The Glass of Fashion: A Personal History of Fifty Years of Changing Tastes and the People Who Have Inspired Them

By Cecil Beaton

Gorgeously repackaged, this reissue of the vintage publication offers the long-lasting photographer’s specialist and witty memories of the personalities who encouraged fashion’s golden eras, and left an indelible mark on his personal feel of flavor and magnificence. "The digital camera is simply not invented which may catch or surround all that he really sees," Truman Capote as soon as stated of Cecil Beaton. notwithstanding recognized for his pix, Beaton was once as incisive a author as he was once a photographer. First released in 1954, The Glass of style is a classic—an important primer at the historical past and highlights of favor from a guy who used to be a chronicler of style, and an intimate compendium of the folks who encouraged his mythical eye. throughout eighteen chapters, complemented by way of greater than one hundred fifty of his personal line drawings, Beaton writes with nice wit concerning the effect of luminaries akin to Chanel, Balenciaga, and Dior, in addition to fairly unknown muses like his Aunt Jessie, who gave him his first glimpse of "the grown-up global of fashion." Out of print for many years yet famous and wanted as a touchstone textual content, The Glass of style can be impossible to resist to a brand new new release of style fans and a seminal publication in any Beaton library. it's either a treasury and a treasure.

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Style Statement: Live by Your Own Design

By Danielle LaPorte, Carrie McCarthy

Sort assertion is an inspiring tackle the ability of favor and authenticity. Deemed "style psychotherapists," Carrie and Danielle are the creators of the fashion assertion: a two-word compass that is helping you're making extra convinced offerings in existence -- out of your dresser on your relationships, your lounge on your occupation plans.

Part workbook, half inspirational narrative, type assertion provides a sequence of inquiries that lead readers to the non-public phrases that consultant the spirit, appear and feel in their lifestyles. the 1st be aware represents your starting place, your 80%. the second one note, your 20%, is what motivates and distinguishes you.

Via Carrie and Danielle's way of life Map, readers then discover how their very own particular kind assertion can generate momentum in each quarter in their life.

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Body Dressing (Dress, Body, Culture)

For it slow now the physique has been a critical subject throughout a number of social technological know-how disciplines. equally, there was a transforming into curiosity within the cultural which means of garments. yet apparently, even if individuals are almost always clothed, the connection among costume and the physique has been rather unexplored before.

Dress is an important element of embodiment, shaping the self bodily and psychologically. From dressing as much as dressing down, this e-book exposes the complicated ways in which models and costumes render the physique presentable in an enormous diversity of social events. It investigates the numerous ways that western and non-western outfits function to offer the physique which means and situate it inside tradition. The authors think of varied techniques to the connection among style, costume and the physique, and current new theoretical versions for his or her destiny research. They exhibit the significance of the idea that of ‘embodiment' to decorate and style experiences.

Exploring gender, images, cultural background and modernity, this publication bargains with an unlimited variety of questions inherent in dressing up the physique. From style images within the Nineteen Sixties to modern queer style and the historical past of the masquerade, it is a interesting and far-reaching assortment. Its breadth and intensity make it crucial examining for somebody attracted to variety, dress, the physique, gender or history.

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InStyle [UK] (May 2012)

She's continually probably the most wanted entrance web page topics, and Jennifer Aniston lent her promoting energy to the canopy of the may well 2012 factor of InStyle UK.

The 43-year-old actress introduced her spell binding seems to be to the magazine's unfold whereas starting up approximately issues corresponding to her present existence scenario, what makes her consider outdated and her pink carpet secrets and techniques.

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Bikini Story (Temporis Series)

By Patrik Alac

It used to be in 1946 that the realm first got here to listen to of a coral atoll within the Marshall Islands known as Bikini. the next 12 months, French couturier Louis Réard borrowed the identify and utilized it to a washing dress for girls. Breaking from a long time of conformity, Réard dared to ‘undress’ women’s our bodies to be able to higher emphasize what remained clothed - albeit in tiny wisps of fabric. through taking on the bikini as well known beachwear, ladies additionally came upon themselves considering in a different way approximately their our bodies. an awesome of perfection was once strengthened by way of the looks at the cinema monitor of stars corresponding to Marilyn Monroe, Brigitte Bardot and Ursula Andress, all of whom have been featured in bikinis that accentuated their very own curvaceous contours.
More than a washing dress, the bikini made its personal contribution in the course of the Nineteen Seventies to the sexual revolution and to the altering dating among women and men typically. This e-book investigates the heritage of the bikini and its influence at the evolution within the conception of girls in society, as girls regained accountability for how they appear and laid declare once again to complete sexual equality. a set of pictures all through this e-book illustrates this development step by step over a interval of greater than 50 years.

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New Dress a Day: The Ultimate DIY Guide to Creating Fashion Dos from Thrift-Store Don'ts

By Marisa Lynch

Cross FROM THRIFT-SHOP affordable TO RUNWAY stylish every DAY!
 
in line with her wildly renowned web publication of an analogous identify, guerrilla seamstress Marisa Lynch indicates you ways to simply (and affordably!) remodel your cloth cabinet from frumpy to outstanding! With only a snip the following and a sew there, your basement deals will rival whatever in clothier collections. certain, with a bit imagination—and DIY instruments like needles, thread, and security pins—you can also replace an superseded castoff. within you’ll notice easy methods to
 
• ace the stitching fundamentals (remember: security first!)
• create DIY clothier look-alikes
• minimize Flashdance-inspired sweatshirts
• make an previous, drained muumuu a smashing must-have
• provide bridesmaid clothes a moment life
• dye your option to a colourful new wardrobe
• whip up add-ons in seconds
• sort an analogous gown seven diversified ways
 
entire with colourful before-and-after pictures, enjoyable sidebars, or even a cool stitching music playlist to get you within the sector, New costume a Day proves that you just don’t desire a stitching desktop or an incredible price range to show retro trash into trendy treasure.

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Nudity: A Cultural Anatomy (Dress, Body, Culture)

By Ruth Barcan

We alternately consider nudity as a perversion and a country of innocence. Why is our reaction so contradictory and why is nudity handled so otherwise in several contexts? Drawing on pop culture, literature, philosophy, faith, and firsthand interviews with a purpose to resolution those questions, Barcan encounters morticians, nudists, strippers, nurses, tattooists, artists and pornographers. Shining a mild on a subject matter that has been principally overlooked regardless of its skill to titillate, surprise and entertain, Nudity is an engaging mixture of significant trivia and large philosophical questions on this so much unnatural country of nature.

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A Century of Hairstyles

Not anything defines an individual like their coiffure - and what a century it's been for hair! Bangs, bobs, buns, beehives and bouffants have vied with pixie cuts, pin curls, perms and pageboys for ascendancy in an ever-changing parade of women' seems and tendencies, and one of the males we have seen Caesers, comb overs, ducktails, pretend hawks, flattops, quiffs and slick backs. From the Edwardian period in the course of the seismic alterations of the '20s and '60s, and together with each quirky twist hair historical past took on its option to the flip of the millennium, this booklet is a lush visible survey of 100 years of hair types and the good stylists of the century together with Jackie Kennedy's stylist Mr. Kenneth and innovators like Vidal Sassoon.

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