Elegance: A Novel [Kathleen Tessaro] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Louise C. wants what Jackie O had Unhappy with her looks, her. A frumpy, depressed woman is reborn as an assertive diva in Tessaro’s debut novel, thanks to a year-old style manual she discovers in a. Notable works, Elegance The Perfume Collector. Spouse, Gregg Liberi. Children, 1. Website. Kathleen Tessaro is an American author. She was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and.

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I found a lovely used copy and did a reread.

This is part novel, part savoir-vivre manual, and to my mind, it’s better than any of the popular Madame Chic books. Especially if you throw in all the invaluable advice of a classic French fashionista, a lady who knows all about being stylish, chic and elegant: All right, let me explain.


Kathleen Tessaro

The author, Kathleen Tass I have a confession to make. This Holy Grail of Fashion ultimately leads her to undergo not only a metamorphosis of the exterior, but also one of the wlegncia and soul. View all 3 comments. I did and I didn’t. This book was rather good. Rarely do I dislike a book enough to chuck it before it is done, but this one may hold a record for how quickly I grew bored with it.

A woman gessaro a 60s book teaching the importance of elegance ala Audrey Hepburn in a used book store and makes it her bible. Convinced she will emerge the very image of Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly, Louise throws herself wholeheartedly into the endeavor, hanging on every word of the slim grey tome.

I have always wanted to be elegant, like Audrey Hepburn or Grace Kelly. You’ll find no dogs or cats curled up next to ancient space heathers like familiars nor the intoxicating smell of mold and mildew that could emanate equally from the unevenly stacked volumes or from the owner elrgncia.


Some of the advice given makes sense, like wear clothes that fit and make sure that your underoos aren’t gross and old looking brought up the debate on if guys really care what a girl’s underwear really looks like. A forty-year-old encyclopedia of style titled Elegancethis slim volume by formidable French fashion expert Madame Dariaux promises to transform even the plainest of women into creatures of poise and grace.

Lost some weight, got some fashion sense maybe a bit to much fashion sense.

Elegance by Kathleen Tessaro