Books

Front row read: The Price of Illusion



Joan Juliet Buck - The Price of Illusion

“After each show I ran backstage to say the same set of words in French or in English on-camera for Fashion TV. I had to think in heels fast and stick with first impressions. Brilliant. Génial. Ugly. Moche. Cool. Cool. Great. Génial. Lame. Débile. Fabulous. Génial. My vocabulary grew as pointed and tiny as my attention span. Génial. Génial. Débile. Génial.”

As the traditional print media industry slowly eats itself, we’re already filled with nostalgia for the good old days of pure, unbridled fabulosity. The luxury of time, the eccentric characters, the expense accounts. I’m expecting a tell-all of XXXL proportions from Joan Juliet Buck, whose memoir, The Price of Illusion on her days editing French Vogue arrives in March.

Here’s a teaser

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On my book shelf



Grace - The American Vogue Years

I seem to buy more books and clothes these days. Not that I have anywhere to put them but they offer the perfect respite to the Mac or phone screen. Admittedly I’m more of a reference book girl than a novel-reader, I just don’t have the attention span for fiction and I always seem to be researching something. (more…)



Cosy night in with Perfumer H



Perfumer H Orange Leaf
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Book signing: Meet me at Anthropologie



Anthropologie books

I love a proper bookshop as much as the next person but sometimes – especially during gift season – it’s nice to buy your books in a lifestyle environment. And for that, where better than Anthropologie?

Anthro has a knack of picking the most beautiful art, travel and photography books and placing them just so alongside their gorgeous stationery, accessories and trinket trays homewares. (more…)