New book on fashionista realm exposes dirt, but why should ‘little houses’ care?

There’s a new book out about the world of high fashion, a realm as foreign to most of us as planet Saturn.  André Leon Talley’s book The Chiffon Trenches is different, though. For one thing, it reportedly dishes dirt on Anna Wintour, a woman who made her way to the top of the world in large part because she edits Vogue, a magazine best described as a picture book for grownups. Continue reading “New book on fashionista realm exposes dirt, but why should ‘little houses’ care?”

‘I used to be French’: Irreverent and a perfect summer read

About this time of year, we book lovers keep our eyes peeled for potential books for summer reading. Maybe it’s the extended daylight hours. Maybe it’s just the feel of summer in general. Either way, choosing good books for our summer leisure is a tradition we keep.

If you’re looking for a book that will at times make you laugh out loud as well as inform you about what it was like to grow up in France in the aftermath of World War II, I Used to Be French: an Immature Autobiography is well worth your time. Jacques Delacroix penned an unflinching account of his very interesting life, holding very little back.  Continue reading “‘I used to be French’: Irreverent and a perfect summer read”