The Fabulous Girl's Guide to Decorum
by Kim Izzo, Ceri Marsh
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''.