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An Old-Fashioned Girl

Large Format for easy reading By the author of Little Women Tells the story of Polly the old fashioned girl her friendship with the wealthy Shaws of Boston and the lessons she learns about happiness and riches

Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion

Until recently Elizabeth Cline was a typical American consumer She d grown accustomed to shopping at outlet malls discount stores like T J Maxx and cheap but trendy retailers like Forever Target and H amp M She was buying a new item of clothing almost every week the national average is sixty four per year but all she had to show for it was a closet and countless storage bins packed full of low quality fads she barely wore including the same sailor stripe tops and fleece hoodies as a million other shoppers When she found herself lugging home seven pairs of identical canvas flats from Kmart a steal at per pair marked down from she realized that something was deeply wrong br br Cheap fashion has fundamentally changed the way most Americans dress Stores ranging from discounters like Target to traditional chains like JCPenney now offer the newest trends at unprecedentedly low prices Retailers are pro ducing clothes at enormous volumes in order to drive prices down and profits up and they ve turned clothing into a disposable good After all 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 br br But 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 br br In i Overdressed i Cline sets out to uncover the true nature of the cheap fashion juggernaut tracing the rise of budget clothing chains the death of middle market and independent retail ers and the roots of our obsession with deals and steals She travels to cheap chic factories in China follows the fashion industry as it chases even lower costs into Bangladesh and looks at the impact both here and abroad of America s drastic increase in imports She even explores how cheap fashion harms the charity thrift shops and textile recyclers where our masses of cloth ing castoffs end up br br Sewing once a life skill for American women and a pathway from poverty to the middle class for workers is now a dead end sweatshop job The pressures of cheap have forced retailers to drastically reduce detail and craftsmanship making the clothes we wear more and more uniform basic and low quality Creative inde pendent designers struggle to produce good and sustainable clothes at affordable prices br br Cline shows how consumers can break the buy and toss cycle by supporting innovative and stylish sustainable designers and retailers refash ioning clothes throughout their lifetimes and mending and even making clothes themselves br i br Overdressed i will inspire you to vote with your dollars and find a path back to being well dressed and feeling good about what you wear

Fashion Babylon

br What is fashion What is fashionable Who decides what s in and what s out Why is it green one year and blue the next Why is one little black dress worth five thousand dollars and another worth fifty Is the catwalk really that catty What makes a supermodel so super p And a designer too hot to touch Who is making money Who owns whom Who hates whom And who s in each other s pockets The answers are all to be found in i Fashion Babylon i p p Taking the reader through six months in a designer s life it explains how a collection is put together from the objects of inspiration to the catwalk into the shops and hopefully onto the cover of a magazine It examines who goes to the shows and where they sit and whose backside they have to kiss to get there Narrated from the point of view of an anonymous A list British fashion designer looking to break out across the pond and structured around three of the annual must industry events in London Paris and New York this irresistible work of reportage goes inside the well cut seams of the fashion world where women are paid tens of thousands of dollars for simply getting dressed and where a wrong skirt length can cost you your career p p i Fashion Babylon i decodes the markups and the comedowns the fabulous extremes and the shoddy shortcuts behind one of the most lucrative and secretive businesses in the world Witty naughty and packed with celebrity gossip this book will forever change the way you peruse the racks at Bergdorf s or flip through the pages of i Vogue i br p

After a Fashion (A Class of Their Own, #1)

Miss Harriet Peabody dreams of the day she can open up a shop selling refashioned gowns to independent working women like herself Unfortunately when an errand for her millinery shop job goes sadly awry due to a difficult customer she finds herself without an income br br Mr Oliver Addleshaw is on the verge of his biggest business deal yet when he learns his potential partner prefers to deal with men who are settled down and wed When Oliver witnesses his ex not quite fianc e causing the hapless Harriet to lose her job he tries to make it up to her by enlisting her help in making a good impression on his business partner br br Harriet quickly finds her love of fashion can t make her fashionable She ll never truly fit into Oliver s world with its fancy dinners and elegant balls but just as she s ready to call off the fake relationship a threat from her past forces both Oliver and Harriet to discover that love can come in the most surprising packages

Fashion Kitty

On her birthday as Kiki Kittie is making her wish a pile of fashion magazines tumble on her head and voila Fashion Kitty is born As such she helps other kittens with their wardrobe dilemmas and with their interactions with their peers The story though seemingly simplistic touches upon a variety of themes including bullying self esteem and family relationships Fashion Kitty is a sassy smart animal who though concerned with haute couture still has substance Primarily illustrated through a variety of pinks and grays in a cartoon style the pictures are artistically appealing and visually spectacular

Patternmaking for Fashion Design

Renowned for its comprehensive coverage exceptional illustrations and clear instructions this hallmark book offers detailed yet easy to understand explanations of the essence of patternmaking Hinging on a recurring theme that all designs are based on one or more of the three major patternmaking and design principles dart manipulation added fullness and contouring it provides all the relevant information necessary to create design patterns with accuracy regardless of their complexity p Sewing guides included for the pleated trouser with pattern layout belt loops pockets and zipper the jean pant with pockets countour belt and fly front and the gusset Updated jacket foundation draft includes fabric preparation interfacing chest piece tape control and shoulder pads Pant drafts Trouser draft including pocket waistband and loop dungaree foundation draft grunge pant draft and three jean waistline variations including pocket and sewing instruction Includes fitting corrections for the basic patterns Unique section on patternmaking for bias cut garments p p For anyone developing their patternmaking skills p

100 Years of Fashion Illustration

A visual feast of dazzling images this is a comprehensive survey of the genre over the last century The book also offers an overview of the development of fashion as seen through the eyes of the greatest illustrators of the day Early in the century fashion illustration reflected new liberating currents in art and culture such as the exoticism of the Ballets Russes while the postwar period saw inspiration from the great Parisian couturiers After the dominance of the celebrity fashion photographer in the s a new generation of illustrators emerged embracing the medium of the computer while many returned to more traditional techniques

Fashion Beast

A LOST MASTERPIECE FROM THE CREATOR OF WATCHMEN V FOR VENDETTA AND FROM HELL br br Alan Moore s lost masterpiece comes to life as an incredible comic book series almost three decades later The mid s were a stunning period of brilliance for Alan Moore seeing him create true masterpieces including Miracleman Watchmen and Fashion Beast Working with Malcom McLaren Sex Pistols Moore turned his attention to a classic re telling of a Beauty and the Beast through his unyielding and imaginative vision br br At long last Fashion Beast is presented in deluxe trade paperback and hardcover collections of the complete ten issue Fashion Beast series Doll was unfulfilled in her life as a coat checker of a trendy club But when she is fired from the job and auditions to become a mannequin for a reclusive designer the life of glamour she always imagined is opened before her She soon discovers that the house of Celestine is as dysfunctional as the clothing that define the classes of this dystopian world

The Fashion Committee

i What if one contest could change the course of your entire life i br br Charlie Dean is a style obsessed girl who eats sleeps and breathes fashion br br John Thomas Smith is a boy who forges metal sculptures in his garage and couldn t care less about clothes br br Both are gunning for a scholarship to the private art high school that could make all their dreams come true And whoever wins the fashion competition will win the scholarship

Killer Hair (Crime of Fashion, #1)

Lacey Smithsonian reports weekly Crimes of Fashion in Washington DC home of helmet hairdo and Congressional comb over Her hairstylist Stella gets her to investigate suicides stylists Angie and Tammi both had long hair razored off missing and connections to sex scandal gal Marcia Radford security Vic and crime reporter Tony compete

The Fashion Book - Mini Edition

Following the success of Phaidon s The Art Book and The Photography Book this volume takes a fresh look at the fashion world and the people who created and inspired it

The Fashion System

In his consideration of the language of the fashion magazine the structural analysis of descriptions of women s clothing by writers about fashion Barthes gives us a brief history of semiology At the same time he identifies economics as the underlying reason for the luxuriant prose of the fashion magazine Calculating industrial society is obliged to form consumers who don t calculate if clothing s producers and consumers had the same consciousness clothing would be bought and produced only at the very slow rate of its dilapidation

An Innocent Fashion

Writing in a fervently literary style that flirts openly with the traditions of Salinger Plath and Fitzgerald Hern ndez is a diamond sharp satirist and a bracingly fresh chronicler of the heartbreak of trying to grow up Honest and absurd funny and tragic wild and lovely this novel describes modern coming of age with poetic precision br i Kirkus Reviews starred i br br b The literary love child of i The Devil Wears Prada i and i The Bell Jar i this singular debut novel is the story of Ethan a wide eyed new Ivy League grad who discovers that his dream of making it at leading New York City fashion magazine R gine may well be his undoing b br br When Ethan St James graduates from Yale he can t wait to realize his dream of becoming a fashion editor at R gine Born Eli n San Jamar he knew from childhood that he was destined for a more beautiful life than the one his working class parents share in Texas a life inspired by R gine s pages A full ride to the Ivy League provided the awakening he yearned for but reality hits hard when he arrives at R gine and is relegated to the lowest rung of the ladder br br Mordantly funny and emotionally ruthless An Innocent Fashion is about a quintessential millennial na ve idealistic struggling with his identity and sexuality trying to survive in an industry and a city notorious for attracting new graduates only to chew them up and spit them out Oscillating between melodrama and whip smart sarcasm pretentiousness and heartbreaking vulnerability increasingly disillusioned with R gine and his two best friends from Yale both scions of WASP privilege Ethan begins to unravel br br As the narratives of his conflicted childhood cloistered collegiate experience and existential crisis braid together this deeply moving coming of age novel for the st century spirals towards a devastating truth You can follow your dreams but sometimes dreams are just not enough

Nineteeth-Century Fashion in Detail

Bringing to life the renowned collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum Lucy Johnston explores the major themes of nineteenth century dress revealing the richness of the period The photographs are richly supplemented by detailed commentary and illustrations

An Old-fashioned Romance

Life went along simply if not rather monotonously for Breck McCall Her job was satisfying and she had true friends But she felt empty as if part of her soul were detached and lost to her She longed for something something that seemed to be missing Yet there were moments when Breck felt she might almost touch something wonderful And most of those moments came while in the presence of her handsome yet seemingly haunted boss Reese Thatcher

Old Fashioned

Former frat boy Clay Walsh has given up his reckless lifestyle and settled down to run an antique shop in a small Midwestern college town Determined to put his partying ways behind him Clay has become notorious for his lofty and outdated theories on love and romance But when Amber Hewson a free spirited woman with a gypsy soul rents the apartment above his shop Clay can t help being attracted to her spontaneous and passionate embrace of life New to the area Amber finds herself surprisingly drawn to Clay and his noble ideas but her own fears and deep wounds are difficult to overcome Can they move beyond their differences and their pasts to attempt an old fashioned courtship

Falling Out of Fashion

Les couvertures de magazines avec des mannequins dont le dernier repas remonte a Mathusalem Tres peu pour Jill Elle reve d un vrai magazine feminin pour toutes les femmes qu elles soient fortes minces petites ou grandes Et quand Jill lance son magazine c est un enorme succes Elle a enfin la vie dont elle revait sortant dans les endroits branches de New York cotoyant des celebrites et se versant un salaire indecent Le succes est tel que son magazine est finalement rachete par un grand groupe de presse Et la le reve tourne illico au cauchemar Obligee de dire oui aux moindres caprices et ils ne manquent pas de la nouvelle patronne Jill risque bien de devenir completement dingue A moins que Mode magazines glamour et coups bas

Fashion, Lies, and Murder (Amber Fox, #1)

Amber Fox has been making too many mistakes lately and something s got to give br br For starters Amber accidentally shoots Chief Inspector Janice Skipper and gets thrown off the police force The only one who knows the truth about the incident is Amber but no one will believe her br br After accepting a job as an insurance investigator from her ex fianc Brad Beckett it turns out that Brad thinks they ve still got unfinished business and the job description includes sexual favours that come with a price br br When fashion designer Umberto Fandango goes missing Amber becomes embroiled in a complicated case But Amber s arch enemy Chief Inspector Skipper is also investigating his disappearance and it s a race against time for Amber to solve the mystery before Skipper does and get her old job back And just when Amber thinks things can t get any worse she s being stalked by some crazy mobsters br br Who is Umberto Fandango Is he dead And can Amber stay one step ahead and stay alive

An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving morning is here and the Bassett family s cozy kitchen is filled with the hustle and bustle of the holiday But this year something is different Tilly Prue and their brothers and sisters have been left in charge of everything from the roasted turkey tothe apple slump They tie on their aprons and step into thekitchen but are they reallyup for the challenge of cooking a Thanksgiving feast br br In this stunning new edition of Louisa May Alcott s classic holiday tale James Bernardin s joyous illustrations bring the spirit of a truly old fashioned Thanksgiving to vibrant life

Slave to Fashion

Fashion college has taught Katie Castle everything she ever needed to know how to smoke cigarettes and drink how to flirt with gay men and straight women how to get into clubs without paying Possessed of a sharp eye and a stiletto tongue Katie talks her way into the job of her dreams Working for chic designer Penny Moss Katie snags not only a town house in London s Primrose Hill but also a cute fianc Ludo who happens to be Penny s son But one act of libidinal folly with the company delivery driver costs Katie everything job boyfriend flat friends Will she be forced to move back with her sartorially challenged parents Or can she maneuver a return to fashion that somehow doesn t involve gasp retail br br Rebecca Campbell has invented a wisecracking heroine who ll keep you laughing right up to the last page Katie s misfortune will be your delight as this irrepressible wit carpe diems herself into a set of adventures that once again propels her to the top b Slave to Fashion b marks the arrival of an uncommonly smart and very funny new writer br br br i From the Trade Paperback edition i

Fashion Academy

i Project Runway i meets i Fame i in a trendy new series from the authors of i The Cupcake Club i br br b At the Fashion Academy of Brooklyn FAB is a way of life b br br Fashion forward MacKenzie Mickey Williams is thrilled to be accepted to FAB Middle School Fashion Academy of Brooklyn a school that serves as a training ground for the fashion designers of tomorrow Their motto We are SEW FAB But when her daring fashion and stellar grades turn the Fab A listers green with envy Mickey discovers that standing out doesn t always make it easy to fit in So when friendly classmate JC comes up with a plan to help Mickey fit in she decides to take the ultimate fashion risk ditch her personal style for good br br One mega makeover later pink haired Mickey Williams mysteriously disappears and the trendy blonde Kenzie Wills shows up on the FAB scene blending with the other students in a way Mickey never could But when Mickey starts to lose herself to Kenzie she s not sure that fitting in is worth cutting herself down to size

Fashion in the Time of Jane Austen

The broader Regency period stands alone as an incredible moment in fashion history unlike anything that went before or after It was the most naked period since Ancient Greece and before the s and for the first time England became a fashion influence especially for menswear and became the toast of Paris With the ancient regime deposed court dress became secondary and the season by season flux of fashion as we know it came into being aided and abetted by the proliferation of new ladies magazines br br Such an age of revolution and innovation inspired a flood of fashions taking influence from everything including the newly discovered treasures of the ancient world to radical new ideas like democracy It was an era of contradiction immortalized by Jane Austen who adeptly used the newfound diversity of fashion to enliven her characters Wickham s military splendor Mr Darcy s understated elegance and Miss Tilney s romantic fixation with white muslin

The Teen Vogue Handbook: An Insider's Guide to Careers in Fashion

TEEN VOGUE grants budding stylistas an all access pass into the high profile and glamorous world of fashion in b THE TEEN VOGUE HANDBOOK An Insider s Guide to Careers in Fashion b p With superb photos interviews with industry icons such as Marc Jacobs Bruce Weber and Patrick Demarchelier and six sections that include information from editors and assistants the handbook serves as a link between the style conscious girl and the seemingly impenetrable fashion world p p b Fashion Designer Karl Lagerfeld b says Ask yourself Are you sure this world is for you And are you sure you are the right person to survive in this world the world of fashion a world with no rules no laws p p b Vogue Editor in Chief Anna Wintour b says Do your homework go online visit every museum and intern You just need to have a love for what you re doing It s not about thinking that it s the cool thing it s about really believing in it p p For more advice and anecdotes as well as behind the scenes secrets about industry stars pick up b THE TEEN VOGUE HANDBOOK b A must read for anyone interested in fashion p

Fashion Kitty Versus the Fashion Queen

br After her last adventure Fashion Kitty is truly becoming a hero At school she is more popular than ever She s even been mentioned in several articles in the local newspaper which she clips out and saves in a scrapbook of course br But not everyone is excited about Fashion Kitty s newfound popularity A spoiled new kitty named Cassandra doesn t like sharing the spotlight And when Fashion Kitty starts inspiring the other kitties at school to be more independent about their style choices Cassandra really doesn t like it So she hatches a plan evil of course that involves lying conniving and outlawing bright colors and patterns br Fashion Kitty knows she must put an end to Cassandra s reign of terror She will use her fashion sense quick smarts and the power of friendship to overcome fashion evil br

The Fashion Hound Murders

Josie Marcus has been hired to check out a big pet store s involvement with puppy mills When an employee who clued her into the mills existence shows up dead Josie realizes that sinking her teeth into this case could mean getting bitten back

Designer Knockoff (Crime of Fashion, #2)

When fashion columnist Lacey Smithsonian learns that a new fashion museum will soon grace decidedly unfashionable D C it s more than a good story it s a chance to show off her vintage Hugh Bentley suit And it s not long before the dapper designer himself spots Lacey in the crowd A reporter at heart she manages to get all the juicy details about his past including a long unsolved mystery about a missing employee Could it be linked to the disappearance of a Washington intern or the recent Bentley boutique robbery Lacey sets out to unravel the murderous details in a fabric of lies greed and gasp very bad taste

Historical Fashion in Detail: The 17th and 18th Centuries

This sumptuously illustrated book offers the first up close view of the richness and variety of historical dress of the th and th centuries Drawn from the Victoria and Albert Museum s world famous collection these garments display skills that are now lost yet continue to inspire today s leading designers br br Much of the finery seen here is too fragile to be on permanent display or its detail too intricate to be captured in conventional photography Jacobean blackwork neoclassical tambour work exquisite stitching and knife sharp pleats are pictured in stunning photographs alongside such unusual techniques as stamping pinking and slashing many of which are rarely employees in the modern world as they require labor intensive handwork impossible to replicate by machine br br With line drawings showing the construction of the complete garment and a text that sets each in the context of its time this book is a visual feast for all fashion lovers and an essential resource for curators collectors students costumers and designers

The Fashion Disaster that Changed my Life

Seventh grader Alli longs to be popular but fate keeps conspiring to make her totally uncool Alli bares it all to her journal as she figures out where she fits in and most importantly what it means to be a real friend With a waterproof cover this title makes ideal reading for the beach or by the pool