Confessions of a Fashionista

Read an exclusive extract from Confessions of a Fashionista here.

You know the old saying about not judging a book by it’s cover? Well, they were wrong. You should judge this book by it’s cover: it’s awesome. It has a falling pink woman. AND a dog. AND a shoe on the front.

It could only be better if it was made of gold. Or cake. (The inside’s pretty good too).

Confessions of a Fashionista is the riotous memoir of my time in the fashion industry, and Amazon’s Fashion Chart number one bestseller. The designer Lulu Guinness said it: ‘Made me laugh out loud…I read this in one sitting’, and I fainted. Are you ready for the insider story of the good, the bad and the Botox? 

Here’s the blurb

‘I work in fashion.’ I like the way that sounds. Glamorous. No point revealing I make herbal tea for skeletal models and scoop up dog poo.

The author of the hit online Daily Mail column confesses the truth about life in the fashion lane – from the thrill of watching Kate Moss dance barefoot, to the weird reality of diving into street refuse bins to find a missing £400,000 necklace. Hers is a tale of how to survive heartbreak and stay sane in a world where all around you are losing their Manolo Blahnik-obsessed minds.

Published by Ebury and available from all good book retailers.

Get your copy here


20 Comments on Books

  1. Angela
    05/06/2015 at 12:49 pm (7 years ago)

    Thrilled you enjoyed it – thank you! Do if you’ve time pop up an Amazon review – evry little helps! Have a super weekend, and thanks again x

  2. Jen
    04/06/2015 at 6:28 pm (7 years ago)

    Hello Angela

    I really enjoyed your book, very funny and well written. Hope another one coming soon darling xxx


  3. Angela
    21/09/2014 at 6:32 pm (8 years ago)

    Hi Katie, Thank you so much for taking the time to post this – I’m thrilled you enjoyed it! *claps excitedly* If you have a mo. please consider doing an Amazon and/or GoodReads review – they all help! Thank you again and I wish you all the best with all your future career and adventures: remember to keep your good friends and your integrity close, everything else will look after itself xxx

  4. Katie
    21/09/2014 at 5:59 pm (8 years ago)

    Hi Angela, I’m 17 and have always wanted to enter the fashion industry so I thought reading your book would be helpful.. I literally could not put it down, probably the best book I’ve ever read! I’m still undecided on whether to go into fashion.. I do quite like eating cake, and I’m not the best in heels.. but never mind we’ll see how it goes haha! If my future career is half as eventful as yours I’ll be happy with that. Congratulations with the book, you deserve it! Hope Mr Darling is good too!

    Katie xx

  5. Angela
    17/02/2014 at 11:33 pm (8 years ago)

    Hi Joanna, I’m so thrilled you enjoyed it – thank you for sharing. If you ever have time to do a quick review on amazon and/or GoodReads please do – it all helps! And tell your husband and menagerie not to worry, it’s going to be a while yet till my next book comes out. 😀 xx

  6. JJ
    17/02/2014 at 5:58 pm (8 years ago)

    Hi Angela,

    Just wanted to say that I absolutely loved you book!! In fact I loved it so much that I’ve read it twice in a week! Must say, my husband was not impressed as well as my cats and dogs as I’ve neglected them for you 😉 So the one question remaining is: when is your next book coming out?! Can’t wait! xx

  7. Angela
    02/01/2014 at 7:41 pm (8 years ago)

    Yasmine, I’m thrilled you enjoyed it – and that it took you back! Hope you’re in a calmer more ‘balanced’ environment now, darling! *air kisses* xxx

  8. yasmine maya
    01/01/2014 at 4:05 pm (8 years ago)

    Angela darling,
    I borrowed your book from the library thinking it would be a fun quirky read, which it was, and more!
    What didn’t realise was that I would be transported back to a time in my life where I too worked in fashion from Harrods to modelling full time.
    Oooh you took me right back to the tamtrums and divas I had completely forgotten about.
    Thankyou sweetie!

  9. Angela
    01/11/2013 at 2:25 pm (9 years ago)

    Thrilled you’re enjoying it! AND love that it’s made it all teh way to Peru! xx

  10. Amanda
    01/11/2013 at 5:16 am (9 years ago)

    Hey Angela! I just flew in from australia to Lima, peru of all places on holidays… Took myself out shopping today and managed to find only a handful of English books…. Yours … I seriously cannot put it down! Amazing!
    Amanda x

  11. Angela
    21/10/2013 at 11:09 am (9 years ago)

    Thrilled you enjoyed it, Tina. Thank you for sharing! And, there’s never any harm in reading three, or more, books at once. I think I’m currently juggling four 😉 xx

  12. Tina
    20/10/2013 at 3:08 am (9 years ago)

    Hey Angela!
    LOVED your book 🙂 Bought it randomly one day after a rather long discussion with myself about how it’s not a good idea to be reading three books at the same time! But your took over the other two! Love it! Kept giggling with every page and also wanted to slap a few of your characters. You’ve made me miss London so much now! What an amazing city! Anyway love the book!
    Stay awesome! x

  13. Angela
    28/07/2013 at 10:13 pm (9 years ago)

    Oh my Coco, Jessica!

    Thank you so much for your lovely words – I’m thrilled you enjoyed Confessions of a Fashionista. Mr Darling and I are all dandy, thank you. I’m still keeping him on his toes and he’s still keeping me on the ground. Thanks for spreading the word and I’ll definitely be shouting if there’s another book in the pipeline. Watch this space! *air kisses and Hermes high fives* xx

  14. Jessica
    28/07/2013 at 9:56 pm (9 years ago)

    Hi Angela,

    I just wanted to say I loved your book and your blog! I couldn’t stop laughing all the way through, please write the next part of your story. 🙂 I hope you and Mr Darling are both ok? And I hope Side Parting feels bad for what he said! Unfortunately I didn’t buy your book on Amazon so I can’t write up a review, but I will still recommend it to anyone else.

    Many Gucci wishes, Jessica xx

  15. Angela
    15/04/2013 at 1:48 am (9 years ago)

    Hi Charlotte,

    Thank you for taking the time to let me know you read my story – I’m thrilled you enjoyed it! And yes, I’ve often wondered that too! 😉 Thank you again xx

  16. Charlotte
    14/04/2013 at 10:52 pm (9 years ago)

    Hi Angela
    I loved loved loved your book!! I picked it up yesterday and only just put it down because I finished!! could not put it down! Fab read, so funny and loved how honest it was. Hope there is another one coming. Wonder what Mr Side Parting is thinking now?! 🙂

  17. Angela
    09/03/2013 at 12:04 am (9 years ago)

    Hi Jemima,

    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely comment. Do consider doing an Amazon review if you have time? I’m thrilled you enjoyed the book. And it’s lovely to hear I made you laugh! Have a great weekend xx

  18. Jemima
    08/03/2013 at 9:27 pm (9 years ago)

    Hi Angela,

    Just a quick note to say I loved your book! I don’t know if you are planning to tell the next part of the story, but I really hope you do! It had me in stitches in places. Please write another!


  19. Angela
    14/01/2013 at 10:30 am (9 years ago)

    Dear Hanna,

    Thank you for your lovely message. I’m sorry but at the moment there are no plans to publish Confessions of a Fashionista in Germany. However I have passed your comment on to my foreign rights team – so fingers crossed. Thank you once again, have a lovely day. Angela x

  20. Hanna
    13/01/2013 at 2:59 pm (9 years ago)

    Dear Angela,
    I would like to read your book in german.
    When ist it available?
    Have a wonderfull and succesfull new year 2013

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