New Paris Style

Author: Danielle Miller,Richard Powers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500516300

Category: Design

Page: 223

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This publication presents a fresh look into the private dwellings of the most exciting creative talents in Paris individuals from the music, fashion, design, film and art worlds. The 27 properties photographed exclusively for the book are loosely arranged by their location across the citys grooviest, on-the-edge arrondissements from the elevated bohemianism of the Left Bank to the trendy Marais and the edgier Belleville and 13th and reflect the cosmopolitan melting pot that influences Pariss design trends. Aimed at an urban audience who dream of revamping their city crash pads, or who want to inject glamour into their personal spaces, New Paris Style is packed with creative and inspiring ideas, for wherever you live.

Home Style by City

Ideas and Inspiration from Paris, London, New York, Los Angeles, and Copenhagen

Author: Ida Magntorn

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452145016

Category: Architecture

Page: N.A

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Home Style by City captures the essence of five design-forward cities and showcases beautiful homes from each that reflect the local style. Part city tour, featuring lush cityscapes, must-visit flea markets, and bits of colorful history, and part design resource, helping to bring the looks into your own home, this refreshing décor book will inspire you to re-create an ornate Parisian apartment, a cool New York loft, or an effortless Scandinavian flat.

Ballets Russes Style

Diaghilev's Dancers and Paris Fashion

Author: Mary E. Davis

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 186189757X

Category: Design

Page: 256

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In the decades between its debut performance in Paris in 1909 and the death of impresario Sergei Diaghilev in 1929, the Ballets Russes was an unrivalled sensation not only in France but in London, New York and the other cities it toured. Attention has often been centred on the links between Diaghilev’s troupe and modernist art and music, but there has been surprisingly little written concerning the Ballets’ role in tastemaking and trendsetting. Ballets Russes Stylereveals for the first time the full extent of the ensemble’s influence on haute couture.The Ballets Russes’ seasons were an exciting laboratory for ambitious cultural experiments, often grounded in the aesthetic confrontation of those great designers, artists and composers who travelled with the troupe from St Petersburg – Léon Bakst, Alexandre Benois and Igor Stravinsky among them – and Paris’s avant-garde, which included Picasso, Satie, Matisse, Debussy and Ravel. The ensemble brought the stage and everyday life into creative contact with each other, most noticeably in the world of fashion. In its heyday, the Ballets Russes was a potent force in defining Paris Style, bringing the work of great designers such as Jeanne Paquin and Coco Chanel to the stage, and creating sensibilities that resonated in the collections of couturiers from Paul Poiret to Yves Saint Laurent and beyond.Beautifully illustrated and drawing on unpublished images and memorabilia, this book illuminates the ways in which innovations by the Ballets Russes in dance, music, sets and costume both mirrored and invigorated contemporary culture.

The New Paris

The People, Places & Ideas Fueling a Movement

Author: Lindsey Tramuta

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683350146

Category: Travel

Page: 272

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The city long-adored for its medieval beauty, old-timey brasseries, and corner cafés has even more to offer today. In the last few years, a flood of new ideas and creative locals has infused a once-static, traditional city with a new open-minded sensibility and energy. Journalist Lindsey Tramuta offers detailed insight into the rapidly evolving worlds of food, wine, pastry, coffee, beer, fashion, and design in the delightful city of Paris. Tramuta puts the spotlight on the new trends and people that are making France’s capital a more whimsical, creative, vibrant, and curious place to explore than its classical reputation might suggest. With hundreds of striking photographs that capture this fresh, animated spirit, The New Paris shows us the storied City of Light as never before.

Lessons from Madame Chic

20 Stylish Secrets I Learned While Living in Paris

Author: Jennifer L. Scott

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476702799

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

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Inspired by Paris, this lighthearted and deceptively wise contemporary memoir serves as a guidebook for women on the path to adulthood, sophistication, and style. Jennifer Scott’s self-published success is now a beautifully packaged and fully illustrated gift book, perfect for any woman looking to lead a more fulfilling, passionate, and artful life. Paris may be the City of Light, but for many it is also the City of Transformation. When Jennifer Scott arrived in Paris as an exchange student from California, she had little idea she would become an avid fan of French fashion, lifestyle, and sophistication. Used to a casual life back home, in Paris she was hosted by a woman she calls “Madame Chic,” mistress of a grand apartment in the Sixteenth Arrondissement. Madame Chic mentors Jennifer in the art of living, with elegance and an impeccably French less-is-more philosophy. Three-course meals prepared by the well-dressed Madame Chic (her neat clothes covered by an apron, of course) lure Jennifer from her usual habit of frequent snacks, junk food, sweatpants, and TV. Additional time spent with “Madame Bohemienne,” a charming single mother who passionately embraces Parisian joie de vivre, introduces readers to another facet of behind-closed-doors Parisian life. While Francophiles will appreciate this memoir of a young woman’s adventure abroad, others who may not know much about France will thrill to the surprisingly do-able (yet chic!) hair and makeup lessons, plus tips on how to create a capsule wardrobe with just ten useful core pieces. Each chapter of Lessons from Madame Chic reveals the valuable secrets Jennifer learned while under Madame Chic’s tutelage—tips you can master no matter where you live or the size of your budget. Embracing the classically French aesthetic of quality over quantity, aspiring Parisiennes will learn the art of eating (deprive yourself not; snacking is not chic), fashion (buy the best you can afford), grooming (le no-makeup look), among other tips. From entertaining to decor, you will gain insights on how to cultivate old-fashioned sophistication while living an active, modern life. Lessons from Madame Chic is the essential handbook for a woman that wants to look good, live well, and enjoy that Parisian je ne sais quoi in her own arrondissement.

Bright Lights Paris

Shop, Dine & Live...Parisian Style

Author: Angie Niles

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110198970X

Category: Design

Page: 304

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Take a life-changing journey with a fashion insider through the neighborhoods of Paris—and become the most glamorous girl in town (without even trying). After spending much of her life mining the secrets of La Parisienne, Angie has discovered there are as many ways to be Parisian as there are arrondissements. Find out what Saint Germain women wear, where Canal Saint Martin girls shop and hang out with their friends, the décor tricks of the artistic ladies in Montmartre, and how to cook and entertain—as if you just rolled out of bed and onto the cobblestone streets of Le Marais… Featuring hundreds of stunning photographs and original fashion illustrations, as well as fabulous tips from celebrities, fashion designers, bloggers, chefs, and more!

Paris Style Guide

Author: Elodie Rambaud

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781743364659

Category: Bars (Drinking establishments)

Page: 288

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Looks inside the address book of Paris-based freelance stylist Elodie Rambaud and invites you to share it with her

Parisian Chic

A Style Guide

Author: Sophie Gachet

Publisher: Rizzoli Publications

ISBN: 2080200739

Category: Design

Page: 239

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Shares tips for style and beauty, offers advice on how to dress like a Parisian, and includes a guide to hotels and restaurants and unusual places to visit in Paris.

Living in Style

Paris

Author: Caroline Sarkozy,Reto Guntli,Debra Derieux Matos

Publisher: Te Neues Publishing Group

ISBN: 9783832793715

Category: Architecture

Page: 219

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Arguably the most stylish city in the world, Paris has long been known for its sleek, sophisticated interiors. This inspiring volume takes us on a tour of the French capital's most notable dwellings. These luxurious living quarters will truly take your breath away! The decor ranges from classic to contemporary, with intriguing choices of furniture, finishes and materials. Reto Guntli's spectacular yet accessible photography makes you feel right at home.

Paris Fashion

A Cultural History

Author: Valerie Steele

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1635571499

Category: Design

Page: 344

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This beautifully illustrated new edition of Paris Fashion examines the history and culture of style in the fashion capital from the 14th century through to the present day. Paris has been the international capital of fashion for more than 300 years. Even before the rise of the haute couture, Parisians were notorious for their obsession with fashion, and foreigners eagerly followed their lead. From Charles Frederick Worth to Gabrielle "Coco†? Chanel, Christian Dior, and Yves Saint Laurent, fashion history is dominated by the names of Parisian couturiers. But Valerie Steele's Paris Fashion is much more than just a history of great designers. This fascinating book demonstrates that the success of Paris ultimately rests on the strength of its fashion culture – created by a host of fashion performers and spectators, including actresses, dandies, milliners, artists, and writers. First published in 1988 to great international acclaim, this pioneering book has now been completely revised and brought up to date, encompassing the rise of fashion's multiple world cities in the 21st century. Lavishly illustrated, deeply learned, and elegantly written, Valerie Steele's masterwork explores with brilliance and flair why Paris remains the capital of fashion.

Paris Flea Market Style

Author: Claudia Strasser

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 142363280X

Category: Design

Page: 160

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Shop and dream Paris style. If you love French interior design and bargain hunting, Paris is the place where your shopping daydreams come true. Claudia Strasser takes us on a winding tour through the Parisian flea markets finding decorative pieces all along the way. Strasser discusses ways to bring the look to your home by building collections and looking for furniture and accessories to reflect your individual style whether it's Napoleon III, Louis XV, Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Moderne or Belle Epoque. Whatever it is, you're sure to find rare pieces that will be treasured in your home. Shop and dream your way around the Paris flea markets with this deliciously colorful stroll through the city's best markets and take home special pieces that are destined to become heirlooms. A stylized map gives readers the lay of the land and Claudia shares her tips on where to find what, trade secrets, her favorite dealers and advice on shipping items home. So, now take a seat and take a trip to Paris! Claudia Strasser began her career in 1993 when she opened a boutique in New York City’s East Village and filled it with French boudoir furniture and accessories. She painted and repaired flea market finds, reincarnating them into the sparkling treasures. Now she travels to Paris throughout the year, taking small groups shopping and sharing resources. She works on books and articles while designing a furniture line and doing some decorating projects. Claudia’s style and business have been featured in scores of magazines. She is the author of The Paris Apartment: Romantic Décor on a Flea Market Budget (1997). Claudia splits her time between New York, Paris, and Miami.

Paris Street Style: Shoes

Author: Isabelle Thomas,Frederique Veysset

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780606368810

Category: Design

Page: 192

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Examines the shoe trends of Paris, offers insight on how pantyhose and socks can make legs look great, and provides instruction on how to properly clean and shine footwear.

Art Nouveau Bing

Paris style 1900

Author: Gabriel P. Weisberg,Smithsonian Institution. Traveling Exhibition Service

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 295

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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.

New Natural Home

Author: Dominic Bradbury,Richard Powers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500515617

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

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Inspirational houses from around the world: how architects and home owners can achieve harmony between dwellings and nature.

The Last Days of New Paris

Author: China Miéville

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447296567

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Weaving together the historical and the imagined, China Miéville's The Last Days of New Paris is a surreal and extraordinary work, from the author of The City & The City. 1941. In the chaos of wartime Marseille, American engineer and occult disciple Jack Parsons stumbles onto a clandestine anti-Nazi group, including Surrealist theorist André Breton. In the strange games of dissident diplomats, exiled revolutionaries, and avant-garde artists, Parsons finds and channels hope. But what he unwittingly unleashes is the power of dreams and nightmares, changing the war and the world for ever. 1950. A lone Surrealist fighter, Thibaut, walks a new, hallucinogenic Paris, where Nazis and the Resistance are trapped in unending conflict, and the streets are stalked by living images and texts - and by the forces of Hell. To escape the city, Thibaut must join forces with Sam, an American photographer intent on recording the ruins, and make common cause with a powerful, enigmatic figure of chance and rebellion: the exquisite corpse. But Sam is being hunted. And new secrets will emerge that will test all their loyalties - to each other, to Paris old and new, and to reality itself.

New Paris Guide

To which is Added a Description of the Environs

Author: A. and W. Galignani (Firm)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 575

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Fodor's Paris 2014

Author: Fodor's

Publisher: Fodor's Travel

ISBN: 0770432212

Category: Travel

Page: 488

View: 1800

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Paris is an all-time top destination for travelers, and it's easy to see the allure: the experiences--dining, shopping, museum-going, neighborhood strolling--are all legendary. This stunning full-color Fodor's guide captures the best of the City of Light, from the masterful cuisine to the sweeping romance of the Eiffel Tower. EXPANDED COVERAGE: Paris is always changing, and this ebook edition captures the City of Light's hottest new restaurants, hotels, and more. Parisian life, from the luxurious finds on the Champs-Élysées boutiques to the simple pleasure of the perfect croissant, is covered in dazzling detail. INDISPENSABLE TRIP PLANNING TOOLS: Paris's top attractions and museums are broken down at a glance, as are the top itineraries, best bets for restaurants and lodging, and what to do with kids or without. Each neighborhood has a convenient overview with highlights and practical advice for getting around and planning a visit. DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Fodor's Paris 2013 offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. "Word of Mouth" quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights. TRIPADVISOR REVIEWS: Our experts' hotel selections are reinforced by the latest customer feedback from TripAdvisor. Travelers can book their Paris stay with confidence, as only the best properties make the cut. ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts.

Reforming Women's Fashion, 1850-1920

Politics, Health, and Art

Author: Patricia A. Cunningham,Patricia A Cunningham, PH.

Publisher: Kent State University Press

ISBN: 9780873387422

Category: Design

Page: 250

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This work focuses on the efforts toward reforming women's dress that took place in Europe and America in the latter half of the 18th century and the first decade of the 20th century, and the types of garments adopted by women to overcome the challenges posed by fashionable dress. It considers the many advocates for reform and examines their motives, their arguments for change, and how they promoted improvements in women's fashion. Though there was no single overarching dress reform movement, it reveals similarities among the arguments posed by diverse groups of reformers, including especially the equation of reform with an ideal image of improved health. Drawing on a variety of primary and secondary sources in the USA and Europe - including the popular press, advice books for women, allopathic and alternative medical literature, and books on aesthetics, art, health, and physical education - the text makes a significant contribution to costume studies, social history, and women's studies.