The Inspiration Behind Iconic Design
Author: Debra N. Mancoff
Publisher: Prestel Pub
Lavishly illustrated and thematically arranged, Fashion Muse looks at the many iterations a muse can take: Greek goddess, fairy-tale princess, wife, lover, supermodel, celebrity, and artist. A prominent art historian with a profound knowledge of the culture of fashion, Debra N. Mancoff delves far and wide to present pairings both familiar and surprising, including the first couturier Charles Frederick Worth and his wife; Elsa Schiaparelli and the Surrealists; Yves Saint Laurent and the painter Mondrian; Oleg Cassini and Jacqueline Kennedy; and Audrey Hepburn and Hubert de Givenchy. She reveals numerous designers whose muse was their own image, from Coco Chanel to Diane von Furstenberg to the Olsen twins. And she examines the influence of figures from the worlds of art, celebrity, and pop culture. Entertaining, inspiring, and surprising, this enthralling exploration places the muse where he or she belongs: at the highest peaks of the creative process.
Achieving Your Fashion Dreams One Thread at a Time
Author: Nick Verreos
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Business & Economics
The must-have book for anyone thinking about a life in fashion. Fashion designer, red carpet expert and educator Nick Verreos provides an insightful view into how to harness your passion for fashion and translate it into a successful career. With over 20 years of experience in the industry and an extensive knowledge in teaching fashion, Nick has amassed a lifetime of "Tips & Tricks" to help the reader navigate this world. A Passion For Fashion will help young fashionistas maximize their time at design school, as well as prepare them for a life in the industry—and even shares advice on how readers can start their own business. Along the way, you'll find out how Nick's Mantras of "No Should've, Would've, Could've" and "Get The Coffee" can guide you along the path of success. Nick will even dish on his time on Project Runway and share all the lessons he learned from his time on reality TV. If you are thinking of studying fashion, becoming a fashion designer or working in the industry, this book will soon become your indispensable guide to life in fashion. Includes design sketches and photos from the author's personal collection.
Ritual, Commodity, Glamour
Author: Brian Moeran
Publisher: Left Coast Press
Category: Business & Economics
Drawing on 20 years of ethnographic fieldwork and anthropological theory, anthropologist Brian Moeran argues that fashion magazines are able to cast a spell over their readers by using practices and rituals found in age-old magical and religious rites.
Author: Holly McQueen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Twenty-eight-year-old Isabel Bookbinder has figured some things out:she’s moved in with her loving lawyer boyfriend, and despite her mother’s adoration of all things matching, she’s finally discovered her true calling—fashion design. After all, she knows her Manolos from her Louboutin, her Pucci from her Prada, and she’s always poring over fashion magazines (the celebrity pages of fashion magazines, that is). She’s even landed a position with Nancy Tavistock, editor at top fashion magazine Atelier, and creative muse to hot designer Lucien Black. So learning from the very best, the future’s looking bright for Isabel Bookbinder: Top International Fashion Designer. Within days she’s putting the final touches on her debut collection, has dreamed up a perfume line (Isabelissimo), and is very nearly a friend of John Galliano. Yet nothing ever runs smoothly for Isabel, and fabulously fashionable as her life may be, it soon seems to be spiraling a little out of her control. With her characteristic humor, charm, and tendency to stumble into sticky situations, Isabel Bookbinder is an irresistible heroine you’re sure to fall in love with.
The Glamorous (Double) Life of Isabel Bookbinder, Fabulously Fashionable, and Confetti Confidential
Author: Holly McQueen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Share in all of the adventures (and misadventures!) of the lovable Isabel Bookbinder’s worklife—and love life—in this special new eBook collection. The Glamorous (Double) Life of Isabel Bookbinder Although Isabel Bookbinder, a twenty-seven-year-old assistant at the Saturday Mercury newspaper in London, may spend most of her time measuring newspaper column inches, she’s well on her way to becoming a bestselling author. She gets up at dawn to work on her novel (well, sort of) and she even has a fabulous mentor—a bestselling but increasingly eccentric author. But when she inadvertently exposes a political sex scandal and her name becomes known for all the wrong reasons, her glamorous double life starts to spin out of control. Fabulously Fashionable Isabel Bookbinder is back, and this time, she just knows that her true calling is to be a designer. So when she bags a job with Nancy ‘Fashion Aristocracy’ Tavistock, the editor at a top fashion magazine, Isabel is sure her career is finally on track. Within days she’s putting the final touches on her debut collection. And on top of that she might even have fallen in love. Yet nothing ever runs smoothly for Isabel, and fabulously fashionably as her life is, it soon seems to be spiraling a little out of her control. Confetti Confidential Having realized that fashion design may not actually be the best profession for her, Isabel Bookbinder has made another career move—this time, into the world of wedding planning. She’s landed a big celebrity client, and she’s moved in with her perfect lawyer boyfriend, Will. So it seems like the universe is finally aligning in her favor—that is, until Will becomes increasingly reluctant to discuss their future... Will Isabel be able to pull off the wedding that could make or break her career? Can she ever measure up in her father’s eyes? And will she ever have a wedding day all of her own?
Author: Jessie Burton
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
Das Geheimnis der Muse erzählt von zwei jungen Frauen, deren Leben durch ein Gemälde schicksalhaft miteinander verwoben sind: Olive, eine talentierte Malerin am Vorabend des Spanischen Bürgerkriegs, und Odelle, eine angehende Schriftstellerin im London der Swinging Sixties. London, 1967. Odelle Bastien, aus Trinidad nach England gekommen, um ihren Traum vom Schreiben zu verwirklichen, ergattert einen Job in der renommierten Kunstgalerie Skelton. Durch einen sensationellen Fund – ein Gemälde des seit dem Spanischen Bürgerkrieg verschollenen Künstlers Isaac Robles –, wird Odelle in eine Geschichte verstrickt, die ihr Leben völlig auf den Kopf stellt. Denn um das Gemälde rankt sich ein folgenschweres Geheimnis, das ins Jahr 1936 zurückreicht, als Olive Schloss, eine begabte junge Malerin, in Andalusien auf den Künstler und Revolutionär Isaac Robles trifft. Eine Begegnung, die ungeahnte Konsequenzen nach sich zieht ... Zwischen dem schillernden London der Sechziger und dem schwülheißen Andalusien der Dreißiger entspinnt sich diese fesselnde und betörende Geschichte um große Ambitionen und noch größere Begierden.
Author: Harold Koda,Kohle Yohannan
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
"Model as Muse" explores fashion's reciprocal relationship to iconic beauties that represent the evolution and changing face of the feminine ideal. Featuring a brief historical overview of the phenomenon of the supermodel, the book begins in the early 20th century and continues to the present day. Dorian Leigh and Lisa Fonssagrives in the 1940s are joined in the 1950s by Dovima, Sunny Harnett, and Suzy Parker. They are followed by Jean "The Shrimp" Shrimpton and Twiggy in the 1960s and Lauren Hutton in the 1970s. The 1980s witnessed such enduring personalities as Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell, and Linda Evangelista, while the 1990s brought on Kate Moss, whose edgy, street-inflected style has inspired not only fashion designers, editors, stylists, and photographers, but artists such as Chuck Close and Lucien Freud. With an emphasis on styles from the 1950s onward, the book features designs from the great ready-to-wear and couture houses--Madame Gres, Christian Dior, and Balenciaga in the 1950s; Rudi Gernreich, Yves Saint Laurent, and Cardin in the 1960s; Giorgio di Sant'Angelo and Halston in the 1970s; Christian Lacroix, Versace, Comme des Garcons, and Calvin Klein in the 1980s; and Marc Jacobs, John Galliano, and Alexander McQueen in the 1990s.
Behind the Scenes of Artistic Development
Author: Anika Paris
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
(Music Pro Guide Books & DVDs). Since the age of seven, Anika Paris has been playing piano and writing songs, as well as singing and performing. Making Your Mark in Music re-creates the nurturing approach that she experienced growing up with a symphonic conductor father and a poet mother. Three solo records, songs in film and TV, touring the world, and ten years of teaching have all led to this authorship. Making Your Mark in Music serves as a personal mentor for the reader through stories and trade secrets passed down to the author over the years. This book, one of the very few on stage performance for musicians, blends psychology, Eastern philosophy, the art of conversation, and performance techniques valuable to performers of all levels. It reveals the inner workings of performance from an artist's perspective while also functioning as a self-discovery and artist-development journal. Included is footage of the author coaching artists, with before and after shots of each performer. The book also reveals what many readers want to know, through interviews with industry professionals. Record executives answer the question, "What exactly are you looking for?" A psychologist explores who we are and what role we each play in music. An image stylist talks about how to best fuse fashion with music. A television host discusses how to keep the audience tuned in. And a sound engineer explains how to keep the music playing. Find all of this and more in a book that will help you make your mark in music.
Marketing, Morals and the American Teen
Author: Ann Anderson
Category: Social Science
The prom has been a fixture in the life of American teenagers for as long as high schools have existed. Both encapsulating and magnifying the drama of adolescence, proms have been transformed from modest tea dances to costly extravaganzas supporting apparel and cosmetic makers, limousine services, hotels, magazine publishers, and hair salons. Focusing on social and economic trends, this volume examines the evolution of the prom, the development of the billion-dollar prom industry, and the event’s place in popular culture, including its portrayal in film, television, and literature. Using the prom as a lens through which to view many aspects of American culture—money, sex, fashion, dance, music, television, transportation, communication, and even war—this work offers a fresh perspective on the history of American youth. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.
Author: Jonathan Galassi
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
›Die Muse‹ von Jonathan Galassi: Eine Liebeserklärung an alle, die Bücher schreiben, verlegen und vor allem – lesen! New York in den Sechzigern: Geld war nicht nur Papier, Bücher hatten Substanz, Buchhandlungen waren Oasen. Der Verleger Homer Stern residiert in einem schäbigen Büro und sucht unter all den Manuskripten nach Schätzen. Diese missgönnt er vor allem seinem Rivalen Sterling Wainwright, dessen wichtigste Autorin, die Dichterin Ida Perkins, auch er über alle Maßen verehrt. Mit kühnen Versen - und einem exquisiten Lebensstil - hält sie die Leser in Atem: und das kann man nicht kaufen. Besonders einer ist fasziniert von Ida Perkins: Paul Dukach, Lektor bei Homer Stern. Ihr Werk kennt er in- und auswendig, ihr Wesen bleibt ihm jedoch ein Rätsel. Sein eigenes Leben dagegen steht ganz im Schatten der großen Autoren des Verlags: Ihre Eitelkeiten und Zusammenbrüche, ihre amourösen Verstrickungen und literarischen Meisterwerke sind stets von höchster Bedeutung. Als Paul endlich eine in Schönheit gealterte Ida Perkins in ihrem venezianischen Palazzo trifft, vertraut sie ihm ihr größtes Geheimnis an, das die Buchwelt auf den Kopf stellen wird. Mit satirischer Verve und nostalgischem Staunen zeichnet Galassi ein Bild von der heroischen Zeit des Büchermachens – von der Aufregung, ein vielversprechendes Debüt aus dem Stapel zu ziehen, bis zum quirligen Mekka der Frankfurter Buchmesse.
Struggles for Power and Inspiration in Classical Literature
Author: Ευφροσύνη Σπέντζου
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Literary Criticism
Cultivating the Muse looks beyond the secure and benign images traditionally associated with inspiration in classical literature and scholarship. In contrast to the shapeless collectivity of the Muses in ancient accounts, this collection aspires to redeem their shape in other more vital forms, closer or more distant incarnations of the ever-elusive maiden. Protagonists - or victims - in a complex game of cultural exploration, the alternative Muses and muse-like figures of this book aremanipulated, abused, or effaced, but at the same time they also advocate or resist their fates and explore their own powers of persuasion. Inspiration is here not so much explored in its traditional cultic dimensions, but rather invoked for its capacity to trigger fervent debates about power, desire, knowledge, identity, and gender in the societies of ancient Greece and Rome.
nine women & the artists they inspired
Author: Francine Prose
Publisher: Aurum Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In this bestselling finalist for the National Book Award, Prose explores the lives of such noted artists as Lewis Carroll, George Balanchine, and John Lennon, and the women who inspired their greatest achievements. Photos.
My Friendship with John F. Kennedy, Jr.
Author: Robert T. Littell
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
For over twenty years Robert Littell was John F. Kennedy Jr.'s closest confidant. Now, in a beautiful and moving memoir, Littell introduces us to the private John. A story of laughter and sorrow, joy and heartbreak, The Men We Became is an unforgettable memoir. Rob Littell was a freshman at Brown when he met the young JFK, Jr. during orientation week. Although Littell came from a privileged background, it was worlds apart from the glamorous life of the son of the late President and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Eager to be accepted on his own terms, Kennedy admired Littell's irreverence toward his celebrity and they became close friends. John opened up to Littell on a very personal level, revealing the complex and sometimes tense nature of his relationships with his sister and cousins, as well as his mother's extraordinary influence on John - and how they both worked to keep it from being overbearing. John's marriage had its ups and downs and Carolyn had made enemies of some of his friends, but she was in great shape mentally and physically and they were planning to have children. Littell recounts wonderful dinners at Jacqueline Onassis's apartment where she surprised him with his favorite dinner of specially burned hamburgers and weekends at her retreat in Martha's Vineyard where she critiqued their touch football while lying on a chaise lounge, her face covered in cold cream and cucumber slices. As students, Littell and Kennedy bummed around Europe. They slept in Hyde Park, sampled the pleasures of Amsterdam, ran afoul of customs officers and almost got busted at the Ritz Hotel for smoking pot. They even shared apartments in New York City until Jackie summoned them to dinner one day and gently suggested it was time to grow up. The two went on to pursue their professional lives. John trained as a lawyer - and Littell speaks of his friend's anguish at repeatedly failing the bar - and then he founded his own political magazine, which seemed only fitting because Kennedy yearned to live up to the family name and accepted that politics would be his destiny. Later on, Littell was a part of JFK, Jr.'s secret wedding to Carolyn Bessette on Cumberland Island, Georgia, and three years later a pallbearer at his funeral. From shared adventures, private moments and lasting memories, Robert Littell offers a unique look at John F. Kennedy Jr.'s life - one that has never been seen before.
A Fashion Love Affair
Author: Lauren Marino
Publisher: Running Press
As the glamorous Kennedys took the White House in 1961, Jackie appointed famed designer— and family friend—Oleg Cassini, as her personal “Secretary of Style.” From classic pillbox hats to casually elegant daywear and empire dresses, Cassini created an enduring look for the stylish Mrs. Kennedy, and she became a fashion muse for the ages. Meanwhile, women across the country enthusiastically copied her look—one that endures today and that transformed Jackie into one of the most beloved style icons of all time. Jackie and Cassini showcases the fashions and details the collaborations of an extraordinary teaming of designer and muse.
Author: Alexa Chung
Publisher: Penguin UK
Alexa Chung's IT: the Top Ten Bestseller from the international fashion muse and Vogue contributing editor Now a Penguin paperback, this one-off collection of Alexa Chung's writing, doodles and photographs combines stories of early style inspirations such as her grandpa and the Spice Girls with discussion of figures of obsession like Jane Birkin and Annie Hall, reflecting on heartbreak, how to get dressed in the morning, the challenges of taking a good selfie, and more. Interspersed with pages from Alexa's notebooks and many a photo of a good night out, It is now perfectly sized for any bag - handbag or otherwise. Witty, charming and with a refreshingly down-to-earth attitude, It is a must-have for anyone who loves fashion, worries about growing up, or loves just about everything Alexa Chung. 'If you love Alexa Chung, buy it. If you are interested in fashion and style, buy it. If you're after a book full of pretty pictures and inspo, buy it' - Cosmopolitan Alexa Chung is a model and contributing editor to British Vogue. The recipient of numerous style awards, Alexa has won the prestigious British Style Award (voted for by the public) three years in a row. She currently lives in New York City.