Twiggy Lands a Book Deal

Legendary waif supermodel Twiggy has signed a book deal with Penguin to write a style guide for older women. Older than 40, at any rate.
The 58-year-old model and actress has signed a deal with Penguin to write "an indispensable guide" for the mature woman on retaining and enhancing their style through the decades. Those Fab Forties, Fifties and Sixties offers advice to older women on revitalising their image with clever styling, well-applied makeup and the right skincare regime.

Louise Moore, managing director of Penguin's Michael Joseph imprint, tipped the book to become a best-seller when it is released next June. "Twiggy is as beautiful a woman in her fifties as she was in her twenties, and has been at the forefront of the fashion industry since she was a 60s supermodel," she said. "This book will act as a practical, essential, indispensable guide to how to rethink your style and carry it through the decades, find what suits you best, source new skincare and make up tricks, and incorporates Twiggy's in depth philosophy on what makes women truly stylish."

The six-figure deal came after the phenomenal success of the model's Marks and Spencer advertising campaign, which was largely credited with reversing the brand's ailing fortunes. A blouse worn by Twiggy in one advert sold more in a week than any other in the history of the store.
The book is sure to get a plug on America's Top Model, so long as Twiggy continues to get along with Tyra. And that means it will be a bestseller.

Posted on October 22, 2007

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