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The Meaning of Sunglasses: A Guide to (Almost) All Things Fashionable Hardcover – 7 Feb 2008

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  • Hardcover: 215 pages
  • Publisher: Viking; 1st edition (7 Feb. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0670917230
  • ISBN-13: 978-0670917235
  • Product Dimensions: 13.6 x 2.3 x 20.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,155,238 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'Bright as a button and bitingly funny to boot. This guide to all things fashionable is quite the page-turner' -- London Lite

'Reclaiming fashion for the savvy modern woman, The Meaning of Sunglasses is light-hearted and smart' -- Irish Examiner

'Refreshingly down-to-earth. I found myself laughing aloud' -- Guardian

A witty, tongue-in-cheek demystification of fashion - a wry, philosophical A-Z that conveys fashion's delirium and delights
-- Easy Living

An irresistible combination of insider's fashion knowledge, myth-busting common sense and a sparky sense of humour -- Elle

Good fashion writers with a clear, clever voice are rare and wonderful things. Hadley Freeman is one of them. Brilliant. -- Observer

Proof, at last, that fashion can be smart and funny -- Harper's Bazaar


In this funny, chic and wise book, award-winning fashion writer Hadley Freeman separates the nonsense from the fabulous and shows that falling in love with an It bag doesn't mean you have the IQ of an It girl. Ever the entertaining guide, Hadley shows how to wear shorts without looking like an extra in "Hamlet", what to spend money on, and what not to, and why only harpists should wear velvet. And most of all, she shows that you don't need to be thin, young, tall or rich to enjoy fashion, you just need a sense of humour. If you've ever lusted after an improbably priced key ring, wondered why there's a large chunk of fashion that girls get but boys don't, got into an exuberant state at a party and left your clutch 'bag' in the ladies or spent fruitless hours worrying about what to wear on a date, this is the book for you.

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