This book is aimed at the over 45 woman, but really it’s for any woman, especially the over 30 who no longer feels the need to wear the latest fad whether it suits her or not.
I’d have to say that this is one of the better image books on the market, it’s easy to read, has the best makeover pictures (though more on that later), and good basic information about all the aspects of image and style that you could ask for.
I think it’s easy enough for the laywoman to follow, but this is what I do all day every day, so I might think it’s more simply laid out than it is.
What I love is that Christopher Hopkins has allowed the reader to have more than one personalitiy style (though I think people usually have 3-4, not just 1-2, but that would probably be too hard to explain in a book), he makes body proportions, (described as your vertical body shap) easy to understand (and this is a tricky concept for many), though I have one issue with his instructions on how to measure – he doesn’t really specify exactly where the hip begins.
Unlike Trinny and Susannah’s Body Shape Bible, he understands that women don’t all fall into simple categories, and that body variations (such as large or small bust, big or small thighs etc) are spread over every body shape.
His makeup tips are great and his hairstyle information is fantastic (given what a spectacularly good hairdresser he must be, if these makeovers are typical of his work).
My one issue with the makeovers, is that a lot of the clothing is evening type wear – what I ‘d love to see is also some makeover pics in every day wear – because that is where we all get sloppy, old fashioned and frumpy, and what most people actually find hardest to master – so ideas of attractive, age appropriate every day, casual or smart casual wear would have been the icing on this very yummy cake.
Still, you can’t have everything I suppose. If you want to improve your image, I’d recommend this book highly.
Have you read Staging Your Comeback? If so – what did you think?