#1 New York Times bestselling author Joyce Meyer´s popular study Bible; with practical commentaries, articles, and features that will help you live out your faith, is now available in the New Amplified Version.
Andrea Linett has that rare ability to distil fashion talk into advice that everyone can follow, and in this book she shares the style wisdom she´s gathered over years of working in the fashion industry. Here is only the content that matters-wardrobe classics, leather, denim, suits, dressing in black and white, layering, accessories, and hair.
From the Alps to Sicily, a superb photographic book inspired by TOD´S unmistakeable style and dedicated to the Italian way of living. Italian Touch was born from an encounter between an Italian fashion and style journalist and TOD´s, one of the most important Italian companies producing luxury leather goods. More than 100 Italians - of different ages and photographed with their families, friends, children and an assortment of dogs in splendid historic palaces and the countryside - represent the Italian way of living and a certain ´´style´´ that goes beyond fashion and time. This absorbing gallery of people includes great aristocrats and ordinary men, fascinating women, creative managers and talented female students. They are all very elegant in jeans and moccasins, all ´´testament´´ to a current but timeless style that is undeniably Italian and famous throughout the world.
Founded as a luxury leather goods house in 1854, Louis Vuitton was for many decades one of the world´s leading trunk and accessories makers. It was after launching its first fashion collections in 1998, however, that the house reached unprecedented global fame, and pioneered high-profile collaborations with artists such as Richard Prince, Takashi Murakami and Stephen Sprouse. This definitive publication opens with a concise history of the house, followed by brief biographical profiles of Marc Jacobs, the first creative director 1998-2014, and Nicolas Ghesquière, who helms the brand today, before exploring the collections themselves, organized chronologically. Each collection is introduced by a short text unveiling its influences and highlights, and illustrated with carefully curated catwalk images. Showcasing hundreds of spectacular clothes, details, accessories, beauty looks and set designs - and, of course, the top fashion models who wore them on the runway, from Naomi Campbell and Gisele to Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne. A rich reference section, including an extensive index, concludes the book.
Back in the Days documents the emerging Hip Hop scene from 1980-1989-before it became what is today´s multi-million-dollar multinational industry. Back in the days, gangs would battle not with guns, but by breakdancing. Back in the days, the streets-not corporate planning-set the standards for style. Back in the days, Jamel Shabazz was on the scene, photographing everyday people hangin´ in Harlem, kickin´ it in Queens, and cold chillin´ in Brooklyn. Street styling with an attitude not seen in fashion for another twenty years to come, Shabazz´s subjects strike poses that put supermodels to shame-showing off Kangol caps and Gazelle glasses, shell-top Adidas and suede Pumas with fat laces, shearling coats and leather jackets, gold rope chains, door-knocker earrings, name belts, boom boxes, and other designer finery. For anyone who wants to know what ´´keepin´ it real´´ means, Back in the Days is the book of your dreams.
Where I had come from, how I had got here, I didn´t know. All I knew were my powers, the one´s I knew from my childhood. The one´s I´d spent my youth learning and perfecting. Witchcraft that could kill someone, or save their life. But now I was here in a strange world, different people, unusual customs... I didn´t even know if my spells would work here - or if they burned witches at the stake - or tortured non-witches. And on top of that I was on a farm of all places. When I though I´d been born and raised on city streets. All I had to remind me of this were my high heels from last night´s party. Not much good on a dusty gravel road, miles from any real civilization... Excerpt: I´d knocked at the door of this house, hoping for answers. Because I´d found myself wearing a black one-piece knit mini dress, an off-white cotton sweater, and a brown wool shawl. But the only spells I could remember were minor ones, like how to change my black spike heels to sensible black flats. Although the dust of the half-mile or so of country road I´d just walked had left them looking more tan than black. I didn´t know why I was here, or my name, or even what party I had been to. I only supposed it was a party due to the dress and heels. Almost nobody but a masochist would want to wear those for very long – especially if they had to walk in them the whole day. But what I would give for a brush to groom my hair into something more presentable. While I hadn´t seen any mirror or reflection, I could feel by the itchiness and the way my Irish-red locks fell down my front that my hair had been put through quite a bit. Like a windstorm or riding in a convertible with the top down. And I was going to have some knots to work out when I did find a brush. My feet eventually took me up to this farm-house. Small, neat, tidy. Something out of a fairy-tale book. And my knock at its solid front door was answered by a strange-looking fellow, who was wearing a sandy-brown tunic down to mid-thigh and mustard-colored pantaloons. Somehow, his dark-brown leather shoes came to points that curled up slightly. I couldn´t decide which of us had worse fashion-sense. At least his outfit was probably more useful out here on a farm than what I was wearing. And he smelled like craft beer. ´´Can I help you?´´ ´´Well, I hope so. And this is going to seem strange, but I don´t know where I am. Actually, I don´t know who I am, and I don´t have any ID with me.´´ I was blubbering on, my nerves showing. He didn´t need all this data. That cute guy just looked at me through his blue-gray eyes with a blank look of his own. ´´Look, if you´re busy or something, I can simply go up the road to the next house and ask there....´´ ´´No, that´s fine, that´s fine. Come on in. My name is Trimble. And I´d ask you yours, but you just said you can´t remember it. OK, OK.´´ He looked so nervous, like something had just gone very wrong. Then I saw her through the open bedroom doorway, an unmoving body on the bed. Eyes closed, arms across her middle and for some reason, tied together with twine. You don´t have to tie up sleeping people - and they don´t tie themselves. He saw me looking and turned right away to go and close that door. ´´No, wait.´´ Scroll Up and Get Your Copy Now.
In this sumptuous full-color compendium, award-winning designer Monica Botkier celebrates seventy of the most coveted bags of the past seventy-five years, from Chanel, Dior, Gucci, Hermès, Yves Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton, and other international couture houses, as well as top bag designers such as Anya Hindmarch and Nancy Gonzalez. Exquisitely crafted luxury handbags are an obsession. The look, the feel of soft leather, that new bag smell that induces a swoon-a gorgeous handbag does more than complete a look, it telegraphs taste and chic, and it inspires envy, whether it´s an Hermès Birkin, a quilted Chanel Boy bag with its signature gold chain, or a Céline Mini Luggage Tote. Award-winning handbag designer Monica Botkier pays homage to these gorgeous objects of desire and the top couture houses and artists that have designed and produced them from the end of World War II to today. Handbags: A Love Story showcases the creations of designers such as Azzedine Alaïa, Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, Céline, Chanel, Chloé, Christian Dior, Mark Cross, Fendi, Salvatore Ferragamo, Givenchy, Goyard, Gucci, Hermès, Anya Hindmarch, Judith Leiber, Olympia Le-Tan, Loewe, Mansur Gavriel, Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen, Miu Miu, Moschino, Mulberry, Prada, Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino, Roger Vivier, Louis Vuitton, and more. This magnificent, eye-catching anthology tells the story of seventy bags in 200 stunning photographs and vintage and contemporary advertisements and illustrations, as well as quotes, anecdotes, and interviews with designers, stylists, and editors. Each entry offers a concise yet in-depth look at a specific bag and its history-from a celebrity muse, such as Jane Birkin, to collaborations such as the graffiti-splattered bags Marc Jacobs and Stephen Sprouse created for Louis Vuitton. An informative, entertaining exploration of how ´´It Bags´´ have influenced fashion, culture, and feminine identity, Handbags: A Love Story touches on a wide-range of subjects, such as how a bag is constructed and handbags on the silver screen. With an elegant full-color silkscreened cloth case and a thick acetate four-color jacket; two long, wide satin markers, and two-color endpapers, this gorgeous tribute is an essential accessory for handbag fanatics, fashion lovers, and pop culture enthusiasts.