Fashion Climbing: A Memoir with Photographs

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Penguin Press #ad - Between these covers, an effervescent tale of a bohemian world as it once was, is an education in style, and a final gift to the readers of one of New York's great characters. Taking on the alias William J. Because designing under his family's name would have been a disgrace to his parents--Bill became one of the era's most outlandish and celebrated hat designers, catering to movie stars, heiresses, and artists alike.

Bill's mission was to bring happiness to the world by making women an inspiration to themselves and everyone who saw them. This was his education, and the birth of the democratic and exuberant taste that he came to be famous for as a photographer for The New York Times. The untold story of a new york city legend's education in creativity and styleFor Bill Cunningham, New York City was the land of freedom, and, glamour, above all, style.

Fashion Climbing: A Memoir with Photographs #ad - When he arrived in New York, he reveled in people-watching. He held off on sharing it--and himself--until his passing. Growing up in a lace-curtain irish suburb of Boston, secretly trying on his sister's dresses and spending his evenings after school in the city's chicest boutiques, Bill dreamed of a life dedicated to fashion.

But although he was one of the city's most recognized and treasured figures, Bill was also one of its most guarded. These were halcyon days when fashion was all he ate and drank. He spent his nights at opera openings and gate-crashing extravagant balls, how the jewels hung, where he would take note of the styles, watching how the gowns moved, new and old, how the hair laid on each head.

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Polka Dot Parade: A Book About Bill Cunningham

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little bee books #ad - He traveled to paris for Fashion Week, and admiration for his work grew. Bill cunningham used his passion and talent to capture the beauty he saw in fashion and the ultimate freedom that it represents to each and every person. This is an inspiring picture book about finding your path and being creative. As he took picture after picture, Bill found beauty not in people, but in their clothes.

This is a moving and impassioned picture book about the iconic fashion photographer Bill Cunningham that will inspire young readers to go discover their own ideas of beauty and embolden the world with their own creativity!He found "sheer poetry"in the drape of an evening dress, delightin the swoosh of a knife-pleated skirt, and sartorial splendorin Jazz Age garb.

Polka Dot Parade: A Book About Bill Cunningham #ad - Every day, bill cunningham pedaled his bike through New York City searching for beauty. Drawn to bold and creative choices, Bill's photos captured the attention of the New York Times. With his sense of creativity and daringness, his own personal style of photography came to be known as street art photography.

His photos left a lasting impression on all those who came across his work and they continue to inspire creativity today. This is the story of the legend who created street fashion photography and left behind a legacy of glorious pictures.

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Iris Apfel: Accidental Icon

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Harper Design #ad - Personal style really originated with iris apfel; she has always espoused the virtues of not just dressing for yourself, but being who you are and doing it unapologetically, which is perhaps why she and her messaging and aesthetic have resonated so comprehensively. She’s a transcendent icon!”— Leandra Medine, manrepeller.

Coma unique and lavishly illustrated collection of musings, anecdotes, wit, infused with the singular candor, and observations on all matters of life and style, and exuberance of the globally revered ninety-six-year-old fashion icon whose work has been celebrated at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute and by countless fans worldwide.

A woman who transcends time and trends, Iris Apfel is a true original, textiles, one of the most dynamic personalities in the worlds of fashion, and interior design. In 2015, acclaimed director albert Maysles released Iris, his last film—now an Emmy Award nominee—to a global audience. Now, has created an entertaining, and infectious energy have earned her nearly a million followers on social media, this self-dubbed geriatric starlet, visually arresting, thought-provoking, whose irrepressible authenticity, wit, candor, and inspiring volume—her first book—that captures her unique joie de vivre.

Astute maxims, both proclamatory, fill the book as do lists, revelatory, from the decline of manners to the importance of taking risks, essays on style and various subjects, witty anecdotes from childhood to the present, and advisory. All are paired with a bold, color-filled, exciting design that varies from page to page.

Iris Apfel: Accidental Icon #ad - Iris apfel: accidental icon, contains an eclectic mix of musings and 180 full-color and black-and-white photos and illustrations—presented in the same improvisational, multifaceted style that have made Iris a contemporary fashion icon. She also acted as a restoration consultant and replicated fabric for the White House over nine presidential administrations.

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Loulou & Yves: The Untold Story of Loulou de La Falaise and the House of Saint Laurent

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St. Martin's Press #ad - She’s the sounding board, ” yves rhapsodizes of his second self in Loulou & Yves, a sweeping, waspish work of fashion and social history. I bounce ideas off her and they come back clearer and things begin to happen. Yves’s many tributes shape loulou’s memory, giacometti-like figure could be told by her clanking bronze cuffs, as if everything there was to know about this fugitive, towering fur toques, the turquoise boulders on her fingers and her working friendship with the man who put women in pants.

But parallel to this storyline runs another, lifting the veil on Loulou, darker one, a classic “number two” with a contempt for convention, and exposing the underbelly of fashion at its highest level. Behind yves’s encomiums are a pair of aristocrat parents―loulou’s shiftless french father and menacingly chic English mother―who abandoned her to a childhood of foster care and sexual abuse straight out of “Les Misérables”; Loulou’s recurring desperation to leave Yves and go out on her own; and the grandiose myths surrounding her family.

Loulou & Yves: The Untold Story of Loulou de La Falaise and the House of Saint Laurent #ad - Delving beyond the “official” version of her life, loulou & Yves unspools an elusive fashion idol―nymphomaniacal, heedless and up to her bracelets in coke and Boizel champagne―at the core of what used to be called “le beau monde. On the theory that everyone loves a cocktail party, friends, colleagues, loulou & yves traces her life chronologically through the charming literary device of oral biography, extended family, slightly less bitter detractors, in which the spoken memories of more than two hundred “voices”―husbands, pundits, groupies, enemies, lovers, and hangers-on―are seamlessly interwoven with those of Yves and Loulou themselves.

Sometimes they are violent but always positive.

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Becoming

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Crown #ad - As first lady of the united states of america—the first african-American to serve in that role—she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U. S. An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States   In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era.

And around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. In her memoir, michelle obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address.

Becoming #ad - Warm, and revelatory, wise, becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations—and whose story inspires us to do the same. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it—in her own words and on her own terms.

Along the way, crushed carpool Karaoke, she showed us a few dance moves, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare.

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Tomorrow I'll Be Brave

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Penguin Workshop #ad - As this book reminds readers, tomorrow is another day, full of endless opportunities--all you have to do is decide to make the day yours. Jessica hische, one of the great designers and typographers, now shows herself equally adept at creating gorgeous and immersive images for young readers. This is a joyous burst of color.

Dave eggers, author of Her Right Foot. Journey through the beautifully hand-lettered messages by award-winning illustrator Jessica Hische. This uplifting and positive book encourages kids to promise that tomorrow, they will try new things, do their best, and be brave. Tomorrow i'll be all the things i tried to be today:Adventurous, Strong, Confident, Creative, Curious, Smart, & Brave.

Tomorrow I'll Be Brave #ad - And if i wasn't one of them, I know that it's OK. Journey through a world filled with positive and beautifully hand-lettered words of widsom, inspiration, and motivation.

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Double Vision: The Unerring Eye of Art World Avatars Dominique and John de Menil

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Knopf #ad - We see them introduced to the artists in europe and america whose works they would collect, and we see how, by the 1960s, 000 paintings, their collection had grown to include 17, sculptures, drawings, rare books, photographs, and decorative objects. And here is, as well, a vivid behind-the-scenes look at the art world of the twentieth century and the enormous influence the de Menils wielded through what they collected and built and through the causes they believed in.

The first and definitive biography of the celebrated collectors Dominique and John de Menil, who became one of the greatest cultural forces of the twentieth century through groundbreaking exhibits of art, artistic scholarship, the creation of innovative galleries and museums, and work with civil rights.

Double Vision: The Unerring Eye of Art World Avatars Dominique and John de Menil #ad - Dominique and john de menil created an oasis of culture in their Philip Johnson-designed house with everyone from Marlene Dietrich and René Magritte to Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns. From their ancestors in normandy and Alsace, to their own early years in France, and their travels in South America before settling in Houston.

In houston, the rothko chapel, the cy twombly Gallery, they built the Menil Collection, the Byzantine Fresco Chapel, and underwrote the Contemporary Arts Museum. Now, with unprecedented access to family archives, William Middleton has written a sweeping biography of this unique couple.

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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents a Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo

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Chronicle Books #ad - Hbo's emmy-winning last week tonight with John Oliver presents a children's picture book about a Very Special boy bunny who falls in love with another boy bunny. Meet marlon bundo, a lonely bunny who lives with his Grampa, Mike Pence - the Vice President of the United States. But on this very special Day, Marlon's life is about to change forever.

. With its message of tolerance and advocacy, this charming children's book explores issues of same sex marriage and democracy. 100% of last week tonight's proceeds will be donated to The Trevor Project and AIDS United. Sweet, and beautifully illustrated, funny, this book is dedicated to every bunny who has ever felt different.

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Henri Samuel: Master of the French Interior

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Rizzoli #ad - Such was his expertise that museums such as Versailles and the Metropolitan Museum of Art consulted him on the installation of period rooms. Samuel was a master at reproducing intimate spaces in various historic styles in addition to mixing those styles in an erudite way: modernist paintings were installed over Empire consoles, Louis XIII furniture shared space with Oriental objects, neoclassical chairs were placed beside tables of brass and Plexiglas.

This book records samuel's life, his career, and the luxurious interiors he created for his clients and himself--rooms that look as fresh and alive today as they did when they were first arranged. This book takes the reader inside some of samuel's groundbreaking and inspiring interiors, beginning with his first job assisting Stéphane Boudin of Jansen in the 1920s through postwar Paris society and into the go-go '80s.

Henri Samuel: Master of the French Interior #ad - . It is a necessary addition to any design library. During his illustrious career, prince sadruddin aga khan, Samuel created rarefied and beautiful environments for his jet-set clientele--Doris Duke, Valentino Garavani, Susan and John Gutfreund, and multiple Rothschilds and Vanderbilts. The first book dedicated to henri samuel,  considered one of the pre-eminent French interior designers of the twentieth century and acclaimed for his mastery of historic design, as well as his eye for contemporary presentation and furnishings--a high-point addition to Rizzoli's continuing coverage of the masters of the field.

Design legend henri samuel believed that a successful interior was one in which an observer never suspected that a decorator had been involved.

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Charlotte Moss Entertains: Celebrations and Everyday Occasions

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Rizzoli #ad - Moss invites you into her world to discover how to make everyday an occasion. Flowers are collected from the garden and artfully arranged for a memorable meal. Moss focuses on events—as small as breakfast in bed or tea in the afternoon or as elaborate as a festive Christmas luncheon or large dinner party—and the artifacts of our lives china, silver, linen to create the backdrop for a life well lived.

Moss celebrates the day-to-day by bringing her enthusiasm and impeccable style to every domestic activity. From tasteful meals for one to grand occasions for friends and family, Moss chronicles her own aptitude for hospitality. Style icons are conjured for their entertaining savvy: pauline de Rothschild for her pioneering tabletop decoration, Marjorie Merriweather Post for her organizational precision, Lesley Blanch for her introduction of exotic delights to the table, and Elsie de Wolfe for her always-right recipes.

Charlotte Moss Entertains: Celebrations and Everyday Occasions #ad - Linen closets are catalogued. Butlers’ pantries are explored. Setting the table becomes a joy when putting together stylish combinations of place mats, china, monogrammed linens, tableware, curios, and flowers. Renowned and beloved interior designer and tastemaker Charlotte Moss celebrates gracious hospitality—from assembling striking place settings and arranging the table to hosting a dinner party or simply serving an elegant afternoon tea.

Charlotte moss inspires readers to imbue everyday life with elegance and romance.

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Norell: Master of American Fashion

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Rizzoli Electa #ad - Norell was the first thoroughly modern American designer—and his dresses are still prized by stylish women today. Early jobs included creating costumes for film and stage and outfits for the stars themselves, as well as working for fashion entrepreneur Hattie Carnegie. Clients included lauren bacall, jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Dinah Shore, Babe Paley, Marilyn Monroe, Lena Horne, and Lady Bird Johnson.

He singlehandedly shaped the character of the ready-to-wear industry and served as a role model to younger generations of American designers. Norell brought to the world a lean sophistication and American glamour in his daytime suits, swing coats, jersey separates, and his shimmering sequined “mermaid” dresses.

Norell: Master of American Fashion #ad - The first book dedicated to the career and creations of esteemed fashion designer Norman Norell, the man hailed as the “Dean of American Fashion” by the New York Times. Norman norell 1900–1972—the first american designer to employ couture techniques, coats, and luxurious fabrics—made dresses, refined workmanship, and suits that critics deemed “the equal of Paris, ” earning him the sobriquet “the American Balenciaga” and forever changing perceptions about New York’s Seventh Avenue garment industry.

Norell showed the world that American design could climb to great heights by producing collection after collection that was both elegant and practical.

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