Black Nails, Red Dress:An Anthony LeMain Novella. 1. Auflage Will Pieratt
This lavishly illustrated publication is a commentary on the emotional attachment that various key fashion personalities from designers, celebrities, models, photographers, stylists and fashion editors have with the one thing that is treasured in their memory or wardrobe: their Favourite Dress. 75 designers and key industry players from around the world have described the very personal reasons behind their choice, through text, photographs by leading fashion photographers, fabric samples, original sketches and other ephemera their choices come alive on the page. The dresses selected by these individuals are intriguing and highlights the intimacy that the designer and wearer feels with their garment. This book gives the audience an opportunity to explore how a dress can be a creative statement, a symbol of celebration, power, and individuality. My Favourite Dress is about choice, memory and a moment; a must have for any fashionista. Designers featured include: Alber Elbaz for Lanvin, Alberta Ferretti, Alexander McQueen, Amanda Wakeley, Angela Missoni, Anna Sui, Anne Valerie Hash, Antonio Berardi, Anthony Price, Barbara Hulanicki, Bella Freud, Ben de Lisi, Bernhard Willhelm, Betsy Johnson, Betty Jackson, Boudicca, Calvin Klein, Caroline Herrera, Caroline Charles, Catherine Malandrino, Christian Lacroix, Clements Ribeiro, Daisy de Villeneuve, David Sassoon, Diane Pernet, Diane von Furstenberg, Dolce & Gabbana, Donna Karen, Dries Van Noten, Eley Kishimoto, Elie Sabb, Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein, Gianfranco Ferre, Giles Deacon, Giorgio Armani, Glenda Bailey, Hamish Morrow, Isaac Mizrahi, Isabel Toledo, Issey Miyake, Jane Bruton, Jasper Conran, Joe Casely-Hayford, John Galliano, John Rocha, Julie Verhoven, Julien McDonald, Louise Goldin, Luella Bartley, Margaret Howell, Maria Grachvogel, Markus Lupfer, Mary Quant, and Max & Lubov Azria for Herve Leger. The designers also covered include: Michiko Koshino, Naoki Takizawa, Nicole Farhi, Oriole Cullen, Oscar de la Renta, Osman Yousefzada, Paco Rabanne, Paul Smith, Pearce Fionda, Ralph Lauren, Rick Owens, Rowland Mouret, Rosella Jardini for Moschino, Sophie Albou for Paul & Joe, Stella McCartney, Stephen Jones, Thierry Mugler, Tracey Emin, Tristan Webber, Valentino, Vera Wang, Vivienne Westwood, Zac Posen, and Zandra Rhodes.
Nineteenth-century reformer Susan B. Anthony advocated for many causes, including limitations on alcohol access and abolition of slavery. However, she is best known for her tireless efforts as a suffragist seeking equal and civil rights for women. Nellie Bly was a courageous and feisty female reporter for Joseph Pulitzer´s The World newspaper in the late 1800s. In this landmark interview, Anthony discusses her history in several areas of social reform. She talks at length about her work in the women´s suffrage movement. She also offers commentary about women´s dress reform and bicycling, two hot topics of the time. This audiobook was created to coincide with the 120th anniversary of the publication of a very interesting conversation between two of the most remarkable women in American history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Karen Commins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mike/001393/bk_mike_001393_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:COMMENT´´All Alike´´, by Adam Gopnik: The truth about snowflakes.THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´Four Hundred Dresses´´, by Gay Talese: What Elaine Kaufman left behind.LETTER FROM ROME´´God´s Librarians´´, by Daniel Mendelsohn: Inside the Vatican Library´s restoration. ANNALS OF LAW´´Casualties of Justice´´, by Jeffrey Toobin: Two investigations and a suicide. FICTION´´Getting Closer´´, by Steve Millhauser.THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Couple Trouble´´, by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Blue Valentine, Rabbit Hole, and How Do You Know. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/101229/pe_nyer_101229_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Anthony Carstairs, Earl of Beaumont, has seven sisters and very little money to provide for their dowries, dresses, and dreams of good society marriages. An unexpected inheritance from a distant relative is an absolute godsend for the cash-strapped earl. The estate he will inherit, however, is located in far-off Cornwall. There is a rather rundown manor house, as well as an uninhabitable castle overlooking the sea, along with some good farmland, so the earl´s first thought is to sell the place for much needed funds. For Jennifer Polperran, current occupant of the house and lands in question, the earl´s inheritance means that she has lost her home. Her adopted father had little else to leave her, so she must either marry a neighbor she loathes, Sir Alec Salcombe, or live in extremely reduced circumstances. But for all her life, Jennifer´s father had told her of an ancient legend, of a fortune in gold and jewels stolen by two star-crossed lovers and hidden away somewhere on the estate just before their tragic and untimely deaths. Many had sought the treasure over the centuries, but Jennifer might just have found the key to its location, if only she can get the new owner´s consent, and perhaps even his cooperation in finding it. Convincing the Earl of Beaumont to give her leave to stay and search proves less difficult than she imagined. But their way is fraught with disappointment and peril, not the least of which is caused by the ruthless and rapacious Sir Alec. Regardless, romance quickly blossoms between the earl and the penniless Jennifer, and together they persevere in the hunt that is their best hope for a bright, golden future together. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lake Janssen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/085023/bk_acx0_085023_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Josephine Swift is a seamstress at a dress store in Chicago. After a harrowing incident at the store, she takes flight and makes a brave decision that will change her life forever. She begins writing to Anthony Douglas, a ranch owner in Oklahoma. It isn´t long before she is on her way there to marry him. When she arrives in Oklahoma, events take an unexpected turn when she finds an abandoned Indian baby in the fields. Unable to leave the child to the elements and dangers of the wild, she takes him in and immediately falls in love with him. But will her new husband allow that and treat him as his son? Will the Indians and the ranchers leave each other alone now that Levi has a home? A charming, poignant love story with unique innocence, bursting with passion and just the right amount of tenderness from the hand of Emma Ashwood. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cindy Killavey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/067862/bk_acx0_067862_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At a time when thousands are fleeing tyranny to find a home in the New World, 17-year-old Kate Elyot witnesses a tragic accident that orphans a little girl named Emily. Suddenly the sole guardian of a child she´s never met, Kate´s only guide to the girl´s surviving family is a signet ring and a letter sewn into Emily´s dress addressed to Kate. Unsure of whether she has walked into a fateful calling or a fatal coincidence, Kate is determined to get Emily home but is unprepared for the journey awaiting her. Captain Anthony Scot will not rest until his enemy Simon Cephas is punished for a crime long forgotten. The signet ring that Emily carries is the evidence Scot needs to convict his rival. He is willing to obtain the ring at any cost in order to destroy Cephas. Can Kate fight to free Emily from those who would use her to destroy her Puritan family? Will her courage sustain her as she is brought face to face with her worst fears, deepest regrets, and a God she cannot bring herself to trust? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Felisha Caldeira. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/049243/bk_acx0_049243_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:COMMENT´´Illiberal Arts´´ by David Remnick: Donald Trump and the stress test of liberal democracy.A REPORTER AT LARGE´´The Story of a Face´´ by Rebecca Mead: A trans woman finds the surgery she needs to just be herself.LETTER FROM HOLLYWOOD´´The Dresser´´ by Sheila Marikar: Andrew Weitz spruces up Hollywood´s reluctant Zoolanders.ONWARD AND UPWARD WITH THE ARTS´´Dreamland´´ by Lauren Collins: India Mahdavi´s polychromatic vision.THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Second Time as Farce´´ by Anthony Lane: A review of The Death of Stalin. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jamie Rennel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/180314/pe_nyer_180314_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After participating in the Jacobite Rising of 1745, Robin and Prudence, brother and sister, become engaged in a swashbuckling, romantic adventure. Our hero and heroine must cross-dress and switch genders if they are to escape prosecution a humorous move that allows Heyer to explore the manners and language affectations of the period as the two romp through the elite saloons and clubs of London. But what the two don´t foresee is that they might fall in love along the way: Prudence with the elegant and dashing Sir Anthony Fanshawe, and Robin with the charming Letitia Grayson. Can the two unmask themselves without losing their lives? PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ruth Sillers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/001252/bk_naxo_001252_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A bearded and dishevelled figure in the tattered dress of a Muslim Holy Man struggled to a Fort in India and saves it from attack by tribesmen supported by the Russians. The Holy man is Captain David Ingle, one of the members of The Great Game. In a week or so David arrives back in Calcutta and is sent for immediately by the Viceroy, who tells him he has done wonderful service for his country. At the same time his life is in danger from the Russians and, more important his grandfather, the Marquis of Inglestone, has died in an accident and the family title and estate is now his. David hurries back to England to find that his grandfather had become mad and had refused to spend any money and what was more, he had withdrawn all his fortune from the Bank and hidden it so that no one could find it. David goes to Ingle Hall to find it dilapidated and without any servants. The only people in the house are a distant cousin of his and her nanny. Bernina Falcon is very beautiful, very young and very innocent. How David and Benina start to hunt for the hidden treasure in the house. How they are beginning to think they have failed, when a girl whom David had thought he loved in India arrives - she is very attractive and sophisticated, but David is aware that she has only turned to him now after learning he has become the Marquis. How David and Benina face and defeat the avenging Russians and how eventually the secret hiding place of the old Marquis is unexpectedly found, is all told in this exciting and unusual novel by Barbara Cartland. Barbara Cartland was the world´s most prolific novelist who wrote an amazing 723 books in her lifetime, of which no less than 644 were romantic novels with worldwide sales of over 1 billion copies and her books were translated into 36 different languages. As well as romantic novels, she wrote historical biographies, 6 autobiographies, theatrical plays and books of advice on life, love, vitamins and cookery. She wro... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anthony Wren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lind/003506/bk_lind_003506_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.