How Not to Look Fat by Danica Lo

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Paris is burning and as you can imagine people have been ripping off their clothes and the end result is not a very pretty sight. Maybe if the masses had picked up a copy of the book with the catchy title ‘How Not to Look Fat’, the streets would look a bit better. I remember from my days as Dr. Diane on that women appreciate some timeless, useful rules and author Danica Lo not only gives them what they need but she also supplies them with sweet illustrations and snappy bullet comments like ‘smell thin’.

Although the book talks more about clothes than fashion per se it does educate the reader about edgy brands like Bless, Ann Demeulemeester and Philip Treacy. Lo also offers some other very entertaining but truthful advice.

I especially related to some astute commentary like: “Variety’s not all it’s chalked up to be. “Ever notice how fashion-industry icons like Giorgio Armani, Donna Karan and Karl Lagerfeld always look basically the same? It doesn’t matter what’s in style and what season it is. They don’t give a flying hoot

Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.