House Style

Five Centuries of Fashion at Chatsworth, Home to the Devonshires
Author: Hamish Bowles
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
ISBN: 0847858960
Category: Design
Page: 208
View: 7431
Appealing to lovers of history, fashion, and interiors, from Amanda Foreman readers to Downtown Abbey watchers, this is the first illustrated volume to exclusively investigate the rich fashion history of the renowned Chatsworth House. Over its long and rich history the house has been the site of many important events, parties, and galas. House Style provides an intimate glimpse into these events and the stylish people involved, along with a presentation of the estate's unrivalled collection of exquisite dresses, accessories, and aristocratic attire. This stunning volume offers an unprecedented glimpse across 250 years of the glamorous fashions of Chatsworth House--from the stylish and scandalous Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire to contemporary style icon Stella Tenant.

The Devonshires

The Story of a Family and a Nation
Author: Roy Hattersley
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448182271
Category: History
Page: 496
View: 6219
William Cavendish, the father of the first Earl, dissolved monasteries for Henry VIII. Bess, his second wife, was gaoler-companion to Mary Queen of Scots during her long imprisonment in England. Arbella Stuart, their granddaughter, was a heartbeat away from the throne of England and their grandson, the Lord General of the North, fought to save the crown for Charles I. With the help of previously unpublished material from the Chatsworth archives, The Devonshires reveals how the dynasty made and lost fortunes, fought and fornicated, built great houses, patronised the arts and pioneered the railways, made great scientific discoveries, and, in the end, came to terms with changing times.

Chatsworth: The House

Author: Dowager Duchess of Devonshire
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
ISBN: 0711216754
Category: Travel
Page: 240
View: 6266
Chatsworth is one of England's ten most visited great houses. In this tour of the house, Deborah the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire takes the reader into the private as well as the public rooms, and goes behind the scenes to explain the management of the household and the work of the staff needed to keep it going.

Treasures of Chatsworth

a private view
Author: Deborah Vivien Freeman-Mitford Cavendish Devonshire (Duchess of)
Publisher: Constable & Company Limited
Category: Art
Page: 239
View: 7722

The Mitfords: Letters between Six Sisters

Author: Charlotte Mosley
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007369174
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 830
View: 5618
Carefree, revelatory and intimate, this selection of unpublished letters between the six legendary Mitford sisters, compiled by Diana Mitford’s daughter-in-law, is alive with wit, passion and heartbreak.

Counting My Chickens

And Other Home Thoughts
Author: Deborah Devonshire
Publisher: Gardners Books
ISBN: 9781902421056
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 175
View: 7918
The Duchess of Devonshire is the sister of Nancy, Pamela, Tom, Diana, Unity and Jessica Mitford. Her books include The House: A Portrait of Chatsworth, The Estate: A View from Chatsworth, Treasures of Chatsworth, Farm Animals (for children) The Garden at Chatsworth. She is Past President of the Royal Agricultural Association of England and of The Royal Smithfield Club.In 1999 the Duchess was appointed a D.C.V.O. by Her Majesty the Queen. Sir Tom Stoppard O.M. is one of the worldâ__s greatest contemporary playwrights.

The Garden at Chatsworth

Author: Deborah Vivien Freeman-Mitford Cavendish Duchess of Devonshire
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Limited
Category: Gardens
Page: 192
View: 9052
More than just a gardening book, The Garden at Chatsworth is an in-depth horticultural and historical stroll through a magnificent 400-year-old garden. The Duchess of Devonshire's anecdotal text, accompanied by stunning photos bring Chatsworth's magnificent architectural features, Paxton greenhouses, and recent additions to life. Chatsworth encapsulates the history of English gardening, from the 16th century to the present day, and is visited by 400,000 people each year.

All in One Basket

Author: Deborah Vivien Freeman-Mitford Cavendish Duchess of Devonshire
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0374103461
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 368
View: 6748
Collects anecdotes about friends from Evelyn Waugh to John F. Kennedy; tales of struggle and success at Chatsworth, England's greatest stately home; and tales of her beloved chickens, which the Duchess began raising as a child.

The Chatsworth Cookery Book

Author: Dowager Duchess of Devonshire
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
ISBN: 9780711222571
Category: Cooking
Page: 208
View: 9844
Eat like a Duchess and get to know more about one of England's great houses and the family who live there. Although she is the first to admit that she herself hasn't cooked for half a century, Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire is deeply interested in good food. Chatsworth is renowned for its superb farm shop, its brilliant catering and by those lucky enough to have sampled it – the delectable product of this private kitchen.In this book, the Duchess has collected the recipes for dishes that she loves. They range from simple soups and suppers to sumptuous dinner, and include brunches and breads and some of the cakes, jams and marmalades that sell so successfully under the Duchess of Devonshire's own label. Each section – and many of the recipes – comes with a personal introduction from the Duchess in which she mixes history, observation and wit in the style that has gained her such a devoted following.

Modern Aristocrats

Ancestral Houses and Their Stories
Author: James Reginato
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780847848980
Category: Architecture
Page: 256
View: 508
This stunning book presents the intriguing stories and celebrated histories of some of the leading families of Great Britain and Ireland and the opulent residences that have defined their heritages. The history of England is inextricably linked with the stories of its leading aristocratic dynasties and the great seats they have occupied for centuries. As the current owners speak of the critical roles their ancestors have played in the nation, they bring history alive. All of these houses have survived great wars, economic upheavals, and, at times, scandal. Filled with stunning photography, this book is a remarkably intimate and lively look inside some of Britain’s stateliest houses, with the modern-day aristocrats who live in them and keep them going in high style.This book presents a tour of some of England’s finest residences, with many of the interiors shown here for the first time. It includes Blenheim Palace—seven acres under one roof, eclipsing the splendor of any of the British royal family’s residences—property of the Dukes of Marlborough; the exquisite Old Vicarage in Derbyshire, last residence of the late Dowager Duchess of Devonshire (née Deborah Mitford); Haddon Hall, a vast crenellated 900-year-old manor house belonging to the Dukes of Rutland that has been called the most romantic house in England; and the island paradises on Mustique and St. Lucia of the 3rd Baron Glenconner. This book is perfect for history buffs and lovers of traditional interior design and English country life."

Expedition: Fashion from the Extreme

Author: Patricia Mears
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780500519974
Category: Design
Page: 208
View: 9822
The first major study to explore the relationship between clothing made for survival in the most inhospitable environments on earth and beyond, and the high fashion it has inspired

Chanel Backstage

Author: Benoît Peverelli
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783958293434
Page: 800
View: 7489
The romance and whirling energy backstage at the house of Chanel If you're ever lucky enough to make it backstage at one of Chanel's fashion shows, at Paris' Grand Palais or another exotic location, you might catch sight of a certain photographer passionately clicking away as he weaves his way past models, celebrities and Karl Lagerfeld himself. That photographer is Benoît Peverelli, who has been photographing backstage at Chanel since 2010, and this book gathers the best of his work for the house. Presenting a tight edit from more than 3,000 original photos, Chanel Backstage comprises four volumes, one for each of Chanel's collections: Haute Couture, Ready-to-Wear, Cruise and Métiers d'Art, which celebrates the savoir-faire of the numerous ateliers producing embroidery, beading, buttons and more--all by hand. Peverelli depicts the beauty and secrets of the backstage world, but also revealed here are the fittings leading up to the show--exclusive meetings between Lagerfeld and the Chanel Studio at 31 Rue Cambon, where each model's garment, accessories, makeup and hair are individually adjusted and perfected late through the night for the next morning's show. Born in 1970 in Switzerland, Benoît Peverelli began his career as a photojournalist for Swiss daily newspapers. In 1991 he cofounded the music magazine Vibrations and in 1993 he relocated to New York where he worked for publications including the New York Times, Life magazine and John F. Kennedy Jr.'s political magazine George. Peverelli has furthermore photographed musicians throughout the Americas and Africa, and shot record covers for labels including Blue Note and Verve. In 2002 he returned to Europe, settling in Paris where he took up fashion photography while continuing to make portraits and reportage. In 2014 Peverelli co-edited the Steidl book Balthus: The Last Studies.

Wait for Me

Author: Fatıj Derim
Publisher: dgfhj
Page: N.A
View: 3939
"I love you. Wait for me..." It was the last thing Ian MacInnes had said to her before he went and got himself killed. Now, days before Rhuid Penleigh is about to marry a man she doesn't love, her mind refuses to ignore the one thing her heart can never forget ...

Amber Jane Butchart's Fashion Miscellany

An elegant collection of stories, quotations, tips & trivia from the world of style
Author: Amber Jane Butchart
Publisher: Ilex Press
ISBN: 1781571619
Category: Design
Page: 96
View: 7730
Styles come and and go, but fashion has an enduring appeal, a rich history, and an everyday practical relevance for millions. Launched to coincide with London Fashion Week 2014, this book offers a host of new perspectives on a classic subject. Professional fashion expert Amber Jane Butchart casts a quizzical eye over fashion?s oddities, revealing the histories of such garments as the Adelaide boot, the origins of many technical terms and a host of entertaining quotes and aphorisms from the field?s most colourful names. Specially-commissioned line illustrations from Penelope Beech complete the book, making it a feast for the eyes as well as treat for the stylish soul.

Art Nouveau Fashion

Author: Clare Rose
Publisher: Victoria & Albert Museum
ISBN: 9781851778027
Category: Design
Page: 144
View: 1101
The stunning designs of Worth, Paquin, Poiret, Fortuny, and more are showcased in this look at the glamorous world of Art Nouveau fashion. Providing an introduction to the style, which overlaps with late Arts and Crafts in the 1890s and early Modernism in the 1910s, the book focuses on these important designers before discussing Art Nouveau jewelry and accessories, advertising, the influence of exotic Eastern cultures, and artists, among them Beardsley, Klimt, and Mackintosh. New color photographs of garments from the V&A’s collection are accompanied by period images of such style icons as Lily Langtry, Loïe Fuller, and Consuelo Vanderbilt, many previously unpublished. Striking and seductive, Art Nouveau styles were revived by the counterculture in the late 1960s and continue to resonate today.


A Downstairs View of Twentieth-century Britain
Author: Lucy Lethbridge
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408834073
Category: History
Page: 320
View: 4737
Servants: A Downstairs View of Twentieth-century Britain is the social history of the last century through the eyes of those who served. From the butler, the footman, the maid and the cook of 1900 to the au pairs, cleaners and childminders who took their place seventy years later, a previously unheard class offers a fresh perspective on a dramatic century. Here, the voices of servants and domestic staff, largely ignored by history, are at last brought to life: their daily household routines, attitudes towards their employers, and to each other, throw into sharp and intimate relief the period of feverish social change through which they lived. Sweeping in its scope, extensively researched and brilliantly observed, Servants is an original and fascinating portrait of twentieth-century Britain; an authoritative history that will change and challenge the way we look at society.

Fashion and Versailles

Author: Laurence Benaim,Catherine Pégard
Publisher: Flammarion-Pere Castor
ISBN: 9782080203359
Category: Fashion
Page: 240
View: 3372
The Ch�teau de Versailles--the indisputable birthplace of fashion--continues to inspire glamour and style today. The royal residence of Versailles--this unparalleled seat of power and seduction--is an important influence on contemporary fashion, inspiring passions and vocations. Since the establishment of the world's first dress codes under the rule of Louis XIV to incite the whims of the queens and royal mistresses, fashion at Versailles has been a constant and inexhaustible source of inspiration for designers, photographers, decorators, and directors and has launched countless fashion revolutions. Courtesan Madame de Montespan launched the "innocente" robe to camouflage pregnancy, Sofia Coppola memorialized Marie-Antoinette in extravagant wigs and pastel hues, and Annie Leibovitz captured Kirsten Dunst in a delicate taffeta-and-chiffon Alexander McQueen gown against the dramatic backdrop of a peristyle at Versailles. Haute couture in the 1950s launched the cinched-waist "neo-trianon" trend. Karl Lagerfeld used the ch�teau's gardens as the runway for his 2013 cruise collection featuring Versailles-influenced crinoline dresses and brocade jackets. This stunning volume showcases the best of fashion inspired by Versailles, set against the exquisite background of the most spectacular palace in the world.

Fashioning the Victorians

A Critical Sourcebook
Author: N.A
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1350023388
Category: Design
Page: 264
View: 6095
Offering a unique anthology of primary texts, this sourcebook opens a window on the writing that shaped and mirrored Victorian fashion, taking us from corsets to crinolines, dandies to decadent 'New Women'. A user-friendly collection that provides a solid grounding in the fashion history of the nineteenth century, it brings together for the first time sources that trace the evolution of dress and the social, cultural and political discourses that influenced it. Featuring seminal writings by authors and commentators such as Oscar Wilde, Thorstein Veblen and Sarah Stickney Ellis, plus satirical cartoons, illustrations and fashion plates from key sources such as Punch magazine, it combines primary texts and illustrations with accessible explanatory notes to offer a wide-ranging overview of the period for both students and researchers. Each section opens with an introduction that examines the major trends in Victorian clothing – and the material, economic, scientific and cultural forces driving those trends – situating the texts in the pressing social anxieties and pleasures of the time. Exploring both menswear and womenswear, and key topics such as corsetry, dress reform and mourning, Mitchell extends her analysis into interdisciplinary fields including gender studies and literature, and guides the reader with a timeline, glossary and further readings.

Medieval Life and Leisure in the Devonshire Hunting Tapestries

Author: Linda Woolley
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781851773763
Category: Civilization, Medieval, in art
Page: 117
View: 4996
Offering a unique insight in rich detail into the world of the late Middle Ages, this book celebrates the four magnificent Devonshire Tapestries at the V&A: among the greatest 15-century tapestries to survive the ravages of time. They provide a vivid picture of medieval life through images of the hunt in all its forms and of medieval dress and fashion. Includes pull-out plates showing the complete tapestries in all their glory.