Summer Book Reviews: Fab Fems
Diane Keaton’s Then Again
“But then something happened that changed my life. I was browsing around our other favorite thrift store, the Salvation Army thrift shop, when I found the answer: a hat, a man’s old bowler hat. I put it on my head- and that was it!”
I have always admired the lovely Diane Keaton’s style, it is totally her own and she wears it with such elegance. This book is far more than fashion. Diane has led a fascinating life, I mean how could she not have?! She was in the Godfather! She dated Woody Allen for goodness sake! But at the heart of the book is a complicated story between generations of women. As she writes her own memoir she weaves in her mother’s memoirs using the journals she left behind. The memories are complicated but filled with so much heart and warmth. There is so much to learn from her experiences and her mother’s too. They experienced such different lives; Diane an independent single women who adopted children later in life after enjoying her youth free of family obligations and her mother who married young and devoted her youth to her children. I couldn’t have been more captivated by their stories, and I think this is the perfect book for any mother or daughter to read.
Hit Or Miss
I have been reading Diane Keaton’s autobiography Then Again (which is fantastic BTW) and there are some gorgeous photos of her during her Annie Hall days. I was feeling so inspired by her menswear look, it’s so classic, iconic even. So, I decided to put together a Diane Keaton inspired look, but I put a little spin on it by adding a bright print. I was pretty happy with this look until the Hubster said I looked like Blossom. Now I am a little torn, is this classic like Diane or dated like Blossom?
I have been taking a very hard look at this outfit and now I am starting to fall on the side that I might look like Blossom in this photos. But is that a bad things? She is a classic character.
What do you guys think Hit or Miss?
I promise you won’t hurt my feelings if you think it’s a miss.