From the author of Parisian Chic, a New York Times bestseller.
How should I dress for a dinner at home with friends? And for a first date? This look book provides personal tips from Ines de la Fressagne, the quintessential Parisienne, for concocting a stylish look for every situation, bit nothing but her wardrobe essentials.
Never again will you say “I have nothing to wear.”
Isabelle Thomas - Paris Street Style
One city always seems to win the award for most-wanted style—Paris, where people walking down the avenues mix timeless and trendy pieces in a way that appears effortless. French fashion writers Isabelle Thomas and Frédérique Veysset break down the “je ne sais quoi” of Paris street style, describing the essential elements that should be in everyone’s wardrobe. Renowned experts on French style—designers, stylists, editors, and celebrities—also chime in to reveal their favorite accessories and how to create multidimensional looks and make affordable clothing appear luxurious. Starring both fashion icons and anonymous women met on the streets of Paris and richly illustrated with hand-drawn sketches and Veysset’s striking photographs, Paris Street Style is an inspirational fashion guide that will allow you, no matter where you are from, to cultivate an everyday style of timeless glamour, careless, easy chic—votre style français. Praise for Paris Street Style: “In this fun new book, a pair of fashion bloggers promise to reveal the secrets of their compatriots’ mysterious and seemingly innate ability to look sophisticated under any circumstances. With the help of hand-drawn illustrations and photos of models, fashionistas and anonymous women met in the street, they dissect the essential elements of les Parisiennes’ deceptively casual, highly individualistic brand of urban chic and offer readers tips galore on creating their own personal style.” —France Magazine
Novala Takemoto - Yukio Kanesada - Kamikaze Girls
Momoko is a Lolita stranded in the boondocks of rural Ibaraki prefecture, although she'd much rather be living in the Palace of Versailles. Ichigo is an impulsive member of a girls-only biker gang who firmly believes in honor, loyalty, and fist fighting. Together this unlikeliest of duos strikes out on a journey to find a legendary embroiderer who might just be able to make their dreams come true. Inspired by the cult-classic novel of the same name, this exclusive manga edition of Novala Takemoto's Kamikaze Girls contains several brand new stories, including a continuation of Momoko and Ichigo's misadventures that was approved by the author himself!
Inés de la Fressange - Sophie Gachet - Párizsi sikk
Hogy mi is a párizsi nő sikkességének titka? Ines de la Fressange - a francia sikk ikonikus alakja - osztja meg velünk a divat világában eltöltött évtizedek alatt magáévá tett trükkjeit stílussal és szépségápolással kapcsolatban. Tanácsokat ad a párizsi öltözködési stílus elsajátításához és egy mindössze hét megfizethető alapdarabból és nagyszerű kiegészítőkből álló ruhatár összeállításához. Kedvenc boltjain kívül Ines bemutatja Párizs legjobb szállodáit és éttermeit, felfedezésre váró helyeit, valamint a családi programokról sem feledkezik meg. Az Elle divatrovatának újságírójával, Sophie Gachet-val közösen írt szellemes könyv nélkülözhetetlen kalauzként szolgál a párizsi sikk világában.
Trinny Woodall - Susannah Constantine - Who Do You Want To Be Today?
You've read The Rules, you know your shape, and you've worked out which colours suit you best, now you can have some real fun and learn how to vary your look according to your mood. WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE TODAY? ...Sexy Bombshell (inspired by Marilyn Monroe or Scarlett Johansson) ...Ice Queen (cool perfection like Nicole Kidman or Grace Kelly) ...Rock Chick (wild and strong like Debbie Harry or Amy Winehouse) ...Sultry Diva (think Ava Gardner or Jerry Hall) ...Stylish Sophisticate (Coco Chanel or Anna Wintour) ...Androgyne boy-girl (Hillary Swank or Grace Jones) ...Boho (a la Kate Moss or Sienna Miller) ...High Maintenance (Victoria Beckham or Eva Longoria) Trinny & Susannah show you how to put together 12 completely different looks. They analyse the iconic photographs which encapsulate each look, and use them to create an inspirational mood board of styles, colours and wardrobe essentials as the basis for each look.They cover hair and makeup and the finishing touches - the details that will help you compose the look. It's all about learning how to express your individuality, developing your own personal style, and having the confidence to pull it off.
Lauren Conrad - Style
You've seen Lauren Conrad on TV and red carpets, looking fabulous whether she's going casual for a day with friends or dressed for a night out. Now Lauren reveals how you can adapt her classic, understated style for yourself. In her first-ever style guide, Lauren offers tips on how to create your own unique look, shares her favorite sources of inspiration, and identifies the absolute must-haves for any fashionista's wardrobe. Along the way, she examines her fashion evolution, from California-casual teen to camera-ready style icon and clothing designer. From beauty advice and hair secrets to how to shop vintage or find the perfect T-shirt, Lauren Conrad Style unlocks the mysteries of being effortlessly chic. With Lauren's guidance, you'll look and feel stylish every day.
Sherrie Mathieson - Forever Cool
Each year, 75 million baby boomers spend $100 billion on clothes—but you’d never know it to look at them. Alarmed by the fashion faux pas of her fellow fifty-plus peers, style consultant Sherrie Mathieson set out to help them update their personal style yet remain age-appropriate. While her theory is to skip formulas and mix it up, she counsels her boomer brethren to avoid trying too hard (Ladies, what’s worn in Vegas, stays in Vegas; guys, flowered shirts are so Beach Boys). She presents stylish, contemporary twists to classic looks (a simple, sleekly cut black suit is punched up with stacked silver jewelry; a graphic skirt adds panache to a solid-color sweater set; a pair of men’s khakis is driven out of dullsville with a black linen shirt). Each page pictures an unfortunate “never cool” ensemble and beside it a “forever cool” rendition. Whether her stuck-in-a-fashion-rut real-life people are sporting sad accessories, underage looks, problem prints, or predictable pieces, Mathieson takes on all of them with kindhearted candor and breathes new life into their attire. From work attire to special-occasion outfits for evening, the beach, the gym - even the ski slopes! - Sherrie Mathieson has fresh-looking fashion fixes for any boomer who is ready to ramp up his or her clothes savvy.
Nina Garcia - The Little Black Book of Style
Every time you dress, you assert your identity. With style, you tell the world your story. In that way, style affords you opportunities to think about your appearance as a quality of your creative character. The Little Black Book of Style helps you to explore your own fashion voice—the piece of you that joyously revels in the glamorous experience of creating your best self. From cultivating good taste to guarding against definite fashion faux pas, Nina Garcia offers readers the ultimate guide to follow when it comes to dressing their best. Including advice on how best to wear an outfit and when occasion wear is appropriate, tips on combining color and texture, and the inspiration to achieve your own signature look, this book will show you how to experiment, storyboard, archive, and play. Timeless and universal, this book reminds us that eternal style is internal style, and that women everywhere have what it takes to discover themselves through the colorful palette that is fashion.
Jim Heimann - Fashion of the 70s
From hippie to disco to punk, this look book relives 1970s fashion via clothing advertisements from the decade. In between its covers youll find bell-bottoms and feathered hair mingling with platform shoes, Diane Von Furstenberg wrap dresses and endless amounts of polyester (what were they thinking?).
Gok Wan - How to Look Good Naked
TV's new fashion guru Gok Wan, presenter of Channel 4's 'How to Look Good Naked', shows women of all shapes and sizes how to look great with their clothes on and off! His first book is packed with expert health, beauty and styling advice to make you look and feel fabulous without cosmetic surgery or drastic dieting. Women are constantly bombarded by images of the 'perfect shape' and targeted by companies selling low-fat products. And a recent survey reveals that 98% of British women are unhappy with their bodies. Gok Wan, the loveable stylist from Channel 4's 'How to Look Good Naked', wants to change all that. His mission is to boost women's confidence and help you to love what you've got without resorting to drastic dieting or cosmetic surgery. In 'How to Look Good Naked', Gok draws on his experience of styling models and celebrities to help ordinary women make the most of their bodies - to flatter your best bits and minimise the parts of your body you hate. 'How to Look Good Naked' contains all the tricks of the fashion trade and loads of insider beauty tips to help you feel a million dollars, whatever size or shape you are. With tips on how to choose the right pair of jeans, which underwear will make you slim and super-sexy, how to choose the right accessories to slim you down, plus treatments, exercise advice and more. Gok says: 'I can slim you down by changing your clothes!' After reading 'How to Look Good Naked', you'll feel like a new woman.
Jane Eastoe - Elizabeth
The wardrobe of Queen Elizabeth II, as befits any monarch, is one of exquisite and sumptuous occasion frocks, dignified hats and coats for state visits and national walkabouts and practical clothes for off-duty pursuits. At every appearance, her public watch her closely and her outfits always come in for scrutiny and comment. Published to coincide with her Diamond Jubilee year, this remarkable book takes a fond look back at the days when her Majesty led the way in terms of fashion, showcasing the best of the world’s designers. From the coronation to the present day the Queen has attracted comment, but in the fifties and sixties particularly she was a style icon, copied and adored. In the 1950s her wardrobe was characterized by romantic, glamorous, yet practical dresses, with fashionable nipped-in waists and full skirts. A more tailored silhouette took over in the 1960s. While in the 1970s she embraced a more floaty, relaxed style to match the feel of the decade. Looking at the fabulous vintage wardrobe of our Queen tells us much about the times she has lived in as well as a glimpse into the archives of fashion. From the feminine, intricately embroidered New Look dresses of Norman Hartnell through the more tailored simplicity of Hardy Amies to the more flowing style of Ian Thomas in the 1970s, the Queen’s wardrobe has been inspirational in terms of vintage fashion. This sartorial biography charts a woman’s move from wasp-waisted princess to stately national icon and is a must-buy for the vintage clothes enthusiast as much as for dedicated followers of her Majesty the Queen.
Gok Wan - Work Your Wardrobe
Style supremo and every woman's best friend, Gok Wan knows how important it is for a woman to look and feel her best. In his fantastic new style bible Gok breathes new life into your existing wardrobe, showing you how to transform the basics we all have into a fabulous new look. You will love your look without breaking the bank balance. We all want to look and feel great, and clothes are a great way to give you that instant confidence boost. But how can you do this without spending a fortune? Simple! Throw open those closet doors, ransack those rails and let Gok turn your wardrobe war zone into a style sanctuary. In his new book Gok takes you back to basics, showing you how to create a brilliantly hard-working wardrobe that you'll use every day of your life and still look amazing. He'll give you the confidence to create fresh new looks from the classics you already have, showing you the different outfit combinations you can create and how to wear those fashion foundations in a new fabulously stylish way. And because we all need to treat ourselves now and again, he'll show you when to invest in those simple style statements that never go out of fashion. We all know that a crisp white shirt looks great at the office, but let Gok show you how to dress it down at the weekend for that casual-chic look. By guiding you through each basic in turn, from the little black dress to those comfy jeans, your wardrobe will instantly become more versatile and you'll be able to update your look every season without breaking the bank on a whole new set of clothes. Packed with Gok's trademark advice on shopping for your shape, his golden rules and hints on what to avoid, plus a whole section on how to put the finishing touches to outfits with some classic beauty looks, this book will be your very own one-to-one personal styling session with Gok. No longer will you fret over what to wear in the morning, nor will you spend hours (and loads of cash) traipsing around the shops. Your wardrobe will work for you so you'll enjoy getting ready as much as going out!
Mary Chamberlain - The Dressmaker of Dachau
London, spring 1939. Eighteen-year-old Ada Vaughan, a beautiful and ambitious seamstress, has just started work for a modiste in Dover Street. A career in couture is hers for the taking – she has the skill and the drive – if only she can break free from the dreariness of family life in Lambeth.A chance meeting with the enigmatic Stanislaus von Lieben catapults Ada into a world of glamour and romance. When he suggests a trip to Paris, Ada is blind to all the warnings of war on the continent: this is her chance for a new start. Anticipation turns to despair when war is declared and the two are trapped in France. After the Nazis invade, Stanislaus abandons her. Ada is taken prisoner and forced to survive the only way she knows how: by being a dressmaker. It is a decision which will haunt her during the war and its devastating aftermath.
Jen Wang - The Prince and the Dressmaker
Paris, at the dawn of the modern age: Prince Sebastian is looking for a bride―or rather, his parents are looking for one for him. Sebastian is too busy hiding his secret life from everyone. At night he puts on daring dresses and takes Paris by storm as the fabulous Lady Crystallia―the hottest fashion icon in the world capital of fashion! Sebastian’s secret weapon (and best friend) is the brilliant dressmaker Frances―one of only two people who know the truth: sometimes this boy wears dresses. But Frances dreams of greatness, and being someone’s secret weapon means being a secret. Forever. How long can Frances defer her dreams to protect a friend? Jen Wang weaves an exuberantly romantic tale of identity, young love, art, and family. A fairy tale for any age, The Prince and the Dressmaker will steal your heart.
Stacy London - The Truth about Style
The New York Times bestselling style guide from the cohost of "What Not to Wear" It s clear why "Women s Wear Daily "hails Stacy London as the Dr. Phil of fashion. Since 2002, she s transformed hundreds of guests on TLC s hit show "What Not to Wear." But London has more than just impeccable taste. She has a gift for seeing the core emotional issues behind a disastrous wardrobe. By sharing her own struggle with self-esteem, London illustrates how style develops confidence. Including invaluable fashion tips, advice, and a revelatory makeover section, "The Truth About Style" is for London s legion of fans and everyone who longs to enhance and celebrate the body she has."
Susan Brown - Fashion: The Definitive History of Costume and Style
Tracing the evolution of fashion — from the early draped fabrics of ancient times to the catwalk couture of today — Fashion: The Definitive History of Costume and Style is a stunningly illustrated guide to more than three thousand years of shifting trends and innovative developments in the world of clothing. Containing everything you need to know about changing fashion and style — from ancient Egyptian dress to Space Age Fashion and Grunge — and information on icons like Marie Antoinette, Clara Bow, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Alexander McQueen, Fashion catalogs the history of what people wear, revealing how Western fashion has been influenced by design from around the world and celebrating costume and haute couture. Fashion will captivate anyone interested in style — whether it's the fashion-mad teen in Tokyo, the wannabe designer in college, or the fashionista intrigued by the violent origins of the stiletto and the birth of bling.
Trinny Woodall - Susannah Constantine - What Your Clothes Say About You
Susannah and Trinny can tell how you feel about yourself by how you dress. You may not necessarily be dressing badly, just stuck in a 'look' - and knowing how to change that can help you move forward and be who you would like to be. This book shows how to project yourself in a positive way through your clothes. It shows how to re-tune your appearance so that you can tell the world you are who you want to be. When you look different you will act different, when you act different you will feel different. Susannah & Trinny's last television series attracted 5 million viewers and WHAT YOU WEAR CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE sold more than 400,000 copies. The new series will be screened on BBC1 in September 2005.
Grant Cowan - Charlotte Smith - Dreaming of Dior
Charlotte Smith had already had more than her fair share of fabulous dresses and adventures. She lived life to the fullest in London, Paris and New York before falling in love with Australia and making it her home.Then she discovered that she had inherited a priceless vintage clothing collection from her American Quaker godmother, Doris Darnell.When the boxes started arriving, they were filled with more than three thousand pieces dating from 1790 to 1995, from Dior and Chanel originals to a dainty pioneer dress.But when she unearthed her godmother’s book of stories, the true value of what she had been given hit home. This wasn’t merely a collection of beautiful things; it was a collection of lives. Women’s lives. Tiny snapshots of our joys and disappointments, our entrances and exits, triumphant and tragic.This is a book for any woman who knows a dress can hold a lifetime of memories.
Carina Axelsson - A Crime of Fashion
Introducing Axelle Anderson: fashion's most stylish detective. Despite her long legs and fashion-obsessed family, all Axelle wants to do is solve mysteries. So when star designer Belle La Lune vanishes, Axelle seizes the chance to go undercover as a model to crack the case – even if it means being tortured with eyelash-curlers and teetering on sky-high heels. Aided by the distractingly gorgeous Sebastian, Axelle races against the clock to solve the mystery at the heart of Paris Fashion Week...
Tibor Kalman - Maira Kalman - (un)Fashion
(un)FASHION scans the globe to show how real people dress: at work and at play, on the streets, and for ceremonial occasions. This witty, eye-popping book offers a delightfully unconventional view of contemporary fashion as seen in the creative ways that people around the world adorn their bodies. The brainchild of the late Tibor Kalman, one of the graphic design geniuses of the 20th century, and completed by his wife and partner, Maira Kalman, (un)FASHION presents its provocative observations through dynamic images by some of the world's foremost photojournalists.
Holly Smale - Sunny Side Up
“My name is Harriet Manners, and I am a geek.” A brand new summer story from the no. 1 bestselling and award-winning GEEK GIRL series! Harriet Manners knows many facts. And she knows everything there is to know about Paris… except what to do when you’re the hottest new model at Fashion Week. Can Harriet find her je ne sais quoi or will it be sacré bleu! on the runway? Find out in this hilarious summer special GEEK GIRL novella from the no. 1 bestselling author Holly Smale.