Get your style therapy with Power of Style: Everything You Need to Know Before You Get Dressed Tomorrow by Today Show style editor Bobbie Thomas.
This thoughtful and inspiring guide provides the information you need to feel stylish, smart, sexy, and satisfied--with a look that's uniquely your own--in order to become your most confident and beautiful self.
You're invited to gain self-awareness, clarity, and confidence, and take full advantage of the fashion tips, tools, and lessons that Bobbie Thomas lays out, including how to identify your best colors, how to select the most flattering clothes for your individual shape, how to edit your closet, and how to shop smart--to harness the power of self-expression.
The foreword by fashion icon Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas, and color illustrations throughout, reinforce Bobbie's mantra of self-expression: "Style is the way you to speak to the world without words."
When fashion designers draw the human body they need to capture its movement and also take into account how it responds to fabrics and volumes. Fashion Drawing Course analyses the most useful techniques for drawing the human figure in the context of fashion design. It offers in-depth explanatory texts and illustrations that will help to nurture a full comprehension of this type of figure drawing. Fashion Drawing Course is divided into two parts: the first section focuses on the human body and the second one explores the drawing of clothes.
Lay it out, cut it out, sew it up, put it on
Kay Whitt of Serendipity Studios proves that all you need to re-make your wardrobe are a few key things: Great fabric, easy-to-make patterns, a handful of simple skills, and your own personal sense of style
Use Sew Serendipity to create a fresh, new look.
- Included in the book are tissue pattern inserts for the skirt, tunic/dress and jacket--each with 6 variations detailed in the book. 3 basic patterns x 6 variations = 18 ways to show off your skills and style
- Kay provides the master instructions for each basic garment, and individual instruction for each unique look. Once you master the basics, changing it up is a snap
- Each clothing pattern is graded in seven sizes (bust: 32-44; waist: 24-36; hips: 34-46) from XXS to XXL. Use the "Custom Fitting" section of this book to learn how to measure yourself and adjust the patterns to get the best possible fit
- Embellish your designs to match your style, whether you're feeling the need for classic, tailored elegance, or you're in the mood for a little ruffled whimsy. Kay's simple embellishments make it a breeze to adapt your design to the look you want.
With Sew Serendipity, you'll find out how to lay out the pattern pieces, cut them out and sew them up. All you have to do is put them on and strut your stuff
This lively volume celebrates the contributions to inventive fashionable living by the New York- based style innovator Opening Ceremony--a bible for the fashion-forward and culturally savvy alike. In 2002, when Carol Lim and Humberto Leon opened the downtown Manhattan retail shop Opening Ceremony, they created what has become the most innovative fashion and culture destination in New York. Bringing together the best emerging American talent with international designers and historic brands, Opening Ceremony represents the best in fashion and has played a vital role in launching the careers of many young designers. Celebrating the company's tenth anniversary, Opening Ceremony is a visually rich documentation of Leon and Lim's diverse inspirations, collaborators, and creative community, including Ryan McGinley, Rodarte, and Alexander Wang. A celebratory look at New York's quintessential style headquarters, this book will captivate and inspire readers from fashion, art, music, film, and beyond.
Over 240 full-color portraits of the cutting-edge hat culture at the heart of the fashion capital, these images document people in Shibuya, one of the youth-oriented districts in Tokyo popular for eating, shopping, and entertainment. Embraced by trendsetters as an essential item in their wardrobes, the innovations in shape, materials, and hat color reveal an attitude, a lifestyle, and an individual.
Born in Israel, Shlomit Yaish is a fashion designer and milliner. She began her career apprenticed to the head designer of Elie Tahari in New York, and arrived in Japan in 2003 to join the team at Grace Hats, where she designed for their biannual collections.
Bebop back a little, to post-war America, crinoline, and big flowers with one of the most widely published authors on vintage fashions. Predicting doubling values, she's advising that collectors get a jump-start now, snatching up those snug-bodiced, full-skirted dresses, sheath gowns, clear plastic evening shoes, peddle pushers, Capri pants, fun flowered and feathered hats, Grace Kelly-style formals, flattering bathing suits, and even paper dresses. To help with the hunt, there's an up-to-date value guide for couture designers, along with a forecast of what fashions from the 1970s forward might be considered collectible in the future. This gorgeous volume is packed with more than 500 color photos of authentic day and evening clothes and accessories never before found in fashion books on the era. Read the story behind the fashions, including advice from period magazines that detail "The New Look," the politics behind clothes, and an unparalleled look into the ready-to-wear industry that swept the world of fashion in the 1950s-60s. Sound information is provided for collecting and caring for more than 500 of the most popular, ready-to-wear designers.
Artful Handmade Wrap Bracelets is an amazing step-by-step guide to make beautiful jewelry for all occasions. Author Di Kim will walk you through tools and materials, basic braids & knots, and fastenings. All you need to make any style of bracelet, whether plain and simple, or glammed-up with precious metals, stones, crystals or glass
- Over 25 projects for stylish, covetable jewelry that combines informal style with fine materials
- Clear step-by-step instructions on basic braiding and knotting techniques, using a variety of cord materials, from leather and hemp to silk and ribbon
- Easy-to-follow guides to using beads, precious metal components, semiprecious gemstones, and more in your designs
- Features a full-color gallery of different styles, plus inspiration to create custom looks for a colorful wrist party
This collection of 28 fashion essays previously published in The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker and The Atlantic examines clothing and fashion as part of a larger cultural debate and as a barometer of social and aesthetic change. In essays published during the 1980s and 1990s, the author reflects on a broad range of fashion subjects, from famous designers to designer eyeglasses, from the elegance of a Chanel suit to the decline of elegance itself in the 1990s, from Gianni Versace's legitimisation of vulgarity to the advent of athletic clothing as a fashion uniform. Longer essays from The New Yorker and The Atlantic are interspersed with 450-word pieces from the The New York Times Magazine.
This is the first book dedicated to the style and history of the boot. It is an elegant showcase of cutting-edge boots by the world's greatest footwear designers. From riding boots to knee-high stilettos, from ankle boots to thigh-high lacers, the book explores the obsession, the fetish, and the fashions associated with this iconic form of footwear.
In its annual swimsuit issue 10 years ago, Sports Illustrated first presented photographs of gorgeous models in swimsuits that consisted of nothing more than paint artistically & painstakingly applied to their bodies. This book brings together a collection of astonishing painted-swimsuit photographs.