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    Fashion Friday

    30.06.17 | Permalink | Comments Off on Fashion Friday

    Nail your lipgloss, lipstick and lipliner application and lift your lip game.
    L I P S advises on how to pick the best colours and brands for achieving a range of different looks, and also has really useful stuff like removing lipstick stains and fixing a broken lippy.

    Syndetics book coverLips : how to wear lipstick, lip gloss and lift your lip game / by Natasha Devedlaka-Price ; photography by Mick Ackland and Casey Moore.
    “Around two-thirds of women count lipstick among their essential luxuries, one in three saying they won’t go without. And with Kylie Jenner’s lip kits almost breaking the internet, it seems women of all ages are crazy about their lips! In Lips, make-up artist Natasha Devedlaka shows you how a little bit of lipstick can build your confidence, boost your mood, and completely change your look. Nothing makes a girl pop like a bright burst of color! And it takes just minutes to apply. Natasha starts with lip care – exfoliating and prepping – and the basics of applying lipstick. She teaches readers how to pick the best red for their skin tone, make lips look thinner or plumper, choose lipstick that lasts all day, and much more. Tutorials feature topics like how to wear matt lipstick, gloss, as well as trends like ombre, nude, contouring lips, and more. This is a fun, stylish book for anyone who loves lipstick.” (Syndetics summary)


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    Fashion Friday

    16.06.17 | Permalink | Comments Off on Fashion Friday

    Digit@l Girls features a selection of social media’s best fashion bloggers. It tells you all about your faves (and will introduce you to 1542165 more). You could also get a few ideas on launching your own fashion blog, hmm?

    Syndetics book coverDigit@l girls : fashion’s new tribe : risk takers, rule breakers, and disrupters / Marko MacPherson ; design by Shawn Dahl ; edited by Nicole Phelps ; text by Steff Yotka and Emily Siegel.
    “Today’s leading online cultural influencers–the female bloggers, designers, entrepreneurs, and activists–who are shaping what’s hot and what’s not in fashion, beauty, and personal style. Through intimate interviews and stunning photography by Marko MacPherson, this book presents to readers the worlds of these stylish mavens and how they dress and style themselves. A marker of its time, Digit@l Girls features today’s top social-media stars, such as Leandra Medine (The Man Repeller website), Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad website), Ascia Al Faraj (Kuwait fashion blogger and YouTube star), and Andreja Pejic (notable transgender model/actor).” (adapted from syndetics summary)


  • Fashion Friday, Style Catalogue

    Fashion Friday

    09.06.17 | Permalink | Comments Off on Fashion Friday

    The Way She Wears It is a style guide, but less cringey. It aims to help you nail down your personal style in a really helpful and approachable way. It also gives great advice – my fave being “slowly back away from the stretchy material.”

    Syndetics book coverThe way she wears it : the ultimate insider’s guide to revealing your personal style / Dallas Shaw.
    “The most highly sought-after fashion illustrator/luxury project designer working today uses her sketches, styling skills and visual expertise to help you develop your eye, define your aesthetic, banish the predictable, stock your wardrobe, and make heads turn in this highly visual and lavishly designed & illustrated personal fashion guide.
    Organized around a range of challenges, this lookbook-meets workbook-is a must for every woman, whether you’re a fashion novice trying to figure out your signature style, a fashionista who wants to step up her game, or the most stylish presence in the room looking to stay ahead of the competition. Mixing breathtaking creative visuals–hundreds of photos and drawings, including 100 original pieces of art–and a little bit of girl talk, Dallas teaches every woman how to banish the predictable and develop and maintain their own unique look. She also busts fashion myths, serves up insider industry tricks and expert picks, and most important, inspires you to live beautifully.” (adapted from syndetics summary)


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    Fashion Friday

    02.06.17 | Permalink | Comments Off on Fashion Friday

    Get your luxe fix with this new doco DVD; sharing eeeeverything you never knew about Tiffany’s and the Little Blue Box. The perfect indulgence for your long weekend.

    Crazy about Tiffany’s / a Matthew Miele film.
    Tiffany & Co. has captured the aspirational dreams of the world with its legendary jewels, signature blue box, and timeless elegance and sophistication. From past to present, from the behind the scenes characters to those clients beholden to the charm of Tiffany & Co., this full authorized documentary seeks to capture how a simple jewelry store dating from 1837 has woven itself into the American culture and consciousness to become an unparalleled global phenomenon.


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    Fashion Friday

    19.05.17 | Permalink | Comments Off on Fashion Friday

    This sweet wee book chronicles 100 iconic fashion moments in amazing illustrations – including Chanel’s LBD, Bowie’s Union Jack McQueen coat and Audrey Hepburn in Holly Golightly’s chic black Givenchy gown (feat. pastry and dark sunglasses). It also includes high street favourites like Rayban wayfarers, Chuck Taylors and bomber jackets. Totally cute and very whimsical; it’s the perfect coffee table book (or armchair indulgence.)

    Syndetics book coverGroundbreaking fashion / Jane Rocca ; illustrations by Juliet Sulejmani.
    “A celebration of fashion’s most adventurous, outrageous moments. The modern history of fashion has always had significant turning points that altered everything that came afterwards — from the first outing of Chanel’s little black dress and the scandal of the first mini-skirt to Alexander McQueen’s armadillo shoes and Jean Paul Gaultier’s cone bra for Madonna. This book honours and celebrates these groundbreaking fashion moments. Each of the 100 fashion turning points is illustrated and put into its historical context — how and why it was ahead of the curve. The emphasis is on the designer who created it, the celebrity or personality who wore it and why it was groundbreaking in terms of the social and cultural shift it created.”–provided by publisher’s website.


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    Fashion Friday

    12.05.17 | Permalink | Comments Off on Fashion Friday

    This book is omg so glam. Loaded with beautiful images of starlets (old and new) wearing Swarovski, it even has fold outs and mirror pages (?!) throughout. The glammest thing to happen to you all week.

    Syndetics book coverSwarovski : celebrating a history of collaborations in fashion, jewelry, performance, and design / contributions by Vivienne Becker, Deborah Nadoolman Landis, Colin McDowell, Suzy Menkes, Alice Rawsthorn, Deyan Sudjic, Nadja Swarovski.Proxy Error
    For over 120 years Swarovski crystals have had a multifaceted significance, used as a creative ingredient by coveted brands around the world. In this history of the world-renowned crystal brand, you’ll learn about Swarovski’s contributions to the creative industries, emerging and established fashion designers, and view never-before-published contemporary and archival photographs.


  • Fashion Friday, Style Catalogue

    Fashion Friday

    28.04.17 | Permalink | Comments Off on Fashion Friday

    Think of this book as the ultimate worldwide shopping guide. From Morocco to New York, Buenos Aires to Melbourne, this book has all the deets on markets, boutiques, couture and vintage. Verrrrry handy.

    Syndetics book coverWhere stylists shop : the fashion insider’s ultimate guide : the secret source list of designers, stylists, editors, bloggers, models, costume designers, street-style stars, and tastemakers / Booth Moore.
    “As an international authority on fashion, Moore has interviewed more than 175 of the top designers, stylists, editors, bloggers, models, costume designers, street-style stars, and tastemakers on where they shop—from hidden vintage gems in Paris to up-and-coming local designer boutiques in Sydney, from old-school New York establishments and made-to-order jewelry in Los Angeles to the best street markets in Hong Kong, all the shopping secrets of the fashion elite are revealed.

    In this guide, you will discover:
    —Where in Brooklyn to get the vintage threads the cast of Girls wear
    —Which store in Austin has the perfect worn-in cowboy boots
    —What tips and tricks the pros have for online shopping
    —How to shop for the Frida Kahlo look in Mexico City, and find capes in Madrid like Picasso wore
    —How to find the Milan outlet stores where knowing editors pick -up designer discounts
    —Where the fashion set go for Soviet-era throwback threads in Moscow
    —How to find the Tokyo smoothie store that hides a punk rock paradise
    —Sources for up-and-coming designer clothing in Cape Town
    —Where to shop in Paris on a Sunday

    Wherever you are in the world, you have the ultimate source on stylish shopping at your fingertips.” (summary from amazon.com)


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    Fashion Friday

    21.04.17 | Permalink | Comments Off on Fashion Friday

    I recently watched this DVD and it’s excellent; a sneak-peek into the preparations behind the New York Met’s exhibition China: Behind the looking Glass and, of course, the deliciously ritzy Met Gala, spear-headed by Anna Wintour. I probably wouldn’t bother wearing these shoes to watch the film but I’d definitely consider wearing them to the Met Gala. I recommend reserving this one now – it’s the perfectly glamorous watch for this coming long weekend.

    The first Monday in May / a Fabiola Beracasa Beckman production ; a Andrew Rossi film.
    Each year, on the first Monday in May, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York opens its doors to host the biggest event on the fashion calendar, The Met Gala, the opening night party to the Costume Institutes annual fashion exhibition. THE FIRST MONDAY IN MAY follows Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour and Costume Institute curator Andrew Bolton, as they orchestrate the years most lavish party and The Mets most attended fashion exhibition in history, China: Through The Looking Glass. With unprecedented access, filmmaker Andrew Rossi offers an exclusive all-access pass to the creation of the exhibition that explores China’s substantial influence on Western fashion. Featuring legendary film and fashion creatives including Wong Kar Wai, Baz Luhrmann, Karl Lagerfeld, Jean Paul Gaultier and Andr Leon Talley, and intimate access to contemporary pop icons like Rihanna, THE FIRST MONDAY IN MAY explores whether fashion should be viewed as art and captures the creativity, passion, and inspiration behind the exhibition and gala.


  • Fashion Friday, Style Catalogue

    Fashion Friday

    24.03.17 | Permalink | Comments Off on Fashion Friday

    Self Styled is all about individual personality and flair, and how that is communicated through fashion. If people watching is something you’re into (or more specifically, outfit watching) then it’s highly likely that you’ll love this book.

    Syndetics book coverSelf.Styled : dare to be different / Anthony Lycett.
    “Self.Styled is a colourful celebration of freedom of expression, diversity and individualism through personal style. Showcasing photographic diptychs of a select group of fabulous people, every page illustrates unique personal choices while implicitly exploring themes such as gender, colour, body shape and taste.”–Page 4 of cover.


  • Fashion Friday, Style Catalogue

    Fashion Friday

    03.03.17 | Permalink | Comments Off on Fashion Friday

    This epic book is basically photos of people wearing Versace. Beautiful photos of glamorous people wearing amazing Versace. Authored by Donatella Versace herself, it also tells the intriguing family tales behind one of Italy’s biggest fashion names… I highly recommend.

    Syndetics book coverVersace / written by Donatella Versace, Maria Luisa Frisa, and Stefano Tonchi.
    “A long-awaited and highly intimate visual history of Versace, the glamorous and globally renowned Italian fashion house. Versace–a name that epitomizes Italian opulence, bold sexiness, and a flair for the extravagant–holds its place firmly in the fashion world as a legendary and iconic luxury brand. Taking over the creative artistic direction of the family-run fashion house in 1997, the enigmatic and alluring Donatella Versace has since catapulted the brand into popular culture, cementing Versace as a go-to label for A-list celebrities. This richly illustrated tome chronicles Donatella’s interpretation of Versace in the twenty-first century and her remarkable work as the curator and face of Versace. Versace includes exclusive contemporary and archival imagery from runway and backstage shots to intimate scenes at the Versace atelier, with accompanying original essays penned by fashion’s most authoritative voices. Featuring arresting photography by Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, and Steven Meisel, among many others; images of Versace fashions modeled by the original “supers,” such as Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell, and Linda Evangelista; and red-carpet coverage of Hollywood’s elite wearing dazzling Versace couture, this glittering volume delivers the magnetic vibrancy, supreme luxury, and glamour quotient that define Versace.” (Syndetics summary)


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