Thursday, April 12, 2007

The Handbook of Style

The Handbook of Style by Francine Maroukian and Sarah Woodruff!

Woo hoo!!!

Buy it here on Amazon!

Sarah Woodruff is my own dear sister. (Sorry to have outed you like this Sal, but I'm so proud of you!)

I didn't want to announce it until she had sent me MY copy. Now that my own copy (1st edition AND signed by the author) has arrived. I can tell you how wonderful it is! OK, so this particular book review will be biased. Those who know me wouldn't expect anything less.

The book has been divided in to two parts, beauty advice and fashion. Sally and Francine didn't mess around. In each chapter advice has been gleaned from top people in the chosen area. e.g. How to Find the Right Moisturiser by Evelyn Lauder of The Estee Lauder Companies

In the beauty section there are wonderful chapters covering advice about hairstyles to fit your face, trimming your own bangs (fringe), how to apply self-tanner and the best way to a home pedicure.

Fashion covers topics like; How to Travel and Arrive in Style, How to Tie a Scarf Like a French Woman and How to Buy and Care for Cashmere.

Each chapter ends with a small interview with the expert. Examples of the questions asked are: What is the best style tip you ever got, and from whom? What is the worst fashion faux pas? What is your favourite fashion scene from a movie?

It is a delightful book. I'm grateful to have it. Now I know how I can bundle up against the weather without looking like a walrus AND I can spot a shoe that will be sexy and comfortable.
Thank you Sally, not only for the book, but for writing it in the first place.


Kell said...

That's wonderful! Congratulations to your sister!

I need all the help I can get. Hmmmmm. And I have a birthday coming up :-)

Anonymous said...

great review, peg!

xo, ma

NurseWhoLvdMe said...

It sounds lovely! Best wishes for high successes!

Jay said...

Cool beans!!

That's awesome!

Ex-Shammickite said...

That looks like a book I might need to read! My sense of style seems to be non-existant most of the time. So much easier to throw on jeans and a teeshirt!!

Anonymous said...


ms. woodruff is not above tee shirts and jeans. however, her tee shirts do not have slogans ("Run Against Bush!" or "Bill Clinton for First Lady"), and her jeans are at least four sizes smaller than mine.

her mother

susan said...

How very exciting!!!

Congrats to your sister

Peggy said...

Kell - You should get the book for yourself. Books as gifts are nice, but jewelry is better.

Ma - Thank. XXOO

nursewholvdme - Thanks for that!

jay - She IS awesome. Best little sister ever!

ex-shammickite - Even we stylish people wear jeans and teeshirts. ;-)

susan - I'll pass that on - Thank you.