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.
From Eve´s fig leaf to Hilary Clinton´s pantsuit, the way we choose to clothe our bodies can carry layer upon layer of meaning. Across cultures and throughout history people have used clothing to signify power and status, to adorn and beautify, even to prop up or dismantle regimes. Here, explore the best-dressed figures in history, from Cleopatra to Beyoncé, Joan of Arc to RuPaul. Some have influenced the fashion of today, while some have used their clothing to change the world. But all have a sartorial story to tell. Entries include: * Tutankhamun * Boudicca * Eleanor of Acquitane * Genghis Khan * King Philip II of Spain * King Louis XIV of France * Catherine the Great * Marie Antoinette * Karl Marx * Amelia Earhart * Josephine Baker * Frida Kahlo * Malcolm X * Marsha Hunt * Beyoncé * Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie * ...and many more
Dramatic photographs of the nomads of Ethiopia´s Omo Valley illuminate their use of elaborate body painting and nature-inspired adornments, in a volume that offers insight into how the Omo spontaneously adapt their body ornaments to emulate natural-world changes.
´What a marvellous book this is . . . de Botton dissects what [Proust] had to say about friendship, reading, looking carefully, paying attention taking your time, being alive and adds his own delicious commentary. The result is an intoxicating as it is wise, amusing as well as stimulating, and presented in so fresh a fashion as to be unique . . . I could not stop, and now much start all over again.´ Brian Masters, Mail on Sunday ´De Botton not only has a complete understanding of Proust´s life . . . but what is particularly charming about this small, readable book is its tongue-in-cheek benignity, its lightly held erudition and its generous way of lending itself to what is not only the greatest book of the century but also the darkest and the most eccentric´ Edmund White, Observer ´It contains more human interest and play of fancy than most fiction . . . de Botton, in emphasizing Proust´s healing, advisory aspects, does us the service of rereading him on our behalf, providing of that vast sacred lake a sweet and lucid distillation.´ John Updike, New Yorker ´De Botton´s little book is so charming, amusing and sensible that it may even itself change your life.´ Allan Massie, Daily Telegraph ´This engaging book is one of the most entertaining pieces of literary criticism I have read in a long while.´ Sunday Telegraph ´A very enjoyable book´ Sebastian Faulks
Have you ever wondered, ´´How can I inherently do good while looking good?´´ Wear No Evil has the answer, and is the timely handbook for navigating both fashion and ethics. It is the style guide with sustainability built in that we´ve all been waiting for. As a consumer, you regain your power with every purchase to support the causes and conditions you already advocate in other areas of your life (such as local or organic food), while upholding your sense of self through the stylish pieces you use to create your wardrobe. Featuring the Integrity Index (a simplified way of identifying the ethics behind any piece of fashion) and an easy to use rating system, you´ll learn to shop anywhere while building your personal style and supporting your values- all without sacrifice. Fashion is the last frontier in the shift towards conscious living. Wear No Evil provides a roadmap founded in research and experience, coupled with real life style and everyday inspiration.Part 1 presents the hard-hitting facts on why the fashion industry and our shopping habits need a reboot.Part 2 moves you into a closet-cleansing exercise to assess your current wardrobe for eco-friendliness and how to shop green.Part 3 showcases eco-fashion makeovers and a directory of natural beauty recommendations for face, body, hair, nails, and makeup. Style and sustainability are not mutually exclusive. They can live in harmony. It´s time to restart the conversation around fashion,how it is produced, consumed, and discarded,to fit with the world we live in today. Pretty simple, right? It will be, once you´ve read this book. Wear No Evil gives new meaning,and the best answers,to an age-old question: What should I wear today?´´
Sammelfigur / inkl.:1 Polly-Puppe, 1 Hündchen, 5 verschiedene Outfits (inkl. Perücke), 4 Kleiderständer, 1 Mikrofon, 1 Gitarre / Serie: Polly Pocket / Themenwelt: Fashion / Altersempfehlung: ab 3 Jahren / Material: Kunststoff / Abmessungen: 33 x 9,5 x 28,6 cm / Höhe: 28 cm / beweglich / Achtung: Nicht für Kinder unter 3 Jahren geeignet. Erstickungsgefahr aufgrund verschluckbarer Kleinteile.
Fashion Ethics and Sustainability:Bringing Change from High Street to Luxury Rasika Karekar
Fashion is Freedom:How a Girl from Tehran Broke the Rules to Change her World Tala Raassi
´´Overdressed does for T-shirts and leggings what Fast Food Nation did for burgers and fries.? ?Katha Pollitt Cheap fashion has fundamentally changed the way most Americans dress. Stores ranging from discounters like Target to traditional chains like JCPenny now offer the newest trends at unprecedentedly low prices. And we have little reason to keep wearing and repairing the clothes we already own when styles change so fast and it´s cheaper to just buy more. Cline sets out to uncover the true nature of the cheap fashion juggernaut. What are we doing with all these cheap clothes? And more important, what are they doing to us, our society, our environment, and our economic well-being?