The World According to Joan
'I've always been extremely frank, perhaps too much so. Often friends say to me sarcastically, ''Oh, why don't you say what you mean, Joanie!'' Well I'm afraid I usually do, which is why I have been called opinionated, stubborn, obdurate, headstrong, prejudiced and pilitically incorrect. Maybe I am ...'
Wityy, clever and beautiful, Joan Collins, OBE, possesses a singulare start quality that has come to define what it means to be living legend.
In The World According to Joan, she shares her life experience with her trademark humour and wisdom. From manners to men, via fashion and family, as well as ageing and marriage, Joan Collins takes on subjects close to everyone's heart. Her views are sharp, timely and often hilarious, whether ripping apart the eating habits of modern Britons or extolling the virtues of good old-fashioned, masculine men.
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Decade by decade, the lavishly illustrated "Vintage Shoes" recounts over 100 years of shoe history, from Andre Perugia's designs for society women in the 1920s to the red-soled shoes from Christian Louboutin favoured by celebrities today. Accompanied by archive images, stunning fashion photography and specially commissioned photographs of rare period footwear, the most collectible and fabulous footwear designs are showcased. An invaluable reference as well as a visual delight of times past, the book explores the key designers, technical developments and cultural influences that shaped shoe fashions, revealing exquisite and groundbreaking work from such luminaries as Salvatore Ferragamo, Charles Jourdan, Roger Vivier, Beth Levine, Vivienne Westwood and Manolo Blahnik.