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    Fashion Friday

    17.02.17 | Permalink | Comment?

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    Get a Life! is the published version of Vivienne Westwood’s online diary blog. The tone of this book is so fresh and conversational, it feels more like a quality chat with a good friend. (And you should see the beautiful endpaper, omg)

    Syndetics book coverGet a life! : the diaries of Vivienne Westwood, 2010-2016 / Vivienne Westwood.
    “Vivienne Westwood began Get A Life, her online diary, in 2010 with an impassioned post about Native American activist Leonard Peltier. Since then, she has written two or three entries each month, discussing her life in fashion and her involvement with art, politics and the environment.Reading Vivienne’s thoughts, in her own words, is as fascinating and provocative as you would expect from Britain’s punk dame – a woman who always says exactly what she believes. And what a life! One week, you might find Vivienne up the Amazon, highlighting tribal communities’ struggles to maintain the rainforest; another might see her visiting Julian Assange in the Ecuadorian Embassy, or driving up to David Cameron’s house in the Cotswolds in a full-on tank. Then again, Vivienne might be hanging out with her friend Pamela Anderson, or in India for Naomi Campbell’s birthday party, or watching Black Sabbath in Hyde Park with Sharon Osbourne.The beauty of Vivienne Westwood’s diary is that it is so fresh and unpredictable. In book form, generously illustrated with her own selection of images, it is irresistible.” (Syndetics summary)

     


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    Fashion Friday

    10.02.17 | Permalink | Comment?

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    If fine detail and craftsmanship is your jam, then get this book. Inside Haute Couture lets you peek into the humming workrooms of Paris’s most famed fashion houses such as Chanel, Christian Dior and Yves Saint Laurent, and features close-up images of the intricate details of some of the world’s most amazing clothes.

    Syndetics book coverInside haute couture : behind the scenes at the Paris ateliers / Désirée Sadek ; Guillaume de Laubier ; translation from the French by Molly Stevens.
    “From Maison Chanel on rue Cambon to Jean Paul Gaultier on rue Saint-Martin, the history of French fashion is often closely tied to those of Parisian addresses. With exclusive photographs by Guillaume de Laubier and text by Desiree Sadek, Inside Haute Couture offers a private tour of 10 meccas of French fashion. From the splendor of VIP reception rooms to the privacy of sewing ateliers, the daily lives of the most renowned figures in haute couture are showcased alongside the skilled artisans and their stunning creations. This book is an unprecedented journey into a world often closed to the public, against a backdrop of an exceptional architectural heritage.” (Syndetics summary)


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    Fashion Friday

    03.02.17 | Permalink | Comment?

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    I am very in love with this new book! It suggests a bunch of different ways to wear scarves and is full of pretty illustrations showing you exactly how to tie them. This book is perfect for scarf hoarders like me who can’t resist buying beautiful scarves and yet never actually wear them. Ha.


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    Fashion Friday

    27.01.17 | Permalink | Comment?

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    Nasty Galaxy is an amped-up scrapbook of amazingness; I don’t know how else to describe it. But definitely read it.

    Syndetics book coverNasty galaxy / Sophia Amoruso ; foreword by Courtney Love.
    “From Sophia Amoruso, the New York Times -bestselling author of #GIRLBOSS , a lushly illustrated embodiment of the collective spirit of the Nasty Gal brand, Sophia’s own personal brand, and girlbosses everywhere, with a foreword by Courtney Love. Warning: this is not a style book. It’s not about how to mix prints–it’s about how to leave yours on everything you touch.

    Highly graphic and visual, filled with illustrations, photos and short essays, Nasty Galaxy is part scrapbook, part inspo-journey, with moments of frivolity scattered throughout. Tactical and entertaining, envelope-pushing and conventional, surprising and refreshingly straightforward, Nasty Galaxy is a dive into Sophia’s philosophies on work, relationships, balance, friendships, and more. It is a celebration of her roots in vintage clothing, punk attitude, fringe characters, and don’t-give-a-f*ck thought leadership.

    Nasty Galaxy is Amoruso’s newest life bible, approaching style, music, philosophy, and advice in the same way #GIRLBOSS approached business–unconventionally. Oversized and in full color, this is the newest, coolest, must-have accessory.” (Syndetics summary)


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    Fashion Friday

    20.01.17 | Permalink | Comment?

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    Curate your closet with this guide to… curating your closet. This new guide is particularly handy if one of your 2017 fashion promises was to clean out your wardrobe and streamline your style.

    Syndetics book coverThe curated closet : a simple system for discovering your personal style and building your dream wardrobe / by Anuschka Rees.
    “Is your closet jam-packed and yet you have absolutely nothing to wear? Can you describe your personal style in one sentence? If someone grabbed a random piece from your closet right now, how likely is it that it would be something you love and wear regularly? With so many style and shopping options, it can be difficult to create a streamlined closet of pieces that can be worn easily and confidently. In The Curated Closet , style writer Anuschka Rees presents a fascinatingly strategic approach to identifying, refining, and expressing personal style and building the ideal wardrobe to match it, with style and shopping strategies that women can use every day. Including useful infographics, charts, and activities, as well as beautiful fashion photography, The Curated Closet is the ultimate practical guide to authentic and unique style.” (Syndetics summary)


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    Fashion Friday

    23.12.16 | Permalink | Comments Off on Fashion Friday

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    This book will get your Instagram game on point; particularly helpful info for the holiday period ahead! Written by Aimee Song (blogger extraordinaire behind Song of Style), this book is all about taking great photos and keeping your grid looking sharp – it has tonnes of amazing outfit inspo too.

    Syndetics book coverCapture your style : transform your Instagram images, showcase your life, and build the ultimate platform / Aimee Song with Erin Weinger.
    “From Instagram star Aimee Song, creator of the popular fashion blog Song of Style , comes the very first how-to Instagram guide, breaking down the essentials to taking gorgeous photos and building your brand and following.

    In this ultimate how-to Instagram guide, you’ll learn:

    – How to brighten, sharpen, and filter your photos
    – The best apps and filters
    – How to prop and style food and fashion photos
    – Ways to craft your voice and story on Instagram
    – How to gain more Instagram followers
    – Secrets behind building a top Instagram brand
    – How to transform an Instagram hobby into a successful business
    – Tips for driving revenue based on your following

    Capture Your Style will empower you to become your own master mobile photographer, whether you’re looking to launch an e-commerce business or simply sharing a gorgeous meal with your friends, turning even the most mundane moment into Instagold. This is a must-have reference for anyone interested in the ins and outs of stylish personal branding.” (Syndetics summary)


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    Fashion Friday

    02.12.16 | Permalink | Comments Off on Fashion Friday

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    We got a new book! Title: Alexander McQueen: Unseen (gettit?! The plant’s in the way). This is a really nice book, containing never-seen-before images of legendary designer Alexander McQueen and backstage shots of his most famous fashion shows. VERY good reading / viewing.

    Syndetics book coverAlexander McQueen : unseen / Robert Fairer ; introduction and collection texts by Claire Wilcox.
    Alexander McQueen: Unseen unfolds chronologically, revisiting the designers most iconic creations and revealing previously unseen behind-the-scenes moments that capture models, hairdressers, stylists, make-up artists and Alexander McQueen himself at their most candid and creative.


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    Fashion Friday

    28.10.16 | Permalink | Comments Off on Fashion Friday

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    A new book on the illustrious Coco Chanel; j’adore.

    Syndetics book coverChanel : the enigma / Isabelle Fiemeyer ; translated from the French by Deke Dusinberre.
    “Chanel expert Isabelle Fiemeyer unveils the mysteries that have surrounded the private and public figure by piecing together new research with accounts from Chanel’s intimate friends and relatives, artists, writers, photographers, directors, actors, scholars, and those who worked with her inside the House of Chanel.  Her life was marked by suffering that stemmed from affronts, an absent father, abandonment, and death, but also by vitally positive forces—her idealized childhood, collaborations with the world’s greatest artists, and her permanently hypnotic, albeit staged, presence. While the myth surrounding Chanel was extolled, perpetuated, and modulated by some, others twisted it, reviling and vilifying the designer, denouncing her as dispassionate and criticizing her for her poor relationship with her family, her mistakes, and her role during the war. Offering fresh revelations about Chanel’s life, this handsome volume includes photographs and previously unpublished material, as well as new documents from the wartime period.” – adapted from amazon.com


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    Fashion Friday

    21.10.16 | Permalink | Comments Off on Fashion Friday

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    We have a brand new book on military fashion. Please enjoy this visual pun!! (Those gold cylinders are a lipstick and a mascara, not bullets, just fyi.).

    Syndetics book coverMilitary style invades fashion / Timothy Godbold ; with an introduction by Colin McDowell.
    “A virtual pageantry of the many ways in which military styles inspire and influence contemporary fashion. The transformation of military clothing into popular retail fashion has a long history. In fact, the designs of some of today’s most popular styles, worn for the most peaceful purposes, actually originated in clothing intended for warfare. In a campaign to dress well, combat and battle rarely, if ever, enter the picture. This book celebrates the enduring appeal of military-inspired clothing and acts as a reference guide and source of inspiration for designers and fashion followers alike.” (Syndetics summary)


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    Fashion Friday

    07.10.16 | Permalink | Comments Off on Fashion Friday

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    This a graphic novel! A fashion graphic novel. Who even knew such a thing existed. It definitely works though, the pictures are beautiful and the story is très sweet.

    Syndetics book coverGirl in Dior / Annie Goetzinger ; translation by Joe Johnson ; lettering by Ortho.
    “The Girl in Dior is Clara, a freshly hired chronicler, fan of fashion and our guide in the busy corridors of the brand new house of Christian Dior. It’s the 12th of February 1947, and the creme de la creme of Paris haute couture is flocking to the momentous event of Dior’s first show. In a flurry of corolla shaped skirts, the parade of models file down the runway. The audience is mesmerised: it’s a triumph. Soon, Clara is picked by Dior himself to be his model.” (Syndetics summary)


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