Women In Clothes

Author : Sheila Heti
ISBN : 9780698189829
Genre : Literary Collections
File Size : 71.23 MB
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Women in Clothes is a book unlike any other. It is essentially a conversation among hundreds of women of all nationalities—famous, anonymous, religious, secular, married, single, young, old—on the subject of clothing, and how the garments we put on every day define and shape our lives. It began with a survey. The editors composed a list of more than fifty questions designed to prompt women to think more deeply about their personal style. Writers, activists, and artists including Cindy Sherman, Kim Gordon, Kalpona Akter, Sarah Nicole Prickett, Tavi Gevinson, Miranda July, Roxane Gay, Lena Dunham, and Molly Ringwald answered these questions with photographs, interviews, personal testimonies, and illustrations. Even our most basic clothing choices can give us confidence, show the connection between our appearance and our habits of mind, express our values and our politics, bond us with our friends, or function as armor or disguise. They are the tools we use to reinvent ourselves and to transform how others see us. Women in Clothes embraces the complexity of women’s style decisions, revealing the sometimes funny, sometimes strange, always thoughtful impulses that influence our daily ritual of getting dressed.
Category: Literary Collections

Uc Women In Clothes

Author : Sheila Heti
ISBN : 0698179501
Genre : Literary Collections
File Size : 30.51 MB
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A beautifully illustrated ode to self-expression and personal style, featuring more than 225 contributors, edited by three critically acclaimed authors.
Category: Literary Collections

Magic Cleaning

Author : Marie Kondo
ISBN : 9783644491014
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 49.75 MB
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Kaum jemandem macht es Spaß, aufzuräumen und sich von Dingen zu trennen. Die meisten von uns haben einfach nie gelernt, wirklich Ordnung zu halten. Denn auch beim Aufräumen gibt es den berühmten Jo-Jo-Effekt. Doch damit ist jetzt Schluss! Marie Kondo lässt keine Ausrede gelten. Die junge Japanerin hat eine bahnbrechende Strategie entwickelt, die auf wenigen simplen Grundsätzen beruht, aber dennoch höchst effektiv ist. So wird die Beschäftigung mit dem Gerümpel des Alltags schon mal zu einem Fest. Darüber hinaus sind die Auswirkungen, die Magic Cleaning tatsächlich auf unser Denken und unsere Persönlichkeit hat, noch viel erstaunlicher. Der Generalangriff auf das alltägliche Chaos macht uns zu selbstbewussten, zufriedenen, ausgeglichenen Menschen. Vereinfachen Sie Ihr Leben mit Magic Cleaning! Der Nr.-1-Bestseller aus Japan - über zwei Million verkaufte Exemplare
Category: Self-Help

Women Work And Clothes In The Eighteenth Century Novel

Author : Chloe Wigston Smith
ISBN : 9781107035003
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 24.23 MB
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This book charts the novel's vibrant engagement with clothes, examining how fiction revises and reshapes material objects within its pages.
Category: Literary Criticism

Making Vintage 1920s Clothes For Women

Author : Suzanne Rowland
ISBN : 9781785003400
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 45.53 MB
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The 'roaring twenties' were exciting years for women's fashion. The iconic image is of the young 'flapper' dancing the night away in a sparkling dress with fringes and tassels moving to the beat of the Jazz age. But, for all women in the post-war years of the 1920s, there was a new freedom in fashion as hemlines lifted and waistlines dropped. The simplified silhouette caused a boom in home dressmaking as women with basic sewing skills used tissue paper patterns to run up a new frock in the latest style. This practical book explains the background to these years and the trends in women's fashion, before introducing a range of garments that women would typically have worn. Suzanne Rowland gives a unique and detailed account of how to make vintage 1920s clothes for women based on the dress collections at the Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove, and Worthing Museum and Art Gallery. Fifteen detailed projects for garments and accessories include a pair of fashionably daring beach pyjamas, the wedding dress of a bride from East Sussex, and a simple striped frock suitable for wearing at a British seaside resort. Each project includes a detailed description of the original garment with an accompanying illustration alongside photographs of the original pieces. Scaled patterns are included with a list of materials and equipment required. Step-by-step instructions and close-up photographs are given for each stage of the making process with information about the original techniques used. Superbly illustrated with 314 close-up colour photographs.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Italian Women In Black Dresses

Author : Maria M. Gillan
ISBN : 1550711563
Genre : Poetry
File Size : 57.43 MB
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This collection reads like a memoir, detailing the life of a family across generations and giving us a moving and haunting portrait of the Italian mother who is the centre around which this family revolves. The mother's stories and words shape the lives of her daughter and granddaughter, but this book is about much more than ethnicity. Gillan's work succeeds in transcending any single identity category and explores instead the multiple ways in which each of us learns to identify him or herself.
Category: Poetry

A Second Skin

Author : Kirsty Dunseath
ISBN : IND:30000079558361
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 56.16 MB
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In A Second Skin, top contemporary writers explore the significance of clothes which have marked a particular point in their lives, touching on themes such as identity, memory, family, sexulaity, rebellion, and tradition. From Joan Smith's rumination on underewar and sexual politics to Helen Dunmore's sumptuous description of her mother's red velvet dress, this varied and resonant collection examines the place clothes hold in our lives.
Category: Social Science