Maxwell follows through to the twentieth century in his final chapter on haute couture and textiles, an extension of the buy local-patriotism discussed in the former. With its extensive research and truly European outlook, this book is a must-read for those interested in the time period. It...

Selena Francis-Bryden's book DIY Fashion will help you realize your design dreams and see you well on your way to making your own clothes, handbagsand accessories in no time. Containing more than 40 different projects that require no prior skills — or a sewing machine — these customized hand...

While every type of shoe has its own unique back-story — the hipster'sOxford, the Sex & the City wannabe's dream Manolo Blahnik stilettos, the fashion conscious activist's TOMS — perhaps no shoe is more individually customizable than the sneaker. Everyone from skater kids to hip-hop...

If you have aCarrie Bradshaw-sized obsession with shoes, then this book is for you. Sue Hueyand Rebecca Proctor go knee deep in fabulous kicks in their New Shoes ( Laurence King Publishing ), piecing together a rich mix of sandals, boots and pumps that illustrate the blend of style, design...

" The biggest difference from then to now is that then, fashion was not so democratic, meaning that the "step down from couture" was reserved for those who catered to maybe 2% of the female population and did so unapologetically. There were fabulous specialty stores like Martha in NYC,...

Did you have go-to pieces as a tween? The Mad Men star did an "Eight Days, Eight Outfits" feature for Lucky, and we learned even more about the stylish actress. In a lot of ways, she's just like us — she loves J Brand, Tavi, and Chanel. She says things like this: "This outfit is really fun...

is the perfect addition to the library of any fashion fan with a penchant for words. A compilation of all the words commonly used in college and the fashion world in general, this reference is not only functional but visually stunning, utilizing beautifully illustrated diagrams and drawings...

Paul Smith's "Hello, My Name is Paul Smith" Book Now Available English fashion designer Sir Paul Smith has finally released a book covering his near forty years as a menswear icon. Titled Hello, My Name is Paul Smith, the 270-page hardcover book was published together with the Design Museum...

Today, we formalize that fact with "Let's Talk About It." This weekly column is a forum for conversation, communication, and complete distraction from the jobs you're supposed to be doing right now. So get involved. We promise we won't tell your bosses. By now, you know all about Anthony...

Celebrity model Ines de la Fressange shares the secrets of the well-dressed glamour of the Parisian women in her book, Parisian Chic (RizzoliUSA). Offering specific pointers on how to dress like a Parisian, along with ways to mix high and low pieces for an effortless look and the best...

 

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