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Eccentric Glamour: Creating an Insanely More Fabulous You [Kindle Edition]

Simon Doonan
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Glamorous eccentrics are irresistible people. They are irreverent, occasionally impertinent, a tad mysterious, charming, often self-invented, good at applying eyeliner, and above all nonconformist. They are a fabulous confection of style, self-empowerment, and black patent sling backs. Everyone wants to be one, but how? Ubiquitous style guru Simon Doonan has the answer.

By no means a typical how-to manual, Eccentric Glamour is a mixture of cultural commentary and personal disclosure, generously seasoned with gushings of wildly dictatorial, provocative, and reckless style advice. Through cautionary tales and inspirational examples, Doonan shows how to develop your own brand of eccentric glamour -- by magnifying everything that is already unique and idiosyncratic about you.

In these comic essays, interspersed with one-on-one interviews with some of the world's most glamorous eccentrics (including Iman, Lucy Liu, Tilda Swinton, Malcolm Gladwell, and many more), Simon Doonan offers the women of America an alternative to the cheapness and tackiness that currently pass for personal style. Eccentric Glamour is intended as an antidote to the epidemic of slutty dressing and porno-chic that has taken over since the arrival of Paris Hilton and Anna Nicole Smith (may she rest in peace). While the typical TV boobs 'n' Botox makeovers force every woman to look the same, the transformations this book strives to inspire are the very opposite. Dressing like a ho is not just bad taste but boring! In Simon Doonan's book, conformity is the only crime and dressing down the only faux pas.

Eccentric Glamour is every woman's birthright. SO SAY NO TO HO!...and yes to ECCENTRIC GLAMOUR!


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"Simon Doonan is a modern Noel Coward with a dash of Auntie Mame and Liberace thrown in for good measure!" --Michael Kors, "Project Runway"

About the Author

Simon Doonan, the creative director at Barney's New York, is the author of NASTY and CONFESSIONS OF A WINDOW DRESSER. He is a columnist for The New York Observer and regular commentator on America's Next Top Model, Full Frontal Fashion and VH1.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 610 KB
  • Print Length: 300 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1416535438
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster; 1 Reprint edition (8 April 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BORKDW8
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #188,335 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars F A B U LO U S!!! 26 May 2009
By Green
Format:Hardcover
Simon Doonan hits a high with this book. exactly as it says, Eccentric Glamous is not the normal glamour one expects. it's slightly twisted and irreverent. which is perfect cause not everyone has it. interviews with Iris Apfel and Tilda Swinton shows how glamorous you can be without looking like you stepped out of OK or heat magazine. goodbye tabloid trash...HELLO a cooloer you!!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Better overdone than underdone 17 July 2009
By Carol
Format:Hardcover
An easy, witty read and quite inspirational. The theme of style helps it all hang together really well. However, having read this and another Doonan book consecutively, I did find a fair bit of repetition and his anecdotes about his partner, Jonathan Adler, seem to have been squeezed in - more relevant for a magazine interview than for this book, I feel.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great cute and silly book 22 Nov. 2009
Format:Paperback
this is a great book written by Simon Doonan who has written some great books such as Beautiful people which is even better then this book not to say this isn't a great book because it is, it's just very different. it's just as the title says about creating an insanely more fabulous you and i can say it works if any thing it give you the encouragement to become a more creative dresser and person in general, that's not to say everyone will enjoy it you have to be quite camp and a little eccentric in the first place to really enjoy this book. if you have read any of his other books you know this is well worth picking up or if you just enjoy fashion it's one hell of a great book GET IT NOW!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book 27 Feb. 2010
Format:Hardcover
Loved this book. I'm a junkie for this type of style advice but was getting really bored with all the same old guff. It's really original and very, very funny (sort of David Sedaris meets Gok Wan).
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