Here's the thing about Luckiest Girl Alive: it's fluff. It's being billed as some kind of thriller, but it really fails to live up to that claim. Once I realized this, however, and just accepted that I was reading some kind of Sara Shepard -esque drama, I... enjoyed it.
When I picked up this collection I had no idea that I would be as blown away as I ended up being. The photography in this book shows the exquisite details of all the pieces that were used in the films. One of my favorite discoveries provided by this book...
This book is a unique look at Alexander Mcqueen’s work from a behind the scenes perspective. I enjoyed it because it has a more intimate feel than other books presenting a portfolio view of his work. I really appreciated the arrangement by shows and with the pre-post show photos you...
Simon Doonan, author, fashion commentator, and creative ambassador for Barneys New York shares his insider stories in his new book, The asylum : a collage of couture reminiscences ...and hysteria. He delivers his entertaining and edifying real-life essays in his signature witty bon mots style. It appears he has taken...
Welcome, welcome, welcome ladies and gentlemen to the weird and wonderful world of steampunk. What is steampunk you ask? Why, it is many things, but let's call it an aesthetic sensibility. Gears, corsets, dirigibles, and don't forget your goggles. There is steampunk music, fashion, art, and of course books!
Steampunk has its roots in the scientific romances of the mid-19th century but really took flight (steam powered of course!) in the 1980s and most recently in the aught-aughts. A group of writers (Jeter, Blaylock, Powers) working in southern California would meet up at their local watering hole and realized they were all writing similar works, as a joke they called it "Steampunk".
The oversize hardback is a pleasure to read, tracing Ms. Vionnet's progression from a child seamstress to "queen mother of haute couture." A true unexpected treasure is the inclusion of complete patterns for Ms. Vionnet's sumptuous designs. A b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l book about an amazing French designer.
Sometimes I think goth, punk, and the retro styles now seen are variations on the flapper rebellion of the 1920s. Zeitz manages to bring scholarship to the topic without making the flapper's story too boring.
Sometimes, when you need a helping hand, a helping paw presents itself.
The Fresh City Life office is buzzing with preparations for our big 2012 fashion event -- Frock Out. Our friend Ann Myhre, who teaches fibers workshops at Fresh City Life, and owns the cool yarn and fabric store Knitty Cat in Centennial, has been helping with many aspects of the runway show. Most importantly, Ann has been consulting with all of our designers -- as our Tim Gunn -- making design suggestions and cheering our designers on.