How to Walk in High Heels: The Girl's Guide to Everything

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Hyperion Books, Aug 30, 2006 - Humor - 448 pages
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The bestselling U.K. sensation, hailed as "the most fabulous instruction manual the world has ever seen" by

Can you make yourself up in five minutes flat? Make the first move without breaking a sweat? Hang a picture without becoming unhinged? Get out of a car--or an unpleasant situation--gracefully in a short skirt? Load an iPod as effortlessly as a dishwasher? If not, international style and fashion journalist Camilla Morton can help you navigate these and more than two hundred other hazards of modern living with grace and aplomb. Much more than just a style manual or crash course in social skills, How to Walk in High Heels also illuminates the finer points of achieving better homes and gardens, tackling technophobia, climbing the career ladder, and joining the jet set.

From the practical, such as what to do when a heel breaks and how to catch a mouse, to the imaginative, such as how to enjoy karaoke and swim in sunglasses, How to Walk in High Heels overflows with useful nuggets of advice delivered in the author's inimitable witty style, accompanied by a foreword from Dior's John Galliano and a Louis Vuitton trunkful of insight from experts including:

  • Manolo Blahnik on How to Pick a Shoe
  • Dolce & Gabbana on How to Get Ready in Five Minutes
  • Gisele Bundchen on How to Look Good in a Photo
  • Jade Jagger on How to Compile Your Own Soundtrack
This comprehensive do-everything-better bible takes the guesswork out of flaunting your fabulousness so that you can stop teetering and start striding confidently through the obstacle course of life.

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User Review  - leavesandpages - LibraryThing

This is a hoot, even for the non-fashionista. Answers questions you never knew you had. Give it to your teen daughter (with a strong disclaimer that this is a pick-and-choose-the-advice-you-want-to ... Read full review

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Funny, helpful, tons of info. Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Camilla Morton is a runway reporter for covering all international shows. She is also contributing editor and fashion writer to Harpers and Queen (UK) and fashion writer for Time magazine's fashion design and style supplement. She continues to consult for Christian Dior creative director John Galliano, and was formerly the London-based fashion writer for US Harpers Bazaar. She lives in London.

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