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Eccentric Glamour: Creating an Insanely More Fabulous You Paperback – Bargain Price, April 14, 2009
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Entertaining and bitingly witty, Doonan (Confessions of a Window Dresser) calls upon the women of America to embrace their inner potential for dressing idiosyncratically, conventions be damned. But in making clear his fondness for vulgarity and bits of bad taste, he is clear about the downright hideous: fannypacks, for instance, are close to blasphemy. Doonan is uninhibited in revealing certain truths many outside the fashion industry tend to throw in its face: yes, there is more to life than clothing, and yes, the world of high style is often "depressing." Before one praises him for single-handedly unveiling the dirty underbelly of Fashion Week, it's worth noting his reliance on heavyweight figures such as Iman, Isabel Toledo, Lucy Liu and Hamish Bowels to provide their own insights via mini-surveys. Entertaining anecdotes from Doonan's life pepper the text, though his own style can at times be flippant or offensive (as when musing on how he would dress were he a butch lesbian).
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"Who better than Simon to write about glamour and eccentricity? He is both!!!!"
--Diane von Fürstenberg
"Simon Doonan is a modern Noel Coward with a dash of Auntie Mame and Liberace thrown in for good measure!"
--Michael Kors, Project Runway
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As I read the book, I came to understand that I was already a "Glamourous Eccentric" and this book only validated my reasoning for being so. I just thought I was quirky & had a weird fashion style (according to friends and family). I now fully embrace my eccentric fashion sense & advise everyone to go out & grab this book...sit down with a notebook as there are great ideas & quotes throughout and be on your merry way to being YOU. An eccentric YOU of course.