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How to Walk in High Heels: The Girl's Guide to Everything Hardcover
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How to be stylish: "remember a good pair of shoes can make any outfit. Likewise, a bad pair can do irrevocable damage." (Okay, so what's a good pair and a bad pair?)
Half a page on how to stick to a gym membership summed up: Tell everyone. Ideally go with a friend. Know what will scare you into action. (DUH.)
How to swim in shades (summarized): wrap a rubber band around each arm of the shades. Then make an inconspicuous ponytail with a small strand of hair to keep the shades in place. (Sounds like a breeze.)
Hair: Dry shampoo is perfect for reviving bands. (Proceeds to offer how to for teasing hair into a big bouffant, no pictures included. At least in magazines there are pictures.)
Tips for the salon: dress to impress, giving the stylist some inspiration. Be prepared (ie-bring a book for the down time.) Do not opt for a style that you cant re-create (Duh.) Know the style that suits your face (DUH) and get your punchline out before the dryer is on (as you and your stylist cant hear as well when the dryer is on).
How to deal with bad hair days: wear a hat. (This takes up two pages. Two additional pages on "how to wear a hat".)
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Not only is it grossly outdated, it's garbage that women all know based on common sense. On top of that, it plays into the stereotype that women are idiots who couldn't tell their head from their butts. It puts women back a hundred years! Don't waste your money on this book.
However, I disagree with 99% of what the author has to say. Now I'm glad she said that if you have a big belly and/or hips you should wear baggy tops. If only my fellow fatties would listen to her on this! (Please, the skin-tight clothes do NOT make you look thinner, it just makes people point at you and laugh.) And that she admitted no one looks good in horizontial stripes. Now if she'd just add "If you have fat, fleshy arms, you MUST wear REAL sleeves - and cap sleeves are NOT real sleeves."
Really though, the book is a waste of time and money. A lot of things she says are just stupid. You don't have to watch MTV and VH1 - good music ends in the 80s. Anything past that that isn't a Broadway musical isn't worth wasting your time on. Modern art isn't art. Her advice to be up on these things can just be thrown away. Why all the discussion on poker and horse betting? Why would a girl need to know this? Gambling is boring.
And of course her talk about how a woman should never wear a heel lower then 5 inches is just insane. There's no such thing as a comfortable high heel. And saying that lower heels are actually worse for your back then a 5 inch heel just defies medical and common sense. Finally, dumping a man just because he's shorter then you is pretty darn shallow and makes a woman look like someone no one wants to spend time with.
If anything, the only thing this book has done is further convinced me that I will never be able to walk in high heels and need to accept my place as "Failure As A Woman."
If you must read it, borrow from your local library and return on time so you don't waste money on it like I did.
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How to Walk in High Heels by Camilla Morton is a girl's How to guide. Morton gives us a book equivalent of the critically acclaimed UK TV show “Lady to Ladette. Read morePublished on May 13, 2014 by Wandoo Ityavyar
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