elegant references

On Elegance

  1. Audrey Hepburn, An Elegant Spirit
  2. By Sean Hepburn Ferrer

  3. Audrey Style
  4. By Pamela Clarke Keogh

  5. The Little Pink Book of Elegance: The Modern Girl’s Guide to Living With Style
  6. By Jodi Kahn and Karren Barbas

  7. Pride and Prejudice
  8. By Jane Austen

  9. How to Be Lovely: The Audrey Hepburn Way of Life
  10. By Melissa Hellstern

  11. Man of Steel and Velvet
  12. By Aubrey Andelin

  13. The Five Love Languages
  14. By Gary Chapman

On Beauty and Loveliness

  1. Fascinating Womanhood
  2. By Helen Andelin

  3. Secrets of Loveliness
  4. By Kay Thomas

  5. How To be a Lady
  6. By Candace Simpson-Giles

  7. Why Beauty Matters
  8. By Karen Lee-Thorp and Cynthia Hicks

  9. The Art of Being a Woman
  10. By Veronique Vienne

  11. Mama Gena’s Owner’s and Operator’s Guide to Men
  12. By Regena Thomashauer

  13. Man of Steel and Velvet: A Guide to Masculine Development
  14. By Aubrey Andelin

Elegant References

On Sophistication And Society

  1. An Invitation to Tea
  2. By Emilie Barnes

  3. Debrett’s U and Non-U Revisited
  4. By Richard Buckle

  5. 101 Essential Tips to Wine
  6. By DK Publishing

  7. Old Money: The Mythology of Wealth in America
  8. By Nelsom W. Aldrich, Jr

  9. Rich Dad Poor Dad
  10. By Robert Kiyosaki

  11. How to meet the Rich for Business, Friendship or Romance
  12. By Ginie Sayles

  13. The Official Preppy Handbook
  14. By Jonathan Roberts, Carol McD. Wallace, Mason Wiley and Lisa Birnback.

  15. A Tiffany Diamond Ring
  16. By Tiffany and Co.

  17. Think and Grow Rich
  18. By Napoleon Hill

Elegant References

On Style And Fashion

  1. Tim Gunn: A guide to quality, taste and style
  2. By Tim Gunn with Kate Moloney

  3. In Vogue: The Illustrated History of The World’s Most Famous Fashion Magazine
  4. By Alberto Oliva, Norberto Angeletti, Anna Wintour, and Steven Klein

  5. A Guide to Elegance: For Every Woman Who Wants to Be Well and Properly Dressed on All Occasions
  6. By Genevieve Antoine Dariaux

  7. Style A to Zoe: The Art of Fashion, Beauty and Everything Glamour
  8. By Rachel Zoe and Rose Apodaca

  9. The Audrey Hepburn Treasures
  10. By Ellen Erwin, Jessica Z. Diamond and Sean Hepburn Ferrer

  11. Audrey Hepburn: A Life in Pictures
  12. by Pierre-Henri Verlhac, Yann-Brice Dherbier, and Hubert de Givenchy

  13. Style
  14. By Kate Spade

Elegant References

On The Womanly Arts

  1. A Well-kept Home
  2. Household Traditions and Simple Secrets from a French Grandmother
    By Laura Fronty and Yves Duronsoy

  3. French Women for All Seasons: A Year of Secrets, Recipes, & Pleasure (Vintage)
  4. By Mireille Guiliano

  5. Occasions
  6. By Kate Spade

  7. How to Raise a Lady
  8. By Kay West

  9. The Rules: Time Tested Secrets for capturing the Heart of Mr. Right
  10. By Sherrie Schneider and Ellen Fien

  11. Entre Nous
  12. By Debra Ollivier

  13. Joie De Vivre
  14. By Robert Arbor and Katherine Whiteside

  15. Shabby Chic
  16. By Rachel Ashwell

Elegant References

On Manners And Etiquette

  1. Emily Post’s Etiquette 16th Edition
  2. By Peggy Post

  3. Emily Post on Etiquette Revised Edition
  4. By Elizabeth L. Post

  5. The Unexpurgated Code
    A Complete Manual of Survival and Manners
  6. By J.P. Donleavy

  7. Manners
  8. By Kate Spade

  9. Manners for Women
  10. By Mrs Humpfry

  11. Stand Up, Shake Hands, Say “How Do You Do?”
  12. By Marjabelle Young Stewart and Ann Buchwald

Elegant References

On Elegant Weddings

  1. The Wedding Book
  2. By Mindy Weiss with Lisbeth Levine

  3. Miss Manners On Painfully Proper Weddings
  4. By Judith Martin

  5. Emily Post’s Etiquette 16th Edition
  6. By Peggy Post

  7. Miss Manners Wedding Etiquette
  8. By Judith Martin

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