How to Walk in High Heels: The Girl's Guide to Everything

How to Walk in High Heels: The Girl's Guide to Everything


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ISBN-13: 9781401302757
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 09/05/2006
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 579,119
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.37(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

Camilla Morton is a runway reporter for covering all international shows. She is also contributing editor and fashion writer to Harpers and Queen (UK) and fashion writer for Time magazine's fashion design and style supplement. She continues to consult for Christian Dior creative director John Galliano, and was formerly the London-based fashion writer for US Harpers Bazaar. She lives in London.

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How to Walk in High Heels: The Girl's Guide to Everything 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
wyvernfriend on LibraryThing 10 months ago
While superficial it's fun, though the entire chapter on Computers needs a serious grain of salt (psaw on no-one understanding documents if you don't use Microsoft Word) and she's not helping issues by declaring in the piece on "How to understand the world wide web" "not only did it slash encyclopaedia sales, and end the tyrannical reign of librarians...". She was probably asking the wrong questions.The index is patently wrong too. Maybe she should have hired a trained professional, maybe even a librarian for that...She does later suggest that you should use libraries to save money. Ah, us librarians have use after all.It's for those in the world who are concerned about fashion and about always looking good. I.E. not me. While some of it is useful the constant name-dropping of brands is quite grating occasionally.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
2% brilliant. 18% interesting. 30% celebrity trash...50% UGH. First of all, this book does NOT teach you how to walk in heels. (Heel toe Heel toe? No!!! I've even tried it and twisted my ankle.) Practice does not make perfect with that technique. The book only gets worse with subjects such as: How to Unblock Drains and How to Put Up a Fence with ridiculous answers…”Uhhh…too much work. Someone else has to do this.”(p.313) Then Morton explains how to be an Independent Woman, “Uh, Destiny’s Child made a cool song.”(p.412) I knew I should have read the first 104 pages and realized that Ms. Morton is either a VERY bored woman or she had this book published by a drunk nobody…speaking of “drunk,” in the chapter, How to Have Good Table Manners, she dedicates FIFTEEN pages to wine and how to LOVE it. (Not everyone drinks alcohol, nitwit. -_-“) Page 394, she gives an awful list of activities to do in foreign countries. Does “rolling your own cigar in Cuba” sound like something a “Girl” should do? Not chic at all! She advises girls with big hips to wear “baggy tops” (p.40) and that they should “highlight another area.” Blue lipstick is gross. (p.41) Only wear pink nail polish (p.37)and go to alcohol when you want to drink yourself into oblivion! (p.195) When you wear heels, “Leave spikey marks on their carefully polished floor.” (p.30) How to Make your Hotel Room Feel like Home. EWW!!! (p.389) How to Mirror, Signal, Makeup, Maneuver…”Clearly a car was designed for a woman: there are mirrors everywhere!” Ha. (p.389) This woman is full of bad advice. Oh, and chardonnay! (p192) Despite the drug references and stupid ideas, she gives some good insight every few dozen pages. The best thing I learned from her book is how to pick up dog poop. I give this book one star because I cannot figure out how to give it zero.
AnneCstro More than 1 year ago
This book is overrated. I bought this because of heaps of positive reviews I have read online and the cute cover. I guess books shouldn't be really judged by its cover. This book is just plainly lame. Camilla Morton has written pieces of advice which everyone who has common sense already knows. 
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a book I bought because it was cute. It looked like something that would just look nice on my vanity. After reading it, it immediately became by new reference, it definitely is the girls guide to everything. It is how to be cute, sexy and all knowing all in one. How to Walk in High Heels is a must read for any woman who is proud of being a woman and wants to light up a room and enlighten a man at the same time. Luuvv it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It teaches the modern girl a little of everything - how highs to wear your heels, how to program your PDA, how mow the lawn in heels, how to play poker - pretty much how to be useful without being too useful - afterall - men need to have SOMETHING to do!
Guest More than 1 year ago
omg this book it amazing i can't stop reading it who ever sees this book buy it!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Camilla Morton has written a great guide for the modern girl. After reading this I now know how to play poker, how to get ready in 5 minuttes(ish), how to wear a hat, how to throw a dinner-party, how to wear cantacts, how to buy a house, etc., etc.. This truly is a wonderful book. Buy. It. Now.
LM02 More than 1 year ago
This book was for a friend and it has info that applies to all females. It is a fun read and great gift idea.
marienri More than 1 year ago
I thought it was a great book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought the 50's were over. Im sure this book is mean to be lighthearted and not taken too seriously, but I'm scared that many young women will take it seriously. Instead of teaching girls how to put on makeup in five minutes or load your ipod as fast as your dishwasher, why not teach them to not rely so much on material crap that doesnt really matter anyway. This book is just another example of why women are treated like crap in today's world. Why not write about teaching women how to demand respect and be smart.