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"A FUN AND SASSY
READ FROM A TRUE FASHION INSIDER."
Impressive: How to Have a Stylish Career
The question that Kirstie Clements, former editor-in-chief of Vogue, bestselling author of The Vogue Factor, columnist and judge on Australia’s Next Top Model, has most often been asked in her career at the pinnacle of fashion is ‘How do I get my dream job?’.
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, How to Have a Stylish Career, 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!
Impressive delivers straight forward and relevant fashion, style and grooming advice to suit any budget, and is packed with insider information to help you look the part and present like a professional. 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 do’s and don’ts, all recommended by leading professionals. Think of it as a must have guide book, one which will put you far ahead of the fashion pack.
'This book makes landing your dream career easier, and harder.
Easier because now you'll nail it.
Harder because everyone else will have read it, too.'
— Zoë Foster Blake
The Vogue Factor
The inside story of fashion's most illustrious magazine Kirstie Clements, 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 Clements was unceremoniously sacked after thirteen years in the editor's chair at Vogue Australia.
Here she tells the story behind the headlines, and takes us behind the scenes of a fast-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 her brilliant career as 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.
Tongue in Chic
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.
In Vogue: 50 Years of Australian Style
Co-authored with Lee Tulloch and published by Harper Collins in 2009, In Vogue celebrates 50 years of style and fashion seen through the pages of Vogue Australia.
The Australian Women's Weekly: The First 50 Years
Co-authored with Deborah Thomas and published in May 2014 by the National Library of Australia, The First Fifty Years is the definitive history of fashion in Australia, seen through the pages of the iconic Women’s Weeky magazine.
Watch the gorgeous trailer for Tongue in Chic featuring illustrations by Megan Hess