The Fabulous Girl's Guide to Decorum

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 21 December, 2003, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 21 December, 2003, 12:00am
 

The Fabulous Girl's Guide to Decorum


by Kim Izzo, Ceri Marsh


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Kim Izzo and Ceri Marsh, two fashion editors for The Globe and Mail, have created the ultimate icon of style for the 21st century: the Fabulous Girl. She's liberated but chic, and confident but compassionate. It might sound like fluff, but it's actually an exhaustive piece of work covering everything from one-night stands to backstabbing colleagues. Underlying it all is the authors' belief that 'good manners will make you fabulous'. They say they wrote the book after a long run of encounters with boorish workmates. When dealing with such people, they advocate the passive- aggressive art of 'nicing' - when someone is rude, 'you become increasingly sweet and polite, loading on the 'thank yous' and the 'I really appreciate thats''.


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