100 Unforgettable Dresses

100 Unforgettable Dresses
Author: Hal Rubenstein
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2012-03-06
ISBN: 0062198882
Category: Design
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

100 Unforgettable Dresses Book Excerpt:

100 Unforgettable Dresses is filled with the stories, secrets, intrigue, and insights behind the most indelible dresses in our collective memories. Featuring looks from the runway, film, television, the red carpet, and the worlds of royalty and politics, this book celebrates the staying power of these gorgeous, sleek, sultry, and outrageous creations as well as the lasting impact they’ve had in fashion, popular culture, and our own lives. More than two hundred images, a witty, informative text, and exclusive interviews with the designers and the women who wore the dresses reveal the initial spark and captivating drama behind the making of each dress. Also featured throughout are extensive anecdotes and observations about great style makers—Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Cher, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and Cate Blanchett—highlighting the conception of their most spectacular looks and examining their lasting influence. Here is the tale of how a canny Gianni Versace helped an unknown Elizabeth Hurley become world famous overnight, thanks to the paparazzi frenzy whipped up by her red-carpet appearance in his now legendary safety-pin dress. Learn about the unique wedding gown Narciso Rodriguez designed exclusively for Caroline Bessette-Kennedy that inspired a whole new generation of brides. Go on the set of Top Hat, where Ginger Rogers’s ostrich-feather-laden dress began to molt immediately upon arrival, its flying feathers bringing the film’s production to a halt. Of course, the seminal work of exemplary designers—Yves Saint Laurent’s Mondrian dress and Christian Lacroix’s pouf, Chanel’s little black dress and Valentino’s infamous red ones, Diane von Furstenberg’s iconic wrap and Marc Jacobs’s grunge collection—is featured throughout, with plenty of inside information on what inspired the invention of each piece. With its wonderful anecdotes, fascinating facts, and just enough juicy gossip, 100 Unforgettable Dresses is a bewitching read for everyone who enjoys sensational clothes, movies, television, and music. Whether you’re a fashion maven, a red-carpet addict, a celebrity tracker, or a pop-culture aficionado, you won’t be able to put this book down!

The Looks of Love

The Looks of Love
Author: Hal Rubenstein
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-10-27
ISBN: 006227970X
Category: Design
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Looks of Love Book Excerpt:

Hal Rubenstein, fashion authority, consultant, and author of the bestselling 100 Unforgettable Dresses, presents fifty of the most influential romantic moments in style from the 1930s to today, in this full-color collection that reveals each item's indelible place in the pantheons of fashion and popular culture. In The Looks of Love, Hal Rubenstein showcases seminal moments and events in television and film, on the runway and red carpet, and in social media that have changed the way we look at love, fashion, passion, romance, marriage, beauty, and style. From Alexander McQueen’s stunning dance marathon collection inspired by the film They Shoot Horses Don’t They? to shoulder-pad-clad Krystle and Alexis Carrington’s jealous catfights; from all eight of Elizabeth Taylor’s wedding ensembles to Angelina Jolie’s singular Versace wedding gown with a veil embroidered with her children’s drawings, Rubenstein brings his impeccable eye, compelling voice, and impressive depth of knowledge to these iconic moments. Here, too are anecdotes and first-person commentary from more than a dozen world-class designers that offer fascinating insight into each “look.” Spanning eras and media, combining more than 225 images and essays, The Looks of Love includes such innovative trendsetters as Humphrey Bogart’s trench coat in Casablanca; Marc Jacobs’s spectacularly romantic show for Louis Vuitton that featured models disembarking from a vintage steam train; Beyoncé’s “All the Single Ladies” video; Versace’s “Miami” collection; The romantic world of Ralph Lauren; the marriage of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor—Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson; The Summer of Love—Woodstock; Gene Kelly’s sportswear in Singing in the Rain; DKNY advertising; and much more. Playful and profound, trendy and timeless, stylish and sophisticated, The Looks of Love illuminates our evolving culture and couture in fresh and startling way.

Costume Since 1945

Costume Since 1945
Author: Deirdre Clancy
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-10-22
ISBN: 1474240747
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Costume Since 1945 Book Excerpt:

Since the mid-20th century fashion has undergone phenomenal change at a rapid pace in the context of unprecedented social, political and cultural upheaval. This fully updated and expanded second edition of Costume Since 1945 brings this period to life through accessible, lively text and over 100 illustrations. From the austerity of the utility years to punk and protest to 21st century fast fashion and vintage style, the volume captures changes the mood and style of each era across street fashion, sportswear, formal wear from suits to couture gowns, underwear and nightclothes. Based on a wide range of sources, the author's illustrations offer engaging insights on fashion history as well as design inspiration. Written for students and scholars of costume design and fashion history, practitioners and anyone interested in historical dress, this book provides a unique perspective on fashion from a renowned international costume designer.

Booktalking Nonfiction

Booktalking Nonfiction
Author: Jennifer Bromann-Bender
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2013-12-20
ISBN: 0810888092
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Booktalking Nonfiction Book Excerpt:

Booktalking Nonfiction: 200 Surefire Winners for Middle and High School Readers will provide an introduction to selecting and writing booktalks for nonfiction books with a focus on unique informational texts and biographies and autobiographies. The Common Core Standards Initiative, which most states have adopted, requires that 70% of the materials students read be from the category of informational texts it is especially important to focus on nonfiction when sharing books with students. Bromann-Bender provides everything you need to do just that.

World Clothing and Fashion

World Clothing and Fashion
Author: Mary Ellen Snodgrass
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 832
Release: 2015-03-17
ISBN: 1317451678
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Clothing and Fashion Book Excerpt:

Taking a global, multicultural, social, and economic perspective, this work explores the diverse and colourful history of human attire. From prehistoric times to the age of globalization, articles cover the evolution of clothing utility, style, production, and commerce, including accessories (shoes, hats, gloves, handbags, and jewellery) for men, women, and children. Dress for different climates, occupations, recreational activities, religious observances, rites of passages, and other human needs and purposes - from hunting and warfare to sports and space exploration - are examined in depth and detail. Fashion and design trends in diverse historical periods, regions and countries, and social and ethnic groups constitute a major area of coverage, as does the evolution of materials (from animal fur to textiles to synthetic fabrics) and production methods (from sewing and weaving to industrial manufacturing and computer-aided design). Dress as a reflection of social status, intellectual and artistic trends, economic conditions, cultural exchange, and modern media marketing are recurring themes. Influential figures and institutions in fashion design, industry and manufacturing, retail sales, production technologies, and related fields are also covered.

Wedding Party Prep 1 Year Guide

Wedding Party Prep 1 Year Guide
Author: Tiffany A. Riebel
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2019-10-19
ISBN: 0359265502
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wedding Party Prep 1 Year Guide Book Excerpt:

Wedding Party Prep is an invaluable resource for all engaged or soon-to-be engaged couples and newlyweds. Written in the Catholic tradition, this book includes information on: Pre-Cana Choosing the rings Soul Preparation Dating while engaged Rite of Marriage Liturgical Hymns Order of Procession Venue, Reception, Music Cake, Flowers, Greenery Attire Catholic Devotions Planning for the Future Stewardship Banking Insurance Home Ownership Retirement Wedding Anniversary Prayer The Wedding Feast at Cana was a time of great rejoicing and devout faith, just as it will be you as you prepare for Marriage. Pope Francis in Amoris Laetitia, says �The good wine, resulting from the Lord�s miracle that brought joy to the beginning of a new family, is the new wine of Christ�s covenant with the men and women of every age [current day].� This is a book that couples will cherish and refer to for their lifetime.

Patternmaking for Dress Design

Patternmaking for Dress Design
Author: Pamela Vanderlinde
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021-08-12
ISBN: 1350094692
Category: Design
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Patternmaking for Dress Design Book Excerpt:

Patternmaking for Dress Design covers patternmaking techniques for 9 iconic dress designs, focusing not only on the concepts needed to draft patterns, but also uniquely exploring the history of each garment design to reveal what lies behind their enduring appeal today. Each chapter provides easy-to-follow patterns for the sheath, empire, shift, trapeze, wrap, strapless, shirtwaist, cheongsam and coatdress.

Hijacking the Runway

Hijacking the Runway
Author: Teri Agins
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-10-09
ISBN: 0698162153
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hijacking the Runway Book Excerpt:

A fascinating chronicle of how celebrity has inundated the world of fashion, realigning the forces that drive both the styles we covet and the bottom lines of the biggest names in luxury apparel. From Coco Chanel’s iconic tweed suits to the miniskirt’s surprising comeback in the late 1980s, fashion houses reigned for decades as the arbiters of style and dictators of trends. Hollywood stars have always furthered fashion’s cause of seducing the masses into buying designers’ clothes, acting as living billboards. Now, forced by the explosion of social media and the accelerating worship of fame, red carpet celebrities are no longer content to just advertise and are putting their names on labels that reflect the image they—or their stylists—created. Jessica Simpson, Jennifer Lopez, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sean Combs, and a host of pop, sports, and reality-show stars of the moment are leveraging the power of their celebrity to become the face of their own fashion brands, embracing lucrative contracts that keep their images on our screens and their hands on the wheel of a multi-billion dollar industry. And a few celebrities—like the Olsen Twins and Victoria Beckham—have gone all the way and reinvented themselves as bonafide designers. Not all celebrities succeed, but in an ever more crowded and clamorous marketplace, it’s increasingly unlikely that any fashion brand will succeed without celebrity involvement—even if designers, like Michael Kors, have to become celebrities themselves. Agins charts this strange new terrain with wit and insight and an insider’s access to the fascinating struggles of the bold-type names and their jealousies, insecurities, and triumphs. Everyone from industry insiders to fans of Project Runway and America's Next Top Model will want to read Agins’s take on the glitter and stardust transforming the fashion industry, and where it is likely to take us next.

The Dress

The Dress
Author: Megan Hess
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 221
Release: 2014-10-01
ISBN: 9781742708232
Category: Design
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dress Book Excerpt:

Examines the history and unique style of one hundred of the most iconic dresses in fashion history, including Audrey Hepburn's little back dress from "Breakfast at Tiffany's," Princess Diana's wedding dress, and Lady Gaga's meat dress.

100 Things Mets Fans Should Know Do Before They Die

100 Things Mets Fans Should Know   Do Before They Die
Author: Matthew Silverman
Publsiher: Triumph Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-05-01
ISBN: 1633194833
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

100 Things Mets Fans Should Know Do Before They Die Book Excerpt:

With trivia boxes, records, and team lore, this lively, detailed book explores the personalities, events, and facts every Mets fan should know. It contains crucial information such as important dates, player nicknames, memorable moments, and outstanding achievements by singular players. This guide to all things New York Mets covers Robin Ventura's 1999 Grand-Slam single, the 1969 shoe polish incident, and the history behind the names and numbers on the left-field wall. Updated for 2015, this new edition features a new generation of Mets stars, including pitchers Jason deGrom, Matt Harvey, and Noah Syndergaard.

My Unforgettable Jazz Friends

My Unforgettable Jazz Friends
Author: Claire P. Gordon
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: African American musicians
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Everything Bridesmaid Book

The Everything Bridesmaid Book
Author: Holly Lefevre
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2011-02-18
ISBN: 1440505578
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Everything Bridesmaid Book Book Excerpt:

-Who plans the bridal shower? -Does the dress have to be ugly? -How much will all of this cost? Today's bridesmaids are finding their brides expect lots of help and enthusiasm when planning the big day. This is the perfect handbook for bridesmaids looking for practical advice on their integral role in the wedding. Featuring no-nonsense, updated information on how to: * Help her find the perfect dress * Keep the bride calm on her big day * Throw an unbelievable bridal shower * Make a memorable toast to the happy couple From knowing the proper etiquette to handling any and all responsibilities, this is the one guaranteed go-to resource for bridesmaids. With The Everything Bridesmaid Book, 2nd Edition, they'll help plan a wedding to remember--and have fun doing it! AUTHOR: Holly Lefevre is the author of How to "I Do": Planning the Ultimate Wedding in Six Weekends or Less. She has worked as an editor for Brideworld Magazine, and has been featured in Wedding Bells and Bridal Guide and on numerous wedding websites including Bridalocity and BrideWorld. Visit her blog at www.hipweddings.blogspot.com. SELLING POINTS: *The first edition of The Everything Bridesmaid Book has sold more than 60,000 copies *Includes a new chapter on de-stressing the bride (and bridesmaids!), as well as updated information on non-traditional weddings, budget-minded ideas for hosting parties, and more * Everything wedding titles have sold more than 1.5 million copies!

SEOUL Best 100

SEOUL Best 100
Author: Seoul Metropolitan Government
Publsiher: 길잡이미디어
Total Pages: 130
Release: 2011-12-30
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Italian Women in Black Dresses

Italian Women in Black Dresses
Author: Maria M. Gillan
Publsiher: Guernica Editions
Total Pages: 142
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9781550711561
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Italian Women in Black Dresses Book Excerpt:

Written to read like a memoir, this collection of poetry details the life of a family across generations and provides a moving and haunting portrait of the Italian mother who is the center around which this family revolves. But this is much more than a story about ethnicity; it transcends any single identity and explores instead the many ways in which people learn to identify themselves.

100 Nasty Women of History

100 Nasty Women of History
Author: Hannah Jewell
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2017-11-02
ISBN: 1473671272
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

100 Nasty Women of History Book Excerpt:

'Vital reading' STYLIST '...hooting with laughter - what a swashbuckler that Hannah Jewell is' MARINA HYDE 'Because 100 Nasty Women is so easy to read and witty, I didn't expect it to be the life changing, important book that I'm discovering it to be' PHILIPPA PERRY 'A fantastic addition to your feminist library and historical knowledge.' ANN SHEN, author of Bad Girls Throughout History * * * * * * 100 fascinating and brilliantly written stories about history's bravest, baddest but little known 'nasty' women from across the world. These are the women who were deemed too nasty for their times, too nasty to be recognised, too nasty to be paid for their work and sometimes too nasty to be allowed to live. When you learn about women in history, they're often made out to be shining, glittering souls. But when you hear about these Bold-Yet-Morally-Irreproachable Women of History who were 100% Pure and GoodTM, you're probably not being told the best bits of her life. You probably missed the part where she: Slept around Wore men's clothes Crashed planes Led a revolution Terrorised the seven seas Wrote ~sensual poetry~ Punched a Nazi (metaphorically, but not always) These are the women you've probably never heard of, but should. Take these stories and tell them to your friends, because everyone should know about the nasty women from history who gave zero f*cks whatsoever. These are the 100 Nasty Women of History you need to know about.

Charlie Chaplin s Little Tramp in America 1947 77

Charlie Chaplin   s Little Tramp in America  1947   77
Author: Lisa Stein Haven
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2016-11-09
ISBN: 3319404784
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Charlie Chaplin s Little Tramp in America 1947 77 Book Excerpt:

This book focuses on the re-invigoration of Charlie Chaplin’s Little Tramp persona in America from the point at which Chaplin reached the acme of his disfavor in the States, promoted by the media, through his departure from America forever in 1952, and ending with his death in Switzerland in 1977. By considering factions of America as diverse as 8mm film collectors, Beat poets and writers and readers of Chaplin biographies, this cultural study determines conclusively that Chaplin’s Little Tramp never died, but in fact experienced a resurgence, which began slowly even before 1950 and was wholly in effect by 1965 and then confirmed by 1972, the year in which Chaplin returned to the United States for the final time, to receive accolades in both New York and Los Angeles, where he received an Oscar for a lifetime of achievement in film.

Fashion and Everyday Life

Fashion and Everyday Life
Author: Cheryl Buckley,Hazel Clark
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2017-02-09
ISBN: 1474273122
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fashion and Everyday Life Book Excerpt:

Taking cultural theorist Michel de Certeau's notion of 'the everyday' as a critical starting point, this book considers how fashion shapes and is shaped by everyday life. Looking historically for the imprint of fashion within everyday routines such as going to work or shopping, or in leisure activities like dancing, the book identifies the 'fashion system of the ordinary', in which clothing has a distinct role in the making of self and identity. Exploring the period from 1890 to 2010, the study is located in London and New York, cities that emerged as as socially, ethnically and culturally diverse, as well as increasingly fashionable. The book re-focuses fashion discourse away from well-trodden, power-laden dynamics, towards a re-evaluation of time, memory, and above all history, and their relationship to fashion and everyday life. The importance of place and space - and issues of gender, race and social class - provides the broader framework, revealing fashion as both routine and exceptional, and as an increasingly significant part of urban life. By focusing on key themes such as clothing the city, what is worn on the streets, the imagining and performing of multiple identities by dressing up and down, going out, and showing off, Fashion and Everyday Life makes a unique contribution to the literature of fashion studies, fashion history, cultural studies, and beyond.

With Honors Creation

With Honors  Creation
Author: Brett Ramseyer
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2014-05-26
ISBN: 1304824373
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

With Honors Creation Book Excerpt:

This book includes teenage written fiction, poetry, essays, memoirs centered around the themes of learning, family, teenage angst and dreams of the future. It showcases some local award winning high school writing. It also includes samples of teacher writing created in the last year alongside students as well as a 2013 Norman Mailer Award For High School and Middle School Teachers of English National Semi-finalist entitled "ADDing and Subtracting."

100 Years of Faith 1897 1997

100 Years of Faith  1897 1997
Author: Elfreda Ziniel
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 513
Release: 1997
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Catholic church buildings
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Unforgettable New Canaanites

Unforgettable New Canaanites
Author: Warren Allen Smith
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 315
Release: 2012
ISBN: 1105647439
Category: New Canaan (Conn.)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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