For the sixth installment of Blogger Book Club we read the compelling, I'll Drink To That: A Life In Style, With A Twist by Betty Halbreich. The 86 year old personal shoppers memoir was a delicious read. I truly adored this book from beginning to end.
Betty is a true original. She basically coined the phrase "personal shopper" when she started working at Bergdorfs some 40 years ago. Her memoir is a roller coaster of highs and lows.
Here are a few Betty gems:
“My clients often ask for advice on how to get rid of clothing. I always say to keep the beautiful pieces: embroidered, beaded, or one-of-a-kind looks. They are usually sumptuous and feel new when revisited. Treat them like lovely antiques.”
“I tell all my clients that you should love yourself in something immediately: nothing gets better the more times you look at it in the mirror.”
“Even more important than having a keen sense of fit and color is the ability to discern another person’s deep desires, which I can only do in a one-on-one situation. That’s why I’m constantly trying to push others out of my fitting room”.
Now I want to watch the documentary Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorfs, for even more Betty.
Have you read "I'll Drink to That"? If so, what did you think? Do tell!
I've had a really challenging time sorting out what to read next. Typically there's a few books making the rounds on social media that are on my to read list. But of late I was at a total loss. I was scrolling through my wish list on Amazon and came across the book White Girl Problems by Babe Walker. It's currently en route to my house and I'm quite excited to delve in. Here's hoping it's the perfect start to summer reading season, when you're looking for a bit of fluff. As always you'll have two full months to read "White Girl Problems", then we'll discuss on June 29th. Use the hashtag #bloggerbookclub if you're reading along.