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Learn how to draw and design awesome fashion looks in the hottest styles from Gothic to Romantic and everything in between. With style inspiration on the seminal looks of each theme and practical tips on drawing garments in each style, The Fashion Design Workbook will start you on the road to becoming the next big name in fashion design! This super-cool workbook features 14 key fashion styles - including Rock Chick, Emo, Pretty Vintage, Grunge, Boho Chic, Punk, Glamour, Rockabilly, Gothic and more. You'll find guidance on how to draw and pose the human figure followed by practical tips on how to illustrate fashion garments. Learn how to achieve textures in your fashion drawings, such as fur, leather, metal, sequins, lace, satin, jersey, knits, denim and frills; and how to build up patterns such as camouflage, paisley, floral prints, animal prints, tartan and checks. With over 60 illustration sheets and over 50 mannequin blanks on which to draw your fashions, this fabulous interactive book for young artists and would-be fashion designers will inspire, entertain and instruct!
Tomboys are confident, rebellious, and adventurous. They are bold, brazen, fierce--and sexy. They aren't known for following rules, they are known for doing--and wearing--whatever they want. Tomboy captures the tomboy's style, her je ne sais quoi, her wardrobe, and most importantly, her spirit. Throughout the twentieth century, the mass marketing of gender stereotypes meant tomboys cropped up against the odds, trends, and ads. As menswear-inspired fashions for women have exploded into the mainstream under the helm of designers and stylists ranging from J.Crew to Rag & Bone to Boy by Band of Outsiders, acceptance of both the word tomboy and the women associated with its edge has been set into play. But a tomboy is not just about style--tomboys are measured in equal parts wardrobe and spirit. A visual history that chronicles the past eighty years of women who blur the line between masculinity and femininity, Tomboy explores the evolution of the style and its icons. Vivid commentary illuminates the tomboy's history and captures a diversity of women who are bound together by their inherent ability to seamlessly blend a rugged sensibility with classic, understated elegance.
If you want to sew your own clothes but are put off by the idea of cutting out pattern pieces covered with dotted lines and symbols, this is the book for you. Using Rosie Martin's innovative method, you begin with nothing but a rectangle, circle or triangle of fabric and some basic body measurements. Next, follow the detailed step-by-step photographs and diagrams to complete your garment. You'll need a sewing machine, but no special equipment or expensive fabrics. With plenty of variations suggested, you can play with the designs to make garments exactly the way you want them.
'This book is fantastic! Jonathan Daniel Pryce has raised the bar for international street style photography.' - Sir Paul Smith Delve into New York, London, Milan and Paris with close to 300 street-style images by the award-winning photographer Jonathan Daniel Pryce. From impeccable tailoring to vintage finds, these evocative images capture the myriad ways men in the fashion capitals express themselves sartorially. Featuring a foreword by Paul Smith and interviews with a selection of each city's most stylish men, Garcon Style is a stunning showcase of menswear today. Praise for Jonathan Daniel Pryce 'There is energy in Jonathan's work. He understands how to capture the zeitgeist without making a big fuss about it. Jonathan is a great photographer.' - Dylan Jones, Editor, British GQ 'Jonathan has managed to create a unique form of photography that melds something lyrical with something journalist, blurring the line between reportage and poetry' - Nick Wooster, Creative Consultant 'Jonathan manages to capture those impossible moments where easy candour and the perfect light source seem to meet. His images have a stillness I find really beautiful.' - Jo Ellison, Fashion Editor, Financial Times 'Jonathan's subjects are refreshingly varied; his pictures give you much more than cues on who's wearing what this week.' - Nick Sullivan, Fashion Director, Esquire
Graduating from Antwerp's Royal Academy of Fine Arts in the 1980s, Martin Margiela (and his contemporaries in the Antwerp Six) transformed global fashion with his aggressive restatement of traditional fashion design and a polemical approach to luxury trends. Working first with the house of Gaultier, Margiela absorbed the radical design of Japanese deconstruction, making it wholly his own with the founding of his own label in 1988. Margiela propounds a singular, enigmatic look, moving beyond the recognizable tropes of deconstruction--a monochromatic palette, outsized garments, non-traditional fabrics, exposed seams, or roughly appliqued details--to develop a fully considered worldview, one with elegance, mystery, and menace in equal measure. This book provides an inside look at the design process from a craftsman who creates pieces prized for their originality, delicacy, and daring. In the spirit of Margiela's garments, the book is a work of art in itself, designed exclusively by Margiela and complete with silver inks, ribbon markers, a variety of lush paper types, twelve booklets, and an embroidered white-linen cover. This book provides a window onto the intimate, handmade world of a unique designer.
Kick off your high heels, make sure you are sitting comfortably, the Jewish Princess is going to show you how to be fabulous. Following the success of their cookery books, the Jewish Princess is now reaching new heights with this guide to lifestyle with a smile. You are never too old, or too young, to feel fabulous; it's about capturing the feeling and holding onto it. With characteristic wit and wisdom, the Jewish Princess lets readers into the secrets of a fabulous lifestyle. All facets of fabulousness are explored from appearance, bags and bling to mothers-in-law, teenagers and running the home. From when you wake up in the morning, until your head hits your Princess Pillow, this guide will show you how every day can be Positive, Productive and Princesslike, turning life's journey into a first-class ride. Fabulous illustrations accompany the text in this gloriously packaged and must-have guide. Embrace your inner princess and let your fabulosity flow.
This book is for those who don't just want to read about creating their own reality or watch it on DVD, but want to learn how to implement principles and experience change in their daily lives.Yvonne Teoh Bource brings you The Secret of Life, an easy to read book filled with practical suggestions and exercises which will change your life and show you how to take control of your thoughts and direct them to attract a more fulfilling, healthy and loving existence.Inspired by The Secret phenomena flooding the world, many people are responding with the question: That sounds fantastic, but what now? How do I do it?, so The Secret of Life will show you how. Begin living an enriched life today!
Marie Kondo will help you declutter your life with her new major Netflix series Organise the World with Marie Kondo Spark Joy is an in-depth, line illustrated, room-by-room guide to decluttering and organising your home, from bedrooms and kitchens to bathrooms and living rooms as well as a wide range of items in different categories, including clothes, photographs, paperwork, books, cutlery, cosmetics, shoes, bags, wallets and valuables. Charming line drawings explain how to properly organise drawers, wardrobes, cupboards and cabinets. The illustrations also show Ms Kondo's unique folding method, clearly showing how to fold anything from shirts, trousers and jackets to skirts, socks and bras. The secret to Marie Kondo's unique and simple KonMari tidying method is to focus on what you want to keep, not what you want to get rid of. Ask yourself if something 'sparks joy' and suddenly it becomes so much easier to understand if you really need it in your home and your life. When you surround yourself with things you love you will find that your whole life begins to change. Marie Kondo's first book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying, presents her unique tidying philosophy and introduces readers to the basics of her KonMari method. It has already transformed the homes and lives of millions of people around the world. Spark Joy is Marie Kondo's in-depth tidying masterclass, focusing on the detail of how to declutter and organise your home.
The House of Lanvin evolved from the creative force and remarkable energy of an extraordinary woman, Jeanne Lanvin. Her design career survived fifty-six successful and productive years. Lanvin is the oldest surviving couture house, in near-continuous existence from 1909 through the present day. Her body of work includes millinery, children's wear, haute couture, fragrances, furs, lingerie, menswear, and interior design among others. The continuous public appeal and the youthful image of these couture creations are lasting aspects of Madame Lanvin's career. At the heart of this book are key collections from 1909 through 1946, the year of Lanvin's death. Original fashion illustrations, beading and embroidery swatches play a crucial role in demonstrating her intricate, creative, and innovative techniques. The house of Lanvin is currently experiencing a period of great acclaim, emerging as a darling of the press, Hollywood, and the larger fashion community. With the most modern of efforts, Alber Elbaz, the current design director, is drawing from the rich Lanvin tradition to create an award-winning collection that at once evokes, reveres, and reinvents the intentions of its founder.
In his follow-up to Men in this Town, photographer, art director and blogger Giuseppe Santamaria brings together a unique photographic collection showcasing the styles of the modern woman on the streets of Melbourne, London, Hong Kong, Paris, Madrid, LA, and New York. Across the globe, Giuseppe seeks out the everyday woman whose strong, confident dress sense speaks volumes about who they are. Alongside striking images snapped on the streets, Women in This Town provides some carefully curated profiles on a handful of women with sartorial flair. They reveal their inspirations for their distinct fashion choices and their thoughts on the modern-day fashion landscape. "A perfect little gift for that someone special - or yourself" - GQ "There are glam looks, streetwear looks, just-got-out-of-bed looks, business styles and everyday gear" - Rod Bennett, Manly Daily "Can't find your own kickass vibe? Borrow it from some of the world's most inspiring women, captured in their less-ordinary everyday lives" - Women's Fitness and Health
Full of writing, reports, and recommendations, The Monocle Guide to Better living is original, informative, entertaining, and comprehensive. This is not a book about glitz but rather an upbeat survey of products and ideas built to treasure and last. Monocle is one of the most successful magazines to be developed in the past decade. Armed with an unmistakable sense of aesthetics and journalistic tenacity, its team -- led by editor-in-chief tyler Brule --has created an intelligent publication that continually inspires a global readership who are interested in everything from diplomacy to design. For its first-ever book, the editorial team looks at one of their core themes: how to live well. The result is The Monocle Guide to Better living, an original, informative, and entertaining collection of writing, reports, and recommendations. This is not a book about glitz but rather an upbeat survey of products and ideas meant to be treasured and last. Structured into chapters on the city, culture, travel, food, and work, the book also provides answers to some key questions. Which cities offer the best quality of life? How do you build a good school? How do you run a city? Who makes the best coffee? And how do you start your own inspirational business? The Monocle Guide to Better living works as a guide but also includes 10 essays that explore what makes a great city, why craft is desirable, how to run your own hotel, and why culture is good for you. This is not a book about fashion or the next big thing. It's a book about finding enduring values --from a career you want to keep to furniture that will last a lifetime. It's a book designed to stay relevant, loved, and used. An indispensible guidebook to contemporary life, The Monocle Guide to Better living embodies everything that makes the magazine such a success: easy style and journalistic substance."
This beautiful photographic collection is a celebration of modern menswear. In it, photographer Jamie Ferguson profiles men from the fashion industry, covering a range of ages, geographical locations and personal styles. Each of the men profiled works in menswear, but enjoys passions of his own. Tommaso Capozzoli (Sales Director) is also a rower who belongs to an exclusive club whose headquarters sit below the Ponte Vecchio in Florence; Hooman Majd is a world renowned Iranian-American journalist and author; Michael Hill is the founder and creative genius behind Drake's haberdashery in London, New York, Seoul and Tokyo, Simon Crompton is a keen cyclist, and Antonio Ciongoli a gifted skateboarder. This Guy captures not only their impeccable style from London, Paris, New York, Stockholm, Tokyo and Rome but also the lives that made them. Full of aspirational life stories, beautiful photography, and cutting-edge fashion, This Guy is the perfect luxury coffee-table book for anyone who appreciates the finer things in life.
Paris is the epitome of style, an epicentre of elegance - a must-see on every fashion-lover's list. But where to visit, and what to do? With her inimitable fashion eye, internationally acclaimed illustrator Megan Hess takes you on a personal tour of her favourite places to play, shop, sleep and eat in the City of Lights. From people-watching on rue Saint-Honore to cocktails at the Ritz, this is Paris at its most chic. Filled with Megan's stunning, detailed illustrations, Paris: Through A Fashion Eye reveals the city as you've never seen it before.
Fashion Africa is a visual overview of contemporary African fashion, compiled with an ethical perspective. This guide is the first of its kind to bring together designers, design companies, ethical manufacturers and more, all with an African connection. In the book, the author works tirelessly to promote Africa as a place not just for sourcing materials, but with the potential to be a vital epicenter of trade within the global marketplace. Fashion Africa is a comprehensive guide to the designers, materials, and sustainable practices available on continental Africa and provides an excellent resource in conjunction for the very vibrant growing industry already in existence.
Millions of people, who live alone and are without a partner, avoid everyday leisure pursuits for fear of being seen to be on their own. Many people in a relationship never do anything on their own. This step-by-step guide helps such people to conquer their fear, and build the confidence to pursue the things that they enjoy doing, regardless of their relationship status.
PATTERN is the follow-up to the 2005 Phaidon success SAMPLE, presenting 100 of the most creative fashion designers who have recently emerged internationally. Selected by 10 of the most respected figures in the field - a mixture of leading designers, stylists, editors, educators, bloggers and writers - it is a must-see catwalk in a book.
Bring your cosplay dreams to life with your own two hands! The Best Cosplay Tutorial Guide Ever! Get ready to impress ordinary mortals with your superhuman costume-making skills. You can do it no matter what your experience level with this, the first full step-by-step technique book on cosplay--with no sewing! Internationally known cosplayer Kamui Cosplay (a.k.a. Svetlana Quindt) shows you how to easily create elaborate costumes and successful props out of items available at your local arts and craft or hardware stores: turn foam into a realistic axe, create a breastplate from scratch and use a glue gun to modify just about anything. You will even learn the best and most accessible techniques for working with specialty cosplay materials such as Worbla! Packed with more than 30 step-by-step demonstrations that teach the skills you need to bring all your favorite characters to life no matter the genre, Kamui Cosplay deconstructs the work that goes into making a complete costume, from the first thought to the final photo. Tutorials cover design planning, fabricating body armor, 3D painting techniques and more. Best of all, you can adapt every lesson to use in all future fandom projects spanning video games, books, anime, movies and even your own original characters! Includes: How to choose a costume and find good reference art A short shopping list of necessary materials and tools for beginning cosplayers Basic safety tips A beautiful photo gallery featuring inspiring images from other cosplayers Next steps--how to grow your workshop, take professional photos, participate in contests and join the cosplay community
To wear it or not to wear it, that is the question. But, maybe, not any more. This book aspires to be a sort of manual, a summary of classical male dress codes given a modern feel. It also acts as a reference point for launching brand new and innovative styles that men enact every day to improve their comfort and elegance. Today, dress codes are no longer considered a limitation to creativity and individuality; nonetheless, it is still vital to understand the rules of dressing - even if at times we decide to transgress. Through superb photography and texts written by an expert in contemporary fashion, this volume encapsulates a series of modus vivendi, experiences of some of the true protagonists of male fashion - ranging from CEOs to artists, from white collar workers to dandies and factory workers. Through these images, all men will be able to learn how these people have adapted a black tie outfit without breaking with tradition or revolutionized formal attire creating a new interpretation of the suit. They will learn how new jobs or lifestyles have become `occasions', how the routine of a "frequent flyer" affects his style eventually determining a new dress code. For some, defining a style is natural and spontaneous, while for others it represents a careful construction of one's own image. Step by step, each chapter allows readers to experience the sense and the transformations of the contemporary male dress code
How To Be Parisian brilliantly deconstructs the French woman's views on culture, fashion and attitude. Bohemian free-thinkers and iconoclasts, Anne Berest, Caroline De Maigret, Audrey Diwan and Sophie Mas cut through the myths in this gorgeous, witty guide to Parisienne savoir faire. These modern Parisiennes say what you don't expect to hear, just the way you want to hear it. They are not against smoking in bed, and all for art, politics and culture, making everything look easy, and going against the grain. They will take you on a first date, to a party and through a hangover. They will tell you how to be mysterious and sensual, make your boyfriend jealous, the right way to approach weddings and the gym, and they will share their address book in Paris for where to go at the end of the night, for a birthday, for a smart date, for vintage finds and much more. Full of wit and self-deprecating humour, How To Be Parisian explains those confusing subjects of clothes, makeup, men, culture and lifestyle as only a true Parisienne can.
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