Synopses & Reviews
It's the real thing. It's about getting your life together. It's about looking damn fine. It's about man handling. It's about the casa question. About solitude. About stain removal. Whether you're a young woman just out of school and starting a career or a successful thirty-something, if you're still wasting time looking for stockings that match or struggling to keep on top of credit card bills, you need help. And not a glossy monthly's unattainable idea of help, but the stuff that works--the nuts and bolts.
Anna Johnson's Three Black Skirts is the book that delivers. In a voice that's knowing, smart, hip and funny--and with the author's own retro illustrations to match--Ms. Johnson cuts right to the core of the chaos that passes for life today and shows how to find order, balance, fulfillment. She covers it all: health, dating, career moves, finances, entertaining, body image, sex, and, of course, the indispensability of owning three black skirts. She offers the twenty basics for money management, and three keys for shopaholics to gain control over their passion. A workshop to build better food habits. Ten ways to get to sleep. Dress codes to the major cities. A Schmoozer's Guide to Compliments. Principles of Modern Courtship. And everything in between, from an extensive stain removal chart to eleven ideas for reawakening your spiritual life.
Balance, Strength, Well-Being and a Killer Wardrobe
THE MAXIMS OF CHIC
16 MONEY RULES
GRACE UNDER PRESSURE ENTERTAINING
LOVE THE 15 MYTHS
BODY IMAGE BOOSTERS
MEDITATION, YOGA, RETREATS, AND FINDING THE SPIRITUAL LIFE
It's about solitude. It's about stain removal. It's about beauty, and what to do when feeling blue. It's about attitude and atomizers, stock funds and stockings that match. It's about life your life and how to get it together.
In a smart, funny, and refreshingly down to earth survival guide, Anna Johnson covers it all: health, dating money, career moves, style, sex, nutrition, responsibility, home dEcor, body image, friendship. And, of course, the indispensability of owning three black skirts one to seduce, one to succeed, one to slob out in. What else is there?
AUTHOR BIO: Anna Johnson has written for Elle, Vanity Fair, Vogue UK and Australia, Conde Nast Traveler, and Marie Claire Lifestyle. She's a correspondent for Foxtel's program By Design. Born in London, she currently divides her time between New York City and Sydney, Australia.
About the Author
Anna Johnson has written for Elle, Vanity Fair, Vogue UK and Australia, Conde Nast Traveler, and Marie Claire Lifestyle. Shes a correspondent for Foxtels program By Design. Born in London, she currently divides her time between New York City and Sydney, Australia.
Table of Contents
WELL - BEING
BALANCE: The Whole Shebang (3)
BODY IMAGE: A Love Letter to Your Bottom (11)
NUTRITION: Soul Food (17)
SEX ENERGY: Diary of a Super-Sensualist (25)
CHIC: Untouchable Style (33)
THREE BLACK SKIRTS: Wardrobe Taming (43)
LOOKING DAMN FINE: Unsnooty Beauty (49)
D Office Survival (131)
HAVING IT ALL? A Mother of a Job (139)
MISERY: Twelve Shades of Blue (147)
JOY: Tickle Your Fancy (157)
COMMUNICATION: Can We Talk? (165)
FRIENDSHIP: Forget - Me - Nots (173)
DATING: Perfumed Anxiety (183)
LOVE: Myth vs. Reality (197)
SOLITUDE: The Wellspring (205)
SPIRITUAL LIFE: Light Your Fire (213)
ECO GIRL: Green Ideas (223)
POLITICAL RESPONSIBILITY: Change to World (231)