Secrets of Elegance is an easy-to-read, step-by-step guide to the foundations of elegance. Discover the secrets of womanly poise and confidence in this book, which is based on the observation and study of elegant women. Written in both a manual and workbook style, Secrets of Elegance enables anyone to learn the roots of elegance and to contrive her own elegant manner and style. Instead of focusing on etiquette, like most books on elegance do, the author suggests a purposeful direction for achieving and maintaining gracefulness and taste.
Who This Book Is For
If you wish to become more elegant but don’t know where to begin, this book is a good place to start.
If you feel intimidated by a certain type of person and by the luxuries and finer things in life, this book is a way for you to build your self-confidence, thereby enabling you to hold your head high with dignity and self-respect.
If you were never parented by well-brought-up parents, you can parent or self-parent your children through these methods.
If you want to enjoy living elegantly and becoming the woman you dream of being, this step-by-step approach will help you to get there.
“Everyone who got to where they are had to begin where they were.” – Richard Paul Evans
To write this book, I overhauled everything that I had ever written on how to achieve elegance, and I repeatedly questioned “how to be elegant” at every angle.
I also considered the time frame required to learn elegant ways (Eliza Doolittle from My Fair Lady took six weeks!). I pondered the emails and attempted to answer the most common questions. I tested theories as I tried to put myself in others’ shoes, and I sought out solutions. I finally arrived at Secrets of Elegance as my conclusion.
To make it easier, I broke the secrets down into a step-by-step process. Moreover, I don’t believe in one form of elegance. Elegance can occur in various personalized ways, as long as the underlying principles remain.
I believe that anyone who grasps these principles can then carve her own brand of elegance. It is like teaching a man how to fish. You can’t limit “elegance” to a certain set of rules, but you can recognize it. Pedigree, well-mannered, and well-brought-up children are raised in keeping with these principles.
I have tried my best to include the basics because I don’t want anyone to become overwhelmed or discouraged! Take your time, and approach the content of this book bearing in mind that the process is meant to be lifelong.
I hope this book helps you in a way that the web, with its limitations, cannot.
The book has a total of 119 pages. It is divided into ten steps and has a few worksheets embedded between the pages.