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    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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    Title
    A Life in Frocks
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kelly Doust
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 408 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781741968446
    ISBN 10: 1741968445
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    BIC subject category V2: BM
    LC classification: CT
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BIC subject category V2: JFCK
    BISAC V2.8: BIO022000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    DC22: 391.0092
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400, A97603600
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: DES005000
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 11
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    Thema V1.0: JBCC3, DNC
    Illustrations note
    col. Illustrations
    Publisher
    MURDOCH BOOKS
    Imprint name
    PIER 9
    Publication date
    01 June 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Millers Point
    Author Information
    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