It’s Freakin’ Fabulous!

Posted on 08. Feb, 2010 by in Girly Stuff, Popular

The title is more than a mouthful, but one of the best non-fiction books I’ve ever purchased has got to be Freakin’ Fabulous: How to Dress, Speak, Behave, Eat, Drink, Entertain, Decorate, and Generally Be Better than Everyone Else by Clinton Kelly. If you’ve been living in a cave you don’t know who he is, Clinton Kelly co-hosts the makeover show What Not to Wear with Stacy London on TLC.

Most of the time I think, “Yeah, right!” when I see a book that claims to have a celebrity author, but this is actually a different scenario. Before delving into the world of fashion television, Clinton began his career as a writer– he has a master’s degree in journalism. This book would make an awesome addition to any coffee table and would make a great present for just about anyone on your gift list.

It offers advice on how clothes should (and should not) fit by SHOWING YOU PHOTOGRAPHS. At first look these pictures make you laugh, but they are absolutely fantastic (or freakin’ fabulous!) at proving the points that Clinton is trying to make. I probably shouldn’t post tons of photos from the book on my blog due to copyright issues, but you can check out the “Look Inside!” feature on Amazon to see what I’m talking about.

In addition to all the helpful and fun fashion info, Clinton offers tips on speaking, behavior, eating, drinking, entertaining, and decorating – just as the title promises.

My favorite section of the book is “How to Speak.” I’m definitely not an English professor, but poor grammar drives me absolutely insane. I usually want to give people a copy of the Bedford Handbook after reading their posts on Facebook. (You do not say “Here’s a photo of Mom and I.” It’s “Mom and ME,” people!) Now I can recommend Clinton’s book for helpful advice! For example, page 56 teaches us about sentence subjects so that we will know to say, “She and her mother are dating the same guy” instead of “Her and her mother are dating the same guy.”

The book is downright hilarious, but it definitely teaches you a thing or two (or three or four). Bravo, Clinton Kelly! Five stars from the Short Hair Diva!

4 Responses to “It’s Freakin’ Fabulous!”

  1. melanie fernandez 14 February 2010 at 12:26 pm #

    yeah…i’m am definitely fired when it comes to grammar. i gave up years ago. i never got to English 2 at U.S.F. but someday i will go back to school.

  2. Melissa 14 February 2010 at 1:33 pm #

    I’m just weird about that stuff, haha! I know you will get back to USF or another school one day. You’re good at setting goals and accomplishing them.

  3. Rebecca 14 February 2010 at 11:26 pm #

    I have to agree with Mel on the grammar thing. My English class in college was the only “C” I got the whole time out of a 3.9 GPA. But great blog Melissa. I will look for his book in the library. I could use a good laugh and who doesn’t want be a little more fabulous…lol.
    I love the Short Hair Diva thing. It’s a great name for you. 😉 Very cute.

  4. Melissa 15 February 2010 at 1:03 pm #

    You can look at it next time I see you. It’s really funny.

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