This astounding collaboration between designer lingerie house Agent Provocateur and Kate Moss breaks new ground. These genius innovators in haute couture commissioned Mike Figgis to portray Moss in her 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. Each film was released online periodically over the last year. Enticing readers into the dusky world of Miss X, the book presents both the scripts and stunning images from the films, as well as a unique DVD featuring all four dreams. This is a must-have purchase for fans of Kate Moss, film, and gorgeous photography."
'I've always been a girls' girl. And I know from experience that making the very best of yourself is something any woman can do. I was never the six-foot-tall pin-up. I've always been the girl-next-door who got lucky. I've come a long way in the last ten years, but this book isn't my attempt to tell you what or what not to do. It's just to share some of what I've learned.'
In That Extra Half an Inch, a tongue-in-cheek reference to her love of high heels, Beckham shares her tips for finding your own style including:
- Learning how to dress for special occasions
- Shopping for everyday wear and where to look for it
- Accessories: defining the looks that work best for you
- Helpful hints for the holidays
- Making the most of your wardrobe
- How to feel confident and look great every time you leave the house
That Extra Half an Inch is a beautiful, nothing-but-the truth, easy-to-use book on fashion, beauty and style. Victoria shares her personal style secrets so whether you're getting ready for work, a night out on the town or even doing the school run, you too can feel confident and look great every time you step out of the front door.
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.
In 1947, Christian Dior's "New Look" was greeted with both shock and delight, making headlines around the world. Accompanying the exhibition opening at the Victoria and Albert Museum in September 2007, this lavish book focuses on Parisian and British couture between 1947 and 1957, the decade Dior hailed as fashion's "golden age."The "New Look" symbolized a new femininity. The full skirts and hourglass silhouettes were considered highly decadent, synonymous with luxury and prosperity, in marked contrast to the austerity of the WWII years. Nevertheless, the "New Look" caught the public imagination and ushered in a period of remarkable creativity. The Golden Age of Couture features stunning gowns and exquisite tailoring from Dior as well as from such designers as Balenciaga, Balmain, and Givenchy, along with evocative photographs by the likes of Richard Avedon and Cecil Beaton. This beautifully designed book reveals the skill and craftsmanship of haute couture along with the inner workings of the exclusive design houses, and the inspiration behind some of the most famous styles of all time.
Take your sock knitting to new heights
If you love knee-high socks, you know there are never enough knee-high patterns to keep your needles going. Inside this book, you'll find resources to fulfill your every knee-high need. From casting on at the knee to grafting the toe stitches, Barb Brown will lead you step-by-step through creating a fabulous pair (or pairs ) of knee-high socks.
Inside "Knitting Knee-Highs" you'll find patterns for:
- Intricate colorwork inspired by ancient tapestries and modern-day indie dyers
- Twisting and twining cables from knee to toe
- Lovely lacework that looks delicate but can stand up to the wear and tear knee-highs take
- Beautifully textured stitches inspired by beloved knitting traditions
- Warm and cozy pairs created from sport and DK weight yarns
Once you dip your toe into "Knitting Knee-Highs," your sock knitting will never be the same
This book goes beyond a collection of projects to teach the reader useful information about the yarns and stitch patterns. Every project in Mittens and Hats for Yarn Lovers teaches the knitter something unique about the yarns/fibers that are used. Lessons are learned by knitting mittens and hats for kids and adults. Styles include quirky, perky, classic, and luxe--something for everyone Containing about 30 projects, this book shows you project variations knitted in different fibers, color combos, and stitch patterns.
Those swinging 50s are fondly remembered in this bright and catchy book of everyday fashions for men, women, boys and girls. The day and evening dresses, suits, sports clothing, sweaters, ties, socks, and sleepwear so typical of the 50s are pictured. Over 600 color photographs and sales catalog advertisements bring the clothes right into your living room. The popular Western styles for boys are a particularly strong group here. A glossary defines terms as they were used in the 50s, and the index will help locate your favorite article. The price guide reflects the current market for 50s fashions that are immensely popular today.
With their signature, opinionated sense of style, Thomas and Veysset, the authors of the bestselling Paris Street Style, explore the significance of the shoe as fashion icon and its deeply French origins, providing expert advice on the selection and upkeep of footwear as well as perfect outfit pairings. In addition to anecdotes on the history of shoes, Thomas and Veysset incorporate the commentary of In s de la Fressange, Christian Louboutin, and other important French models, collectors, designers, and more. Offering inspiration on every kind of shoe for every occasion, more than 120 vibrant street-style photographs (plus 25 fun illustrations) reveal which shoes Parisian women are wearing today. Concluding with a Paris shopping guide, this book is the ultimate tribute to shoes in the city where they are worn the best.