like i give a frock

I received this book for my birthday a few months ago. It’s called Like I give a frock: fashion forecasts and meaningless misguidance. The book is a collection of anecdotes voiced by a certain Michi Girl (who is actually a pseudonym for writers Chloe Quigly and Daniel Pollock, and “brought to life” by illustrator Kat Macleod). Michi is described as being “quite possibly the best advice-giver you’ve ever met”. Amen to that. Up until recently, I had only ever flicked through the pages every so often. The other night I decided to read it from front to back. I don’t know why I hadn’t done so earlier! This book is an absolute gem. Not only are there some absolute pearls of wisdom wedged between the pages, but there’s also plenty of fantastic artwork to pore over. More images after the jump.

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  1. Amie October 26, 2010

    haha deja shoe! puntastic πŸ™‚
    i love kat mcleod's illustrations! i used to cut them out of the melbourne magazine every month when she did the pictures for one of their columns

    x amie

  2. Vicky October 26, 2010

    This book looks amazing. Think I might have to hunt it down, and buy it for myself x

  3. ching October 26, 2010

    wow i like the illustrations on it…

  4. Megan October 26, 2010

    this book looks great – I love the here comes the bride antidote.

  5. A Little Brighter October 26, 2010

    The pictures are so well done and pretty! I love this book I feel like I may have seen it somewhere before!
    What a lovely present!
    Thanks for the comment πŸ˜€


  6. Christina October 26, 2010

    Haha! This book is genius, lucky you!

  7. danica October 26, 2010

    i have this book too and it never fails to give me a good giggle! such amazing illustrations by kat mcleod too.

  8. Angela October 26, 2010

    I totally need that book!

  9. jemina October 26, 2010

    That book is a gem, will definitely check it out, thanks for sharing :))

    Wishing you a lovely day


  10. Amanda Fernandez October 26, 2010

    That books looks perfect for me!! hihi

  11. Romance Is Boring October 26, 2010

    I really need to get that book! πŸ™‚


  12. Miss Woody October 26, 2010

    LOVE IT!

  13. chow (heart+bleecker) October 26, 2010

    hahaha that 'colour me bad' page is hilarious! and so true! imagine such a thing as hermes fingerpaint…it would probably be $10k per small pot πŸ˜€


  14. Niki October 26, 2010

    This book looks so great!

  15. rebecca October 26, 2010

    i love the style of illustration – and the caption on the last photo is so, so true!

  16. Ivania October 26, 2010

    cool book!
    I actually love giving colors new names! specially if they have to do something with food(this sounds even more stupid when actually writing it down) i mean I love to walk in a pair of chocolatebrown or mocca boots instead of plain brown ones πŸ™‚

    I need this book

  17. curious constellation October 26, 2010

    It looks brilliant!

  18. Jessica October 26, 2010

    sometimes it's hard for me not to judge the book by its cover.
    and this book absolutely has a cute cover and i must say the pages you show us are awesome. Maybe i should take a look at it on a bookstore πŸ™‚

  19. Rebecca October 26, 2010

    That books looks gorgeous it will have to go on my christmas list πŸ™‚ xx

  20. LH October 26, 2010

    the illustrations are so gorgeous !

  21. MariΓ±a " La Marquesa" October 26, 2010

    yes from picture we can imagine how nice it is πŸ˜€

  22. Hannie October 26, 2010

    It looks interesting. Do you think I can find in on β™₯
    xoxo from Hannie

  23. Kate October 26, 2010

    Wow love it! Especially the 'post purchase cognitive dissonance' – i've had that far too many times! x

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  25. Catherine October 26, 2010

    This looks like a treasure! The colors and illustrations are beautiful.

  26. Nell October 26, 2010

    What gorgeous drawings. I love books like this! x

  27. Jess Loves Fred October 26, 2010

    Hahaha I was flicking through this, so many ace pages.

  28. Ella October 26, 2010

    i actually came close to buying this book a few months ago, but realized i had no money! your critique looks promising, so i shall re-look into buying it πŸ™‚

  29. Diva Putri October 27, 2010

    cool book! i like it πŸ™‚


  30. kirstyb October 27, 2010

    love this x

  31. Wunmi W-A October 27, 2010

    i love the name of the book..haha!

    thanks for you comment hun

  32. Ally,The Vintage Valley October 27, 2010

    love the book..hmm i may have to track a copy down!!!

  33. Sharon October 27, 2010

    One of my dearest friends gave me this book a couple of months ago too! She demanded I read it (I guiltily admit, I still have not) but I think you may have just convinced me to!

    sharon x

  34. Blackswan October 27, 2010

    this book looks so interesting! a major dose of eye candy right there! i must get my hands on my very own copy, the illustrations and tongue-in-cheek ramblings are brilliant!

    thanks for sharing!

    come drop by, I've finally made my crystal rings!

    x Your Only Blackswan

  35. Jennifer Louise October 28, 2010

    This book looks brilliant! I shall have to get a copy.

  36. soph (owl vs. dove) October 28, 2010

    @Amie: I probably would have done the same!

    @ALittleBrighter: maybe you're experiencing a case of deja shoe? ahh I couldn't help myself, sorry

    @Chow: OR, on the flipside, it might actually be cheap-ish and the only hermes I'll ever own haha

    @Ivania: I get where you're coming from. And it doesn't sound stupid at all!

    @Jessica: this is a book where the cover is a good indication of what's inside. Lots of fabulousness!

    @Hannie: I'm sure you would be. If you click on the Michi Girl website I think there might be some links as to where to buy it

    @Kate: I think we've all been prone to it at some stage or another!

    @Ella: It's highly recommended

    @Sharon: yayy!

  37. The Bambina October 30, 2010

    Ooh, I want it! It looks so clever.


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