Category Archives: Fashion / Beauty

Allure: Confessions of a Beauty Editor by Linda Wells

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover, 192 pages, 2006 Rating: 8/10 Reason for Reading: Like many women, make-up and hair-care products tend to be one of my favourite cheerful (but usually cheap) pick-me-up purchases. It’s fun, but good advice from actual pros … Continue reading

Cary Grant: A Celebration of Style by Richard Torregrossa

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover, 218 pages, 2006 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: I’ve seen, and loved, quite a few of Grant’s movies, such as To Catch a Thief and The Philadelphia Story, and Grant himself was usually the biggest draw. … Continue reading

A Virgin’s Guide to Everything by Lauren McCutcheon

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Trade, 376 pages, 2005 Rating: 8/10 Reason for Reading: Like most people, there are always things I’m putting off doing ‘until I know enough to do it right.’ Synopsis: Has there ever been something you wanted to … Continue reading

Better Than Beauty by Helen Valentine and Alice Thompson

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Trade, 164 pages, 1938 Rating: 7/10 Reason for Reading: It’s always fun to see what standards previous generations had to live up to in comparison to today. I think I heard about the book on BookCrazy. Synopsis: … Continue reading

Queer Eye for the Straight Guy by Ted Allen, Kyan Douglas, Thom Filicia, Carson Kressley, and Jai Rodriguez

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover (available in trade), 256 pages, 2004 Rating: 7/10 Reason for Reading: I think the tv show is hilarious. Synopsis: Television’s Fab Five continue their quest to improve straight men, this time in book form. Each expert … Continue reading

Sex and the City: Kiss and Tell by Amy Sohn

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover (available in trade – updated with season six), 160 pages, 2002 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: All hail Sex and the City! Especially Kim Cattrall. Synopsis: A behind the scenes look at the making of hit … Continue reading