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Fascinating and Funny!,
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This review is from: Confessions of a Fashionista (Paperback)
I follow Angela on Twitter, which is how I found out about her book. First of all, follow Angela on Twitter, she makes interesting RTs and posts often hilarious comments. Next, read this book. If you're at all interested in the fashion industry, it's a great insight into the, often very odd, world lurking under the glamorous exterior.
After starting her career at Harrods, the author got a job at a talent agency, providing editors, etc with make up artists, hairdressers and photographers. The unsociable hours, unpleasant comments and unbelievable behaviour she witnessed during her time there is both hilarious and slightly shocking (cake sniffers, anyone?). However, the difficulties were clearly balanced out by luscious goody bags, unexpected Christmas bonuses and the excitement of being immersed in the world of fashion. The book also tells how being part of that world began to rub off on the author, and not necessarily in a good way. I love the fact that she doesn't sugar coat this, but comes out and admits there were certain aspects of her personality that were changed and affected by being immersed in what is, in effect, a very shallow, make believe world - what you see is not necessarily what you get. But, do not fear, we love her despite these foibles, and even more so when she realises that she, in her own words, has been 'a bit of a tit'.
If you are remotely interested in fashion, or the multi billion dollar world that surrounds it, I'd heartily recommend this book. It's a great read, not only for eyebrow raising anecdotes, but also just for showing up that things aren't always as glamorous as they seem and there are some people, usually those lowest on the ladder, who are working their designer clad bottoms off for very little money just to be part of the world.
Disclaimer: Beware of reading this book in public unless you don't mind being seen alone giggling like a buffoon!