Spanning almost 200 years The Fashion Book contains all the biggest and brightest names in fashion - including designers, photographers, style icons, models and retailers. Each entry is illustrated with a piece that demonstrates the most iconic aspect of the subject´s work or style, accompanied by a short, accessible text providing detailed background and context. The essential guide to navigating the fashion world, The Fashion Book presents the giants of fashion history including Coco Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld alongside key designers of today such as Alexander Wang and Phoebe Philo, photographers such as Richard Avedon and Helmut Newton are joined by Mert & Marcus and Terry Richardson, while Isabella Blow, Lady Gaga and David Beckham join the ranks of the most influential style icons. Features a specially commissioned cover by celebrated fashion illustrator Mats Gustafson (b.1951). Known throughout the industry for his elegant watercolours, Gustafson has worked with some of the greatest names in fashion, including Hermès, Tiffany & Co., Yohji Yamamoto and Comme des Garçons.
Fashion Merchandising: Principles and Practice provides a detailed overview of the role of the fashion merchandiser and outlines the activities and responsibilities of the merchandiser as part of the fashion value chain. This overview is situated within the broader context of the fashion industry, highlighting the relevance of the merchandiser role and comparing it to the role of the fashion buyer. This book also considers the contemporary challenges facing the wider industry, such as corporate social responsibility, sustainability, globalisation and multi-channel distribution, and the impact these have on the role of the merchandiser. Offering valuable insight into the merchandiser role and emphasising how it can add value to a fashion business, this is an ideal textbook for aspiring merchandisers. Key features: Detailed strategic and analytical coverage of the subject Strong application of theory to the realities of the fashion business A running case study provides a practical example of the activities of the fashion merchandiserJames Clark is a Senior Lecturer at London MA26 of Fashion, University of the Arts, UK´I am delighted to see that for the first time there will be a book that truly understands the role of the merchandiser within the European retail sector and explains clearly how that role varies depending on the business model employed. This book will be hugely useful for individuals considering either courses or a career in this sector, and will help student understanding of the role and of the wider context within which merchandisers operate.´ - Helen Armour, University of Westminster, UK´It´s the book we have been waiting for! This book will be a great teaching aid to students studying fashion and to anyone who wants to understand the merchandising role.´ - Stephanie Liberman, Regent´s MA26 London, UK
Lucia, Lucia is the enthralling story of a passionate, determined young woman whose decision to follow her heart changes her life forever. Lucia Sartori is the beautiful twenty-five-year-old daughter of a prosperous Italian grocer in Greenwich Village. The postwar boom is ripe with opportunities for talented girls with ambition, and Lucia becomes an apprentice to an up-and-coming designer at chic B. Altman´s department store on Fifth Avenue. Engaged to her childhood sweetheart, the steadfast Dante DeMartino, Lucia is torn when she meets a handsome stranger who promises a life of uptown luxury that career girls like her only read about in the society pages. Forced to choose between duty to her family and her own dreams, Lucia finds herself in the midst of a sizzling scandal in which secrets are revealed, her beloved career is jeopardized, and the Sartoris´ honor is tested. Lucia is surrounded by richly drawn New York characters, including her best friend, the quick-witted fashion protigi Ruth Kaspian; their boss, Delmarr, B. Altman´s head designer and glamorous man-about-town; her devoted brothers, Roberto, Orlando, Angelo, and Exodus, self-appointed protectors of the jewel of the family; and her doting father, Antonio. Filled with the warmth and humor that have earned Adriana Trigiani hundreds of thousands of devoted readers with her Big Stone Gap trilogy, Lucia, Lucia also bursts with a New York sensibility that shows the depth and range of this beloved author. As richly detailed as the couture garments Lucia sews, as emotional as the bonds in her big Italian family, it is the story of one woman who believes that in a world brimming with so much promise, she can, and should be able to, have it all. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mira Sorvino. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000299/bk_rand_000299_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This monograph on Coco Chanel chronicles the life and legacy of one of history´s most influential couturiers. Detailed photographs and sketches of her designs, along with fashion photography and catwalk shots, pay tribute to one of the world´s most highly regarded fashion houses and the woman behind it.
From 1965 to 1995, the Grateful Dead flourished as one of the most beloved, unusual, and accomplished musical entities to ever grace American culture. The creative synchronicity among Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, and Ron ´´Pigpen´´ McKernan exploded out of the early 60s roots and folk scene, providing the soundtrack for the Dionysian revels of the counterculture. Dennis McNally, the band´s historian and publicist for more than 20 years, takes listeners back through the Dead´s history in A Long Strange Trip. McNally not only chronicles their experiences in a fascinatingly detailed fashion, but veers off into side trips on the band´s intricate stage setup, or the magic of the Grateful Dead concert experience. McNally carries the Dead´s saga through the 70s and into the more recent years of constant touring and incessant musical exploration. Written with the same zeal and spirit that the Grateful Dead brought to its music, the book takes listeners on a personal tour through the band´s inner circle, highlighting its frenetic and very human faces. A Long Strange Trip is not only a wide-ranging cultural history, it is a definitive musical biography. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Runnette. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/001426/bk_high_001426_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Critical-thinking skills are essential for life in the 21st century. In this follow-up to his introductory guide Think, and continuing his trademark of hopeful skepticism, Guy Harrison demonstrates in a detailed fashion how to sort through bad ideas, unfounded claims, and bogus information to drill down to the most salient facts. By explaining how the human brain works and outing its most irrational processes, this book provides the thinking tools that will help you make better decisions, ask the right questions (at the right time), know what to look for when evaluating information, and understand how your own brain subconsciously clouds your judgment. Think you´re too smart to be easily misled? Harrison summarizes scientific research showing how easily even intelligent and well-educated people can be fooled. We all suffer from cognitive biases, embellished memories, and the tendency to kowtow to authority figures or be duped by dubious ´´truths´´ packaged in appealing stories. And as primates we are naturally status seekers, so we are prone to irrational beliefs that seem to enhance our senses of belonging and ranking. Emotional impulses and stress also all too often lead us into traps of misperception and bad judgment. Understanding what science has discovered about the brain makes you better equipped to cope with its built-in pitfalls. Good Thinking - the book and the practice - makes clear that with knowledge and the right thinking skills, anyone can lead a safer, wiser, more efficient, and productive life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Walter Dixon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/001851/bk_gdan_001851_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In detailed and orderly fashion, Jonathan Hollis expounds powerful Biblical revelation designed to edify and build the believer´s faith and relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ, and thereby supplement and strengthen their walk with the Savior. With Bible lessons, teachings, and sermons provided to encourage, admonish, and exhort believers to seek and live for Jesus Christ with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength, this audiobook contains valuable insights into topics such as, The Kingdom of God, Identity in Christ, Prayer, How to build faith, Living as a believer Priesthood, Overcoming trials, Whom the Son sets free is free indeed, and much more. Being a great companion study guide and an inspirational work of biblical revelation, intended to enhance and grow the believer´s knowledge in Christ Jesus, this book will make a valuable addition to the Bible believing student´s library. With much hope, that the truth contains herein with aid with setting people free in the Lord Jesus Christ, as it is written, "Then said Jesus unto the Jews which believed on him, if you continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed: and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." (John 8:31-32) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Core. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/047423/bk_acx0_047423_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Fashion is ever-changing, and while some styles mark a dramatic departure from the past, many exhibit subtle differences from year to year that are not always easily identifiable. With overviews of each key period and detailed illustrations for each new style, How to Read a Dress is an authoritative visual guide to women´s fashion across five centuries. Each entry includes annotated color images of historical garments, outlining important features and highlighting how styles have developed over time, whether in shape, fabric choice, trimming, or undergarments. Readers will learn how garments were constructed and where their inspiration stemmed from at key points in history - as well as how dresses have varied in type, cut, detailing and popularity according to the occasion and the class, age and social status of the wearer. This lavishly illustrated book is the ideal tool for anyone who has ever wanted to know their cartridge pleats from their Récamier ruffles. Equipping the reader with all the information they need to ´read´ a dress, this is the ultimate guide for students, researchers, and anyone interested in historical fashion.
The city long-adored for its medieval beauty, old-timey brasseries, and corner cafés has even more to offer today. In the last few years, a flood of new ideas and creative locals has infused a once-static, traditional city with a new open-minded sensibility and energy. Journalist Lindsey Tramuta offers detailed insight into the rapidly evolving worlds of food, wine, pastry, coffee, beer, fashion, and design in the delightful city of Paris. Tramuta puts the spotlight on the new trends and people that are making France´s capital a more whimsical, creative, vibrant, and curious place to explore than its classical reputation might suggest. With hundreds of striking photographs that capture this fresh, animated spirit-and a curated directory of Tramuta´s favorite places to eat, drink, stay, and shop- The New Paris shows us the storied City of Light as never before.