I’m reading Doonan’s Eccentric Glamour: Creating an Insanely More Fabulous You and I am happily drowning in a sea of British humor, biting sarcasm and gay wit. I became aware of Doonan as a writer when I fell in love with the BBC2 series The Beautiful People based on his book Nasty: My Family and other Glamorous Varmints. This show makes me laugh so hard that I don’t even watch it while the kids are awake. I want everyone I know to watch this show so that we can use Kylie’s mashed up slang.
What I didn’t realize when I started watching the show, I already knew who Simon Doonan was! He is the man that referred to a contestant on Top Model as “Dull slash very dull” an assessment that still makes me roar with laughter every time I think about it. I had, of course, seen Doonan in other circumstances and places throughout the fashion world. But as I am fashion industry clueless, I never knew his name.
Well, this has rightfully been corrected. I am devouring this book and have Nasty all set to start when I’m done. I borrowed these from the library, but I will have to buy them to live alongside other British faves that pull me out of the duldrums. Books like Rachel’s Holiday and the Georgia Nicolson series. They work a treat for instant roll on the floor like an insane person laughter and I cannot think of a better addition to that club than these books.