All About Yves

Author: Catherine Ormen

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781786271242

Category: Design

Page: 128

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Yves Saint Laurent is one of the world's most famous designers, who's haute couture collections have deeply marked society and revolutionized the image of women. All About Yves documents the life of this great designer, from his childhood, to the seminal moments of his career, up until his death in 2008. This one-of-a-kind book includes unseen sketches and photographs of Saint Laurent's key collections, as well as fascinating removable documents that include handwritten letters, paper dolls, contact sheets, magazines, and invitations. All About Yves was compiled in collaboration with the Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent and is essential reading for those with a passion for YSL.

All About Yves

Author: Yves Rees

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 176106262X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 6508

A timely and thought-provoking memoir about the trans experience. 'Rees provides us with their deep insights into contemporary trans and gender diverse history as it's being made . . . All About Yves is the book I wish I'd been able to give my mother when I was transitioning.' Sam Elkin, Transgender Victoria Board Member Was I always trans, part boy beneath my skin, or was it that I landed in a place where 'girl' was a container so small it could break your bones? I learn that a ready smile and sympathetic ear are the only props required to impersonate a woman. The performance becomes so familiar I almost forget that it's staged. What happens when, aged 30, you understand you're transgender? This was the question that confronted Yves Rees, a historian whose life was upended by gender transition in 2018. Then known as a woman called Anne, Yves was forced to grapple with the sudden knowledge that they were not, in fact, female at all. But when you've lived a lie for so long, how do you discover who you really are? And how do you re-learn to live in the world as a different gender? All About Yves tells their moving journey of re-becoming, at the same time laying bare the messiness of bodies, gender and identity. It shares the challenges and joys of being transgender in Australia today, and reveals how trans experiences like Yves' can teach all of us about what it means to be human. 'A book of great heart and gentle intelligence, and one that will mean a great deal to many people.' Fiona Wright, author of The World Was Whole

All About All About Eve

Author: Sam Staggs

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466830433

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

View: 1208

To millions of fans, All About Eve represents all that's witty and wonderful in classic Hollywood movies. Its old-fashioned, larger-than-life stars--including Bette Davis, Marilyn Monroe, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, and Celeste Holm--found their best roles in Eve and its sophisticated dialogue has entered the lexicon. But there's much more to know about All About Eve. Sam Staggs has written the definitive account of the making of this fascinating movie and its enormous influence on both film and popular culture. Staggs reveals everything about the movie--from who the famous European actress Margo Channing was based on to the hot-blooded romance on-set between Bette Davis and costar Gary Merrill, from the jump-start the movie gave Marilyn Monroe's career and the capstone it put on director Joseph L. Mankeiwicz's. All About "All About Eve" is not only full of rich detail about the movie, the director, and the stars, but also about the audience who loved it when it came out and adore it to this day.


Author: R. F. Delderfield

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444737368

Category: Fiction

Page: 672

View: 2292

Beautiful, resourceful, treacherous, vulnerable. She was a woman full of contradictions and he would never stop loving her. As a young girl Diana is irrepressible, untameable and, to the orphaned John, endlessly fascinating. Only daughter of a wealthy businessman, she is drawn both to a rigorous outdoor life in the west country with her horses and the glittering London society that will be her destiny. They spend a magical unconventional childhood together but Diana's ambition, her passion for life that makes her so desirable, pulls her away from all that makes her happy. The fierce friendship that grew inevitably to love, develops as inevitably to conflict and a betrayal that will mark them both - until the trials of war offers them redemption.

Loulou & Yves

Author: Christopher Petkanas

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250161428

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

View: 908

No one interested in fashion, style, or the high-flying intrigues of café society will want to miss Christopher Petkanas’s exuberantly entertaining oral biography Loulou & Yves: The Untold Story of Loulou de La Falaise and the House of Saint Laurent. Dauntless, “in the bone” style made Loulou de La Falaise one of the great fashion firebrands of the twentieth century. Descending in a direct line from Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli, she was celebrated at her death in 2011, aged just sixty-four, as the “highest of haute bohemia,” a feckless adventuress in the art of living—and the one person Yves Saint Laurent could not live without. Yves was the most influential designer of his times; possibly also the most neurasthenic. In an exquisitely intimate, sometimes painful personal and professional relationship, Loulou was his creative right hand, muse, alter ego and the virtuoso behind all the flamboyant accessories that were a crucial component of the YSL “look.” For thirty years, until his retirement in 2002, Yves relied on Loulou to inspire him, make him laugh and talk him off the ledge—the enchanted formula that brought him from one historic collection to the next. Yves’s many tributes shape Loulou’s memory, as if everything there was to know about this fugitive, Giacometti-like figure could be told by her clanking bronze cuffs, towering fur toques, the turquoise boulders on her fingers and her working friendship with the man who put women in pants. But another, darker story lifts the veil on Loulou, a classic “number two” with a contempt for convention, and exposes the underbelly of fashion at its highest level. Behind Yves’s encomiums are a pair of aristocrat parents—Loulou’s shiftless French father and menacingly chic English mother—who abandoned her to a childhood of foster care and sexual abuse; Loulou’s recurring desperation to leave Yves and go out on her own; and the grandiose myths surrounding her family. Loulou felt that her life had been kidnapped by the operatic workings of the House of Saint Laurent, and in her last years faced financial ruin. Loulou & Yves unspools an elusive fashion idol—nymphomaniacal, heedless and up to her bracelets in coke and Boizel champagne—at the core of what used to be called “le beau monde.”

A Beautiful Constraint

Author: Adam Morgan,Mark Barden

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118899458

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 2731

An inspiring yet practical guide for transforming limitations into opportunities A Beautiful Constraint: How to Transform Your Limitations Into Advantages And Why It's Everyone's Business Now is a book about everyday, practical inventiveness, designed for the constrained times in which we live. It describes how to take the kinds of issues that all of us face today—lack of time, money, resources, attention, know-how—and see in them the opportunity for transformation of oneself and one's organization's fortunes. The ideas in the book are based on the authors' extensive work as business consultants, and are brought to life in 35 personal interviews from such varied sources as Nike, IKEA, Unilever, the U.S. Navy, Formula One racecar engineers, public school teachers in California, and barley farmers in South Africa. Underpinned by scientific research into the psychology of breakthrough, the book is a practical handbook full of tools and tips for how to make more from less. Beautifully designed and accessible, A Beautiful Constraint will appeal beyond its core business audience to anyone who needs to find the opportunity in constraint. The book takes the reader on a journey through the mindset, method and motivation required to move from the initial "victim" stage into the transformation stage. It challenges us to: Examine how we've become path dependent—stuck with routines that blind us from seeing opportunity along new paths Ask Propelling Questions to help us break free of those paths and put the most pressing and valuable constraints at the heart of our process Adopt a Can If mentality to answer these questions—focused on "how," not "if" Access the abundance to be found all around us to help transform constraints Activate the high-octane mix of emotions necessary to fuel the tenacity required for success We live in a world of seemingly ever-increasing constraints, driven as much by an overabundance of choices and connections as by a scarcity of time and resources. How we respond to these constraints is one of the most important issues of our time and will be a large determinant of our progress as people, businesses and planet, in the future. A Beautiful Constraint calls for a more widespread capability for constraint-driven problem solving and provides the framework to achieve that.

Dog Guide: Selling Dog Books & Services Dog - eBay Business Opportunities, Etsy & Beyond For The Entrepreneur

Author: Mary Kay Hunziger

Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1635016940

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 74

View: 6404

Do you love dogs? If you do this compilation of dog stories is for you because it shows you the 7 most unique ways of how to make money from everything that involves dogs! In this compilation of profitable dog stories, Mary Kay Hunziger shares some exciting from passion to profit journeys to some very profitable six figure dog businesses. One of them started with a measily $13 sale on sites like eBay and Amazon in 2007 and today they lead a dynamic team and have a thriving online business that authors and authorities like Jim Cockrum are calling the true "virtual empire". If you love dogs and like to make some profits with your beloved dog, you will love these stories like "Facebook For Dogs", "Dog Grooming Profits", "Sniffing Out The Mold", "Weird Dog Profits", and many more of the most exciting stories that will help you make some cool profits from doggies ASAP! Once the secrets are in your hands, you can start impressing your friends and family with your new-found, mentally stimulating, easy to consume, and easy to apply type of knowledge about how to make profit from your passion for dogs. Pick up this compilation of stories to finally know what the "From Passion To Profit Dog Elite" has been hiding from you. Use this compilation of stories to create your own sustainable business for yourself and become financially independent with your love for dogs! So, go ahead and get started digging through this enjoyable compilation of dog stories and become financially independent with what you love! Who knows you might even become the next dog celebrity and authority in your own from passion to profit niche. Profit from the experiences that are taught in these amazing dog stories and find your own dog opportunity today! Make it happen today...

The Sea Wolves 1781-1783 - War in India

Author: Eugene M. a. Baikoff


ISBN: 1257123831

Category: Fiction

Page: 361

View: 4113

The story is that of a young naval officer, who rapidly rose from being the third highest officer of a ship of the line to become the commander of a small flotilla, which sailed around the Indian Ocean from Isle de France, now known as Mauritius, to Ceylon and to Aceh in Sumatra, to search for and destroy the enemy ships of the Bombay Marine, in support of Suffren's campaign in India.

The Great Fashion Designers

Author: Brenda Polan,Roger Tredre

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350091634

Category: Design

Page: 396

View: 8410

Over the last 180 years designers have propelled fashion from an elite craft into a cornerstone of popular culture. This brilliantly written guide to the lives and collections of 55 iconic fashion designers draws on the latest academic research and the best of fashion journalism, including the authors' own interviews with designers. Beginning with 19th century couturier Charles Frederick Worth and concluding with the star names of the 2010s, Polan and Tredre detail each designer's working methods and career highlights to capture the spirit of their times. This beautifully illustrated revised edition features five new designer profiles: Hedi Slimane, Raf Simons, Phoebe Philo, Alessandro Michele and Demna Gvasalia. It's also been updated throughout to reflect a fashion world in constant ferment, with designers swapping jobs and fashion houses at unprecedented speed. The industry has expanded into a global phenomenon - and designers have emerged as true celebrities; The Great Fashion Designers explores their passion and flair to show us fashion at its most inspirational.

Etsy Success & Beyond: How To Sell Crafts Online

Author: Mary Kay Hunziger

Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1635017254

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 651

View: 1907

I love the idea of matching up my own true passions with profitable and passionate opportunities. It is the best lifestyle in the world to be able to make a profit from these passions at the same time. In this voluminous compilation that includes all of the individual volumes of the From Passion to Profit series (Volume 1 - 10), you will find all of the insightful, creative, and profitable stories of all the individual compilations that are included in the From Passion to Profit series. The power of multiple streams of income is yet another exciting aspect of these passionate stories. You will discover stories like "Starting Up A Business With Candles", "Cash From Old Shirts", "Cash Cakes Are Cool", "Cashing In From Snapshots", "Weird Books Into Cash", "Holiday Craze Cash", "Temporary Art For Cash", "Profits From Doll Illustrations", "Doll Clothing Profits", "Cook Up Some True Profits", "Profitable Fancy Cookbook Secrets", "Doggie Business Profits", "Unique Hairdo Profits", "Embarrassement With Hair Might Be Profitable", "Beaded Jewelry Profits", "Profitable Jewelry Patterns", "Creating Beautiful Jewelry For Profit", "How To Turn Jewelry Passion Into True Profits", and lots and lots and lots more exciting and profitable stories about craft, doll, food, hair, dog, and jewelry creation passions. You wanna learn from these folks! In summary, this compilation of Volume 1 to 10 of the From Passion To Profit series is going to introduce you to the most profitable techniques that relate to each From Passion To Profit category, tell you about the most lucrative opportunities in each category that you can add ASAP, and finally will show you the secret ingredients that you must build into your own from Passion to Profit business. To make your creative thinking process even more powerful just apply the out of the box creative thinking strategies that are going to be revealed to you to this resource guide and you will be able to come up with an unlimited amount of ideas...