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  • Published: 2 May 2011
  • ISBN: 9780143565789
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 252
  • RRP: $25.00

Style Notes




Maggie Alderson, novelist, philosopher of fashion and arbiter of style, brings us a new collection of her much-loved Style Notes column.

Maggie Alderson, novelist, philosopher of fashion and arbiter of style, brings us a new collection of her much-loved Style Notes column.

Find out why men hate shopping and why women love wearing clothes men hate. Share the frustration of the search for the perfect Walkable Heeled Shoe and consider whether a size 'large' item of clothing is acceptable as a gift.

Learn why it's good if your child is too embarrassed to be seen with you, and how to harness your life force through the power of yoga – and liberally applied make-up.

Discover some key terms for the fashion addicted – Show Crow, Bag Hag and Fleabag – and work out where you fit on the spectrum.

Warm, witty and wise, Style Notes is the ultimate insider's guide – a knowledgeable but not-too-serious take on the wonders and weirdness of the world of fashion, style and life beyond.

  • Published: 2 May 2011
  • ISBN: 9780143565789
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 252
  • RRP: $25.00

About the author

Maggie Alderson

Maggie Alderson was born in London, brought up in Staffordshire and educated at the University of St Andrews. She has worked on nine magazines – editing four of them, including British ELLE – and two newspapers. For many years she covered the international fashion shows.

She has published six bestselling novels and four collections of her columns from Good Weekend magazine. She co-edited two books of short stories in aid of the charity War Child, and In Bed With, a collection of erotic short stories by well-known women writers.

She is married, and has one daughter and twelve pairs of Prada shoes.

'At last we've found her, the female Seinfeld. Warm, witty, wise and well-dressed, Alderson is the haute couture of humour.' – Kathy Lette

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Praise for Style Notes

A must-have book for everyone who has good intentions of cutting great articles from magazines and newspapers, and forgets to do so or loses them.

Woman's Day

This is one must-read for fashion-savvy women ... an insight into the wonderful world of fashion ... Style Notes is the ultimate insider's guide to the industry.

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