Friday, 15 January 2010

How To Be Adored

I'd like to point you in the direction of a highly lovely book that I purchased a couple of months ago, and still find myself constantly referring to. 'How To Be Adored', by Caroline Cox, ought not to be judged by its slightly self help-esque title, as it reads more like a manual for classic Hollywood era beauties. As well as preaching the virtues of being lovely to all you meet, it also features advice such as how to make your voice more appealing, how to dress for your figure (from Perfect Ballerina, i.e. Audrey Hepburn, to Mae West-style Big & Beautiful) and good old fashioned relationship.

My favourite element is the tips straight from the star's mouths, as well as sneaky tips from those who worked with them, which is something you rarely find in such books. For example, how do you think Audrey Hepburn enchanced those legendary doe-eyes? Her makeup artist seperated each individual eyelash with a pin. And Marlene Dietrich aquired that unrivaled bone structure through contouring powders and - rumour has it - having her molars removed. 

I can't reccomend this book highly enough for anyone interested in old-school Hollywood glamour. Click here for a link to Amazon, where it costs a mere £6.75. (I wish I was being paid for this!)


Silmi Sabila said...

Such a great book to read

Jacinta said...

I’m always on the lookout for new style and fashion books, this one looks perfect