Synopses & Reviews
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 7 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. Every day, before you leave the house,” they instructed Lady Pear, after giving her some standard style recommendations, look in the mirror and tell yourself, Everyone wants to be me or do me.'” 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 constitutes 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.
“Full of beauty tips, tricks and artists’ secrets, in How to Look Expensive,
veteran beauty editor Andrea Lustig helps real women determine exactly what they need to look and feel pretty powerful and make every beauty dollar they spend really count.”
—Bobbi Brown “Andrea has a journalist’s eye in a beauty editor’s body: She knows what’s new, understands what works, and can sniff out hype a mile away.”
—Cindi Leive “There are too many beauty books on the shelves, so the bar for actually buying one is high. This one leaps it, with room to spare. […] The philosophy behind this book is both wise and doable: Maintenance is important, but you can go overboard.”
—The Wall Street Journal “Perfect highlights, flawless makeup, and glowing skin were once high-maintenance, high-cost endeavors. Not anymore. Beauty insider Andrea Lustig pulls back the curtain to show us how those in-the-know do it better and less expensively. This book's not a deal, it's a steal!”
—Jean Chatzky, Financial Editor, NBC Today "As a seasoned editor and beauty industry expert, Andrea's ultimate style guide uncovers a wealth of behind the scenes beauty secrets that have allowed many of the world's most glamorous and stylish women to always look their absolute best. This approachable, authentic book is chock-full of tips for every woman to look beautiful and chic without breaking the bank."
—Frederic Fekkai "Busy women everywhere will appreciate Andrea's sense of what works, and her expert ability to highlight the necessities for easy, glamorous beauty. This book is the perfect go-to for anyone looking to keep their beauty regimen fresh!"
—Giada De Laurentiis “Andrea distills all the best beauty secrets in this fun, witty read.”
—Tory Burch "The new beauty book I swear by"—Self.com “She promises and delivers on providing beauty advice on hair, cosmetics and clothes that will make you feel like a million bucks without actually spending it.”—The Washington Post “She reveals the power tools in her arsenal, and provides affordable and D.I.Y. alternatives for her cosmetic weaponry.”—The New York Times “Glamour magazine's "Beauty Sleuth" columnist gives a million dollars worth of practical beauty advice for $25 in How to Look Expensive."—The Florida Times-Union
If you’ve ever wondered how to climb the social ladder with grace, how to feel confident in every situation, or even how to make a lasting impression (but not the kind that lands you on the latest “Worst Dressed List”)—Derek Blasberg is here, with quotes and secrets from all the socialites so girls everywhere can learn how to have class.
This hilarious handbook will provide everything you need to know about fashion, socializing, dating, and etiquette. With tons of practical tips and tools for learning to flaunt what you’ve got, dozens of specific how-tos, common no- nos, and huge blunders that even smart girls make, this tongue-in-cheek book will train you to be a lady, and not a tramp!
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Glamour's "Beauty Sleuth" reveals tricks of the trade to help you look fabulously high-end—in any economy.
Andrea Pomerantz Lustig has spent twenty years as a beauty editor, and her contact list is packed with the names of the most exclusive stylists in the business.In How to Look Expensive, she combines her own experience with highly coveted secrets she's learned from the experts to help readers achieve buttery highlights, luminous skin, flawless makeup, and more, all on a budget. Delivering red-carpet looks without putting readers in the red, tips include:
• How to get expensive-looking hair color at an inexpensive salon
• Superluxe DIY skincare cocktails for less than $20
• The cheap cosmetic secrets of expensive makeup artists
• Tips for princess-perfect skin on a pauper’s budget
• “Work Your Beauty Budget” sections that help you make the most of every dollar
With How to Look Expensive, every woman can afford to get gold-card gorgeous, and reap the self-confidence that comes with it.
So Bad Theyand#39;re Great profiles the most accomplished assholes from the last 100 years, marveling at how they turned bad behavior into a virtue. After all, Kanye West is certainly a brilliant musician and performer, but his antics at the Grammys (and elsewhere) are what turned him into a national obsession. Often, by simple instinct, people as varied as Walt Disney, Ernest Hemingway, Paris Hilton, Donald Trump, and Justin Bieber have been able to profit from their own worst instincts. So how do they do it? This is the question at the center of each of these 50 hilarious, loving profiles.
About the Author
The bloggers behind the massively popular site Tom and Lorenzo, Tom Fitzgerald and Lorenzo Marquez offer their unique take on all things fashion and pop culture-related every day to an audience of over 7 million readers a month and over 100,000 Twitter followers. They've appeared three times on the Sundance Channel's "All on the Line, with Joe Zee," in which Joe called them "two of the most important fashion bloggers today," made a dozen-plus appearances on Sirius XM Radio's "The Derek and Romaine Show," and have been profiled, quoted or interviewed by the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Los Angeles Times, The Philadelphia Daily News, Long Island Newsday, National Public Radio, Entertainment Weekly, People, Vanity Fair, Elle magazine, Rolling Stone, The Daily Telegraph, The Huffington Post, Slate, The Guardian, and Newsweek, among others. They live in Philadelphia.