Friday, October 24, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
"The women in this book are lovely. How could the book not be?" (Graydon Carter)
Featuring high-profile figures including Roberta Armani, Delphine Arnault, Amanda Hearst, Vivia Ferragamo, Valeska Hermes, Beatrice and Gaia Trussardi, Jacqui Getty, Veronica Etro, Nabila Khashoggi, Dylan Lauren, Renee Rockefeller, India Hicks, and Carolina Herrera, Inheriting Beauty is the definitive photography book of the world’s most glamorous and beautiful society women. Photographed at their private residences, these women display inimitable elegance and grace set against the backdrop of stunning domestic spaces. Fashion photographer Roger Moenks captures these cosmopolitan figures of fashion and wealth in transcendent yet intimate images, accompanied by brief quotations and childhood photos of each. Through Moenks’ lens, readers are allowed inside exclusive private residences in fashion epicenters such as New York, Los Angeles, Paris, London, Milan, Madrid, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, as well as inside the personal pasts of these famous women.
On Sale now for a great price - $22 @ Barneys (original price was $75!)
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
Comprehensive and lavishly illustrated -- a who's who of fashion.
Published in association with Vogue magazine, Vogue Fashion is the definitive style bible for everyone interested in the past, present and future of fashion. It takes a fresh look at fashion history, charting the evolution from corsets to 21st-century trends.
This stylish book chronicles all the significant designers, developments and movements of more than a hundred years of fashion -- from the 1920s flapper through the war years, from Christian Dior's New Look to the Swinging Sixties, from New Romanticism to punk to postmillenium styles. Among current designers featured are Vera Wang, Roberto Cavalli, Luella Bartley, Zac Posen, Roland Mouret and Viktor and RoIf.
An A to Z section highlights over 250 of the greatest designers of all time -- the men and women who have inspired, created and altered the course of fashion. Illustrated with many eye-catching archival images, Vogue Fashion also features the work of the photographers who have helped immortalize seminal fashion moments.
Vogue Fashion is an informative and inspirational look at how fashion reflects and projects social mores and individual values.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
This title will be released on October 7, 2008. I am really looking forward to this one!
Lulu Sawyer, the heroine of Diane Johnson’s captivating new novel, arrives in Marrakech, Morocco, hoping to rekindle her romance with a worldly Englishman, Ian Drumm. It’s the perfect cover for her assignment with the American CIA: tracing the flow of money from well-heeled donors to radical Islamic groups. While spending her days poolside among Europeans, in villas staffed by local maids in abayas, and her nights at lively dinner parties, Lulu observes the fragile coexistence of two cultures which, if not yet clashing, have begun to show signs of fracture. Beneath the surface of this polite expatriate community lies a more sinister world laced not only with double standards, but with double agents.
As she navigates the complex interface of Islam and the West, Lulu stumbles into unforeseen intrigues: A young Muslim girl, Suma, is hiding from a brother intent on an honor killing; and a beautiful Saudi woman, Gazi, who is vying for Ian’s love, leaves her husband in a desperate bid to escape her repressive society. The more Lulu immerses herself in the workings of Marrakech, the more questions emerge; and when bombs explode, the danger is palpable.
Lulu’s mission ultimately has tragic consequences, but along the way readers will fall in love with this endearing young woman as she improvises her way through the souk, her love life, and her profession. As in her previous novels, Diane Johnson weaves a dazzling tale in the great tradition of works about naive Americans abroad and the laws of unintended consequence, with a new, fascinating assortment of characters, as well as witty, trenchant observations on the manners and morals of a complicated moment in history.