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In these economic times, we've become incredibly resourceful: we've figured out how to eat three course meals chicly and cheaply; we've resorted to getting our hair done by students to pay a price of free or $10; and we have subscriptions to all of the deal sites including Rue La La, Gilt, Bloomspot, MyHabit, ideeli, fab.com, OneKingsLane and the like to outfit our homes and bodies in the most stylish and inexpensive way possible. But sometimes that's just not enough. We may have issues tying it all together so that it looks cohesive. Well, say au revoir to all that, and read Andrea Pomerantz Lustig's new book, How to Look Expensive, a beauty guide to looking like a million bucks. Could there be a more apropos or honest name? We don't think so.
Just in time for the holiday season which is all about glitz, glamour and richly luxurious, Andrea gives us this book as our holiday gift; but in addition to that, she wants to see us in person to assess our looks, address our questions and show us beauty tips that look expensive but really aren't. She'll be here for a book signing on Nov. 29 at, again how fitting, The Bedford restaurant, a rehabbed bank! Look expensive without breaking the bank in a bank resto--love it. And Andrea is not some mere dilettante who just decided to write a book because it sounded like fun--she's a long time Glamour beauty editor, so she knows a thing or two about beauty, style and frugality. The book signing, reading and mingle sesh with bubbly and apps will happen from 6-8p on that night. You can RSVP here.
· How to Look Expensive [Official Site]