Ugly Beauty: Helena Rubinstein, L'Oréal, and the Blemished by Ruth Brandon

By Ruth Brandon

The gripping tale of Helena Rubinstein, EugÈne Schueller, and the darkish facet of the sweetness enterprise they helped to create

Helena Rubinstein and L'OrÉal's EugÈne Schueller either began within the good looks enterprise through the first years of the 20 th century, and, by the point international conflict II broke out, had come to dominate it. even though, their motivations couldn't were extra diversified. Rubinstein, a Polish Jew, claimed the area of paid paintings for ladies, and dealing women's enthusiasm for her items made her the 1st self-made girl millionaire. Schueller, a French conservative within the Henry Ford mould, suggestion ladies belonged in the house, and through the Nazi profession he used his corporation as a resource of money to shop for fiscal and political effect.

Schueller finally gained the lengthy struggle for supremacy: in 1988 his corporation swallowed Rubinstein's. however the victory fee him his acceptance while, within the wake of the takeover, he was once uncovered as a Nazi collaborator. Deepening the scandal, his wartime actions have been proven to were abetted and condoned by way of a cadre of younger males who, by the point the inside track broke, had scaled the peaks of wealth and tool in postwar France.

By then Schueller and Rubinstein have been either lengthy useless. yet cultural historian and biographer Ruth Brandon argues that the conflict they all started maintains to at the present time. She examines their clash to invite very important modern questions about attractiveness criteria and the usually murky intersection of person political goals and the function of commercial. full of impressive twists, turns, and larger-than-life characters, Ugly Beauty is a riveting actual tale approximately what lies underneath the faultless external of the cosmetics undefined.

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Men's Fashion Illustrations from the Turn of the Century

Publish 12 months note: First released in 1990
Author note: advent via Jean L. Druesedow
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Over a hundred full-page, royalty-free illustrations rfile what well-dressed American males wore in early 1900s: checked and striped enterprise fits, sporty knickers and jackets, dependent formal put on, lengthy fur-trimmed coats, extra. contains number of add-ons: canes, gloves, spats.

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The Art of Fashion Illustration: Learn the Techniques and by Somer Flaherty Tejwani

By Somer Flaherty Tejwani

The artwork of style representation is the final word advisor to style sketching. within, you'll locate greater than one hundred fifty attractive illustrations from the foreign community's masters of representation and emerging stars. Peek in the back of the material and revel in interviews with the illustrators, statement from influencers within the and a dialogue of representation concepts. specialist stylist and type author, Somer Flaherty Tejwani, presents your with an within scoop on over 30 illustrators.

Along with interviews with the illustrators and model influencers, you'll locate addictional model representation concepts - how artists infuse stream and perspective of their drawings, watercolor as opposed to pencil, insider details, model silhouettes and extra. Create your individual illustrations through the use of handy tear sheets which are integrated behind the book.Fashionistas and aspiring designers will love the inspirations present in this publication! You'll be developing fashionable and modern appears to be like very quickly!

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The Story of Lingerie (Temporis Collection) by Muriel Barbier, Fabienne Falluel, Shazia Boucher

By Muriel Barbier, Fabienne Falluel, Shazia Boucher

What's the social benefit or goal of all these bras and panties on completely sculpted our bodies that we see unfold throughout billboards and magazines? many ladies take pleasure in undies to thrill males. but, ever on account that Antiquity, girls have consistently stored underwear hidden away below outer clothing. hence, underwear needs to be greater than erotic bait. Authors Muriel Barbier and Shazia Boucher have researched iconography to discover the connection of undies to society, the economic system and the corridors of intimacy. They correlate undies with emancipation, querying even if it asserts newfound freedoms or just adjusts to comply to altering social values. the result's a rigorous clinical motive spiced with a zest of humour. And the tinier underwear will get, the extra scholarly awareness it merits.

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The Lost Art of Dress: The Women Who Once Made America by Linda Przybyszewski

By Linda Przybyszewski

As a look down any road in the United States fast finds, American ladies have forgotten the right way to gown. We chase fads, decide on beside the point fabrics and unattractive cuts, and waste strength tottering in heels once we can be relocating gracefully. readily, we lack the style knowledge we have to costume professionally and flatteringly.

As historian and professional designer Linda Przybyszewski unearths in The misplaced artwork of Dress, it wasn’t continually like this. within the first 1/2 the 20 th century, a outstanding workforce of women—the so-called gown Doctors—taught American girls how one can stretch every one backyard of material and get dressed good on the cheap. wisdom now not cash, they insisted, is the major to undying type. dependent in domestic Economics departments around the kingdom, the gown medical professionals provided recommendation on radio exhibits, at women’s golf equipment, and in magazines. thousands of younger ladies learn their books in class and at 4-H garments golf equipment. As Przybyszewski indicates, the gown Doctors’ issues weren’t simply superficial: they prized practicality, and empowered ladies to layout and make garments for either the office and the house. They championed skirts that will let ladies to maneuver approximately freely and campaigned opposed to impractical and painful sneakers. Armed with the costume Doctors’ easy layout principles—harmony, percentage, stability, rhythm, emphasis—modern American girls from all periods may well discover ways to gown for all events in a manner that made them convinced, engaged contributors of society.

A beautiful and beautifully-illustrated examine the realm of the gown medical professionals, The misplaced paintings of Dress introduces a brand new viewers to their undying ideas of style and beauty—rules which, with a bit support, we will definitely research back.

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Love, Lashes, and Lipstick: My Secrets for a Gorgeous, Happy by Mally Roncal

By Mally Roncal

From A-list big name make-up artist and Mally good looks founder Mally Roncal comes an inspirational consultant to dwelling a stunning existence inside and outside, with step by step attractiveness classes and private tales approximately how internal power, a favorable outlook, and many mascara can empower and uplift ladies at each age.
 
Celebrity make-up artist Mally Roncal has a message she desires to percentage with the entire global: What makes you various makes you appealing! It’s the chant that evokes her paintings with A-list consumers (who contain Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey, Beyoncé, Angelina Jolie, Taylor speedy, Mary J. Blige, and Kelly Osbourne) and each unmarried “bulletproof” merchandise in her Mally good looks cosmetics line. together with her hot, beneficiant spirit, infectious power, and deeply rooted trust that with a good outlook and 2 genius make-up methods each girl will be gorgois in and out, Mally has created a legion of lovers, a.k.a. Mallynistas, who faithfully music in each time she looks on QVC and persist with her on fb, YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram.
 
In Love, Lashes, and Lipstick, Mally tells her personal tale of transforming into up because the daughter of 2 Filipino medical professionals; smuggling blue eyeliner into her Catholic college; breaking into the enterprise (with great platform heels and bleached blond hair) in long island; jetting all over the world with megastars; assembly her soul mate whilst she used to be least waiting for it; and steadily construction a whole, joyous lifestyles working her personal company and elevating 3 younger girls.
 
together with her clever and hilarious existence classes, Mally stocks the secrets and techniques to all her signature appears with effortless, step by step directions and beautiful illustrations. are looking to grasp Beyoncé’s and JLo’s attractive glow, or the last word smoky eye? have to glance polished yet fierce for a massive day at paintings, or pretend 8 hours of sleep if you in basic terms acquired 4? As Mally could say, “It’s all right here, my loves! Come and get it!”

Praise for Love, Lashes, and Lipstick
 
“The attractiveness booklet you’ve been expecting forever.”The Huffington Post
 
“Mally Roncal’s new booklet is filled with good looks knowledge. . . . If you’re a make-up junkie, you’ll are looking to search out it ASAP.”Allure
 
“A attractiveness lover’s must-read.”StyleBistro

“The most vital factor we research from Mally (aside from every little thing you ever desired to learn about fake eyelashes) is easy methods to have a good time, the best way to be an excellent, appealing, love-filled individual, and the way to take pleasure in lifestyles. Had this ebook come alongside previous, i'd have had a greater lifestyles (and larger lashes).”—Isaac Mizrahi
 
“Mally Roncal’s method of make-up is exemplified through her character: shrewdpermanent, horny, enjoyable, and lovely. i actually dig this woman!”—RuPaul
 
“Mally’s reward, apart from developing appealing make-up, is her awesome generosity of spirit. She stocks instruments for feeling attractive in and out. Mally’s kin is the heart of her universe, and her center is enormous adequate to enfold each buddy, consumer, and consumer inside that family members. Kudos to my expensive buddy in this notable e-book! inside of it are the instruments for reaching precise beauty.”—Tracy Reese
 
“Mally isn’t only a good looks expert—she’s a lively cheerleader for girls far and wide. in the first twenty mins of interpreting her new booklet, i discovered myself in stitches, then tears, then stitches again.”—Amy Synnott, government editor, InStyle

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Face to Face: Amazing New Looks and Inspiration from the Top by Scott Barnes, Alyssa Giacobbe

By Scott Barnes, Alyssa Giacobbe

Face to Face, the follow-up to the bestselling good looks primer About Face, is the typical type advisor for each lady. Sought-after superstar make-up artist Scott Barnes is helping switch up the standard go-to make-up regimen with concepts for buying the right glance in the course of each transition of the day. What’s a swish, work-appropriate face for the boardroom and customer conferences? How do you're taking your paintings face up one notch for a dinner out? And what does it take to wow the all-night crowd and create your individual purple carpet glam? Scott exhibits readers with numerous appears to be like for every type and complexions. step by step directions make software basic and pictures exhibit prior to and after pictures of simply what's attainable with a few make-up magic delivered to you by way of the relied-on make-up artist of Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez, and more.

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