Sunday, 29 May 2011

The Meaning of Sunglasses: Book Review

A few months ago, I won Amy's blogiversary giveaway (from her old blog). Among all the amazing goodies was a book called 'The Meaning of Sunglasses', by Hadley Freeman and it's a fantastic book.

As you all probably know, I love reading. For me, nothing compares to sitting wrapped up in blankets, and reading a good book, with my music blaring. And between all my Dickens' and Salingers, I do enjoy reading the odd fashion based book as a guilty pleasure.

Photo from Waterstones

I really am loving this book. It's really witty and quite funny as well. Definitely an entertaining read, full of tips on all topics, such as wearing shorts and information about menswear on women.
The book definitely doesn't take itself seriously, and clearly states that it isn't a guide book that offers advice, but just a general guide to meanings of trends.

I love how the book starts off by mentioning the importance of accessories, and how fashion isn't just about clothes anymore. It is pretty hilarious. It explains how buying the occassional expensive handbag is more than just about wanting it: it's about letting the owrld know that you can splurge.
The book spends a few pages on each trend/topic and explains how it came to be and general opinions on it all.

This book is definitely worth a read and is guaranteed to make you laugh. I haven't finished it yet, but hope to really soon.

Sherin xx


sisters in black frocks said...

thanks for writing about this book...I so am going to purchase this it seems like a great read!

Amy CT said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed it - Hadley Freeman is essentially who I aspire to be, haha :)

Sandra said...

It sounds like a good book. I may even order it. :)

PinkBow said...

congrats on the win - i love anything hedly freeman does, it sounds fab

Ioana Liliana said...

Seems like a great beach read!


Lee Oliveira said...

Sounds like a good book.. I've been thinking about whats to read next..
Lee x

Cafe Fashionista said...

Fantastic review, Sherin! I definitely need to check this book out. :)

Stevia said...

sounds like a good book!


Haute World said...

Sounds like a great read! I'll have to pick it up I think. Like you, I do like the odd girlie/fashion book in addition to the more serious stuff.

daisychain said...

another book for my reading list!

Sami said...

Must check this out... just recently got a kindle so I'm itching to find some new reads... any recs? xx

Kat said...

definitely gonna check out this book!:)

Natasha said...

I love reading too, there's nothing better than relaxing with a good book. This one does sound funny so I'll keep an eye out for it. I've not read any fashion books so I probably should start, haha! I hope you have a good weekend too. xxx

Lizzy said...

Ooh, this sounds like a good one, thanks for the review! I have been reading 'Parisian Chic' by Ines de la Fressange, which is quite light hearted and fun. I love it when fashion authors don't take themselves too seriously, the book becomes much more accessible! x

Tere said...

thanks for your comment darling! amazing post!


Kavery said...

I like a light read. Too often books are way too serious!

Winnie said...

That looks like a fun read, it would be really lovely to read on holiday and probably quite easy to relate to, too!

Imogen said...

Sounds really good, definitely my sort of book.

Chelsea Lane said...

ah sounds so fun! ha it is TOTALLY true fashion is practically all about the accessories now! ;)


wulanasihsetyarini said...

sounds so much fun sherin.. it's in my what-to-read list now..


Sunaina said...

I love reading too. This books sounds great! I wish I had more time to read all the books I'm interested in!

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