What Would Grace Do?: How to Live Life in Style Like the Princess of Hollywood

What Would Grace Do?: How to Live Life in Style Like the Princess of Hollywood

by Gina McKinnon, Penelope Beech
     
 

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Find your inner Grace: A modern day guide to the classic beauty and timeless style of the Hollywood starlet and real-life Princess, Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly set a standard for elegance that continues to inspire women today—particularly in our Mad Men-crazed era. More than merely blessed with camera-wooing beauty, Princess Grace was also aSee more details below

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Find your inner Grace: A modern day guide to the classic beauty and timeless style of the Hollywood starlet and real-life Princess, Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly set a standard for elegance that continues to inspire women today—particularly in our Mad Men-crazed era. More than merely blessed with camera-wooing beauty, Princess Grace was also a canny decision maker who selected roles that quickly made her one of cinema’s most adored and unforgettable leading ladies. She also captured hearts on- and off-camera, including many belonging to her handsome co-stars. Though her reign as Princess of Hollywood yielded all-too-soon to her real-life role as Princess of Monaco, Grace Kelly remains the timeless embodiment of refined glamour, style, and poise.

Now, Gina McKinnon makes Grace Kelly’s indelible style secrets available to everyone. In What Would Grace Do?, readers will find invaluable lessons in charm and loveliness—from handling careers and cashmere to manners and men. In the style of What Would Jackie Do? and What Would Audrey Do? comes a beautifully designed book filled with lovely two-color illustrations.

What Would Grace Do?
inspires women everywhere to reach for those moments of strife when we could all use a little Grace.

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Kirkus Reviews
A heavy-handed, tedious "self-help" book offering precious little in the way of advice--unless listing New York restaurants once patronized by Grace Kelly counts as advice. Purportedly written as a "modern-day guide to the classic beauty and timeless style of the Hollywood starlet and real-life princess, Grace Kelly," the narrative is just an amalgamation of the juicy bits of the books McKinnon (1001 Ridiculous Sexual Misadventures, 2009, etc.) has read about Kelly in the last year. Did you know Grace had a difficult relationship with her father? Have you heard she had affairs with her co-stars? Or that her marriage to Prince Rainier of Monaco was "no fairytale"? Do you know the difference between being fashionable and possessing "true style"? If not, you will learn all that and more from this mediocre book. The advice about how to "channel Grace" in one's everyday life ranges from the obvious and unspecific ("Exude confidence," "Make friends from all walks of life," "Remember birthdays," "Keep in touch") to the insultingly out of reach ("Stay at the Savoy when in London"). The author's attempts at humor are often strained: "now it's time to put your life in the dock and subpoena your inner Grace. As a witness in the vagaries of life, we can't think of anyone more expert than she"; "Keep with tradition and don't show your husband your dress…or what's underneath it until your wedding day." Readers eager to learn more about Grace Kelly would be better served by reading Donald Spoto's High Society (2009) or Wendy Leigh's True Grace (2007), both of which are quoted at length here. Readers who wish to be more like Kelly would be better off watching her films.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101621790
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/11/2013
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
751,287
File size:
3 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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"What Would Grace Doff... help[s] you navigate life's dilemmas using lessons learned from the queen of elegance herself." -New York Post

"For those wanting to live life like her highness, there's What Would Grace Do? a guide... that covers everything from makeup to manners to flirting." -USA Today

One of VanityFair.com's Summer 2013 Best Beach Reads

"Find out how fabulous life would be if all you did was in the style of Grace Kelly with What Would Grace Do?." -InStyle (UK)

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