The Fashionista Files: Adventures in Four-Inch Heels and Faux Pas
Karen Robinovitz, Author, Melissa de la Cruz, Author, Melissa Cruz, Author Ballantine Books $13.95 (352p) ISBN 978-0-345-46328-9
Cruz and Robinovitz, the effusive authors of How To Become Famous in Two Weeks or Less, now offer a combination of a self-help guide for 20-something, Cosmo-guzzling women and an ode to their own oh-so-fabulous lives. According to the authors, the road to divahood can be arduous, but following their advice will help guide the way (or at least ensure that readers are wearing the right clothes while they make their attempt). The book has chapters on building a""fashionista closet,"" becoming a smart shopper and using make-up wisely, and brings readers up to speed on chic cocktail conversation (for example, any fashionista worth her salt knows how to talk the talk when it comes to A-list destinations, Pedro Almodovar's oeuvre and the lessons of kabbalah). For readers who don't have the patience to sit through a chick-lit novel but want to read something besides Page Six and Harper's Bazaar, this completely frivolous handbook may be just the thing.
Reviewed on: 09/01/2004
Release date: 08/01/2004
Paperback - 352 pages - 9780345463289