopsis" by , “You can’t have depths without surfaces,” says Linda Grant in her lively and provocative new book, The thoughtful Dresser, a thinking woman’s guide to what we wear. For centuries, an interest in clothes has been dismissed as the trivial pursuit of vain, empty-headed women. Yet, clothes matter, whether you are interested in fashion or not, because how we choose to dress defines who we are. How we look and what we wear tells a story. Some stories are simple, like the teenager trying to fit in, or the woman turning fifty renouncing invisibility. Some are profound, like that of the immigrant who arrives in a new country and works to blend in by changing the way she dresses, or of the woman whose hat saved her life in Nazi Germany.

The Thoughtful Dresser celebrates the pleasure of adornment and is an elegant meditation on our relationship with what we wear and the significance of clothes as the most intimate but also public expressions of our identity.

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