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Dress Your Best: The Complete Guide to Finding the Style That's Right for Your Body
Clinton Kelly
0307236714
September 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
The spunky hosts of TLC's What to Wear present a fashion guide that's empowering, friendly and exceedingly useful. No gimmicky, fruit-related body shape names here—Kelly and London keep things simple. For each of their female body types—"bigger on top," "bigger on the bottom," "a little extra in the middle," "curvy," "not curvy," etc.—there's advice for petite, average height and tall women. (The men's section is equally straightforward if shorter: "tall," "athletic," "barrel-chested," etc.) Kelly and London use positive reinforcement (there are many more "dos" than "don'ts"), and sprinkle "universal tips" applicable to any body type throughout. Each type's section opens with a photo of an average-looking model sporting a basic swimsuit, along with comments from the model and the authors....


What You Wear Can Change Your Life
Trinny Woodall
1594481482
Feb 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
FROM THE STYLE GURUS WHO TAUGHT YOU WHAT NOT TO WEAR...

TRINNY AND SUSANNAH ARE BACK--AND THIS TIME THEY'RE NOT FOOLING AROUND. THEY'RE OUT TO CHANGE LIVES.

Here is the "bible" from the authors of the New York Times bestseller What Not to Wear. What You Wear Can Change Your Life shows you how to redefine your look and style from head to toe.

Trinny and Susannah go over the basics of choosing colors that suit you best, what underwear to buy, which accessories to look for, how to store clothing, how to revamp your wardrobe at no cost, and how to make the sartorial most of being pregnant.

This is a gorgeous, lavishly illustrated package--a resource to consult again and again. Trinny and Susannah anticipate the needs and questions of every woman and address them with...


Cover Your Tracks Without Changing Your Identity : How to Disappear Until You WANT to Be Found

158160419X


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Book Description
Is your life on a downward spiral? Why not simply take off, cover your tracks and then return to your old life once the dust has settled? Learn where to go, how to get there, what to take, where to stay, how to live comfortably and securely in your refuge and how to return home when - and if - you decide to.

About the Author
B. Wilson grew up near Atlanta, Georgia, and has spent most of his adult life avoiding things that would limit his freedom, such as credit, relationships and responsibilities. He has, however, nurtured a passion for writing, and describes himself as "a happy bohemian, slightly insane but completely harmless."


Fashion Sketchbook
Bina Abling
1563672944
November 2003
Textbook Hardcover
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Fashion Design Drawing Course
Caroline Tatham
0764124730
October 2003
Paperback
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Review
“The publication’s strengths are in the clarity and verve with which the illustrations are presented.”


— Arts and Activities, March 2004

Book Description
A superb reference book and an ideal instructional textbook for classroom use, this beautifully illustrated guide is organized into units that reflect required courses at leading design colleges. Twenty step-by-step exercises cover methods of finding inspiration, developing observation techniques, and creating fashion drawings in both color and black-and-white media. Separate sections are devoted to getting started and understanding figure proportions, planning and designing garments, and creating and assessing flat specification drawings. The book also features cross-references to its various art...


What Not to Wear
Trinny Woodall
1573223573
July 2003
Bargain - Paperback
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Book Description
BEST FRIENDS WON'T TELL YOU THE TRUTH...
BUT TRINNY & SUSANNAH AREN'T YOUR BEST FRIENDS.

"Blondes and shiny fabric equals hooker."

"The top is a disaster. Unless you're four years old."

"No one looks good in a track suit-not even Madonna or J-Lo."

"Cropped pants make any woman look like a stunted man."

LOOKING GOOD HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH FASHION TRENDS. IT'S ALL ABOUT WHAT NOT TO WEAR...

"We're not shy of making criticisms," says Susannah. "But we wouldn't say, 'You've got a great fat butt-end of story.'"

What Not to Wear is a book of hands-on advice and straight-talking guidance that is all about personal style-dressing for your body shape and personality. So what's your problem?

* Big Boobs * No Boobs
* Big Arms * Big Butt
*...


Helmut Newton's SUMO
Helmut Newton
3822863947
January 2000
Hardcover
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Book Review
Bringing an entirely new slant to the concept of the coffee-table book, SUMO is a suitably enormous homage to 79-year-old Helmut Newton, the master of subversive and erotic photography. "I wanted to build a monument to the most important photographer of the 20th century," comments Benedikt Taschen, the publisher behind SUMO. He delivers. Weighing over 65 pounds, measuring more than two feet long, and breaking any previous size record in book publishing, SUMO contains 480 pages of every aspect of Newton's outstanding career in photography. Each copy of the book is bound by hand and numbered and signed by the artist. In order to showcase this colossus, the book is packaged with its own stand designed by Philippe Starck.

This outsized volume contains the body of Newton's controversial yet iconographic work, documenting...



Dressing the Man: Mastering the Art of Permanent Fashion
Alan J. Flusser
0060191449
October 2002
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
During the past 25 years, men have spent more money on clothing for themselves than in any other period of modern history, says Alan Flusser (Style and the Man). The time has "never been more propitious for the emergence of a standing army of well-heeled swells," he believes, and in Dressing the Man: Mastering the Art of Permanent Fashion, he takes readers on a tour of men's clothing that he attests will never go out of style. Flusser carefully explains how to mix patterns, what to look for when trying on clothes in the fitting room, what kind of jacket to wear with a straight-point collar, the history of the monk-strap shoe, the correct position for a bow tie and what "business casual" really means. Heavily illustrated with photographs of dapper dans from Humphrey Bogart to the Duke of Windsor and drawings...


Patternmaking for Fashion Design (4th Edition)
Helen Joseph Armstrong
0131112112
bound - February 10, 2005
Ring-bound
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Book Description
Renowned for its comprehensive coverage, exceptional illustrations, and clear instructions, this hallmark book offers detailed yet easy-to-understand explanations of the essence of patternmaking. Hinging on a recurring theme that all designs are based on one or more of the three major patternmaking and design principles–dart manipulation, added fullness, and contouring–it provides all the relevant information necessary to create design patterns with accuracy regardless of their complexity. Sewing guides included for the pleated trouser (with pattern layout), belt/loops, pockets, and zipper; the jean pant with pockets, countour belt, and fly front; and the gusset. Updated jacket foundation draft includes fabric preparation, interfacing, chest piece, tape control, and shoulder pads. Pant...


The Lucky Shopping Manual
Kim France
1592400361
Nov 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Strikingly similar to InStyle magazine's recent Secrets of Style, this chunky little book purports to lay out the basics of dressing. Indeed, the editors make looking fashionable seem as easy as pie. Their book goes through all aspects of a woman's wardrobe, from overcoats to undergarments, and suggests must-haves. For example, they say that to build an outerwear closet, a woman should have one overcoat, one warm parka, one spring jacket, one fall coat and one raincoat-and "if you live in Minnesota," they say, invest in "some fun coats," too. With sassy humor, the editors counsel readers on how to wear a twin-set without looking like "the dowager aunt" and suggest solutions to fashion challenges, like making casual pants look office-appropriate. They also share mini-profiles of "Lucky Girls," including designer...


The Fashion Designer Survival Guide: An Insider's Look at Starting and Running Your Own Fashion Business
Mary Gehlhar
0793198992
September 2005
Paperback
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From Women’s Wear Daily
"Lest fashion's neophytes get too dreamy, Gehlhar is there to ground them…"

—Margaret Hayes, President, The Fashion Group International
"Mary presents many expectations he or she will confront in the marketplace and provides excellent professional advice throughout the book."

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What Not to Wear
Trinny Woodall
1594480508
May 2004
Paperback
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Time
"Any woman who has stood tortured before a department store mirror will be grateful."

Vogue
"A staple...They reduce body types to a handful of basic problems, for which they offer clear solutions."

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Big Girl Knits : 25 Big, Bold Projects Shaped for Real Women with Real Curves
Jillian Moreno, Amy R Singer
0307336603
April 18, 2006
Hardcover
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Review
"Thanks to Jillian Moreno and Amy R. Singer’s collection of clever, figure-flattering patterns, you’ll no longer need to struggle to resize patterns that weren’t designed with you in mind. With their guidance on how to choose the best designs for your shape, and how to modify patterns that are intended for someone else’s, they guarantee that you’ll never again knit a sweater that makes your big top look like The Big Top." —Debbie Stoller, author of the Stitch ’n Bitch series and editor-in-chief of BUST magazine

"I can’t sing enough praise for Big Girl Knits. More than a collection of beguiling knitwear for the curvy lady, more than a good read (and a good read it is), this book is full of information that might change your attitude about...


9 Heads: A Guide to Drawing Fashion
Nancy Riegelman
0130941921
April 2001
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
This new detailed guide to learning the skills and techniques of drawing modern fashion and figure is also a rich reference source for a broad range of modern garments and accessories. Extensively illustrated, this introduction teaches by example, the power of drawing as a means of communication and expression and strives to show students how to perceive things in order to be able to draw them correctly. The first section is dedicated to drawing the human figure, while the second portion deals with how to draw a wide range of modern garments and accessories and the types of techniques used to render them convincingly and elegantly in different fabric designs and textures. This volume offers a complete presentation of proportions of the croquis, draping the figure, accessories, flats, and features an encyclopedia of...


The RealAge Makeover: Take Years off Your Looks and Add Them to Your Life
Michael F. Roizen
0060196823
April 2004
Hardcover
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Book Review
Dr. Michael Roizen hopes to discover a cure for the common birthday. The author of the bestselling book RealAge and Oprah guru, Roizen translates groundbreaking medical research into a series of calculations and choices that promise to reduce age-linked symptoms and diseases. The RealAge Makeover begins with a self-test of 132 health factor questions that compare your calendar age with your "real age"--based on healthy habits plus heredity, he rounds up the usual suspects (sun exposure, sleep patterns, good fats) as well as the unusual (the kind of chocolate you eat, the number of nagging unfinished tasks, your catsup consumption). Although Roizen flags heredity, he focuses on the three key factors of aging: arteries (heart attack, stroke, memory loss), immune systems (prostrate and breast cancer), and environmental stresses...


The Pocket Stylist: Behind-the-Scenes Expertise from a Fashion Pro on Creating Your Own Look
Kendall Farr
1592400418
February 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
With its text-heavy layout and somewhat confusing "body type" divisions, this fashion guidebook is somewhat more complicated than many of the other style books on the market. Dedicated readers, however, will learn a lot from Farr, a former fashion editor who's written for InStyle, People, Harper's Bazaar and other publications. Drawing upon her years of experience as a personal stylist, Farr teaches readers what to look for and what to avoid when clothes shopping, how to evaluate their wardrobes and why certain heel heights and shapes work better for different body types. She also gives tips on finding a good tailor, measuring bra size, wearing makeup and accessorizing. Farr is funny, down to earth and savvy, and her guide exudes authority and experience. Although involved, it is comprehensive and...


Dressing a Galaxy
Trisha Biggar
0810965674
Oct 2005
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Adult/High School–Through lavish visuals and concise text, Biggar describes the painstaking process her team, under George Lucass direction, used to create the costumes worn in the Star Wars prequel trilogy. Six chapters feature outfits categorized by role: Jedi vs. Sith, Royalty, Military, Galactic Senate, Slaves, and Rogues & Bounty Hunters. An entire chapter is devoted to the gorgeous clothes for Queen Padme Amidala. Because the costumes were custom fitted, the actors model those created for their roles. The author begins each chapter with an account of the design challenges, fabric selection, and fabrication of the costumes and special props for each role. The oversized format and archival, quality photographs enable readers to study the workmanship, design, and textiles of each highlighted...


The Windsor Style
Suzy Menkes
0881623210


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From Publishers Weekly
British fashion editor and historian Menkes, author of The Royal Jewels, has created an album of great appeal with considerable new information about the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. With nearly 200 photographs (over half in color), this showcase evokes the magnificence of the exiled couple's homes in France and the United States and the opulence of the duchess's wardrobe and jewels. Quotes from friends and critics of the former king and his wife add poignancy to this portrait of famous lovers who led empty lives. In the otherwise elegant bedroom of the duke, Menkes found toys from his nursery days, including one made by his mother, Queen Mary. Her account of the often mean-spirited if always exquisite Wallis makes a sad commentary on living like Midas as the best revenge. First serial to European Travel & Life....


No Lifeguard
Janice Dickinson
0060566175
Oct 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Supermodel Dickinson's sex- and booze-soaked autobiography brings readers on a roller-coaster ride through the world of modeling, the emptiness of superficial relationships and the perils of drug addiction. Admitting that "terror is a great motivator," Dickinson fought like a tigress to establish her career. Courageous and confident of her worth, she demanded $20,000 for a job when the going rate was $5,000. Bolstered by Andy Warhol's advice, "you make your own luck," Dickinson represented Hush Puppies, Max Factor and Virginia Slims and ignored Calvin Klein's comment, "models aren't supposed to think." As a result, Dickinson is more interesting than some might expect, immersing herself in details about modeling and refining her skills as a photographer. Friendships with then-struggling actor Bruce Willis and her...


Blood Sweat and Tears: Or how I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Fashion
Bruce Weber (Photographer)
3832790985
November 2005
Hardcover
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Harper's Bazaar, December 2005
A celebration of fashion in all of its forms, ...highlights the photographers wit and imagination with pictures and journal entries.

Gotham Magazine, January 2006
Blood Sweat and Tears is a stunning coffee-table tome of Bruce Weber’s most brilliant observations of fashion.

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I Want to Be a Fashion Designer
Stephanie Maze
0152019383
February 2000
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 4-8-This once-over-lightly introduction to the world of fashion design conveys tremendous excitement and motion in the bright and bold full-color photography that splashes across every page. Profiles of famous designers are interspersed with information on the types of jobs available in the field and the education needed to be successful. The history of fashion design, the impact of technology, and the importance of trade shows gain mention. Maze includes spreads on terminology, international attire, fashion trivia, a "who's who" list of designers, and even the process of making silk. She closes with a profile of a girl's success at designing and marketing fingerless fleece hand protectors. A fun update to Miriam Moss's Fashion Designer (Crestwood House, 1991).Joyce Adams Burner, Hillcrest Library,...


Latte Trouble
Cleo Coyle
0425204456
Aug 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
When one of her baristas unwittingly serves a poisonous latte to a prominent figure on the fashion scene, Clare Cosi must uncover some jolting secrets to save her shop.


Designer Knockoff: A Crime of Fashion Mystery
Ellen Byerrum
0451212681
August 2004
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
When fashion columnist Lacey Smithsonian learns that a new fashion museum will soon grace decidedly unfashionable D.C., it's more than a good story-it's a chance to show off her vintage Hugh Bentley suit. And it's not long before the dapper designer himself spots Lacey in the crowd. A reporter at heart, she manages to get all the juicy details about his past-including a long-unsolved mystery about a missing employee. Could it be linked to the disappearance of a Washington intern or the recent Bentley boutique robbery? Lacey sets out to unravel the murderous details in a fabric of lies, greed-and (gasp!) very bad taste...


The Fashion Emergency Kit with Other
Miriam Zellnik
0762414820
May 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
A 32-page primer of advice for career women who must look absolutely fabulous at all times--even when fashion emergency strikes-paired with cute mini sizes of proven elements for fashion first-aid: a lint brush, wet nap, a black marker, a mini sewing kit, and double-sided tape, a fashion designer's secret for keeping wayward clothes in place.


Free Gift with Purchase : My Improbable Career in Magazines and Makeup
Jean Godfrey-June
0307237486
April 18, 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The beauty editor of Lucky magazine, Godfrey-June endears herself to readers with her admission that even she—a woman who receives "between fifty and two hundred products a day"—has the occasional bad hair day, the kind that "takes over and infects your entire being, moving quickly from your hair to your skin to your expression to your entire demeanor." Her memoir is fun, instructive and dishy (she used to work at Elle and recounts all manner of office brouhahas involving such personalities as the French creative director she calls "The Playboy," and the American editor-in-chief, dubbed "Above the Fray"). Certain readers will be enthralled by a clued-in woman demystifying what is for many an impervious world: this is what really works, and this is what's bunkum. But other snippets—Godfrey-June's...

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