Happy-Go-Lucky Book Review. “How to Dress for Success.” by Edith Head with Joe Hyams.

by Cashmere Wrap & Macadamia Nuts


Reading “How to Dress for Success” was a part of my ‘fashion anthropology studies’ rather than a pursue of any particular fashion wisdom. My heart beats faster whenever I hear names such as “a suburban wife” or “a hostess pajama”, while imagination runs wild, taking me to good old 50ties. However, as much retro as some passages may sound, Edith Head knew the art of design and image building with the ability to formulate many sound advices that can’t be undermined till this very day.

First and foremost – the self knowledge, for good and bad, is the first step towards style and elegance. No sweet illusions Ladies! Only by knowing, and yes – accepting, own assets and limitations can one name and incorporate most becoming silhouettes and trends.

Secondly, good planning in reference to to daily needs based on general lifestyle. Working professional and home stayed mom may live next door, but living different lives, would definitely need to support them with different wardrobe options.

Thirdly, it’s not only about who you are an what you do, but also about where you’re going to and what you dream about. An aspiring female executive will select other style from an aspiring wife of an executive.

Last, but not least, the need for somber mind when it comes to shopping and money spending. Going for the best of what one can afford, in tune with all mentioned above.

Does it still sound old fashioned? No, I don’t think so.

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