Jess Cagle
January 24, 1992 AT 05:00 AM EST

Boobs, Boys, and High Heels-or How to Get Dressed in Just Under Six Hours

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Dianne Brill
publisher
Penguin
genre
Nonfiction, Romance

We gave it a B

As an enterprising young fashion designer during the disco era, Dianne Brill seized what should have been 15 minutes of fame and parlayed them into a full-time job as a designer/actress/model/author/ businesswoman. Mannequin designer Adel Rootstein chose Brill’s 39-23-39 frame to be the Body of the ’90s, and used it as the template for a line of dummies. In Boobs, Boys, and High Heels, Brill shares her beauty tips and secrets for seducing great guys, or ”GGs,” as she calls them. She gives away the hot GG pickup spots (peak time at the dry cleaner is late afternoon/early evening Saturday), and spends one whole chapter on high heels — excuse me, ”HHs” — which she recommends wearing in bed, despite the ”boudoir battle scars” they leave on the sheets. You could call some of the advice inspiring, like eating no-fat snacks of raw celery dipped in mustard, or you could call it goofy (she considers her pumps ”orthopedic”). But her giddy, Marilyn-as-Heloise tone is always beguiling, and mothers will be glad to know that the ”TDR” — the Third Date Rule — still applies. B

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