Cupcakes and Cashmere : A Design Guide For Defining Your Style, Reinventing Your Space, And Entertaining With Ease Hardback
Cupcakes and Cashmere by Emily Schuman is a book based on her popular blog of the same name.
Emily's philosophy is that readers can add flare and style to all aspects of their life and that doing so is easier than it may seem.
Readers will find practical advice on making everyday and every space unique and inviting in a fashion that is both in vogue and playful. Organised by season, the book expands on Schuman's popular blog by incorporating style advice, entertaining ideas, decorating tips and easy, accessible recipes.
Each season includes fashion tips, 01Y projects, party planning ideas, beauty how4os and seasonal recipes.
All of the material is completely original for the book and have not been featured on the site in the past.
Many of the ideas and projects are based on questions that Emily's loyal fans have asked throughout the years.
With gorgeous colour photography Emily creates a lifestyle that is chic and achievable for every reader, making this the ultimate guide to style across all aspects of day to day life.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 176 pages, col. Illustrations
- Publisher: Abrams
- Publication Date: 01/08/2012
- Category: Interior design, decor & style guides
- ISBN: 9781419702105
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Review by paulinewiles
Oh dear. I think I'm just the wrong demographic for this book. It's attractively presented and has a nice variety of topics, but somehow it just irritated me. <br/>I'm not an existing reader of Ms Schuman's blog, and I suspect I'm older than her target audience, which I guess might be 20-somethings. And this book <i>might</i> still make a nice gift for a young woman, not long out of college. For a woman over 30... not so much.<br/>Having read women's magazines for more than a few years, I found nothing fresh or enlightening here. To me, it jarred a little for the author to declare herself an expert on everything from interior design to entertaining to cooking to fashion, and the corresponding advice was notably tame. Packing tips included 'make a list,' accompanied by a stupidly large number of outfits for an example week in New York. My husband chortled when I shared with him Ms Schuman's suggestion that a scented candle makes an ideal gift for a man. And was the author trying to be ironic with her advice for making cupcakes (part of the book's title, no less?). The precious secret: use a mix from a box.<br/>Lastly, a matter of personal taste: although the photographs were professional and high quality, I got sick of seeing Ms Schuman on almost every page.<br/>It's lovely to see a blogger hit the big time with a book deal... but unless you are a dedicated fan, best skip this one.