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<p><b>No one interested in fashion, style, or the high-flying intrigues of café society will want to miss the exuberantly entertaining oral biography <i id="m_1214257213189093550yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1499877849214_3691">Loulou & Yves: The Untold Story of Loulou de La Falaise and the House of Saint Laurent</i>, by Christopher Petkanas.</b></p><p>Loulou de La Falaise (1947-2011) was one of the most important women in the history of twentieth-century fashion, a brilliant iconoclast descending in a direct line from Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli. Born into a family of aesthetes, she was the daughter of a French nobleman and a British mother, Maxime Birley, a tornado of creative flamboyance. In 1968, Loulou’s Bohemian spirit, coupled with her fearless sense of style, caught the attention of Yves Saint Laurent (1936-2008)—the most influential designer of his time. </p><p>Thus began an exquisitely intimate and sometimes painful personal and professional relationship, unequaled in the annals of artistic collaboration: for thirty years, until his retirement in 2002, Loulou de La Falaise was Yves Saint Laurent’s right hand, muse, chief confidante, and the Merlin behind all those extravagant accessories—clanking bronze cuffs, towering fur toques, necklaces with stones the size of boulders—that became a crucial element of the YSL “look.” Saint Laurent, a famously troubled genius, relied on Loulou to inspire him, make him laugh, talk him off the ledge—and get him to the next groundbreaking collection. </p><p>Parallel to this passionate narrative runs another, darker one, exposing the underbelly of fashion at its highest level and revealed here for the first time. Many times over the decades, Loulou, feeling devoured and unfulfilled, wanted to break away from Yves. After he died, the glory years when everything had been paid for behind her, she faced with increasing desperation the bare need to earn a living.</p><p>In <i id="m_1214257213189093550yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1499877849214_3732">Loulou & Yves</i>, Christopher Petkanas traces Loulou de La Falaise’s life chronologically through the memories of more than two hundred “voices”: husbands, lovers, extended family, friends, enemies, slightly less bitter detractors, colleagues, groupies, Yves, pundits, hangers-on, Loulou herself. Topping the A-list of figures who tell her story in their own words, uncensored, are Andy Warhol, Karl Lagerfeld, Mick Jagger, Cecil Beaton, Tom Ford, Diana Vreeland, Thadée Klossowski, Robert Mapplethorpe, Helmut Newton, Hubert de Givenchy, Manolo Blahnik, Diane von Furstenberg, Elsa Peretti, Betty Catroux, John Richardson, Alber Elbaz, Christian Louboutin, Grace Coddington, Ben Brantley, Bruce Chatwin, Lady Annabel Goldsmith, André Leon Talley, and Pierre Bergé. Christopher Petkanas brings them all together in<i id="m_1214257213189093550yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1499877849214_3733"> Loulou & Yves</i> for a cocktail party that swirls around one of the most scintillating women the fashion world has ever known.</p>
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Micaela Erlanger has dressed and accessorized many celebrities for the red carpet, now she's sharing her hottest fashion tips for finishing any outfit with you. It's chock-full of tips on what you really want to know: Do your bag and shoes need to match? Can you mix metals? What’s the most flattering way to tie a scarf? Whether you’re dressing for your birthday party, date night, a job interview, or just a trip to the supermarket, this book will help you look—and feel—confident and chic. You don’t need a red carpet budget to benefit from her advice. You’ll learn: <br /><br /> · The Sunnies Algorithm: Identify your face shape and the perfect sunglasses for you.<br /> · A Flick of the Wrist: Learn to layer cuffs, bangles, chain bracelets, and charms. <br /> · Your Accessory Recipe: Avoid overaccessorizing in a few simple steps. <br /> · Steady Incline: How to choose a heel you can walk in.<br /> · Make It Up: Select a statement lip or a smoky eye.<br /> · The Rules of Seasonality: Know which fabrics work for which seasons, and which ones work all year round.
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<p><b>Both a history of fine jewelry coming out of Paris in the Golden Age and a tour through the secretive world of high-end, privately-sold jewelry, <i>Diving for Starfish</i> is a stylish detective story with a glittering piece of jewelry at its heart. </b></p><p>In the mid 1930s, in the workroom of the famous Parisian jeweler Boivin, a young jewelry designer named Juliette Moutard created one of the most coveted pieces of jewelry in the world—the famous starfish pin—still sought after today by aficionados of fine jewelry. </p><p>The starfish, created out of gold and encrusted with 71 cabochon rubies and 241 small amethysts, was distinctive because its five rays were articulated, meaning that they could curl and conform to the bustline or shoulder of the women who wore it. The House of Boivin made three of them. Two of the women who bought and wore the starfish were Claudette Colbert and Millicent Rogers. </p><p>Obsessed with the pin after she saw it in the private showroom of a Manhattan jewelry merchant, Cherie Burns set off on a journey to find out all she could about the elusive pins and the women who owned them. Her search took her around the world to Paris, London, New York, and Hollywood. <i>Diving for Starfish </i>is the story of these marvelous pieces of jewelry and the equally dazzling women who loved them.</p>
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<b>A comprehensive and accessible illustrated guide to lingerie from intimates expert Cora Harrington, founder of The Lingerie Addict, the internet's top intimate apparel blog.</b><br /><br />While many women love the idea of wearing special underthings, the world of lingerie can seem intimidating, overwhelming, and even unwelcoming. Where should I shop? How do I know if I'm wearing the wrong bra size? How are things supposed to fit? How do you take care of it all? If I don't have a model fit body or a partner, should I even bother with anything nice under my clothes? Lingerie expert and founder of TheLingerieAddict.com, Cora Harrington uses her deep knowledge, reassuring tone, and empowering attitude to show readers that nice underthings are for everyone--no matter your size, age, identity, or budget. <i>In Intimate Detail </i>is a complete guide to everything you need to know about shopping for, wearing, and caring for every type of intimate--from basic bras and panties to hosiery, special occasion wear, shapewear, corsets, and more. In this beautifully packaged and richly illustrated guide, Cora demystifies lingerie, making it accessible to people of all backgrounds, shapes, sizes, and ages, empowering them to confidently shop for, wear, and care for the underpinnings of their dreams.
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<DIV>Who makes your clothes? This used to be an easy question to answer it was the seamstress next door, or the tailor on the high street—or you made them yourself. Today, we rarely know the origins of the clothes hanging in our closets. The local shoemaker, dressmaker, and milliner are long gone, replaced a globalized fashion industry worth $1.5 trillion a year.<BR><BR>In <EM>Wardrobe Crisis</EM>, fashion journalist Clare Press explores the history and ethics behind what we wear. Putting her insider status to good use, Press examines the entire fashion ecosystem, from sweatshops to haute couture, unearthing the roots of today’s buy-and-discard culture. She traces the origins of icons like Chanel, Dior, and Hermès; charts the rise and fall of the department store; and follows the thread that led us from Marie Antoinette to Carrie Bradshaw.<BR><BR><EM>Wardrobe Crisis</EM> is a witty and persuasive argument for a fashion revolution that will empower you to feel good about your wardrobe again. <BR></DIV>
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<DIV><I>Fashionista: The Essential Visual Guide to the World of Fashion </I>reveals the fashion industry as never before. Written by fashion journalist and bestselling author Karen Homer and featuring stunning original illustrations, this beautiful book contains a wealth of information every fashionista should know, including: <ul><li>The story behind the most iconic fabrics and prints</li><li>How glasses became the ultimate fashion accessory</li><li>The Little Black Dress Family Tree</li><li>The Metrosexual – how men became fashionable</li><li>Fashion photographers and the art of airbrushing</li><li>The world’s most expensive underwear</li><li>Plus, spotlights on key figures and brands in the industry, such as Alexander McQueen, Tom Ford, Audrey Hepburn, Hermes, Christian Louboutin, Prada and Manolo Blahnik</li></ul></DIV>
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The Sassy Peach is the online destination for a diverse selection on all things fashion and beauty. With daily updates, The Sassy Peach delivers trend reports on fashion, beauty, celebrity style on a budget, and boutique spotlights. Fabulous readers love The Sassy Peach!<br/>Kindle blogs are fully downloaded onto your Kindle so you can read them even when you're not wirelessly connected. And unlike RSS readers which often only provide headlines, blogs on Kindle give you full text content and images, and are updated wirelessly throughout the day.
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A candid and enthralling memoir by the legendary founder of the company that brought American style to the world—Ralph Lauren shares the inside story of his rise from a tie designer operating out of a single drawer in the Empire State Building to the CEO of one of our most iconic brands.<BR><BR>Ralph Lauren is an American original. Born in the Bronx, the youngest of four, he grew up in a typical American neighborhood playing sports and going to the local movie theater. Though he never went to fashion school, he knew early on that he had a passion for style. Over the past fifty years, Lauren has built one of the greatest and most recognizable lifestyle brands—one that epitomizes the American Dream. The polo pony is among the few icons instantly recognized across the world.<BR> <BR>But Lauren himself has always been a mystery. Now, in a memoir that’s heartfelt, humble, and beautifully crafted, he tells his story at last. This rare peek into the mind of one of the most accomplished fashion designers tells of the risks he took, the setbacks, the competitors, and the countless doubters—as well as his many thrilling triumphs, visionary breakthroughs, and the foundational relationships that formed the heart of his brand.<BR> <BR>Both an artistic and entrepreneurial genius, Ralph Lauren is the quintessential interpreter of American style, a man who had a singular vision and sold it to the world.
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The e-book industry has been revolutionized with the emergence of handheld devices such as Kindle, Nook, and iPad. Book 2.0 is the future and most e-reader manufacturers are on their way to supporting such books. <br/><br/>E-book readers are in the process of changing the way we read books and consume content around the world. With the boost the industry is getting from top e-readers, it's only the matter time before e-books completely surpass physical books in sales. <br/><br/>Best Ebook Readers (formerly known as Kindled) is an established e-reader news portal that brings you the latest e-reader news, e-book reader tips, and developments in the e-book industry. <br/><br/>Kindle blogs are fully downloaded onto your Kindle so you can read them even when you're not wirelessly connected. And unlike RSS readers which often only provide headlines, blogs on Kindle give you full text content and images, and are updated wirelessly throughout the day.
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News, reviews and daily info on all things Tech.<br/><br/>Kindle blogs are fully downloaded onto your Kindle so you can read them even when you're not wirelessly connected. And unlike RSS readers which often only provide headlines, blogs on Kindle give you full text content and images, and are updated wirelessly throughout the day.

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