The House of Gucci

A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed
Author: Sara G. Forden
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062222678
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
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Did Patrizia Reggiani murder her ex-husband, Maurizio Gucci, in 1995 because his spending was wildly out of control? Did she do it because her glamorous ex was preparing to marry his mistress, Paola Franchi? Or is there a possibility she didn't do it at all? In this gripping account of the ascent, eventual collapse, and resurrection of the Gucci dynasty, Sara Gay Forden takes us behind the scenes of the trial and exposes the passions, the power, and the vulnerabilities of the greatest fashion family of our times.

The Autobiography of Gucci Mane


Author: Gucci Mane,Neil Martinez-Belkin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501165321
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
View: 941
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Rapper Gucci Mane takes us to his roots in Alabama, the streets of East Atlanta, the trap house, and the studio where he found his voice as a peerless rapper. He reflects on his inimitable career and in the process confronts his dark past -- the murder charge, years behind bars, addiction, career highs and lows -- the making of the Trap God. It is one of the greatest comeback stories in the history of music. -- Adapted from book jacket.

In the Name of Gucci

A Memoir
Author: Patricia Gucci
Publisher: Crown Archetype
ISBN: 080413894X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
View: 7031
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The gripping family drama—and never-before-told love story—surrounding the rise and fall of the late Aldo Gucci, the man responsible for making the legendary fashion label the powerhouse it is today, as told by his daughter. Patricia Gucci was born a secret: the lovechild whose birth could have spelled ruination for her father, Aldo Gucci. It was the early 1960s, the halcyon days for Gucci—the must-have brand of Hollywood and royalty—but also a time when having a child out of wedlock was illegal in Italy. Aldo couldn't afford a public scandal, nor could he resist his feelings for Patricia’s mother, Bruna, the paramour he met when she worked in the first Gucci store in Rome. To avoid controversy, he sent Bruna to London after she became pregnant, and then discretely whisked her back to Rome with her newborn hidden from the Italian authorities, the media, and the Gucci family. In the Name of Gucci charts the untold love story of Patricia’s parents, relying on the author’s own memories, a collection of love letters and interviews with her mother, as well as an archive of previously unseen photos. She interweaves her parents' tempestuous narrative with that of her own relationship with her father—from an isolated little girl who lived in the shadows for the best part of a decade through her rise as Gucci's spokesperson and Aldo's youngest protégé, to the moment when Aldo’s three sons were shunned after betraying him in a notorious coup and Patricia—once considered a guilty secret—was made his sole universal heir. It is an epic tale of love and loss, treason and loyalty, sweeping across Italy, England and America during the most tumultuous period of Gucci's sixty years as a family business. From the Hardcover edition.

The Protection of Non-Traditional Trademarks

Critical Perspectives
Author: Irene Calboli,Martin Senftleben
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198826575
Category: Law
Page: 432
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This volume offers a detailed analysis of the issues related to the protection of non-traditional marks. In recent years, the domain of trademark law and the scope of trademark protection has grown exponentially. Today, a wide variety of non-traditional marks, including colour, sound, smell, and shape marks, can be registered in many jurisdictions. However, this expansion of trademark protection has led to heated discussions and controversies about the impact of the protection of non-traditional marks on freedom of competition and, more generally, on socially valuable use of these or similar signs in unrelated non-commercial contexts. These tensions have also led to increasing litigation in this area across several jurisdictions. This book provides an overview of the debate and state of the law surrounding non-traditional marks at the international, regional, and national level. In particular, this book addresses relevant international treaties administered by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects to Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) as well as several regional and national legislations and leading judicial decisions in order to examine current law and practice culminating in critical reflections and suggestions on the topic. This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations.

Need, Respect, Trust

The Memoir of a Vision
Author: Nemir Kirdar
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0297868594
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 256
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Need Respect Trust is the remarkable story of the internationally renowned investment bank founded by Nemir Kirdar. Intent on pursuing a career in public life in the land of his birth, the young Kirdar finds his aspirations brutally cut short by a coup d'état and the massacre of Iraq's royal family. Seeing no future in Iraq, Kirdar flees to the United States to continue his studies. Persuaded to return and set up his own business, he is later incarcerated in a Ba'ath Party jail. Freed, he arrives for the second time on US shores with $800 in his pocket and begins training at the lowest level in New York's banking industry. Through talent and application, he climbs the corporate ladder and ends up running Chase Manhattan's business in the Arabian Gulf. There, a convergence of business and economic trends changes his life and leads him to create a new kind of banking institution. Built on integrity and principle, Investcorp becomes a bridge between the burgeoning oil wealth of the Gulf and alternative investment opportunities in the West, on both sides of the Atlantic. This is an inspirational book about overcoming obstacles and what can be achieved through courage, vision, passion and leadership. Need, Respect, Trust is a stirring personal manifesto of what it takes to succeed in business - and in life.

Gucci by Gucci

85 Years of Gucci
Author: Sarah Mower
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780500513279
Category: Fashion design
Page: 458
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Gucci by Gucci opens the fabled house's archives for the first time, bringing together - in the form of bags, clothes, accessories and a dazzling cache of documentary photographs - the history of the Florentine family-owned saddler that has imprinted its name on the fashion consciousness. Both a history of the company and a glorious visual exploration of its far-reaching influence, the book is a treat for the collector and the fan.

Fodor's Rome

with the Best City Walks and Scenic Day Trips
Author: Fodor's
Publisher: Fodor's Travel
ISBN: 0876371799
Category: Travel
Page: 448
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Rome is more than ever bursting at the seams with newly unleashed vitality. Just in time for 2012’s 2 million American visitors is all-color, photo-packed Fodor’s Rome, revealing the festa romana that is the pulse of the Eternal City. If proof were needed that Romans are switching into the fast lane, just check out Fodor’s “new Rome” wrap-up. Expanded Coverage: Look for expanded write-ups of the hot and hip neighborhoods of Pigneto and San Lorenzo, the latest architectural landmarks (the Casa della Ballo and Casa del Cinema), and more avant-garde sites. Discerning Recommendations: Fodor’s Rome offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor’s Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. “Word of Mouth” quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights.

Gods and Kings

The Rise and Fall of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano
Author: Dana Thomas
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101617950
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 432
View: 1480
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More than two decades ago, John Galliano and Alexander McQueen arrived on the fashions scene when the business was in an artistic and economic rut. Both wanted to revolutionize fashion in a way no one had in decades. They shook the establishment out of its bourgeois, minimalist stupor with daring, sexy designs. They turned out landmark collections in mesmerizing, theatrical shows that retailers and critics still gush about and designers continue to reference. Their approach to fashion was wildly different—Galliano began as an illustrator, McQueen as a Savile Row tailor. Galliano led the way with his sensual bias-cut gowns and his voluptuous hourglass tailoring, which he presented in romantic storybook-like settings. McQueen, though nearly ten years younger than Galliano, was a brilliant technician and a visionary artist who brought a new reality to fashion, as well as an otherworldly beauty. For his first official collection at the tender age of twenty-three, McQueen did what few in fashion ever achieve: he invented a new silhouette, the Bumster. They had similar backgrounds: sensitive, shy gay men raised in tough London neighborhoods, their love of fashion nurtured by their doting mothers. Both struggled to get their businesses off the ground, despite early critical success. But by 1997, each had landed a job as creative director for couture houses owned by French tycoon Bernard Arnault, chairman of LVMH. Galliano’s and McQueen’s work for Dior and Givenchy and beyond not only influenced fashion; their distinct styles were also reflected across the media landscape. With their help, luxury fashion evolved from a clutch of small, family-owned businesses into a $280 billion-a-year global corporate industry. Executives pushed the designers to meet increasingly rapid deadlines. For both Galliano and McQueen, the pace was unsustainable. In 2010, McQueen took his own life three weeks before his womens' wear show. The same week that Galliano was fired, Forbes named Arnault the fourth richest man in the world. Two months later, Kate Middleton wore a McQueen wedding gown, instantly making the house the world’s most famous fashion brand, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art opened a wildly successful McQueen retrospective, cosponsored by the corporate owners of the McQueen brand. The corporations had won and the artists had lost. In her groundbreaking work Gods and Kings, acclaimed journalist Dana Thomas tells the true story of McQueen and Galliano. In so doing, she reveals the revolution in high fashion in the last two decades—and the price it demanded of the very ones who saved it.

Luxury Fashion Branding

Trends, Tactics, Techniques
Author: U. Okonkwo
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230590888
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 352
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This groundbreaking fashion branding and management text brings an analytical business dimension to the marketing and corporate techniques of the luxury fashion goods industry. It will make engaging reading for anyone who wishes to learn about the captivating business of turning functional products into objects of desire.

Fodor's Essential Italy

Rome, Florence, Venice & the Top Spots in Between
Author: Fodor's
Publisher: Fodor's Travel
ISBN: 089141925X
Category: Travel
Page: 512
View: 2360
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Unforgettable artwork, heavenly villages, island paradises, dream cities...there are so many reasons to visit Italy that deciding where to go and what to do can be a bit overwhelming. Fodor's Essential Italy takes the guesswork out of choosing the perfect Italian experiences by compiling the top choices chosen by Fodor’s army of Italy-based writers. Expanded Coverage: A major benefit of the long-running print best-seller, Fodor’s Italy, was a bequest to Fodor’s Essential Italy from its cornucopia of restaurant, hotel, nightlife, shops, and attractions reviews, all curated and newly honed to spice up this Essential ebook edition. Discerning Recommendations: Fodor’s Essential Italy offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor’s Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. “Word of Mouth” quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights. TripAdvisor Reviews: Our experts’ hotel selections are reinforced by the latest customer feedback from TripAdvisor. Travelers can book their Italy stay with confidence, as only the best properties make the cut.

The Third Option


Author: Vince Flynn
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1847395767
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
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Mitch Rapp, the CIA's top counterterrorism operative, is sent on his final mission, to eliminate a European industrialist who has been selling sensitive equipment to one of terrorism's most notorious sponsors. But he doesn't know that the ultimate target of this mission is himself. Set up by forces within the US who do not want the next Director-elect of the CIA to take over, and therefore need a disaster for the present regime, Mitch refuses to die ... the conspirators have made an awful miscalculation. They have enraged one of the most lethal and efficient killers the CIA has ever produced. Now they will pay. The new Vince Flynn novel, The Survivor, will be published in autumn 2015!

T-shirt Makeovers

20 Transformations for Fabulous Fashions
Author: Sistahs of Harlem,Carmia Marshall,Carmen Webber
Publisher: Glitterati Incorporated
ISBN: 0977753174
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 143
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Carmen Webber, you'll rarely meet anyone as eclectic as Carmen. Her in-depth passion for fashion, fine arts, performing arts, current affairs and education is completely unshakable. She is the co-author of T-Shirt Makeovers, Denim Mania and Chic Sweats

Black House


Author: Stephen King,Peter Straub
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451698372
Category: Fiction
Page: 848
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling authors of The Talisman, “an intelligent…suspenseful page-turner” (The Wall Street Journal) from “two master craftsmen, each at the top of his game” (The Washington Post). Twenty years ago, a boy named Jack Sawyer traveled to a parallel universe called the Territories to save his mother and her Territories “Twinner” from an agonizing death that would have brought cataclysm to the other world. Now Jack is a retired Los Angeles homicide detective living in the nearly nonexistent hamlet of Tamarack, Wisconsin. He has no recollection of his adventures in the Territories, and was compelled to leave the police force when an odd, happenstance event threatened to awaken those memories. When a series of gruesome murders occur in western Wisconsin that are reminiscent of those committed several decades ago by a madman named Albert Fish, the killer is dubbed “the Fishman,” and Jack’s buddy, the local chief of police, begs Jack to help the inexperienced force find him. But are these new killings merely the work of a disturbed individual, or has a mysterious and malignant force been unleashed in this quiet town? What causes Jack’s inexplicable waking dreams—if that is what they are—of robins’ eggs and red feathers? It’s almost as if someone is trying to tell him something. As this cryptic message becomes increasingly impossible to ignore, Jack is drawn back to the Territories and to his own hidden past, where he may find the soul-strength to enter a terrifying house at the end of a deserted tract of forest, there to encounter the obscene and ferocious evils sheltered within it.

Modernity of Tradition

Uzbek Textile Culture Today
Author: Gabriele Mentges,Lola Shamukhitdinova
Publisher: Waxmann Verlag
ISBN: 3830979061
Category: History
Page: 191
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Usually, advertising formulas which fix Uzbekistan in a transfigured oriental past of long ago perfect for the travel industry, prefer to forget that there is also a modern Uzbekistan in which, as some researchers suggest, a new Silk Road is beginning to evolve. The present volume intends to provide an initial insight into these evolving connections and processes, on the one hand to present the textile facets that they encompass and on the other hand to show how, from the perspective of Uzbek researchers, the problem and the current status of textile research and of textile revitalisation are developing.

The House of Klein

Fashion, Controversy, and a Business Obsession
Author: Lisa Marsh
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471478959
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 232
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Love the One You're With

A Novel
Author: Emily Giffin
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781429937740
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
View: 8737
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How do you know if you've found the one? Can you really love the one you're with when you can't forget the one who got away? Emily Giffin, author of the New York Times bestselling novels Something Borrowed, Something Blue, and Baby Proof, poses these questions—and many more—with her highly anticipated, thought-provoking new novel Love the One You're With. Ellen and Andy's first year of marriage doesn't just seem perfect, it is perfect. There is no question how deep their devotion is, and how naturally they bring out the best in each other. But one fateful afternoon, Ellen runs into Leo for the first time in eight years. Leo, the one who brought out the worst in her. Leo, the one who left her heartbroken with no explanation. Leo, the one she could never quite forget. When his reappearance ignites long-dormant emotions, Ellen begins to question whether the life she's living is the one she's meant to live. At once heartbreaking and funny, Love the One You're With is a tale of lost loves and found fortunes—and will resonate with anyone who has ever wondered what if.

The House of Corelli


Author: Marilyn C. Milley
Publisher: Club Lighthouse Publishing
ISBN: 1927337410
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Cat Sitter's Pajamas

A Dixie Hemingway Mystery
Author: Blaize Clement
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 1429951141
Category: Fiction
Page: 272
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Author Blaize Clement has thrilled readers everywhere with the first six books in her pet-sitting mystery series. Now Blaize's beloved heroine Dixie Hemingway is back for another adventure, and she has her hands full when the worlds of celebrity hijinks, counterfeit fashion, and naughty cats collide. Dixie Hemingway, no relation to you-know-who, accepts a job taking care of famous linebacker Cupcake Trillin's cats, Elvis and Lucy, while he's away. But what seems like an easy job turns scary when Dixie finds a celebrity fashion model in Cupcake's house. The woman refuses to leave AND she also claims to be Cupcake's wife. But Dixie has met Cupcake's wife, and this woman certainly isn't her. Soon, Dixie is spun into the world of counterfeit high fashion. When a valuable list of fake merchandise sellers goes missing, the criminals go after Dixie. Once again, what started as a simple cat-sitting job has turned into a mess that only Dixie can solve.

Reviews by Cat Ellington

A Trilogy of Unique Critiques #1
Author: Cat Ellington
Publisher: Quill Pen Ink Publishing
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 251
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Commemorating the one year anniversary of her fascinating book series of the same name, Cat Ellington presents Reviews by Cat Ellington: A Trilogy of Unique Critiques #1, a vastly entertaining collection of literary criticism featuring the first three volumes that laid the foundation for it all. Comprised of (130) written examinations from the Cat Ellington Literary Collection, Reviews by Cat Ellington: A Trilogy of Unique Critiques #1 includes: REVIEWS BY CAT ELLINGTON: THE COMPLETE ANTHOLOGY, VOL. 1 Enhanced with an exciting personal colloquy, Reviews by Cat Ellington: The Complete Anthology, Vol. 1 has its adroit wordsmith evaluating several of those written works produced by some of the most renowned names in both fiction and nonfiction literature, including Iceberg Slim, Stephen King, John Grisham, Jackie Collins, Donald Goines, and more. REVIEWS BY CAT ELLINGTON: THE COMPLETE ANTHOLOGY, VOL. 2 Included in Volume 2 of the standout Reviews by Cat Ellington book series are the author’s cleverly-written reviews of Another Country by James Baldwin, Boss: Richard J. Daley of Chicago by Mike Royko, Swan by Naomi Campbell, Fine Beauty by Sam Fine, The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, The Judge by Steve Martini, The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed by Sara Gay Forden, The Mist by Stephen King, Along Came a Spider by James Patterson, and many more. REVIEWS BY CAT ELLINGTON: THE COMPLETE ANTHOLOGY, VOL. 3 Spanning four years—from 2012 to 2016—Book 3 introduces the adroit wordsmith to a whole new generation of fiction authors and their works, including Bianca Sloane (Killing Me Softly, Every Breath You Take, Missing You, and Sweet Little Lies), Sean Costello (Finders Keepers, Squall, and Sandman), Selena Kitt (Taken: Menage Romance), Tom Bale (See How They Run), Darcia Hale (Enemies and Playmates), Gretchen Lane (Big Girls Don’t Cry), Jordan Belcher (Status, Status 2, and Selfie (Status Book 4)), Nick Pirog (3:00 a.m. (Henry Bins #1)), Jasinda Wilder (Big Girls Do It Better (Big Girls Do It #1)), and many more. Reviews by Cat Ellington. A unique critique.

Journal of the House of Representatives of the State of Indiana ...


Author: Indiana. General Assembly. House of Representatives
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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