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

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ReadHowYouWant.com, May 21, 2010 - 556 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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Contents

HOW TO DRESS
3
FINDING YOUR OWN STYLE
9
HOW TO DRESS FOR WORK
18
HOW TO BE GLAM
25
OCCASION DRESSING 27 THE CATWALK TODAY ONE DAY YOU SURELY WILL
33
CHEAP CHIC
40
UP UP AND AWAY OR WHAT TO WEAR TO TRAVEL
66
ONES CHAPEAU OR ALLYOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT
75
STRESS RELIEVERS
275
FUNDAMENTALS
284
AND MATCH
295
TARA BERNERDS GUIDE TO RENOVATION
301
WALLPAPER
310
WRAPPING
463
A FEW GOOD WEB SITES FOR PRESENTS
467
fun and games
469

HANDBAGS
88
JEWELS
97
JEANS
104
SPECIALIST HELP
112
THE SALES
123
SKIN
132
MAKEUP
156
TEETH
166
HANDS
172
LOVE
219
MONEY
231
FRIENDSHIP
238
ON BEING A GRANDMOTHER
244
HAVING IT ALL
251
ITS NOT ALL BAD NEWS
260
THROWING MONEY AT THE PROBLEM
267
PARTIES
471
VENUE
478
ATMOSPHERE
479
INVITATIONS
482
SOME USEFUL ADDRESSES
484
MUSIC
485
DRINKS
488
DINNER PARTIES
490
FOOD
492
CHRISTMAS
497
GOOD MANNERS
502
And Finally 507 HOW TO DEAL WITHSOME MODERN DILEMMAS
511
Acknowledgments
513
BACK COVER MATERIAL
515
Index
517
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