How to Walk in High Heels: The Girl's Guide to Everything (英語) ハードカバー – 2005/9/19
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From appreciating wine to understanding modern art, placing a bet to playing poker, wearing a hat to finding the mains, changing a tyre to loading an i-pod, "How to Walk in High Heels" helps you navigate life's challenges with style. Camilla has been ably assisted by a host of experts including Vivienne Westwood, Manolo Blahnik and Kylie, who offer tips on everything from the perfect poached egg to looking good in a photo. Funny and informative, packed with great quotes and fascinating facts, this will transform your approach to everything from getting dressed to hanging wallpaper. Turn your exasperated aaaaarrrrrghs into confident ahhhhs!
Camilla Morton was attending fashion shows long before she was invited. She studied at St Martin's and worked on Vogue. She moved to Paris to polish her look, rather than her French, and worked for John Galliano at Dior. She has written for the Times, The Telegraph Magazine, Harpers Bazaar and Time, among others and was the editor at large on POP. This is her first book.
It also has contributing authors like Heidi Klum on how to dress and build a wardrobe. Just all around fun stuff! So if you are feeling a little girly and you want to dive into the fashion & beauty world, here is your chance!
I purchased this book a few months ago with one goal in mind and that was "How to walk in High Heels" and it did what the title said I learned at the age of 38 how to walk in my very first pair of YVes Saint Laurent Tribute high heels.
Some other reviewers say "oh the writer just told you things that your mom should have already told you" but, take this into consideration... What if you did not have a mom or anyone else to tell or teach you such things how would you learn?
I was an 70's child and in those days most women were single mothers because of divorce, death or choice. Most mothers I knew were too busy trying to bring home the bacon and frying it up in the pan to teach their daughters how to walk in high heels or anything else that even remotely looks June Cleaverish.
When my mom cleaned house she was not wearing stiletto to vacuum nor pearls to get on her hands and knees to wax the kitchen floor. She wore dungarees and some Beta Bullet sneakers for darn near everything and still does(- beta bullets now it is Keds) to this day. Sure, She got dressed for church on Sunday but in our faith women were not allowed to wear makeup, short dress (anything above the ankle was too short) and most of all High heels or as the Elders would call them walking in the shoes of Satan; So I never learned.
The author of this book used her life experiences to teach others how to cope with their lack of knowledge on things like why most women carried oversize purses ( I thought to carry important papers,candy and other junk) or what tea or wine goes with what meal. Yes, I was clueless to these things.
Now I have a young daughter and when she gets older and ask I can pass on this book to her.
The only thing I wish is that the author touch on other things like how to wear a bra correctly and convert shoe and clothes size when you buy these items from overseas.
Now I don't agree with eveything in this book like living above your means but Camilla Morton does try to help like an funny as hell understanding friend.