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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How to Walk in High Heels: The Girl's Guide to Everything by Camilla Morton, Natasha Law

The bestselling U.K. sensation, hailed as "the most fabulous instruction manual the world has ever seen" by Vogue.com

Can you make yourself up in five minutes flat? Make the first move without breaking a sweat? Hang a picture without becoming unhinged? Get out of a car--or an unpleasant situation--gracefully in a short skirt? Load an iPod as effortlessly as a dishwasher? If not, international style and fashion journalist Camilla Morton can help you navigate these and more than two hundred other hazards of modern living with grace and aplomb. Much more than just a style manual or crash course in social skills, How to Walk in High Heels also illuminates the finer points of achieving better homes and gardens, tackling technophobia, climbing the career ladder, and joining the jet set.

From the practical, such as what to do when a heel breaks and how to catch a mouse, to the imaginative, such as how to enjoy karaoke and swim in sunglasses, How to Walk in High Heels overflows with useful nuggets of advice delivered in the author's inimitable witty style, accompanied by a foreword from Dior's John Galliano and a Louis Vuitton trunkful of insight from experts including:

  • Manolo Blahnik on How to Pick a Shoe
  • Dolce & Gabbana on How to Get Ready in Five Minutes
  • Gisele Bundchen on How to Look Good in a Photo
  • Jade Jagger on How to Compile Your Own Soundtrack
This comprehensive do-everything-better bible takes the guesswork out of flaunting your fabulousness so that you can stop teetering and start striding confidently through the obstacle course of life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401302757
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 09/05/2006
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 783,789
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 Vogue.com 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. 9 reviews.
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.