Louise C. wants what Jackie O had ...Unhappy with her looks, her life, and her empty marriage, Louise Canova needs help -- and she finds it in a secondhand bookstore. A forty-year-old encyclopedia of style titled Elegance, this slim volume by formidable French fashion expert Madame Dariaux... show more
Louise C. wants what Jackie O had ...Unhappy with her looks, her life, and her empty marriage, Louise Canova needs help -- and she finds it in a secondhand bookstore. A forty-year-old encyclopedia of style titled Elegance, this slim volume by formidable French fashion expert Madame Dariaux promises to transform even the plainest of women into creatures of poise and grace. It is a fairy godmother in print, an A-to-Z manual with essential advice that Louise vows to take to heart. But within its pages lie not only clues from her past, but also powerful lessons for the future. And as the old Louise gives way to the stunning new, she's about to find out that there's more to every life than what appears on the surface ... and that everything, even elegance, has its price.
Publish date: April 27th 2004
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
I have a confession to make. I have always wanted to be elegant, like Audrey Hepburn or Grace Kelly. I know you'll find this hard to believe because I shlep around in jeans, baggy tees, and Dansko clogs. Not really the look of someone aspiring to elegance. This book runs through 26 tips on acquiring...
My favourite part of this book is the tips on elegance at the start of every chapter. I wish there was more of them. The storyline is good as well. I was wondering why it was so hard for her to figure out that her husband (ex-husband) was gay.
Chick lit plus. Using the alphabetical headings from a 1950s book about elegance as a framework, she tells the tale of her failing marriage (exacerbated by her use of the book to transform herself) and her moderately dysfunctional childhood - and indeed, adulthood. The childhood embarrassments are t...
I read the abridged audio version of this book. This story is about a thirty-ish woman stuck in a dead end job who is married to a man who has no sex drive and is more interested in decorating their living room (and if you can't see the reason coming a mile away well then you simply haven't read en...
Élégance est un petit roman d’été qui fait sourire et verser une ou deux larmes. Petit roman léger qui raconte les déboires de Louise, la jeune trentaine, américaine, qui a épousé un acteur Londonien. Engluée dans la routine et la grisaille, Louise trouve une planche de salut dans un ouvrage des ann...