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A Year in High Heels: The Girl's Guide to Everything from Jane Austen to the A-List

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From rocking red shoes in summer to perfecting your postholiday thank-you notes, A Year in High Heels is the ultimate style guide for all fashion-forward females. Fashion journalist and bestselling author Camilla Morton has gathered together an eclectic collection of inspiring suggestions, sensible advice, and surprising how-tos to guide every glamour girl through the year—with witty, smart, and fun tips on how to walk the red carpet, curate an exhibition, blog your way to fame, spice up your public speaking, and make even the mundane magical.

Gisele Bündchen, Diane von Furstenberg, Matthew Williamson, and other fashion icons share secret tips on where to find inspiration; while Dita Von Teese, Anya Hindmarch, and Christian Lacroix explain how to tease, how to go green, and how to appreciate opera. Filled with unique challenges and infinitely fun ideas, this is the guide to a guaranteed extraordinary year!

Review:

"Despite a little help from friends in high fashion places, including a foreword written by Manolo Blahnik, Morton's follow-up to her debut book How to Walk in High Heels is an unsuccessful pastiche of historical facts, shoe styles, recipes and juxtaposing tips like 'How to be A-list' and 'How to say something meaningful.' The book is arranged in calendar form, with each month including cultural tips and information and a 'Muse of the Month' profile of famous women like Jane Austen and Cleopatra. While trying to appeal to both sides of the Atlantic, the London writer misses the mark by trying too hard to be all-inclusive, especially where holidays are concerned. The sheer volume of historical facts — including when Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross, when Disneyland opened in America and when Mata Hari was born — seem like they were compiled purely to fill in the bits between international dispatches from famous fashionistas like Giorgio Armani and Diane von Furstenberg and are out of place next to a section titled 'How to moonwalk the Michael Jackson way.' B&w illus." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

About the Author

Camilla Morton is a London-based fashion writer and the author of the UK bestseller How to Walk in High Heels. She writes for several magazines and newspapers, and divides her time between London and Paris.

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ISBN:
9780061673603
Author:
Morton, Camilla
Publisher:
Harper Paperbacks
Author:
by Camilla Morton
Author:
Mort
Author:
on, Camilla
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Beauty, Personal
Subject:
Beauty & Grooming - General
Subject:
General Health & Fitness
Subject:
Beauty and Fashion-Beauty General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20081131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.13 in 17.68 oz

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Despite a little help from friends in high fashion places, including a foreword written by Manolo Blahnik, Morton's follow-up to her debut book How to Walk in High Heels is an unsuccessful pastiche of historical facts, shoe styles, recipes and juxtaposing tips like 'How to be A-list' and 'How to say something meaningful.' The book is arranged in calendar form, with each month including cultural tips and information and a 'Muse of the Month' profile of famous women like Jane Austen and Cleopatra. While trying to appeal to both sides of the Atlantic, the London writer misses the mark by trying too hard to be all-inclusive, especially where holidays are concerned. The sheer volume of historical facts — including when Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross, when Disneyland opened in America and when Mata Hari was born — seem like they were compiled purely to fill in the bits between international dispatches from famous fashionistas like Giorgio Armani and Diane von Furstenberg and are out of place next to a section titled 'How to moonwalk the Michael Jackson way.' B&w illus." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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