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M.I.S.S. Michelle’s Beauty Pick of the Week: Simon Says – Be an Eccentric Beauty and Read Eccentric Glamour!

Finally, a fashion read with a sense of humor! A couple weeks ago, I attended the Barneys book signing of Eccentric Glamour, written by the store’s fabulously eccentric Creative Director, Simon Doonan.

Simon Doonan’s Eccentric Glamour is written as a guide from a fashion insider’s perspective to help one cultivate his or her own sense of personal style. He classifies eccentrically glamorous persons into three categories: The Gypsy, the Socialite, and the Existentialist, all having the ability to share overlapping characteristics, quite like the principles of the Ayurvedic dosha, the classification system based on body types, personality traits, and lifestyle preferences. Simon can help you discover your long lost fashion dosha, so it’s well worth the read.

Part self-help, part autobiography, the book not only includes incredibly valuable style, fashion, and beauty tips, and living and past examples of glamorous eccentrics, but is delightfully funny as well, and most importantly, is bluntly honest about what works and what does not work in the world of good eccentric fashion. His candor and general concern for the future of fashion is inspiring and most respected. I met Simon briefly at the Barneys book signing and was impressed with his ease; he didn’t seem stuffy or pretentious like some other fashion folks, and I was smitten cause he liked my glasses.

“Call me crazy, but I believe that there just might be more to being a woman than prancing around dressed like a Stepford blow-up doll. Non? In my experience you girls are highly idiosyncratic creatures whose true essence is riddled with subtlety and nuance. Your sizzling sexuality is only one aspect of a complex and intriguing picture.?

Simon said it. And I agree. So now go find your eccentrically beautiful self and get Eccentric Glamour!

Price: $16.32 – $24.00
Value: Moderate
Accessibility: Moderate
Where to buy: Barneys Stores, Barneys.com, Amazon.com


Enjoy and stay posted for more beauty tips and picks to come next week!

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2 Responses to “M.I.S.S. Michelle’s Beauty Pick of the Week: Simon Says – Be an Eccentric Beauty and Read Eccentric Glamour!”

  1. foft says:

    Michelle…I need you to come with me to barneys to try on the Lipstick Queen lipsticks/glosses. I need a classic red, and somthing not to sticky/runny respectively. Afterwards I’ll take you to the gold dust lounge for a champagne cocktail cuz I treat you liek a lady!

    xoxo jess

  2. M.Editrix Michelle says:

    You are such a sweetie!! Yes, let’s go!! Lipstick and champagne….my favorite things, then you can go with me to Agent Provocateur to try on some lingerie….You’ve totally inspired me!! :)


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