This will be a continually updated page – your guide to a collection of all things glamour, beauty and success. Basically a guide to a typical woman’s life, in order to…not be so typical?
I will also upload soon a couple of resources I am currently making that you will be able to print off.
Never stop improving or growing in glamour – you owe it to yourself!
- The Little Black Book of Style, Nina Garcia, 2007, Collins – an excellent starting point as a guide to the basics of style, based on the teachings of timeless basics in classic style rather than fashion.
- The Goddess Guide, Gisèle Scanlon, 2006, HarperCollinsPublishers – the author shares her wisdom and experience gathered from numerous trips around the globe on Style, Beauty, Travel, Home, Food and much more. Full of luxury – a musthave in the handbag of a stylish traveller or city girl!
- Victoria Beckham: That extra half an inch, 2006, Penguin – amazing resource from a woman who has been a muse to many-a-designer: focuses on style and glamour rather than fashion; also covers beauty, gifts, shopping, special occasions, travelling and pregnancy. Got to hand it to her – she is a style expert!
- Lauren Conrad: Style, 2010, HarperCollinsPublishers – similar in manner to Victoria Beckham’s book, but from a younger, fresher perspective. Gorgeous style.
- Fabulosity: What it is and how to get it, Kimora Lee Simmons – fascinating, uplifting and inspiring book. Covers a lot of ground. Guide to making it even if you have nothing, but with a funky edge. Must read.
- The Success Principles: How to get from where you are to where you want to be, Jack Canfield – excellent book, well researched, practical and motivational, easy to read, lots to get through! One of the most important books you could read to become a “master of life”.
- The Secret: Rhonda Byrne – controversial, well-known book. Interesting, and many chapters give very good advice you can apply to your life. Later parts of the book not so credible, in my opinion. You can make your own mind up. Still useful to read, you will take something from it!
- How to Win Friends and Influence People, Dale Carnegie – you will learn something from this, good to read no matter what you do in life, as you will always need to deal with people.
- Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill – motivational, not so much focused on money as on attitude.
- The Rules, Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider – old school advice on how to date a man. Take what you want from it, it may help you. It helped me a little.
- Why Men Love Bitches, Sherry Argov – very funny, true and good advice!
- Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus, John Gray – very well-known book on improving relationships, particularly good for marriages etc.
- The Game, Neil Strauss – what men read when they think they’d like to become “pick-up artists”. Lol. You may recognise the tips if someone has played them on you! Entertaining read.
- It’s Called A Breakup Because It’s Broken, Greg Behrendt & Amiira Ruotola-Behrendt – funny and comforting pick-me-up…hey, we’ve all been there.
Skill Development & Career…
- Moving On Up, Sarah Brown – the old PM’s wife has only gone and spoke to professionals from every industry for us, yay! Good practical advice from those who’ve made it.
- The Penguin Careers Guide – excellent reference tool to find out about different industries and roles with references to resources for further information.
- Use Your Memory AND Master Your Memory, both by Tony Buzan – extensive guide to mind-mapping and other techniques used to improve your memory, as we could all do with one these days!
- MBA in a Day: What you would learn at top-tier business schools, if only you had the time! by Steven Stralser – good if you want to know about business, or want to set up your own.
- What Smart Students Know: Maximum Grades. Optimum Learning. Minimum Time. Adam Robinson – very useful book on changing your whole learning experience – whether at school, college or university. Emphasizes learning rather than studying. Effective, read!