Saturday, January 23, 2010

I May be Old, but at Least I'm Ultra Chic

101 Glam Girl Ways to an Ultra Chic Lifestyle: A Cheeky Book with Tidbits of Advice for a Glamorous Lifestyle, published in 2009, is a guidebook by fashion stylist Dawn Del Russo, owner of the Bella Dawn boutique. Dawn writes for online fashion magazines as well as her own blog, My Intimate Affair with Fashion.

A cute picture book with with just over 100 pages, Dawn's book is fun to read. The illustrations, by Barbara Ann Scarrillo, are charming and pleasant to look at, rendered in soft colors and tones.

I must confess that it took me a while to realize that this book is meant for girls--meaning young women, who are just beginning to develop a sense of style--not for "girls" my age (which won't be revealed in this post). In other words, I'm too old! According to this book, though, at least I 'm already "ultra chic". I wear diamond stud earrings in my second piercings. I apply sunscreen daily. I use a whitening toothpaste. I exfoliate and moisturize. In fact, I employ most of the ideas in the book. When you get to be my age, you know all the tricks!

Feeling old but chic, and realizing that I needed a younger perspective about this book, I shared it with my 12-year-old daughter. She really seemed to like it, although I think this book is best for young women in their twenties (because of references to red wine and sexy lingerie).

Special thanks to Dawn Del Russo and Bostick Publications for sending me this book.


  1. Oh this one sounds like FUN! The artwork on the cover is great too. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Hahaha this sounds like a totally cute book! Thank you for sharing it!

    xoxo~ Renee

  3. Kim, thanks for stopping by. I like your new profile picture.

    Renee, good description of this fun book.

    More comments welcomed of course.

  4. This looks like a cute read that my daughter might like. I will have to keep my eye out for it. Glad to hear that you are already Ultra Chic, Suko!

  5. Thanks so much for the fabulous post..hope everyone enjoys the book :)


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