Hardcover ISBN: 1856696634
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.
Handmade Gifts for the Ones You Love
Paperback ISBN: 1600610188
Organized by complexity, an array of more than thirty imaginative projects that are perfect for giving as gifts covers everything from special hand knits for women, to men's knitted sweaters, to accessories including hats and scarves, accompanied by estimates of how long a project will take to complete, expert tips, and suggestions for quick fixes. Original. 15,000 first printing.
Bad Shoes & the Women Who Love Them
Paperback ISBN: 1583229043
"Being dressed to kill shouldn't mean killing your feet! It's time to liberate ourselves from the tyranny of shoes that hobble our mobility and disfigure our bodies in the name of sexiness." Audrey D. Brashich, author of All Made Up: A Girl's Guide to Seeing Through Celebrity Hype and Celebrating Real Beauty "In Leora Tanenbaum's Bad Shoes, the woman who exposed slut-bashing, cat-fighting, and God-reclaiming takes on women's masochistic relationship with their feet. Run (while you still can) to your nearest bookstore and save your sole." Jennifer Baumgardner, author of Look Both Ways, Manifesta, and Abortion & Life "Leora Tanenbaum is one of the most astute and thoughtful of the new generation of feminist writers." Elizabeth Wurtzel Bad Shoes & the Women Who Love Them is a lighthearted but highly informed wake-up call to women to make smart decisions when buying and wearing fashionable shoes. It explores the significance of shoes, the psychology behind the foot fetish, the history of foot binding, feminist critiques and celebrations of high heels, and the evolution of elevated shoes. Illustrated throughout by artist Vanessa Davis, Bad Shoes also includes hilarious anecdotes from women who love shoes. And in case you're wondering: yes, it is possible to make good footwear decisions without sacrificing style! Tanenbaum shows you how.
The Golden Age of Couture
Paris and London 1947-57
Paperback ISBN: 1851775218
Focuses on Parisian and British couture between 1947 and 1957, a decade that Christian Dior described as fashion's 'golden age'. This work features stunning gowns and exquisite tailoring from designers such as Balenciaga, Balmain, Givenchy, and Dior as well as photographs by the likes of Richard Avedon and Cecil Beaton.
Why We Are/What We Wear
Hardcover ISBN: 0618067469
Presents a series of anecdotes that tell the history and meaning of American uniforms, identifying their cultural significance in terms of how uniforms unite and divide people as well as how they vary throughout the world.
That Extra Half an Inch
Paperback ISBN: 0061544493
Provides advice on building a wardrobe, evaluating the correct fit for clothing, buying accessories, dressing for special occasions, looking fashionable during pregnancy, finding the right make-up, and caring for the skin.
The House of Gucci
A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed
Paperback ISBN: 0060937750
The rollercoaster ride of the Gucci Dynasty is chronicled here in vivid detail, from Guccio Gucci's leather shop in the early 1900s to the InvestCorp takeover of the multimillion dollar corporation in 1993 and Maurizio's 1995 murder by his ex-wife. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
The 4 Dreams of Miss X
Hardcover ISBN: 1862057664
Discusses the collaboration between Agent Provocateur and Kate Moss, and about Moss' first acting role, resulting in four unique online films: "Shadows", "Scale", "Exhibitionist and Narcissus" - "The Four Dreams of Miss X". Shot in night vision, these films are intensely intimate: a beautiful woman's private dream experiences.