Highlights of Shallow Not Stupid include:
Blue stocking to fashion junkie: Virginia Woolf was cruelly treated in death, being played by Nicole Kidman in a giant prosthetic nose, says Vivien Lash.
Come to the Hotel Adlon my friend: Mrs Lash changes trains in a Berlin that always seems to exist in more than one time zone
Vulgar Versace and microwaved cleavage: Vivien ‘Whose taboo?’ Lash on the tragicomic glamour of funerals.
Queen of vampiric fashion: Death always hung over hardcore fashion predator Isabella Blow, says Vivien ‘Who wants to be loved by the undiscriminating?’ Lash.
Fatties on the catwalk: Terrible person Vivien Lash wonders if fat models are as useful as blind pilots.
Touchingly vulgar: Vivien Lash on ‘Scarlet Goth’ Sebastian Horsley.
Pure as the driven Snowden: Vivien lashes Nosegate and voyeur supreme Edward Snowden.
Nothing is ever as bad as it used to be: Vivien Lash defends Baz Luhrmann’s Gatsby.
Deaths are easier to remember than birthdays: Vivien Lash explains why writing your own ending never hurt a career.
The latest must have accessory: Vivien Lash on the Japanese super stalker.
Svengali of the collective imagination: Vivien Lash on David Bowie.
Seduce and destroy: Vivien Lash on Diana Vreeland.