Hooray for Hollywood! Tinseltown has brought us, over the years, variations on glamour from Marilyn Monroe’s peroxide va-va-voom to Audrey Hepburn’s demure beauty.
Whether your sartorial inspiration is “blonde Fifties pin-up” or “French nouvelle vague actress”, new style bible How to Be Adored, by fashion historian Caroline Cox (author of Lingerie: A Lexicon of Style), contains tips and guidance on how to achieve every brand of glamour.
With more stars than there are in the galaxy, the book features beauty and lifestyle secrets from “old Hollywood” icons such as Marlene Dietrich and modern celebrities such as Kate Moss and Gwen Stefani.
Italian bombshell Sophia Loren’s sex appeal may seem world’s away from Gwyneth Paltrow’s classic chic, but author Caroline Cox says that the world’s most fabulous women have one thing in common: “The unifying factor is adorability – you can have a great sense of style, but you can't fake personality!”
Caroline’s exclusive tip for InStyle readers looking to be adored: “You don't have to be born beautiful – you just have to have commitment”.
By Harriet Reuter Hapgood