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Shop better, buy less, and dress to tell the world "this is me"! As the high street embraces individuality, Anna Murphy, Fashion Director of The Times, shares her tricks for dressing well without always resorting to black. She helps you define your personal style to feel confident and comfortable. Your clothes stake your place in the world to a voice, a path, a future. Choose who you want to be and how to dress well accordingly. As Mark Twain said, "There is no power without clothes". Anna draws on her years of inside fashion knowledge and style experience to help you work out your "clothing happy place". What best flatters your body? What expresses your sense of self? And how do you build a sustainable wardrobe that will serve you day in, day out, for years to come? Explore why less is more; how to layer, the tricks of mixing and non-matching, and how to dress up neutrals. Follow Anna's tips on the 9-5 work wardrobe, what to wear for that special event, and how to carry off athleisure in style. Immerse yourself in this inspiring, realistic, and practical style book and you, too, will be able to throw chic outfits together effortlessly, have something you want to wear for every occasion, and create a wardrobe that, with occasional shopping forays, can last forever. Make fashion your friend!
The former muse and creative director for designer label Tuleh, and author of the blog "In Her Eyes" for Men′s Vogue, Amanda Brooks is a lifelong fashion chameleon with an unerring eye for the elements of personal style. Smart, glamorous, media-savvy and remarkably practical, Amanda has spent her entire life constructing a unique, eclectic and intimately personal sense of style. With classic roots, bohemian flair, a taste for designer luxuries, and a love for bargains everywhere, Amanda has looked to every imaginable source of fashion inspiration-from high-fashion runways and magazines, to thrift stores and classic movies, to her neighbors in downtown New York and old family photo albums. In I Love Your Style, Amanda helps women of all ages begin to cull through the frighteningly vast world of fashion, from its staid basics to its trendiest moments.
I Love Your Style is a sumptuous full-color look-book and style bible, complete with more than 400 classic and modern photographs, that will both empower and inspire women to dive into the challenge of defining, or refining, their personal style. With fully illustrated chapters, sidebars, shopping lists, and personal stories devoted to a range diverse styles and shopping techniques-Classic, Bohemian, Minimalist, Street, High-Fashion, Cheap Chic, Vintage-Brooks walks readers through every angle of the fashion world, from the basic pieces and accessories that define a style, to the small details, combinations, and adaptations that can make it your own.
With its focus on embracing creativity, personal history, originality, and the freedom to pick and choose aspects from any distinct "style"-and with no "rules," "commandments," or lengthy lists of "don′ts" in sight-I Love Your Style is a must-read for budding fashionistas, or anyone who finds herself frustrated in front of the mirror each morning.
Modest fashion has been gaining momentum in the mainstream global fashion industry over the past half-decade and is now a multi-billion-dollar retail sector. Its growing and now consistent appearance on high-profile fashion runways, on celebrities and in the headlines of fashion publications and news outlets, has shown that the modest fashion movement is hugely relevant to consumers. This is particularly true for millennials who are attracted to the feminist influences behind concealing your body, follow faith-based dress codes, or are attuned to social media, where more and more modest fashion bloggers are using imagery to inspire their followers. While the movement can credit European high fashion houses, like Gucci, for making conservative dresses and layering "in style" and "on trend," and subsequent Western labels like DKNY, H&M and Mango for dabbling in the realm of modest wear, it is the newly emerging group of faith-influenced fashion brands who are driving the revolution, along with a new crop of Muslim fashion bloggers. These have helped catapult demure dressing trends globally. This book speaks to the various personalities and companies who have helped shape the modest fashion industry into such a significant retail sector, while also exploring the controversies that lie at the heart of the movement, such as one pressing question: even if it covers the skin but is flamboyant, modeled with the purpose of attracting attention, and publicly promoted on social media, can fashion truly be modest?
'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.
Finnish-born writer Katja Pantzar was raised and educated in Canada, where the consumerist and materially obsessed culture left her feeling empty and unhappy. When she received treatment for depression in her mid-20s, the doctor treating her simply prescribed medication and sleeping pills, no thought given to her lifestyle. After moving to Finland, Katja discovered sisu: the Finnish approach to well being defined by a special kind of resilience, grit and courage. She embraced this way of living and experienced a dramatic turnaround in her health and happiness. Simple, functional exercise (as simple as riding her bike to work), the Nordic diet,spending time in nature and water together with a more courageous outlook, all served to transform Pantzar's life: her anxieties, fatigue and pain left behind in the sea. In Finding Sisu, Pantzar offers an honest (no place is perfect - Finland is not an exception) and uplifting account of her physical and psychological health transformation from a slightly lethargic depressive into an energetic optimist. She examines the link between sisu and the Nordic reputation for excellent wellbeing and overall life satisfaction, and looks at the ways in which we, too, can apply sisu to our lives - wherever we may be. Finding Sisu is a personal but also practical approach to the power of this 500-year-old philosophy and how it can help us all to lead healthier, happier - and braver lives.
You're one glittery pompom away from having a better day! Inject some colour and fun into your life with these super-cute craft projects using flowers, sequins, tinsel, glitter and pompoms galore.
No prior skills are required to make these glittering beauties. The projects include gem-covered party socks and collars, tinsel jackets, confetti-covered tights, pompom totes, necklaces and earrings and flower-bedecked headphones, crowns and brooches.
Teaching you how to achieve maximum cuteness for minimum effort, Be Dazzling brings a welcome splash of razzle-dazzle to every crafter's life.
Often life seems to be about having or achieving more, but what happens when we choose less? Discover the joys of simplicity and moderation with practical exercises to clear your home, calendar and mind. Through fascinating anecdotes and intriguing vignettes, How to Make Space reveals how people throughout history and around the world have embraced a simpler life, from Buddhist monks to Swedish Lagom and modern minimalism. Be inspired to follow their example and reap the benefits of more time, more clarity, more joy, more space.
White shirts are a classic - they can be dressed up or down, be worn fitted, cropped or tight; with skirts, jeans and trousers, or just on their own, if you're feeling daring! The Art of the White Shirt is a fun, inspirational book on how to make the most of your white T-shirts, blouses or shirts. Dress up your white T with some boyfriend jeans, a statement necklace and a sexy pair of stilettos, or wear it casually with a pair of culottes and your favourite sneakers. Try wearing your white shirt backwards for a fashion statement, or go for a classic look and pop it under your favourite cashmere jumper. Learn how to transform your wardrobe staple with accessories, some key wardrobe pieces -- such as jeans, a pencil skirt, and a good pair of black trousers -- and a little bit of imagination. Beautifully illustrated, and featuring 50 ingenious ideas, The Art of the White Shirt is a delightful book.
Here is a uniquely welcome gift for all who treasure the idea of an old-fashioned Christmas. Take a Victorian-inspired journey through the holiday as it was celebrated a century and more ago, beginning in the cold snows of early December and ending with the departure of guests on Christmas night. The book tells of games, gifts, decorations, superstitions, beliefs, fashions, foods, and fun, all presented in illustrated bursts of history combined with the thoughts and poetry of the Victorians themselves. A visual treat, richly peppered with vintage trade cards, greeting cards, photographs, and artwork from period magazines for a scrapbook-like kaleidoscope of colors and impressions, this is Christmas history at its best and most playful. As Charles Dickens wrote, "it is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas." A value guide to the items shown makes this book a valuable resource as well, offering guidance for new and seasoned collectors alike.
Photographer, blogger, art director and fashion enthusiast Giuseppe Santamaria invites us on a journey across four continents to explore men's street style in eight inspiring cities - New York, Toronto, Tokyo, Sydney, Melbourne, London, Florence and Paris. This striking photographic collection showcases unique men and their styles, from the classic silhouettes of Italian tailoring to the eccentric outfits of Manhattan and downtown Tokyo. Alone In A Crowd is a global sartorial adventure that captures the relationship of place, personality and fashion.
Dream Homes of the Carolinas features impressive custom homes design and built by the top architects and builders throughout the Carolinas.
Add the personal touch to your Christmas celebration with ten adorable, whimsical ornaments of your own making. Create Santa, two different reindeer, a snowman, penguin, gingerbread man, a gift-bearing polar bear, a Christmas pig, a bunny angel, and a puppy in a stocking. Bridget guides you through every step with clear descriptions and color photos. She uses four kinds of polymer clay for her creations (Fimo, Cernit, Sculpey, and ProMat) in beautiful colors so your projects won't have to be painted. These are projects the whole family can enjoy together.
Today's job market and workplace have many unwritten rules for dressing smart and getting ahead. From deciding on what to wear at job interviews to looking professional on the job, this book identifies 101 dressing mistakes women often make that can negatively affect their careers. Includes errors such as looking too casual, inappropriate attire for a business environment, combining the wrong colours, no sense of style, using too little or too much make-up, not having a polished appearance, unfamiliarity with what styles work well with one's body structure, buying quantity instead of quality, and much more. Includes invaluable tips on how to improve one's appearance and get ahead in one's career. Includes colour photographs.
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