American Runway

75 Years of Fashion and the Front Row
Author: Booth Moore,Council of Fashion Designers of America
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1683350987
Category: Design
Page: 252
View: 5157
New York Fashion Week has served many purposes throughout its long history, but it has always remained at the center of the American fashion world. During World War II, Fashion Week challenged the dominance of French couture; in the 1970s and 1980s, it was a showcase for American sportswear stars who became household names; in the 2000s, it was the stage for celebrity designers using the runway as a vehicle for entertainment; and now, it is the place to see and be seen by contemporary reality TV and social media stars. Now, this illustrious history is told as it’s never been told before, in a book packed with designer interviews, backstage ephemera, and exclusive photographs culled from all 75 years of New York Fashion Week. Part historical overview, part scrapbook, and part fashion-industry field guide, American Runway will bring to life the people, places, and over-the-top runway productions of New York Fashion Week—and will sate the appetites of die-hard fashion fans and casual fashionistas alike.

The Knockoff

Author: Lucy Sykes,Jo Piazza
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 1101872209
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
View: 3243
As editor in chief of Glossy magazine, Imogen Tate is queen of the fashion world ... until Eve, her conniving twenty-something former assistant, returns from business school with plans to knock Imogen off her pedestal, take over her job, and re-launch Glossy as an app. Suddenly, the Louboutin is on the other foot; Imogen may have Alexander Wang and Diane von Furstenberg on speed dial, but she doesn't know Facebook from Foursquare and once got her phone stuck in Japanese for three days. But Imogen will do anything to reclaim her kingdom--even if it means channeling her inner millennial and going head to head with a social-media monster.


Author: Melody Carlson
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310426677
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 224
View: 9582
A recipe for success or a design for disaster? Although they’re sisters, Paige and Erin Forrester are like oil and water, night and day, denim and silk. Paige is an outgoing fashionista who loves to be the center of attention, while Erin is more comfortable sporting vintage garb and recording the action around her. When a near disaster turns into the opportunity of a lifetime, these two very-different sisters are given the chance to star in their own fashion-TV show. A guest spot on a hot teen-reality series and their first big red-carpet assignment give this unlikely partnership plenty of room for success—and even more for failure.

Hijacking the Runway

How Celebrities Are Stealing the Spotlight from Fashion Designers
Author: Teri Agins
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698162153
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 304
View: 6025
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.

Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Patents
Page: N.A
View: 858

Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office

Author: United States. Patent Office
Publisher: N.A
Category: Patents
Page: N.A
View: 4517

The Munich Air Disaster – The True Story behind the Fatal 1958 Crash

The Night 8 of Manchester United’s ‘Busby Babes’ Died
Author: Stephen Morrin
Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd
ISBN: 0717167674
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 234
View: 6254
Uncover the true story behind the tragic Munich air disaster of 6 February 1958, the night that 8 of the Manchester United’s ‘Busby Babes’ died They were players about to become legends, the famous Manchester United ‘Busby Babes’, the back-to-back title winning side of 1956 and 1957 on the hunt for a third successive league win and seeking glory in the European Champions Cup. With an average age of 22, the ‘Busby Babes’ were the cream of English football and seemed destined to dominate English and European football for years to come. Instead, on 6 February 1958, they were tragically cut down in their prime. On a fuel stopover on their way home from a Champions Cup fixture against Red Star Belgrade, British European Airways Flight 609 crashed on its third attempt to take off in a blizzard from an ice- and slush-covered runway at Munich Airport. The fatal crash claimed the lives of 23 passengers and crew, including 8 Manchester United footballers. 7 United players were killed instantly in the crash. Three weeks later, the legendary Duncan Edwards died in hospital while two other players, Jackie Blanchflower and Johnny Berry, were injured so badly that they never played again. What caused the plane to careen off the runway? Why did experienced pilot Captain James Thain insist on taking off in such treacherous conditions? Why were the Manchester United management under pressure to return to England as soon as possible? The German inquiry blamed the accident on pilot error. However, Stephen Morrin’s The Munich Air Disaster establishes beyond any question that this was not so. Based on his enormous technical knowledge of aircraft accident investigation, years of research and interviews with those involved, Morrin shows that the pilot, Captain James Thain, performed heroically and was shamefully treated by the aviation authorities for many years. The crash at Munich airport swept away a generation of gifted footballers including Tommy Taylor, Roger Byrne, David Pegg, and Liam Whelan from Dublin. Stephen Morrin’s authoritative book is a story of tragedy, a pilot’s heroism in adversity, legal treachery and one of the defining moments in the Manchester United story. It was a sporting disaster that gave birth to a legend — a legend which fifty years later shows no sign of diminishing. The Munich Air Disaster: Table of Contents Introduction In the Beginning Birth of the Babes Kid Dynamite Passport to Europe The Last Season End Game Prelude to Disaster Runway Blood in the Snow Dealing with Disaster Aftermath Scapegoat Captain Thain’s Ordeal Fifty Years On Epilogue

Runway Madness

Author: Lucian Perkins,Robin Givhan
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 0811821730
Category: Design
Page: 120
View: 3938
A revealing and eye-opening collection of photographs of New York's competitive Fashion Week by a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer captures the essence of the excitement and beauty of the world of high fashion, giving backstage glimpses of supermodels and others. IP.

Men Behind the Medals

A New Selection
Author: Graham Pitchfork
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 0752499912
Category: History
Page: 288
View: 3737
Of the many characteristics that emerge in warfare, none generates more admiration than gallantry. Using medal groups chosen for their unique combinations of gallantry and campaign awards, Graham Pitchfork pays tribute to the bravery of 20 Allied airmen who flew combat operations during World War II. Encompassing a wide cross-section of operational roles, theaters, aircraft types, and aircrew categories, the men behind the medals’ experiences and actions are narrated in relation to the wider war. These crucial operations are seen through a variety of different actions, including a night-fighter crew and a navigator who took part in supply drops to Resistance movements. The air war at sea is seen through the experiences of a Beaufighter pilot and a Royal Navy observer who attacked the Italian Fleet at Taranto. As the World War II generation fade into history, their exploits need to live on forever as an example for future generations. In describing the exploits of the lesser-known heroes of that air war, Graham Pitchfork has ensured that "The Many" will never be forgotten.

Behind the Facade and a Peek at Panagra

Author: Arthur W. DuBois
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781462844197
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 267
View: 4557
For every one of us life is a journey filled with beauty and pitfalls. It was my good fortune to make the journey through avery climactic period in history in a job I loved, blessed with family and friends. Flying revealed the powerful forces of nature and was a great teacher. When the hail rattles off the fuselage, lightning flashes all around, updrafts and downdrafts send you soaring 3 000 feet a minute; focus,keep it an even keel and on course because this to shall pass. So it is in life. Flying as in life, history is important. The same basic procedures for flying through turbulence have not changed over the years. Anticipate, slow down to turbulence speed before penetrating so you enter with a stable attitude and power setting. We learn from predecessors mistakes. The reason for writing this book was to share this rather remarkable journey and give a small personal peek into the turbulent 20th Century.

Behind the Lines

A Critical Survey of Special Operations in World War II
Author: Michael F. Dilley
Publisher: Casemate
ISBN: 1612001831
Category: History
Page: 280
View: 9231
The array of new technologies that came on the scene in the early 20th century resulted in widely varied new forms of military special operations once civilization embarked on its greatest war. Suddenly, fighting men could be delivered by parachute, submarine, glider, jeeps, and fast amphibious craft deep into enemy territory to perform special tasks; yet others would continue to perform missions the same as their ancestors in previous warsÑon foot using stealth, endurance and patience. This work contains discussions of the employment of various special purpose, special mission organizations during World War II. These units operated in Allied and Axis countries and in various theaters of war including Europe, North Africa, the Pacific, Asia, and the continental United States. Representing every major combatant, the operations include various kinds of raids, intelligence gathering missions, support to partisan/guerrilla groups, prisoner rescues, direct-action missions, and at least two where the object was simply to steal something. Some missions would have been officially denied if the operations had been caught in the act. The book is divided into two sections: Behind Enemy Lines and Behind Friendly Lines, to demonstrate that special-purpose organizations can be employed wherever needed, even in areas controlled by military units of their own or allied countries. Many of the units described run the gamut of special mission types, from commando to parachute units, reconnaissance to sabotage units, and partisan training units as well as those with combined missions. Many of the operations described in this book continue to serve as templates for modern Special Operations missions, while still othersÑthe first attempts of their kindÑcontinue to serve as examples of what not to try under the circumstances. Michael F. Dilley served for 20 years in the U.S. ArmyÕs Military Intelligence branch. After retiring from the Army, the author served for about ten years as an employee of the Department of Defense, then as a contractor for various U.S. Government agencies in several fields for 15 years. Author of several books and many articles, a number of these chapters are based on his previous writings for the legendary Behind the Lines magazine.

Reflections Behind the Retina

Author: John Guzman
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1465309454
Category: History
Page: 607
View: 2949
Reflections Behind the Retina is an account of actual events during the civil war in El Salvador. A series of short stories records the political restrictions and rules of engagement placed on the U.S. military, as well as the dangers faced from the Salvadoran left and right political camps. The official denial by the United States government of the combat role and deaths of U.S. military personnel is exposed throughout the text. A brief Salvadoran military history prepares the reader for what follows. Except for national leaders, the names of the characters in the text have been changed.

Behind the Scenes with Wild Animals

Author: Ellen Velvin
Publisher: N.A
Category: Animal training
Page: 222
View: 6819

Fashion's Front Line

Fashion Show Photography from the Runway to Backstage
Author: Nilgin Yusuf
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472596617
Category: Design
Page: 196
View: 7860
Before the live streaming of international fashion shows and the instant publication of runway images online, the collections were strictly 'invitation only'. It was the photographer, runway's unsung hero, who allowed us a glimpse of an exclusive and fascinating spectacle. A visual journey through three decades of photographing runway shows in Paris, Milan, London and New York, Fashion's Front Line showcases dazzling images taken by long-serving catwalk photographer Niall McInerney, whose life's work has been painstakingly preserved and made available through Bloomsbury Publishing's Fashion Photography Archive. Giving readers the complete picture, the book captures many rare and never-before-seen images of iconic moments on the runway as well as famous faces on the front row and the buzzing atmosphere backstage. With commentary from the photographer himself, as well as interviews with top international fashion insiders, Fashion's Front Line is a unique window onto the world of late 20th-century fashion. As good as a front row ticket, this book will be a must-have for fashion lovers. Interviewees include: Designer Antony Price; model agent Sarah Doukas; PR and lifestyle guru Lynne Franks; hair stylist Sam McKnight; director of photography Simon Chaudoir; editors and fashion commentators Caryn Franklin, Debbi Mason, Kathryn Samuel, Elizabeth Walker, Brenda Polan and Iain R. Webb; photographers Andrew Lamb, Niall McInerney, Chris Moore, Anthea Simms and Mitchell Sams; set designer and art director Simon Costin; fashion consultant and former show producer Mikel Rosen; show producer John Walford; and digital entrepreneur Jonathan Chippindale.

Fault Tolerant Flight Control

A Benchmark Challenge
Author: Christopher Edwards,Thomas Lombaerts,Hafid Smaili
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642116892
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 560
View: 5779
Written by leading experts in the field, this book provides the state-of-the-art in terms of fault tolerant control applicable to civil aircraft. The book consists of five parts and includes online material.

The Eagle's Plume (ARCHANGEL, Mission Log #1)

Author: Gerard de Marigny
Publisher: JarRyJorNo Publishing
ISBN: 1482766183
Category: Fiction
Page: 113
View: 1487
Scipio, Delta Force legend, now Vice President of Operations for Cris De Niro's The Watchman Agency decides to take on a mission advising the U.S. military on their security protocols in one of the most dangerous parts of Afghanistan. He arrives at Chapman Airfield and witnesses a terrorist attack, but soon discovers there is more going on than meets the eye. A former Taliban leader recently released from Pakistani captivity has returned and may be plotting a major strike against a high-profile American target soon to arrive at the airfield. The clock is ticking in this debut novella of the new ARCHANGEL series by the creator of the #1 Amazon-Bestselling Counter-terrorism & Geopolitical CRIS DE NIRO Thriller series, Gerard de Marigny. TITLES BY GERARD DE MARIGNY CRIS DE NIRO BOOK 1: THE WATCHMAN OF EPHRAIM BOOK 2: SIGNS OF WAR BOOK 3: RISE TO THE CALL BOOK 4: PROJECT 111 BOOK 5: NOTHING SO GLORIOUS BOOK 6: NEW DETROIT [coming soon] ARCHANGEL MISSION LOG #1: THE EAGLE'S PLUME MISSION LOG #2: RESCUE FROM SANA'A MISSION LOG #3: WHITE WIDOW [coming soon]

Fire on the Runway

A Paul Shenstone Mystery
Author: Mel Bradshaw
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 1459703375
Category: Fiction
Page: 272
View: 9823
From one grenade exploding in 1920s Toronto to the seeds of a new war in Europe ... As Torontonians move to the beat of the Jazz Age, war is the furthest thing from their minds. Then a fatal grenade explosion outside a west end hotel room breaks the rhythm. The room’s registered occupant, a mysterious European woman calling herself Lucy, disappears before she can shed any light on the incident. Police detective Paul Shenstone believes someone is trying to assassinate Lucy. Once he has found her, he will learn the reason: she has uncovered dangerous secrets that threaten world peace. Shenstone must protect Lucy and pursue her attackers. At the same time, his own experience as an infantry officer in Flanders compels him to go beyond his police function. He feels he must help Lucy get her message to the corridors of power, so that a new war may be prevented.

Still River

A Lee Henry Oswald Mystery
Author: Harry Hunsicker
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 1429905670
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
View: 6342
It's not easy being named Oswald, not in the city where Lee Harvey grabbed his fifteen minutes of infamy and choked it to death. It's especially hard when half the town seems determined to kill you for reasons as murky as the river that splits the city in two. For Lee Henry Oswald, a private investigator, Gulf War vet, and terminal loner, it's just one more burden to face as he trudges through the gritty underbelly of the concrete and glass metropolis that is Dallas in the new millennium. A simple assignment turns deadly when Oswald asks the right questions in the wrong places, and finds himself drawn into a shadowy world of smooth-talking drug lords and double-dealing real estate developers. In the end, he learns that blood is not always thicker than water, especially the muddy tributaries of the Trinity River, where he confronts the deadly results of his own decisions as he races to save the life of his partner. Reminiscent of the tightly wrapped works of Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly, Still River is a startling debut mystery.

High Impact

Author: Kim Baldwin
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books Inc
ISBN: 1602826161
Category: Fiction
Page: 308
View: 2889
No risk is too high. No adventure too daunting. Emery Lawson reinvents herself after another near-death experience prompts a thorough reevaluation of her priorities. Empowered to live a life of no regrets, she casts aside all that is familiar to face her fears and chase her dreams. But as she heads for the wilds of Alaska, romance is definitely not on her agenda, because she's convinced she's incapable of falling in love. Pasha Dunn has learned to expect the unexpected in her job with an adventure outfitter in the remote Alaskan interior. Adaptability is essential in such a savage and unforgiving landscape. But she's woefully unprepared when her infallible intuition tells her that client Emery Lawson is the soul mate she's been waiting for all her life. Emery is clearly determined to remain unattached, and her high-risk vagabond lifestyle is too far outside Pasha's comfort zone. All that they think they want and know will be challenged when they are thrust into a nightmare of survival and endurance high above the Arctic Circle.