• 100 Ideas That Changed Fashion
    100 Ideas That Changed Fashion
    ISBN: 9781786273901
    Title: 100 Ideas That Changed Fashion
    Author: WORSLEY HARRIET

    Charting the movements, developments, and ideas that transformed the way women dress, this book gives a unique perspective on the history of twentieth-century fashion. From the invention of the bias cut and the stiletto heel to the designers who changed the way we think about clothes, the book is entertaining, intelligent, and a visual feast.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • 100 Years of Fashion
    100 Years of Fashion
    ISBN: 9781786276827
    Title: 100 Years of Fashion
    Author: BLACKMAN CALLY

    100 Years of Fashiondocuments in pictures the most exciting and diverse period in fashion: from 1900 to today, covering high society, uniforms, sportswear, streetwear and couture. It will appeal to everyone with an interest in fashion as well as students.

    The last hundred or so years bore witness to the transformation of women's fashion. The restrictive corsetry of the early twentieth century gave way to looser styles such as those made fashionable by French fashion designer Paul Poiret. As women's lives changed dramatically under the shadow of two World Wars, so the style of female dress was altered beyond recognition. From home dressmaking to couture, from rationing to 'The New Look', from the birth of the teenager to mass manufacture, from high society to celebrity culture.

    Over 400 photographs and illustrations, many published for the first time, tell the stylish story of a fashion revolution. This is the third in Cally Blackman's series of fashion titles, previously publishing 100 Years of Fashion Illustrationand 100 Years of Menswearwith Laurence King Publishing.

    As featured in The Cut Magazine

    "If you need a book with visual representation of the history of fashion this one is one of the best" - Goodreads reader

    "Wonderfully illustrated history of fashion from the early 1900's to now. Discusses styles, materials, trends and famous icons of style. Comprehensive and a great read." - Amazon review

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Alexander McQueen
    Alexander McQueen
    ISBN: 9781851778270
    Title: Alexander McQueen
    Author: WILCOX CLAIRE

    This definitive publication on Alexander McQueen (1969 - 2010) invites you into the creative mind and world of one of Britain's most brilliant, daring and provocative designers, and the many themes and references that shaped his visionary fashion collections.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $110.00
    $110.00
  • Art of the Black Dress Over 30 Ways to Wear Black Dresses
    Art of the Black Dress Over 30 Ways to Wear Black Dresses
    ISBN: 9781784882785
    Title: Art of the Black Dress Over 30 Ways to Wear Black Dresses
    Author: VANDERPLOEG LIBBY

    The LBD - or 'little black dress' - debuted over 70 years ago by legend Coco Chanel and is still& a perennial fashion staple. As most women know, it's impossible to have a 'nothing to wear' crisis with this trusty item in your wardrobe.&

    The Art of the Black Dress& celebrates this essential wardrobe item, offering ideas on how to maximise the wears of your best-loved piece, and cataloguing the most iconic black dresses throughout history. Dress it up with heels and jewellery, or dress it down with your favourite sneakers: the possibilities are endless. From sexy to timeless, bodycon to maxi and more, this book offers ideas on how to transform your dress from office-worthy to special occasion with a few simple accessory tweaks. As well as this, hear the stories behind some of the most iconic black dresses in history, from Audrey Hepburn's Givenchy number in Breakfast at Tiffany's, to Princess Diana's 1996 'revenge dress' and Elizabeth Hurley's game-changing Versace safety-pin piece, you will see why every woman should have one in their arsenal.

    Featuring stunning illustrations throughout by Libby VanderPloeg, this is the perfect read for anyone who loves fashion, and appreciates the power of the black dress.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
    Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
    ISBN: 9780393609394
    Title: Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
    Author: TYSON NEIL DE GRASSE

    What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There's no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson.But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in tasty chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day.While you wait for your morning coffee to brew, for the bus, the train, or a plane to arrive, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry will reveal just what you need to be fluent and ready for the next cosmic headlines: from the Big Bang to black holes, from quarks to quantum mechanics, and from the search for planets to the search for life in the universe.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $36.00
    $36.00
  • Baddie-Winkle's Guide to Life
    Baddie-Winkle's Guide to Life
    ISBN: 9780062655646
    Title: Baddie-Winkle's Guide to Life
    Author: BADDIEWINKLE


    Instagram's hippest grandma shares her thoughts on living and dressing adventurously in this humorous illustrated guide.


    Known for her tie-dye tops, shirts with sayings like "Bye Basic," and giant neon drop earrings, eighty-eight-year-old Baddie Winkle is one of the internet's hottest stars. The alter-ego of Helen van Winkle, Baddie began with an adventurous makeover. Putting on her great granddaughter's tie-dye Grateful Dead bears t-shirt, jean shorts, and socks patterned with pink marijuana leaves, Helen posted her first photo of Baddie in April 2014, with the help of her grandkids and great-grandkids. Since then, Baddie's colorful, youthful style, controversial photos, and snaps with celebrities like Miley Cyrus have earned her the devotion of more than two million Instagram fans and transformed her life. From appearing on MTV's Video Music Awards and in a Smirnoff commercial, to meeting celebrities and her numerous fans, to traveling the country, dropping in at frat parties, and making a music video, this irrepressibly charming Southern renegade demonstrates it's never too late to open and enjoy a new chapter in your life.


    Imbued with her energetic, infectious spirt and rebellious attitude, Baddiewinkle's Guide to Life is an inspiring handbook for living life adventurously. Baddie tells her life story, including the joys and heartbreak and the lessons she has learned, and shares her thoughts on a wide range of issues, including funky fashion, the internet and pop culture, being age appropriate, and being an octogenarian internet star. Illustrated with dozens of color photos, Baddiewinkle's Guide to Life also features Baddie's tips on how to be Baddie, her favorite outfits, and other special content sure to delight and inspire fans of all ages.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $46.00
    $46.00
  • Bata Shoe Museum A Guide to the Collection
    Bata Shoe Museum A Guide to the Collection
    ISBN: 9780847867868
    Title: Bata Shoe Museum A Guide to the Collection
    Author: SEMMELHACK ELIZABETH

    The Bata Shoe Museum has an extraordinary collection of more than 14,000 artifacts, dating from as far back as 4,500 years to the present day. Founded by Sonja Bata, the museum is one of the largest shoe collections in the world and is a wonderful source of inspiration for designers across the globe, including Manolo Blahnik, Christian Louboutin, Nicholas Kirkwood, and Sophia Webtser, among others. The forty-four shoes featured in this volume are among the most important in the collection and display a fantastic array of styles.

    The Bata Shoe Museum is located in Toronto, Canada, in a gem of a building designed by Canadian architect Raymond Moriyama. Since its opening in 1995, the museum has welcomed more than two million visitors to more than forty exhibitions. It is also renowned for its ground-breaking research and is consistently celebrated as one of the top fashion museums in the world.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love 2ed
    Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love 2ed
    ISBN: 9781523090990
    Title: Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love 2ed
    Author: TAYLOR SONYA RENEE & OLUO IJEOMA (FOREW)

    New York Times bestseller! "To build a world that works for everyone, we must first make the radical decision to love every facet of ourselves. . . . 'The body is not an apology' is the mantra we should all embrace."
    -Kimberle Crenshaw, legal scholar and founder and Executive Director, African American Policy Forum


    Humans are a varied and divergent bunch with all manner of beliefs, morals, and bodies. Systems of oppression thrive off our inability to make peace with difference and injure the relationship we have with our own bodies.

    The Body Is Not an Apology offers radical self-love as the balm to heal the wounds inflicted by these violent systems. World-renowned activist and poet Sonya Renee Taylor invites us to reconnect with the radical origins of our minds and bodies and celebrate our collective, enduring strength. As we awaken to our own indoctrinated body shame, we feel inspired to awaken others and to interrupt the systems that perpetuate body shame and oppression against all bodies. When we act from this truth on a global scale, we usher in the transformative opportunity of radical self-love, which is the opportunity for a more just, equitable, and compassionate world--for us all.

    This second edition includes stories from Taylor's travels around the world combating body terrorism and shines a light on the path toward liberation guided by love. In a brand new final chapter, she offers specific tools, actions, and resources for confronting racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, and transphobia. And she provides a case study showing how radical self-love not only dismantles shame and self-loathing in us but has the power to dismantle entire systems of injustice. Together with the accompanying workbook, Your Body Is Not an Apology, Taylor brings the practice of radical self-love to life.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Botanical Beauty Hunter Natural Recipes & Rituals for Skincare, Haircare & Cosmetics
    Botanical Beauty Hunter Natural Recipes & Rituals for Skincare, Haircare & Cosmetics
    ISBN: 9781743796429
    Title: Botanical Beauty Hunter Natural Recipes & Rituals for Skincare, Haircare & Cosmetics
    Author: DIXON MADDY

    The Botanical Beauty Hunter is a practical guide filled with recipes, advice and the secrets behind everything natural beauty, from ancient Ayurvedic beauty rituals to superfoods to eat for healthy beautiful skin.

    Drawing on her knowledge as a natural beauty expert and her experience in the beauty industry, author Maddy Dixon shares practical natural beauty knowledge so that you too can avoid using toxic synthetic products on your skin. Including beautiful cleansers, balms, scrubs and moisturizers, these recipes for hair, face and body are accessible and easy to make.

    The Botanical Beauty Hunter allows us to be sustainable, healthy, and make natural botanical choices for our skin-care, haircare and cosmetics to enhance beauty at any age.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $28.00

    $28.00
  • Chanel: The Making of a Collection
    Chanel: The Making of a Collection
    ISBN: 9781419740084
    Title: Chanel: The Making of a Collection
    Author: CENAC LAETITIA & DELHOMME JEAN-PHILIPPE


    A gorgeously illustrated exploration of the history, culture, and design process of the famed fashion house Chanel


    Chanel: The Making of a Collectiontraces the design process of the world-renowned fashion house, revealing how a collection is created. Moving from the studio to the fashion show, fashion writer Laetitia Cénac has unprecedented access to explore a world that is usually carefully guarded from the public eye. With hundreds of beautifully rendered fashion illustrations from acclaimed artist Jean-Philippe Delhomme, Karl Lagerfeld's approach to design is brought to life, as are the talents of the masterfully skilled artisans--the embroiderers, flower makers, shoemakers, hat makers, and more--who specialize in everything from buttons and leather to lace, silk, and cashmere. Delving into the history and culture of the brand, while also detailing contemporary collections, Chanel: The Making of a Collectionis a richly visual insider's look at the enduring creative legacy of this haute couture icon.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Chiffon Trenches: A Memoir
    Chiffon Trenches: A Memoir
    ISBN: 9780593129258
    Title: Chiffon Trenches: A Memoir
    Author: TALLEY ANDRE LEON

    From the pages of Vogue to the runways of Paris, this deeply revealing memoir by a legendary style icon captures the fashion world from the inside out, in its most glamorous and most cutthroat moments.

    "The Chiffon Trenches honestly and candidly captures fifty sublime years of fashion."--Manolo Blahnik

    During Andr Leon Talley's first magazine job, alongside Andy Warhol at Interview, a fateful meeting with Karl Lagerfeld began a decades-long friendship with the enigmatic, often caustic designer. Propelled into the upper echelons by his knowledge and adoration of fashion, Andr moved to Paris as bureau chief of John Fairchild's Women's Wear Daily, befriending fashion's most important designers (Halston, Yves Saint Laurent, Oscar de la Renta). But as Andr made friends, he also made enemies. A racially tinged encounter with a member of the house of Yves Saint Laurent sent him back to New York and into the offices of Vogue under Grace Mirabella.

    There, he eventually became creative director, developing an unlikely but intimate friendship with Anna Wintour. As she rose to the top of Vogue's masthead, Andr also ascended, and soon became the most influential man in fashion.
    The Chiffon Trenches offers a candid look at the who's who of the last fifty years of fashion. At once ruthless and empathetic, this engaging memoir tells with raw honesty the story of how Andr not only survived the brutal style landscape but thrived--despite racism, illicit rumors, and all the other challenges of this notoriously cutthroat industry--to become one of the most renowned voices and faces in fashion.

    Woven throughout the book are also Andr 's own personal struggles that have impacted him over the decades, along with intimate stories of those he has turned to for inspiration (Diana Vreeland, Diane von F rstenberg, Lee Radziwill, to name a few), and of course his Southern roots and ongoing faith, which have guided him since childhood.

    The result is a highly compelling read that captures the essence of a world few of us will ever have real access to, but one that we all want to know oh so much more about.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $58.00

    $58.00
  • Clean: The New Science of Skin & the Beauty of Doing Less
    Clean: The New Science of Skin & the Beauty of Doing Less
    ISBN: 9781847926722
    Title: Clean: The New Science of Skin & the Beauty of Doing Less
    Author: HAMBLIN JAMES

    "Fun, interesting and credible." -New York Times Book Review

    A preventative medicine physician and staff writer for The Atlantic explains the surprising and unintended effects of our hygiene practices in this informative and entertaining introduction to the new science of skin microbes and probiotics.

    Keeping skin healthy is a booming industry, and yet it seems like almost no one agrees on what actually works. Confusing messages from health authorities and ineffective treatments have left many people desperate for reliable solutions. An enormous alternative industry is filling the void, selling products that are often of questionable safety and totally unknown effectiveness.

    In Clean, doctor and journalist James Hamblin explores how we got here, examining the science and culture of how we care for our skin today. He talks to dermatologists, microbiologists, allergists, immunologists, aestheticians, bar-soap enthusiasts, venture capitalists, Amish people, theologians, and straight-up scam artists, trying to figure out what it really means to be clean. He even experiments with giving up showers entirely, and discovers that he is not alone.

    Along the way he realizes that most of our standards of cleanliness are less related to health than most people think. A major part of the picture has been missing: a little-known ecosystem known as the skin microbiome--the trillions of microbes that live on our skin and in our pores. These microbes are not dangerous; they're more like an outer layer of skin that no one knew we had, and they influence everything from acne, eczema, and dry skin to how we smell. The new goal of skin care will be to cultivate a healthy biome--and to embrace the meaning of "clean" in the natural sense. This can mean doing much less, saving time, money, energy, water, and plastic bottles in the process.

    Lucid, accessible, and deeply researched, Clean explores the ongoing, radical change in the way we think about our skin, introducing readers to the emerging science that will be at the forefront of health and wellness conversations in coming years.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00

    $38.00
  • Clothes & Other Things That Matter
    Clothes & Other Things That Matter
    ISBN: 9781788401982
    Title: Clothes & Other Things That Matter
    Author: SHULMAN ALEXANDRA

    'Such a great read - so open and honest and funny. I devoured it in one sitting.' - Kirsty Wark


    Chosen by Evening Standard as one of the best books to look forward to in 2020 -
    'a must-read memoir for even those beyond the fashion set.'


    Chosen by Stylist as one of 2020's best non-fiction books -
    'In the funny and opinionated Clothes... and other things that matter, former Vogue UK editor Alexandra Shulman explores the meaning of clothes and how we wear them. From the little black dress to the white shirt and the bikini, she takes pieces of clothes and examines their role in her own life and the lives of women in general, touching on issues including sexual identity, motherhood, ambition, power and body image. A must-read for anyone, like Miranda Priestly, who knows that clothes might not maketh the woman, but they certainly help.'


    'Clothes... and other things that matter is a book not only about clothes but about the way we live our lives. From childhood onwards, the way we dress is a result of our personal history. In a mix of memoir, fashion history and social observation I am writing about the person our clothes allows us to be and sometimes the person they turn us into.' - Alexandra Shulman


    In Clothes... and other things that matter, Alexandra Shulman delves into her own life to look at the emotions, ambitions, expectations and meanings behind the way we dress.


    From the bra to the bikini, the trench coat to trainers, the slip dress to the suit, she explores their meaning in women's lives and how our wardrobes intersect with the larger world - the career ladder, motherhood, romance, sexual identity, ambition, failure, body image and celebrity.


    By turns funny, refreshingly self-deprecating and often very moving, this startlingly honest memoir from the ex-Editor of British Vogue will encourage women of all ages to consider what their own clothes mean to them, the life they live in them and the stories they tell.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Cosmic Revolutionary's Handbook: A Guide to Overthrowing the Universe
    Cosmic Revolutionary's Handbook: A Guide to Overthrowing the Universe
    ISBN: 9781108486705
    Title: Cosmic Revolutionary's Handbook: A Guide to Overthrowing the Universe
    Author: BARNES LUKE A. & LEWIS GERAINT F.

    Free yourself from cosmological tyranny Everything started in a Big Bang? Invisible dark matter? Black holes? Why accept such a weird cosmos? For all those who wonder about this bizarre universe, and those who want to overthrow the Big Bang, this handbook gives you 'just the facts': the observations that have shaped these ideas and theories. While the Big Bang holds the attention of scientists, it isn't perfect. The authors pull back the curtains, and show how cosmology really works. With this, you will know your enemy, cosmic revolutionary - arm yourself for the scientific arena where ideas must fight for survival This uniquely-framed tour of modern cosmology gives a deeper understanding of the inner workings of this fascinating field. The portrait painted is realistic and raw, not idealized and airbrushed - it is science in all its messy detail, which doesn't pretend to have all the answers.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $36.00
    $36.00
  • Costume & Fashion: A Concise History: 6th Edition
    Costume & Fashion: A Concise History: 6th Edition
    ISBN: 9780500204498
    Title: Costume & Fashion: A Concise History: 6th Edition
    Author: LAVER JAMES


    From the momentous invention of the needle some 40,000 years ago to the development of blue denim, from Neolithic weavers to the biggest names in the fashion industry today, this classic guide covers the landmarks of costume history. Costume and Fashion explores the forms and materials used in fashion through the ages, the underlying motives of fashion, and the ways in which clothes have been used to protect, express identity, and attract or influence others.


    This updated sixth edition features a new foreword and concluding chapter by Amy de la Haye and a new discussion about the major political shifts within the fashion industry, highlighting how it has responded to issues surrounding racism and sexism, LGBTQIA rights, mental health awareness, body and age diversity, and global sustainability. Generously illustrated with paintings, drawings, and photographs, and with a new angle on the emergence of ethical fashion, Costume and Fashion feels more current than ever.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Dior
    Dior
    ISBN: 9781781453131
    Title: Dior
    Author: FLAVELL LIZ

    The Biographic series presents an entirely new way of looking at the lives of the world's greatest thinkers and creatives. It takes the 50 defining facts, dates, thoughts, habits and achievements of each subject, and uses infographics to convey all of them in vivid snapshots.Each Biographic title is designed to be as entertaining as it is informative. Timelines not only pinpoint significant dates, but set them in the context and culture of their times. Dynamic maps locate biographical events alongside other points of interest. Character traits are illuminated by visual comparisons.Many people know that Christian Dior (1905-1957) was a French fashion designer, the founder of the world famous fashion house that carries his name. What, perhaps, they don't know is that he once owned a small art gallery selling work by artists including Pablo Picasso; that he employed a young Yves Saint Laurent as his assistant; that he included a garment in each of his shows named after his home town of Granville; and that he had a superstitious belief in the number 8, with the house of Dior being housed over 8 workshops in an 8-storey building in the 8th district of Paris. Biographic: Dior presents a visual catwalk through his life and work, with an array of irresistible facts and figures converted into infographics to reveal the genius behind the garments. SELLING POINTS: * Introduces significant cultural figures through 50 defining facts, thoughts, habits and achievements * Entertaining and informative infographics * Stylish gifts for culture lovers

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Dior by Roger Vivier
    Dior by Roger Vivier
    ISBN: 9780847866571
    Title: Dior by Roger Vivier
    Author: UFERAS GERARD

    A celebration of the collaboration between two design legends, Christian Dior and Roger Vivier, spotlighting vintage shoes of luxurious glamour.

    This beautifully crafted volume highlights the outstanding shoe designs that sprang from the iconic collaboration between two French fashion legends, Christian Dior and Roger Vivier. Spanning from the 1950s, when Monsieur Dior first met the renowned footwear designer, throughout the entire course of this prodigious partnership until the early 1960s, dazzling vintage shoe designs pop off the pages in all their glamorous glory and elaborate modernity.

    With over three hundred exclusive photographs of jewel-encrusted slippers, sculptural kitten heels, and other designs embellished with lace, feathers, and more, accompanied by an engaging text penned by shoe historian Elizabeth Semmelhack, this latest title is a must-have addition to the libraries of fashion and shoe lovers everywhere.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $100.00

    $100.00
  • Dior Hats: From Christian Dior to Stephen Jones
    Dior Hats: From Christian Dior to Stephen Jones
    ISBN: 9780847868445
    Title: Dior Hats: From Christian Dior to Stephen Jones
    Author: JONES STEPHEN

    The great hats of Dior, as chosen by Stephen Jones, one of the most revered milliners of our times.

    Christian Dior himself wrote in his Little Dictionary of Fashion A hat is essential to any outfit. It completes it. In a way, a hat is the best way to express your personality. Published on the occasion of the 2020 exhibition at the Mus e Christian Dior in Granville, France, and authored by renowned milliner Stephen Jones, this volume celebrates more than seventy years of exquisite hats.

    Opening with a focus on hats designed by Christian Dior himself, the book explores the house's headdresses over the years--from the first millinery of the New Look to Yves Saint Laurent's Venetian masks, the toques of Marc Bohan, dramatic boaters by Gianfranco Ferr , John Galliano's extravagant confections, the graphic neck bow by Raf Simons, and romantic designs by Maria Grazia Chiuri. Jones's insightful texts are accompanied by contributions from leading experts and enlivened by drawings and photographs from Dior's archives; shots by famed photographers, such as Richard Avedon, Sir Cecil Beaton, and Craig McDean; and exclusive new images by S lve Sundsb .

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $104.00

    $104.00
  • End of Everything: (Astrophysically Speaking)
    End of Everything: (Astrophysically Speaking)
    ISBN: 9780241372333
    Title: End of Everything: (Astrophysically Speaking)
    Author: MACK KATIE


    We know the universe had a beginning. But what happens at the end of the story?


    With lively wit and wry humour, astrophysicist Katie Mack takes us on a mind-bending tour through each of the cosmos' possible finales: the Big Crunch, Heat Death, Vacuum Decay, the Big Rip and the Bounce. Guiding us through major concepts in quantum mechanics, cosmology, string theory and much more, she describes how small tweaks to our incomplete understanding of reality can result in starkly different futures. Our universe could collapse in upon itself, or rip itself apart, or even - in the next five minutes - succumb to an inescapable expanding bubble of doom.


    This captivating story of cosmic escapism examines a mesmerizing yet unfamiliar physics landscape while sharing the excitement a leading astrophysicist feels when thinking about the universe and our place in it. Amid stellar explosions and bouncing universes, Mack shows that even though we puny humans have no chance of changing how it all ends, we can at least begin to understand it.


    The End of Everything is a wildly fun, surprisingly upbeat ride to the farthest reaches of all that we know.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $48.00
    $48.00
  • Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World
    Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World
    ISBN: 9781541617605
    Title: Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World
    Author: POSTREL VIRGINIA

    From Paleolithic flax to 3D knitting, explore the global history of textiles and the world they weave together in this enthralling and educational guide.
    The story of humanity is the story of textiles -- as old as civilization itself. Since the first thread was spun, the need for textiles has driven technology, business, politics, and culture.
    In The Fabric of Civilization, Virginia Postrel synthesizes groundbreaking research from archaeology, economics, and science to reveal a surprising history. From Minoans exporting wool colored with precious purple dye to Egypt, to Romans arrayed in costly Chinese silk, the cloth trade paved the crossroads of the ancient world. Textiles funded the Renaissance and the Mughal Empire; they gave us banks and bookkeeping, Michelangelo's David and the Taj Mahal. The cloth business spread the alphabet and arithmetic, propelled chemical research, and taught people to think in binary code.
    Assiduously researched and deftly narrated, The Fabric of Civilization tells the story of the world's most influential commodity.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Fashion Book
    Fashion Book
    ISBN: 9781838661106
    Title: Fashion Book
    Author: PHAIDON EDITORS


    The iconic bestseller - showcasing more than 500 of fashion's greatest names from A- Z - now updated in a stunning new edition


    Revised and updated, this new edition of Phaidon's iconic global bestseller The Fashion Booktakes a fresh look at the fashion world and the people who created and inspired it. Spanning two centuries, the entire industry is represented: from designers to photographers, editors, creative directors and influencers. Marking significant changes on the fashion landscape, this edition features the new people who have fundamentally shaped the way we see fashion in recent years, including Virgil Abloh, Gosha Rubchinskiy, and Alessandro Michele, influential photographer Petra Collins, designer and contemporary icon Rihanna, and Leandra Medine, alongside fashion pioneers of the previous edition such as Coco Chanel, Issey Miyake, Kate Moss, Erdem, and Richard Avedon. The bestselling - and now updated - classic volume remains a comprehensive and definitive view of the fashion industry today.


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    Format: Hardback
    Price: $85.00
    $85.00
  • Fashion Central Saint Martins
    Fashion Central Saint Martins
    ISBN: 9780500293713
    Title: Fashion Central Saint Martins
    Author: BLACKMAN CALLY & DAVIES HYWEL


    Celebrating the most famous and influential fashion school in the world, Fashion Central Saint Martins is filled with never-before-seen student work and exclusive interviews with talented graduates who have gone on to become the biggest names in fashion. A treasure trove of early sketches, first collections and fashion shoots by designers such as Hussein Chalayan, John Galliano, Stephen Jones, Dior's Kim Jones, Christopher Kane, Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen, Phoebe Philo, Gareth Pugh, and Burberry's Riccardo Tisci, as well as journalists like Vogue's Hamish Bowles and stylists such as LOVE magazine's Katie Grand. The book reveals words of wisdom on everything a budding fashion designer, or aspiring fashion student, needs to know to forge their own path.


    Edited by the school's program director of fashion, Hywel Davies, and Cally Blackman, lecturer in fashion history and theory, Fashion Central Saint Martins follows the school's history from 1931 to today. An initial chapter examines the early history (1930s to 1960s), followed by chapters dedicated to each subsequent decade. Packed with profiles of key alumni alongside photography of their student work, and peppered with essays, this book will delight all fans and students of fashion.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • Fashion Wankers It Takes One to Know One
    Fashion Wankers It Takes One to Know One
    ISBN: 9781781453827
    Title: Fashion Wankers It Takes One to Know One
    Author: JAYE M

    Fashion Wankers is a celebration of fashion passion. Guided by unashamed Fashion Wanker and style blogger The Chic Geek, and featuring Oscar Mitchell's unique illustrations, it offers a crash course in the dos and don'ts of making your way in the confusing world of style. You will discover the fundamentals of fads and fashions, learn the essentials of shopping and blagging, catwalk through a spotter's guide to 16 distinctive style tribes and their accessories, and master the art of #FashionWanker Bingo. Once you learn to recognize your fellow Fashion Wankers, you will discover the fun of creating a Fashion Wanker look all of your own. Whether you are one, know one, love one or want to be one, this is your essential handbook.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Fashion: the Definitive Visual Guide
    Fashion: the Definitive Visual Guide
    ISBN: 9780241388310
    Title: Fashion: the Definitive Visual Guide
    Author: DK

    Learn all about the evolution of costume and dress in this lavishly illustrated guide.

    From the extravagance of Ancient Egypt, through the legendary houses of Chanel and Dior, to today's catwalk sensations, this gorgeous, carefully curated collection shows how fashion reflects people and places, and captures the times in which they lived.

    Packed with a dazzling combination of original fashion plates, archive images, and commissioned photography, this beautiful source book takes you on a fabulous tour across the centuries as it catalogues the history of what people wear, revealing how Western fashion has been influenced by design from around the world, and celebrating everything from costume to haute couture. Expert commentary captures the turning points of fashion history, such as when hemlines rose to reveal a glimpse of stocking, youngsters pulled on jeans and "invented" teenagers, the red carpet became a runway, and celebrities became designers. Fashion icons take centre-stage too, with features on famous trend-setters and designers, such as Elizabeth I, Marie Antoinette, and Alexander McQueen, who set the style for each generation.

    Fashionis an indispensible work of reference whether you're a fashion-mad teen, a wannabe designer, or someone intrigued by the violent origins of the stiletto or the birth of bling. If it's ever been in fashion, it's in this book.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
    $70.00
  • Fashion: the Whole Story
    Fashion: the Whole Story
    ISBN: 9780500296011
    Title: Fashion: the Whole Story
    Author: FOGG MARNIE

    This ambitious and fascinating book traces the history of fashion in every part of the world, from Greco-Roman woven-cloth clothing and the silk court dress of the Chinese Tang dynasty to contemporary sportswear designers and Japanese street culture. Organized chronologically, the book traces the evolution of fashion period by period and trend by trend, while detailed timelines provide historical and cultural context. Fashion: The Whole Story is indispensable for everyone who loves the line of a superb suit or knows the joy of wearing a great pair of shoes.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Fashionary Miniature Set
    Fashionary Miniature Set
    ISBN: 9789887711117
    Title: Fashionary Miniature Set
    Author: FASHIONARY


    Format: Mixed Media
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • Figures & Faces The Art of Jewelry
    Figures & Faces The Art of Jewelry
    ISBN: 9780500021811
    Title: Figures & Faces The Art of Jewelry
    Author: MAURIES PATRICK & POSSEME EVELYNE

    Jewelry has always been a vehicle for the deepest of human emotions: remembrance, faith, devotion, love, belonging, and mourning. The human figure has long been a source of inspiration and a means of expression for jewelers, and it is perhaps the most intimate and involving of subjects. Following on from the magnificent Flora and Fauna, Figures is the third book in a series devoted to the splendid jewelry collection of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.The museum's collection begins in the Byzantine era and ranges through the medieval and Renaissance periods and beyond, with mythological figures and biblical scenes represented on pendants and rings. In the nineteenth century, René Lalique, Alphonse Fouquet, and the Maison Vever produced brooches and necklaces that embodied elegant sophistication and technical brilliance, while in the twentieth century, artists such as Pablo Picasso and Alberto Giacometti joined jewelers like Jean Lurçat, Line Vautrin, and Claude Lalanne in creating works that interpret the body in deeply personal ways.Specially photographed by Jean- Marie del Moral, Figures is packed with striking and witty works of art.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • First Light: Switching on Stars at the Dawn of Time
    First Light: Switching on Stars at the Dawn of Time
    ISBN: 9781472962935
    Title: First Light: Switching on Stars at the Dawn of Time
    Author: CHAPMAN EMMA

    Astronomers have successfully observed a great deal of the Universe's history, from recording the afterglow of the Big Bang to imaging thousands of galaxies, and even to visualising an actual black hole. There's a lot for astronomers to be smug about. But when it comes to understanding how the Universe began and grew up we are literally in the dark ages. In effect, we are missing the first one billion years from the timeline of the Universe.

    This brief but far-reaching period in the Universe's history, known to astrophysicists as the 'Epoch of Reionisation', represents the start of the cosmos as we experience it today. The time when the very first stars burst into life, when darkness gave way to light. After hundreds of millions of years of dark, uneventful expansion, one by the one these stars suddenly came into being. This was the point at which the chaos of the Big Bang first began to yield to the order of galaxies, black holes and stars, kick-starting the pathway to planets, to comets, to moons, and to life itself.

    Incorporating the very latest research into this branch of astrophysics, this book sheds light on this time of darkness, telling the story of these first stars, hundreds of times the size of the Sun and a million times brighter, lonely giants that lived fast and died young in powerful explosions that seeded the Universe with the heavy elements that we are made of. Emma Chapman tells us how these stars formed, why they were so unusual, and what they can teach us about the Universe today. She also offers a first-hand look at the immense telescopes about to come on line to peer into the past, searching for the echoes and footprints of these stars, to take this period in the Universe's history from the realm of theoretical physics towards the wonder of observational astronomy.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Fortunate Universe: Life in a Finely Tuned Cosmos
    Fortunate Universe: Life in a Finely Tuned Cosmos
    ISBN: 9781108747400
    Title: Fortunate Universe: Life in a Finely Tuned Cosmos
    Author: LEWIS GERAINT & BARNES LUKE

    Over the last forty years, scientists have uncovered evidence that if the Universe had been forged with even slightly different properties, life as we know it - and life as we can imagine it - would be impossible. Join us on a journey through how we understand the Universe, from its most basic particles and forces, to planets, stars and galaxies, and back through cosmic history to the birth of the cosmos. Conflicting notions about our place in the Universe are defined, defended and critiqued from scientific, philosophical and religious viewpoints. The authors' engaging and witty style addresses what fine-tuning might mean for the future of physics and the search for the ultimate laws of nature. Tackling difficult questions and providing thought-provoking answers, this volumes challenges us to consider our place in the cosmos, regardless of our initial convictions.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $31.00
    $31.00
  • Gabrielle Chanel
    Gabrielle Chanel
    ISBN: 9780500023464
    Title: Gabrielle Chanel
    Author: ARZALLUZ MIREN

    A richly illustrated, in-depthretrospective of the life andwork of fashion iconGabrielle Chanel.

    A revolutionary fashion icon, Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel can lay claim to inventing modern women's fashion. At the beginning of the twentieth century, she stripped women of their corsets, bobbed their hair, and sent them out into the sun to get a tan. She introduced the little black dress, created women's trousers, and produced the exquisitely made suits that became her trademark. She designed the first-ever couture perfume--No. 5--whose square-cut, cubist bottle became a symbol of art deco style, and which remains the most popular scent ever created. Her ideas on elegance and what it meant to be a modern woman created an immutable sense of style that still resonates today.


    Published to accompany a landmark exhibition in Paris and at the de Young in San Francisco, Gabrielle Chanel chronicles the designer's life from birth through the evolution of her timeless style. Specially commissioned photographs by Julien T. Hamon showcase her designs, while essays from fashion historians complemented by rare archival documents, including pictures of Chanel herself, paint a portrait of the designer in her time. This volume is a must-have for all fashion fans and students.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $100.00
    $100.00
  • Helena Rubinstein The Adventure of Beauty
    Helena Rubinstein The Adventure of Beauty
    ISBN: 9782080204028
    Title: Helena Rubinstein The Adventure of Beauty
    Author: FITOUSSI MICHELE

    Helena Rubinstein's remarkable life--from the inception of her beauty empire to the legacy she left behind--is celebrated in this comprehensive book that retraces her inspiring story.

    Helena Rubinstein was the first to establish the link between beauty and science, at a time when makeup was worn only by actresses and prostitutes. Progressive and a feminist, she made beauty accessible, using cosmetics as a means of emancipation.

    A daring pioneer, she founded a world-famous cosmetics empire with intelligence, courage, intuition, and business acumen. Her visionary marketing and publicity campaigns secured her brand's success, and she left behind one hundred branches in forty countries and 30,000 employees. Until the end of her life, the world's richest woman remained faithful to her humble Polish‒Jewish roots and proud of her Yiddish accent.

    This illustrated biography recounts Rubinstein's life and legacy--the path to building her empire, her extensive art collection, her fascination with fashion and jewelry, and her groundbreaking achievements in launching the modern beauty revolution.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00

    $55.00
  • How to be Parisian, Wherever You Are
    How to be Parisian, Wherever You Are
    ISBN: 9780857982506
    Title: How to be Parisian, Wherever You Are
    Author: BEREST ANNE & DE MAIGRET CAROLINE

    Four fabulous, smart, savvy French women offer up their highly amusing insider take on Parisian life, love and liberty.

    How to Be a Parisian brilliantly deconstructs the French woman's views on culture, fashion and attitude. Unlike other books on French style, this illustrated handbook is full of wit and self-deprecating humour. Authors - Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline De Maigret and Sophie Mas – are bohemian free-thinkers and iconoclasts, and they are not afraid to cut through some of the myths. They say what you don't expect to hear, just the way you want to hear it. They are not against smoking in bed, and all for art, politics and culture, making everything look easy, and going against the grain.

    Including 80 black and white and colour pictures, many taken by the authors, How to Be a Parisian explains those confusing subjects of clothes, makeup, men, culture and lifestyle as only a true Parisienne can.

    On the style front:
    You don't always have to be made up, but you should always be well dressed.
    Your look should always have one thing left undone - the devil is in the detail.
    Either go all grey hair or no grey hair. Salt and pepper is for the table.
    Or on how to answer the phone when he finally calls:
    The Parisienne lets the phone ring. (She's not waiting by the phone.)
    She feigns surprise upon hearing his voice. (She wasn't expecting his call.)
    She asks if she can call him back in five minutes. (She's in the middle of something.)
    The thing is, she's not alone... (Et oui: you should never have kept her waiting.)
    What the Parisian won't let near her wardrobe:
    Logos. You are not a billboard.
    Ugg Boots. Enough said. Don't even ask.
    Skimpy top. Because you're not fifteen anymore.
    The fake designer bag. Like fake breasts, you can't fix your insecurities through forgery.
    The ideal man to be seen with:
    He's not muscular (You'd rather think of him reading a book than lifting weights)
    He's unshaven (Just enough so that you never fully see the man behind the stubble)
    He's funny (Until he disappears)
    He's got something special (And it's not a car)
    There are many books on a Parisian's bookshelf:
    The books you claim you've read so many times that you actually believe you have.
    The books you read in school of which you only remember the main character's name.
    The books that you've been promising yourself you'll read next summer...for the past ten years.
    The books that you think make you cool.
    The books you keep for your children, just in case you ever have any.
    The books you own simply because you must and, taken together, form intangible proof that you are well read.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • How to Quit Fast Fashion: 100 Expert Tips for a Sustainable Wardrobe
    How to Quit Fast Fashion: 100 Expert Tips for a Sustainable Wardrobe
    ISBN: 9781787395060
    Title: How to Quit Fast Fashion: 100 Expert Tips for a Sustainable Wardrobe
    Author: MATTHEWS EMMA


    The fashion industry produces more carbon emissions than international flights and maritime shipping combined, and is the second-largest consumer of the world's water supply, despite this, 85% of all textiles end up in the dump each year.


    If you are one of the rising numbers of concerned consumers who feel uneasy about their contribution to these figures, then How to Quit Fast Fashion is the essential guide to help you lessen your impact on our eco-system, whilst remaining fashionable and well-dressed.


    Across 100 step-by-step tips, this book will help you take action through easy to follow advice and practical ways to have a more sustainable style.


    Will explain the jargon on your clothes' labels and introductions to the world of rental fashion, to how to make your favouite clothes last longer, you'll be able to officially quit fast fashion.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • How to Set up & Run a Fashion Label (Third Edition)
    How to Set up & Run a Fashion Label (Third Edition)
    ISBN: 9781786274847
    Title: How to Set up & Run a Fashion Label (Third Edition)
    Author: MEADOWS TOBY

    To run a successful fashion label you need to know about business as well as design. Packed with tips, case studies and tasks to help you analyse yourself, your market and your product, this book is for anyone wanting to start their own fashion business. Thoroughly revised for the social media age, with updated images throughout. With eight new case studies: AwaytoMars (Brazil/UK), FFM Dubai (UAE), Picture Organic (France), Vetta Capsule (US), ADAY, Farm, Olivia Burton (UK), and The Goods Department (Indonesia).

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • How to Wear Socks
    How to Wear Socks
    ISBN: 9781419742934
    Title: How to Wear Socks
    Author: JANNUZZI JOHN

    A giftable illustrated guide to wearing socks, packed with history, upkeep and maintenance tips, and style advice

    Socks, a bare necessity in anyone's wardrobe, are often a one-and-done, wear-it-if-it's-clean kind of garment. You put them on, pull them up, and go about the rest of your day. But there's a lot more to a good sock than meets the eye, or the foot. Within the world of socks, there are a staggering number of options, from material to style to length to, of course, color and print. How to Wear Socks teaches you everything you need to know about socks.

    Written by fashion editor John Jannuzzi, the book includes a deep dive on the history, the basics, the key styles, and proper upkeep and maintenance. Once you have a solid foundation, Jannuzzi shows you exactly how to pair socks with different types of shoes. Whether they're black, white, short, long, or patterned, there are rules. The book also includes fun sidebars on Famous Socks and style tips from sock connoisseurs. How to Wear Socks proves that this fashion necessity should no longer be an afterthought.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Illustrated World of Couture
    Illustrated World of Couture
    ISBN: 9781743794449
    Title: Illustrated World of Couture
    Author: HESS MEGAN

    A stunning exploration of fashion's premier art form with internationally renowned illustrator Megan Hess.

    Hundreds of hours, many expert hands and unimaginable metres of fabric: couture is truly wearable art, where creativity and craftsmanship collide. Megan Hess has spent her career documenting fashion's most beautiful people, places and pieces. In The Illustrated World of Couture, she brings to life its most important - and intriguing - art form, with fascinating insights and exceptional illustrations.

    Worn by only a handful of people worldwide, couture still has incredible influence, even beyond the traditional boundaries of fashion. In this unique collection, follow Megan through the intricate details, multifaceted inspirations and dramatic shows that define the couture experience. Let her introduce you to the generations of creators who conceive and craft these fantastical garments, and the collectors who treasure them. And travel with her to the exclusive ateliers and glamorous events of the world's fashion capitals to see how couture is both designed and displayed.

    Megan Hess invites you to discover The Illustrated World of Couture in this essential volume for all fashion devotees.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00

    $65.00
  • In Paris: 20 Women on Life in the City of Light
    In Paris: 20 Women on Life in the City of Light
    ISBN: 9780241351680
    Title: In Paris: 20 Women on Life in the City of Light
    Author: DAMAS JEANNE & BASTIDE LAUREN

    In Parisis a window on the world's most stylish city by two quintessentially Parisian women- Jeanne Damas, the it-girl, model, and actress, and Lauren Bastide, former editor-in-chief of French Elle. Dispelling the myth that there is only one type of Parisian woman, In Parisis made up of profiles of twenty different Parisiennes aged from fourteen to seventy, living in tiny studios or grand apartments, giving us a rare glimpse into their world- their homes, their careers, their style, and, most importantly, what being Parisian means to them.

    The portraits are illustrated with gorgeous full-colour photographs in Jeanne Damas' inimitable style, as well as lists of secret Parisian hideaways and style tips- from the five different types of red wine to order depending on the occasion, and the bars to drink them in, to the best red lipsticks, and places to be kissed.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Japanese Dress in Detail
    Japanese Dress in Detail
    ISBN: 9780500480571
    Title: Japanese Dress in Detail
    Author: ROUT JOSEPHINE & JACKSON ANNA (AS TOLD TO)


    A unique insight into the history and key themes of Japanese dress from the eighteenth century to the present, Japanese Dress in Detail reveals the elaborate embroidery, precise folds, and sophisticated dyes that form some of the most beautiful garments in the Victoria and Albert Museum's unparalleled Japanese dress collection. This book provides readers with the rare opportunity to examine historical clothing, from breathtaking Edo-period kimono, court robes, and No-- theatre costumes to indigo-dyed utilitarian garments and exciting contemporary designs.


    Featuring both garments and accessories, this book is an extraordinary exploration of the beauty and complexity of Japanese fashion. Specially commissioned close-up photography and authoritative texts accompany each garment, and front-and-back line drawings make this publication an invaluable resource for students, collectors, designers, fashion lovers, and Japanophiles.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Kaiser Karl: The Life of Karl Lagerfeld
    Kaiser Karl: The Life of Karl Lagerfeld
    ISBN: 9781788840705
    Title: Kaiser Karl: The Life of Karl Lagerfeld
    Author: BACQUE RAPHAELLE

    An intimate and well-documented biography of Karl Lagerfeld, ex-creative director of Chanel and international fashion iconReveals the man behind the mask: the great couturier, the adorer of women, the unrepentant provocateurA huge bestseller in FranceWorldwide publication in English to mark the first anniversary of his deathA luxurious hardback, finished with quarter-bound cloth and containing a picture section"admiring and ferocious" - France Inter"This first biography, fed by many first-rate witnesses... we laugh, we shudder, we admire." - ElleOn the last morning of his life, Karl Lagerfeld's only companion was S bastien, his bodyguard and right-hand man. The king of fashion insisted on being cremated, along with his universally recognizable 'gear' - the dark glasses and high starched collar that served as a bastion for his secrets. It is only now that witnesses have begun to talk.Thus emerges the story of Karl Lagerfeld: his father's past in the heart of wartime Germany, his rivalry with Yves Saint Laurent (enflamed by his only love, Jacques de Bascher) and the networks he forged with the biggest luxury manufacturers in the world as he compiled his vast fortune. Truly an unparalleled icon in the history of fashion, Lagerfeld's legacy lives on today.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Knots, Art & History
    Knots, Art & History
    ISBN: 9788857239125
    Title: Knots, Art & History
    Author: BESELIN ANNA

    Anyone who thinks of carpets has the bright colours of the Orient in mind. Knots, Art & History brings together the best, most unique carpets of the 14th-17th centuries from the Museum of Islamic Art in Berlin's famous collection. Forty-five of the approximately 500 carpets from Spain, Egypt, Anatolia, the Ottoman Empire, the Caucasus, Persia and India represent the reunited collection for the first time in English. The catalogue presents the eventful history of the collection. With the beginning of research on Islamic art around 1900, and especially with Wilhelm von Bode's groundbreaking research on carpets, the Berlin Collection became the center of international investigations. European painting was a focus here and Wilhelm von Bode's dating method using paintings made the "Berlin School" known worldwide and influenced generations of researchers.

    The tragic loss of almost all large Persian rugs during World War II marked a turning point for the collection, and the subsequent Cold War division of the collection significantly disrupted further studies of and appreciation for the Berlin carpet collection. Following the reunification of Germany, the former East and West Berlin collections were again joined, and Berlin carpet collection shines again.

    Stunning illustrations and numerous details allow new insights and open up the peculiarities of each individual piece in the catalog section. This includes almost all exhibited carpets and is organised by chronology, geography and design motifs. A general introduction to each of the 9 chapters provides an overview of the historical, cultural and social context of each rug. Receiving special mention are the classical Anatolian carpets the ever-popular Persian examples, including the Persian animal carpets, the Mamluk carpets, and the niche or prayer carpets. Additional comparisons with other surviving rugs from private and public collections enhance the explanations and place the collection in an international context. Through detailed analysis and comparison, this book establishes the exceptional quality and uniqueness of many carpets including, the famous Dragon- Phoenix Carpet, the so-called Synagogue Carpet and the Indian Flower Carpet.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
    $80.00
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