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Green is the New Black

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

greenisthenewbalck.JPGThis is a book written for all us girls who care about the next seasons hot looks but that also care about global warming. Green is the new black is definitely a must have accessory.

You find the truth about fast fashion to advice on the best biodegradable shoes, from guilt free spending sprees to the joys of swishing parties. Author Tamsin Blanchard is your guide to all things fabulous and fair-trade. She explains everything from the principle of ethical fashion and gives reasons for why it is so important to do it.

Find tips for the aspiring green goddess including ethical bling, how to knit your own scarf and the best places around for good old vintage sunglasses. So if you want fun facts on every aspect of sustainable but stylish living, this book is the perfect read. If you want change the world and your wardrobe, do not go shopping without it. It’s currently on sale at Amazon for £8.99.

Shopping While Drunk: Confessions from Modern Life

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

shoppingwhiledrunk.JPGWell what I can I say, this book sounds hilarious and so very true to life!! It’s going to be a read that leaves you chuckling through each page and will most definitely be one you never put down.

Basically this book is where you find the confessions of our modern sins. So whether it’s eating ice cream as a late night treat or shopping when drunk we all have a huge list of secret sins. To sum up, in this enjoyable and highly amusing read you will find a collection of things from modern life we secretly love but never own up to.

This book will give you the opportunity to open up your flaws with the fun interactive section which encourages you to tick which of the naughty sins you have indulged in. It’s certainly a time to be honest with the secret sins including sleeping in taxis, teeth whitening, fake tan and of course our all time classic, pulling a sickie. So, go on reveal all and get your hands on this fun read. It’s currently available at Amazon for just £7.79.

How To Walk In High Heels

Monday, October 29th, 2007

How To Walk In High Heels by Camilla MortonLooking for a girly gift this Christmas? How to Walk in High Heels by Camilla Morton is ideal for the quintessential girl about town.

A Sunday Times Best seller, How to Walk in High Heels is The Girls Guide to Everything and is not far off its title and slogan. With chapters containing titles such as how to be stylish, how to be groomed, how to deal with unpleasant situations and how to perform, to name a few, this read is perfect for a perfectionist. According to the book, Camilla Morton studied at Central St Martins and spent her final year working at Vogue then moved to Paris and worked for John Galliano at Christian Dior. With a long list of credentials Morton seems to have an idea about what women should be and you can find some handy tips in this read.

Invest in your copy at Amazon currently selling for £4.79… bargain!

Little Black Dress Books

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

True Love and Other LiesI always associate a little black dress with a night out on the town that’s full of all sorts of fun and frolics, however little black dress books have another idea. They have marketed this collection as being a great night in with a book!!

The whole collection currently consists of 34 novels, however it appears they’re forever growing! Each book is smart, sexy and sassy and has everything you would expect to find in a chick lit.

Little Black dress consist of a team of writers that bring a cool and contemporary feel to the classic romantic fiction. In fact 2 books are to be released this month. You’ve got ‘True love and other lies’ which is described as “A fabulous, feisty romance about how fickle a friend fate can be…” and ‘Forget about it’ which is more of “a funny and original novel about how to really get away from it all!”

If you want to find out more then all you need to do is log on to www.littleblackdress.com where the whole collection and several snipets from each book are available to read. The site also links to Amazon where the books can be purchased and both of the latest editions can be found for half price at just £2.50.

The New Fashion Bible

Tuesday, October 9th, 2007

Rachel Zoe's New BookHot off the press, I’m informed of a new book from Hollywood’s hottest stylist to the stars, Rachel Zoe. The book titled, Style A to Zoe: The Art of Fashion, Beauty And Everything Glamour, will be available to purchase on the 6th of December 2007, just in time for Christmas.

Rachel Zoe has an uber-stylish clientèle, including some of the biggest names in fashion, Mischa Barton, Nicole Richie, Lindsay Lohan and Keira Knightley to name a few. So it would make perfect sense that Rachel would release a book with some of the best kept fashion and beauty secrets along with advice the stars themselves use.

You can currently order your copy from Amazon.co.uk for just £11.04 , which is a great deal as the recommended retail price is £16.99.

Skinny Bitch – The Must Have New Diet Book

Monday, October 1st, 2007

Skinny BitchSkinny Bitch is a “no-nonsense, tough-love guide for savvy girls who want to stop eating crap and start looking fabulous” according to the book’s front cover, and that it certainly is. The New York Times best seller, written by Rory Freedman, a former model agent and Kim Barnouin, a former model has won critical acclaim and great publicity with even the famous such as Victoria Beckham photographed reading it.

The book’s hard hitting approach can work if you have strong will power and listen to things that are indeed true even if you cannot see the light at the other side. Throughout the duration of the book’s pages you will learn about the ingredients in food and why it is bad for you, what you should cut out and what you should eat. It’s impossible not to laugh, listen and be surprised whilst reading this book.

Get your copy from Amazon.co.uk for £3.99.

The WAG's Diary

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

WAG's DiaryHitting the shelves this October is this hilarious new book by sports journalist Alison Kervin.

She has created a fantastic fictional novel based around Luton FC’s longest standing WAG – Tracie Martin. Tracie’s husband Dean has kept her in Chanel bags and stunning Racoon hair extensions for years and becomes horrified to see that WAG standards are starting to slip.

Read Tracies ridiculously OTT diary snippets and definitive rulebook on life as a WAG, this really is one you won’t be able to put down. If you find yourself addicted to this read you will be please to know that The WAG’s Diary 2 is due to be released in 2008 for more hilarious antics.

You can pre-order both The WAG Diary books from Amazon.co.uk for just £6.99.

Via Trashionista

Charlotte Church Keep Smiling

Monday, September 17th, 2007

Charlotte Church Keep SmilingAt the age of 12 Charlotte Church rose to international fame as a popular classical artist. Since the day she burst onto the scene she has remained in the media and we have followed her journey from pop princess… to bagging rugby star boyfriend Gavin… to having her own chat show and now preparing to be a mum. Wow little Charlotte has been busy over the years and now you can hear her side of the whole story with her autobiography ‘Keep Smiling’. OK so she’s only 21 years old and you might think she’s a little young to be writing an autobiography, but she has achieved so much already that there’s plenty to talk about.

If you’re a fan of Char I’m sure you’ll enjoy this book as much as I did, she doesn’t hold back at all and makes you want to read more every time you put it down. The book is currently available at Amazon.co.uk for £10 reduced from £18.99 so get in quick before they run out of copies!

The Goddess Guide

Friday, September 7th, 2007

The Goddess GuideI’ve recently come across loads of great reviews for this very attractive looking book by Gisele Scanlon. It’s basically a style bible on fashion, beauty, travel and food for all us ladies who just generally like to have fun.

“The Goddess Guide uncovers the secrets of living an unforgettable and desirable life”. Gisele has tried and tested everything featured in the book and has picked up some great advice along the way. She has also picked out the best bits from her personal diary to reveal inside information, fab glamour secrets and recommendations you just wouldn’t find anywhere else.

The life changing contents of this book includes what to have in your make up bag, how to sell clothes on ebay, finding gifts for the trickiest people and my personal favourite – the do’s and dont’s of shoes.

This book is sure to be every girls new best friend and be found for just £9 if you visit Waterstones on line.

Are You Miss Write?

Tuesday, May 15th, 2007

Are You Miss Write?I’ve always dreamed about writing a book. Imagine the life… getting up whenever you like, wearing your comfy pyjamas, escaping to a fantasy world in your mind, and then getting paid for your thoughts, sounds good to me! Well I’m pretty sure it’s not really that simple but the idea of writing a book really does appeal to me. If you’ve always fancied yourself as the next Jackie Collins then get yourself over to Cosmopolitan’s website and enter their competition (in conjunction with Waterstone’s) to produce the next bestseller.

The competition ends on 31st May so you best get your thinking cap on and dust off your laptop if you’ve any chance of winning, but it can be done. All you need to do is send a synopsis of your story and the first 3,000 words of your novel along with a mini biography of yourself. It’s chick lit they’re after so nothing too factual or dull! The winner will get themselves a publishing deal and their book will feature as Waterstone’s offer of the week! What a fab opportunity to get yourself recognised.