The Fashion Book takes a fresh look at the fashion world and the people who created and inspired it. Spanning almost 200 years, the entire industry is represented; from clothing and footwear designers, to photographers, stylists, icons and retailers, including the new category of educational institutions that have been fundamental in the careers of many of the creative individuals. Marking the significant changes on the fashion landscape since the first edition, this revision includes updates on existing entries as well as important new names who have fundamentally shaped the way we see fashion, from designers such as Nicholas Ghesquière, Gareth Pugh and Phoebe Philo, influential image makers Mert and Marcus and Mario Sorrenti, and contemporary icons Lady Gaga and Tilda Swinton, representing just a few of the many exciting new figures. New faces rub shoulders with the fashion pioneers of the original edition; such as Coco Chanel, Issey Miyake, Yves Saint Laurent, Kate Moss and Helmut Newton. In keeping in the reference style of the first edition, this new edition reflects a comprehensive view of the fashion industry today. Easy to use and filled with inspirational images, The Fashion Book is organized as an A-Z guide of names, listing 576 entries across the categories of clothing and accessory designers, photographers, institutions, models and those iconic individuals who instigated or symbolize a whole fashion movement. Cutting through the usual classifications, and organized alphabetically, the book creates unexpected juxtapositions that make fascinating and unlikely partnerships: the powerful Anna Wintour sits opposite the pioneer of modern fashion, Charles Worth while Terry Richardson rubs shoulders with Herb Ritts, and digital print wunderkind Mary Katranzou meets Rei Kawakubo. Each entry is illustrated with a photograph or drawing from the most important creative talents in the industry - showing a quintessential aspect of their work. An accompanying text describes where they fit into the fashion story and includes essential biographical information about the subject. In addition, The Fashion Book uses a comprehensive cross-referencing system and glossary which explain the many collaborations and techniques used in fashion, that singular business which lives somewhere between art and commerce.
Surveys the life of First Lady Dolly Madison, wife of the fourth president, who was renowned as a hostess, a lady of fashion, and a heroine of the War of 1812. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jessica Almasy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/000656/bk_adbl_000656_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A handsome 30-year-old gay Brit returns from over 10 years in the US, where he became an award-winning fashion designer with a top fashion house. Scott Farrell has left behind his lover, a famous porn star, to spend Christmas with his lesbian friends in dear old Plymouth, a place that will never, ever, be the same! Scott meets a slightly younger guy, which results in a relationship that a certain evil racist does not approve of. He tells Scott, in more ways than one, to "get out of town or else" after a new-found friend, an Indian lady, and her cat, die mysteriously. But that's only the beginning of Scott's troubles. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peregrine Muir. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mybk/000002/bk_mybk_000002_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Making his way to a tryst with his "dark lady" near the royal palace the young playwright William Shakespeare encounters a mysterious woman in a cloak. Mistaking her for his lady friend, he accosts her in a familiar fashion, only to discover, to his dismay, that she is in fact the queen. He overcomes his initial discomfort, and takes advantage of the situation to make a petition for royal support to establish a national theatre. Shaw's play had two purposes: To deflate the reputation of Shakespeare for whom Shaw felt a lifelong rivalry To provide support for a campaign to establish a national theatre in 1916, the tercentenary of Shakespeare's death. As with many of his plays, Shaw wrote a lengthy preface, which has been included in this recording. Preface narrated by Noel Badrian Cast The Man (William Shakespeare) - Peter Tucker The lady/Queen Elizabeth - Danielle Cohen The Dark Lady - Erin Louttit The Beefeater/Warder - Denis Daly Stage directions - Noel Badrian 1. Language: English. Narrator: Noel Badrian, Peter Tucker, Danielle Cohen, Erin Louttit, Denis Daly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mike/002369/bk_mike_002369_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When a film crew wakes up a sleepy Georgia town, murder is in fashion.... Sugar Creek is all abuzz. A film is being shot on a historic plantation, and vintage clothing store owner Cookie Chanel is thrilled to provide authentic period outfits for its stars. When Cookie discovers the temperamental leading lady drowned in a pond, wearing a lovely vintage dress, she's suddenly on location for a real-life crime scene. And when a ghost says the dress belongs to her, the number of clues Cookie has to investigate rivals the size of her shoe collection. With the supernatural support of her psychic cat, Cookie must find a killer in the cast of suspects and avoid starring in her own final scene.... Don't miss Cookie Chanel's fashion tips. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tara Ochs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/020262/bk_adbl_020262_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mix six teenaged girls and one '60s fashion icon (retired, of course) in an old Victorian-era boarding home. Add boys and dating, a little high-school angst, and throw in a Kate Spade bag or two... and you've got The Carter House Girls, Melody Carlson's chick lit series for young adults! When her mom died, DJ had to move in with her grandmother, internationally famous '60s fashion model Katherine Carter. Now Mrs. Carter's opened a boarding home for young ladies, and DJ - who would rather wear her basketball team uniform than haute couture - is sure they'll all be unbearable fashion snobs. One by one, the girls arrive and begin to figure out how to fit into this new family, getting to know each other. Sure, there's an aspiring diva or two, but before long, the Carter House girls are dating, fighting, laughing, shopping, sharing clothes, purses, shoe... and their deepest secrets. DJ may not turn into the perfect little lady her grandmother has in mind, but one thing's for certain - with all these new 'sisters', her life will never be the same! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tavia Gilbert. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/000869/bk_zond_000869_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the number-one New York Times best-selling author of Grace's Guide and the host of The Grace Helbig Show on E! comes a tongue-in-cheek book about style that lampoons fashion and beauty guides while offering practical advice in Grace Helbig's trademark sweet and irreverent voice. It's clear to see I'm a style icon; remember, you can't spell icon without "con". Grace Helbig doesn't want to tell anyone how they should dress, how they should do their hair or makeup, or even which dog poop bags to purchase - because surprisingly, Target has numerous options for that too! While Grace doesn't claim to be stylish or polished, she is very self-aware and perceptive. Trendy? She'd rather have fun trying. She loves fashion as much as the next lady, man, or French bulldog, but telling others how they should look doesn't suit her. Instead, with Grace & Style, Grace takes us into her closet and shares her silly and practical approach to style - which obviously includes an entire chapter on sweatpants. One part parody, one part fashion fun, and one part personal experience, Grace's latest guide to life as a woman in America today is more H&M than Chanel. So tighten your Banana Republic belt a few notches, and learn how to pretend and convince everyone around you that you've got style and grace! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Grace Helbig. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/007323/bk_sans_007323_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Explore the fascinating life of Jackie Kennedy! Without a doubt, the name Jacqueline Kennedy draws multiple thoughts to mind. She is, perhaps, most well-known for her service as the first lady of the United States when her husband, John F. Kennedy, took office as the president, and for her role in restoring the White House. Then, of course, other people remember Jackie for her role in the fashion industry, particularly her pink Chanel suit and matching pillbox hat, which became symbols of her husband's assassination. Jackie is so renowned and beloved that she ranks as one of the most popular first ladies. In fact, Jacqueline was named, in 1999, in Gallup's list of Most Admired Men and Women in 20th century America. While she made major impacts on the White House, Jackie was much more than her title of first lady. Some of the topics covered in this audiobook include: Childhood and early education College and early career The relationship with John F. Kennedy Motherhood Campaign for presidency First lady The Kennedy assassination Life following the assassination Ongoing iconic figure And a great deal more that you don't want to miss! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Duke Holm. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/096952/bk_acx0_096952_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I make this trip every year, driving across the country to see my sister and her family, but I never figured this year would be so crazy. After picking up a hitchhiker we stop over in a motel one night and land on the subject of sex. I'm amazed to discover he's never done it! We get talking and I wind up showing him the intimate parts of a lady that he's never seen before. But soon I want more than just a look, and things unfold in a glorious, naughty fashion that sees him plant himself deep inside me. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Leigh Greene. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/083941/bk_acx0_083941_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.