A Costume Designer's Secrets for Making Your Clothes Look, Fit, and Feel Amazing
Author: Alison Freer
Pubpsher: Ten Speed Press
Costume designer Alison Freer’s styling kit is a magical bag of tricks, built to solve every single wardrobe malfunction on earth. TV and film productions wait for nothing, so her solutions have to work fast. In How to Get Dressed, Alison distills her secrets into a fun, comprehensive style guide focused on rethinking your wardrobe like a fashion expert and making what’s in your closet work for you. She provides real-world advice about everything style-related, including: • Making every garment you own fit better • Mastering closet organization • The undergarments you actually need • The scoop on tailors and which alterations are worth it • Shopping thrift and vintage like a rockstar Instead of repeating boring style “rules,” Alison breaks the rules and gets real about everything from bras to how to deal with inevitable fashion disasters. Including helpful information such as how to skip ironing and the dry cleaners, remove every stain under the sun, and help clueless men get their sartorial acts together, How to Get Dressed has hundreds of insider tips from Alison’s arsenal of tools and expertise. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Any reader who has ever considered a career in fashion will find this guide to be an invaluable resource. Beyond the usual paths, the reader will find some interests he or she may not have previously considered, including fit modeling, public relations, and blogging. Each section is topped off with an extensive and thorough list of resources and interviews with professionals in the field of fashion. Each career path can be achieved without college, so students from all kinds of backgrounds can see themselves pursuing these goals.
Release on 2018-02-13 | by Barbara Hannah Grufferman
The Small-Step Solution to a Better, Longer, Happier Life
Author: Barbara Hannah Grufferman
Pubpsher: National Geographic Books
Category: Health & Fitness
Filled with healthy habits to help you take charge of your life with wit, energy, and confidence, this inspiring guide will show you how to look, feel, and be your best in a busy, fast-paced world. Warm, engaging, and user-friendly, this powerful, practical guide to aging gracefully will be an indispensable resource for anyone looking to live their best life. Featuring more than a hundred easy-to-adopt "small steps" -- the foundation for ingrained habits that will yield longer, happier, and healthier years - this book will help enrich your life, from health and fitness to style, work and relationships. From checking in with your doctors to changing your fitness routine, cooling hot flashes, tackling social media and updating your wardrobe, transformation really does begin with one step - and Grufferman provides an easy formula for making and breaking the right habits. Packed with expert tips, myth busters, checklists, real-life anecdotes, and sage wisdom, this book offers a new approach to life after 40 that will inspire, rejuvenate, and energize.
Seven Secrets to Overcoming Closet Trauma and Revealing Your Inner Beauty
Author: Tracy McWilliams
Pubpsher: New World Library
Arguing that most women dress from emotion, the author shows women how to present how they feel about themselves through clothing without falling prey to trends or articles of clothing that do not flatter one's body or personality. Original.
'War, the bringer of tears...' War, glory, despair, and mourning: for 2,700 years the Iliad has gripped listeners and readers with the story of Achilles' anger and Hector's death. This tragic episode during the siege of Troy, sparked by a quarrel between the leader of the Greek army and its mightiest warrior, Achilles, is played out between mortals and gods, with devastating human consequences. It is a story of many truths, speaking of awesome emotions, the quest for fame and revenge, the plight of women, and the lighthearted laughter of the gods. Above all, it confronts us with war in all its brutality - and with fleeting images of peace, which punctuate the poem as distant memories, startling comparisons, and doomed aspirations. The Iliad's extraordinary power testifies to the commitment of its many readers, who have turned to it in their own struggles to understand life and death. This elegant and compelling new translation is accompanied by a full introduction and notes that guide the reader in understanding the poem and the many different contexts in which it was performed and read.