Meaning of Sunglasses by Hadley Freeman
A Guide to (Almost) All Things Fashionable

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In this funny, chic and wise book, award-winning fashion writer Hadley Freeman separates the nonsense from the fabulous and shows that falling in love with an It bag doesn't mean you have the IQ of an It girl. Ever the entertaining guide, Hadley shows how to wear shorts without looking like an extra in "Hamlet", what to spend money on, and what not to, and why only harpists should wear velvet. And most of all, she shows that you don't need to be thin, young, tall or rich to enjoy fashion, you just need a sense of humour. If you've ever lusted after an improbably priced key ring, wondered why there's a large chunk of fashion that girls get but boys don't, got into an exuberant state at a party and left your clutch 'bag' in the ladies or spent fruitless hours worrying about what to wear on a date, this is the book for you.

About Hadley Freeman

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Hadley Freeman is the author of The Meaning of Sunglasses and has been a columnist and staff writer for The Guardian since 2000, where she writes the popular 'Ask Hadley' fashion column. She also contributes to US Vogue. She lives in New York and London.
Published January 1, 2008 by Viking Books. 224 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Arts & Photography.

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Freeman's writing style, as all Guardian-reading fashion slaves will know, is informal and sardonic, and there's a trolley-load of laughs to be had here at fashion's expense (alongside a detailed exploration of the rise of the designer handbag).

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