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Eccentric Glamour by Simon Doonan Reviews
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Simon Doonan's Eccentric Glamour is intended as an antidote to the epidemic of slutty dressing and porno-chic which has taken over since the arrival of Paris Hilton and Tara Reid. In Simon's utopian world, conformity is the only crime and dressing down is the only faux-pas. Doonan believes that eccentric glamour is every woman's birthright. While the typical TV boobs 'n' botox make-overs force Every woman to look the same - exhibit A: "The Real Housewives of Orange County" - the transformations which he strives to provoke in this book are the very opposite. Developing a glamorously eccentric style involves revealing and magnifying everything which is distinctive and idiosyncratic about you. This book is by no means a typical style advice manual. In Eccentric Glamour you will find a unique mixture of cultural commentary and personal disclosure, generously seasoned with gushings of wildly dictatorial, provocative and reckless style advice and evenly sprinkled with one-on-one interviews with some the World's most glamorous eccentrics, including Iman, Lucy Liu, Tilda Swinton, Malcolm Gladwell, Chloe Sevigny, and Dita Von Teese.

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    August 12, 2011

    Eccentric Glamour is written by Simon Doonan, the Creative Ambassador-at-Large, for Barney's department store. Simon Doonan started out his fashion career in 1978, and by 1986 he was the window dresser for Barney's. I am obsessed with a good fashion display, I take pictures of beautiful, interesting store fronts all the time. I bought Eccentric Glamour because I wanted to know what advice Simon had for women today. I enjoyed every page of the book, it's insightful and funny, an inspiration for YOU and your wardrobe :)

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