Another entry in the Beauty Book Shelf and this one is How To Walk In High Heels: A Girl’s Guide to Everything by Camilla Morton (£8.99). It’s a little step away from the usual beauty books, being more of a lifestyle guide but I have had this for years and always go back to reading it for some motivation when I’m feeling in a bit of a rut life wise. (excuse the battered book photo but this is well loved).
Throughout the book Camilla answer any possible “how to” question you can think of in such a direct and funny way it’s almost like talking to a best friend. The book has such cute illustrations and you will find little snippets of advice and tips from the likes of Manolo Blanhnik, Vivienne Westwood and Gisele.
Chapters included cover: politics, climbing the career ladder, buying a house, DIY lessons, staying in credit and most importantly How to walk in high heels. From each section Camilla offers a brief history about the topic with some strategies and plans to accomplish the matter.
It is written in such an informative way and you can really learn something from the advise she gives. I now have an idea of how to bleed a radiator if I was ever to need to. I also gained some success in my wallpapering skills after applying some of the tips suggested.
If you are looking for a really fun, care free read that you don’t have to concentrate on, or even a book just to use for lifestyle reference this is a good option. I have loved this for years and it has a firm place on my beauty book shelf.
Camilla also has a follow up book A Girl For All Seasons (£3.99 kindle addition) which follows along the same line as the first but is sectioned around the changes in season.
For me it would be another I recommend looking at if you like this style of book. The illustrations keep in with the first and even more of your “how to” questions are answered. My favourites consist of, “how to blog”, “how to strike the right work/life balance” and “how to make a face mask”.
Again there are guest articles from Dita Von Teese, Christian Lacroix and Lulu Guinness (there are many more).
At the beginning of each month Camilla gives a little history lesson on a powerful, interdependent women that you can muse over and at the end she includes a ‘foot note’ (a style of shoe which is then described and explained to how it became about). Honestly it is so interesting, there is always a section to learn from.
I have loved both of these books for so long and couldn’t help but add them to my Beauty Book Shelf (both have beauty elements to them).
Let me know if you have read these and enjoyed or even if they are not really your style of book. Are there any other lifestyle books I could take a look at? Which one’s have become your ‘life bible’? I’ve seen the new Zoella one so if anyone has had the chance to give that a read, comment below as I’d love to hear some opinions.
Next post will be tomorrow.
Other’s you will find on my Beauty Book Shelf: