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Inside Vogue : My Diary Of Vogue's 100th Year

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The secret diary of Vogue Editor-in-Chief Alexandra Shulman and the real story behind the BBC ABSOLUTELY FASHION documentary.'One of the great social diaries of our time . . . should become a classic.' Sunday Times'Eye-popping, brilliantly candid' Evening StandardWhat a year for Vogue! Alexandra Shulman reveals the emotional and logistical minefield of producing the 100th anniversary issue (that Duchess of Cambridge cover surprise), organizing the star-studded Vogue 100 Gala, working with designers from Victoria Beckham to Karl Lagerfeld and contributors from David Bailey to Alexa Chung. All under the continual scrutiny of a television documentary crew.But narrowly-contained domestic chaos hovers - spontaneous combustion in the kitchen, a temperamental boiler and having to send bin day reminders all the way from Milan fashion week. For anyone who wants to know what the life of a fashion magazine editor is really like, or for any woman who loves her job, this is a rich, honest and sharply observed account of a year lived at the centre of British fashion and culture.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 20mm | 268g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0241978378
  • 9780241978375
  • 7,219

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One of the great social diaries of our time . . . should become a classic. * Sunday Times * Eye-popping, brilliantly candid. * Evening Standard * Shulman is particularly good on insightful character sketches . . . she is also happy to reveal occasional flashes of her own character and insecurities. * Sunday Express * Completely compelling . . . fascinating . . . refreshingly unfiltered . . . reminds you what a good writer she is. * GQ * [Shulman] writes surprisingly frankly . . . a funny, pacy book. -- Hadley Freeman * Guardian * Candid, introspective, generous and witty -- Nicky Haslam * Spectator * A delicious surprise of a book . . . [Shulman is] a first rate diarist * Mail on Sunday * A witty corrective to the BBC's rather flaccid documentary . . . Shulman's skill for casual self-deprecation and the unfiltered wry aside offer a far more nuanced insight into the mammoth task of managing brand Vogue. * Financial Times, `Best Books of 2016' *show more

About Alexandra Shulman

Alexandra Shulman has edited British Vogue since 1992. She is a contributor to The Times, Daily Mail, Guardian and Daily Telegraph and lives in London. She is the author of two novels, also published by Fig Tree/Penguin, The Parrots and Can We Still Be Friends.show more

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One of the great social diaries of our time . . . should become a classic . Sunday Timesshow more

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