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'From advertising to design and fashion, millennial pink has taken popular culture by storm, and it isn't going anywhere' House & Garden Pink has become the hottest colour in interiors. Quartz Pink was the Pantone colour of 2016 and since then the hue has gone from strength to strength, playing a starring role at the 2018 Milan Design Week. Pink House Living is a beautiful, practical guide to decorating with pink by Emily Murray of the award-winning The Pink House blog. Emily draws on her recent interiors projects to guide the reader through their own rose-tinted renovations and includes case studies on well-known interiors experts that reveal their use of pink, their go-to paint shades and where they glean 'pinkspiration'. Pink House Living is not about decorating your home in pink from rooftop to rugs, but a look at how the colour can be used alongside other hues - sometimes sparingly, sometimes in spades. Divided up by room, the book uses the colour pink and its history as a starting point from which to discuss the decorating process. Readers will be entertained by Emily's interiors insights and witty turn of phrase while gaining invaluable advice on adding pink - and colour in general - to their homes.
**From the Sunday Times Bestselling Author** Life-affirming - THE TELEGRAPH Wonderful - INDEPENDENT She made it her mission to learn how to be default happy rather than default disgruntled - RADIO 4 - WOMAN'S HOUR Take a leaf out of Gray's book and be kinder to yourself by appreciating life just as it is - IRISH TIMES Underwhelmed by your ordinary existence? Disillusioned with your middlin' wage, average body, 'bijou' living situation and imperfect loved ones? Welcome to the club. There are billions of us. The 'default disenchanted'. But, it's not us being brats. Two deeply inconvenient psychological phenomenons conspire against our satisfaction. We have negatively-biased brains, which zoom like doom-drones in on what's wrong with our day, rather than what's right. (Back in the mists of time, this negative bias saved our skins, but now it just makes us anxious). Also, something called the 'hedonic treadmill' means we eternally quest for better, faster, more, like someone stuck on a dystopian, never-ending treadmill. Thankfully, there are scientifically-proven ways in which we can train our brains to be more positive-seeking. And to take a rest from this tireless pursuit. Whew. Catherine Gray knits together illuminating science and hilarious storytelling, unveiling captivating research showing that big bucks don't mean big happiness, extraordinary experiences have a 'comedown' and budget weddings predict a lower chance of divorce. She reminds us what an average body actually is, reveals that exercising for weight loss means we do less exercise, and explores the modern tendency to not just try to keep up with the Murphys, but keep up with the Mega-Murphies (see: the social media elite). Come on in to this soulful and life-affirming read, to discover why an ordinary life may well be the most satisfying one of all. PRAISE FOR CATHERINE GRAY'S WRITING: "Uplifting and inspiring" The Evening Standard "Not remotely preachy" The Times "Jaunty, shrewd and convincing" The Telegraph "Admirably honest, light, bubbly and remarkably rarely annoying" The Guardian "An empathetic, warm and hilarious tale from a hugely likeable human" The Lancet Psychiatry
A lifestyle guide inspired by the Queen of Pinups -- Bettie Page -- The Little Book of Bettie offers real advice on fashion, makeup, fitness, and more for today's modern woman who loves a little dose of retro. The celebrated Queen of Pinups styled her own iconic hair, did her own makeup, fashioned her own swimsuits, and was ahead of her time in endless ways, making her a source of inspiration to stars like Madonna, Beyonce, and Katy Perry. Against the backdrop of the conservative 1950s, Bettie Page was an advocate of pleasure, fun, liberation, and body-positivity. There's so much to be learned from her! Within The Little Book of Bettie you'll find: * Bettie's remarkable backstory * Retro fashion and styling tips * Vintage hair and makeup lessons * Bettie-inspired fitness routines * DIY pinup accessory how-tosAdvice from "Bettie Babes" like Dita Von Teese, modern-day pinups and entertainers, and everyday women who love Bettie! Filled with both color and black-and-white images, The Little Book of Bettie is a beautifully gifty, celebratory look at the groundbreaking style of one of the greatest icons of pop culture.
Denim s sexiness, whether it is being dressed up or dressed down, has made it the ultimate fashion statement as well as the ultimate anti-fashion statement. This book is an ode to the enduring cool of denim and the creative ways it can be worn, showcasing unique and inspirational stylish looks from denim lovers across the United States, the U.K., Europe, Japan, and Australia. Presenting street style at its best, Denim is also a veritable who s who of the denim style world, featuring the personal looks of trendsetters, stylists, vintage dealers, as well as shop owners of renowned favorites such as Lot, Stock and Barrel in Los Angeles and Goodhood in London, and designers from cult brands such as Rollas and Lorod. A tribute to blue jeans and denim style around the world, this stylish volume is full of ideas for how to wear and style your denim, imparting inspiration not only for fashionistas, but for all who love blue jeans.
Our love affair with the high street is slowly fading, with predictions that second-hand fashion will overtake fast fashion within the next decade. This movement away from mass produced clothing has been largely driven by millennial consumers - motivated by eco-concerns, financial restrictions and a desire to express more individuality through their styling and garments. Technology has also been a game-changer, with apps and websites eliminating the need to riffle through dusty piles of clothing to bag a bargain. Vintage Style taps into this current interest in retro fashion, by showcasing vintage style fans from around the world - from young women dressing at Louis XIV in London, to a Tiki inspired palace in Palm Springs, and from a couple recreating The Golden Era of Hollywood in LA, to a Japanese Lolita in British suburbia. Vintage Style peeks inside the wardrobes and lifestyles of each vintage enthusiast, showcasing the resourceful ways they are interpreting bygone styles, and asking them why they chose to live out of step with contemporary fashion. Packed with images and ideas to inspire fellow vintage style enthusiasts.
'One is never over-dressed or under-dressed with a Little Black Dress' Karl Lagerfeld Ninety years after Vogue dubbed Coco Chanel's simple short black 'Ford' dress 'the frock that all the world will wear', Chloe Fox celebrates the best LBDs in Vogue Essentials: Little Black Dress. From the bold, dramatic designs of Zandra Rhodes to the eye-catching LBDs by Vivienne Westwood, from the pared-down simplicity of Calvin Klein's shift dresses to an asymmetric shoulder evening gown by Versace, Vogue Essentials: Little Black Dress celebrates the very best of the LBD. Published simultaneously with Vogue Essentials: Handbags. This irresistible new series from Conran Octopus and British Vogue explores the key pieces in a stylish woman's wardrobe and features photographs from Vogue's peerless archive of more than a million pictures.
This riotously colourful book takes a photographic journey through Queen Elizabeth II's ten decades of colour-blocked style. The photographs, which span the colours of the rainbow and a century of style, are gloriously accessorised with captions and commentary by journalist and broadcaster Sali Hughes. From the dusky pinks the Queen wore in girlhood all the way through to #NeonAt90, by way of that hat she wore on the announcement of Brexit, and not forgetting her trusty Launer handbag ever at her side, this must-have collection celebrates the iconic fashion statements of our longest reigning and most vibrant monarch.
This exquisite volume presents the best vintage exotic skin handbags by the most renowned designers of the past century and a half. Intended particularly for fashionable women, design students, collectors, dealers, and clothing historians, it outlines the fascinating history of alligator and crocodile handbags, the ultimate status symbol since the 19th century. Many prestigious designers are featured, like Coblentz, Evans, Gucci, Hermes, Judith Leiber, Lucille de Paris, Koret, Martin Van Schaak, Rosenfeld, Nettie Rosenstein, and Vassar. Illustrated with 522 color photographs show beautiful examples of the handbags as well as international fashion ads and journals. Learn how to distinguish alligator and crocodile from turtle, ostrich, lizard, and snake. Includes tips on finding, evaluating condition, proper care, and the wearability of these special fashion accessories. Especially useful is the chapter on how to wear vintage with a modern wardrobe. Over ten years in the making, this rare study is destined to become an important guide to the luxuries market and a useful reference for smart-dressing shoppers everywhere.
The essential guide to fashion's favourite print. Since Christian Dior first brought leopard print to the catwalk in 1947, it has earned a cult following. Popularised by everyone from 1940s screen sirens to pop goddesses and Instagram stars, the print has undergone numerous incarnations in the fashion world and has earned a reputation for being daring, bold and rebellious. This unique and fun illustrated gift book celebrates all things leopard, from fashion to food and everything in between. Full of gorgeous yet fierce, colourful illustrations throughout, I Love Leopard includes everything you could ever want to know about this iconic pattern, all in a covetable, leopard-print package! CONTENTS: * Introduction: a brief history of leopard print * Leopard Fashion: from punk to the catwalk and everything in between * Leopard Eats: leopard print cakes, cookies & breads * Leopard Philosophy: quotes, tips & inspiration * Leopard Fun: fun facts about leopards/leopard print
This essential travel guide distils a decade of style expert Simon Crompton's experiences travelling the world to meet and advise the finest menswear producers and artisans, providing everything the modern man needs to know to travel in style, explaining what to buy and where to buy it. Offering the lowdown on ten of the world's most stylish cities, including Florence, New York, Stockholm and Hong Kong - with a further ten cities full of emerging talents presented more briefly in a reference section at the end of the book - each chapter includes listings of the finest local shops and producers. In-depth profiles of standout tailors, clothiers and shoemakers offer insights into the craftsmanship behind the trademark style of each city, from a traditional kimono maker in Japan to a bespoke opticians in Paris. A central section offers travel advice from leading style aficionados, including Mark Cho of The Armoury and Mats Klingberg of Trunk Clothiers, providing travel tips from those in the know. With locator maps to assist the planning of your trip and practical advice on how and what to pack, you will be prepared for any occasion. Whether you are on a luxurious city break or looking to fill a few spare hours on a business trip, this is the ideal vade mecum for any sartorial adventure.
Follow this unique programme to discover the joy of living with less items and discover how liberating and fulfilling life becomes when you learn to live with less. The premise of this book is simple: if you don't love it, lose it! Many people think that the more they own, the more contented and happy they will be - their lives become defined by their possessions. In fact, the opposite is often true: the more we have, the less happy and contented we are in mind, body and spirit. Decluttering expert Mary Lambert explains how having too much clutter can stop you moving forward in life, and how learning to let go of items we neither love or need is liberating and fulfilling. The challenge starts with an inventory of your personal possessions, then you begin the process of clearing out your items, addressing each area at a time, from clothes, to jewellery, to hobby items. Once you've tackled your personal items, you can get started on the rest of your household goods.
Discover the magical world of unicorns! Kirsten Riddle takes you on a spellbinding journey to better understand these mysterious creatures so you can live your life with energy and spirit. Captivating and timeless, the legend of the unicorn has existed in folklore for centuries. I am Unicorn contains mythology, stories, spells, mantras, inspiring beauty tips, natural remedies, and vibrant, colourful recipes including unicorn toast, breakfasts, vegan bowls and homemade frozen yoghurt.
Fashion Wankers is a celebration of fashionistas and fashionistos. Being a #FashionWanker is a good thing. Own it! Whether you are one, know one, love one or want to be one, this is the book for you. It will help you decide which sort of #FashionWanker you want to be, and how to be a better one. Guided by unashamed #FashionWanker and style blogger, The Chic Geek, this is a crash course in the dos and don'ts of making your way in the confusing world of style. You will discover the fundamentals of fads and fashions while studying a spotter's guide to style tribes. Once you can recognize other #FashionWankers, you will discover the joy of creating a #FashionWanker look of your own.
Want to know whether to match your belt with your shoes or how to establish a regular grooming regime? The timeless advice in this book will help any man master classic style. Learn everything there is to know about how to look sharp and dress well. By following the simple rules and advice outlined, any man will be sartorially on point whatever the occasion. Whether you need advice on picking the ideal accessories, choosing a hairstyle that best suits your face shape, need help with manscaping or want to know why the best fashion investment you can make is buying a good dark suit, The Dress Code is an invaluable guide to immaculate grooming and men's style.
"kate spade new york: places to go, people to see" focuses on the
how, where and why of travel through the lens of the
always-inspired kate spade new york girl. this new volume features
vibrant photography, old-world glamour, a dash of charm and
inspirational quotes, tips and words of wisdom that every kate
spade new york girl should know. "kate spade new york: places to
go, people to see" showcases chic destinations such as paris, new
york city, the amalfi coast, marrakech, tokyo, and st moritz, along
with ways to incorporate those things seen, heard and experienced
into life back home." kate spade new york: places to go, people" to
see will have you booking a plane ticket the moment you finish
turning the pages
The wildly popular phenomenon of hygge gets a warm American twist with this gifty, illustrated guide from bestselling Danish-American author Stephanie Pedersen. With their overscheduled lifestyles, Americans can't always find time for the people and things they love. Enter American Cozy, which uses the Danish phenomenon of hygge--comfort, togetherness, and well-being--to bring coziness and ease to readers' homes, work, and lives. Filled with charming four-color illustrations, it explores organization and home decor, entertaining, cooking, creating a happier, more productive work life, de-cluttering, and slowing down.
From four stunning and accomplished French women -- at last -- a
fresh and spirited take on what it really means to be a Parisienne:
how they dress, entertain, have fun and attempt to behave
American-born fashion journalist Tish Jett, who has studied these women for years, shared their beauty secrets in her first book, Forever Chic. Now she explores why Frenchwomen of a certain age are master hostesses and homemakers, expert practioners of les bonnes manieres as well as everyday elegance, savoir-faire, and as a result, la joie de vivre. Jett explains how to entertain like a Frenchwoman, including a glimpse into the typical French larder from which a delicious meal can be thrown together with ease, to detailed instruction on laying a beautiful table and crafting a perfect cheese plate (did you know that when cutting from a wedge of cheese, slice from the back to the point, which is the heart of the cheese, and as such considered the best part and not to be lopped off so others cannot enjoy it). She explores everyday style and elegance, disclosing how to create that special bien dans sa peau (to feel good about oneself) sensation so coveted by Frenchwomen. Jett also shares the importance of discipline, which goes hand in hand with beauty a well-ordered closet, be it for clothes or linens, translates to easy everyday elegance. With tips on adjusting your beauty and style regimes seasonally, charmingly packaged with colour illustrations, Living Forever Chic is a delightful gift for the Francophile in your life.
A powerful and inspired collection of essays and real-world advice on style, beauty, and motherhood from the popular blogger LaTonya Yvette LaTonya Yvette, the blogger and stylist behind the eponymous site, is unapologetically candid about life's trials, including motherhood, love, death, and racism. Her first book, Woman of Color, is part memoir, part lifestyle guide-packed with moving essays, gorgeous original and archival photographs, and practical style and beauty advice. At the very heart, though, it's about LaTonya's experience growing up as a woman of color in Brooklyn. Each beautifully designed chapter covers a different topic-the meaning behind her name, how vitiligo has shaped her definition of beauty, her childhood hairstyles, raising her children as a 20-something mom-and ends with thoughtful advice and lifestyle takeaways like how to tie a headwrap or incorporate new, bold colors into your wardrobe. Woman of Color is real life, real style for women from all walks of life. In it, LaTonya has written a love letter to women, filling this book with vulnerable, imperfect truths from a black woman blogger, a voice not often seen on bookstore shelves.
'Not older - better! A blueprint for maturing with style.' Kirstie Clements, former Editor-in-Chief, Vogue Be who you always wanted to be when you grew up. What if experience always trumped youth? Or if there was more appreciation for the style and confidence that comes with age? Embrace your inner greatness, no matter what your vintage, and feel fabulous from the inside out by taking inspiration from the superstars and regular Jo(sephin)es who've nailed it. The Power Age is a celebration of growing older for women not willing to sit back and become invisible. Revel in your personal style, maximise your health and wellbeing, love what you do and find your favourite ways to connect and give back. Featuring dozens of interviews and words of wisdom from women working their power age, including former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark, designer Leona Edmiston and food legend Maggie Beer, as well as exquisite illustrations and photographs of the most outstanding of older icons, The Power Age is your guide to navigating midlife and beyond with power and panache.
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