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Figuring Out Fashion

Author : Jay Hunt
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Reworking existing clothing adds up, reducing the cost for both the wearer and the planet. Many wardrobes are full of unworn impulse purchases and expensive mistakes: clothes that don't fit well or with details that don't flatter. For those concerned about the cost of fashion shopping--not just personal debt, but the ethical issues of cheap labor and the ecological impact of over-consumption of fashion clothing--Figuring Out Fashion provides answers. Fashion stylist Jay Hunt links fashion theory to financial planning to show how a healthy bank balance and a stylish wardrobe can co-exist. Theory sections explain the basic calculations you need to master: how to assess and review your current wardrobe, working out what suits you; how to plan a capsule wardrobe for the seasons and your budget; how to understand concepts like cost per wear, and judging when quality counts. Theory is supplemented with practical instruction from ethical craft guru Barley Massey in reworking, reviving, and refreshing existing items, introduced in 20 exercises that provide step-by-step examples of simple, inexpensive re-dos you won't need a loan for.

A Dialectical Journey through Fashion and Philosophy

Author : Eun Jung Kang
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This book takes an in-depth look at the integration of fashion and philosophy. It challenges the deeply rooted prejudice or misconception that fashion is a field limited to body-oriented and appearance-related themes and practices. It also reveals that fashion is intermeshed with distinctively modern issues that belong to the realm of the mind as well as the body. In doing so, it refashions philosophy and philosophizes fashion, which ultimately amount to the same thing. The book argues that while the philosophization of fashion can give a clearer understanding of some esoteric areas of philosophy and fashion’s close connection to modern societies and politics, it also shows that philosophy can assist in redeeming fashion from the objective, bodily world, positioning it as an indispensable part of the humanities. This is because fashion manifests critical aspects of human culture in our time, and is an expression of the zeitgeist, which is interwoven with the unfolding of history. This book will be highly relevant to students and researchers in fashion studies who are looking for the theoretical underpinnings and insights for their own work. It will also be of keen interest to scholars in the field of philosophy who are seeking to apply philosophical concepts to both everyday life and our empirical world.

Find Your Style

Author : Sally McGraw
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Style can be a flag we wave, a declaration of who we are. Discover awesome tips about understanding your body type so you can build flattering outfits, using colors, shapes, patterns, and accessories to your advantage. Learn how to build self-esteem by busting media myths about beauty standards and create your own fashion rules that make you feel confident. Meet girls and young women who are redefining what it means to be stylish, fashionable, and confident—in their own unique ways. When you look and feel great, you are telling the world that you are an amazing individual!

Falling Out Of Fashion

Author : Karen Yampolsky
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In the bestselling tradition of The Devil Wears Prada, Karen Yampolsky's hilarious, disarmingly candid debut goes deep inside the glossy, glamorous, and completely ruthless world of magazine publishing, where bitchiness and betrayal are always in vogue. . . Jill White always dreamed of the day when she would start a magazine of her own that would feature smart, witty, real women with aspirations beyond tinier thighs and shinier hair. That day has finally arrived--and Jill magazine is a huge hit. When mega-successful Nestrom Media takes over Jill's parent company, The Nestrom suits are panting with admiration for both Jill and Jill. But the ashes from the postcoital cigarette have barely hit the floor before Jill's new bosses start barking about getting ad revenue up and toning down articles like "His penis is not a toy. . .or is it?" in favor of fluff pieces with the reality star du jour. What smelled like team spirit devolves into a bitter game of backstabbing. Ellen Cutter, the blond, bland, Bergdorfed CEO of Nestrom Media, and Liz Alexander, Jill's publisher (and Ellen's conniving sidekick) are suddenly aligned against Jill, making her life a living hell. Reluctant to quit or to watch as her baby morphs into yet another cheesy rag, Jill fights back, even as Ellen and Liz plot her next move for her. With everything on the line, Jill realizes mean girls don't get left behind in high school--they grow up and work in publishing. . . "Magazine junkies who remember the original Jane will devour this cheeky roman á clef." --Publishers Weekly "Worth reading. . .you get your fill of backstabbing fashionistas." --E! Online Karen Yampolsky, a graduate of New York University, has spent the past eighteen years working as an Executive/Personal Assistant to high-profile executives in the media and entertainment industries, including a nine-year stint at Jane Magazine as the right-hand to the Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Jane Pratt. She lives in Westchester County, New York, with her husband and two children.

Becoming a Fashion Designer

Author : Lindsay Peoples Wagner
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An illuminating guide to a career as a fashion designer written by the Editor-in-Chief of Teen Vogue Lindsay Peoples Wagner, based on the real-life experiences of three acclaimed designers—required reading for anyone considering this competitive profession. Go behind the scenes and be mentored by the best in the business to find out what it’s really like, and what it really takes, to become a fashion designer. Lindsay Peoples Wagner profiles three influential New York designers—Christopher John Rogers, Becca McCharen-Tran of Chromat, and Rosie Assoulin—to reveal how this dream job becomes reality. Today’s designers must operate as innovative brands and businesses as well as inspired creatives. The designers in this book have built new models of success while addressing issues of identity, race, and inclusivity. Peoples Wagner showcases their paths to prominence, from early days and school to investment rounds and scaling. Becoming a Fashion Designer shows that this profession is about far more than clothes.

Fashion Drawing For Dummies

Author : Lisa Arnold
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The fast and easy way to learn the art of fashion drawing This fun guide gives you dozens of step-by-step diagrams that walk you through the process of preparing creative illustrations that you can later develop into dynamic presentations for your design portfolio. Plus, you'll not only learn how to draw clothes and fabric, but also how to show details that make up the total look: faces and hairstyles, fashion accents, and a wide variety of textures. If you're an aspiring fashion designer, you know it's essential to be able to draw, prepare, and present a fashion drawing. Whether you have little or no prior drawing experience, Fashion Drawing For Dummies gives you easy-to-follow, non-intimidating instructions for mastering the drawing skills you need to design like a pro. Learn the rules and techniques of fashion drawing Draw the fashion figure in different poses and from multiple angles Discover how to complement your drawings with accessories, clothing, and style If you're a fledgling designer looking for non-intimidating guidance on learning the ins and outs of fashion drawing, this friendly guide has you covered!

Unveiling Fashion

Author : Frédéric Godart
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"For most people, fashion can daze and confuse. It is, however, a fascinating phenomenon that is key to how we define our identities, and it plays a central role in our lives. Proposing a comprehensive and accessible account of the global fashion industry, this book aims to present fashion in all its diversity and richness, to 'unveil' its mysterious mechanisms. Drawing on six core principles from the industry, Frâedâeric Godart guides the reader through the economic, cultural and social arena of the world's most glamorous industry. First, in the everyday-life game of identity-building, where fashion is deployed, between the individual and society. Secondly, the convergence of trends reveals how social influence is played out; likewise, fashion as an art, and how this is characterized by a creative and aesthetic autonomy. Finally, to all these dimensions, contemporary fashion adds the figure of the 'creative genius,' and gives a prominent importance to brands" - Publisher website.

Start Your Own Fashion Accessories Business

Author : Entrepreneur Press
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Basic updating of resources and interviews with successful owners in the fashion accessories business. Trendy entrepreneurs learn how to create and sell their own accessories, buy wholesale accessories for resale or establish their own online or traditional store. Our experts take them step by step from creating a business plan, to setting up a home workshop and office, exploring the market, managing finances, publicizing and advertising the business and much more. Industry professionals and practicing home-based business owners provide unique insights, tips and tricks to ensure success. This step-by-step guide gives aspiring entrepreneurs everything they need to know to turn their passion for fashion into a successful business.

QuickieChick s Cheat Sheet to Life Love Food Fitness Fashion and Finance on a Less Than Fabulous Budget

Author : Laurel House
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Based on the popular QuickieChick website, lifestyle expert Laurel House's new book QuickieChick's Cheat Sheet to Life, Love, Food, Fitness, Fashion, and Finance on a Less Than Fabulous Budget (St. Martin's Griffin/May 2012) offers quick tips for smart, sassy, independent chicks. This is the essential manual on life's lessons delivered in fun, snappy, and instantly-gratifying bites of information. Beyond a fab pair of stilettos, a big shot mentor and a go-to ab workout, QuickieChick reminds us that what every chick really needs are the 3Gs: Gumption, Grace, and Guidance. QuickieChick is filled with professional advice from business entrepreneurs, exclusive tips straight from celebrities, insightful anecdotes from real women who have "been there and done that," end of chapter cheat sheets that simplify the steps to success in concise and actionable advice, and fun quizzes that help you find out who you really are. This is the perfect rescue handbook for post-grad girls about life and how to live it...fabulously on a budget. QuickieChick features practical solutions that guide you through: • How to ace the job interview • How to gain financial independence, move out of your parents' place, and avoid roommate drama • Quickie workouts for every location: in bed, at the office, on an airplane, in the kitchen, and more • How to get a boost of confidence by wearing "power panties" • 1-ingredient refrigerator facials: how to get fab skin by using ingredients found in your fridge • Dating and dumping: when to leave, when to stay, where to meet guys, and how to keep them hooked • Work party protocol: how to dress, what to say, and how to act • How to throw a fab cocktail party on a budget...with no stress • Finding a mentor

Shop Your Closet

Author : Melanie Charlton Fascitelli
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Just when you feared your overstuffed, eyesore of a closet was a lost cause, here's the antidote to all your closet woes. Closet expert and style maven Melanie Charlton Fascitelli is here to help you whip your closet into shape, refreshing your wardrobe and saving you time along the way. With this accessible, stylish guide, you'll find out how to redo your closet and organize your clothes so that you can, yes, go shopping there—sort through shirts, pants, skirts, dresses, scarves, and shoes, all in perfect condition and ready to go. From the first closet face-off to long-term maintenance, Charlton Fascitelli takes you step by step through the entire process of turning your closet into a "safe haven" for your clothes. Learn how to: Face your inner packrat and clean out your closet Shop for and pick items that flatter your body Craft the best wardrobe for your lifestyle Create space in your closet by reworking it logistically Store your clothes and shoes so they last longer Charlton Fascitelli also covers consigning or donating all your old stuff; keeping your closet clean and tidy; packing smartly and efficiently; storing your linens; and organizing other areas of your home, including your medicine cabinet, pantry, or CD collection. Clearing clutter, organizing clothes, and remaking your wardrobe has never been so easy or attainable. Shop Your Closet is your go-to source for closet nirvana.

Six Pixels of Separation

Author : Mitch Joel
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Is it important to be connected? Well, consider this: If Facebook were a country, it would have the sixth largest population in the world. The truth is, we no longer live in a world of six degrees of separation. In fact, we're now down to only six pixels of separation, which changes everything we know about doing business. This is the first book to integrate digital marketing, social media, personal branding, and entrepreneurship in a clear, entertaining, and instructive manner that everyone can understand and apply. Through the use of timely case studies and fascinating stories, Six Pixels of Seperation offers a complete set of the latest tactics, insights, and tools that will empower you to reach a global audience and consumer base-and, best yet, you can do this pretty much for free. Digital marketing expert Mitch Joel unravels this fascinating world of new media-but does so with a brand-new perspective that is driven by compelling results. The smarter entrepreneurs and top executives are leveraging these digital channels to get their voice "out there"-connecting with others, becoming better community citizens, and, ultimately, making strategic business moves that are increasing revenue, awareness, and overall success in the marketplace-without the support of traditional mass media. Everyone is connected. Isn't it time for you and your company to connect to everyone? Six Pixels of Seperation will show you how.

Dressed in Dreams

Author : Tanisha C. Ford
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One of Essence's "10 Books We're Dying To Toss Into Our Summer Totes" From sneakers to leather jackets, a bold, witty, and deeply personal dive into Black America's closet In this highly engaging book, fashionista and pop culture expert Tanisha C. Ford investigates Afros and dashikis, go-go boots and hotpants of the sixties, hip hop's baggy jeans and bamboo earrings, and the #BlackLivesMatter-inspired hoodies of today. The history of these garments is deeply intertwined with Ford’s story as a black girl coming of age in a Midwestern rust belt city. She experimented with the Jheri curl; discovered how wearing the wrong color tennis shoes at the roller rink during the drug and gang wars of the 1980s could get you beaten; and rocked oversized, brightly colored jeans and Timberlands at an elite boarding school where the white upper crust wore conservative wool shift dresses. Dressed in Dreams is a story of desire, access, conformity, and black innovation that explains things like the importance of knockoff culture; the role of “ghetto fabulous” full-length furs and colorful leather in the 1990s; how black girls make magic out of a dollar store t-shirt, rhinestones, and airbrushed paint; and black parents' emphasis on dressing nice. Ford talks about the pain of seeing black style appropriated by the mainstream fashion industry and fashion’s power, especially in middle America. In this richly evocative narrative, she shares her lifelong fashion revolution—from figuring out her own personal style to discovering what makes Midwestern fashion a real thing too.

Understanding Interprofessional Working in Health and Social Care

Author : Katherine Pollard
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Using real-life interview extracts, this insightful book presents a contemporary picture of interprofessional collaborative practice in a wide range of settings. Encouraging readers to think critically about their own practice and learning, itdemonstrates how important effective teamwork is in modern the health and social care context.

Physical Education Tips from the Trenches

Author : Charmain Sutherland
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Teaching physical education is a wonderful opportunity to help young people develop physically active and healthy lifestyles. But, as any physical education teacher knows, there are many challenges on and off the field--ones that you never learn about from textbooks or methods classes. Physical Education Tips From the Trenches is a lighthearted and inspiring resource that presents 83 solutions to real-world obstacles that every elementary physical education teacher struggles with sooner or later: -An all-day talent show that ruins your best-laid plans -A mother who fears her child will get hurt in your class -A fellow teacher who punishes her students by taking away PE time If these sound like examples from your job, then this book's for you! The author is a physical education teacher who's spent more than a decade in the trenches, and she shares her hard-won solutions in a sympathetic, engaging, and personable style. The result is a survival guide that is enjoyable to read and packed with sensible ways to improve your teaching. Physical Education Tips From the Trenches follows a consistent, easy-to-read format that makes it easy to find what you're looking for. When you're wondering "How can I handle this?" simply look up the obstacle. There you'll find mistakes commonly made when dealing with the obstacle; tips for handling the obstacle; a solution; and a relevant, real-life story to provide perspective. Here are some of the book's many other appealing features: -Humorous artwork -Fun chapter headings -An appendix that includes the author's own "kids-say-the-darnedest-things" list--it'll renew your love for your job -Additional real-life anecdotes that illustrate what works and what doesn't If you're a new physical education teacher, you'll learn about events that could--and probably will!--occur during your school day and how to handle them. If you're an experienced teacher, you'll appreciate the fresh, teacher-proven approaches to these challenges. When you read Physical Education Tips From the Trenches, you'll not only find tools to help you provide the best possible physical experiences for your students; you'll also relate to the struggles, laugh, and find new inspiration to make your job more enjoyable.

American Phoenix

Author : Sarah S. Kilborne
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The incredible story of nineteenth-century millionaire William Skinner, a leading founder of the American silk industry, who lost everything in a devastating flood—and his improbable, inspiring comeback to the pinnacle of the business world. In 1845 a young, penniless William Skinner sailed in steerage class on a boat that took him from the slums of London to the United States. Endowed with rare knowledge in the art of dyeing and an uncanny business sense, he acquired work in a fledgling silk mill in Massachusetts, quickly rising to prominence in the nation’s new luxury industry. Soon he opened his own factory and began turning out one of the bestselling silk brands in the country. Skinner was lauded as a pioneer in the textile industry and a manufacturer who knew no such word as fail. His business grew to sustain a bustling community filled with men, women, and children, living and working in the mill village of “Skinner-ville,” producing the country’s most glamorous, fashionable thread. Then, in 1874, disaster struck. Hundreds of millions of gallons of water burst through a nearby dam, destroying everything in its path, including Skinnerville. Within fifteen minutes, Skinner’s entire life’s work was swept away, and he found himself one of the central figures in the worst industrial disaster the nation had yet known. In this gripping narrative history, Skinner’s great-great-granddaughter, Sarah S. Kilborne, tells an inspiring, unforgettable American story—of a town devastated by unimaginable catastrophe; an industry that had no reason to succeed except for the perseverance of a few intrepid entrepreneurs; and a man who had nothing—and everything—to lose as he struggled—and succeeded— to rebuild his life for a second time. American Phoenix offers a new twist on the American dream, reminding us that just when we thought the dream was over, it may have only just begun.

Advanced Designs and Researches for Manufacturing

Author : Peng Cheng Wang
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Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS). The studies presented here cover the topics of product design, manufacturing and analysis, management and production scheduling, supply chains, CAD/CAM/CAE, reliability, fault diagnostics and quality monitoring, measurement techniques, technologies and equipment, dynamic analysis of mechanical systems and mechanical transmissions, fluid power transmission and control, mechatronics, industrial robotics, control technologies and intelligent systems, electronic and microelectronic technology, embedded systems, signal and intelligent information processing, software and computers in research and engineering solutions.

Figuring Age

Author : Kathleen M. Woodward
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Figuring Age engages the virtually invisible subject of older women in western culture. Like other markers of social difference, age is given meaning by a culture. Yet unlike gender and race, the subjects of age and aging have received little sustained attention. Central to Figuring Age is the crucial question of how women are aged by culture. How are older women represented in a visual culture that is dominated by images of youth in television, film, and life performance? How do psychoanalysis, rejuvenation therapy and hormone replacement therapy, the fashion system, cosmetic surgery, and midlife bodybuilding shape our views of aging as well as of the older body itself? What is the "timing" of aging? To what extent is aging a culturally-induced trauma?

Figuring it Out

Author : Ann B. Shteir
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A collection of fifteen original essays analyzing gender in the imagery of science.

Notes on English for Advanced Foreign Students

Author : Thomas Lee Crowell
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Forever Chic

Author : Tish Jett
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For any woman who last saw forty on her speedometer comes a sparkling new primer for aging—the French way—with grace and style. Frenchwomen of a certain age (over forty) are captivating and complex. They appear younger than their years and remain stylish throughout their lives. They look at birthdays as a celebration of a life well-lived and perhaps a good reason to go shopping before they dress to perfection for a celebration of another anniversaire. American-born journalist and blogger Tish Jett has lived among the French for years and has studied them and stalked them to learn their secrets. Exploring how their wardrobe, beauty, diet, and hair rituals evolve with time and how some aspects of their signature styles never change, Jett shows how Frenchwomen know their strengths, hide their weaknesses, and never talk about their fears, failures, or flaws. After all, in France, beauty, style, and charm have no expiration dates!