Perhaps it really started when scriptwriter Richard Blake, finishing last-minute revisions in the early hours of the morning, found the naked blonde on his driveway. Nobody ever saw her again, but she turned out to be a vital clue. The movie´s fading star is Caresse Garnet, a woman so universally disliked that you could throw a stone in Hollywood and find somebody who hates her: the producer who knows she´s box office poison but can´t fire her; the ingénue whose scenes are being cut to ribbons on her instructions; the director with a wife and a love-nest ... All these ingredients add up to a story of a murder that couldn´t happen - but does.
Black Is the Fashion for Dying: Jonathan Latimer
Black is the Fashion for Dying:The Murder Room Jonathan Latimer
When does a little black dress become a lethal black dress? When it becomes unexpectedly weaponized at the most security-conscious event in Washington, D.C.—the fabled White House Correspondents´ Dinner. Fashion reporter Lacey Smithsonian is delighted to finally take her place at the legendary D.C. insider bash, but she senses something is amiss with shoddy TV reporter Courtney Wallace´s vintage Madame X gown with its stunning emerald lining. When the woman takes a tumble with a tray of champagne and dies of something other than embarrassment, Lacey taps into her ExtraFashionary Perception and follows her hunch that this was no freak accident. Juggling her investigation with her love life and future in-laws complicates matters, while spies and lies and an enemy close to home bring Lacey face to face with danger and jealousy, the green-eyed monster. But this time, will the style sleuth discover that green is also the color of death? This book is the 10th in the Crime of Fashion Mysteries.
Lethal Black Dress (The Crime of Fashion Mysteries, #10): Ellen Byerrum
Black America, Body Beautiful: How the African American Image is Changing Fashion, Fitness, and Other Industries:How the African American Image is Changing Fashion, Fitness, and Other Industries Eric J. Bailey
New Fashion Illustration is a visually-stunning collection of illustrated art that encapsulates the marriage of imagination and haute couture. The artwork within ranges from fantastical haute couture to the practical and every-day; some rendered in lush watercolor, others in stark black and white, both figurative and abstract, all expressing the same sharp eye for style, design, and aesthetic beauty. It includes advertising, editorial art, and personal work, conceptual designs as well as pieces realized by some of the biggest brands in the world. Features work by 24 artists, including Sara Vera Lecaro, Masaki Mizuno, Nicole Jarecz, David Despau, Ëoldie, and Pippa McManus.
Patterns of Fashion 2 focuses on the eighty-year period preceding the Second World War. Beginning with a day dress from c. 1861-3 from the London Museum and ending with a 1938 Evening dress from the V&A costume historian and researcher Janet Arnold traces period and style and draws up patters from the original garments on grid paper with construction instructions. This is introduced by excerpts and reproductions from fashion magazines of the period. Contains 226 black and white illustrations. 34 patterns.
A collection of beautifully illustrated interiors celebrating fashionable people in their inspirational, eclectic, fun, and always extraordinary habitats. Within the sumptuously illustrated pages of this book, you will find every extravagant interior you´ve ever dreamed of. Fancy a Manhattan suite? A grand estate of one of London´s men-about-town? A vintage Parisian loft? Get the look of the Valentino room, complete with red velvet drapes and hints of gold, the French teahouse, with pistachio-colored walls and gilded mirrors, or the distinguished lobby, quietly confident in purple hues with a black chandelier. Fashion House celebrates some of the most decadent and indulgent interiors from around the world and the icons, past and present, who inhabit them. Discover the type of furniture they choose, the style of clothes they wear, and how they style a space. Learn the benefits of the eclectic chair, the portrait piece, the striking rug, the signature wallpaper, and the resident pet. Combining her love of fashion and interior design with her signature illustrations, Megan Hess has created a book of undeniable style sure to be adored.
Fashion, Media, Promotion:The New Black Magic Jayne Sheridan