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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.
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>
How to Get Dressed: A Costume Designer's Secrets for Making Your ...
by Alison Freer

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

April 14, 2015

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Costume designer Alison Freer’s styling kit is a magical bag of tricks, built to solve every single wardrobe malfunction on earth. TV and film productions wait for nothing, so her solutions have to work fast. In <i>How to Get Dressed</i>, Alison distills her secrets into a fun, comprehensive style guide focused on rethinking your wardrobe like a fashion expert and making what’s in your closet work for you. She provides real-world advice about everything style-related, including:<br /><br />   • Making every garment you own fit better <br />   • Mastering closet organization <br />   • The undergarments you actually need <br />   • The scoop on tailors and which alterations are worth it <br />   • Shopping thrift and vintage like a rockstar <br /><br /> Instead of repeating boring style “rules,” Alison breaks the rules and gets real about everything from bras to how to deal with inevitable fashion disasters. Including helpful information such as how to skip ironing and the dry cleaners, remove every stain under the sun, and help clueless men get their sartorial acts together, <i>How to Get Dressed</i> has hundreds of insider tips from Alison’s arsenal of tools and expertise.
Mending Matters: Stitch, Patch, and Repair Your Favorite Denim & ...
by Katrina Rodabaugh

Language

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>
50 Ways to Wear a Scarf
by Lauren Friedman

Language

English

Pages

129

Publication Date

February 11, 2014

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From the Audrey to the Paris, the Top Down, or the Easy Breezy, there are 50 scarf styles in this book for any occasion or mood. Jaunty illustrations break down each step so stylistas can wrap, loop, and get out the door looking perfectly polished. Teens, young professionals, and moms alike will love playing around with the looks, including unexpected belts, sarongs, and topknots.
The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Beauty: 40 Projects fo...
by , Abby Cox

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English

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Publication Date

July 09, 2019

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<p><b>Master Iconic 18th Century Hair and Makeup Techniques</b></p><p>Ever wondered how Marie Antoinette achieved her sky-high hairstyle or how women in the 1700s created their voluminous frizz hairdos? The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Beauty answers all your Georgian beauty questions—and teaches you all you need to know to recreate the styles yourself. </p><p>Learn how to whip up your own pomatum and hair powder and correctly use them to take your ’dos to the next level. From there, dive into the world of buckles, hair cushions and papillote papers with historically accurate hairstyles straight from the 1700s. And top all your hair masterpieces with millinery from the time period, from a French night cap to a silk bonnet to a simple, elegant chiffonet. </p><p>With Lauren and Abby’s step-by-step instructions and insightful commentary, this must-have guide is sure to find a permanent place on the shelves of all 18th century beauty enthusiasts.</p>
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>
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>
Pattern Fitting With Confidence
by Nancy Zieman

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English

Pages

128

Publication Date

June 23, 2008

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<p>Nancy Zieman's pattern fitting approach is easy - no cutting, slashing, tucking or pinching—just logical and easy pivot-and-slide techniques, providing a painless method to follow that results in a garment that is comfortable and attractive. Once you learn Nancy's techniques for fitting, you will find it easy to make every garment you sew fit your size and shape. Multiple fitting charts are included in the book, as well as an index for locating technical information at a glance.</p>
#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>

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