'I love the smell of old books,I require books as I require air'
At some point in my life, I can clearly see that in order to be super cultured and cool, there is a lot of things need to be done. What makes u special and different from the rest of your friends? What makes your personal blog more fabulous than the others? Do your personality and your lifestyle makes u greater than anyone else? Well, in order to answer these entire questions, I have to say that reading is everything and of course, it’s compulsory. I’ve been reading a lot of books lately and thank god, I don’t have to wear glasses because of my eyes are still in a good condition. Talking about being cultured and cool, here, I wanna thank Nancy MacDonell, author of IN THE KNOW-The classic guide to being cultured and cool- because of her books, it makes me more highly-knowledgeable and some of you must be wondering why did I say so? Well..…with this amazing book, there is a lot of helpful information that seems to be so important to me and of course, it makes me wiser enough to answer back all of the questions that my friends ask for such as how to pronounce correctly Azzedine Alaïa: AZZ-uh-deen a-LIE-ah , Olivier Theyskens: oh-lee-VEE-ay TAY-skins, and the list goes on. IN THE KNOW-The classic guide to being cultured and cool is divided into 3 parts; culture, fashion and lifestyle- Covering everything from fashion and design to art and philosophy.
Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested. ~Francis Bacon
Being popular or rich, being cool is one of those hallmarks that have universal appeal, because they lead to instant admiration. And all of us, no matter our professional achievements or level of emotional security, yearn to be admired. We want to be perceived as polished, knowledgeable, sophisticated, and worldly wise. We want to wear the right clothes, reference the right films, and allude to the right artists. Let say, when we have people over for dinner at our place or anywhere, we want them to be impressed with our taste in food, books, music and anything else their eyes might land on. We also want to be asked where we shop, where we spend our evenings, and where we went on our last holiday. We want to hold our own on conversation. We want to be renowned for our exquisite taste. In short, we want to be cool. With this book, it's simply a handy guide to learn a little about a lot, without spending too much. But, let me ask u something. Does flaunting a Hermes Birkin or a quilted Chanel handbag really make you cool? But then again, many won't even bother. As long as you have the money, u can totally buy anything that makes u feel happy. Your Decision lies at Your Hands!
My ultimate possession-reading! Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled "This could change your life." ~Helen Exley
According to the book, there are still a few things money can’t buy. Love is one. Cool is another. But while love can be left to fate, cool doesn’t need to be. Though it may seem like something you’re born with, being super-cool is actually a code, and with this book, the key to the code is in here. Everyone recognizes the names of superbrands like Louis Vuitton and Prada, but what about Olivier Theyskens or Commes des Garcons? And even if you’ve got the means to make a major purchase, do you know a good buy when u see one? What I really love about this book is- it covers the basics that every fashionista’s mostly familiar with such as who the legends of design are and why their influence lives on, which talents to keep an eye on, and of course, what to wear. Furthermore, it also delves into the more esoteric-and entertaining-aspects of fashion: its muses, eccentric visionaries, forgotten idealist, and creative geniuses. You need to bear in mind that, in the know is a key and for me, it’s a useful and entertaining one…..and at least it will keep you from looking foolish! LOL
I love the smell of books. Old books and musty ink is the best, but new books/magazines and that 'fresh from the press' smell is great too.