Her memoir, Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek, has sold in large numbers in both Britain and America, foreign language rights have been sold in 20 countries, and the book recently reached the New York Times bestseller list for Young Adult literature.
Adding to the momentum, Dream Works has optioned the movie rights, with Amy B Harris, a writer on Sex and the City, attached as screenwriter and Macosko Krieger, the protégée of Steven Spielberg, slated to produce.
Then I meant to do the post last night, but ended up watching the toe-tapping movie Easter Parade on TV instead. So I turned around in my office chair, plucked Figure Correction and Beauty for You, by Virginia Fallon, off my shelf, and found this instead! Fits well given my recent bathroom renovation to include a deep tub. It is an indefinable something, and allure, difficult to capture artificially. There are a million imitation film stars ~ the advertisements of the cosmetic manufacturers seem to cater specially for them ~ but there is only one YOU. A recent survey of over 1,000,000 American women conducted by the research department of a well-known University listed the following factors of feminine charm. There is no color scheme that isn’t right if you like it. Try doing a room in black and purple, with perhaps puce accent just for laughs.
According to a new study, the average modern woman would take a 1950s man over his 2013 counterpart.
Men’s grooming brand Scaramouch & Fandango released the study’s results, finding more than half of all modern women (61 percent) consider the 1950s man to be more attractive and desirable than a modern 21st century man.
Reduce the body and mind to a parcel of chemicals and perhaps there isn’t much difference between people, but somehow in the way those chemicals have been mingled and built up, a new inimitable something has been created. Remember that color, and color alone, will give your home its individual character, and an exciting choice of colors that suit your own personality can give your living room an air of distinguished sophistication and good taste that will endure even after it’s all dingy and shabby again, which will be soon. Probably, with a little extra effort on the part of stray children, cats and other extraneous matter that drift into your home, day after tomorrow.
The book is called The Complete Book of Absolutely Perfect Housekeeping: An Uproarious Guide for Disorganized Housewives (with Neat Solutions to Sloppy Problems), published in 1956 by Elinor Goulding Smith.
(‘Fads come and go,’ Cornell writes, ‘but a simple string of small pearls is still a girl’s best friend.’) Could a self-described ‘gawky, slouchy and just a little bit lumpy’ teenager use a 1950s playbook to gain acceptance from the nines and 10s in her large, rather scary state school in Brownsville, Texas?