Stitched Up delves into the alluring world of fashion to reveal what is behind the clothes we wear. Moving between Karl Lagerfeld and Karl Marx, the book explores consumerism, class, and advertising to reveal the interests which benefit from exploitation. Tansy E. Hoskins dissects fashion’s vampiric relationship with the planet and with our bodies to uncover what makes it so damaging. Why does ´´size zero´´ exist, and what is the reality of working life for models? In a critique of the portrayal of race in fashion, the book also examines the global balance of power in the industry. In a compelling conclusion, Stitched Up explores the use of clothing to resist. Can you shock an industry that loves to shock? Is ´´green fashion´´ an alternative? Stitched Up provides a unique critical examination of contemporary culture and the distorting priorities of capitalism. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anneliese Rennie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/119445/bk_acx0_119445_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I, Elizabeth Hawes, have sold, stolen, and designed clothes in Paris. I have reported on Paris fashions for newspapers and magazines and department stores., and I´ve worked with American buyers in Europe. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sabrina Z.. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/050284/bk_acx0_050284_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´Rose Pressey´s books are fun!´´ - Janet Evanovich It´s time for this vintage fashion expert to put on her detective hat.... As the owner of It´s Vintage, Y´All in Sugar Creek, Georgia, Cookie Chanel has agreed to share her expertise with author Juliana McDaniel. But on her way to town, Juliana is shot dead, and that was all she wrote. Cookie picks up the thread of the story with help from her psychic cat and a couple of inquisitive ghosts. To unmask this killer, she´ll have to lift the lid on family secrets and hidden motives - because she might wind up getting capped herself if she doesn´t cloche this case.... Don´t miss Cookie Chanel´s fashion tips 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tara Ochs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/028296/bk_adbl_028296_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you know your Alexander McQueen from your Marc Jacobs, this publication is for you as we take a look at the world´s greatest models and designers. Twenty kings and queens of the catwalk strut their stuff in an elite look at some of the industry´s biggest names. From established supermodels including Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, and Kate Moss, to current stars like Cara Delevingne, find out who has made the cut as we recall the careers of these icons of fashion. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Valerie Gilbert. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/052637/bk_acx0_052637_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Their love is as strong as ever - but can it survive the dreadful secret that Alice Springer has been hiding all this time? Alice ended her relationship with John Pagan, the love of her life, because she had done something she believed he could never forgive. When they meet again after 10 years, she knows she wants him back. But before she can confess her secret, he learns it in the worst possible way from another source - and this time it looks as though their chance of happiness together really is over. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Missy Cambridge. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/047972/bk_acx0_047972_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Scotland Yard´s eminent Detective John Coffin was a mere sergeant. Anticipating a promotion, he buys a house that needs repairs and proves a catalyst to dire events. Workmen find the body of an adolescent boy under the floor - and Coffin, though it´s not his case, keeps up with an investigation that comes to center on his own neighbors. Attracted to Rose Hilaire, the sergeant learns that her son was a friend of the murder victim and of other missing boys. Rose´s troubles multiply as she fights to protect her son and her dress factory, hard-won after years of poverty. The business is threatened not only by scandal but by Rose´s designer, Gaby Glass, who schemes to take off with her creations. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nigel Carrington. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/012938/bk_adbl_012938_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Both the skeleton and the corpse have died with suspicious convenience for Georgia Wells, a monstrous but charming actress with a raffish entourage. Georgia´s best friend just happens to be Valentine, a top couturière and Campion´s sister. In order to protect Valentine, Campion must unravel a story of blackmail and ruthless murder.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Francis Matthews. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/006038/bk_bbcw_006038_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
First, there is a skeleton in a dinner jacket. Then, a corpse in a golden aeroplane. After another body is found, Albert Campion nearly makes a fourth. Both the skeleton and the corpse have died with suspicious convenience for Georgia Wells, a monstrous but charming actress with a raffish entourage. Georgia´s best friend just happens to be Valentine, a top couturier and Campion´s sister. In order to protect Valentine, Campion must unravel a story of blackmail and ruthless murder. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Philip Franks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/000126/bk_twuk_000126_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Become a professional fashion photographer in no time! Have you always been enamored with fashion photography? Well, did you know there´s much more to it than just putting a model in some clothes? If you did, you´ve probably felt daunted about trying to pull off your own shoot. Don´t worry...this book will introduce you to the world of fashion photography and make it much easier for you to do a shoot successfully. Here´s a preview of what you´ll learn: How to tell fashion photography from portraiture What the difference is between a type and a style of fashion photography The difference between the main types, which include lifestyle, advertising, and haute couture How to organize your very own fashion shoot successfully Shooting on location and some tips for making it go smoothly Shooting in the studio as well as a rundown of commonly used equipment Retouching - why it´s controversial and practical tips on what your workflow should look like How to organize an outstandingly successful portfolio How to make industry standard prints for fashion 1. Language: English. Narrator: Randal Schaffer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/048273/bk_acx0_048273_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Can what you wear really change your life? As I listened to Meg, a successful author, telling the following story on a creative writing course recently, it dawned on me that maybe it could. Later, when I looked at the psychological evidence and did my own research, as a university professor and lover of clothes, I became convinced of the huge, transformational power of clothing. Starting a fashion business is possible and with the right know-how, problem solving skills, and a true desire to create a brand that has value it can be done by anyone. Follow your instinct, make your decisions, and stay focused. I believe in working smart and not hard. This road map will help you avoid major mistakes that many fashion start-ups run into. It will guide you through the storm and help you break down the collection development process step-by-step. If this guide can help you make smarter decisions, choose the right people to work with, or at the very least save you money, then it has succeeded in helping those passionate about trying to change the world via fashion industry. The methods used in this book are used by personal shoppers and stylists to assist their clients in creating a fruitful and well-structured wardrobe. This advice will enable you to easily style yourself perfectly every morning before you leave for work. Follow these guidelines and you will be consistently dressed to impress. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kimberly A. Bourgoyne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/094449/bk_acx0_094449_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.