May 31, 2013

Non-Fiction Discoveries

It might be a man's world (who came up with that anyway), but it would be nothing without a woman (you got that one right) ...

If it hasn't been made clear by now, this is proof (again) that the French are the grand masters when it comes to all things that make the ladies beautiful, confident and sexy.

Ooh La La!: French Women's Secrets to Feeling Beautiful Every Day (Jamie Cat Callan)
Publ. May 28th 2013 - PBK
Kensington Books

Nothing beats a cute sundress, really. Frugal-thinking-be-gone, why not fill up your, errr, my closet with 99 more? And dresses form literature make an appearance too, yay!

The Hundred Dresses: The Most Iconic Styles of Our Time (Erin McKean)
Publ. June 11th 2013 - HC

A most unusual illustrated snapshots of paranoia, jealousy and anxiety. Think graphic novel meets Sex and the City. Just remember, it doesn't matter if she* was pretty!

Was She Pretty? (Leanne Shapton)
Publ. May 2nd - PBK
Particular Books

*your lover's ex


  1. Leanne Shapton is the one who came up with the disappointing auction catalogue book. Not too thrilled about her after this. And I am sick to death of hearing about the French being the ultimate country of beautiful, slim gourmets who cook like pros and enjoy sunshine 24/7. Oh la la, yeah, right!

    1. Aren't clich├Ęs a pretty (pun fully intended) thing? Yet who could blame the French for, say, advertising the benefits of relaxing lavender baths? But in all seriousness, I believe that women of every region on this planet have their own beauty secrets, it's just that the French are the ones who somehow always end up being the biggest show-offs ...