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Australian Why Did I Buy That book cover


Kirstie Clements has seen trends come and go and knows true style when she sees it. No matter what changes, some things will always remain the same, like a classic loafer for making you feel more comfortable in your own skin, or a great winter coat to take you through more than one season. Why Did I Buy That? is for those with an interest in style and fashion who want to know what to wear, what to buy and how to age stylishly in these changing times. This is the ultimate insider handbook, delivered with realism and humour. Sharing personal stories, musings on fashion trends and thoughts on everything from gender to politics, Why Did I Buy That? is about how to edit your wardrobe and lifestyle with panache, how to live decadently on a budget and how to spend your money more wisely. Oh, and how to kick ass in your career with a well-chosen blazer. Including loads of clever style hints and tips, Why Did I Buy That? will take you by the hand and lead you confidently through what often seems like a daunting fashion landscape. 

Paperback $34.99 RRP

ISBN:  9781922351647

The Vogue Factor book cover


In this inside story of fashion’s most illustrious magazine, Kirstie’s memoir tells of her audacious beginnings on the reception desk at the grand magazine and her rise to reigning editor for more than a decade. In May 2012, Kirstie was unceremoniously sacked after thirteen years in the editor's chair at Vogue Australia.
The Vogue Factor reveals the story behind the headlines and takes us behind the scenes of an ever-changing industry. During a career at Vogue that spanned twenty-five years, Clements rubbed shoulders with Karl Lagerfeld, Giorgio Armani, Crown Princess Mary, Cate Blanchett, and many more shining stars.
From her humble beginnings growing up in the Sutherland Shire in Sydney to becoming a passionate and fierce custodian of the world's most famous luxury magazine brand, Clements warmly invites us into her Vogue world, a universe that brims with dazzling celebrities, fabulous lunches, exotic locales and of course, outrageous fashion. Amidst the exhilaration and chaos of modern magazine publishing and the frenzied demands of her job, Clements is always steadfast in her dedication to quality.

Paperback $19.95 RRP

ISBN: 9780522866278

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International cover for the Vogue Factor
International cover for the Vogue Factor
International cover for the Vogue Factor
International cover for the Vogue Factor
International cover for the Vogue Factor
Impressive. How to have a stylish career book cover


Entry into the so-called glamour industries has always been highly competitive but never more so than now – and you may only have one shot at getting your foot in the door. However, the skills that are necessary for success haven’t changed. In Impressive, Kirstie, and a dazzling array of industry insiders, from top executives to leading fashion designers, give their expert opinions on how to get the job you want, get noticed and get ahead, and handle things in style – at work, and everywhere else in life. This book covers off all the basics: the importance of a degree, how to prepare for a job interview and how to work your way to the top. Impressive tackles the subject of manners, etiquette and work ethics and delivers more than a few pertinent career dos and don’ts, all recommended by leading professionals.

Paperback $45.00 RRP

ISBN: 9780522864830


An eye-opening account of all that is tantalising and addictive in the crazy world of high fashion. Following in the stiletto heels of her bestselling The Vogue Factor, Kirstie Clements' Tongue in Chic is a witty and salacious exposé of the world of glossy fashion magazines – a tell-all by the ultimate insider. True events revolve around the fictitious Chic magazine, where an average day involves counting calories (preferably other people's), masterful justification of spending half an annual salary on a blue fox fur and keeping a kohl-lined eye on the competition.

Paperback $29.99 RRP

ISBN: 9780522864779

"A fun and sassy read from a true fashion insider."

Robyn Lawley

In Vogue. 50 Years Of Australian Style

Illustrated books

Co-authored with Lee Tulloch, In Vogue is a compendium of 50 years of fashion and style  and social trends in Australia, seen through the pages of Vogue Australia.
Fashion The first 50 years.
Co-authored with Deborah Thomas and published in May 2014 by the National Library of Australia, AWW, The First Fifty Years is a definitive history of fashion in Australia, from the archives of the iconic Women’s Weekly magazine.
Kirstie can appreciate an idea or a see a spark in a person before the rest of the world can. In my case, she was one of the first real supporters of my independent magazine, Inprint, and a huge collaborator on that. She has been my agony aunt, mentor and friend, it has been a very well rounded and amazing experience.  


Megha Kapoor, Editor VOGUE India 

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