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The fashion industry produces more carbon emissions than international flights and maritime shipping combined, and is the second-largest consumer of the world's water supply - despite this, 85% of all textiles end up in the dump each year. If you are one of the rising numbers of concerned consumers who feel uneasy about their contribution to these figures, then How to Quit Fast Fashion is the essential guide to help you lessen your impact on our eco-system, whilst remaining fashionable and well-dressed. Across 100 step-by-step tips, this book will help you take action through easy to follow advice and practical ways to have a more sustainable style. From what the jargon on your clothes' labels really means and introductions to the world of rental fashion, to how to make your favourite clothes last longer, you'll be able to officially quit fast fashion.
As seen on ITV's Living on the Veg 'The vegan Jamie Olivers.' The Times Save the Planet and Feel Amazing BOSH!, the pioneers of simple, easy and delicious plant-based cooking, are here to make a sustainable and ethical lifestyle accessible to everyone. BOSH! How to Live Vegan will help you make a few positive changes that will have a huge impact on the world around you. It covers all aspects of vegan living, everything from food to toiletries to travel. Should you be eating avocados? Is it still ok to wear an old leather belt? What do you tell your friends when they offer you a glass of non-vegan wine? Henry and Ian will answer these questions and more in this fully-comprehensive guide to the how and the why of a plant-based lifestyle. Henry and Ian answer all the questions and more, with easy tips and simple hacks to help you live a more sustainable life. Whether you're already vegan or just about to start on your vegan journey, this is all the inspiration you need.
We're living in the #InstaFit and #Fitspo era where fitness is more visible than ever. You can open up Instagram and watch minute-long videos of your fave fitness star's workout or marvel at how perfectly they can execute a yoga pose on white, sandy beaches. But how does that translate to you getting off your ass and working out right now, today? The goal of this book is to take the focus away from fitness being about losing weight and trying to fit into whatever body ideal has been deemed acceptable for us. It's about reclaiming your power, owning your body, deciding for yourself what jaw-dropping, head-turning awesomeness should look and feel like. Whether you're just starting out on your fitness journey, you're considering giving up or you've lost your fitness mojo altogether, The Pocket Cheerleader will get you back on the right path. It's a reassuring voice, a high five, a nudge when you don't want to train. It's about celebrating your body through movement, keeping you motivated, inspired and interested in the sweat life.
When the going gets tough, most women don't go shopping (though they might like to); instead they often sacrifice all the little luxuries that make them feel beautiful - salon appointments, yoga classes, shoe-shopping and healthy cooking. The Busy Girl's Guide to Looking Great will help every woman with an active life find the time to address their exercise, diet, beauty and fashion desires without derailing their schedules. Whether you're a single girl or a working mum, this fun, information-filled guide will show you ways to incorporate exercise into your daily life, maintain your beauty status, keep to a nutritional diet and look stylish and groomed - all effortlessly and in the minimum amount of time. Each chapter - Exercise, Diet, Fashion and Beauty - will show you ways to get the most from your day and covers various topics and situations you may encounter, with detailed how-tos for working around them. Checklists, countdowns, and dos and don'ts offer time-saving shortcuts and include 'beat the clock' and 'catch-up' strategies for when you're up against the wall. Special maintenance tips will help to keep you on track so you don't fall behind and offer exercises to elevate your motivation levels.
A treasury of ethnic dress, this book ranges from the Amish of
Pennsylvania to the Zulu of South Africa. Alphabetical entries
cover more than 150 countries and regions, each represented by six
or more illustrations. The survey covers not only all countries in
which native dress is still worn but also those in which
traditional garb appears only on festive occasions.
It's clear to see I'm a style icon; remember, you can't spell icon without 'con'. My goal in this book isn't to tell anyone how they should dress or how they should do their hair or makeup or even what poop bags to purchase. Trust me, I'm not stylish. I'm self-aware. I'm not polished, I'm perceptive. I'm not trendy, I'm trying. I LOVE fashion and style as much as the next lady, man or French bulldog, but telling people how they should look doesn't suit me. I know I have no authority in that department (I barely even shop in department stores). Instead, this is a look at own silly and yet practical approach to style - don't worry, I've already been restricted to no more than two chapters on sweatpants. This book is one part parody, one part irreverent fashion fun, and one part personal experience. Imagine if Lauren Conrad's book Lauren Conrad Style loosened its modest, but pricey (because it's an investment piece!!) Banana Republic belt a few notches... It'd still probably think this guide is completely dumb, but hey, this book is about pretending you've got style & grace and making no apologies for having fun.
Photographer Alex Geana has captured the spirit of Fire Island over a four-year span, telling the story of The Pines from legendary pool parties to all-night dancing on the beach. A fashion photographer in the commercial world, he brings his unique ability to simutaneously capture elegance and lifestyle with his lens by distilling the essence of The Pines in a glamorous and expansive body of photographic work. His pictures exude the happiness and joy the gay community find in a place where everyone can be free to express their individuality and sexuality. Freedom of expression, the uniqueness and sense of place is found in every picture. He documents Fire Island from the Pines Party to the Meat Rack, and goes on to show how global warming is affecting the experience, bringing attention to the preservation needs of this special place.
"Lawrence Zarian's 10 Commandments for a Perfect Wardrobe "is an informative and entertaining, step-by-step guide to looking and feeling your best. Written by a renowned fashion/lifestyle expert and TV personality, this book highlights affordable and creative ways for both women and men to hone their fashion instincts and build a stylish, multi-purpose wardrobe, regardless of budget or body shape. As a family member on "Live with Kelly and Michael, Steve Harvey, Rachael Ray "and "The Doctors," LZ (as he's known), is probably one of the most sought after on-camera personalities today when it comes to fashion. He truly understands that part of looking fabulous is feeling fabulous. In the book he's also very candid about his personal journey, opening up about his own 15 year struggle with weight, self-image, and self-acceptance. His honesty will inspire readers to love themselves, inside and out. The book includes before and after photos from some of his miraculous makeovers, detailed illustrations, inspirational anecdotes and exclusive tips from some of the biggest names in fashion, beauty and fitness. There's also an illustrated fashion glossary, so you'll no longer have to wonder about fashion lingo. With LZ's "10 Commandments for a Perfect Wardrobe," you'll feel as if Lawrence Zarian is your own personal stylist There's never been a better time to #GetURGlamOn
A new 'ladies' version of the best-selling "A Well-Dressed Gentleman's Pocket Guide", this book is an exhaustive bible to dressing well for all occasions. Whether you are presented by a black-tie dress code or concerned about what underwear to buy, this book will emphatically answer all your sartorial questions. Karen Homer, a fashion journalist for the past 15 years, offers in-depth advice on how to dress, accompanied by interesting facts about how our clothes have evolved over the years. Packed with information, the book is written in a straight-forward style with fashion tips laid out in easy-to-follow bullet points accompanied by illustrations to demonstrate techniques such as tying a scarf or show the difference between fashion details, such as different necklines and collars. Any woman who wants to avoid fashion mistakes and ensure she is impeccably and appropriately dressed for every occasion will adore this book.
This illustrated guide shows readers how to plan strategically for a trip in a whole new way. Written by a former consultant who has travelled more than 500,000 cumulative miles around the world, How to Pack includes guidelines for narrowing down one's wardrobe, how many pairs of shoes are really necessary and best practices for storing toiletries and makeup. Here, too, are instructions on selecting the right luggage, when to fold vs. roll clothing, and trip-specific packing lists. Hitha's tips are for today's modern traveller who doesn't want to sacrifice style for space, but who still wants to fit a 2-week vacation wardrobe into a carry-on bag.
Not everyone has access to outside space or what we traditionally think of as a garden, but we all have window ledges, shelves, stairways and unloved spots in our homes. My Tiny Indoor Garden is bursting with exciting ideas and savvy solutions to help you transform any indoor nook or cranny into a peaceful plant paradise. Whether you're looking for a mini kitchen garden or a sun-loving terrarium, we've unearthed an amazing collection of indoor and covered spaces. Among the 20 gardens featured in the book you'll find a jungle in a south London sitting room, a colourful cacti collection and a conservatory come orchid house. You'll pick up all the best tips and tricks as each indoor gardener shares their small-scale expertise, from using an array of bottles and jars to create a display of tiny botanical treasures to turning an antique chair into a lavish plant pot. Packed with practical advice, this exciting gardening series also provides pointers on key aspects of green interiors - from caring for leaves to propagating succulents. In addition, practical projects will help you make the most of every inch, whether you decide to master the art of kokedama or create your own terrarium. Blur the line between your indoor space and the great outdoors, get inspired, let your imagination grow and enjoy your tiny indoor garden.
Before appearing on the BBC's The Great British Sewing Bee, Chinelo Bally had never used a sewing pattern. She wowed the judges with her ability to create stylish, fitted garments using a freehand cutting method that was taught to her by an aunt. In Freehand Fashion, Chinelo lets us in to the secret of how she does it. Using a series of basic garment blocks, she explains how this innovative technique can be used to create a whole wardrobe of fashionable clothes that will fit every shape and size - with no patterns required. Based on a traditional Nigerian technique, Chinelo has developed her own freehand cutting method. The emphasis is on the individual's own body measurements, and getting the perfect fit. This is a surprisingly simple technique that anyone can learn. No fancy equipment is needed - just a sewing machine, measuring tape, chalk and of course a good pair of scissors. Using step-by-step illustrations, the book shows how to draft, cut and construct the five basic blocks that are used - either singly or in combination - to make every item of clothing in the wardrobe. Once you have your basic blocks, you are ready to tackle the projects - practical garments that are fashionable, modern, stylish and versatile. There are tops, skirts, day dresses and eveningwear. This is an exciting sewing technique that will be brand new to most people, even experienced dressmakers. There really are no limits - and the beauty of this technique is that it can be applied to any body shape.
'I love Stephanie... She's one of my favourite truth tellers online, she pulls no punches and empowers so many women with her own commitment to equality....This book is going to mean a lot, to a lot of people.' - Jameela Jamil Stephanie Yeboah has experienced racism and fat-phobia throughout her life. From being bullied at school to being objectified and humiliated in her dating life, Stephanie's response to discrimination has always been to change the narrative around body-image and what we see as beautiful. In her debut book, Fattily Ever After, Stephanie speaks openly and courageously about her own experience on navigating life as a black, plus-sized woman - telling it how it really is - and how she has managed to find self-acceptance in a world where judgement and discrimination are rife. Featuring stories of every day misogynoir and being fetishized, to navigating the cesspit of online dating and experiencing loneliness, Stephanie shares her thoughts on the treatment of black women throughout history, the marginalisation of black, plus-sized women in the media (even within the body-positivity movement) whilst drawing on wisdom from other black fat liberation champions along the way. Peppered with insightful tips and honest advice and boldly illustrated throughout, this inspiring and powerful book is essential reading for a generation of black, plus-sized women, helping them to live their life openly, unapologetically and with confidence.
A timely handbook helping readers think about how to slow down, reconnect, and live a gentler life.
Monocle has always been a champion of taking it slow. Past issues have encouraged readers to dive into a lake and go for a run. To sleep well. To eat food made with love. Even today, in a tense moment in history, the magazine has done its bit to argue for a new modern etiquette where communities are generous with their time, hospitality, and forgiveness. Now its editors and correspondents have brought all of this together into one volume with The Monocle Manifesto for a Gentler Life, a book that urges us all to slow down, reconnect, make good things, and think about the spaces we call home.
Some of the highlights of this volume include: An illustrated guide to being nice, respecting your neighbors, and controlling your social media rants; practical tips on how to design a house that’s good for you and your family; Q&As with the people who have decided to take a gentler approach to work and living; and a celebration of locally made food―with featured recipes―as well as the chefs that bring people together. The helpful tips and insights in this guide make it the perfect handbook for anyone looking to slow down and enjoy life.
Illustrated in color throughout.
All the most important life lessons you would have passed on to your kids if only you'd had a bit more time
Life is full of valuable lessons, yet none more so than those passed from parent to child. Whilst mothers and fathers always mean to pass on their esteemed nuggets of wisdom, time and practicalities often get in the way. The time to fly the nest comes around quickly, and some of those lessons may come in handy.
50 Things I Wish I Told You: Life Skills captures all of these intentions, from practical lessons on how to make a bed, how to iron a shirt and how to rent your first flat to personal advice on the perfect handshake and making small talk. These are the lessons that would have been passed on had there been a few more hours in the day.
Including amusing guides on how to curb bad habits and invaluable tips on keeping a plant alive, the book is illustrated throughout by artist Laura Quick, with her characteristic drawings both poignant and comical.
This book at once reassures, encourages, enlightens and amuses and is the perfect gift for any parent who didn't quite have enough time to declare all of their wisdom.
50p from the sale of this book will be donated to Prevent Breast Cancer, the only UK charity entirely dedicated to the prediction and prevention of breast cancer.
If making the school lunches, doing the Jaysus homework and dodging the guards because of your long-overdue NCT is sending you over the edge, you are not alone. DirtBirds are here to help, with their guide to just about anything that can send a woman reaching for the bottle well before cocktail hour. Discover survival strategies for: When stress wrecks your face When kids wreck your head How to love your body even when nobody else does How to deal with a 'Yummy Mummy' when you meet one When marriage drives you over the edge How to manage your moola Surviving dry January - an alternative approach And much more! With advice ranging from the slightly unorthodox to the barely legal - along with case studies, cocktail recipes & questionnaires - there's hardly a situation in life that DirtBirds' wisdom won't change for the better!
Filled with stunning photographs, this fascinating tribute illustrates and illuminates Hepburn's life. From her early years as an ingenue to her status as an international icon of elegance, it reveals how her unique beauty made her a dream subject for designers and photographers alike. Featuring her collaborations with Givenchy, and stills from the sets of her most famous Hollywood films, the Little Book of Audrey Hepburn takes the reader on a journey through the actress's career and reveals just how powerfully her image resonates across the globe - even so long after her death.
Learn the Japanese secrets to finding calm, contentment and happiness With its roots in Buddhist thinking, Japanese culture is known for its sincere and mindful approach to life. From ikigai (finding your purpose) to ikebana (the art of flower arranging), Japanese ideas offer the wider world the promise of peacefulness and inspiration. Discover these calming insights and more inside this beautiful volume. Including tips on mindfulness, finding contentment, and doing more with less, this book will be your guide to the land of the rising sun, and help you to live a rich, joyful and thoughtful life.
When Diana Spencer -- the young, shy, doe-eyed British noble -- became engaged to Prince Charles, she was thrust into the spotlight overnight. Navigating fandom previously unknown in the pre-social media age, Diana emerged not only as 'the queen of people's hearts' but as an icon of style, right up until her untimely death in 1997. Diana: Style Icon showcases her fashion evolution, from 80s ruffles to memorable red-carpet classics, exciting off-duty looks and her confident, considered 'revenge look', which emerged after the break-up of her marriage. This book is a celebration of the Princess of Wales, her love of fashion, of life and her everlasting influence on culture, celebrity and style.
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