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How to Walk in High Heels Reviews
#1053 in Books


The bestselling U.K. sensation, hailed as "the most fabulous instruction manual the world has ever seen" by Vogue.com

Can you make yourself up in five minutes flat? Make the first move without breaking a sweat Hang a picture without becoming unhinged Get out of a car -- or an unpleasant situation -- gracefully in a short skirt Load an iPod as effortlessly as a dishwasher If not, international style and fashion journalist Camilla Morton can help you navigate these and more than two hundred other hazards of modern living with grace and aplomb. Much more than just a style manual or crash course in social skills, How to Walk in High Heels also illuminates the finer points of achieving better homes and gardens, tackling technophobia, climbing the career ladder, and joining the jet set.

From the practical, such as what to do when a heel breaks and how to catch a mouse, to the imaginative, such as how to enjoy karaoke and swim in sunglasses, How to Walk in High Heels overflows with useful nuggets of advice delivered in the author's inimitable witty style, accompanied by a foreword from Dior's John Galliano and a Louis Vuitton trunkful of insight from experts including: -Manolo Blahnik on How to Pick a Shoe -Dolce & Gabbana on How to Get Ready in Five Minutes -Gisele Bundchen on How to Look Good in a Photo -Jade Jagger on How to Compile Your Own Soundtrack

This comprehensive do-everything-better bible takes the guesswork out of flaunting your fabulousness so that you can stop teetering and start striding confidently through the obstacle course of life.

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    Recommended? You Betcha!
    January 16, 2008

    This is the girly girl's guide to practically everything from what kind of shoes and stockings you should wear for various occasions to learning to play poker. The writing style is witty and light with plenty of good laugh out loud moments but then some other parts you'll probably skip. Author Camilla Morton tries to cover every aspect of being a female (human?) in the modern world... sometimes to the book's detriment.

    The Pros:
    - The writing style is fun and light and there are plenty of good laugh out loud moments.
    - Her beauty/fashion advice is great. I loved the line about wearing heels whenever possible - especially when times are harsh. The worse the times, the higher the heel! Pictures would have been even better.
    - There are many interesting contributions throughout the book from style gurus including Tom Ford and Stella McCartney that were fun to read.

    The Cons:
    - She covers too much and skimps on the parts where she could elaborate. For example, the chapter on learning how to use the computer 99.9% of us don't need but it took up several pages. Also, how to load a dvd player, how to learn to drive and how to change a light bulb, and several other similar sections should have been avoided all together.

    - Much of her advice would have gone great with pictures. She describes things that are hard to picture in the mind's eye, such as hairdos and dancing the tango, which you can't learn by simply reading the words.

    - There are several chapters of mundane stuff that probably won't interest you, however it might be something you flip to at a later date.

    Overall it was a fun read. I think if she would have made a shorter book sticking with only the very best advice and eliminating the stereotypical helpless female stuff, it would be even better.

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