WWD's Memo Pad has gotten its well-manicured little hands on a galley for Times shopaholic Alex Kuczynski's plastic surgery book, Beauty Junkies — we're just shocked that a galley exists, suggesting that Kuczynski's book, which has been "forthcoming" for the past 12 years, is not a fabrication of the collective media imagination. Apparently Kuczynski spends no less than 30 pages detailing her own cosmetic procedure history, which includes an eyelift, collagen injections, Juvederm treatments, regular Botoxing, a nasty run in with Restalyne, and liposuction. Exhale. It's no more extreme than the regimen of your average lady who lunches, though pictures of Kuczynski certainly depict a more natural visage.
But then WWD made the excellent choice of running a photo (at right, versus the usual headshot at left), and you can see the effects of Alex's expensive little habit.
It's like a before-and-after advertisement for a chic, uptown sandblasting service.