Christian Louboutin

Author: N.A

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 0847836517

Category: Design

Page: 350

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Known for his very sexy stilettos with their signature lacquer-red soles, Christian Louboutin is a household name, a master craftsman and has a multi-million dollar brand with boutiques around the world and an international celebrity clientele. This book celebrates nearly 20 years of his work.

Christian Louboutin

Author: Christian Louboutin

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 0847836517

Category: Design

Page: 350

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Issued with an attached, hard, folded cover over the front cover which has a pop-up illustration on its inside.

The Shoe Book

Author: Nancy MacDonell

Publisher: Editions Assouline

ISBN: 9781614281535

Category: Art

Page: 359

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For centuries shoes have served as a form of expression that communicates to the world who we are or who we want to be. Following on the heels of the success of The T-Shirt Book, The Leather Book, The Bikini Book, and The Trench Book from Assouline’s Anthology Collection, The Shoe Book explores the history and technologies that have shaped the designs and styles that continue to evolve. With contributions by Manolo Blahnik, Bruno Frisoni, Christian Louboutin, and Sarah Jessica Parker, The Shoe Book is the most definitive and visually compelling volume published on footwear to date.

Charles Moore

Buildings and Projects 1949-1986

Author: Eugene J. Johnson

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 9780847807598

Category: Architecture

Page: 305

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Briefly traces the career of this contemporary American architect and shows examples of his houses, apartment buildings, libraries, museums, schools, hotels, churches, and conference centers.

The Bomb Life

My Brand. My Terms.

Author: Claire Sulmers

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1483589250

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 200

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Claire Sulmers is the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of Fashion Bomb Daily, one of the top 50 most influential style blogs in the world. With millions of followers on Instagram, tons of traffic, and loads of likes on Facebook, she has forged her own stylish path in the notoriously cut throat fashion industry. You'll see her twirling at celebrity parties and sitting front row at fashion week--but life wasn't always so glamorous. It took 10 years of hard work, struggle, and sacrifice to get to where she is. In this stunning memoir and self-help book, she tells what she had to do to get to the top, and offers aspiring bloggers and digital influencers tips on how to monetize their sites, build an audience, and ultimately life the Bomb Life.

Beyond Chic

Author: Ivan Terestchenko

Publisher: Vendome Press

ISBN: 9780865652873

Category: Design

Page: 284

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"Chanel, Alaa̐, Courrg̈es, Pucci, Kenzo, and Missoni . . . but also Yves Saint Laurent, Manolo Blahnik, Franca Sozzani, and Christian Louboutin. From France to Italy, from the UK to Morocco, with stops in the Egyptian desert and the Aegean islands, we are invited on a private visit to the remarkable homes of couturiers, stylists, muses, and fashion personalities. Far from the pressure of the catwalk and atelier, Terestchenko shows the dčor, the works of art, and the personal collections of these highly talented designers. Some interiors, such as Chanel's apartment at 31, rue Cambon, are mythic, while others like those of Victoire de Castellane, the designer of Dior's jewelry line, or Vanessa Seward, the designer of Azzaro, are completely unconventional. Minimal (Nicole Farhi), exotic (Franca Sozanni), and deceptively simple (Loulou de La Falaise) Beyond Chic is for anyone who loves fashion, interiors, and design"--

Hamster and Cheese

Author: Colleen AF Venable

Publisher: Graphic Universe ™

ISBN: 1467735000

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

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There's a sandwich thief in Mr. Venezi's pet shop, and everyone is a suspect, from the chinchillas to the goldfish. Never fear! The world's fluffiest detective on the case: Sasspants, PI(G). By day, Sasspants is your average book-loving, gizmo-inventing guinea pig. By night she solves pet shop mysteries with the help of her sidekick, Hamisher the hamster. Our furry little heroes will stop at nothing to find the sandwich thief! This is the first book in the Guinea PIG, Pet Shop Private Eye series.

Shoegasm

An Explosion of Cutting Edge Shoe Design

Author: Clare Anthony

Publisher: Race Point Pub

ISBN: 1937994015

Category: Design

Page: 160

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A fabulous collection of the most extravagant and outrageous shoes seen on fashionable women today – from the catwalk to the high street. With an introduction from Manolo Blahnik. For centuries, women’s shoes have been at the forefront of high fashion. Sandals made of solid gold were found in the royal tombs of ancient Egypt, while in 15th century Venice, women tottered around in chopines with platforms up to a foot high. In China, bound feet were adorned with delicately embroidered and brightly coloured golden lotus shoes. Shoegasm explores the boundless creativity still at work in shoe design today. From Kobi Levi’s ‘double boots’ created exclusively for Lady Gaga to the radical creations of bridge architect Julian Hakes, this is a showcase of the most spectacular shoes from Alexander McQueen to Vivienne Westwood and beyond. This lavishly illustrated book investigates the most extravagant and exciting examples of this truly wearable art.

My Paris Dream

An Education in Style, Slang, and Seduction in the Great City on the Seine

Author: Kate Betts

Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

ISBN: 0679644431

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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A charming and insightful memoir about coming of age as a fashion journalist in 1980s Paris, by former Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar editor Kate Betts, the author of Everyday Icon: Michelle Obama and the Power of Style “You can always come back,” my mother said. “Just go.” As a young woman, Kate Betts nursed a dream of striking out on her own in a faraway place and becoming a glamorous foreign correspondent. After college—and not without trepidation—she took off for Paris, renting a room in the apartment of a young BCBG (bon chic, bon genre) family and throwing herself into the local culture. She was determined to master French slang, style, and savoir faire, and to find a job that would give her a reason to stay. After a series of dues-paying jobs that seemed only to reinforce her outsider status, Kate’s hard work and willingness to take on any assignment paid off: Her writing and intrepid forays into la France Profonde—true France—caught the eye of John Fairchild, the mercurial fashion arbiter and publisher of Women’s Wear Daily, the industry’s bible. Kate’s earliest assignments—investigating the mineral water preferred by high society, chasing after a costumed band of wild boar hunters through the forests of Brittany—were a rough apprenticeship, but she was rewarded for her efforts and was initiated into the elite ranks of Mr. Fairchild’s trusted few who sat beside him in the front row and at private previews in the ateliers of the gods of French fashion. From a woozy yet mesmerizing Yves Saint Laurent and the mischievous and commanding Karl Lagerfeld to the riotous, brilliant young guns who were rewriting all the rules—Martin Margiela, Helmut Lang, John Galliano—Betts gives us a view of what it was like to be an American girl, learning about herself, falling in love, and finding her tribe. Kate Betts’s captivating memoir brings to life the enchantment of France—from the nightclubs of 1980s Paris where she learned to dance Le Rock, to the lavender fields of Provence and the grand spectacle of the Cour Carrée—and magically re-creates that moment in life when a young woman discovers who she’s meant to be. Praise for My Paris Dream “[A] glittering coming-of-age tale.”—Entertainment Weekly (The Must List) “Fashion and self-examination—froth and wisdom—might seem like odd bookfellows, but Betts brings them together with winning confidence.”—The New York Times Book Review “As light and refreshing as an ice cream cone from the legendary Berthillon, My Paris Dream evokes the sights, sounds, smells and styles of 1980s Paris.”—USA Today “My Paris Dream is awesome.”—Man Repeller “What was Bett’s Paris dream? Her dream was her awakening, [which] is elegantly chronicled in these pages.”—The Daily Beast “For those who are interested in the men and women involved in haute couture, Betts’ reminiscences will be a delight.”—Kirkus Reviews “Full of slangy French, delectable food and swoon-worthy fashion.”—BookPage “An amazing story of a young woman in Paris trying to break into the fashion business.”—Sophia Amoruso, author of #GIRLBOSS “Kate Betts’s story brought me back to my own young self and the journey I made—in my case, from a small town in Illinois to New York City.”—Cindy Crawford From the Hardcover edition.

Dior by Mats Gustafson

Author: Mats Gustafson

Publisher: Rizzoli Publications

ISBN: 0847859533

Category: Design

Page: 224

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In this exquisite book, the watercolors and collages of Mats Gustafson replace the camera to capture the spirit and beauty of Dior. While illustration was an essential element in promoting fashion in the first half of the twentieth century, photography has been the medium of choice since the 1970s. So when Dior approached Swedish illustrator Mats Gustafson in 2012 to portray its collections, it was a return to the elegance of fashion's earliest mode of expression. Dior by Mats Gustafson presents this inspired collaboration for the very first time. Infused with a sophisticated charm, Gustafson's vibrant watercolors and collages thoroughly capture Dior's glamorous world, including its haute couture masterpieces, recent contemporary ready-to-wear creations, and celebrated accessories--while echoing the same sense of chic that the house has cultivated for seventy years. A must-have for aspiring illustrators, artists, and fashion aficionados alike, this magnificent tome is, above all, an illustrated ode to the enduring allure of Dior.

Cabana Anthology

Author: Martina Mondadori Sartogo

Publisher: Vendome Press

ISBN: 9780865653580

Category: Design

Page: 336

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Cabana Anthology, drawn from the sought-after, sumptuous biannual Cabana magazine, celebrates the most luxurious personal statements in interior design, lifestyle, architecture, and all related luxuries. Founded in 2014 by Martina Mondadori Sartogo, Cabana Anthology features the very best photography, interviews, profiles, and features from the publication's first five formative years and offers an extraordinary mix of topics, interiors, objects, and visual essays from contributors ranging from Justine Picardie, Patrick Kinmonth, and Christian Louboutin to Lauren Santo Domingo and Gianluca Longo, photographed by the likes of Miguel Flores-Vianna and Tim Beddow. With astonishing production values not seen since the legendary Flair magazine of the 1950s, this new book--which will be a true collector's item--is a must-have for regular subscribers, as well as art and design aficionados who missed out the first time around. Due to the unique cloth binding of this book, covers may vary slightly from the example shown here, and will be shipped to customers at random.

Stiletto

Author: Caroline Cox

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060748133

Category: Art

Page: 176

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Stiletto spells sex. Nothing else creates an erotically taut, arched foot or an overall come-hither silhouette quite like the stiletto heel.This exquisite book uncovers the compelling lure of the needle heel. A highly charged symbol, the stiletto suggests a multitude of contradictions - it can be elegant, vulgar, submissive, aggressive, subversive, conventional. The stiletto is phallic but supremely female, it makes the wearer at once vulnerable and in control. Six decades have seen the stiletto in vogue around the world with an ever-changing, kaleidoscopic clientele of classic ladies, Hollywood stars, fetishists, punks, princesses, power- dressers, cross-dressers, A-list celebrities, and the girl next door. For the first time, Stiletto attempts to uncover the compelling lure of the needle heel. Caroline Cox presents the various incarnations of the stiletto since its invention as a fantasy shoe brought to life by the flair and skill of shoemakers Vivier, Perugia, Ferragamo, and Jourdan in the early 1950s. Assertively modern, stilettos released women from the utilitarian wartime fashion of the 1940s, offering streamlined sophistication and glamour to women the world over. As the decade progressed the heel became saucier and higher, worn by starlets like Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield. By the end of the 1950s the heel was being worn by “bad girls” and had become a weapon of female power. The 1970s took the stiletto’s associations with sex and death and turned it into a fetish object, eulogized by artists Allen Jones and Eric Stanton. 1980s power dressers brought the stiletto back into the fashion arena, and today heels designed by Manolo Blahnik, Christian Louboutin, Jimmy Choo, and Gina are the badge of celebrity status and fashion savvy. This exciting new book by an international fashion authority presents the story of the stiletto for the first time, illustrated with new and vintage photography to explore the stiletto’s long relationship with sex, power femininity, fashion, and fetishism.

Good Christian Bitches

Author: Kim Gatlin

Publisher: Disney Electronic Content

ISBN: 1401303986

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Amanda Vaughn needs some heaven-sent help. Her husband has betrayed her in the worst possible way, and, newly divorced, she's fled with her pre-teen children to her hometown of Hillside Park, an upper-class Dallas suburb. She's happy to leave behind the shallow, Godless life she lived in California and return to the welcoming, Christian world where she grow up. But things aren't that simple. When Amanda returns to the town and church she remembers so fondly, nothing is as she remembers it. She encounters a cast of old friends, neighbors and fellow church members who are sweet and pious as can be ... until Amanda's back is turned. Then the claws come out. Amanda realizes she's encountered a group of Good Christian Bitches, or GCBs. Sharon, Heather, and Darlene are as fake as their costume jewelry. In the whirling midst of salacious rumors, Botox, and fraud, Amanda realizes that her so-called friends are out to destroy her reputation. And what's worse, it's all under the guise of old-fashioned Christian caring. Will the Good Christian Bitches get the best of her, or will Amanda find a way to rise above the drama and triumph?

Diversity in Intellectual Property

Identities, Interests, and Intersections

Author: Irene Calboli,Srividhya Ragavan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 131629935X

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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This book aims to create an interface between intellectual property and diversity - including cultural, biological, religious, racial, and gender-based diversity. While acknowledging that the historical rationale for intellectual property protection is based on theories of utilitarian incentives and property rights, the authors of this volume assert that the current intellectual property framework is not incompatible with including diversity as part of its objectives. Through its various themes, this book delves into the debate of whether such inclusion can be made possible and how intellectual property norms could be effectively used to protect and promote diversity. In this volume, leading scholars address ongoing regional, national, and international debates within the contexts of diversity, the existing legal framework, and the broader political and economic climate. The authors tackle such wide-ranging topics as the prohibition against trademarking slurs and concepts of intellectual property in ancient Indian texts.

True British

Author: Alice Temperley

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 0847836746

Category: Design

Page: 239

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Alice Temperley's distinctive designs combine meticulous detail and lush layers of beaded and embroidered ornamentation, earning her critical acclaim and devoted fans from the red carpet to the high street. This monograph traces the development of her style and the growth of her company over the last decades.

Killer Heels

The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe

Author: Lisa Small

Publisher: Prestel Verlag

ISBN: 9783641147594

Category: Art

Page: N.A

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Killer Heels explores the rich cultural history of the high heel and its relation to power, fantasy, sexuality, and identity. More than 160 spectacular contemporary and historical shoe designs—from sixteenth-century Venetian platforms to twenty-first-century Christian Louboutins—play with the cultural and artistic possibilities of the high heel, use innovative or unexpected materials, and push the limits of functionality and beauty. Complementing the shoes are stills, sketches, and artist statements for six films specially commissioned for the exhibition from Ghada Amer and Reza Farkhondeh, Zach Gold, Steven Klein, Nick Knight, Marilyn Minter, and Rashaad Newsome that explore a range of provocative themes and demonstrate the power of the high heel in the collective imagination. In addition, several of the designers included in the exhibition (including Brian Atwood, Zaha Hadid, Pierre Hardy, and Christian Louboutin), along with Elizabeth Semmelhack, Senior Curator of the Bata Shoe Museum, contribute thoughts on topics such as their inspiration and design process, and the cultural significance of high heels. This collection of killer heels is filled with stunning photos and fashion lore.