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Book Review: Geoffrey Beene, an American Fashion Rebel
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Book Review: Visionary Women by Angella Nazarian
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Book Review: Geoffrey Beene, an American Fashion Rebel

Book Review: Geoffrey Beene, an American Fashion Rebel – Geoffrey Beene was fiercely independent, radical, subversive, and loved by ladies who lunched and underground scenesters alike. As an adventurous artist and an experimental designer, Mr. Beene (as his friends called him) helped define modern American fashion in the latter twentieth century. His designs explored the shapes and contortions of the human body using seams, geometry, and even hardware to define and insinuate the shape and scope of nature’s most proud creation. From his infamous zipper dress to the jumpsuit and bolero to his witty design details, bold prints, and contrasts, Mr. Beene’s influence rocked a new generation of designers and the closets of women across the world. Close friend and cultural maverick Kim Hastreiter recounts the life and work of a passionate artist who was as freethinking, original, and antiestablishment as they come. See also: Book Review: Inspirations Book, Room by Room See also: New Edition of Coveted, the Luxury and Design Magazine Kim Hastreiter is co-founder and editor in chief of Paper Magazine, the nation’s most successful and well-respected independent magazine on art, design, pop culture, and fashion; and of papermag.com. Hastreiter serves on the Council of Fashion Designers of…

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Book Review: Visionary Women by Angella Nazarian

Book Review: Visionary Women by Angella Nazarian – Following the great success of Pioneers of the Possible —featuring revolutionary female figures such as Ella Fitzgerald, Frida Kahlo, Simone de Beauvoir, Wangari Maathai, and Zaha Hadid—Angella Nazarian returns with an extraordinary sequel, Visionary Women. This new title highlights twenty innovative and forward-thinking women, celebrating their great achievements and their contributions to science, media, politics, the arts, and social change. These women demonstrate passion, fearlessness, and an insatiable curiosity that led each to harness her talents and achieve her goals, no matter how improbable. From Malala Yousafzai as the youngest Nobel Prize laureate and Carmen Amaya beginning her remarkable dance career at four years old to swimmer Diana Nyad breaking a world record at age sixty-four and Doris Lessing still penning stories into her nineties, this inspiring volume will compel readers to reconnect with their own dreams and envision new goals to challenge themselves at any stage of life. Women profiled in this book include Helen Keller, Amelia Earhart, Sandra Day O’Connor, Maya Angelou, and Marie Curie, with a foreword by the executive director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Melanne Verveer. See also: Book Review: Inspirations Book, Room by Room  …

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Book Review: Flowers that Inspire

Book Review: Flowers that Inspire – Be it a single delicate bud in a simple clear vase or an explosion of colorful blossoms, a brilliant bouquet accents an atmosphere and brightens the mood like nothing else. The beauty of flowers has inspired artists, designers, poets, and myriad other creators for centuries: the Dutch masters of the 1600s and impressionist painters from Manet to Van Gogh, photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, botanical illustrator Georg Dionysius Ehret, even the inimitable Andy Warhol. Flowers Art andBouquets showcases a glorious profusion of floral images and interpretations across a spectrum of artistic media and time periods. Design writer Sixtine Dubly chronicles the evolution of floral design in this remarkable compendium, which also features stunning work by more than forty contemporary floral artists in London, Paris, and New York, from minimalist to elaborate. This treasury of gorgeous imagery blooms in resplendent color before the reader’s eyes.See also: Book Review: Inspirations Book, Room by Room French journalist Sixtine Dubly has interviewed the greatest artists, designers, and creative stars of the international scene for the last fifteen years. Wherever she travels, she tracks emerging trends and handpicks talents, keeping in touch with modern design and lifestyle around the world. She…

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Book Review: The Luxury Collection, Certified Indigenous

Book Review: The Luxury Collection, Certified Indigenous – Experience the world through the eyes of the renowned concierges of The Luxury Collection in the third volume of The Luxury Collection book series, The Luxury Collection Certified Indigenous. Each concierge from the more than ninety Luxury Collection hotels has prepared a customized indigenous experience for a vibrant twenty-four-hour tour in their city. Experience the world through the eyes of the renowned concierges of The Luxury Collection in the third volume of The Luxury Collection book series, The Luxury Collection Certified Indigenous. Each concierge from the more than ninety Luxury Collection hotels has prepared a customized indigenous experience for a vibrant twenty-four-hour tour in their city. Organized by morning, afternoon, and evening recommendations, discover the culture, environment, and cuisine in each locale. From hiking the beautiful Runyon Canyon in Los Angeles, enjoying a horse-drawn carriage ride at the majestic Plaza de España in Seville, or visiting the magnificent Taj Mahal in Agra, to restaurant and shopping recommendations plus much more, no corner of the world is left untouched. See also: Book Review: Inspirations Book, Room by RoomThis invaluable guide, illustrated with over 200 beautiful images, is the perfect companion for every travel adventure….

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Book Review: Fred Samuel, a Master of Colored Stones

Book Review: Fred Samuel, a Master of Colored Stones – Fred Samuel was a master of colored stones who seduced his clients with the chic lifestyle of the French Riviera at its peak. Opening his first jewelry shop in Paris in 1936, the jeweler became famous by transforming original drawings by Jean Cocteau into glowing jewels, garnering celebrity and royal clients around the world. Inspired by the freedom of the sea, and the colors and textures of the Côte d’Azur, today the brand’s modern ingenuity remains in the spotlight with colorful and unique jewels featuring exceptional stones. A glamorous volume in a luxury slipcase, Fred chronicles the rich history of a jewelry brand that has cultivated a timeless mystique. Fred Samuel, founder of the illustrious French jewelry house of Fred, was a master of colored stones who seduced his clients with the chic lifestyle of the French Riviera at its peak. Born in Buenos Aires in 1908, he was the son of a French jeweler who had immigrated to Argentina. See also: Book Review: Inspirations Book, Room by Room He apprenticed in Paris and opened his first jewelry shop there in 1936, focusing on brightly hued stones such as the…

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Mats Gustafson Launches Dior Illustrations in a Book

Mats Gustafson Launches Dior Illustrations in a Book – Swedish artist Mats Gustafson, based in New York, is Dior Magazine’s illustrator of the haute couture and ready-to-wear collections. Working with prestigious fashion magazines since the 1980s, Gustafson’s illustrations of fashion shows and collections are the beating heart of the magazine’s visual identity.Today, his watercolors, collages and sketches have been assembled by Rizzoli in a book simply titled ‘Dior by Mats Gustafson’, including illustrations of Christian Dior’s own designs, and enhanced with commentary by Fashion Journalist, Tim Blanks. Mats Gustafson (Swedish, b. 1951) began his career as an illustrator in the late 1970s, a time when editorial illustration was eclipsed by photography, and watercolor as a conceptual medium had barely been explored. A graduate of Dramatiska Institutet (University College of Film, Radio, Television and Theatre) in Stockholm, he first applied his graphic sensibility to the art of stage design. This experience translated into illustration when he began publishing his work in eminent international fashion publications. The elegant and subtly expressive character of Gustafson’s watercolor, pastel and cut-out paperworks expanded the possibilities of fashion illustration and nearly single-handedly reinvigorated the genre. See also: Book Review: Inspirations Book, Room by Room Gustafson’s fashion and…

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