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The Curated Closet: A Simple System for Discovering Your Personal...
by Anuschka Rees

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English

Pages

258

Publication Date

September 20, 2016

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<b>Is your closet jam-packed and yet you have absolutely nothing to wear? Can you describe your personal style in one sentence? If someone grabbed a random piece from your closet right now, how likely is it that it would be something you love and wear regularly?<br /></b><br /> With so many style and shopping options, it can be difficult to create a streamlined closet of pieces that can be worn easily and confidently. In <i>The Curated Closet</i>, style writer Anuschka Rees presents a fascinatingly strategic approach to identifying, refining, and expressing personal style and building the ideal wardrobe to match it, with style and shopping strategies that women can use every day. Using <i>The Curated Closet</i> method, you’ll learn to:<br /><br /> ·         Shop smarter and more selectively<br /> ·         Make the most of your budget<br /> ·         Master outfit formulas and color palettes<br /> ·         Tweak your wardrobe for work<br /> ·         Assess garment fit and quality like a pro<br /> ·         Curate a closet of fewer, better pieces<br /><br /> Including useful infographics, charts, and activities, as well as beautiful fashion photography, <i>The Curated Closet</i> is the ultimate practical guide to authentic and unique style.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
Mending Matters: Stitch, Patch, and Repair Your Favorite Denim & ...
by Katrina Rodabaugh

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English

Pages

228

Publication Date

October 16, 2018

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<DIV><I>Mending Matters</I> explores sewing on two levels: First, it includes more than 20 hands-on projects that showcase current trends in visible mending that are edgy, modern, and bold—but draw on traditional stitching. It does all this through just four very simple mending techniques: exterior patches, interior patches, slow stitches, darning, and weaving. In addition, the book addresses the way mending leads to a more mindful relationship to fashion and to overall well-being. In essays that accompany each how-to chapter, Katrina Rodabaugh explores mending as a metaphor for appreciating our own naturally flawed selves, and she examines the ways in which mending teaches us new skills, self-reliance, and confidence, all gained from making things with our own hands.</DIV>
#FashionVictim: A Novel
by Amina Akhtar

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English

Pages

314

Publication Date

September 11, 2018

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<div><B>"Darkly satisfying."—<i>Martha Stewart Living</i><BR>"A diabolical page-turner . . . impossible to put down."—<i>Forbes</i><BR><b>"Darkly funny."—Fashionista<BR>"As awesome as it sounds."—Book Riot<BR><BR><b>A thrilling take on the fashion world, <i>#FashionVictim</i> is <i>Dexter</i> meets <i>The Devil Wears Prada</i>.</b><BR><BR>Fashion editor Anya St. Clair is on the verge of greatness. Her wardrobe is to die for. Her social media is killer. And her career path is littered with the bodies of anyone who got in her way. She’s worked hard to get where she is, but she doesn’t have everything.<BR><BR>Not like Sarah Taft. Anya’s obsession sits one desk away. Beautiful, stylish, and rich, she was born to be a fashion world icon. From her beach-wave blonde hair to her on-trend nail art, she’s a walking editorial spread. And Anya wants to be her friend. Her best friend. Her only friend.<BR><BR>But when Sarah becomes her top competition for a promotion, Anya’s plan to win her friendship goes into overdrive. In order to beat Sarah…she’ll have to become her. Friendly competition may turn fatal, but as they say in fashion: <i>One day you’re in, and the next day you’re dead.</i></div>
The Complete Photo Guide to Perfect Fitting
by Sarah Veblen

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English

Pages

224

Publication Date

January 01, 2012

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<DIV><p>Here is the ultimate reference for fitting test garments and transferring accurate adjustments to patterns! No matter what size or shape you are, wearing garments that fit perfectly makes you look and feel better. Rather than making commonly accepted changes to a commercial pattern, the method presented in this guide focuses on the way a test garment fits the body. The fabric is manipulated to improve the fit, and then those specific changes are made to the pattern. The result: patterns that fit perfectly!</p><p>With <I>The Complete Photo Guide to Perfect Fitting</I>, you'll learn:</p><p>- The importance of a fitting axis and how to use it during a fitting</p><p>- How to recognize fitting issues, such as drag lines and folds</p><p>- How to manipulate fabric to solve common and unusual fitting problems</p><p>- How to transfer the fitting changes to your pattern easily</p><p>- Basic pattern-making skills to ensure accurate alterations</p><p>See the fitting process from start to finish on basic garments, fitted on real people. Then follow fitting solutions on different body types. The lessons you learn will help you fit any body.</p></DIV>
Max Factor: The Man Who Changed the Faces of the World
by Fred E. Basten

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English

Pages

196

Publication Date

September 01, 2011

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<DIV><B>The true story of a poor immigrant who built a Hollywood cosmetics empire is told in “</B><B>this biography of the man who gave the world a makeover” (<I>Publishers Weekly</I>).</B><BR />  <BR /> There was a time when “nice girls” didn’t wear makeup. Max Factor changed all that. Born Maksymilian Faktorowicz in the late 1800s to a poverty-stricken Polish family, he worked as a beautician for the Russian royal family—until bigotry forced him to flee to America, where he opened a small cosmetics store in Los Angeles.<BR />  <BR /> His work caught the eye of the burgeoning film industry, and soon Max Factor was the makeup of the stars, and Factor himself was designing the legendary looks of Katharine Hepburn, Rita Hayworth, Bette Davis, and countless other style icons of the day. But he also brought makeup to the masses, not just to movie stars. A revolutionary of the industry, he invented false eyelashes, lip gloss, foundation, eye shadow, the eyebrow pencil, concealer, wand-applicator mascara, and water-resistant makeup, even as he developed such concepts as color harmony and the celebrity endorsements that are the backbone of today’s cosmetics business. Now, ordinary women could add a little big-screen beauty to their own lives, with Max Factor products sold in department stores and drugstores everywhere.<BR />  <BR /> At once a rags-to-riches story, a portrait of Hollywood’s golden age, and a look inside the origins of a modern multibillion-dollar industry, <I>Max Factor</I> is “fascinating . . . you won’t be able to put it down” (<I>Glamour</I>).</DIV>
Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible: 260 Exquisite Patterns by Hitomi ...
by Hitomi Shida

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English

Pages

160

Publication Date

October 10, 2017

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<b>In the <i>Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible</i> knitting guru Hitomi Shida shares some of her favorite needlework patterns.</b> <br /><br />Shida's strikingly original designs and variations on every imaginable classic stitch result in intricate patterns that form the basis for beautiful and unique knitted fashions. This is the perfect book for the experienced knitter who is looking for new stitches that yield spectacular results! This Japanese knitting book features a wide range of rewarding and intricate stitches including: <ul><li> cables</li><li> popcorn stitches</li><li> twisted stitches</li><li> edgings </li><li> and many more…</li></ul>A set of detailed, step-by-step diagrams show you how to execute all the basic stitches. Instructions and diagrams for a series of small projects offer practice working with large patterns, lacy patterns, pattern arrangement and round yokes among other things. The knitting projects include:<ul><li> A classic hat made using large patterns</li><li> An elegant scarf in lacy patterns</li><li> The ever-popular fingerless mittens</li><li> Thick socks that can be made using various patterns</li><li> A feminine collar using round stitching</li><li> And much more!</li> </ul><i>Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible</i> represents a whole new adventure for knitters and is sure to become a valued reference for beginning knitters and experts alike.
First Time Sewing
by Editors of Creative Publi...

Language

English

Pages

128

Publication Date

June 01, 2014

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<DIV>Learning how to sew has never been simpler! Enjoy this beginner's guide that takes you by the hand like a personal instructor and teaches you how to sew using hand stiches as well as sewing machines. Filled with detailed descriptions of materials and tools, the easy step-by-step instructions for all the basic sewing techniques will have you creating projects like aprons, pillows, and even pants and shorts in no time. Five simple projects will introduce sewing skills like hems, seams, balancing tension, and how to use a pattern; skills you will use often as you continue to learn.</div><DIV>With <i>First Time Sewing</i>, soon you will be stitching amazing gifts and projects with confidence.</div>
Amy Herzog's Ultimate Sweater Book: The Essential Guide for Adven...
by Amy Herzog

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English

Pages

192

Publication Date

October 16, 2018

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<DIV>Yarn and fiber enthusiasts everywhere will celebrate the latest addition to Amy Herzog’s beloved knitting series (which includes <I>You Can Knit That, Knit to Flatter,</I> and <I>Knit Wear Love</I>). This essential guide details every aspect of sweater knitting, starting with instructions for four basic sweater types: yoke, raglan, drop shoulder, and set-in sleeve. Patterns are offered in multiple sizes and yarn gauges for broad appeal. Following the basics for each of the four sweater types are a diverse range of customizing options, including how to add a hood, cowl neck, turtleneck, pockets, and zip or cardigan front, just to name a few. Amy’s clear instruction and expert tips expand the many knitting possibilities, creating the essential knitting resource for knitters everywhere.</DIV>
Favorite Socks: 25 Timeless Designs
by Interweave

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English

Pages

131

Publication Date

February 15, 2013

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<B>Classic sock patterns from <I>Interweave Knits</I> magazine are available once again in this inspired collection.</B><BR />  <BR /> Socks are portable, quick to knit, and universally wearable. New knitters have recently been discovering them in droves, while <I>Interweave Knits</I> magazine has been providing original, beautiful patterns for a decade. Favorite Socks features 25 beautiful and timeless sock patterns for every occasion in a range of techniques, traditions, and designs, many of which have become unavailable as original issues of <I>Interweave Knits </I>went out of print. Highlights include a tutorial for knitting socks on two circular needles, instructions for making resoleable socks, and six completely new designs for those avid knitters who may have every issue of <I>Interweave Knits</I> magazine.<BR />  <BR /> “Budd and Merrow’s book will appeal to this [sock knitting] fan base and may even convince reluctant knitters to take up the sport.” —<I>Library Journal</I><BR />  <BR /> “The publishers that started the whole sock phenom have put out a greatest sock hits book . . . presented in a fantastic package.” —Knitty.com<BR />  <BR /> “Good patterns. Classic. Timeless.” —Cast-on.com<BR />  <BR /> “Tired of trying to remember what issue that sock pattern was in? This collection solves that problem.” —<I>The News & Observer</I><BR />  <BR /> “Those double points will be flying. Each succeeding sock tickles your must-knit list.” —<I>Yarn Market News</I><BR />  <BR /> “Five out of five stars! I really like this new sock book.” —<I>Knitting News</I><BR />  <BR /> “These are patterns sock knitters will be using repeatedly, mixing and matching the techniques as their confidence and ability grows.” —Monsters and Critics.com
The Curvy Girl's Style Handbook: Book 3 of the Stylish Upgrades S...
by Suze Solari

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English

Pages

94

Publication Date

May 18, 2018

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<h2>Struggling to find a style to suit your curves? Discover a system of powerful fashion secrets that will supercharge your closet for business and pleasure! </h2><p>Having trouble choosing what to wear each day? Does your full-figured body restrict your style and challenge how you feel about and present yourself? Fashion writer and professional stylist Suze Solari has spent 25 years getting women's wardrobes into shape and now she's here to show you simple secrets to help you become a style sensation!</p><p><i>The Curvy Girl's Style Handbook</i> is packed with real-world techniques to help real woman feel at home in their clothes all while looking amazing. Using real models from a range of sizes, ages, and ethnicities, Solari shows you a step-by-step process to transform your look for good. You’ll be amazed by the clever changes that will make getting dressed something you look forward to every single day. </p><h3>In <i>The Curvy Girl's Style Handbook</i>, you'll discover:</h3><ul><li> The secrets to structuring your clothing so you always combine the right items for your body type</li><li> Solari’s two key styling principles to make every outfit shine</li><li> How to create shapes that flatter and celebrate your curves</li><li> Special outfits for every occasion so you can go from mom to entrepreneur in a flash</li><li> Ways to use your existing wardrobe as your new foundation and much, much more!</li></ul><p><i>The Curvy Girl's Style Handbook</i> is a complete and practical guide for naturally curvy women that's part of Solari's Stylish Upgrades series. If you like real-world advice, simple-to-follow wardrobe tips, and curve-pleasing clothing combinations, then you'll love Suze Solari’s superbly detailed guide.</p><h2><u>Buy <i>The Curvy Girl's Style Handbook</i> to stitch together a brand new look today! </u></h2>

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