Fashion: Fads & Fantasies

Artist and fashion designer Lorraine Geiger became fascinated with the style trends that emerged during the second half of the 20th century. To create a lasting testament to the creative and original individuals who started these trends, she decided to record them as they went about their daily lives during the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. The result is this book with sketches of real people in their true mode of dress. The drawings are accompanied by essays about these decades of “fashion revolt” and come with the original captions that describe the outfits in context.

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Christian Lacroix and the Tale of Sleeping BeautyA Fashion Fairy Tale Memoir

Fashion meets fiction in this fairy tale memoir based on the Tale of Sleeping Beauty. Camilla Morton reinvents the classic “once upon a time” story to record the real-life bio of renowned couturier Christian Lacroix, famous for his sumptuous fabrics and dramatic style. With exclusive illustrations and digital collages by the designer himself, “this tale illuminates Mr. Lacroix’s creative magic while celebrating his unique life and career. The result is an intriguing combination of whimsy and memoir.”

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Yarn HarlotThe Secret Life of a Knitter

Stephanie Pearl-McPhee is the Yarn Harlot. She was bitten by the knitting bug thirty years ago and has been a tiny bit obsessed with needles and yarn ever since. Her self-deprecating short stories recount many adventures and misadventures in knitting – recognizable to anyone whose hobby is also their passion. From the insanity of finishing hand knit gifts hours before Christmas, souvenir stashes, running out of discontinued yarn with only half a sweater sleeve to go and conquering challenging patterns, to precious craft moments with friends and the joy of creating something with your own hands.

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Obsessed by Dress

This compact book of quotations is a meditation on clothes, filled with folk sayings, bon mots and quotes about fashion. From Virgil and Baudelaire to Andy Warhol and Dorothy Parker. From mirrors and dishevelment to dress as self-expression and defying convention. Observations from times past and present have been cleverly arranged into themes that are sure to still spark conversation today.

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The Gospel According to Coco ChanelLife Lessons from the World's Most Elegant Woman

How did Mademoiselle Chanel do it? From growing up in an orphanage to building one of the world’s most renowned fashion empires… The style icon extraordinaire certainly came armed with vision, determination and a sharp wit. In this light-hearted mix between biography and tongue-in-cheek self-help guide the author translates Coco Chanel’s views on life, style and fearlessness into how-tos for modern day survival and success. With quirky black & white illustrations by¬†Chesley McLaren.

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