Becoming

Author: Cindy Crawford,Katherine O'Leary

Publisher: Rizzoli Publications

ISBN: 0847846199

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 3500

International supermodel Cindy Crawford chronicles her life and career, sharing stories and lessons learned, and featuring her most memorable images in this New York Times bestseller. Cindy Crawford was the cornerstone of the golden age of the supermodel in the 1990s. She blazed a trail during that decade, seamlessly moving between the runway to unconventional outlets, such as cutting-edge MTV, Super Bowl commercials, and even Playboy magazine. On the eve of her fiftieth birthday, Crawford looks back, photo shoot by photo shoot, on a remarkable career and various life lessons she absorbed. She discusses her earliest modeling years and learning how to become less self-conscious in front of a camera; trusting her own instincts about creating positive messages about a healthy and strong body image that she knew would reach women of all ages; her feelings about becoming a wife and a mother; and her thoughts about turning fifty and what she would tell her younger self if she had the chance. The photographs span her entire career, beginning from the mid 1980s, and feature unpublished images from Crawford's personal archive in addition to images by every top name in fashion photography, including Annie Leibovitz, Arthur Elgort, Helmut Newton, Herb Ritts, Irving Penn, Patrick Demarchelier, and Richard Avedon, among others. A beautifully illustrated series of stories, Becoming is a smart and engaging book that sheds light into the life and work of an extraordinary woman.

Cindy Crawford's basic face

a makeup workbook

Author: Cindy Crawford,Sonia Kashuk,Kathleen Boyes

Publisher: Broadway

ISBN: 9780553062205

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 108

View: 9586

Covers powder, blush, eyes, and lips

Claudia Schiffer

Author: Claudia Schiffer

Publisher: Rizzoli Publications

ISBN: 0847860078

Category: Fashion photography

Page: 272

View: 9167

Like Kate Moss and Cindy Crawford, this visually sumptuous book, created in collaboration with art director Fabien Baron, features the greatest hits of Claudia Schiffer's career. This is Claudia's first big book. Told through images personally selected by Schiffer, this volume spans the entirety of her unparalleled career, showing the influence of her collaborations with top photographers over the last two decades as model, muse, and icon. Like an exclusive Pirelli calendar, this book is a page-turner of memorable pinups. This opulent book looks at Claudia Schiffer's career through page after page of iconic photography.

Models of Influence

50 Women Who Reset the Course of Fashion

Author: Nigel Barker

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062345850

Category: Design

Page: 256

View: 1095

New York Times Bestseller Nigel Barker—fashion authority, photographer, and host of Oxygen's The Face—presents 50 of the most influential models from the 1940s to today through a wealth of full-color photographs from the world's most renowned fashion photographers and an anecdotal text that reveals each woman's indelible place in the pantheons of fashion and popular culture. Interweaving 200 gorgeous photographs and informative and entertaining anecdotes, Models of Influence profiles 50 women who have made an unforgettable impression on fashion, the modeling industry, and our notions of beauty. Eight chronological chapters, each of which spotlight an era, feature the stories and images of women who made their mark. These include Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn, Dovima, and Dorian Leigh, who reigned during modeling's golden age in the 1950s; Twiggy, Veruschka, and Jean Shrimpton, who embodied the free spirit of the 1960s; and Lauren Hutton, Iman, and Janice Dickinson, models who revolutionized the notion of beauty in the 1970s. Barker profiles those who've become the million-dollar faces of their time, such as Christie Brinkley and Elle Macpherson; revisits the age of the supermodel, when Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista, and Naomi Campbell rose to global stardom; and spotlights eternal chameleons Kate Moss, Stella Tennant, and Amber Valletta, among others. Also included are models who brought us into the twenty-first century, and those who are leading the way into the future, from Gisele Bündchen, Daria Werbowy, Liya Kebede, and Coco Rocha to Cara Delevingne, Karlie Kloss, Lara Stone, Joan Smalls, and Kate Upton. Nigel Barker showcases each model's incandescent style—that special something that sets her apart, whether it's her unique physicality, a daring approach to image-making, or a particular energy that reflects the zeitgeist. Here, too, are models who broke the mold in their respective eras and turned the standard notion of beauty on its head. Stunning in its breadth and beauty, comprising some of the finest fashion images over the last 70 years, Models of Influence is a celebration of fashion and a group of unforgettable women who have helped shape and change modern culture.

Bountiful, Beautiful, Blissful

Experience the Natural Power of Pregnancy and Birth with Kundalini Yoga and Meditation

Author: Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466882735

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

View: 5819

From internationally renowned yoga teacher Gurmukh comes a book on pregnancy unlike any other. Bountiful, Beautiful, Blissful is a treasury of wisdom, information, and inspiration for pregnancy and motherhood based on the spiritual and physical practices of Kundalini yoga, which Gurmukh has taught for the last thirty years. With illustrated, step-by-step instructions, she teaches time-tested techniques, meditations, and exercises that will help you physically, mentally, and spiritually. In the timeless way that women have passed down wisdom surrounding birth and child rearing to one another for centuries, Gurmukh weaves folk stories and contemporary testimonials into a program designed to help you get profound results in the shortest possible time. The sections in this book cover each trimester of pregnancy as well as delivery and life with the baby. In her wise, gentle, and comforting voice, Gurmukh suggests meditations, exercises, and yoga positions to respond to the various needs of expectant and new mothers as you undergo dramatic body changes. Gurmukh also helps you explore and, when necessary, heal your own history and unconscious attitudes about pregnancy, birth, and parenting. In Bountiful, Beautiful, Blissful, Gurmukh gives you all the tools you need to have a healthy and happy pregnancy while increasing your connection to your partner and building compassion and prosperity. The ancient practices of yoga can lead you back to your own power as a woman, capable of more than you ever dreamed. All you need is a belief in the possibility of change and a commitment of as little as three minutes a day. Gurmukh has helped thousands of women and their families find fulfillment through the healing movements and meditations of Kundalini yoga---and she can help you, too!

Timeless Beauty

Over 100 Tips, Secrets, and Shortcuts to Looking Great

Author: Christie Brinkley

Publisher: Grand Central Life & Style

ISBN: 1455587923

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

View: 2391

In her first book in more than 30 years, supermodel Christie Brinkley shares the secrets she's learned on what to eat, how to apply makeup like a pro, and what to wear to look like a knock out. She has the face and body of a 30-year-old and she just turned 60! From tips on which skincare products really make our skin look younger to which foods cut inflammation to a fitness plan with easy exercises to keep us strong and our waistlines lean, Brinkley draws on her years of experience maintaining her supermodel appearance to help readers look and feel their youthful best. She also offers makeup tips that will make any face look younger, fashion advice on necklines, skirt lengths, and more! With never-before-read personal stories, beautiful photographs, hundreds of timesaving tips, plus a good dose of humor, this will be the book that every woman will want to own and share with her friends.

Eat, Play, Sleep

The Essential Guide to Your Baby's First Three Months

Author: Luiza DeSouza

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451650930

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

View: 5801

From a caretaker of newborns who’s had years of hands-on experience with celebrity clients, comes this practical and reassuring guide to the first three months with your new baby. Are you a new or soon-to-be new mother? Are you caught between self-doubt and conflicting parenting advice coming at you from every direction? Are you unsure who to trust—your mother, sister, friends, or “the experts”? Luiza DeSouza is here to help you help yourself. Her best advice? Take your time, trust your maternal instincts, and choose a course that fits your needs—and your baby’s personality. For thirty years, Luiza has been helping new mothers navigate the skills, practices, and support it takes to start a family. For her, mothering is not about programs or techniques. Rather, it is about the connection between you and your new child. And for that reason, she believes that attitude is more important than approach. All mothers are different, but the three most important qualities remain the same for everyone: patience, openness, and attentiveness. Can being patient, open, and attentive guarantee that your baby will be a good sleeper or easy to feed? Of course not! But no matter what challenges your newborn brings, these three key qualities will help you rise to meet them. Like having your very own baby nurse right at your side, Eat, Play, Sleep is an indispensable guide to a good start and a happy, healthy first three months.

Lessons

My Path to a Meaningful Life

Author: Gisele Bündchen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0525538712

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 3090

The instant New York Times bestseller Supermodel and philanthropist Gisele Bündchen shares personal stories, insights, and photos to explore lessons that have helped shape her life. Gisele Bündchen's journey began in southern Brazil, growing up with five sisters, playing volleyball, and rescuing the dogs and cats around her hometown. In fact, she wanted to become either a professional volley player or a veterinarian. But at the age of 14, fate suddenly intervened in in the form of a modeling scout, who spotted her in São Paulo. Four years later, Gisele's appearance in Alexander McQueen's memorably rain-soaked London runway show in the spring 1998 launched her spectacular career as a fashion model, and put an end to the "heroin chic" era of fashion. Since then, Gisele has appeared in almost 400 ad campaigns and on over 1200 magazine covers. She has walked in more than 470 fashion shows for the most influential brands in the world. Gisele has become an icon, leaving a lasting mark on the fashion industry. But until now, few people have gotten to know the real Gisele, a woman whose private life stands in dramatic contrast to her public image. In Lessons, she reveals for the first time who she really is and what she's learned over the past 37 years to help her live a meaningful life--a journey that takes readers from a childhood spent barefoot in small-town Brazil, to an internationally successful career, motherhood and marriage to quarterback Tom Brady. A work of great openness and vulnerability, Lessons reveals the inner life of a very public woman.

Shine

Author: Larry Thompson

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071457286

Category: Self-Help

Page: 246

View: 6756

USE THE SECRETS OF THE STARS From one of Hollywood's premier star-makers--a four-step plan for becoming a star in everyday life From the high school homecoming queen to Hollywood celebrities, the boss's favorite employee, or a beloved relative, there is always one person whom everyone thinks is fantastic--a person who glows with star quality. What is it about some people that makes them so special? Now Larry Thompson, one of Hollywood's foremost producers and personal managers, shows you how to use the wisdom and life secrets of the stars to shine in any arena, whether it's the career track or the social scene. You will learn to maximize personal potential, abandon self-defeating strategies, and be the magnetic, and unforgettable, presence you've always wanted to be. All it requires is utilizing four essential--and attainable--elements: Identify Your Talent: Stars are clear about what they excel in, whether it's fixing cars, taking photos, working with children, or arranging flowers Summon Your Rage: Stars have a ferocious drive to succeed--they aim in one direction and run in that direction as hard as they can Assemble a Team: All stars have supporters, mentors, advisers, and counselors Learn to be Lucky: Stars concentrate their energy on managing elements of luck they can control This fun and effective book also includes helpful work sheets and exercises, as well as compelling stories and inspiring examples from favorite celebrities, including Stephen Spielberg, George Clooney, Drew Barrymore, William Shatner, Tom Cruise, and many more.

The Model as Muse

Embodying Fashion

Author: Harold Koda,Kohle Yohannan

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 1588393135

Category: Photography

Page: 223

View: 1880

"Model as Muse" explores fashion's reciprocal relationship to iconic beauties that represent the evolution and changing face of the feminine ideal. Featuring a brief historical overview of the phenomenon of the supermodel, the book begins in the early 20th century and continues to the present day. Dorian Leigh and Lisa Fonssagrives in the 1940s are joined in the 1950s by Dovima, Sunny Harnett, and Suzy Parker. They are followed by Jean "The Shrimp" Shrimpton and Twiggy in the 1960s and Lauren Hutton in the 1970s. The 1980s witnessed such enduring personalities as Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell, and Linda Evangelista, while the 1990s brought on Kate Moss, whose edgy, street-inflected style has inspired not only fashion designers, editors, stylists, and photographers, but artists such as Chuck Close and Lucien Freud. With an emphasis on styles from the 1950s onward, the book features designs from the great ready-to-wear and couture houses--Madame Gres, Christian Dior, and Balenciaga in the 1950s; Rudi Gernreich, Yves Saint Laurent, and Cardin in the 1960s; Giorgio di Sant'Angelo and Halston in the 1970s; Christian Lacroix, Versace, Comme des Garcons, and Calvin Klein in the 1980s; and Marc Jacobs, John Galliano, and Alexander McQueen in the 1990s.

Yves Saint Laurent

Author: Jéromine Savignon,Bernard Blistène,Florence Müller,Farid Chenoune,Musée du Petit Palais (Paris, France)

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 385

View: 2827

Yves Saint Laurent was an artist who worked in the sphere of fashion, and whose entire life was devoted to a quest for perfection. His entire creative output is featured in this book

Plenty Ladylike

A Memoir

Author: Claire McCaskill

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476756783

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 9317

The senator from Missouri shares her “straightforward, plainspoken, and at once deeply personal and thoroughly political” (Publishers Weekly) story of embracing her ambition, surviving sexism, making a family, losing a husband, outsmarting her enemies—and finding joy along the way. Claire McCaskill grew up in a political family, but not at a time that welcomed women with big plans. She earned a law degree and paid her way through school by working as a waitress. By 1982 Claire had set her sights on the Missouri House of Representatives. That door was slammed in her face, but Claire always kept pushing—first as a prosecutor of arsonists and rapists and then all the way to the door of a cabal of Missouri politicians, who had secret meetings to block her legislation. In this candid, lively, and forthright memoir, Senator McCaskill describes her uphill battle to become who she is today, from her failed first marriage to a Kansas City car dealer—the father of her three children—to her current marriage to a Missouri businessman whom she describes as “a life partner.” She depicts her ups and downs with the Clintons, her long-shot reelection as senator after secretly helping to nominate a right-wing extremist as her opponent, and the fun of joining the growing bipartisan sisterhood in the Senate. Unconventional, unsparing in its honesty, full of sharp humor and practical wisdom, and rousing in its defense of female ambition, “Plenty Ladylike is a powerful, unapologetic primer on the successful exercise of real power and what it takes to get it, keep it, and use it. This is a brilliant memoir that nearly explodes with encouragement for women on how to achieve their dreams” (Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO and author of Lean In).

If at Birth You Don't Succeed

My Adventures with Disaster and Destiny

Author: Zach Anner

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 162779364X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 5275

“Hilarious and inspiring, Anner has made a life filled with fans, love, and Internet fame—reminding us that disability is no match for dreams.”—People (Book of the Week) “Zach Anner is way more than an inspirational figure for anyone who has ever felt impossibly different: he’s also a great f**king writer.”—Lena Dunham Comedian Zach Anner opens his frank and devilishly funny book, If at Birth You Don't Succeed, with an admission: he botched his own birth. Two months early, underweight and under-prepared for life, he entered the world with cerebral palsy and an uncertain future. So how did this hairless mole-rat of a boy blossom into a viral internet sensation who's hosted two travel shows, impressed Oprah, driven the Mars Rover, and inspired a John Mayer song? (It wasn't "Your Body is a Wonderland.") Zach lives by the mantra: when life gives you wheelchair, make lemonade. Whether recounting a valiant childhood attempt to woo Cindy Crawford, encounters with zealous faith healers, or the time he crapped his pants mere feet from Dr. Phil, Zach shares his fumbles with unflinching honesty and characteristic charm. By his thirtieth birthday, Zach had grown into an adult with a career in entertainment, millions of fans, a loving family, and friends who would literally carry him up mountains. If at Birth You Don't Succeed is a hilariously irreverent and heartfelt memoir about finding your passion and your path even when it's paved with epic misadventure. This is the unlikely but not unlucky story of a man who couldn't safely open a bag of Skittles, but still became a fitness guru with fans around the world. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll fall in love with the Olive Garden all over again, and learn why cerebral palsy is, definitively, "the sexiest of the palsies." Praise for Zach Anner “Cerebral palsy couldn't stop Anner from becoming a celeb, traveling the world, and Friending Oprah (for starters).”—Cosmopolitan “Zach makes you want to be a better person, with his humor and his heart and everything he's had to deal with from the time he was born. I've never met anyone like him, and I've met a lot of people.” —Oprah Winfrey “A laugh-a-minute read.... If At Birth You Don’t Succeed recounts his journey from being what he calls a “crappy baby” [with cerebral palsy to] the host of his own travel show and an improbable workout guru. If there was ever a book that showed the importance of laughing at yourself, this is probably it.”—MentalFloss (#1 A Best New Book for Spring) “Zach Anner is a truly inspiring and hysterical human being with a warped sense of humor (and body). He’s also an exceptional writer and his memoir is an absolute joy.”—Rainn Wilson “A characteristically hilarious and candid book about growing up with cerebral palsy, winning a reality TV contest with Oprah’s OWN channel and becoming an unlikely-yet-inspiring fitness guru and YouTube celebrity with more than 10 million views.”—What’s Trending “Zach Anner is the living definition of ‘giving better than he’s gotten.’ Life dealt him a difficult hand but he managed to beat the house with humor, heart, and a fearless punk attitude. Required reading.”—Patton Oswalt “I love Zach Anner and I love his memoir. If everyone were a little more like Zach, the world may not be a better place, but it would be funnier place, which is a great step forward.”—Reddit Co-founder Alexis Ohanian “He’s a unique, creative kid with a smart, edgy sense of humor.”—Arsenio Hall “I think I speak for everybody when I say...I want to see more of Zach.” —John Mayer “Wonderful. . . Anner’s comedy is the peppy, uplifting sort you’d expect from someone who Oprah says ‘makes [her] want to be a better person,’ such as his elaborate Olive Garden metaphors for the nature of life. . . . Anner remarks wryly that being expected to act as an ambassador for the disabled ‘is a tightrope walk, which is hard on four wheels.’ Maybe so, but with this book, he makes it look easy.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Funny, empowering...An inspirational memoir with a seasoned, infectious sense of humor...[Anner’s book chronicles] his three decades of life (so far) with cerebral palsy, a permanent condition that hasn’t prevented him from living his dream as a comic, a media sensation, and a motivational speaker.”—Kirkus Reviews

Four Inches

Author: Elton John

Publisher: Scriptum

ISBN: 9781902686516

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 5952

Dressed in little—or nothing—more than Jimmy Choo spikes and a single piece of Cartier jewelry, a constellation of beautiful and successful women bare all in support of the Elton John AIDS Foundation. Sophie Dahl, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, Heidi Klum, Ann Heche, Rachel Hunter, Jane Leeves, Paris and Nicky Hilton, Emmanuelle Signer, Minnie and Kate Driver, Kimora Lee Simmons, and Victoria Beckham, to name a few, discard their designer outfits and strike a pose. All the pictures are taken by women, including photographers Mary McCartney, Sam Taylor-Wood, and Ellen von Unwerth.

Strategy Strikes Back

How Star Wars Explains Modern Military Conflict

Author: Max Brooks,John Amble,M. L. Cavanaugh,Jaym Gates

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 1640120793

Category: History

Page: 280

View: 401

The most successful film franchise of all time, Star Wars thrillingly depicts an epic multigenerational conflict fought a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. But the Star Wars saga has as much to say about successful strategies and real-life warfare waged in our own time and place. Strategy Strikes Back brings together over thirty of today's top military and strategic experts, including generals, policy advisors, seasoned diplomats, counterinsurgency strategists, science fiction writers, war journalists, and ground‑level military officers, to explain the strategy and the art of war by way of the Star Wars films. Each chapter of Strategy Strikes Back provides a relatable, outside‑the‑box way to simplify and clarify the complexities of modern military conflict. A chapter on the case for planet building on the forest moon of Endor by World War Z author Max Brooks offers a unique way to understand our own sustained engagement in war-ravaged societies such as Afghanistan. Another chapter on the counterinsurgency waged by Darth Vader against the Rebellion sheds light on the logic behind past military incursions in Iraq. Whether using the destruction of Alderaan as a means to explore the political implications of targeting civilians, examining the pivotal decisions made by Yoda and the Jedi Council to differentiate strategic leadership in theory and in practice, or considering the ruthlessness of Imperial leaders to explain the toxicity of top-down leadership in times of war and battle, Strategy Strikes Back gives fans of Star Wars and aspiring military minds alike an inspiring and entertaining means of understanding many facets of modern warfare. It is a book as captivating and enthralling as Star Wars itself.

Halston

Inventing American Fashion

Author: Lesley Frowick

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 0847843491

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 278

View: 9252

Halston is the definitive chronicle of Roy Halston Frowick, the iconic 1970s designer who cleared the runways of hippie chic and defined a decade of glamorous style electrified by disco and celebrity. A must-have for the fashion and style set. Written from an insider's perspective by Halston's niece, this is the first complete monograph celebrating the designer's glamorous, minimalist aesthetic that would come to personify American fashion in the decadent era of the 1970s. Known for the clothing he designed for the dance floors of Studio 54, Halston is also synonymous with a quintessentially American kind of sporty, easy fashion that embodied chic simplicity.

Perfect Is Boring

10 Things My Crazy, Fierce Mama Taught Me About Beauty, Booty, and Being a Boss

Author: Tyra Banks,Carolyn London

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 052550429X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 320

View: 333

Supermodel and super CEO of our time Tyra Banks and her mother Carolyn show readers why when you kick perfection to the curb and showcase your unique beauty ain't nobody gonna stop you! In Perfect Is Boring, Tyra Banks and her mother, Carolyn, get raw, real and cray-in-a-good-way as they share what they’ve learned on Tyra’s journey from insecure preteen to supermodel and entrepreneurial powerhouse. Though she’ll be the first to tell you she is not her daughter’s best friend—‘cause she ain’t that kinda mama!—there’s no doubt that Carolyn’s signature mix of pep talks and tough love got Tyra to where she is today, and here they pay it forward to empower readers with a reminder that perfect really isn’t all that. Whether they’re writing about watching Tyra’s most imperfect moment go viral (Does “Be Quiet Tiffany!” ring any bells?), no-holds-barred sex talks or how they’ve overcome everything from fashion industry discrimination to media fat-shaming and a misguided attempt at a music career, they never lose their sense of humor or we-got-your-back-spirit. Full of smart, wise, and often hilarious lessons for mothers, daughters, fathers and sons everywhere—including “Take Responsibility for Yourself,” “Lip Gloss + Pizza Sauce = Boss,” and “Fix It or Flaunt It”—Perfect Is Boring is a must-read for anyone who needs a kick in the booty, a pat on the back, or a good reason to laugh-out-loud.

In the Spirit of Rio

Author: Bruno Astuto

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781614285328

Category: Travel

Page: 176

View: 1676

Rio de Janeiro greets everyone with friendly faces and open arms. Its magical beauty has amazed explorers and inspired countless artists, poets, and musicians for more than 450 years. The spirit of Rio lives in the hearts of its citizens: Generous, creative, open-minded, and in constant motion, they are a people of all colors and creeds, who despite social difficulties never lose their morale, their smiles, or their faith. Filled with vibrant imagery celebrating this dynamic city, In the Spirit of Rio includes a guide to the best hotels, restaurants, art galleries, shopping, and attractions.

Kate

The Kate Moss Book

Author: Kate Moss

Publisher: Universe Pub

ISBN: 9780789301017

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 144

View: 8804

Photographs explore the career of supermodel Kate Moss

Becoming Marie Antoinette

A Novel

Author: Juliet Grey

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345523865

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 4703

Imagines the early life of the doomed eighteenth-century queen, who at a young age learns from her mother, the ambitious Empress of Austria, that she must leave her coddled life in the Austrian court to marry the dauphin of France.