FASHION & STYLE
MAGGIE ALDERSON, novelist, philosopher of fashion and arbiter of style, brings us a new collection of her much-loved Style Notes column.
Find out why men hate shopping and why women love wearing clothes men hate. Share the frustration of the search for the perfect Walkable Heeled Shoe and consider whether a size ‘large’ item of clothing is acceptable as a gift.
Learn why it’s good if your child is too embarrassed to be seen with you, and how to harness your life force through the power of yoga – and liberally applied make-up.
Discover some key terms for the fashion addicted – Show Crow, Bag Hag and Fleabag – and work out where you fit on the spectrum.
Warm, witty and wise, Style Notes is the ultimate insider’s guide – a knowledgeable but not-too-serious take on the wonders and weirdness of the world of fashion, style and life beyond.
Is it OK to wear a bikini after forty?
What about peacock-blue toenail polish with bright-white hair and a faceful of slap?
If you don’t bother with make-up, bosom upholstery and foot facials are you letting yourself go, or just letting go?
Just what are the rules for older women, and who on earth makes them?
With her trademark wit and insight, much-loved novelist and journalist Maggie Alderson takes an honest look at ageing and asks the hard questions, such as who invented the ‘natural-look’ nipple concealer, and why? She tackles issues of gravity – the knees like fallen souffles, the ruched mummy tummy – and offers sage advice on what to do if you find yourself in a yoga class with a supermodel. She bemoans the passing of youth, but revels in the opportunities that age offers to be clearer, smarter, wiser and bossier (in the best possible way). If you’ve had it up to here with being told it’s all downhill after forty, this is the book for you.
‘Have you ever wondered why even the truly stylish find it hard to do smart casual? Why all men look like James Bond in dinner jackets? Why all four-year-old girls are obsessed with pink? Why fashionable people always wear black? Why blondes have less fun? Or why some people will spend $6000 on a handbag?
This book will explain all of these mysteries and many more. And even if you’ve never pondered any of these issues, Maggie Alderson will amuse and entertain you with her finely tuned observations about everything from global style icons to when to wear that perfect red dress, with the leopardskin shoes, of course. Australia’s wittiest fashion and lifestyle commentator delivers a delightful bundle of wicked charm.
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