I grew up reading Jane Eyre…more than once may I add. When I saw The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Bronte by Syrie James I was very excited and couldn’t wait to read it. It is written in a diary style and reminds of her works. As much as I wanted to love this book or even like it. I just couldn’t get into it. Reading all the great reviews I’m pretty sure it was me and not the book. I wish I could have read it but I couldn’t get pass the first pages. Maybe it was the writing (it wasn’t bad at all) or maybe the time was rong for me to read this.
Have you read this book? Did you like it?
I’m sure you have noticed that I read a lot and some of the books are very fashion oriented. One of my favorite fashion related biography is Front row: Anna Wintour: The cool life and hot times of Vogue’s editor in chief by Jerry Oppenheimer. Anna Wintour is one of the people in the fashion industry that everybody has heard about but there’s only a few that know her. This book is very well written and researched and has some juicy stories from her early dating years.
Did you know Anna Wintour never graduated from high school? Neither did I. She was driven, sharp and knew what she wanted and knew how to get it. She wasn’t nice about it, you could probably call her outright rude but she always achieved what she wanted and when she wanted. She is on top of the fashion world and probably will stay there till she dies.
I would recommend this book to anybody because it’s a very well written biography and a book you don’t want to put down.
Kerry Washington is one of the celebrities that never disappoints on the red carpet. Her choices are rarely safe and she isn’t afraid of color, print or crazy design. I love that she isn’t stuck on one hair style or makeup option either and seeing her on the red carpet is a treat for any fashionista. Even her black and nudes deliver and are never boring.
1 Jason Wu dress, Bottega Veneta clutch and a Monique Pean ring.
2 Lanvin dress, Casadei shoes, a Kotur bag, and a Sydney Evan ring.
3 Marchesa dress and bag, Louis Vuitton shoes, earrings by Vhernier, and a ring by Fred Leighton.
4 Carven dress, Christian Louboutin shoes, with a Kate Spade clutch and Vhernier earrings.
5 Kate Spade dress, Roger Vivier shoes, Amrapali earrings, and a Nancy Gonzalez clutch.
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2 Dolce & Gabbana dress paired with Sergio Rossi shoes, Roger Vivier clutch, and Le Vian rings.
3 If you know let me know
1 Rodarte dress, Christian Louboutin shoes, Fred Leighton earrings, a Fred Leighton ring, and a Judith Leiber clutch.
2 Jennifer Fisher cuff and an Ippolita ring.
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4 white Zac Posen
1 Giles dress, Christian Louboutin shoes, and a Solange Azagury-Partridge ring.
2 Miu Miu dress, Prada shoes and bag, Movado watch, Fred Leighton bracelet, and Chopard ring.
3 Louis Vuitton dress and headband, Christian Louboutin shoes, Vince Camuto bag, David Webb earrings, and Sydney Evan bracelet.
1 Miu Miu dress, Christian Louboutin shoes, a Prada bag, Chopard earrings, and a Fred Leighton ring.
2 Mendel dress, Christian Louboutin shoes, Jill Milan clutch, a Jennifer Fisher ring
3 Temperley London dress, Christian Louboutin shoes, and Martin Katz earrings and rings.
4 Calvin Klein gown, Reed Krakoff shoes, Dean Harris earrings, Finn rings, and a Roger Vivier bag.
5 Gucci dress
6 Dior dress, Hellmuth turquoise ring and earrings, Movado watch, Marie Todd gold ring, Christian Louboutin shoes, and an Isly clutch
7 Rene Caovilla ivory beaded platform heels with Swarovski crystal details.
8 Marchesa dress, Christian Louboutin shoes, Anita Ko earrings, and an Anndra Neen bag
1 Michael Kors dress, Roger Vivier shoes, Klutch It by Kele clutch, Vhernier earrings, and a Jennifer Fisher ring.
2 Stella McCartney dress, Christian Louboutin shoes, a Kotur clutch, Martin Katz earrings, a Sydney Evan ring.
3 Michael Kors Resort 2012 collection, a Movado watch, and Louboutin shoes.
1 Giambattista Valli Couture dress, Christian Louboutin shoes, Bottega Veneta bag, and Monique Pean ring.
2 Oscar de la Renta dress, Christian Louboutin shoes, a Kotur clutch, and a brooch, earrings, and ring by Neil Lane.
3 Escada dress with a Swarovski clutch and H. Stern jewelry.
4 Peter Pilotto dress, Nicholas Kirkwood shoes, a Solange Azagury-Partridge ring, and Monique Pean earrings.
I’m guilty of watching and loving reality tv. One of my biggest guilty pleasures is the Real Housewives with Beverly Hills being one of my favorites. Brandi Glanville released Drinking and Tweeting in February and looking at the sale numbers and good reviews you can tell she has lots of fans. I had zero expectations when it came to this book or writing and was just hoping for fun, easy, no censor read…just like Brandi herself.
That’s exactly what I got. It was easy and very fast read…I picked it up for one of my long bubble baths and finished it the next morning craving more. I love how open and honest she can be about things many of us would feel embarrassed about or wouldn’t bring up on our own. I’m not going to lie I had no idea who she was when she first appeared on the RHOBH but I fell in love with her sense of humor and no censor talk, she said what she was thinking and called the things the way she saw it. I loved how gracefully she handled the talk that Lisa set up with one of her ex-husband’s mistresses and with time she became one of my favorites among Lisa and Yolanda (she would probably write a great book).
I had no idea how bad things got for her after she kicked her ex-husband out after catching him cheating several times. It made me see the real her, no glitz and glam…stripped naked and as honest as you can be. She shares some juicy stories about her divorce and the time before that and naturally her new life that begins with kicking her ex out and starting over as a single mom and almost penniless. It’s her story and it’s told exactly as she was sitting across you, sipping wine and laughing about it.
I would say it’s one of the best books written by the Real Housewives. I would recommend it if you love the show or are a fan of her.