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  • MEN IN THIS TOWN 2 : Alone in a Crowd
    MEN IN THIS TOWN 2 : Alone in a Crowd
    SANTAMARIA GIUSEPPE
    ISBN: 9781743792735
    Title: MEN IN THIS TOWN 2 : Alone in a Crowd
    Author: SANTAMARIA GIUSEPPE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: MAY 2017 NEW RELEASE

    Photographer, blogger, art director and fashion enthusiast Giuseppe Santamaria invites us on a journey across four continents to explore men’s street style in eight inspiring cities – New York, Toronto, Tokyo, Sydney, Melbourne, London, Florence and Paris. This striking photographic collection showcases unique men and their styles, from the classic silhouettes of Italian tailoring to the eccentric outfits of Manhattan and downtown Tokyo.

    Alone In A Crowd is a global sartorial adventure that captures the relationship of place, personality and fashion.

    Imprint: HARDIE GRANT BOOKS
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • NEW YORK : THROUGH A FASHION EYE
    NEW YORK : THROUGH A FASHION EYE
    HESS MEGAN
    ISBN: 9781743791714
    Title: NEW YORK : THROUGH A FASHION EYE
    Author: HESS MEGAN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    New York: Through a Fashion Eye is an illustrated guide to one of the world's most-loved fashion cities by one of the world's most-loved fashion illustrators.

    Let Megan Hess take you on an adventure through New York, showing you the hottest places to eat, sleep and play – all illustrated in her inimitable, elegant style.

    Featuring fashion-themed restaurants, hotels and sites to visit, as well as Megan's favourite places to shop, this is a must-have insider's guide to New York for any fashion lover.

    Imprint: HARDIE GRANT BOOKS
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • ONE ENCHANTED EVENING
    ONE ENCHANTED EVENING
    SMITH CHARLOTTE
    ISBN: 9781925584233
    Title: ONE ENCHANTED EVENING
    Author: SMITH CHARLOTTE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Every woman has a dress that reminds her of one unforgettable evening …

    Charlotte Smith owns literally thousands. Having lived life to the full in London, Paris and New York, when she settled in Australia she inherited a vintage clothing collection of more than 3000 pieces from her beloved Quaker godmother, Doris Darnell.

    Most precious of all was Doris’ book of stories, a detailed record of the tales behind these masterpieces. Charlotte’s inheritance was not just a collection of beautiful things, but a glimpse into the lives of the women who wore them.

    In One Enchanted Evening Charlotte and illustrator Grant Cowan share some of the most spectacular evening dresses and their stories from The Darnell Collection, which now contains more than 9000 unique pieces from around the world.

    From Pucci to Prada, Valentino to Vivienne Westwood, step inside the magical wardrobe every woman would love to own …

    Imprint: AFFIRM PRESS
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
  • ONE SAVILE ROW : THE INVENTION OF THE ENGLISH GENTLEMAN - GIEVES AND HAWKES
    ONE SAVILE ROW : THE INVENTION OF THE ENGLISH GENTLEMAN - GIEVES AND HAWKES
    BINNEY MARCUS
    ISBN: 9782080201881
    Title: ONE SAVILE ROW : THE INVENTION OF THE ENGLISH GENTLEMAN - GIEVES AND HAWKES
    Author: BINNEY MARCUS
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Traces the history of tailoring, drawing from Gieves & Hawkes vast, unpublished archives of client ledgers, garments and accessories, and photographs. Including bespoke tailoring and ready-to-wear collections, this book focuses on classic mens style and fine tailoring.

    Imprint: FLAMMARION
    RRP: $120.00

    Price: $120.00
  • ORRY KELLY : MISS WESTONS PROTEGE
    ORRY KELLY : MISS WESTONS PROTEGE
    PARKINSON ROBERT
    ISBN: 9781925183498
    Title: ORRY KELLY : MISS WESTONS PROTEGE
    Author: PARKINSON ROBERT
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Orry Kelly, Miss Weston’s Protégé tells the incredible story of one of Hollywood’s greatest designers. Using never before seen materials, photographs and letters, Robert Parkinson has compiled years of research into one of the most detailed accounts of Orry Kelly’s history. Born in Kiama in December 1897 Orry Kelly moved to Sydney as a young man to seek a theatrical career and to study painting. Though unsuccessful on the stage he could not be dissuaded from his dream of stage fame. Eleanor Weston, a well-known Kiama businesswoman, encouraged Kelly to move to the US where he found his calling designing scenes and costume for film, television and the stage. Over the course of his career Orry Kelly worked for all of the major studios, including Warner Brothers, Paramount and Fox, dressing many of the well-known female stars in some 312 films. Though always widely renowned in Hollywood, Kelly did not gain his fame in Australia until after his death in 1964. As biographies of movie stars began to appear in the 1980s his fashion styling and costume design came to be highly regarded and worthy of study across several universities and colleges.

    Imprint: WOODSLANE
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • PARIS : Through a Fashion Eye
    PARIS : Through a Fashion Eye
    HESS MEGAN
    ISBN: 9781743792476
    Title: PARIS : Through a Fashion Eye
    Author: HESS MEGAN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Paris is the epitome of style, an epicentre of elegance – a must-see on every fashion-lover’s list. But where to visit, and what to do? With her inimitable fashion eye, internationally acclaimed illustrator Megan Hess takes you on a personal tour of her favourite places to play, shop, sleep and eat in the City of Lights. From people-watching on rue Saint-Honoré to cocktails at the Ritz, this is Paris at its most chic.

    Filled with Megan’s stunning, detailed illustrations, Paris: Through A Fashion Eye reveals the city as you’ve never seen it before.

    Imprint: HARDIE GRANT BOOKS
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • PARIS STYLE GUIDE
    PARIS STYLE GUIDE
    RAMBAUD ELODIE
    ISBN: 9781743364642
    Title: PARIS STYLE GUIDE
    Author: RAMBAUD ELODIE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    'Paris style guide' looks inside the address book of Paris-based freelance stylist Elodie Rambaud and invites you to share it with her. The book divides into ten chapters: contemporary inspiration, textiles, nature and botanicals, art and colour, tool box, vintage, world décor, table, accessories and a final chapter dedicated to kids' style. Also included are recommendations for hip cafés and wine bars, amazing pâtisseries and restaurants, and some of the coolest hotels Paris has to offer.

    Imprint: MURDOCH BOOKS
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • PARIS UNDRESSED : The Secrets of French Lingerie
    PARIS UNDRESSED : The Secrets of French Lingerie
    KEMP-GRIFFIN KATHRYN
    ISBN: 9781760295790
    Title: PARIS UNDRESSED : The Secrets of French Lingerie
    Author: KEMP-GRIFFIN KATHRYN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: APRIL 2017 NEW RELEASE

    Most women wear underwear. French women wear lingerie. French women seem inherently more confident in their bodies, able to embrace the sensuality of life and love. What's their secret? Lingerie.


    Despite an insatiable curiosity for all things French, most women still find lingerie an enigma, a tangled melange of silk and lace, and are confused about how, when, and where to wear it. (Hint: it's not just for special occasions.) Many aspire to having a drawer full of silky, lacy undergarments, but have no idea where to start: How should my bra fit? How exactly do I wear a garter belt? Do bras and undies always have to match?

    With illustrations by French lingerie designer Paloma Casile, Paris Undressed: The Secrets of French Lingerie will help women feel at ease with their figures and show them how to integrate a lingerie lifestyle a la francaise to enhance their own femininity, confidence, and joie de vivre. It will transform the way women perceive their undergarments - and their bodies - and reveal how to co-ordinate a lingerie wardrobe to reflect personality and to meet lifestyle needs with the right dose of reverie. The book also includes a hand-selected guide to the most confidential addresses and lingerie boutiques in Paris, and discloses where to find the perfect bra, couture camisole, or cheeky knickers.

    Paris Undressed goes behind the seams, combining cultural references, expertise, and practical advice to inspire every woman to reconsider her underwear drawer.

    Imprint: ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • PARISIENNES : A CELEBRATION OF FRENCH WOMEN
    PARISIENNES : A CELEBRATION OF FRENCH WOMEN
    ISBN: 9782080300379
    Title: PARISIENNES : A CELEBRATION OF FRENCH WOMEN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Divided by theme into chapters, this light-hearted and nostalgic romp through 20th-century Paris creates a beautiful history of the world's most romantic city and its exceptional women.

    This collection of one hundred and thirty duotone photographs captures the essence of the Parisian femme fatale. All of the great French photographers from the late 1930s through the 1960s are featured, including Robert Doisneau, Brassai, Willy Ronis, Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Edouard Boubat, Jean-Philippe Charbonnier, Sabine Weiss, and many more.

    The photographs reveal Parisian women and all of their glorious facets: from the love-struck waif strolling along the banks of the Seine to the belles of the neighborhood balls flushed from their raucous dance moves, from no-nonsense career girls to flirty neighbors. Chanel-clad locals and runway models alike showcase the glamour of the fashion and haute-couture world with inimitable style. One chapter pays homage to the courageous women who battled for justice in World War II, the Resistance, the Liberation, and the revolts of May 1968, including role models such as philosopher and writer Simone de Beauvoir and journalist and playwright Marguerite Dumas.

    The Parisiennes featured here go to work, ride bikes, pose seductively, smile coyly, and are all devastatingly irresistible.

    Imprint: FLAMMARION
    RRP: $60.00

    Price: $60.00
  • PATTERN
    PATTERN
    KIELY ORLA
    ISBN: 9781840917628
    Title: PATTERN
    Author: KIELY ORLA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: OCTOBER 2017 NEW RELEASE


    Imprint: CONRAN OCTOPUS
    RRP: $35.00
    Price: $35.00
  • STYLE IS ETERNAL
    STYLE IS ETERNAL
    JENKINS NICOLE
    ISBN: 9780522866407
    Title: STYLE IS ETERNAL
    Author: JENKINS NICOLE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    How can I have so many clothes, yet still have nothing to wear? Style is Eternal provides you with the tools to transform your wardrobe from faddish to stylish. Nicole Jenkins shares her experience as a fashion buyer and stylist to navigate the essential additions to your wardrobe without breaking the bank, use accessories to create new outfits, convert your fashion faux pas into chic statements and travel with only hand luggage and still look classy. Nicole reveals her tricks of the trade:
    * How to make the most of your body shape
    * How to create an authentic look
    * When to combine classic staples with more contemporary fashionable pieces
    * How to avoid those regrettable and expensive impulse buys
    * How to have a wardrobe that will cover all your work and lifestyle options
    * Practical tips on looking after your clothes.

    Style is Eternal gives a beautiful step-by-step guide to understand and integrate fashion basics, classics and trends into a personalised signature look. It will encourage dressing with confidence and creativity.

    Imprint: MELBOURNE UNI PRESS
    RRP: $44.99

    Price: $44.99
  • STYLE TRIBES : THE FASHION OF SUBCULTURES
    STYLE TRIBES : THE FASHION OF SUBCULTURES
    YOUNG CAROLINE
    ISBN: 9780711237513
    Title: STYLE TRIBES : THE FASHION OF SUBCULTURES
    Author: YOUNG CAROLINE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SEPTEMBER 2016 NEW RELEAS

    Style Tribes: The Fashion of Subcultures explores the style, fashions and ideology of youth movements of the last 100 years.


    Fully illustrated, it delves into the stories behind the styles, what sets each of them apart, and looks at the influence and legacy of each of these tribes.

    The advent of industrialisation, globalisation and modernism in the twentieth century brought with it an explosion of subcultures, most of which are defined by their youthfulness. As subcultures gain media attention they are absorbed into the mainstream, and the style is often picked up by the fashion industry. The book will look at how these subcultures have been translated into fashion, from flappers and teddy boys to punk and grunge.

    Subcultures inspire, influence and blend into one another: hippies were a continuation of the beat movement, combined with a surfer lifestyle influence, while Jamaica's rudeboys and London mods inspired the original skinheads. There's also a running theme of 'the hipster' - a word that emerged from Harlem in the 1920s from 'hip' or 'hep', meaning non-conformist and one step ahead. This concept has played a part in understanding subcultures including zoot suiters, the jazz loving hipsters of the 1940s, beatniks, the hippie and now the contemporary hipsters with their beards and skinny jeans. Illustrated with historic and contemporary images, it colourfully details each group to give a comprehensive overview of each subculture.

    Imprint: FRANCES LINCOLN
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • V&A GALLERY OF FASHION : Records and Rebels 1966-1970
    V&A GALLERY OF FASHION : Records and Rebels 1966-1970
    WILCOX CLAIRE / LISTER JENNY
    ISBN: 9781851778935
    Title: V&A GALLERY OF FASHION : Records and Rebels 1966-1970
    Author: WILCOX CLAIRE / LISTER JENNY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Spanning four centuries, the V&A's Fashion Collection is the most comprehensive in the world, housing unrivaled collections of dress,accessories, shoes and hats from the 17th century to the present day. This thoroughly revised and redesigned edition perfectly encapsulates the collection and is a must for any fashion enthusiast.

    Imprint: VICTORIA AND ALBERT
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • VINTAGE FASHION COMPLETE
    VINTAGE FASHION COMPLETE
    ALBRECHTSEN NICKY
    ISBN: 9780500517611
    Title: VINTAGE FASHION COMPLETE
    Author: ALBRECHTSEN NICKY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Offers a guide to vintage womens fashion. This book presents over 1,000 stand-out examples, together with over 300 contextual illustrations, dating from the 1920s to the 1980s, including many icons of vintage fashion, from Marylin Monroe's bra to the Ossie Clark dress made so famous by David Hockney's painting.

    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $100.00

    Price: $100.00
  • VOGUE : THE GOWN
    VOGUE : THE GOWN
    ELLISON JO
    ISBN: 9781840917642
    Title: VOGUE : THE GOWN
    Author: ELLISON JO
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: OCTOBER 2017 NEW RELEASE

    Something about a gown's intrinsic construction, unashamed opulence and sheer feminine romance ignites in us the promise of fairy-tale adventure and unparalleled glamour. The magical gowns featured here give full reign to those fantasies, be they the sublime yet simple classical creations of Madame Gres, the heavenly bodies sculpted by Azzedine Alaia, the lean, seductive lines of a Deco-inspired silhouette or huge tulle poufs fit for a princess.

    In VOGUE: THE GOWN Jo Ellison has curated a collection of more than 300 images and grouped them together into five thematic chapters: Classical, Drama, Decorative and Modernist. The book provides both an evocative celebration of almost a century of fashion history while also showcasing the work of the very best photographers including, Tim Walker, Mario Testino, Nick Knight, David Bailey, Herb Ritts, Norman Parkinson, Corinne Day, Cecil and Horst.

    Now available in a new format with a luxurious real cloth cover, at a more pocket-friendly price of 30, this is essential reading for fashionistas everywhere.

    Imprint: CONRAN OCTOPUS
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • VOGUE ON ALEXANDER MCQUEEN
    VOGUE ON ALEXANDER MCQUEEN
    FOX CHLOE
    ISBN: 9781849491136
    Title: VOGUE ON ALEXANDER MCQUEEN
    Author: FOX CHLOE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Alexander (Lee) McQueen was - for the 15 years that he stood at its helm - British fashion's most significant figure. His extraordinary career, which took him from humble beginnings as an apprentice on Savile Row to the creative directorship of his own global brand, is a story of hard work, ambition and visionary brilliance. Leading photographers such as Mario Testino and Corinne Day photographed his stunning designs for Vogue, and through them Alexander McQueen's career is presented - from the controversy of his early shows to the elegiac perfection of his last - with a particular emphasis on the evolution of his signature style: immaculate tailoring, slashed fabric, historical references and beauty in the macabre. The book shows that McQueen's own ambition was fully realised: 'I want to be the purveyor of a certain silhouette or a way of cutting so that, when I'm dead and gone, people will know that the Twenty-first Century was started by Alexander McQueen'. Vogue, the international fashion bible, has charted the careers of designers through the decades. Its unique archive of photographs, taken by the leading photographers of the day from Cecil Beaton to Mario Testino, and original illustrations, together with its stable of highly respected fashion writers, make Vogue the most authoritative and prestigious source of reference on fashion. With a circulation of over 160,000 and a readership of over 1,400,000, no brand is better positioned to present a library on the great fashion designers of the modern age.

    Imprint: QUADRILLE
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
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