That's What Fashion Is

Lessons and Stories from My Nonstop, Mostly Glamorous Life in Style
Author: Joe Zee,Alyssa Giacobbe
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1466840935
Category: Design
Page: 288
View: 6990
Joe Zee, the Editor in Chief of Yahoo Style, former creative director of ELLE magazine, and co-host of the new ABC talk show FAB Life, takes readers behind the scenes of the crazy and wonderful world of fashion in That's What Fashion Is, packed with never-before-seen color photographs from Joe's personal collection. From his early years styling shoots for Vanity Fair's "Hollywood" issue with famed photographer Annie Leibovitz to his role playing himself on MTV's reality show The City to making celebrities look fabulous in the pages of ELLE and reporting live from the red carpet. Joe lets readers in on how the fashion industry really works, from the fashion disasters to the blockbuster successes. How do you shoot an entire magazine spread in Paris in 24 hours? What's a stylist to do when he receives a panicked call from a dress-less Cameron Diaz on Oscar day? And how do they make those celebrities look so great in the magazines? These first-person stories are combined with accessible and practical tips for women everywhere, including what to wear on your first day of work, how to take a great selfie, and how to look amazing at any age. For the first time, this ultimate fashion insider lets readers in on tales, tricks, and tips previously known only to the fashion elite in this funny and frank book.

The Song of Everlasting Sorrow

A Novel of Shanghai
Author: Anyi Wang
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231513097
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 456
View: 1267
Set in post-World War II Shanghai, The Song of Everlasting Sorrow follows the adventures of Wang Qiyao, a girl born of the longtong, the crowded, labyrinthine alleys of Shanghai's working-class neighborhoods. Infatuated with the glitz and glamour of 1940s Hollywood, Wang Qiyao seeks fame in the Miss Shanghai beauty pageant, and this fleeting moment of stardom becomes the pinnacle of her life. During the next four decades, Wang Qiyao indulges in the decadent pleasures of pre-liberation Shanghai, secretly playing mahjong during the antirightist Movement and exchanging lovers on the eve of the Cultural Revolution. Surviving the vicissitudes of modern Chinese history, Wang Qiyao emerges in the 1980s as a purveyor of "old Shanghai" a living incarnation of a new, commodified nostalgia that prizes splendor and sophistication only to become embroiled in a tragedy that echoes the pulpy Hollywood noirs of her youth. From the violent persecution of communism to the liberalism and openness of the age of reform, this sorrowful tale of old China versus new, of perseverance in the face of adversity, is a timeless rendering of our never-ending quest for transformation and beauty.

That's So You!

Create a Look You Love with Beauty, Style and Grace
Author: Ginger Burr
Publisher: BalboaPress
ISBN: 145256874X
Category: Self-Help
Page: 298
View: 8092
With the help of stories from real women, expert stylist Ginger Burr is your guide on a style transformation journey. Whether you are stuck in a fashion rut or feeling lost because your body has changed but your desire to look good hasn’t, That’s So You can help you: • tap into your inner beauty • stop sett ling for a wardrobe that is “good enough” • let comfort and beauty coexist in your wardrobe • create your signature style • dress stylishly and compassionately • avoid fashion no-nos • age gracefully, and • shop successfully “When it comes to addressing the inner and outer obstacles that prevent women from feeling terrific about how they look, there’s no one more qualified than Ginger Burr. She is a fashion master!” —Cheryl Richardson, author of New York Times bestsellers Take Time for Your Life and Life Makeovers “Ginger truly is interested in empowering women and helping every woman develop her own unique style. And, she does it with gentle humor, verve and pizzazz!” —Jean Kilbourne, author, filmmaker, social theorist

Naked Fashion

The New Sustainable Fashion Revolution
Author: Safia Minney
Publisher: New Internationalist
ISBN: 1780260415
Category: Design
Page: 176
View: 9727
Released to coincide with London Fashion Week, Safia Minney - the founder of People Tree, the pioneers in fair trade fashion - presents a guide to a more ethical, diverse and creative approach to the fabulous world of style and fashion, which has a history of exploitation on many levels. Presented as a highly visual title, this perfectly timed release includes stunning photography, interviews with key players who are revolutionalising fashion and examples of how people are doing things differently to create a more ethical fashion world.

A Cultural History of Fashion in the 20th and 21st Centuries

From Catwalk to Sidewalk
Author: Bonnie English
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0857851373
Category: Design
Page: 256
View: 8452
This new edition of a bestselling textbook is designed for students, scholars, and anyone interested in 20th century fashion history. Accessibly written and well illustrated, the book outlines the social and cultural history of fashion thematically, and contains a wide range of global case studies on key designers, styles, movements and events. The new edition has been revised and expanded: there are new sections on eco-fashion, fashion and the museum, major changes in the fashion market in the 21st century (including the impact of new media and retailing networks), new technologies, fashion weeks, the rise of asian fashion centers and more. There are twice as many illustrations. In its second edition, A Cultural History of Fashion in the 20th and 21st Centuries is the ideal introductory text for all students of fashion.

The Thoughtful Dresser

The Art of Adornment, the Pleasures of Shopping, and Why Clothes Matter
Author: Linda Grant
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439158827
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 210
View: 2121
Through a series of true stories, the author of The Clothes on Their Backs explores the meaning of clothing in people's lives, offering an exposé on the significance of clothes as intimate and personal, but also public expressions of our identity.

"That's What They Used to Say"

Reflections on American Indian Oral Traditions
Author: Donald L. Fixico
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 0806159278
Category: History
Page: 272
View: 5446
As a child growing up in rural Oklahoma, Donald Fixico often heard “hvmakimata”—“that’s what they used to say”—a phrase Mvskoke Creeks and Seminoles use to end stories. In his latest work, Fixico, who is Shawnee, Sac and Fox, Mvskoke Creek, and Seminole, invites readers into his own oral tradition to learn how storytelling, legends and prophecies, and oral histories and creation myths knit together to explain the Indian world. Interweaving the storytelling and traditions of his ancestors, Fixico conveys the richness and importance of oral culture in Native communities and demonstrates the power of the spoken word to bring past and present together, creating a shared reality both immediate and historical for Native peoples. Fixico’s stories conjure war heroes and ghosts, inspire fear and laughter, explain the past, and foresee the future—and through them he skillfully connects personal, familial, tribal, and Native history. Oral tradition, Fixico affirms, at once reflects and creates the unique internal reality of each Native community. Stories possess spiritual energy, and by summoning this energy, storytellers bring their communities together. Sharing these stories, and the larger story of where they come from and how they work, “That’s What They Used to Say” offers readers rare insight into the oral traditions at the very heart of Native cultures, in all of their rich and infinitely complex permutations.

Fashion Journalism

Author: Julie Bradford
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136475362
Category: Social Science
Page: 266
View: 7191
Fashion Journalism presents a comprehensive overview of how fashion journalism operates and how to report on fashion. Encompassing skills for print and online media, the book includes many case studies and interviews with fashion journalists working for newspapers, magazines, broadcasting and websites, as well as with stylists, PR executives, photographers and bloggers. The first hand explanations of these roles and practical tips and advice are accompanied by analysis of examples from their work. The business of fashion and fashion PR is explained for the trainee journalist, offering practical guidance on how to report effectively on fashion – from sources and research to writing and layout., with chapter including suggested exercises and further reading. Covering a broad range of subject areas, from law and ethics and using social media to fashion theory and reporting the catwalk, this text offers everything a student or trainee needs to know to excel in fashion journalism.

That's What I'm Talking about

Author: Richard B. Cook
ISBN: 0979125707
Category: History
Page: 224
View: 7589
Collection of Previously Published Articles and Reviews. The selections are tied together by the theme: the nature of belief, its expression and appliction in different contexts, both historical and literary. There is an emphasis upon the missionary career of St Paul both as an organizer of newly converted Gentile believers and as a former persecutor of believers, who denounced him to his converts.

Dramatic Works with Explanatory Notes. A New Ed., to which is Now Added a Copious Index to the Remarkable Passages and Words by Samuel Ayscough. - London, Stockdale 1790

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
View: 1435

Now That's What I Call Chaos Magick

Author: Julian Vayne,Greg Humphries
Publisher: Mandrake
ISBN: 9781869928742
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 192
View: 725
This book gives the beginner and experienced practitioner alike a modern, 21st century view into the powerful and often misunderstood magical current called 'Chaos Magick'. Written in a clear and easily accessible style it examines the theory behind many techniques used in magical, artistic, religious and scientific systems of thought; then links and applies them towards desired goals. Separated into two volumes the book can be used by the reader as a workbook with rituals, techniques and exercises to be followed, as a window into contemporary magical thought at the turn of the century or simply as a rollercoaster of a good read! However you choose to use it, this book will leave you feeling positive, inspired and ready to apply any of the methods presented to your own life.

You Can Get a Job in Fashion

Author: Adam Reiter
ISBN: 0615261191
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 80
View: 2444
A five step formula for identifying and landing your dream job in fashion.

Here's Your Wisdom for 2011

Author: John T. Schmitz
ISBN: 1105746240
Page: N.A
View: 5288

It’s Not Personal, It’s P..You know what it is.

Real Men Feel
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1466986549
Category: Self-Help
Page: 64
View: 9045
Do you think men have trouble expressing their true feelings? Would you say men shut down or shut off their emotions? It’s Not Personal, It’s Penis! Real Men Feel has captured the voices of different men craving the same thing: to be heard. From a man’s lips to someone’s ears, let that someone be you as you listen and learn how some real men feel about relationships with women, partners, wives, significant others, and girlfriends. You may be surprised by what you read and learn. However, it’s about time you hear what needs to be said and allow men to be real men who have feelings and thoughts to express. Can you handle it?

Faith, Form, and Fashion

Classical Reformed Theology and Its Postmodern Critics
Author: Paul Helm
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630874051
Category: Religion
Page: 288
View: 9319
This is a detailed examination of the theological innovations of Kevin Vanhoozer and John Franke. Each proposes that doctrinal and systematic theology should be recast in the light of postmodernity. No longer can Christian theology be foundational, or have a stable metaphysical and epistemological framework. Vanhoozer advocates a theo-dramatic reconstruction of Christian doctrine, replacing the timeless propositions of the "purely cerebral theology" of the Reformed tradition in favor of a theology that does justice to the polyphony of multiple biblical genres. Franke holds that theology is part of a three-way conversation between Scripture, tradition, and culture, with an uncertain outcome. This study shows that each of these proposals is based on misunderstanding and exaggeration, and that the case against foundationalism is unclear and unpersuasive. It is argued that Vanhoozer's appeal to revelation as divine speech-acts is not as radical as he thinks, and his epistemology is weak. In the hands of postmodernity, Christian theology abandons its exactness and the standards of care that are a notable feature of doctrinal constrictions. The book will be of importance to those with interest in Reformed theology or Christian theology more generally. It provides a clear assessment of the impact of the postmodern mindset on theology.

In Bristol Fashion

Author: Lillian M. Henry
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1449057713
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 628
View: 3537
In Bristol Fashion is the first of a two-volume fictionalized biography of the Lewis, the Hoopers and their extended families. Set in Glamorgan,Wales and Bristol, England, the sharp scent of the Celtic Sea seeps into the saga of smugglers, sailors and high sea adventures during the tumultuous years of Victorias reign. Faced with situations very similar to those of our current times: ill-conceived foreign wars, economic depressions, radical changes in life styles, the man in the street and how he copes, is a theme that runs throughout the book.

Is That the Reason I Try to Take Care of People Too Much and Cannot Say No?

Learn What Codependency Is and How to Treat It to Develop Healthy Relationships
Author: Jef Gazley
Publisher: Internet Therapist, LLC
ISBN: 1933154403
Category: Codependency
Page: 17
View: 8872

Fashions of Atheism - 1968

Author: Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy
Publisher: Argo Books
ISBN: 0912148527
Category: Philosophy
Page: 20
View: 3612

Ranting Again

Author: Dennis Miller
Publisher: Main Street Books
ISBN: 0307799379
Category: Humor
Page: 224
View: 2159
Dennis Miller is back, and he is Ranting Again in this hilarious compendium of wit, wisdom, and righteous outrage. This is good news for all of us who fume at the country's lack of common sense, and seethe at the absurdity of the daily headlines. Setting his sights higher and wider than ever before, Dennis Miller is at the top of his game, unleashing his unique brand of scathing wit on anything and everything. Taking on such targets as illegal immigration, the sobriety movement, the American school system, and men who wear tight T-shirts even though they have big breasts, Miller proves that nobody is safe from his hilarious yet hard-hitting scrutiny. Showcasing Dennis Miller's trademark blend of wide-ranging allusions, thought-provoking insights, and outrageous opinions, Ranting Again is a brilliant collection that is his sharpest and funniest yet.

Living It Up

Our Love Affair with Luxury
Author: James B. Twitchell
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231500564
Category: Social Science
Page: 448
View: 2649
Economic downturns and terrorist attacks notwithstanding, America's love affair with luxury continues unabated. Over the last several years, luxury spending in the United States has been growing four times faster than overall spending. It has been characterized by political leaders as vital to the health of the American economy as a whole, even as an act of patriotism. Accordingly, indices of consumer confidence and purchasing seem unaffected by recession. This necessary consumption of unnecessary items and services is going on at all but the lowest layers of society: J.C. Penney now offers day spa treatments; Kmart sells cashmere bedspreads. So many products are claiming luxury status today that the credibility of the category itself is strained: for example, the name "pashmina" had to be invented to top mere cashmere. We see luxury everywhere: in storefronts, advertisements, even in the workings of our imaginations. But what is it? How is it manufactured on the factory floor and in the minds of consumers? Who cares about it and who buys it? And how concerned should we be that luxuries are commanding a larger and larger percentage of both our disposable income and our aspirations? Trolling the upscale malls of America, making his way toward the Mecca of Las Vegas, James B. Twitchell comes to some remarkable conclusions. The democratization of luxury, he contends, has been the single most important marketing phenomenon of our times. In the pages of Living It Up, Twitchell commits the academic heresy of paying respect to popular luxury consumption as a force that has united the country and the globe in a way that no war, movement, or ideology ever has. What's more, he claims, the shopping experience for Americans today has its roots in the spiritual, the religious, and the transcendent. Deft and subtle writing, audacious ideas, and a fine sense of humor inform this entertaining and insightful book.