A Life in Frocks: A Memoir
A personal, entertaining, exquisitely illustrated exploration of the significance of clothes, filtered through one woman's life-long sartorial infatuation A seductive mix of memoir, philosophies, and fantasies, this is a book for those who love clothes and find fashion beguiling, fickle, and fabulous. For as long as she can remember, Kelly Doust has been passionate about clothes. They are her first, and most enduring, love affair to date. Like many women, she adores the playfulness of fashion and its endless ability to transform. She loves the ritual and drama of getting dressed, assuming different identities in different outfits, and exploring the many facets of her personality. She buys far too many glossy magazines, and puzzles over how she can spend half her life shopping and yet still find herself with nothing to wear. Over the years, clothes have comforted her, given her confidence, lured lovers, made her invisible, secured jobs, aged her, and given back her youth. And yes, they have betrayed her. This is one woman's charming analysis of her fascinating relationship with what she wears.
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This is a very pleasant book. Kelly Doust tells the story of her life, but she does so in relation to what she was wearing at key times. She has a real love of clothes and, although I don't love ... Read full review
Do you love it because you love it or because of its label? 16 The frock of frocks 17 Silk frocks and killer heels 18 Your wardrobe please princess 1...
Clothes in an emergency and clothes for comfort 22 The perfect antidote
My grandmothers suit
Make me Kate 25 Handmedowns
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