Photography Book: Private View by Mario Testino

Photography Book: Private View by Mario Testino – Limited to 1,500 numbered copies, signed by Mario Testino. Available in...

Photography Book: Princess Diana's Life in Pictures

Photography Book: Princess Diana’s Life in Pictures – Commemorating the twentieth anniversary of the tragic death of Diana, Princess...

Decoration Book: Creative Tables, the Special Edition

Decoration Book: Creative Tables, the Special Edition – Rose Fournier has a knack for fun, creative, and transformative table...

Fashion Book: The Glamour of Dior By Yves Saint Laurent

Fashion Book: The Glamour of Dior By Yves Saint Laurent – Dior by Yves Saint Laurent is the second...

Art Book: Johannes Vermeer Complete Works

Art Book: Johannes Vermeer Complete Works : This book brings together the complete catalogue of Johannes Vermeer (1632–1675), presenting...
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Photography Book: Private View by Mario Testino
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Photography Book: Princess Diana's Life in Pictures
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Decoration Book: Creative Tables, the Special Edition
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Fashion Book: The Glamour of Dior By Yves Saint Laurent
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Art Book: Johannes Vermeer Complete Works
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Photography Book: Private View by Mario Testino

Photography Book: Private View by Mario Testino – Limited to 1,500 numbered copies, signed by Mario Testino. Available in pink, green or purple, the book features a lenticular cover portrait of Lady Gaga and is delivered in an injection-molded plastic box. The mere mention of Mario Testino’s name evokes a rush of adrenalin in anyone that cares, even a bit, about the worlds of fashion and celebrity. So omnipresent is he at major magazine shoots and A-list events—an insider if ever there was one—that he has become a celebrity himself. The launch of Testino’s latest book, to celebrate his inaugural exhibition in China, brings together an exciting selection of his best studio work with glamorous examples of his candid shots. A beaming Gwyneth Paltrow clutching her freshly-won Oscar, a fur-cloaked Jennifer Lopez atop a commode, and the unforgettable portraits of royalty including Diana Princess of Wales, and her sons are just a few of the hundreds of iconic pictures that are brought together, for the first time, inside the book. Testino’s best recent advertising and fashion work rounds out the selection, making this a must-have collector’s item. Peruvian-born Mario Testino OBE is widely regarded as one of the most influential…

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Photography Book Princess Diana's Life in Pictures
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Photography Book: Princess Diana’s Life in Pictures

Photography Book: Princess Diana’s Life in Pictures – Commemorating the twentieth anniversary of the tragic death of Diana, Princess of Wales, this exquisite coffee table book, Remembering Diana – a Life in Photographs, with a foreword by best-selling author Tina Brown celebrates the life of one of the most iconic women in the world. Check the gallery below! For the millions who adored the People’s Princess, this lavish book celebrates Diana Spencer’s life in pictures. Page after page of inside photos from the legendary National Geographic archives document the royal’s most memorable moments in the spotlight. A luminous, personal remembrance by Diana friend and biographer Tina Brown adds context and nuance to a poignant life twenty years after her tragic death. Float down memory lane through more than 100 remarkable images of Diana, from her days as a schoolgirl to her engagement to Prince Charles, the birth of Princes William and Harry, and her life in the media as an outspoken advocate for the poor, the sick, and the downtrodden. This elegant book features reflections from those who knew her best, recollections from dignitaries and celebrities like Nelson Mandela and Elton John, and personal insight through the princess’s own words. This…

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Decoration Book: Creative Tables, the Special Edition

Decoration Book: Creative Tables, the Special Edition – Rose Fournier has a knack for fun, creative, and transformative table decoration. The settings in Creative Tables: Whimsical Place Settings forgo expensive tableware and accessories in favor of elements found in the typical home. Learn how pasta can become a whimsical centerpiece or step onto the set of an Audrey Hepburn movie adorned with classic pearls and red roses. Each exciting scene is so different from the one before, it’s easy to forget they were all created with the same set of dishware—and of course, the menu always complements the decor. The art of table decoration enters the unexpected with Rose Fournier’s original designs. The third generation in a family of Swiss-French transformative decorators, Fournier has a knack for fun, creative entertaining without the fuss of endless shopping. The whimsical settings in Creative Tables forgo expensive tableware and accessories in favor of elements and ingredients already found in the typical home. Enjoy the charm of a centerpiece created with a book by Voltaire, discover the versatility of various types of pasta as an artful replacement for flowers, and step onto the set of an Audrey Hepburn movie adorned with classic pearls and…

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Fashion Book: The Glamour of Dior By Yves Saint Laurent

Fashion Book: The Glamour of Dior By Yves Saint Laurent – Dior by Yves Saint Laurent is the second volume in an unprecedented series of books devoted to each designer of a couture house, the ultimate compendium of the most memorable haute couture creations conceived and handcrafted by the renowned house of Dior since its inception. Carefully conserved in the world’s great museums and institutions, these fashion treasures have been photographed and exclusively compiled for this indispensable collection. Of all the great Parisian couture houses, Dior is perhaps the most famous and prestigious in the world, embodying Christian Dior’s sublime vision of femininity, which Saint Laurent elaborated and evolved into the beginning of the tumultuous decade of the 1960s. Featuring beautiful photographs by Laziz Hamani, this impressive volume encompasses Yves Saint Laurent’s most iconic haute couture designs for the house of Dior, from the Trapèze silhouette of his debut Spring-Summer 1958 collection to the beatnik inspiration for Autumn-Winter 1960. Esteemed fashion journalist Laurence Benaïm eloquently recounts details and anecdotes behind more than 30 selected pieces, providing profound insight into Saint Laurent’s inspirations, influences, and vision for the evolution of the house of Dior. Journalist and writer Laurence Benaïm is the…

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Art Book: Johannes Vermeer Complete Works

Art Book: Johannes Vermeer Complete Works : This book brings together the complete catalogue of Johannes Vermeer (1632–1675), presenting the calm yet compelling scenes so treasured in galleries across Europe and the United States into one monograph of utmost reproduction quality. With new photography of many works, Vermeer’s restrained but richly evocative repertoire of domestic actions—ranging from letter writing to music making to preparations in the kitchen—unfolds in generous format. Numerous details emphasize the artist’s remarkable ability not only to bear witness to the trends and trimmings of the Dutch Golden Age but also to encapsulate an entire story in just one transient gesture, expression, or look. In his lifetime, Vermeer’s fame barely extended beyond his native Delft and a small circle of patrons. After his death, his name was largely forgotten, with works outside of Holland even misattributed to other artists. It was not until the mid-19th century that Vermeer came to the attention of the international art world, which suddenly looked upon his narrative minutiae, meticulous textural detail, and majestic planes of light, and spotted a forgotten master. Today, Vermeer’s works have inspired a New York Times best seller and a film starring Scarlett Johansson and Colin Firth…

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Coveted Magazine Special Edition: Design Hotels Around the World

Coveted Magazine Special Edition: Design Hotels Around the World – Coveted Magazine has finally a new issue available and one of the most awaited section of this luxury magazine is the News & Trends Worldwide that gathers the latest products, launches, collections and design events starred by the most luxury brands. And the 7th edition of Coveted Magazine is no exception. -> Fill out the form here to grab your free copy! Nowadays, a hotel should be an idealized version of our homes and looking for inspiration on the world´s best hotels is one of the smartest steps to take when (re)decorating a house. Coveted decided to satisfy the reader’s search for ideas & inspiration while offering, at the same time, some unbelievable and idyllic travel destinations. From the USA to Asia or even South Africa, Coveted offers you a unique set of some of the best Hotels from the “four corners” of the world. In this Coveted special edition you can also find a handpicked selection of the best novelties and eye catchers from the renowned Salone del Mobile that are trending right now and will help you achieve beautiful interiors and also some ideas to help you bring…

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Photography Book: Linda McCartney’s Life and Photography

Photography Book: Linda McCartney’s Life and Photography – In 1966, during a brief stint as a receptionist for Town and Country magazine, Linda Eastman snagged a press pass to a very exclusive promotional event for the Rolling Stones aboard a yacht on the Hudson River. With her fresh, candid photographs of the band, far superior to the formal shots made by the band’s official photographer, Linda secured her name as a rock ’n’ roll photographer. Two years later, in May 1968, she entered the record books as the first female photographer to have her work featured on the cover of Rolling Stone with her portrait of Eric Clapton. She went on to capture many of rock’s most important musicians on film, including Aretha Franklin, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Simon & Garfunkel, The Who, The Doors, and the Grateful Dead. In 1967, Linda went to London to document the “Swinging Sixties,” where she met Paul McCartney at the Bag ’O Nails club and subsequently photographed The Beatles during a launch event for the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album. Paul and Linda fell in love, and were married on March 12, 1969. For the next three decades, until her untimely death, she devoted herself to her family,…

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Design Book: American Fashion Travel by Globetrotting Design Stars

Design Book: American Fashion Travel by Globetrotting Design Stars – The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) members are always on the go. These globetrotting design stars share their favorite destinations, hotels, restaurants, stores, and sources of inspiration in this new title from Assouline’s bestselling CFDA American Fashion series. Get a glimpse into the designers’ private and ultra-chic world of travel with personal anecdotes, images, and memorabilia that are sure to spark wanderlust. With a revealing original travel questionnaire and a foreword by CFDA President Diane von Furstenberg, American Fashion Travel invites you to explore the world through the eyes of some of its most celebrated tastemakers—a vibrant declaration that fashion is a way of life. The Council of Fashion Designers of America, Inc. (CFDA) is a not-for-profit trade association whose membership consists of approximately 350 of America’s foremost fashion, accessory and jewelry designers. CFDA Foundation, Inc. is a separate not-for-profit company that was organized to raise funds for charity and industry activities. Founded in 1962, the CFDA’s endeavors are “to further the position of fashion design as a recognized branch of American art and culture; to advance its artistic and professional standards; to establish and maintain a code…

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Hotel Stories: Legendary Hotels and their Famous Guests

Hotel Stories: Legendary Hotels and their Famous Guests – Revealing the myths and mystery behind legendary hotels and their famous guests, Hotel Stories transports you to the most talked-about haunts across the globe. Greta Garbo was “born” in a Berlin palace; “James Bond” was created in a house in Jamaica; Al Capone lived his last days in a hotel in Miami; Frida Kahlo escaped with Leon Trotsky to a hacienda in the Mexican countryside. From Rome to Hong Kong, Nairobi, Chile, and Mexico, travel the world from your couch or use the detailed design hotel guide provided to go see the rooms for yourself.       Born in Chile, Francisca Matteoli spent her childhood in Latin America. Today, from her Paris home, she writes travel books and contributes to National Geographic France and Conde Nast Traveler. She is the author of the popular Hotel Stories: Legendary Hideaways of the World, Island Hotel Stories and American Hotel Stories published by Assouline. Get to know Francisca Matteoli: Travels “My mother left England when she was only 18 years old to settle in Chile with my father. I regard her adventure, unheard of at the time, as embodying everything that a journey should…

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