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A Life in Frocks: A Memoir

A Life in Frocks: A Memoir

by Kelly Doust


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A personal, entertaining, exquisitely illustrated exploration of the significance of clothes, filtered through one woman's life-long sartorial infatuation

A seductive mix of memoir, philosophies, and fantasies, this is a book for those who love clothes and find fashion beguiling, fickle, and fabulous. For as long as she can remember, Kelly Doust has been passionate about clothes. They are her first, and most enduring, love affair to date. Like many women, she adores the playfulness of fashion and its endless ability to transform. She loves the ritual and drama of getting dressed, assuming different identities in different outfits, and exploring the many facets of her personality. She buys far too many glossy magazines, and puzzles over how she can spend half her life shopping and yet still find herself with nothing to wear. Over the years, clothes have comforted her, given her confidence, lured lovers, made her invisible, secured jobs, aged her, and given back her youth. And yes, they have betrayed her. This is one woman's charming analysis of her fascinating relationship with what she wears.

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ISBN-13: 9781741968446
Publisher: Murdoch Books
Publication date: 06/01/2012
Pages: 246
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Kelly Doust is the author of Crafts for Every Season and Fun Family Crafts, a regular contributor to Vogue Magazine and Australian Women's Weekly, and the author of the craft blog

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