If you loved ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ or you’re a fan of Linda LaPlante or Jilly Cooper or you’re the kind of gal who likes to kick back on a Saturday afternoon with a pre-dinner Long Island Iced Tea (or is that just me?) and a stack of trashy mags then this is the book for you!
Guilty Pleasures by Tasmina Perry is set in the fashion world between London, Paris and New York (is there a better combination) and is the story of a family whose members will stop at nothing to get their hands on the family fortune. The Daily Mirror in the UK cheekily described Guilty Pleasures as a ‘Bonkbuster’ and I have to agree – it’s peppered with titillating scenes that seem completely plausible and appropriate, considering the characters and setting.
Underneath it’s external layer of glamour, fashion, sex and Machiavellian plotting – Guilty Pleasures has well developed characters that although their lifestyles are incomprehensible, their more human characteristics make you care about their fate. I even found myself cheering for Cassandra, the tough but flawed fashion magazine editor who believes with her style and connections, she’s the rightful heir to the family Luxury Goods business – rather than her ‘off the rack’ Management Consultant cousin Emma.
Guilty Pleasures is a fun, easy read that’s perfect for your next weekend away, international flight or a week of escapism on the train while you commute. Wherever you read it though, just remember if there’s people near by – they may be wondering what you’re grinning about. Guilty Pleasures by Tasmina Perry is the most appropriately named book this year.
Available from all good bookstores from July 1st.
Guilty Pleasures by Tasmina Perry RRP $32.99 is published by HarperCollins Publishers
Sophie Uliano & I have a chat about being Gorgeously Green & you get to SAVE 20% Off your Gorgeous Things.
Be quick! Sale Ends June 20
Beauty & Brains June 2008
Everytime Gorgeous Things is involved in any kind of Wellbeing or MindBodySpirit Fair or Festival I’m always overwhelmed by the number of lovely ladies (& sometimes even gorgeous guys) who come up & tell me their story about living with Eczema, Psoriasis or Dermatitis.
One gorgeous girl I met at a recent event in Sydney brought a tear to my eye as she reluctantly showed me her hands covered in Eczema. She was so embarrassed about her hands & the thought of having to shake hands with anyone freaked her out completely. Her career meant she was under constant stress & very often in the public eye. It really took me back to how I’d previously felt & as I looked down at my hands with my now soft & blemish free skin a wave emotion hit me. She was me 5 years ago.
So, with that in mind I’d like to share with you the 4 things you can do today to protect your Sensitive Skin.
- Think Holistically – your diet, stress levels, irritants (like conventional cleaning products & harsh cleansers) & environmental factors all combine to weaken your resilience; making you more prone to outbreaks.
- Remove Chemical Nasties from your life. If you need help with identifying these just hit the Gorgeous Things website or click on the ‘Chemical Nasties’ category of this blog for more information. There’s no point to just buying a Soap-Free Hand Wash when you then go and wash your hair with chemical laden Shampoo or clean your home with with several of the scary concoctions under your sink. All of these are affecting your skin as they are all absorbed directly in your bloodsream.
- Quality Hand Cream will provide a great barrier for your skin & will also help prevent premature ageing. Try Gorgeous Things Virgin Blend Hand Therapy
- Wear Gloves when you’re in the Garden or Moving Furniture or doing any thing that can cause stress to your skin.
Enjoy taking good care of your Sensitive Skin & you’ll find you’ll have less & less outbreaks.
Do you know any fabulous Health & Beauty websites, blogs or forums? We’d love to hear about them so that we can create a list to share with everyone here on the Gorgeous Things blog.
Either leave the details in comments, or email us with the URL so we can check it out.
Gorgeously Green by Sophie Uliano is Out Now!
Published by Harper Collins RRP $26.95
Sustainable, Green, Conscious & Gorgeous – Sophie’s new book Gorgeously Green will show you how to live the green life without having to sacrifice style.
Gorgeously Green covers everything from Fitness to Shopping & Travel, with loads of great information to help you make better choices for yourself & Mother Earth. Julia Roberts has written the Introduction & Sophie appeared on the Oprah show on Earth Day back in April so expect to be hearing quite a bit about this fabulous new book.
Gorgeous Things thinks Gorgeously Green is the most important book to be published this year…well, maybe the new Tim Winton is kind of important too but Gorgeously Green is important is the ‘saving the planet’ kind of way whereas Tim Winton is important in the ‘being very clever with words’ kind of way. Sorry ladies…having a bit of a Bridget Jones moment. You know what we mean.