The Truth About Style

Author: Stacy London

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101616237

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 3110

The New York Times bestselling style guide from the cohost of What Not to Wear It’s clear why Women’s Wear Daily hails Stacy London as “the Dr. Phil of fashion.” Since 2002, she’s transformed hundreds of guests on TLC’s hit show What Not to Wear. But London has more than just impeccable taste. She has a gift for seeing the core emotional issues behind a disastrous wardrobe. By sharing her own struggle with self-esteem, London illustrates how style develops con­fidence. Including invaluable fashion tips, advice, and a revelatory makeover section, ­The Truth About Style is for London’s legion of fans—and everyone who longs to enhance and celebrate the body she has.

The Truth About Style Deluxe

Author: Stacy London

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101619880

Category: Self-Help

Page: 226

View: 2471

This deluxe e-book edition of The Truth about Style features 30 minutes of video, including an introduction by Stacy London and behind-the-scenes footage of the sessions that were the basis for the book, with interviews of the nine women featured and a look at the process by which London transformed each of them. The hilarious, beloved cohost of TLC’s What Not to Wear examines the universal obstacles all women—including herself—put in their way With her unique talent for seeing past disastrous wardrobes to the core emotional issues that caused these sartorial crises, style savant Stacy London has transformed not only the looks but also the lives of hundreds of guests who have appeared on What Not to Wear. Now for the first time in print, London turns that expert X-ray insight on herself. Like the women she’s transformed, London has plenty of emotional baggage. At eleven, she suffered from severe psoriasis that left her with permanent physical and mental scars. During college, she became anorexic on a misguided quest for perfection. By the time she joined the staff at Vogue, London’s weight had doubled from binge eating. Although self-esteem and self-consciousness nearly sabotaged a promising career, London learned the hard way that we wear our insecurities every day. It wasn’t until she found the self-confidence to develop a strong personal style that she finally became comfortable in her skin. In The Truth About Style, London shares her own often painful history and her philosophy of the healing power of personal style—illustrating it with a series of detailed “start-overs” with eight real women, demonstrating how personal style helps them overcome the emotional obstacles we all face. For anyone who has ever despaired of finding the right clothes, or even taking an objective assessment in a full-length mirror, The Truth About Style will be an inspiring, liberating, and often very funny guide to finding the expression of your truest self.

The Truth about Dance

Author: Shahab Nahvi

Publisher: Abbott Press

ISBN: 1458219283

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 268

View: 9860

After more than twenty years as a professional ballet and modern dancer and teacher, Shahab Nahvi blends his life-lessons with his dance training to create The Truth About Dance. This engaging, no-nonsense look at all aspects of dance encompasses technique, philosophy, and history. Nahvi studied with master teachers such as Stanley Williams, Nicholas Beriozoff, Maggie Black, and Martha Graham. Utilizing his unique experience, he teaches children and adults about movement and that dance is an extension of life itself. The author discusses how a student with dreams of a career in dance can make the most of the class experience and how parents can educate themselves to make the right choices for their children’s career. Part one, an extensive Q & A section, addresses commonly asked questions on: Starting at a late age Body type Technical issues Performance experience History and education Injury Part two, a thoughtful exploration of issues salient to the dance community, including: Gender inequality, how it has progressed over time, and its impact on women in dance A new theory on the origin of the Swan Lake narrative How the absence of mythology, folklore, and fables in new choreographies is indicative of a lack of philosophy and purpose The problems created when young dancers turn professional before reaching maturity Cinderella Complex--the choices we make, and how we come to make them Written primarily for dancers, choreographers, parents, and teachers by an experienced career professional, The Truth About Dance is an insightful, informative, and intimate exploration of both the artistry and industry of dance.

Find Your Style

Author: Sally McGraw

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books ™

ISBN: 1512439118

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 88

View: 4092

Style can be a flag we wave, a declaration of who we are. Discover awesome tips about understanding your body type so you can build flattering outfits, using colors, shapes, patterns, and accessories to your advantage. Learn how to build self-esteem by busting media myths about beauty standards and create your own fashion rules that make you feel confident. Meet girls and young women who are redefining what it means to be stylish, fashionable, and confident—in their own unique ways. When you look and feel great, you are telling the world that you are an amazing individual!

The Snowflake on the Belfry

Author: Anna Balakian

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253311320

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 300

View: 9250

In The Snowflake on the Belfry, Anna Balakian, one of Comparative Literature's leading scholars, confronts the "current zeitgeist" in contemporary literary studies and examines changing concepts of the language of poetry, the interrelationships among writers, and problems of the creative process. She discusses critics and their authors; the current importance assumed by criticism and its consequential devalorization of the literary work; problems of modernism; the interaction of literary and visual media; hermeneutical criticism and the Surrealists; the use and misuse of literary texts for ideological purposes; relativism and anthropomorphism; multiculturalism and the sociological approach to the arts. Other essays examine issues of origin and originality, Mallarme, the boundaries between poetry and theology, the search for beauty, unfamiliar literatures, and literary theory. These essays demonstrate Balakian's belief that the fate of literature "needs the snowflake not to ring the bell to any particular tune but to maintain a seasonal balance in the literary climate."

The Conscious Closet

Author: Elizabeth L. Cline

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 152474431X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 368

View: 9472

From journalist, fashionista, and clothing resale expert Elizabeth L. Cline, “the Michael Pollan of fashion,”* comes the definitive guide to building an ethical, sustainable wardrobe you'll love. Clothing is one of the most personal expressions of who we are. In her landmark investigation Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion, Elizabeth L. Cline first revealed fast fashion’s hidden toll on the environment, garment workers, and even our own satisfaction with our clothes. The Conscious Closet shows exactly what we can do about it. Whether your goal is to build an effortless capsule wardrobe, keep up with trends without harming the environment, buy better quality, seek out ethical brands, or all of the above, The Conscious Closet is packed with the vital tools you need. Elizabeth delves into fresh research on fashion’s impacts and shows how we can leverage our everyday fashion choices to change the world through style. Inspired by her own revelatory journey getting off the fast-fashion treadmill, Elizabeth shares exactly how to build a more ethical wardrobe, starting with a mindful closet clean-out and donating, swapping, or selling the clothes you don't love to make way for the closet of your dreams. The Conscious Closet is not just a style guide. It is a call to action to transform one of the most polluting industries on earth—fashion—into a force for good. Readers will learn where our clothes are made and how they’re made, before connecting to a global and impassioned community of stylish fashion revolutionaries. In The Conscious Closet, Elizabeth shows us how we can start to truly love and understand our clothes again—without sacrificing the environment, our morals, or our style in the process. *Michelle Goldberg, Newsweek/The Daily Beast

That's so You!

Author: Ginger Burr

Publisher: BalboaPress

ISBN: 145256874X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 298

View: 7516

With the help of stories from real women, expert stylist Ginger Burr is your guide on a style transformation journey. Whether you are stuck in a fashion rut or feeling lost because your body has changed but your desire to look good hasn’t, That’s So You can help you: • tap into your inner beauty • stop sett ling for a wardrobe that is “good enough” • let comfort and beauty coexist in your wardrobe • create your signature style • dress stylishly and compassionately • avoid fashion no-nos • age gracefully, and • shop successfully “When it comes to addressing the inner and outer obstacles that prevent women from feeling terrific about how they look, there’s no one more qualified than Ginger Burr. She is a fashion master!” —Cheryl Richardson, author of New York Times bestsellers Take Time for Your Life and Life Makeovers “Ginger truly is interested in empowering women and helping every woman develop her own unique style. And, she does it with gentle humor, verve and pizzazz!” —Jean Kilbourne, author, filmmaker, social theorist

The Truth about Money

Author: Ric Edelman

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 9781594861642

Category: Finance, Personal

Page: 684

View: 7922

Explaining difficult concepts in plain English with a breezy style, this third edition has new material covering new tax laws, retirement savings strategies, a chapter on identity theft, and question-and-answer sidebars.

Better than Perfect

Author: Elizabeth Lombardo

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1580055508

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

View: 3579

From Shaquille O'Neal's "head coach for happiness," a proven, powerful method for shaking the chains of perfectionism to live a happier, healthier life Perfectionists exist in every walk of life. While outwardly they appear to be very accomplished, they are often unhappy and unfulfilled. Perfectionists strive toward unattainable goals, and their behaviors can wreak havoc on both their physical health and their psychological well-being. Timely and transformative, Better than Perfect by Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo offers step-by-step instructions for perfectionists to find balance and freedom. The book defines perfectionism in easy-to-understand terms, offers simple assessment tools, and shares case studies of Lombardo's patients to highlight the condition. Also included are practical exercises and suggestions for behavioral changes, including seven ways to overcome perfectionism that range from choosing passion over perfection to remembering you're more than what you do. With the ultimate goal of helping readers achieve happiness and prosperity without the stress of making sure things are perfect; Better than Perfect is a fundamental guide for all perfectionists seeking new, fulfilled, and empowered lives.


Author: Mindy Lewis

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0786744448

Category: House & Home

Page: 320

View: 1317

This is a collection to which everyone can relate: a multidimensional look at the universal challenge of keeping our stuff, our dwellings, and our personal space clean and uncluttered. How we feel about keeping house speaks volumes about who we are, our roots, relationships, and our outlook on life.