Things I Wish My Mother Had Told Me: A Guide to Living with Impeccable Grace and Style

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Da Capo Press, Oct 22, 2008 - Health & Fitness - 400 pages
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Lucia van der Post has dispensed advice on living stylishly for more than three decades, and her common sense, confidence, and wit have garnered her legions of fans worldwide. A bestseller in the United Kingdom, Things I Wish My Mother Had Told Me offers—in van der Post's distinctively warm, aphoristic style—everything a woman needs to know about living well, with elegance and glamour. Leaving no aspect of a woman's life unconsidered, sections include How to Work and Have a Life; Cheap Chic; Ten Easy Main Courses; How to Wear Black; and Love, Marriage, and Happiness.
 

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HOW TO DRESS
HOW TO DRESS FOR WORK
OCCASION DRESSING
UP UP AND AWAY OR WHAT TO WEAR TO TRAVEL
UNDERPINNINGS
ONES CHAPEAU OR ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HATS
HANDBAGS
ON BEING A DAUGHTER
HAVING IT
GETTING HELP
GET ORGANIZED
WHAT IS A HOME?
AND MATCH
PAINT
LINEN

JEWELS
TSHIRTS
THE SALES
SKIN
MAKEUP
TEETH
LEGS
TOP BEAUTY TIPS
HEALTH
SCENT
LOVE
MONEY
BATHROOMS
FLOWERS
CHEAP CHIC
THE GREAT OUTDOORS
EATING WELL
SOME IDEAS ON DRINKS
FOR THE CHRISTENING
FOR THOSE AWKWARD PEOPLE WHO HAVE EVERYTHING
VENUE
CHRISTMAS
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Lucia van der Post, the founding editor of the Financial Times‘s How to Spend It magazine, writes a weekly style column for the Times of London. She lives in London.

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