In her controversial second book in the Fashion 2.0 series, Season of Change, serial entrepreneur Yuli Ziv analyzes major technology trends and forecasts their effect on the fashion industry. She questions why everyday objects such as clothes used by the entire human race see so little innovation. Her book, with a foreword by a visionary venture capitalist Lawrence Lenihan of FirstMark Capital, is a wakeup call to the outdated fashion industry. A must-listen for everyone involved in the business of fashion, from designers to company CEOs and marketers, Ziv´s bold predictions, sure to incite debate, address the future of the industry in multiple areas including consumer, branding, retail, product and lifestyle. Her goal is to provoke thought and foster innovation by challenging the status quo: from seasonal collections to pricing models; production and manufacturing; traditional advertising; trend forecasting; fashion week and more. She also offers up ideas for fellow entrepreneurs seeking to make their mark on the industry. Ziv highlights trends that brands need to consider in developing a successful strategy to navigate this new environment of constant change, including: the rise of group consciousness and crowd sourcing; the shift from search to discovery; the power of suggestion; the monetization of influence; personal style as a commodity; personalization; interaction and engagement; efficiencies; and data as the new retail currency. She takes a critical look at luxury brands, stating that innovation is slowly replacing heritage as the new attribute of luxury for the future. Inspired by innovation leaders like Ray Kurzweil, Ziv applies his Singularity theory to fashion by viewing it as part of the bigger change we are experiencing. Ziv proposes taking a page from the consumer electronics industry in her overview of new technologies: from smart fabrics to interactive retail, wearable tech and social tools. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chelsea Lee Rock. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/058004/bk_acx0_058004_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The inspiring true story of how courage, a dream, and some needle and thread can change a life forever. Since she was young, Tala Raassi knew her fate lay in fashion. But growing up in her beloved homeland of Iran, a woman can be punished for exposing her hair in public, let alone wearing the newest trends. Despite strict regulations, Tala developed a keen sense of style in backroom cafes and secret parties. She never imagined her behavior would land her in prison or bring the cruel sting of a whip for the crime of wearing a mini-skirt. Tala´s 40 lashes didn´t keep her down - they fanned the flames of individuality and inspired her to embrace a new freedom in the United States. As she developed her own clothing label, her exploration into the creative, cutthroat community of Western fashion opened her eyes to the ups and downs of hard work, hard decisions, and hard truths. Fashion Is Freedom takes us on a journey that crosses the globe, from Colombia to Miss Universe, and inspires women everywhere to be fearless. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tala Raassi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/029127/bk_adbl_029127_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Mrs Pankhurst stormed the House of Commons with her crack squad of militant suffragettes in 1908, she wore on her hat a voluptuous purple feather. This is the intriguing story behind that feather. Twelve years before the suffragette movement began dominating headlines, a very different women´s campaign captured the public imagination. Its aim was radical: to stamp out the fashion for feathers in hats. Leading the fight was a character just as heroic as Emmeline Pankhurst but with opposite beliefs. Her name was Etta Lemon, and she was antifashion, antifeminist - and antisuffrage. Mrs Lemon has been forgotten by history, but her mighty society lives on. Few today are aware that Britain´s biggest conservation charity, the RSPB, was born through the determined efforts of a handful of women, led by the indomitable Mrs Lemon. While the suffragettes were slashing paintings and smashing shop windows, Etta Lemon and her local secretaries were challenging ´murderous millinery´ all the way up to Parliament. This gripping narrative explores two singular heroines - one lionised, the other forgotten - and their rival, overlapping campaigns. Moving from the feather workers´ slums to the highest courtly circles, from the first female political rally to the first forcible feeding, Mrs Pankhurst´s Purple Feather is a unique journey through a society in transformation. This is a highly original story of women stepping into the public sphere, agitating for change - and finally finding a voice. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tessa Boase. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/033828/bk_adbl_033828_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For more than half a century, Ada Louise Huxtable´s keen eye and vivid writing have reinforced to readers how important architecture is and why it continues to be both controversial and fascinating - making her one of the best-known critics in the world. On Architecture collects the best of Huxtable´s writing from the New York Times, New York Review of Books, Wall Street Journal, and her various books. In these selections, Huxtable examines the 20th century´s most important architectural masters and projects, cataloging the seismic shifts in style, function, and fashion that have led to the dramatic new architecture of the 21st century. 1. Language: English. Narrator: T. David Rutherford. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009709/bk_adbl_009709_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.
Most of us realize that fashion is more than just clothes. It´s not just about wearing what´s in. Fashion influences our judgments of people´s taste, politics, sexuality, class, religion, and even their moral character. It can be a medium for technological and social change – changes in fashion may signal economic and political shifts. Yet fashion can also trap us. We can be slaves to fashion if we feel trapped by the roles dictated by the clothes we wear, and we can be slaves to fashion, literally, as in the case of sweatshop workers who make most of the clothes we wear today. This audiobook explores the diverse and sometimes contradictory aspects of fashion in a series of lively, entertaining thoughtful essays from prominent philosophers and writers. Topics include: What is fashion? How do we know what is fashionable? Who decides what´s cool and what´s not? How is it that clothes shape people the way they do? Why does fashion have the power it does? You won´t look at your wardrobe in the same light again! Editors Jessica Wolfendale is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at West Virginia University, and perhaps a little too fond of vintage clothing. She is the author of Torture and the Military Profession (2007) and has published extensively on the ethics of torture, military ethics, and applied ethics. Jeanette Kennett is Professor of Moral Psychology at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. She is the author of Agency and Responsibility (2001) and has published widely on topics including empathy, addiction, self–control, advertising and love and friendship. Series Editor Fritz Allhoff is an Associate Professor in the Philosophy Department at Western Michigan University, as well as a Senior Research Fellow at The Australian National University´s Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics. In addition to editing the Philosophy for Everyone series, Allhoff... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tracey Farrar. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008921/bk_adbl_008921_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Simple Strides Toward Positive Change: Lessons from Life Coaching is based on Life Coach Susan Korwin´s years of experience helping people change their lives for the better. Her warm, supportive advice helps readers understand that while change isn´t always easy, it´s always possible. Susan focuses on five areas she knows make a difference in life coaching: Troubleshooting: What´s Getting in Your Way? Creating Peace Within Conditioning Yourself for Success Here´s to Your Health: Exercise and Eating Right Beauty and Personal Style for You The lessons from life coaching in this book are a helping hand for anyone who feels stuck, frustrated, or is just in need of some uplifting words. Simple Strides Toward Positive Change shows readers that bad habits can be broken and negative thoughts can be reversed. Your life can improve-if you desire it to. Drawn from the pages of Susan´s popular blog at susankorwin.com, Simple Strides Toward Positive Change: Lessons from Life Coaching is an invaluable guide and companion on the path to being a better you. Susan Korwin is a Certified Life Coach who was trained through the prestigious Life Coach Institute. She is a contributing writer for Total Prestige, Latino Show, and Jersey Shore Woman and is a fashion model for the Dolita Paris collection and Diane King of Got Entertainment. Susan was recently named one of the ´´Top 20 Most Inspiring Individuals In New York City.´´ While attending Hunter College majoring in Psychology, Susan worked in the fashion and media industry. Susan lives in New Jersey with her husband, cosmetic and implant dentist Dr. Robert Korwin. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susan Korwin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/005221/bk_acx0_005221_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Time and space. Genetics and robotics. Education and fashion. Possibilities limited only by our imaginations. The future is yours to create. Could you be the Leonardo da Vinci of our times? Most ideas are incremental, quickly copied and suffocated by conventions. ´´Future back´´ thinking starts with stretching possibilities then makes them a reality ´´now forward´´. The best ideas emerge by seeing what everyone has seen, and thinking like nobody else. Newness occurs in the margins not the mainstream. Solutions emerge through powerful fusions of the best ideas into practical, useful concepts. Creative people rise up. Visionaries, border crossers, and game changers: Engage your right brain; open your eyes; think more holistically...intuition rules. From Apple to Blackberry, GE to Google, innovative companies stand out from the crowd not so much for their exceptional products, despite what one might assume, but for the way they challenge conventions, redefine markets, and change consumer expectations. Apple didn´t just create the iPod; it envisioned the future of music and then made a product to service that future. And the same holds true for every highly innovative company. In Creative Genius, Peter Fisk presents 10 tracks for innovation and provides business blueprints for making that innovation happen. Creative Genius is inspired by the imagination and perspective of Leonardo da Vinci, in order to drive creativity, design, and innovation in more radical and powerful ways. It includes practical tools ranging from scenario planning and context reframing to accelerated innovation and market entry, plus 50 tracks, 25 tools, and 50 inspiring case studies. Creative Genius is ´´the best and last´´ in the Genius series by best-selling author Peter Fisk. Others include Business Genius, Marketing Genius and Customer Genius. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jay Webb. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/010406/bk_adbl_010406_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Everyone is talking about the entrepreneur, animator, ecodesigner, and girls´ rights activist Maya Penn. Her TEDWomen Talk has been viewed over 1.2 million times (and is one of the top 15 TEDWomen Talks of all time). Now this amazing teenager has written an inspirational handbook for teens and young adults to help them discover their passions and maximize their full potential for creative, successful lives. Maya Penn is a remarkable teen entrepreneur who has given three TEDTalks, created her own ecofriendly fashion line, developed animated films, and appeared on The View with Whoopi Goldberg. She has even been name checked by best-selling authors Gabrielle Bernstein, Steve Harvey, and Eve Ensler. All while still in middle school! Although Maya is extraordinary in many ways, and her success is a testament to her own creativity, passion, and fearlessness, these are traits that can be cultivated in all of us. In You Got This!, Maya shares her incredible journey to becoming an artist, a designer, a philanthropist, and a business owner. She provides a creative blueprint for teens and young adults along with the tools she used to build an authentic, exciting, and connected life and offers creative prompts for cultivating success. So let your creativity and passion flow freely, and watch as your world transforms - it all starts with you! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Maya S. Penn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/007414/bk_sans_007414_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Cooked Raw is the dramatic memoir detailing Matthew Kenney’s remarkable and riveting journey through the culinary world and his provocative exploration of the future of food for the 21st century. As a youth who embraced healthy living as a teenager, swearing off processed foods to heal a body badly damaged by a poor diet, Kenney was an unlikely chef candidate. Yet, as a chef in late 80s New York, Kenney soon found himself on national television, carrying full pages in fashion magazines, and being flown all over the world to consult and appear. As his career and empire grew, Kenney became more and more disconnected from the work he was doing and searched for a way out. Eventually, his overextended business crumbled and made for years of gossip columns, shattering the life as he knew it. This ending, while brutally painful, evolved into one of the most exhilarating stories in the food world, as Kenney embraced his passions for a sustainable lifestyle. From turban wearing guru’s pushing powders, cleanses and colonics, to sophisticated housewives searching for health, Kenney shocked the culinary world with his intention to prepare food not only without cooking but also without heat, devoid of animal products and processed foods: a cuisine made of plants and no heat. Raw food for a new world. Bringing to light that food and health go hand in hand, Kenney used every opportunity to improve his new raw cuisine and its methods. Speaking at TED conferences, moving to Los Angeles and raising awareness globally on how great tasting food can promote health, his brand grew. Nearly 25 years after becoming a disillusioned young chef, Kenney felt at home in his own life for the first time. Not only was he healthy and happy, he had identified the future of food. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Donny Baarns. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/028657/bk_acx0_028657_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.