Download E-books Victorian Secrets: What a Corset Taught Me about the Past, the Present, and Myself PDF

By Sarah A. Chrisman

On Sarah A. Chrisman’s twenty-ninth birthday, her husband, Gabriel, offered her with a corset. the cloth and the layout have been breathtakingly attractive, yet her brain instantly packed with unwelcome perspectives. even though she were in love with the Victorian period all her lifestyles, she had in particular requested her husband to not purchase her a corset—ever. She’d heard how corsets affected the feminine physique and what they represented, and he or she sought after none of it.

However, Chrisman agreed to aim at the garment . . . and located it unusually relaxing. The corset, she discovered, was once a device of empowerment—not oppression. After a yr of donning a corset each day, her waist had long gone from thirty-two inches to twenty-two inches, she used to be experiencing fewer migraines, and her posture more desirable. She had effectively remodeled her physique, her costume, and her way of life into that of a Victorian woman—and each person was once asking approximately it.

In Victorian Secrets, Chrisman explains how a garment from the prior resulted in a metamorphosis in not just the way in which she considered herself, but additionally the methods she understood the key changes among the cultures of twenty-first-century and nineteenth-century the United States. the need to delve extra into the Victorian way of life supplied Chrisman with new perception into problems with physique snapshot and the way girls, previous and current, have noticeable and proceed to work out themselves.

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Download E-books Veil: Modesty, Privacy and Resistance (Dress, Body, Culture) PDF

By Fadwa El Guindi

Shortlisted for the Katharine Briggs Folklore Award 2000.

In the Seventies, frequently to the consternation of oldsters and siblings, convinced innovative younger Arab girls voluntarily donned the veil. The circulation, which speedily multiplied and maintains to collect momentum, has sparked controversy inside Islamic tradition, in addition to reactions starting from perplexity to outrage from these outdoor it. Western feminist commentators were rather vociferous in decrying the veil, which they glibly interpret as a concrete manifestation of patriarchal oppression.

However, so much Western observers fail to gain that veiling, which has a protracted and intricate heritage, has been embraced by means of many Arab ladies as either an confirmation of cultural id and a strident feminist assertion. not just does the veil de-marginalize girls in society, however it additionally represents an expression of liberation from colonial legacies. briefly, modern veiling is in general approximately resistance. by means of voluntarily removal themselves from the male gaze, those girls assert their allegiance to a wealthy and sundry culture, and even as guard their sexual identification. past this, although, the veil additionally communicates exclusivity of rank and nuances in social prestige and social kinfolk that supply telling insights into how Arab tradition is constituted. extra, because the writer essentially demonstrates, veiling is in detail attached with notions of the self, the physique and neighborhood, in addition to with the cultural development of id, privateness and space.

This provocative e-book attracts on broad unique fieldwork, anthropology, historical past and unique Islamic resources to problem the simplistic assumption that veiling is essentially approximately modesty and seclusion, honor and shame.

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Download E-books 100 Unforgettable Dresses PDF

By Hal Rubenstein

A needs to for all type lovers, motion picture buffs, andcelebrity watchers, 100 Unforgettable attire showcases thebehind-the-scenes tales of the main memorable, influential attire from theworlds of favor, movie, tv, society, and politics. during this lavishlyillustrated type compendium, InStyle magazinefashion director Hal Rubenstein finds the attention-grabbing origins and legacies ofthe so much gorgeous clothes ever created. excellent for behind the curtain tale snoops,gossip fanatics, die-hard consumers, and pa tradition experts who cannot get enoughof those indelible, once-in-a-lifetime creations, 100 Unforgettable attire willchange how you take into consideration couture without end.

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Download E-books Cosmopolitan [UK] (May 2012) PDF

Cosmopolitan journal The journal is maybe some of the most good understand magazines we have now right here at Newsstand. it's jam-packed with every part that you’d anticipate from a sleek women’s per thirty days journal. comparable to the newest type, famous person gossip, makeup assistance and extra. Cosmopolitan is a heavy weight journal that's crammed with every thing the trendy girl must understand.

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Download E-books Body Dressing (Dress, Body, Culture) PDF

For it slow now the physique has been a primary subject throughout a number of social technology disciplines. equally, there was a starting to be curiosity within the cultural that means of garments. yet apparently, even supposing everyone is almost always clothed, the connection among costume and the physique has been fairly unexplored before.

Dress is an important element of embodiment, shaping the self bodily and psychologically. From dressing as much as dressing down, this ebook exposes the complicated ways in which models and costumes render the physique presentable in an enormous variety of social occasions. It investigates the numerous ways that western and non-western outfits function to provide the physique which means and situate it inside tradition. The authors contemplate various techniques to the connection among type, gown and the physique, and current new theoretical types for his or her destiny learn. They display the significance of the idea that of ‘embodiment' to decorate and model experiences.

Exploring gender, images, cultural background and modernity, this e-book offers with an unlimited variety of questions inherent in dressing up the physique. From type images within the Sixties to modern queer model and the heritage of the masquerade, this can be a interesting and far-reaching assortment. Its breadth and intensity make it crucial examining for someone drawn to variety, dress, the physique, gender or history.

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Download E-books Art & Sole: A Spectacular Selection of More Than 150 Fantasy Art Shoes from the Stuart Weitzman Collection PDF

By Jane Weitzman

A astounding number of greater than one hundred fifty delusion artwork sneakers from the Stuart Weitzman Collection

When Stuart Weitzman opened its first boutique on Madison street, its monitors of particularly commissioned delusion footwear fast turned a vacation spot, drawing crowds shape around the world to its magical home windows. the simplest of this rigorously curated assortment is on show in ebook shape for the 1st time during this targeted present quantity, the place those creative creations are offered in brilliant element. With its artistic and fantastically crafted shoes in an enormous variety of materials—from watercolor paper to cards, from clean plants to frosting—this attractive exhibit the place model and myth meet will thrill shoe and artwork enthusiasts alike.

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Download E-books Craft: Projects: Fashioning Technology PDF

By Syuzi Pakhchyan

Able to take your craft tasks to the subsequent point? With "smart" fabrics, unorthodox meeting thoughts, and definitely the right instruments, you could create add-ons, housewares, and toys that remove darkness from, make sounds, or do much more. Fashioning expertise is an introductory DIY ebook that brings expertise and crafts jointly in a enjoyable and specific means. You get jargon-free primers and many how-to initiatives that may have you ever making -- or even donning -- useful artistic endeavors. Written for a wide viewers, this publication demonstrates tips to combination stitching and meeting innovations with conventional electronics to gather easy circuits utilizing conductive thread, solder joints for snaps, and switches for buttons. With the stitching computer as a attainable alternative for the soldering iron, you could craft a brand new iteration of gadgets which are interactive, quirky, and fashion-conscious. writer Syuzi Pakhchyan, a pro artist, roboticist, and instructor, explains tips on how to use shrewdpermanent fabrics comparable to thermo- and photochromatic inks that fluctuate colour by way of contact or solar, magnetic and conductive paints, polymorph plastic, fiber optics, and extra. In Fashioning expertise, you'll find:

* a useful reference part that breaks down the fabrics, parts, and instruments with transparent, concise reasons and photos
* a variety of tasks, together with digital components, interactive plush toys, and color-changing blinds, all utilizing diversified crafting techniques
* concepts for pro crafters drawn to incorporating uncomplicated electronics into their very own projects
* equipment for makers informed in electronics who're trying to find unconventional how you can create novel tasks

Each venture encourages you to customize and customise utilizing your personal designs, fabrics, and craft talents. Fashioning expertise interprets conventional electronics into enjoyable, trendy interactive tasks for the geek, fashionista, and the craft aficionado alike. Now you actually will be the flashiest cloth cabinet on the town.

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Download E-books GQ Men PDF

GQ has turn into synonymous with kind, yet “to be GQ” is a lot more than simply being outwardly stylish. It additionally capacity to be cultured, to have flavor, to have panoramic pursuits. GQ males captures the essence of what it capability to appear sharp and imagine smart—the magazine’s mantra—by showcasing the lads who include the GQ spirit: from reveal legends to younger scorching pictures, musicians, political and social leaders, plus artists, athletes, and funnymen. Mining this iconic magazine’s broad photographic information, GQ males celebrates all of the features of the trendy American man—smart and classy either inside and outside. creation through Jim Nelson,
gq editor in chief

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Download E-books Fashion under Fascism: Beyond the Black Shirt (Dress, Body, Culture) PDF

By Eugenia Paulicelli

Prada, Gucci, Max Mara: haute couture is synonymous with luxurious, glamor, excitement, and Italy. but Italian type additionally has a dismal heritage that has now not formerly been explored. The Fascism of 1930's Italy ruled greater than simply politics--it spilled over into modes of costume. model less than Fascism is the 1st publication to think about this hyperlink intimately. type usually features as a tacit technique of creating a social assertion, yet lower than Mussolini it vividly mirrored political tyranny. Paulicelli explores the sophisticated but sinister alterations to the doubtless harmless practices of daily costume and exhibits why they have been the sort of drawback for the kingdom. Importantly, she additionally demonstrates how those advancements impacted at the worldwide dominance of Italian style at the present time. This interesting publication contains interviews with significant designers, similar to Fernanda Gattinoni and Micol Fontana, and sheds new gentle at the advanced dating among type and politics.

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