A Privileged Life: Celebrating Wasp Style

November 19, 2013 - Comment

Book Description At once glamorous and mysterious, the WASP lifestyle has influenced countless trends in the worlds of fashion, home design, and pop culture. Today, one no longer has to be a WASP to embrace its casual-yet-elegant attitude and sense of style. With lively text and over one hundred images from world-renowned photographers, A Privileged

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Book Description

At once glamorous and mysterious, the WASP lifestyle has influenced countless trends in the worlds of fashion, home design, and pop culture. Today, one no longer has to be a WASP to embrace its casual-yet-elegant attitude and sense of style. With lively text and over one hundred images from world-renowned photographers, A Privileged Life: Celebrating WASP Style is the first book of its kind to unveil this rarefied way of life, one that many emulate though few truly understand.

From the eclectic and well-decorated home of Sister Parish to the popular pink-and-green color combination of preppy chic to iconic photographs of the style makers who embody the WASP spirit like Grace Kelly, Truman Capote, or Jacqueline Kennedy, this book celebrates our timeless fascination with America’s leisure class.
170 Pages.

About the Author

SUSANNA SALK grew up in Essex, Massachusetts and went to boarding school at Milton Academy. She got her B.A. in English at Vassar College and then moved to Manhattan where she helped launch Elle Décor magazine. In addition to being a playwright, she is now Special Projects Editor at House & Garden magazine. She and her husband and Eric live in Roxbury, Connecticut with their two boys.

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Comments

M. Jones says:

Big Ego, Little Info This book breaks the cardinal rule of WASP style– discretion! The book is basically all about the author, how very WASPy her upbringing was, and what paragons of style her various family members were. As if being born in a rich New England family was some sort of personal achievement. I agree with another reviewer that it could have been really interesting minus the self-absorption and plus information to make it relevant to readers who aren’t personal friends of the author or her family– some discussion of history, architecture, design and so on. As it is, flipping through for five minutes at the bookstore or library should be plenty to get the full effect, there’s no need to buy the book.

Helene Hertzlinger says:

The pictures are pretty, but…. Tons of mistakes litter this pretty little book about the preppy lifestyle. Names are misspelled, captions are incorrect, etc., and for a book without much content to begin with, one would think that the editing and research would have been sharp. It’s a shame, as it could have been terrific!

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