What Would Jackie Do?

What Would Jackie Do?

An Inspired Guide to Distinctive Living


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Ebook
Price
$17.99
 
  • Ebook
  • ISBN 9781101216781
  • 304 Pages
  • Gotham
  • Adult

Overview

We can’t help but want to be like her: Exuding unmatched poise and style, she continues to fascinate people of all ages. But how would Jackie have handled the twenty-first-century? What would she think about a society that celebrates outsized egos, instant everything, and casual rules of conduct? How might she dress for the office, scan for a man, accessorize a home—and get away from it all when necessary? With intriguing research, commentary from today’s experts, and fond reminiscences from those who knew and admired the first lady of perfection, journalists Shelly Branch and Sue Callaway now offer a sparkling answer to the question, What Would Jackie Do?

Applying Jackie’s philosophies to every aspect of contemporary life, including relationships, office politics, family matters, and entertaining, What Would Jackie Do? is a trove of advice, featuring:

• Noblesse Oblige for Beginners
• How Not to be an Interchangeable Woman
• Mastering the Effortless Rich look
• The art of attachment: lessons on sex, marriage, and men of consequence
• Career Whirl: Pearls for Getting Ahead
• Caftan in a Kelly bag: How to travel beautifully
• O- Behave! Anti-brat strategies for parents
* En Suite Home: Perfecting Your Domestic Pitch

The next best thing to having Jackie O. as a personal adviser, What Would Jackie Do? reveals the practical wisdom behind an icon and gives all readers a piece of the Jackie mystique, be it of the heart, the mind, or the home.

What Would Jackie Do?

What Would Jackie Do?

Sue Callaway, Shelly Branch

Praise

Fresh anecdotes and insights from friends and fans . . . an entertaining trifle of a self- help book. (New York Post)

Reveals the art of living, Jackie O-style. (Boston Herald)

A style tome that answers scorching etiquette what-ifs. . . . [The authors] whimsically apply the most fabulous former First Lady’s philosophies to every aspect of contemporary life. (Daily News, New York)

This delicious, witty book shows that her life lessons are as timeless as the woman herself. (Charlotte Ford , author of 21st-Century Etiquette)

A funny, fact-rich, and surprisingly motivating manual about how to move through life with Jackie Kennedy Onassis–like smarts and grace. . . . What would Jackie do with this witty little book? She’d read it. (More magazine)

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction
1. Daily Bred: Exude Grace in Everything You Do 5

Obscure Your Ego to Reveal Your True Qualities n Noblesse Oblige for Beginners n First Lady±Like Impressions: How Not to Be an Interchangeable Woman n Gifting and Getting n Please Do Come: A Smashing Hostess Makes the Most Sought-After Guest n Hand Gestures: Scoring Big with Courtly Correspondence n At Their Leisure? Having Houseguests n Clan Destiny: Friends and Family Maintenance nPillar of Strength: Enduring Tragedy and Indiscretion n Would Jackie . . .

2. O! That Dress: What Your Clothes Say About You 47
How to Master the Effortless Rich Look n In Praise of the Knockoff n Vogue-ing n Appropriateness n What Works at Work n Generational Dressing: Grace at a Pace n Jackie Looks That Always Click n Wildcards That Win n Sticky Sartorial Situations n Would Jackie . . .

3. Bliss and Makeup: How to Affect the Jackie Glow 77
Hairdos=and Taboos n Makeup, What Makeup? n Jackiefs Justifiable Rites n Scents and Scents-ability n Gym Dandy: Chic Physical Fitness n Body Enhancements: The Dos and Donfts n Competitive Eating, Jackie-Style n The Allure of Alternative Cures n Would Jackie . . .

4. The Art of Attachment: Lessons on Sex, Marriage, and Men of Consequence 97
Acquisition Tactics 101 n Picking a Date vs. a Mate (and Recognizing the Difference) n Play with the Boys, But Choose a Man of Substance n Sexual Conduct In and Out of Marriage n On Sexual Aids and Elixirs n Having Your Way with Powerful Men n Exit Strategies: Drills for Bowing Out n Other Uses for the Other Sex n Would Jackie . . .

5. En Suite Home: Perfecting Your Domestic Pitch 125
Art Directing Your Palace n Define Your 8Treasurese and 8Horrorse n Necessary Objects n Say It with Flowers n Manse Modes: Country vs. City Living n Jackie Dos, Jackie Donfts n Habitat Habits n A Room of Onefs Own? n House Help n Home Cooking: Learn to Produce Authentic Kitchen Smells n Would Jackie . . .

6. Building Your Inner Temple: The Art of Self- Enrichment and Fulfillment 155
You Are the Mistress of All You Survey=and More n Be a Conspicuous (Culture) Consumer n Causes: How to Choose Them and Use Them n Caftan in a Kelly Bag: How to Travel Beautifully n Head Room: On Privacy and Personal Boundaries n Sticky Travel Situations n Heavenly Jackie: A Celestial Account n Would Jackie . . .

7. Career Whirl: Pearls for Getting Ahead 185
Insert Your Kitten-Heeled Shoe in the Door n First Career: First Lady n How to Advance Gracefully n Making Your Work Fit Your Life n Men vs. Women in the Workplace n Upstaging Office Politics n On Mentoring: How to Look Up and Down n Plot Your Own Perks n Would Jackie . . .

8. Goal Digger: Making Your Money Matter 207
Monetary Attitude Adjustments n 8Tit for Tate and Other Useful Money-Saving Winks n Slip Your (Elegantly Gloved) Hand into Othersf Pockets n Ka-Ching! How to Haggle and Hoard Like Jackie n Ways to Raise Cash in a Pinch n Identify Potential Investment Advisors Early n Diversify Your Purse n Grace and Wills n To Prenup or Not? n Would Jackie . . .

9. Heirs and Force: The Tenets of Passing the Torch 227
O=Behave! Jackiefs Anti-Brat Strategies n From Bassinet to Oval Office: Choosing Normal over Formal n Limiting Privilege n Come Ye: Fostering Intellectual Curiosity n Private vs. Public: The Schooling Debate n Your Nanny Diary n Discipline: How Much Is Enough? n Encourage Free Expression, By George! n Mommy Dearest n Surviving Stepparenting n Grand(parent) Gestures n Would Jackie . . .

10. Jackie Here and Now 255
Style: Clothing and Accessories n Shopping n Stocking the Nest n Ding-Dong: Visiting Places Jackie Called Home n Travel: Jet-Setting Like Jackie n Restaurants n Perfecting the Jackie O Glow n Favorite Workouts n On the Table: Food and Drink of Choice n Cultural Digs n Paging Jackie: The Editorfs Oeuvre n Spiritual Jackie

Acknowledgments 277
Sources 281

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