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The 4 Dreams of Miss X
The 4 Dreams of Miss X
Hardcover      ISBN: 1862057664

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."

That Extra Half an Inch
That Extra Half an Inch
Paperback      ISBN: 0061544493

'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.

Vintage Fashions for Women: The 1950s & 60s
Vintage Fashions for Women
The 1950s & 60s
Paperback      ISBN: 0764301977

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.

Tim Gunn's Fashion Bible: The Fascinating History of Everything in Your Closet
Tim Gunn's Fashion Bible
The Fascinating History of Everything in Your Closet
Hardcover      ISBN: 1451643853
From a bestselling fashion guru--a fascinating, meticulously researched history of Western fashion covering every topic from the history of the high heel to the origin of blue jeans.

In the beginning there was the fig leaf...

and the toga. Crinolines and ruffs. Chain mailand corsets. What do these antiquated items have to do with the oh-so-twenty-first-century skinny jeans, graphic tee, and sexy pumps you slipped into this morning? Everything Fashion begets fashion, and life--from economics to politics, weather to warfare, practicality to the utterly impractical--is reflected in the styles of any given era, evolving into the threads you buy and wear today.

With the candidness, intelligence, and charm that made him a household name on Project Runway, Tim Gunn reveals the fascinating story behind each article of clothing dating back to ancient times, in a book that reads like a walking tour from museum to closet with Tim at your side. From Cleopatra's crown to Helen of Troy's sandals, from Queen Victoria's corset to Madonna's cone bra, Dynasty's power suits to Hillary Clinton's pantsuits, Tim Gunn's Fashion Bible takes you on a runway-ready journey through the highs and lows of fashion history.

Drawing from his exhaustive knowledge and intensive research to offer cutting-edge insights into modern style, Tim explains how the 1960s ruined American underwear, how Beau Brummell created the look men have worn for more than a century, why cargo capri pants are a plague on our nation, and much more. He will make you see your wardrobe in a whole new way. Prepare to be inspired as you change your thinking about the past, present, and future of fashion
The Golden Age of Couture: Paris and London 1947-1957
The Golden Age of Couture
Paris and London 1947-1957
Paperback      ISBN: 1851775218

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.
Knitting Knee-Highs: Sock Styles from Classic to Contemporary
Knitting Knee-Highs
Sock Styles from Classic to Contemporary
Paperback      ISBN: 1440213690

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
And if that's not enough to satisfy your knee-high knitting needs, Barb shares her formula for custom-knit knee-highs, as well as instructions for converting sock patterns to make knee-highs Plus, she'll show you how to make your knee-highs fit perfectly and stay up all day long. There are even bonus instructions for each project so you can try a knee-high pattern as socks, anklets or even leg warmers.

Once you dip your toe into "Knitting Knee-Highs," your sock knitting will never be the same

The Sartorialist
The Sartorialist
Paperback      ISBN: 0143116371
A gorgeous collection of photographs from the creator of the original street style blog.

Scott Schuman just wanted to take photographs of people that he met on the streets of New York who he felt looked great.

His now-famous and much-loved blog, thesartorialist.com, is his showcase for the wonderful and varied sartorial tastes of real people across the globe. This book is a beautiful anthology of Scott's favorite images, accompanied by his insightful commentary. It includes photographs of well-known fashion figures alongside people encountered on the street whose personal style and taste demand a closer look.

From the streets of New York to the parks of Florence, from Stockholm to Paris, from London to Moscow and Milan, these are the men and women who have inspired Scott and the many diverse and fashionable readers of his blog.

After fifteen years in the fashion business, Scott Schuman felt a growing disconnect between what he saw on the runways and in magazines, and what real people were wearing. The Sartorialist was his attempt to redress the balance. Since its beginning, the blog has become hugely admired and influential in the fashion industry and beyond. Thesartorialist.com is consistently named one of the top blogs in the world. A self-taught photographer, Schuman shoots for publications including French Vogue, American GQ, Fantastic Man and Elle, and a growing list of advertising clients. Scott has also shown his work at the New York photo gallery The Danziger Projects and appeared in the GAP Style Icon campaign in the fall of 2008. He has been named the number one fashion photography trend by American Photo magazine, as well as one of Time magazine's top 100 design influencers.
Mittens and Hats for Yarn Lovers: Detailed Techniques for Knitting in the Round
Mittens and Hats for Yarn Lovers
Detailed Techniques for Knitting in the Round
Hardcover      ISBN: 1589235754

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.

50S Popular Fashions for Men, Women, Boys & Girls: With Price Guide
50S Popular Fashions for Men, Women, Boys & Girls
With Price Guide
Paperback      ISBN: 0887407242

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.

Paris Street Style: Shoes
Paris Street Style
Shoes
Paperback      ISBN: 1419715879

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.