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Fashion Muse: The Inspiration Behind Iconic Design by Debra Mancoff
The Fashion Sketchpad: 420 Figure Templates for Designing Looks and Building Your Portfolio (Drawing Books, Fashion Books, Fashion Design Books, Fashion Sketchbooks)
Tamar Daniel - 2011
This fashion activity book is more than just a blank sketchpad with many additional features, including:• 420 figure templates, or fashion croquis*, in 20 fashion-forward poses to ensure your creations are proportional on the first try, saving time and energy• Templates are printed on heavy-stock pages with perforated edges for easy removal• An extensive illustrated garment glossary showing the distinguishing details between a caftan, a sheath, a maxi and so on.• A handy recommended reading section offering professional guidance• Best of all, the templates disappear when scanned or photocopied, so you'll never need to fuss with a light box or tracing paper!*A croquis is every fashion design specialist's secret weapon, and it can be yours with The Fashion Sketchpad. Designers, both aspiring and established, sketch over croquis figures to ensure their creations are proportional on the first try. Working with croquis provides a rapid-fire way to present your ideas to fashion design colleagues, admissions committees, or potential employers in a polished, professional format.If you're a fan of Project Runway, The Curated Closet, or Aimee Song's Capture Your Style, you'll love The Fashion Sketchpad.• Makes an inspiring gift for any expert or beginner fashion designer of any age• An essential tool for building a professional fashion portfolio that focuses on your striking designs
Fashion 2.0: Blogging Your Way To The Front Row.: The insider's guide to turning your fashion blog into a profitable business and launching a new career.
Yuli Ziv - 2011
You will find practical business advice on how to: - Brand yourself as a top blogger and sought-after influencer - Build valuable relationships with PR companies and brands - Secure invitations to important industry events - Work with advertising networks - Develop new revenue streams - Land spokesperson deals and large scale sponsorships - Position yourself at the forefront of the fashion blogosphere Full of action driven exercises, helpful resources and inspirational chapters by top fashion bloggers What I Wore, College Fashion, Gala Darling, Second City Style and Corporette, the book is packed with all the advice and motivation you need to take your blogging career to the next level!
Searching for Beauty: The Life of Millicent Rogers, the American Heiress Who Taught the World about Style
Cherie Burns - 2011
Nobody knew how to live the high life like Millicent Rogers. Born into luxury, she lived in a whirl of beautiful homes, European vacations, exquisite clothing and handsome men. In Searching for Beauty, Cherie Burns chronicles Rogers's glittering life from her days as a young girl afflicted with rheumatic fever to her debutante debut and her Taos finale. A rebellious icon of the age, she eloped with a penniless baron, danced tangos in European nightclubs, divorced, remarried and romanced, among others, Clark Gable. Her romantic conquests, though, paled in comparison to her triumph in the fashion world where she electrified the fashionistas by becoming the muse to designer Charles James, appearing in Vogue and Harper's Bazaar and - at the end of her life - retreating to Taos, New Mexico where she popularized Southwestern style.
How to Dress: Secret Styling Tips from a Fashion Insider
Alexandra Fullerton - 2018
Focusing on fashion essentials, personal style, shopping on the high street and online and investing in designer pieces, Alex reveals all the failsafe formulas involved in always looking your best. Alex encourages readers to get to know their style icons alongside streamlining their own style and outlines the central capsule wardrobe which can be edited to suit each individual personal preference.
Elsa Schiaparelli: A Biography
Meryle Secrest - 2014
Her collaborations with artists such as Man Ray, Salvador Dalí, Jean Cocteau and Alberto Giacometti elevated the field of women's clothing design into the realm of art.Her story is one of pluck, determination and talent with scandal as spice. As the daughter of minor Italian nobility whose disastrous first marriage to a Theosophist caused near penury, she transformed herself into a designer of great imagination and, along with Coco Chanel, her greatest rival, she was one of the few female figures in the field at that time
The World of Gloria Vanderbilt
Wendy Goodman - 2010
She brought the Vanderbilt name out of the Gilded Age and into the Digital Age, reinventing herself over and over along the way. Hers is a story of charisma, glamour, and heartbreaking loss, told here by Wendy Goodman, who had intimate access to Vanderbilt for this book. The illustrations include portraits of Vanderbilt and her extraordinary homes, filled with original and influential decorating ideas, by such photographic legends as Richard Avedon, Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Inge Morath, Horst P. Horst, Francesco Scavullo, and Annie Leibovitz. Vanderbilt’s son, Anderson Cooper, contributes a foreword. In April 2016, the documentary Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper debuted on HBO.
French Chic: The Ultimate Guide to French Fashion, Beauty and Style; Dress Classy and Elegant on Any Budget (French Chic, Style and Beauty, Fashion Guide, Style Secrets Book 1)
Véronique Blanchard - 2016
By practicing the ideas presented in this book, you can dress classy and elegant on any budget. Get this Amazon bestseller today. Read on your PC, Mac, smartphone, tablet or Kindle device. This book contains proven steps and strategies on how to dress classy and elegant like French women. You can trust the information presented in this book as it comes from a native Parisian. Having been born in this iconic city, world famous for its romantic charm and fashionable women, I grew up watching an impeccably dressed mother. Her personal style inspired my own as the art of being beautifully dressed came naturally and rather effortlessly to her. While I had heard about how French style is admired all over the world, I realized just how different the French way of life is only during my stay in the US. Classic French style is essentially based on simplicity and elegance. We’ll discuss the wardrobe must haves essential for this kind of look but you must modify those basics to match your own true style. The better you understand yourself, the better you’ll know your style. The magic of wearing clothes that truly complement your personality is that it enhances your entire being in a subtle but incredibly profound way. Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn... French Style & Beauty – An Introduction The Art of Dressing Elegantly How to Build Your Signature Look What Not to Wear Hair, Grooming and Make-Up The Basics of Chic – Inner Values Shopping Tips for the Elegant Woman Much, much more! Download your copy today!
Fuck Yeah Menswear: Bespoke Knowledge for the Crispy Gentleman
Kevin Burrows - 2012
You’re about to begin a journey that will end in only one way—with you standing naked in an abandoned ravine watching as your old wardrobe slowly burns. Let this be your illustrated Iliad for dressing better. Don’t sleep. Read Fuck Yeah Menswear. Refer to it. Cite it in your dissertation. Owning this book sends a very clear message to your peers, coworkers, and loved ones: “I’m trill as fuck.”
Vogue on Alexander McQueen
Chloe Fox - 2012
His extraordinary career, which took him from humble beginnings as an apprentice on Savile Row to the creative directorship of his own global brand, is a story of hard work, ambition and visionary brilliance. Leading photographers such as Mario Testino and Corinne Day photographed his stunning designs for Vogue, and through them Alexander McQueen's career is presented - from the controversy of his early shows to the elegiac perfection of his last - with a particular emphasis on the evolution of his signature style: immaculate tailoring, slashed fabric, historical references and beauty in the macabre. The book shows that McQueen's own ambition was fully realised: 'I want to be the purveyor of a certain silhouette or a way of cutting so that, when I'm dead and gone, people will know that the Twenty-first Century was started by Alexander McQueen'. Vogue, the international fashion bible, has charted the careers of designers through the decades.Its unique archive of photographs, taken by the leading photographers of the day from Cecil Beaton to Mario Testino, and original illustrations, together with its stable of highly respected fashion writers, make Vogue the most authoritative and prestigious source of reference on fashion. With a circulation of over 160,000 and a readership of over 1,400,000, no brand is better positioned to present a library on the great fashion designers of the modern age.
Donna Karan - 2015
Donna Karan was born into the fashion business—her father was a tailor, and her mother was a showroom model and Seventh Avenue saleswoman—yet Karan dreamed of becoming a dancer like Martha Graham or a singer like Barbra Streisand. Fashion was her destiny, though. My Journey traces Karan’s early days as an intern at Anne Klein, the creation of her Seven Easy Pieces (which forever changed the way working women dressed), and the meteoric rise of her company. Along with juicy industry stories, Karan candidly discusses her difficult mother and traumatic childhood, her turbulent romantic life, all the loved ones she has lost over the years, and the personal awakening that occurred just as she reached the height of professional and financial success.That awakening set Karan down a path of spiritual discovery and self-improvement. From est to Kabbalah, from silent retreats to leech therapy, Karan tried everything to find, as she writes, “calm in the chaos.” But she also reveals how a chaotic life, fueled by endless curiosity and childlike impulses, helped her design seminal collections season after season for global powerhouse brands Donna Karan New York and DKNY. She also details how she has channeled her creativity (and her urge to solve problems and nurture others) into philanthropic work, particularly her early outspoken advocacy for AIDS awareness and research, and the creation of her Urban Zen Foundation, focusing on integrated healthcare and education as well as preservation of culture, which led to her current efforts in Haiti.Karan’s life has been crowded with glamorous characters and adventures around the world. But she sometimes still feels like that awkward teen from Long Island who never fit in—which makes her all the more endearing. Brimming with Karan’s infectious energy, My Journey is about much more than the fashion world: It is the story of a young woman whose vision and hard work made her a role model for women everywhere—a woman who dreamed big, fought to have it all, broke the rules, and loved passionately along the way.
French Chic - The "Secret" to French Style
Ali Martine - 2015
French women know the intrinsic value of classic basics and integrate their favorite clothes and accessories based upon years of experience perfecting their unique sense of style. French women know how to create a sense of intrigue. And it’s not achieved by wearing a barrage of latest trends or designers. It’s about having the confidence to dress up a simple white button-down, incorporating their signature flair, for a far more interesting and sophisticated look. Most women tend to buy everything that catches their eye. There’s not much discernment, just buying power. And these women have the overstuffed closets to show for it. I must warn you – This book is not just another simplistic buying guide to achieve a French chic look. Nor will I insult you with cliché advice on incorporating scarves into your daily wardrobe. I would like to offer you a different perspective. This book includes advice and insights about making empowering choices when it comes to what is hanging in your closet. The choice to simplify, buy less, and keep only fabulous items. The choice to honor your body first and foremost. And the choice to invest in your wardrobe.
The World According to Karl
Sandrine Gulbenkian - 2013
This book is a cornucopia of his Karlisms: cultivated, unpredictable, provocative, sometimes shocking, but always impossible to ignore. Karl Lagerfeld is a modern master of couture. While simultaneously running Chanel, Fendi, and his own eponymous fashion house, he has consistently re-invented trends on the catwalk and in the street for half a century. His wise, surprising statements pop up like offbeat news flashes and are regularly seized upon by fashionistas, acolytes, and sages the world over. Here, in his own deadpan words, are his exacting opinions on everything-from fashion, style, women, and Chanel to fame, life, and books. This is the ultimate repertoire of wit and wisdom from fashion's sharpest pin. "I only know how to play one role: me." "Think pink. But don't wear it." "I like everything to be washable, myself included." "Change is the healthiest way to survive." "I don't recommend myself as a guest." "There is one thing I love on earth: to learn."
What Would Jackie Do?: An Inspired Guide to Distinctive Living
Shelly Branch - 2005
But how would Jackie have handled the twenty-first century? What would she have thought of a society defined by casual rules of conduct? Gathering intriguing research, commentary from today’s experts, and fond reminiscences about the first lady of perfection’s day-to-day decisions, journalists Shelly Branch and Sue Callaway offer a sparkling answer to the question: What Would Jackie Do? Applying Jackie’s philosophies to every aspect of contemporary life, including relationships, office politics, family matters, household bills, and entertaining, What Would Jackie Do? is a trove of advice, featuring: • Noblesse oblige for beginners • How not to be an interchangeable woman • Mastering the effortless rich look • The art of attachment: lessons on sex, marriage, and men of consequence • Career whirls: pearls for getting ahead What Would Jackie Do? portrays the practical wisdom behind an icon. The next best thing to having Jackie O as a personal adviser, What Would Jackie Do? gives readers a piece of the Jackie mystique.