This companion book to the “Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen” exhibition contains five essays discussing how the actress developed her personal style and public image as a style rebel. She famously dressed in trousers and loose shirts because she preferred their comfort over more constrictive skirts and dresses. She cultivated her counter-culture image very carefully, but at the same time was very interested in clothing design, working closely with designers she had hired herself to create her movie outfits. Rebel Chic sheds more light on both fashion personas: glamorous film star versus tomboy. With many never-before-published images of the actress’ costumes and personal wardrobe.
Scott Schuman has been documenting street style since 2005. The enormous success of his blog and first book have allowed him to travel the globe even more extensively. In his second book he continues his now well-known modus operandi, covering the “diverse style and visual attitude” of famous fashion figures and people from different walks of life in locations as far afield as Rio de Janeiro, London, Milan, Paris, Japan, Korea and beyond. His goal: “to bring me closer to the true essence of the person while still capturing them as stylish subjects”.
In her second book, part memoir, part style guide, Stacy London shares her own struggles with severe psoriasis, anorexia, binge eating and self-esteem issues, and her philosophy of the healing power of style. Finding the self-confidence to develop a strong personal style helped her to finally become comfortable in her own skin. Through a series of “start-overs” with nine real-life women she explores why we often construct practical and emotional obstacles for ourselves and how personal style can helps us move beyond them to a healthier and happier perception of who we are. Her motto, voiced in her inimitable outspoken way: style can change your look, but it can also change your life.
The kate spade new york brand was born in 1993 when Kate Brosnahan Spade, a former accessories editor at Mademoiselle, set out to design the perfect handbag. Over the years the company has grown into an international lifestyle brand that excels in crisp design and gorgeous colour palettes. To celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2013, kate spade NY invites us all to have a look behind the scenes. Things We Love is an eclectic compilation of all the things that charm and inspire the creative team. From a cocktail ring and the colour red to a sense of humour and handwritten notes, this book, part visual diary, part inspirational reference visually represents the spirit of kate spade new york.
In her first book, psychologist and wardrobe consultant Jennifer Baumgartner introduces the Psychology of Dress, a new way of looking at what we wear, how we buy and store our clothes and how we assemble outfits. Her motto: You may find more than clothes lurking in your closet! In nine chapters, each with their own case study, she examines the link between our external appearance and internal experience. With a detailed analysis of issues like why we buy more than we need, reasons for avoiding mirrors and when we bare too much, she offers an InsideOut closet makeover that focusses on transforming and improving both your look and your life.