• War Paint: Elizabeth Arden & Helena Rubinstein: Their Lives, Their Times, Their Rivalry
    War Paint: Elizabeth Arden & Helena Rubinstein: Their Lives, Their Times, Their Rivalry
    ISBN: 9781474606493
    Title: War Paint: Elizabeth Arden & Helena Rubinstein: Their Lives, Their Times, Their Rivalry

    War Paint is the story of two extraordinary women, Miss Elizabeth Arden and Madame Helena Rubinstein, and the legacy they left: a story of feminine vanity and marketing genius. Behind the gloss and glamour lay obsession with business and rivalry with each other. Despite working for over six decades in the same business, these two geniuses never met face to face - until now.

    'The definitive biography of women and their relationships to their faces in the twentieth century' Linda Grant, Guardian

    'I have seldom enjoyed a book so much . . . the research is staggering . . . a wonderful read' Lulu Guinness

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Wardrobe 101: Creating Your Perfect Core Wardrobe
    Wardrobe 101: Creating Your Perfect Core Wardrobe
    ISBN: 9780500500255
    Title: Wardrobe 101: Creating Your Perfect Core Wardrobe

    Creates up market looking outfits that are affordable, practical and wearable. Its all about choices.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
  • Wardrobe Crisis: How We Went from Sunday Best to Fast Fashion
    Wardrobe Crisis: How We Went from Sunday Best to Fast Fashion
    ISBN: 9781863958356
    Title: Wardrobe Crisis: How We Went from Sunday Best to Fast Fashion
    Author: PRESS CLARE

    Who makes your clothes? This used to be an easy question to answer: it was the seamstress next door, or the tailor on the high street - or you made them yourself. Today we rarely know the origins of the clothes hanging in our closets. The local shoemaker, dressmaker and milliner are long gone, replaced by a globalised fashion industry worth $1.5 trillion a year.

    In Wardrobe Crisis, fashion journalist Clare Press explores the history and ethics behind what we wear. Putting her insider status to good use, Press examines the entire fashion ecosystem, from sweatshops to haute couture, unearthing the roots of today's buy-and-discard culture. She traces the origins of icons like Chanel, Dior and Hermes; charts the rise and fall of the department store; and follows the thread that led us from Marie Antoinette to Carrie Bradshaw.

    From a time when Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein were just two boys from the Bronx, to the world of the global fashion juggernaut, where Zara's parent company produces more than 900 million garments annually, Press takes us on an insider's journey of discovery and revelation.

    Wardrobe Crisis is a witty and persuasive argument for a fashion revolution that will empower you to feel good about your wardrobe again.

    Clare Press is Marie Claire's fashion editor-at-large. She was previously the features director at Sunday Style and has worked as a fashion designer, brand consultant and editor, including stints as features director at Vogue, fashion critic at the Monthly and columnist at Instyle."

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00

  • Watch
    ISBN: 9780810930933
    Title: Watch
    Author: STONE GENE

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $73.00
  • Watch Book
    Watch Book
    ISBN: 9783832798581
    Title: Watch Book

    Few objects combine function, elegance, and status as well as a wristwatch. One's choice of chronograph reveals a great deal because it shows the value we place on the most precious resource of all-time. A blend of precise mechanics, craftsmanship, fine materials, and innovation distinguishes the truly superlative examples. In "The Watch Book," readers can feast their eyes and minds on a magnificently-illustrated and well-documented chronicle of the world's best timepieces. First, we're treated to a brief discussion of the meaning of time and its measurement by ticking sets of gears and hands. Next we delve into more than 18 premium manufacturers, including Patek Philippe, Rolex, and Cartier. These biographies of the most important names in top-end timekeeping trace the progressive development from their earliest days right up to the latest innovations and current models. We explore just what makes these houses outstanding, learning about the remarkable breakthroughs that established them as the creme de la creme of the European watch industry."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $160.00
  • Watches
    ISBN: 9780714151106
    Title: Watches

    The British Museum watch collection is unsurpassed anywhere in the world, and tells the story of the watch which spans an incredible 500 years. Within the collection are examples ranging from sixteenth-century early stackfreed watches made in south Germany to exquisite decorative watches of the seventeenth century. Everyday watches from the eighteenth century and precision-made chronometers from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries are included, as are examples of mass-produced watches from the modern era. All the major makers of Europe and America will be represented, many of them with multiple examples. There are, for example, thirty-one genuine watches from the London workshops of Thomas Tompion, whose reputation stretched far and wide even in his own time. Another famous maker is Swiss-born Abraham Louis Breguet, who lived and worked in Paris supplying the best that money could buy to the crown heads and aristocratic families of the western world.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • Way We Wore
    Way We Wore
    ISBN: 9781447291916
    Title: Way We Wore
    Author: SELFE DAPHNE

    Daphne Selfe has been photographed by Mario Testino, Nick Knight and David Bailey. She has modelled for Dolce and Gabbana, Red or Dead and high-street chains such as TK Maxx, and regularly appears in newspaper fashion pages and glossy magazines. She is one of Britain's most in-demand supermodels and has worked non-stop for almost twenty years. But what makes her really rather extraordinary is that she is now in her late eighties.Daphne grew up in an age when dresses were lovingly run up for you by your mother, when needlework for even the most basic outfit was an art form, and when a new Simplicity Pattern was almost more exciting than a new dance tune. Perhaps as a result, she has had a lifelong love affair with clothes and fashion. The Way We Wore is a heart-warming account of that love affair, taking readers from the organdie party frocks of a 1930s childhood to the pages of Vogue.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
  • Wear & Tear: The Threads of My Life
    Wear & Tear: The Threads of My Life
    ISBN: 9780715652671
    Title: Wear & Tear: The Threads of My Life
    Author: TYNAN TRACY

    Tracy Peacock Tynan, daughter of the world-famous theatre critic Kenneth Tynan and the author Elaine Dundy, grew up in London and New York during the 1950s and '60s. Her parents threw lavish parties where style was essential and guests included the biggest Hollywood, theatre and literary legends - among them Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh, Orson Welles, Gore Vidal, Tennessee Williams and Maggie Smith. As Tynan describes it, her parents were "trying their best to be the Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald of the '50s." In Wear and Tear, Tynan reveals the glamour, secrets and dark side of her parents' highly stylised world of endless jet-setting and savage fights, the struggles she faced as she tried to take charge of her life, and the happiness she eventually found as a costume designer, writer, wife and mother. She tells her astonishing story through the prism of the clothes which have come to symbolise her turbulent life: her father's dandy attire, her mother's mink coat and Pucci dress, and donning Ossie Clark apparel on Oxford Street as a young adult. Her love for fashion eventually inspired her to a career as a Hollywood designer, dressing Richard Gere, Bruce Willis, Julie Andrews, Zooey Deschanel and other stars. Frank, funny and deftly observed, Wear and Tear is an immensely engrossing, charming and eye-opening memoir of an extraordinary life.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
  • Wedding Dress
    Wedding Dress
    ISBN: 9780847832804
    Title: Wedding Dress
    Author: CASSINI OLEG

    Featuring over 300 photographs of wedding dress styles by such fashion luminaries as Oleg Cassini, Christian Lacroix and John Galliano, this book is a guide to the most essential element of this important day.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $100.00
  • Wedding Dress 300 Years of Bridal Fashions
    Wedding Dress 300 Years of Bridal Fashions
    ISBN: 9781877385834
    Title: Wedding Dress 300 Years of Bridal Fashions

    Accompanying an exhibition at Te Papa, THE WEDDING DRESS: 300 YEARS OF BRIDAL FASHIONS draws on the Victoria and Albert Museum's superb collection of fashionable wedding dresses, as well as photographs, letters, memoirs, newspaper accounts and genealogical research to explore the history of the wedding dress and the traditions that have developed around it, from 1700 to the present day. Focusing on the white wedding dress, which first became fashionable in the early nineteenth century, the book considers the way couturiers and designers have challenged and refreshed the traditional white wedding dress and the influence of the wedding industry and its origins in the commercialization of the wedding in Victorian Britain. The Wedding Dress is not only about costume, but also about the cultivation of the image of the bride. This book is a glorious tribute to an exquisite, stylish, glamorous gown, the romance of its evolution and the splendour of its design.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $85.00
  • Welcome to the Universe An Astrophysical Tour
    Welcome to the Universe An Astrophysical Tour
    ISBN: 9780691177816
    Title: Welcome to the Universe An Astrophysical Tour

    Here is the essential companion to Welcome to the Universe, a New York Times bestseller that was inspired by the enormously popular introductory astronomy course for non science majors that Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Strauss, and J. Richard Gott taught together at Princeton. This problem book features more than one hundred problems and exercises used in the original course--ideal for anyone who wants to deepen their understanding of the original material and to learn to think like an astrophysicist.

    Whether you're a student or teacher, citizen scientist or science enthusiast, your guided tour of the cosmos just got even more hands-on with Welcome to the Universe: The Problem Book.

    • The essential companion book to the acclaimed bestseller
    • Features the problems used in the original introductory astronomy course for non science majors at Princeton University
    • Organized according to the structure of Welcome to the Universe, empowering readers to explore real astrophysical problems that are conceptually introduced in each chapter
    • Problems are designed to stimulate physical insight into the frontier of astrophysics
    • Problems develop quantitative skills, yet use math no more advanced than high school algebra
    • Problems are often multipart, building critical thinking and quantitative skills and developing readers' insight into what astrophysicists do
    • Ideal for course use--either in tandem with Welcome to the Universe or as a supplement to courses using standard astronomy textbooks--or self-study
    • Tested in the classroom over numerous semesters for more than a decade
    • Prefaced with a review of relevant concepts and equations
    • Full solutions and explanations are provided, allowing students and other readers to check their own understanding

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $79.00
  • Well-dressed Gentleman's Pocket Guide
    Well-dressed Gentleman's Pocket Guide
    ISBN: 9781853759697
    Title: Well-dressed Gentleman's Pocket Guide
    Author: LENIUS OSCAR

    While fashion is subject to seasonal change, the wardrobe of the gentleman who dresses in classic style is marked by a distinctive continuity.

    This book illustrates the fine differences in the gentleman's dress code and arms the reader with the requisite information to select the finest quality items and dress for any occasion. It covers the entire wardrobe - from shirts and ties, to hats and handkerchiefs; from socks and shoes, to umbrellas and underwear. Each is accompanied by a concise overview of their history, manufacture, tailoring, materials, patterns and colours.

    Etiquette and warnings of classic faux pas are also given, often to amusing ends. Any style-conscious man should consider himself incomplete without this definitive pocket accessory.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $23.00
  • Well-dressed Lady's Pocket Guide
    Well-dressed Lady's Pocket Guide
    ISBN: 9781853759703
    Title: Well-dressed Lady's Pocket Guide
    Author: HOMER KAREN

    Handy pocket-sized guides for the well-dressed, well-mannered lady
    For women who want to dress well for any occasion, this guide is an essential style accessory Whether you re concerned about a gown for a gala or what underwear to buy, "A Well-Dressed Lady s Pocket Guide "emphatically answers all your sartorial questions. Packed with information and easy-to-follow fashion tips, it s the easy way to stay impeccably groomed and avoid fashion mistakes."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $23.00
  • What Shall I Wear? the What, Where, When and How Much of Fashion
    What Shall I Wear? the What, Where, When and How Much of Fashion
    ISBN: 9781585679706
    Title: What Shall I Wear? the What, Where, When and How Much of Fashion

    The revolutionary fashion designer credited with originating "The American Look," Claire McCardell designed for the emerging active lifestyle of women in the 1940s and '50s. She was the originator of mix-and-match separates, open-backed sundresses, and feminine denim fashion; she started the trend for ballet flats as a wartime leather-rationing measure. Spaghetti straps, brass hooks and eyes as fasteners, rivets, menswear details and fabrics: they were all started by McCardell. Her Monastic and Pop-over dresses achieved cult status, and her fashions were taken up by working women, the suburban set, and high society alike.

    First published in 1956,What Shall I Wear?is a distillation of McCardell's democratic fashion philosophy and a chattily vivacious guide to looking effortlessly stylish. Mostly eschewing Paris, although she studied there and was influenced by Vionnet and Madame Gres, McCardell preferred an unadorned aesthetic; modern and minimalist, elegant and relaxed, even for evening, with wool jersey and tweed among her favorite fabrics.

    What Shall I Wear?provides a glimpse into the sources of McCardell's inspiration--travel, sports, the American leisure lifestyle, and her own closet--and& how she transformed them into fashion, all the while approaching design from her chosen vantage point of usefulness. A retro treat for designers and everyone who loves fashion--vintage and contemporary--and teeming with charming illustrations and still-solid advice for finding your own best look, creatively shopping on a budget, and building a real wardrobe that is chic and individual,What Shall I Wear?is a tribute to the American spirit in fashion.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
  • When Fashion Really Works
    When Fashion Really Works
    ISBN: 9781743369876
    Title: When Fashion Really Works
    Author: FOGG MARNIE

    'When Fashion Really Works' showcases eighty outstanding fashion confections, from the birth of the industry in the mid-19th century to the present day, and defines the characteristics of the garments that render the design both influential and iconic. These range from the appropriation of other cultures, such as Jeanne Lanvin's exotic robe de style, to the radical transposition of proscribed elements, such as the use of underwear as outerwear by Jean-Paul Gaultier; some mark an overnight switch in silhouette, such as Christian Dior's 'Corolle' line-dubbed the 'New Look'-and the abrupt raising of hemlines inspired by Mary Quant's miniskirts. In some instances, the garments represent a desire to transgress the acceptable-Vivienne Westwood's punk hangman's sweater; in other cases they are evidence of a cerebral approach, such as the slashed robes of Rei Kawakebo for Commes des Garcons...'When Fashion Really Works' explores how a one-season statement becomes a fashion classic, remaining immutable throughout the vagaries of seasonal change and becoming a permanent fixture in the fashion firmament. It is a must-have book for all those who love fashion and who want to discover what it is that elevates certain garments to iconic status.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.00
  • Where Stylists Shop: the Fashion Insider's Ultimate Guide
    Where Stylists Shop: the Fashion Insider's Ultimate Guide
    ISBN: 9781682450321
    Title: Where Stylists Shop: the Fashion Insider's Ultimate Guide
    Author: MOORE BOOTH

    The Secret Source List of Designers, Stylists, Editors, Bloggers, Models, Costume Designers, Street-Style Stars, and Tastemakers
    Booth Moore, longtime fashion journalist and Senior Fashion Editor at The Hollywood Reporter, brings together her A-list contact list and exceptional fashion industry access to create the definitive guide to shopping around the world.
    As an international authority on fashion, Moore has interviewed more than 175 of the top designers, stylists, editors, bloggers, models, costume designers, street-style stars, and tastemakers on where they shop from hidden vintage gems in Paris to up-and-coming local designer boutiques in Sydney, from old-school New York establishments and made-to-order jewelry in Los Angeles to the best street markets in Hong Kong, all the shopping secrets of the fashionelite are revealed.
    In this guide, you will discover:
    Where in Brooklyn to get the vintage threads the cast of Girls wear
    Which store in Austin hastheperfectworn-incowboy boots
    What tips and tricks the pros have for online shopping
    How to shop for the Frida Kahlo look in Mexico City, and find capes in Madrid like Picasso wore
    How to find the Milan outlet stores where knowing editors pick -up designer discounts
    Where the fashion set go for Soviet-era throwback threads in Moscow
    How to find the Tokyo smoothie store that hides a punk rock paradise
    Sources for up-and-coming designer clothing in Cape Town
    Where to shop in Paris on a Sunday
    Wherever you are in the world, you have the ultimate source on stylish shopping at your fingertips."

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $47.00
  • Whole Art of Dress
    Whole Art of Dress
    ISBN: 9780712352710
    Title: Whole Art of Dress
    Author: CAVALRY A.

    As we look back upon past centuries, and can scarce repress our laughter at many of the absurd fancies in costumes our ancestors wore, our present beloved fashions equally in their turn may become subjects of wonder and mirth to our future descendants. Part fashionable guide, part defense of dandyism, this manual for menswear was originally published in 1830. It advises on the nuances of men's fashion, on how to perfect all elements of dress, from the elegant staple of cravatiana to the delightful whimsy of masquerade dress. Color, cut, and fabric choice are scrutinized, with accompanying advice given on the subjects of posture--one must not turn the toes in --and the male grooming regime. A definitive guide to the rules of dress and decorum, this is a handbook that the fashionably-inclined gentleman simply cannot do without.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
  • Whose Hair
    Whose Hair
    ISBN: 9781856697156
    Title: Whose Hair

    This unique and fun book contains over 100 original, hand-drawn illustrations of the hairstyles of the rich and famous, from politicians to film stars, dictators to chefs. The meticulously drawn illustrations will show only the hair, leaving you to guess the celebrity and draw the face. (The answers are at the back of the book.) This book is a fun and ironic take on the global celebrity phenomenon.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
  • Why Fashion Matters
    Why Fashion Matters
    ISBN: 9780500517376
    Title: Why Fashion Matters

    Fashion matters for the economy, to society, and to each of us personally. Faster than anything else, what we wear tells the story of who we are--or who we want to be. It is the most immediate form of self-expression.Yet even as fashion touches the lives of each and every one of us, its influence and the vast creative industry that it supports can seem mysterious to outsiders. In Why Fashion Matters Frances Corner, Head of London College of Fashion, guides readers into the dizzying world of this rapidly expanding, increasingly global, always exciting industry.In provocative and intriguing entries, Corner teases out the glorious intricacies and contradictions of an industry that simultaneously values technology and craft; timeless style and fast fashion; the bespoke and the mass-market; consumption and sustainability; cold, hard numbers; and creative expression. From "Shop 'til We Drop" to "The White Shirt" to "The One Trillion Dollar Business" each entry offers a unique avenue into fashion and its impact, both positive and negative, on lives around the globe.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $26.00
  • Why You can Go Out Dressed Like
    Why You can Go Out Dressed Like
    ISBN: 9780500291498
    Title: Why You can Go Out Dressed Like
    Author: FOGG MARNIE

    Numerous designers have pioneered cutting-edge garments and collections throughout the evolution of fashion. But all too often a lack of obvious fit or purpose has been mistaken for a lack of design sophistication. In an informed defence of innovative fashion, Why You Can Go Out Dressed Like That champions the improbable, the provocative, the uncomfortable and the seemingly ridiculous. Inspired by diverse sources, theories and concepts, as well as futuristic textiles and techniques, the book explores the groundbreaking work of designers who strive to extend the boundaries of their creativity. There are no fixed elements to the 100 designs featured in this book, which range from the cerebral conceptions of Comme des Garçons, to the augmented anatomies of Thierry Mugler and the exaggerated physicality of Thom Brownes broad-shouldered men. The garments do not have to fulfil a function, keep you warm, or increase sexual attraction, nor do they have to beguile or disarm. They do need to have impact at the time of creation and to prove influential in the longer term. Many original designs elicit the response: You cant go out dressed like that!. Marnie Fogg proves decisively that modern fashion is not as outrageous and unwearable as it may seem.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
  • Why'd They Wear That?  from Hair Shirts to Hoop Skirts, Platform Shoes to Tattoos, a Fashion History of of the World
    Why'd They Wear That? from Hair Shirts to Hoop Skirts, Platform Shoes to Tattoos, a Fashion History of of the World
    ISBN: 9781426319198
    Title: Why'd They Wear That? from Hair Shirts to Hoop Skirts, Platform Shoes to Tattoos, a Fashion History of of the World
    Author: ALBEE SARAH

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • William Helburn: Mid-century Fashion & Advertising Photography
    William Helburn: Mid-century Fashion & Advertising Photography
    ISBN: 9780500517659
    Title: William Helburn: Mid-century Fashion & Advertising Photography

    William Helburn was the go-to photographer for many of the top advertising agencies in New York in the 1950s and 1960s. Shock value and an unrelenting hunger for success helped Helburn to a pioneers share in the revolutionary era of advertising and his work would also appear on the editorial pages and covers of major magazines. As well as cars and cosmetics, Helburn shot Coca-Cola, Canada Dry, whiskies, clothing lines, airlines, jewelry, cigars and cigarettes.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $100.00
  • Woman I Wanted to Be
    Woman I Wanted to Be
    ISBN: 9781471140297
    Title: Woman I Wanted to Be

    One of the most influential, admired, and colorful women of our time: fashion designer and philanthropist Diane von Furstenberg tells the most personal stories from her life, about family, love, beauty and business: "It's so good, you'll want to take notes" ("People").
    Diane von Furstenberg started with a suitcase full of jersey dresses and an idea of who she wanted to be--in her words, "the kind of woman who is independent and who doesn't rely on a man to pay her bills." She has since become that woman, establishing herself as a major force in the fashion industry, all the while raising a family, maintaining that "my children are my greatest creation."
    In "The Woman I Wanted to Be," "an intriguing page-turner filled with revelations" ("More"), von Furstenberg reflects on her extraordinary life--from her childhood in Brussels to her days as a young, jet-set princess, to creating the dress that came to symbolize independence and power for generations of women. With remarkable honesty and wisdom, von Furstenberg mines the rich territory of what it means to be a woman. She opens up about her family and career, overcoming cancer, building a global brand, and devoting herself to empowering other women. This "inspiring, compelling, deliciously detailed celebrity autobiography...is as much of a smashing success as the determined, savvy, well-intentioned woman who wrote it" ("Chicago Tribune").

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.00
  • Women from the Ankle Down
    Women from the Ankle Down
    ISBN: 9780061969614
    Title: Women from the Ankle Down

    What is it about a pair of shoes that so enchants women of all ages, demographics, political affiliations, and style tribes? Part social history, part fashion record, part pop-culture celebration,Women from the Ankle Downseeks to answer that question as it unfolds the story of shoes in the twentieth century.

    The tale begins in the rural village of Bonito, Italy, with a visionary young shoemaker named Salvatore Ferragamo and ends in New York City with a fictional socialite and trendsetter named Carrie Bradshaw. Along the way it stops in Hollywood, where Judy Garland first slipped on her ruby slippers; New Jersey, where Nancy Sinatra heard something special in a song about boots; and the streets of Manhattan, where a transit-worker strike propelled women to step into cutting-edge athletic shoes. Fashion aficionado Rachelle Bergstein shares the stories behind these historical moments, interweaving the design innovations and social changes that gave each one its lasting significance and appeal.

    Bergstein shows how the story of shoes is the story of women, told from the ankle down. Beginning with the well-heeled suffragettes in the 1910s, women have fought for greater freedom and mobility, a struggle that exploded in the 1960s with the women's liberation movement and culminated in the new millennium with our devotion to personal choice. Featuring interviews with designers, historians, and cultural experts, and a cast of real-life characters, from Marilyn Monroe to Jane Fonda, from Gwen Stefani to Manolo Blahnik,Women from the Ankle Downis a lively, compelling look at the evolution of modern women and the fashion that reflects'and has shaped'their changing lives.
    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00

  • Women from the Ankle Down the Story of Shoes & How They Define Us
    Women from the Ankle Down the Story of Shoes & How They Define Us
    ISBN: 9780061969683
    Title: Women from the Ankle Down the Story of Shoes & How They Define Us

    Rachelle Bergstein brings readers along on a unique and delightful romp through the history of shoes, the women who wear them, and the profound impact they have on our lives.

    Women from the Ankle Down includes interviews and cameos with influential figures ranging from Lisa Mayock of Vena Cava to Oscar Award–winning costume designer Patrizia van Brandenstein, from Doc Martens historian Martin Roach to Fashion Institute of Technology museum director Valerie Steele; from Marilyn Monroe and Jane Fonda to Salvador Ferragamo and Christian Dior; from Judy Garland to Wonder Woman.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $25.00
  • Women in Clothes: Why We Wear What We Wear
    Women in Clothes: Why We Wear What We Wear
    ISBN: 9781846148354
    Title: Women in Clothes: Why We Wear What We Wear

    'Women in Clothes' is a book unlike any you have seen before. Part collective memoir, part field study, it incorporates the view from hundreds of women of all nationalities - famous, anonymous, married, single, young and old - of our clothing, and how the garments we put on define and shape us. Featuring interviews, essays, photographs and illustrations from more than 225 writers, artists and cognoscenti, it explores the power of women's daily choices, bringing humour and depth to the attention we pay to clothes, and plumbing aspects of body image and self-esteem so integral to what women wear.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
  • Women in this Town: London, Tokyo, Paris, Madrid, LA, Melbourne, New York
    Women in this Town: London, Tokyo, Paris, Madrid, LA, Melbourne, New York
    ISBN: 9781743790205
    Title: Women in this Town: London, Tokyo, Paris, Madrid, LA, Melbourne, New York

    Photographer, art director and fashion enthusiast Giuseppe Santamaria takes us to the streets of six incredible cities to showcase the unique and stylish women that inhabit these towns. From classic elegance to menswear-inspired casual, a woman s dress style speaks volumes about her personality and the city she inhabits. Featuring interviews with the everyday women whose distinctive styles cut a fine figure in the world of women s fashion, this striking photographic collection will take you on a global sartorial adventure."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
  • Women: a Pictorial Archive from 19th Century Sources
    Women: a Pictorial Archive from 19th Century Sources
    ISBN: 9780486237039
    Title: Women: a Pictorial Archive from 19th Century Sources
    Author: HARTER JIM

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
  • Workin' It! Rupaul's Guide to Life, Liberty, & the Pursuit of Style
    Workin' It! Rupaul's Guide to Life, Liberty, & the Pursuit of Style
    ISBN: 9780061985836
    Title: Workin' It! Rupaul's Guide to Life, Liberty, & the Pursuit of Style

    Workin' It!, the new book from world-renowned recording artist, television host, and drag queen RuPaul, provides helpful and provocative tips on fashion, beauty, style, and confidence for girls and boys, both straight and gay--and everyone in between! No one knows more about life, self-expression, and style than the host of the hit LOGO series "RuPaul's Drag Race," and Workin' It! picks up right where the show leaves off. More than just a style guide, Workin' It! is a navigation system through the bumpy road of life. Let RuPaul teach you the tried, tested, and found-true techniques that will propel you from background player to shining star!

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
  • World According to Karl
    World According to Karl
    ISBN: 9780500517116
    Title: World According to Karl

    Lagerfeld, "fashion's favorite enigma," has been at the forefront of global fashion for more than a half century, and in that time has never ceased to fascinate the public. While simultaneously running Chanel, Fendi, and his own eponymous fashion house, he has consistently reinvented trends on the catwalk and in the street. His iconic black-and-white uniform propagates the carefully constructed air of mystery that surrounds the star, yet despite being famously private, he is one of the most recognizable men in the world. Lagerfeld the man remains elusive: Vogue described him as the "master of reinvention" and he describes himself as "a caricature of himself." He has been the source of controversy many times over, yet his popularity remains unflagged. Only "The Kaiser" himself can get away with owning 300 iPods or having two personal maids and a Twitter account for his cat because, as he acknowledges, "I can do whatever I want." In this attractive volume, Karl Lagerfeld imparts his personal impressions on everything. His aphorisms and quotable declarations are in turns humorous, acerbic, insightful, or misleadingly definitive. Defining the world as he sees it--through the lens of fashion, Chanel, love, life, black sunglasses, luxury, books, and Karl himself--this book pays homage to the brilliance of Lagerfeld's mind, his turn of phrase, and his visionary verdicts on fashion, humanity, art, and the world in general.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
  • World According to Karl: The Wit & Wisdom of Karl Lagerfeld
    World According to Karl: The Wit & Wisdom of Karl Lagerfeld
    ISBN: 9780500293935
    Title: World According to Karl: The Wit & Wisdom of Karl Lagerfeld

    Karl Lagerfeld is a modern master of couture. He is also famously outspoken: his wise, surprising statements pop up like offbeat news flashes. This collection of quotations pays homage to the legendary éminence grise of the fashion world. Lagerfeld's pronouncements - on fashion, women, art, politics, love, and life high and low - are famously oracular, seized upon by fashionistas, acolytes and sages around the world. Created with the full approval of the designer himself, this cornucopia of Lagerfeld's maxims is required reading for us all today as we negotiate the trickiest curves of modern life. Cultivated, unpredictable, provocative, sometimes shocking, Lagerfeld's 'bons mots' are always impossible to ignore.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $22.00
  • World of Anna Sui
    World of Anna Sui
    ISBN: 9781419724183
    Title: World of Anna Sui
    Author: BLANKS TIM

    Anna Sui is one of New York's most beloved and accomplished fashion designers, known for creating contemporary original clothing inspired by spectacular amounts of research into vintage styles and cultural arcana. She is especially famous for her textile prints. Sui joined New York's intensely creative cultural underground in the 1970s, forging important relationships in the worlds of fashion, photography, art, music, and design.
    The World of Anna Sui looks at Sui's eclectic career as a designer and artist, both through her clothing and studio. Through interviews with fashion journalist Tim Blanks, the book explores Sui's lifelong engagement with fashion archetypes--the rocker, the schoolgirl, the punk, the goth, the bohemian--and reveals their inspiration and influence. Complete with detailed photographs of garments, sketches, moodboards, runway shots, and cultural ephemera, The World of Anna Sui is an inside look at this iconic New York designer with a worldwide cult following.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
  • Worn Stories
    Worn Stories
    ISBN: 9781616892760
    Title: Worn Stories

    Everyone has a memoir in miniature in at least one piece of clothing. In Worn Stories , Emily Spivack has collected over sixty of these clothing-inspired narratives from cultural figures and talented storytellers. First-person accounts range from the everyday to the extraordinary, such as artist Marina Abramovic on the boots she wore to walk the Great Wall of China; musician Rosanne Cash on the purple shirt that belonged to her father; and fashion designer Cynthia Rowley on the Girl Scout sash that informed her business acumen. Other contributors include Greta Gerwig, HeidiJulavits, John Hodgman, Brandi Chastain, Marcus Samuelsson, Piper Kerman, Maira Kalman, Sasha Frere-Jones, Simon Doonan, Albert Maysles, Susan Orlean, Andy Spade, Paola Antonelli, David Carr, Andrew Kuo, and more. By turns funny, tragic, poignant, and celebratory, Worn Stories offers a revealing look at the clothes that protect us, serve as a uniform, assert our identity, or bring back the past-clothes that are encoded with the stories of our lives.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $51.00
  • Year in the Life of Face Hunter
    Year in the Life of Face Hunter
    ISBN: 9780500290873
    Title: Year in the Life of Face Hunter
    Author: RODIC YVAN

    Following the runaway success of his first book, pioneering street fashion photographer Yvan Rodic (better known to his fans as Face Hunter) is back with a travel diary that chronicles a year-long face-hunting expedition to more than 30 of his favourite fashion cities. Follow him to the world's most stylish cities, which range from the established fashion capitals of New York, Milan and Paris to exciting new style centres in Africa, Asia and South America and even unexpected gems such as Baku. A young child in Tokyo wears fantastic striped sunglasses; trainers are paired with cowrie shells in CapeTown; a woman poses in a fake leopard-skin coat outside Milan Cathedral; blue suede shoes pound the streets of Beirut... Forget the catwalk. You never know what will catch Face Hunter's eye, but you can bet that it won't be a professional model or well-known celebrity wearing this season's must-have outfit from a leading fashion house.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Yohji Yamamoto
    Yohji Yamamoto
    ISBN: 9780847843541
    Title: Yohji Yamamoto

    The definitive monograph on the complete work of Yohji Yamamoto-one of fashion's most transformative designers working today and widely acknowledged as a master of postwar fashion design. Since the early '80s, Yohji Yamamoto's groundbreaking silhouettes and innovative design aesthetic have propelled him to the highest rank of the international avant-garde. Distinguished by his antifashion approach, Yamamoto changed the face of contemporary fashion, radically transforming it with asymmetrical and highly conceptual designs partly inspired by the techniques of traditional Japanese kimonos. His vision came as a refreshing contrast to the power suits and brightly clad fashions of the time, forcing a reconsideration of the future direction of fashion. Yamamoto launched his first collection in 1977 in Tokyo and followed this success with the debut of his experimental and critically celebrated Yohji Yamamoto label in Paris in 1981. This luxuriously bound book explores all the major themes in his thirty years of counter-fashion design. Illustrated with photographs by Craig McDean, Inez & Vinoodh, Max Vadukul and Nick Knight, each chapter elaborates on a particular theme-his sartorial philosophy, influential extensions into scenography, runway shows, monographic exhibitions, and costume design-and is anchored by an essay or interview that lends crucial insight to the story of Yohji Yamamoto, one of the most enigmatic and iconoclastic fashion designers of our time.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $195.00
  • Yohji Yamamoto
    Yohji Yamamoto
    ISBN: 9783836538893
    Title: Yohji Yamamoto

    Yohji Yamamoto: The fashion designer who redesigned fashion
    As one of the most mentally rigorous designers working in fashion,Yohji Yamamotocreates garments that can be intellectual—sometimes even difficult—yet always beautiful. Yohji’s free-spirited world is explored here viai-Dmagazine’s archives starting back in the 1980s, including his adoration for women and the female form, the painful process of creating anti-fashion through fashion and how his timeless utilitarian designs can be both avant-garde and classic at once.

    Packed into 120 pages is biographical and personal information as well as imagery from over 30 years ofi-D's history with images from photographers includingPaolo Roversi,Max Vadukul, andNick Knight, plus interviews withJamie Huckbody,Holly Shackleton, andTerry Jones.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $75.00
  • You are the Universe: Discovering Your Cosmic Self & Why It Matters
    You are the Universe: Discovering Your Cosmic Self & Why It Matters
    ISBN: 9781846045301
    Title: You are the Universe: Discovering Your Cosmic Self & Why It Matters

    Now a New York Times Bestseller!& & "A riveting and absolutely fascinating adventure that will blow your mind wide open!" --Dr. Rudolph E. Tanzi.& Deepak Chopra joins forces with leading physicist Menas Kafatos to explore some of the most important and baffling questions about our place in the world.&
    What happens when modern science reaches a crucial turning point that challenges everything we know about reality? In this brilliant, timely, and practical work, Chopra and Kafatos tell us that we've reached just such a point. In the coming era, the universe will be completely redefined as a "human universe" radically unlike the cold, empty void where human life is barely a speck in the cosmos.
    You Are the Universe& literally means what it says--each of us is a co-creator of reality extending to the vastest reaches of time and space. This seemingly impossible proposition follows from the current state of science, where outside the public eye, some key mysteries cannot be solved, even though they are the very issues that define reality itself:
    What Came Before the Big Bang?
    Why Does the Universe Fit Together So Perfectly?
    Where Did Time Come From?
    What Is the Universe Made Of?
    Is the Quantum World Linked to Everyday Life?
    Do We Live in a Conscious Universe?
    How Did Life First Begin?
    "The shift into a new paradigm is happening," the authors write. "The answers offered in this book are not our invention or eccentric flights of fancy. All of us live in a participatory universe. Once you decide that you want to participate fully with mind, body, and soul, the paradigm shift becomes personal. The reality you inhabit will be yours either to embrace or to change." What these two great minds offer is a bold, new understanding of who we are and how we can transform the world for the better while reaching our greatest potential.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • You Have the Right to Remain Fat
    You Have the Right to Remain Fat
    ISBN: 9781911545163
    Title: You Have the Right to Remain Fat
    Author: TOVAR VIRGIE

    A scathing attack on diet culture, fatphobia and ingrained sexism from bold author, activist and body image expert Virgie Tovar. Growing up as a fat girl, Virgie Tovar believed that her body was something to be fixed. But after two decades of dieting and constant guilt, she was over it--and gave herself the freedom to trust her own body again. Ever since, she's been helping others to do the same. Tovar is hungry for a world where bodies are valued equally, food is free from moral judgment, and you can jiggle through life with respect. In concise and candid language, she delves into unlearning fatphobia, dismantling sexist notions of fashion, and rejecting diet culture's greatest lie: that fat people need to wait before beginning their best lives.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Your Beauty Mark: the Ulimate Guide to Eccentric Glamour
    Your Beauty Mark: the Ulimate Guide to Eccentric Glamour
    ISBN: 9780060722715
    Title: Your Beauty Mark: the Ulimate Guide to Eccentric Glamour
    Author: VON TEESE DITA

    From burlesque show to fashion runway, magazine cover to Internet video, style icon and "burlesque superheroine" (Vanity Fair) Dita Von Teese has undergone more strokes of red lipstick, bursts of hair spray, boxes of blue-black hair dye, and pats of powder in a month than a drag queen could dream of in a lifetime. Whether she's dazzling audiences while swirling in a towering martini glass in Swarovski-crystal-covered pasties and stilettos or sparking camera flashes on the red carpet, one reality is constant: for this self-styled star, beauty is an art.

    Now, for the first time in her Technicolor career, Dita divulges the beauty wisdom that keeps her on international best-dressed lists and high-profile fashion show rosters. In Your Beauty Mark: The Ultimate Guide to Eccentric Glamour, Dita and collaborator Rose Apodaca take you through every step of Dita's glamour arsenal, and includes her confidantes masters in makeup, hair, medicine, and exercise, as well as some of the world's most eccentric beauties for authoritative advice. Packed with sound nutrition and exercise guidance, skin care and scent insight, as well as accessible techniques for creating bombshell hairstyles and makeup looks and more, this inspiring resource shares the skills, history, and lessons you need to enhance your individual gifts and realize your own beauty mark."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00

  • Yves Saint Laurent Catwalk: The Complete Haute Couture Collections 1962-2002
    Yves Saint Laurent Catwalk: The Complete Haute Couture Collections 1962-2002
    ISBN: 9780500022399
    Title: Yves Saint Laurent Catwalk: The Complete Haute Couture Collections 1962-2002

    Founded by Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé in 1961, shortly after the young couturier left his post at the helm of Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent would soon become one of the most successful and influential haute couture houses in Paris. Introducing Le Smoking, the first tuxedo suit for women, in 1966, Saint Laurent also presented iconic art-inspired creations, from Mondrian dresses to precious Van Gogh embroidery and the famous Ballets Russes collection. This definitive publication opens with a concise history of the house, followed by a brief biographical profile of Yves Saint Laurent, before exploring the collections themselves, organized chronologically. Each collection is introduced by a short text unveiling its influences and highlights, and illustrated with a gallery of carefully curated catwalk images. These showcase hundreds of spectacular clothes, details, accessories, beauty looks and set designs - and, of course, the top fashion models who wore them on the runway. A rich reference section concludes the book.Founded by Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé in 1961, shortly after the young couturier left his post at the helm of Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent would soon become one of the most successful and influential haute couture houses in Paris. Introducing Le Smoking, the first tuxedo suit for women, in 1966, Saint Laurent also presented iconic art-inspired creations, from Mondrian dresses to precious Van Gogh embroidery and the famous Ballets Russes collection. This definitive publication opens with a concise history of the house, followed by a brief biographical profile of Yves Saint Laurent, before exploring the collections themselves, organized chronologically. Each collection is introduced by a short text unveiling its influences and highlights, and illustrated with a gallery of carefully curated catwalk images. These showcase hundreds of spectacular clothes, details, accessories, beauty looks and set designs - and, of course, the top fashion models who wore them on the runway. A rich reference section concludes the book.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $110.00
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