Sunday, 2 March 2008

Victoria Beckham - That Extra Half an Inch

I recently went shopping with one of my BFF's and we both bought a copy of Victoria Beckham's new book "That extra half an inch". My boss did mention that it may be a book he would like to read until he realised it was about fashion! hahaha. - PS. It refers to shoes having an extra half an inch.
I know Victoria has received a lot of criticism (partially from me) but I'm completely turned around! I thought at first this was going to be a book of a million and one things I already knew or had already read, but believe it or not- I was wrong! its actually quite informative and well set out. Its a book that can be enjoyed from a school girl to a mature (there is no OLD in my vocabulary!) aged woman. Its broken up into 11 main chapters.
  • Jeans & Trousers

  • Tops
  • Skirts & Day Dresses
  • Accessories
  • Parties
  • Vacations
  • Winter
  • Special Occasions
  • Pregnancy & Post Pregnancy
  • Lingerie
  • Hair & Make-up

I'm so glad she devoted a chapter to winter as I think its the season where most fashion is on show (instead of summer where all you want to do is rip off your clothes and not in the way my partner would like!). Winter is also the season sneaking up on me at the moment in lovely Sydney!

The book has a lot of artwork which I LOVE in a fashion book and also has a recap at the end of each chapter on every product and type of clothing she has mention - again a brilliant idea for people like me that get to the end and go "wait where was that cream she recommended?? Or those tips for a smooth backside??". Now while all the shops she mentions are London stores a few of them do have online shops or can simply be found on eBay! (eBay is my life!). All through the book are quotes from her designer friends about her and subtle pushes towards her new fashion line. This does usually annoy me in a book but not so in this case.

I was really glad to see that she was realistic about the price of products she suggested. While some of them were reaching the triple zero's (in other words WAY out of my budget) she did include a lot of regular priced items which proves my theory - Money doesn't equal beauty or youth (unless you have a great plastic surgeon).

In summary - I am now proud to say I am a Victoria fan. I enjoyed the book quite a lot and would recommend it to my friends. 4/5 total score- She lost a point for me not living in the UK. I bought my copy from Borders and it set me back about $AU35.00.

Love and kisses on both cheeks,

Sunny xxx


Prêt-à-Porter P said...

I read excerpts from the book before it was actually a pretty enjoyable read, and she gave some pretty insightful points.
I adore her.

Sunny said...

I agree with you 100% shes my new favourite fashionista. I found her very down to earth!

~MayaMi~ said...

Hey hun...Lol

U r one of my BFF's too mwah~

I have to agree with you. Although a vehement VB hater i now love her! She sense of style and fashion is accessible on so many different levels thats what i love about her and her book~

Love u lots my lil curry puff...uh oh...Keith is gonna kill me for stealing that!~


Maya Moooo~