Chelsea Handler has inspired me to do three things: to write a book, to have my own show, and to do whatever I want. So far, I have only completed one out of the three, but that’s okay because I’m still young. Yesterday, on the day that was supposed to be the end of the world, but wasn’t, I went to Chelsea Handler’s book signing at Barnes & Noble for her new book Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me. I totally love her show so standing in line for two hours to see her was totally worth it. Perhaps, someday I will write a book and people will stand in line for me.
Had I known that we couldn’t take pictures with Chelsea in the interest of time, I would have just bought the book and forged the signature. However, it was wonderful to finally meet the woman who I watch on TV almost every night, even if it was for just a second. While standing in line, I must have tweeted like 50 times as I brainstormed ways to get to the front of the line. Maybe I should have brought a bottle of Belvedere Vodka with me to give as a gift like her guests do on the show. That would have gotten me to the front of the line for sure, but I will get my chance when I am a guest on the show. As I aspire to reach my socialite destiny, it is only a matter of time as to what E! show picks me up first. Fashion Police and Chelsea Lately are currently the front runners.
Socialites need their downtime and everyone knows that the higher you climb up the social ladder the more ski vacations and holiday parties you are committed to attending over the winter. Books are an excellent way for current and aspiring socialites alike to relax and dream. This Holiday Season, I am proud to present the first ever Aspiring Socialite Winter Reading List full of the ultimate high society fireside reads.
1. A Matter of Style: How 10 Famous Women Changed Fashion profiles 10 of the most elegant women in history including Coco Chanel, Lady Diana, Grace Kelly, and Marilyn Monroe. Breathtaking photography brings these iconic women and their style back to life. The book is the perfect inspiration for anyone looking to recreate a vintage glam look.
2. American Wife is the fictional story of Alice Lindgren, a naive girl who catches the eye of a privileged Ivy Leaguer who is not only charming, but also the heir to a political dynasty. Though fiction, the story is based on the real life of First Lady Laura Bush.
3. Kardashian Konfidential shows the human side behind three of the biggest famous for being famous reality TV celebrities. It contains childhood memorabiliaÂ¬â€ along with Kardashian style secrets and business strategies.
4. The Overnight Socialite is a modern Cinderella/My Fair Lady hybrid that tells the story of Lucy Jo Ellis, a small town girl who moves to Manhattan with dreams of becoming a fashion designer. She finds herself going nowhere until she meets Wyatt Hayes IV who makes her New York’s hottest It girl, but with questionable intentions.