If you’ve never read a biography, this fashion memoir is the perfect gateway read. The tone is inviting and the outfits are amazing – the perfect long weekend indulgence.
Wear and tear : the threads of my life / Tracy Tynan.
“A candid, entertaining memoir told through clothes. Tracy Peacock Tynan grew up in London in the 1950’s and 60s, privy to her parents’ glamorous parties and famous friends.
When Tracy started writing about her life she found that clothing was the focus of many of her stories. She recalls her father’s dandy attire and her mother’s Pucci dresses, as well as her parents’ rancorous marriage and divorce, her father’s prodigious talents and celebrity lifestyle, and her mother’s lifelong struggle with addiction. She tackles issues big and small using clothes as an entree–relationships, marriage, children, stepchildren, blended families, her parent’s decline and deaths, and her work as a costume designer are all recounted with humor, with insight, and with the special joy that can only come from finding the perfect outfit.” (adapted from syndetics summary)