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The Grown-Up Girl's Guide to Style: A Maintenance Bible for Fashion, Beauty, and More . . . Hardcover – September 26, 2006
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"For years, Christine Schwab has been telling women how to dress on Live, and now she completes the package in every way to make every woman more beautiful than she ever imagined she could be."
"Christine Schwab's The Grown-up Girl's Guide To Style shows you how to look your personal best."
Fashion changes by the nanosecond, but true style is all about confidence. Readers will be able to sort through the changing trends and put themselves together daily, knowing they look stylish--whatever their age.
--Deborah Norville, Inside Edition
Christine is the ultimate stylish messenger. Her book is insightful and makes being 40+ absolutely fun. This book will have all those 20 and 30 year-olds wanting to be 40 and fabulous--NOW. A true fashion score.
--Lawrence Zarian, The Fashion Guy
From the Inside Flap
Turning forty, fifty, or sixty is not about getting older, it's about becoming ageless...
Renowned style expert and fashion consultant Christine Schwab sees aging as an opportunity to revitalize your style and enliven your attitude. In her frank, opinionated and provocative style, she writes the book that defies many of the fashion and beauty industry philosophies.
Now more than ever, women have the ability to look and feel fresh, chic, and fabulous at any age, simply by understanding age maintenance. Schwab is adamant that with all this new ageless information and technology, it is imperative to be informed about what works and what does not.
In this honest and empowering book, she offers the first open-minded approach to style, beauty, health, and well-being that will help every forty-plus woman achieve a classic look while maintaining her edge and personality.
A personal stylist and support group within a book, The Grown-Up Girl's Guide to Style addresses every aspect of aging, from hair and makeup to sex and family life. Straightforward and candid, Schwab even embraces once taboo subjects, offering the lowdown from leading doctors and surgeons on injectable skin treatments, cosmetic surgery and dentistry, and hormone replacement therapy. Accompanying her eye-opening advice are dozens of fun, revealing photographs--including celebrity profiles, woman-on-the-street snapshots, stunning professional photography, and even personal photographs of Schwab herself--that demonstrate style disasters (sleeveless tops, head-to-toe denim, and more), and dazzling triumphs.
The Grown-Up Girl's Guide to Style holds the ultimate insider's secrets to a beautiful, sexy, and healthy life after forty. An essential book for the modern "grown-up girl," it is sure to dramatically rejuvenate the already-stylish, the aspiring-to-be-stylish, and the simply style-challenged woman in her prime.
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Classics Never Fail.. This is a book about Classics.
What the author is trying to get across is style doesn't die just becuase you're over 25. In fact, you can look a lot classier and even beautiful at 40 than you did at 20 IF you know the tricks of dressing to your advantage.
Secondly, if the crisply tailored "working gal" look isn't your thing, then this book probably isn't for you. There is little room here for real personal style, unusual accessories, or free-spirited artistic expression. Yes, I also love white shirts, tailored pants and jackets, and other classics -- which are emphasized in this book. But is wearing a uniform what it's really all about? And yes, I know I don't look good in short skirts and shorts -- so I usually avoid them. Yet I don't think aging means I have to dress like everyone else. Where's the fun and freedom of personal style?
Apparently the Dove campaign for real beauty and pro-aging hasn't hit the fashion world yet, because this is not the only book or magazine that promotes such limited fashion options for the older woman. Most of us over 45 are still feeling as though we will never measure up to Madison Avenue perfection, and that we have a lot to cover up and be ashamed of. What a shame.