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.
Wry, hilarious, and utterly recognizable, Girls in White Dresses tells the story of three young women grappling with heartbreak and career change, family pressure and new love - all while suffering through an endless round of weddings and bridal showers. Isabella, Mary, and Lauren are going to be bridesmaids in Kristi's wedding. On Sunday after Sunday, at bridal shower after bridal shower, they coo over toasters, eat tiny sandwiches, and drink mimosas. They're all happy for Kristi, but they do have the ups and downs of their own lives to cope with. Isabella is working at a mailing-list company, where she's extremely successful, and wildly unhappy. Mary is in love with a man who may never love any woman as much as he loves his mother. And Lauren, a waitress at a midtown bar, finds herself drawn to a man she's pretty sure she hates. With blind dates and ski vacations, boozy lunches and family holidays, relationships lost to politics and relationships found in pet stores, Girls in White Dresses pulls us deep inside the circle of these friends, perfectly capturing the wild frustrations and soaring joys of modern life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emily Janice Card. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002723/bk_rand_002723_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Five dramas by Katie Hims exploring the symbolism and significance of the wedding dress. In True Love, Maggie's dress is so beautiful she can't bear to take it off. In The Rescue, Lauren resorts to drastic measures to stop her sister getting married. In The Scarecrow, Carla suddenly finds herself the object of attention for all the village men. In Janey's Big Day, Janey is unprepared for quite how involved her mother is in her wedding plans. And in The Perfect Dress, Nell loves the stories behind the wedding dresses she sells, until Julia tells her story. 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/007068/bk_bbcw_007068_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Finally, a modern relationship audiobook for the modern relationship. What Do We Do Now? is an R-rated, utterly honest Q&A book culled from the best and funniest questions posed by Keith and the Girl devotees, including: My boyfriend joined the military and is being shipped off for an unknown amount of time. I'm young and I want to move on. Am I a bad person? Why does my boyfriend always adjust himself in public? My wife dresses like a slut. How do I make her stop? My boyfriend's number-one friend on MySpace is his ex. Should I be concerned? With Chemda and Keith's advice that is both raw and honest, What Do We Do Now? is sure to appeal to the podcast's legion of fans and attract a brand-new audience tired of the tried-and-not-so-true relationship manuals. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Keith Malley, Chemda, Pat Dixon, Jesse Joyce, Cathryn Lavery, Lauren Hennessy, Brian Baldinger, Mike Lawrence, Normand Mark. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/009582/bk_acx0_009582_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
World-renowned polo player and global face of Ralph Lauren Nacho Figueras dives into the world of scandal and seduction with a new fiction series set in the glamorous, treacherous world of high-stakes polo competition. Georgia never wanted to be a jet-setter. A plain old country vet was fine for her. But one distress call from her best friend and the next thing she knows she's neck deep in the world of polo's most elite international players - complete with designer dresses, fine champagne, and some of the most gorgeous thoroughbreds she's ever seen. Some of the most gorgeous men, too.... Alejandro Del Campo needs his team to win the season's biggest polo tournament or else he's not sure how much longer they're going to be in business. What he doesn't need is some sassy new vet telling him how to run his business - and distracting him at every turn. But as they come closer and closer to the championship match, it soon becomes clear that Alejandro wants to win Georgia just as much as the tourney trophy. But can he ever convince her his world is where she truly belongs? Polo Season series: High Season Wild One Ride Free 1. Language: English. Narrator: Violet Grey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/002648/bk_hach_002648_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Fans of Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments series and Lauren Kate's FALLEN novels will devour The Beautiful and the Cursed, a wholly original interpretation of gargoyle lore. It was bizarre and inexplicable, but after it happened no one spoke of it and Ingrid Waverly was forced to leave her life in London behind. She had to trade a world full of fancy dresses and society events for Paris with her mother and younger sister, Gabby. In Paris there are no grand balls or glittering parties, and, disturbingly, the house her twin brother, Grayson, found for them isn't a house at all. It's an abbey. A creepy, old abbey with a roof lined in stone gargoyles that one could almost mistake for living, breathing creatures. And Grayson is missing. Yet no one seems to be concerned about Grayson's whereabouts save for Luc, a devastatingly handsome servant who has some secrets of his own. There's one secret about the city that he can't keep hidden, though. There's a murderer on the loose. And every day Grayson is missing means that there's less of a chance he's alive. Ingrid is sure her twin isn't dead - she can feel it deep in her soul - but she knows he's in grave danger, and that it's up to her and Gabby to find him before all hope is lost. Only the path to him is more than she could ever imagine. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Katharine Lee McEwan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/001600/bk_lili_001600_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! A prairie skirt is an American style of skirt, an article of women's and girls' clothing. Prairie skirts are slightly flared to very full, with one or more flounces (deep ruffles) or tiers, and are often worn over a ruffled eyelet or lace-trimmed petticoat. They were introduced to fashion by Ralph Lauren in his fall 1978 Western-themed collection. Prairie skirts are so-called after their resemblance to the home-sewn skirts worn by pioneer women in the mid-nineteenth century, which in turn are a simplified version of the flared, ruffled skirts characteristic of high-fashion dresses of the 1820s. In keeping with their design inspiration, traditional prairie skirts are usually made of "country" fabrics such as denim and flowered calico. Prairie skirts are a staple of women's western wear, and very full prairie skirts are worn for square dancing.