A Life in Frocks

A Life in Frocks

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By (author) Kelly Doust

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  • Publisher: PIER 9
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 142mm x 210mm x 30mm | 381g
  • Publication date: 1 June 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Millers Point
  • ISBN 10: 1741968445
  • ISBN 13: 9781741968446
  • Illustrations note: col. Illustrations
  • Sales rank: 75,579

Product description

"A Life in Frocks is about the 'divine obsession' - a woman's love for clothes. In particular, it is a personal, entertaining, joyous - and seductive - exploration of the significance of clothes, filtered through one woman's life-long sartorial infatuation. For as long as she can remember, Kelly Doust has been passionate about clothes. They are her first, and most enduring, love affair to date. Like the vast majority of women, she adores the playfulness of fashion and its endless ability to transform. She loves the ritual and drama of getting dressed, assuming different identities in different outfits and exploring the many facets of her personality. She buys far too many glossy magazines, and puzzles over how she can spend half her life shopping and yet still find herself with nothing to wear. Over the years, clothes have comforted her, given her confidence, lured lovers, made her invisible, secured jobs, aged her and given back her youth. And yes, they have betrayed her. A beautifully illustrated mix of memoir, philosophies and fantasies, A Life in Frocks is a book for those who love clothes and find fashion beguiling, fickle and fabulous. '...an enchanting musing on a much-loved wardrobe and the emotional significance of a lifelong sartorial obsession. ' - Vogue Magazine"

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For the better part of a decade, Kelly Doust worked in book publishing and public relations in Sydney, Hong Kong and London, and as a freelance writer on the side. She has been a regular contributor to Vogue Magazine, writes for Australian Women's Weekly and has written for Dazed & Confused, The South China Morning Post's Lifestyle section and various other magazines and newspapers in Australia, Hong Kong and the UK. She is the author of the books The Crafty Minx and The Crafty Kid, and her short stories and poetry have been published in a number of collections.

Review quote

"An enchanting musing on a much-loved wardrobe and the emotional significance of a lifelong sartorial obsession." --"Vogue" Australia