Louis Vuitton City Bags

Author: Jean-Claude Kaufmann
Editor: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 0847840875
Size: 14,53 MB
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This volume is an unprecedented history of Louis Vuitton’s women’s bags, the most coveted line of accessories in women’s fashion. At the heart of Louis Vuitton are its City Bags, a range of women’s bags that dates back to the turn of the twentieth century. Featuring the trademark monograms of the house, the City Bag story began with the Steamer, a resort bag designed in 1901 to be packed inside a much larger steamer trunk. These bags have in a hundred years formally diversified into a dizzying array of handbags for every conceivable function demanded by the modern woman. Profoundly influential, City Bags are now known to millions by their descriptive names (Keepall, Bucket, Papillon, Alma, Locket, Noe, Speedy) and are still evolving into more fantastical forms. Lavishly illustrated with new and archival photography, historical graphics, landmark editorials, and ad campaigns, the volume traces the history of these specific bag families, and examines the earliest specimens and today’s most sought-after collectibles, including Vuitton’s collaborations with Takashi Murakami, Stephen Sprouse, Richard Prince, Yayoi Kusama, and Rei Kawakubo and one-off projects by Zaha Hadid, Shigeru Ban, Vivienne Westwood, Helmut Lang, Andrée Putman, and of course, Marc Jacobs. Louis Vuitton: City Bags is an ambitious volume on the creation and cultivation of a cultural phenomenon.

Pop Culture In Europe

Author: Juliana Tzvetkova
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440844666
Size: 11,82 MB
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A fascinating survey of popular culture in Europe, from Celtic punk and British TV shows to Spanish fashion and Italian sports. • Makes connections between pop culture in Europe to that of the United States • Provides further readings and a bibliography at the end of the work • Includes sidebars throughout the text with additional anecdotal information • Features appendices with top-ten lists of songs, movies, and books

The Luxury Strategy

Author: Jean-Noël Kapferer
Editor: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 0749464925
Size: 12,12 MB
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The Luxury Strategy, written by two world experts on the subject, provides the first rigorous blueprint for the effective management of luxury brands and companies at the highest level. It rationalizes those business models that have achieved profitability and unveils the original methods that were used to transform small family businesses such as Ferrari, Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Chanel, Armani, Gucci, and Ralph Lauren into profitable global brands. By defining the differences between premium and luxury brands and products, analysing the nature of true luxury brands and turning established marketing 'rules' upside down, it has established itself as the definitive work on the essence of a luxury brand strategy. This fully revised second edition of The Luxury Strategy explores the diversity of meanings of 'luxury' across different markets. It also now includes a section on marketing and selling luxury goods online and the impact of social networks and digital developments, cementing its position as the authority on luxury strategy.

Jake Ransom And The Howling Sphinx

Author: James Rollins
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444004972
Size: 15,29 MB
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The second in the action-packed Jake Ransom series from blockbuster adult author James Rollins. High adventure at its best. An ancient and priceless ruby - the Eye of Ra - has been found beneath the Egyptian sands in the Valley of the Kings. Legend has it the jewel holds immense power, but it has fallen into the wrong hands - which means trouble for Jake and Kady Ransom, and an action-packed adventure as the pair are catapulted into an ancient land of shifting sands, dark magic and dangerous enemies . . . Can Jake and Kady survive and outwit the Skull King himself?

Mysterious Places Mysterious Dreams

Author: Steven Rivellino
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781462826230
Size: 16,54 MB
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In this uniquely-written novel memoir, first-time author Steven Rivellino daringly delves into the lives and the minds of three very distinct men as they sail the world on their various voyages of discovery. The books protagonist, also named Steven, is a young, easily-influenced college student, dangerously on the verge of manhood. While onboard the Norwegian liner , he meets Percy, a somewhat flamboyant British gentleman grandly seeking wealth and good fortune; and Archibald,an author and historical lecturer nearly thirty years his seniorwhose lifetime search for acceptance and love inevitably leaves him in circles. Together, they set out on their journey to circumnavigate the globe. Unknowingly, however, they are destined for an epic adventure of great challenge, learning, and naked self-discovery. The events of the world clearly define their roles and along the way, their unique relationships evolve from initial denial and great distrust, to a close and dynamic bond never-before expected; forever true.

Texas Monthly

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Since 1973, TEXAS MONTHLY has chronicled life in contemporary Texas, reporting on vital issues such as politics, the environment, industry, and education. As a leisure guide, TEXAS MONTHLY continues to be the indispensable authority on the Texas scene, covering music, the arts, travel, restaurants, museums, and cultural events with its insightful recommendations.


Author: Briton Hadden
Size: 20,12 MB
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Club Culture

Author: Eleanor Curtis
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Size: 10,52 MB
Format: PDF
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This title looks at the new breed of a variety of clubs including: the new club class offered by airlines and the transit its members enjoy through new exclusive spaces before and after boarding; the new members clubs of London and other major cities; and more.