Isabella Blow

Author: Lauren Goldstein Crowe
Editor: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429985383
Size: 10,67 MB
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An extraordinary biography of Isabella Blow, whose pedigree, wild style, and outrageous antics catapulted her onto the London social scene and made her a fashion icon. In 2007, the news of Isabella Blow's suicide at the age of 48 made headlines around the world—but there is more to the story of Isabella than her tragic end. The key supporter and muse of milliner Philip Treacy and designer Alexander McQueen, Blow was truly more than a muse or patron. She was a spark, an electrical impulse that set imaginations racing, an individual who pushed others to create their best work. Her fascination with clothing began early, as did a willingness to wear things—and say things—that would amuse and shock. She began her fashion career in New York City as assistant to Anna Wintour at Vogue. Over time she became famous for her work, yet it wasn't enough to assuage her devastating feelings of inadequacy. Still, in her darkest moments, even as she began a series of suicide attempts and prolonged hospital stays, Blow retained her wicked sense of humor, making her friends laugh even as they struggled to help. Lauren Goldstein Crowe has crafted a superbly entertaining narrative; wrapping the anecdotes of Isabella's antics around a candid, insightful portrayal of a woman whose thirst for the fantastical ultimately became irreconcilable with life in the real world.

I Ll Drink To That

Author: Betty Halbreich
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101634553
Size: 16,28 MB
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The stunning true story of Bergdorf Goodman’s legendary personal shopper Eighty-six-year-old Betty Halbreich is a true original who could have stepped straight out of Stephen Sondheim’s repertoire. She has spent nearly forty years as the legendary personal shopper at Bergdorf Goodman, where she works with socialites, stars, and ordinary women off the street. She has helped many find their true selves through fashion, frank advice, and her own brand of wisdom. She is trusted by the most discriminating persons—including Hollywood’s top stylists—to tell them what looks best. But Halbreich’s personal transformation from cosseted young girl to fearless truth teller is the greatest makeover of her career.

A Life Of Style

Author: Rebecca Moses
Editor: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 1580932932
Size: 14,40 MB
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" ... Persuades readers to listen to themselves and their instincts, to open their minds to new ways of thinking, and above all to search for inspiration"--Jacket.

People Jackie A Life In Style

Author: The Editors of PEOPLE
Editor: Time Home Entertainment
ISBN: 1547847883
Size: 10,66 MB
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PEOPLE Magazine presents Remembering Jackie Kennedy.


Author: Mitzi Lorenz
Editor: powerHouse Books
ISBN: 9781576870914
Size: 12,54 MB
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"Many people have defined the eighties as the decade in which style triumphed over substance, but Ray Petri's work under the Buffalo 'label' was, in many ways, the antithesis of what was dubbed the 'matt-black designer decade'. Like the magazines 'The Face, i-D and Arena', which showcased Petri's work, Buffalo was far more logically a product of the DIY post-punk aesthetic than it was an embodiment of the self-consciously slick careerism of much eighties image-making. Buffalo was, first and foremost, about a certain kind of hip, urban attitude. Buffalo quietly defined the look of eighties youth culture, and the legacy of an uncompromisingly urban style has since inspired legions of designers, stylists and photographers who were never part of the gang, but absorbed and understood the images and references and made them their own in cities the world over." - book jacket.

Louis I Kahn

Author: Carter Wiseman
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393731651
Size: 13,23 MB
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A biographical portrait of Louis I. Kahn reassesses the role of the acclaimed architect in transforming twentieth-century architecture by translating a reverence for history and historical forms into a uniquely contemporary idiom and looks at Kahn's rise to the pinnacle of international architecture, his personal relationships with his clients, and his turbulent romantic life.

Confessions Of A Window Dresser

Author: Simon Doonan
Editor: Viking Press
Size: 15,14 MB
Format: PDF
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The creative director of Barneys New York shares his life, thoughts, and accomplishments as the "genius-provocateur" behind some of the world's most interesting and controversial window displays

A Life In Fashion

Author: Benjamin Wild
ISBN: 9780500518335
Size: 20,95 MB
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When Cecil Beaton died in 1980, it was not surprising that one of his tailors was telephoned with the news before Buckingham Palace, despite his close association with the Royal Family. From the moment he arrived at Cambridge University in 1922 wearing evening jacket, red shoes, black-and-white trousers and a large cravat, to his first meeting with Greta Garbo ten years later in 'pristine white kid coat, sharkskin, and new white shoes and socks', to his appearance nearly forty years later at Truman Capote's 1970 Black and White Ball, Beaton expressed a flamboyant sartorial nonchalance - a sprezzatura. He had accounts with many Savile Row tailors; he bought his hats from Herbert Johnson and Lock & Co, his shirts from Excello in New York; and the clothes he bought from Lanz of Salzburg are now, along with other elements of his wardrobe, in the Metropolitan Museum, New York, and the V&A, London. His wardrobe went through many changes, beautifully documented and illustrated in this virtuoso study, which will delight and inform the big new audience for men's clothes that are distinctive, supremely well made, and carrying authority with style.

Jackie A Life In Style

Author: People Books
ISBN: 9781547847860
Size: 17,21 MB
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Historical color and black and white photographs tell the story of America's First Lady. Even though she held the position for a little over a thousand days, she remains a fashion muse whose influence is visible even today.

Feng Shui Chic

Author: Carole Meltzer
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439145890
Size: 20,39 MB
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Change Your Look, Change Your Life Feng shui master Carole Swann Meltzer and David Andrusia present feng shui in a new way: Instead of feng shui-ing the space around you, you feng shui your body. Learn how to use color, cut, fabric, and style -- even your accessories and hair color -- to: jump-start your career inspire your creativity ensure your health You'll also learn effective meditation techniques to gain focus in all that you do, plus easy exercises for greater energy than ever before. Feng Shui Chic will help you achieve your greatest goals...and prosper in every part of your life -- today, tomorrow, and in the time to come.