Monday, May 5, 2008

The Book, The Witch & The Wardrobe

www.leichic.comIf your wardrobe could talk, oh the secrets it might tell – extra weight on the hips, padding in the bra, that ‘80s sequined prom dress with gaudy flower print, failed attempts to join the in-crowd and fit into those skinny jeans.

Just when you thought you were safe from anyone but you spilling those beans, enter the narrator of Elizabeth Kendall’s daring and imaginative book “Autobiography of a Wardrobe.” Yes, it’s her wardrobe who tells all, revealing young B.’s transformation and maturation, from developing curves, transcending her mother’s fashion influence, attracting a college beau, debuting her first Marimekko dress, to finally discovering her own distinctive style.

A delicate and subtle emotional portrait of B. emerges alongside a fantastic tour of fashion from the 1950s onward, as Kendall cleverly and humorously explores a generation of women and wardrobe trends, and addresses issues every woman confronts, from weight and body type, to societal and gender expectations.

Your wardrobe will fit right in to this charming memoir, evoking memories of what you wore during the defining moments of your life.

Just don’t let it get any book ideas.

After all, your clothes will live on long after you’re gone.

Available at and your favorite local bookseller.

Posted on Monday, May 5, 2008 in Permalink

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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