Edward and Alexandra: Their Private and Public Lives

Edward and Alexandra: Their Private and Public

A dual biography of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra chronicles a marriage that fascinated the public and a reign bridged the Victorian and modern eras.

  • ASIN: 031209793X

Impossible Wardrobes


An exquisitely illustrated examination of the influence of fashion, as conceived and performed by Olivier Saillard and Tilda Swinton. Impossible Wardrobes documents three groundbreaking exhibitions poetically brought to life. Serving as part fashion object, part catalog, and part artist book, this work not only consists of the sole record of these critically acclaimed sold-out performances—that were by their very nature ephemeral artworks—but also serves as a unique survey of the Palais Galliera’s extraordinary collection of iconic clothing. This lavish three-book set presents the three performance pieces that spanned a period of three years. In The Impossible Wardrobe (2012), Swinton walks down a runway with a selection of historically and culturally significant garments from the past 200 years. In Eternity Dress (2013), a garment is tailor-made in front of a live audience. And in the third performance in the series, Cloakroom (2014), Swinton examines the special relationship between an item of clothing and its owner. A glorious ode to fashion, Impossible Wardrobes presents and elevates couture to a veritable art form.

  • Brand: Skira Rizzoli
  • ASIN: 0847841766

Authentic Victorian Fashion Patterns: A Complete Lady's Wardrobe (Dover Fashion and Costumes)

Authentic Victorian Fashion Patterns: A Complete Lady's Wardrobe

Imported custom-made clothes were usually beyond the financial reach of the average middle-class American woman of a century ago; and store-bought garments were often of inferior quality. This left many women with the options of making their own clothes or hiring a seamstress.While a number of economy-minded women did sew simple housedresses, and clothing for their children, many took favorite fashion plates to a dressmaker who would often consult patterns in a magazine such as The Voice of Fashion. This book, compiled by costume authority Kristina Harris, painstakingly reprints a rich selection of scaled dressmakers' patterns of the 1890s, taken from rare issues of that popular, late-19th century dressmaker's journal. Featuring such fashion elements as leg-o'-mutton sleeves, high-collared necklines, long skirts, and pinched waistlines, the collection includes nearly 500 patterns and illustrations detailing 50 garments for women. Every wardrobe necessity for the Victorian lady is covered — from nightgowns and wrappers for boudoir and breakfast, a riding habit and tennis outfit, to walking dresses for town and visiting, elegant dinner dresses, and elaborate evening gowns.An introduction and brief instruction for using the patterns are also included in a volume that will not only...

  • ASIN: 0486407217
  • UPC: 800759407217

Sew Over It Vintage: Stylish Projects for the Modern Wardrobe & Home

Sew Over It Vintage: Stylish Projects for the

These brand new stylish projects each have a vintage twist but retain the modern style, allowing these pieces to work with the rest of your wardrobe and home. Featuring 25 projects including Adding Fur Cuffs & Collar to a Coat; 1920s Kimono Dressing Gown; 1940s Fascinator; 1950s Button-up Skirt; Veil with Vintage Buttons or Brooches; Vintage Fabric Lampshade and more; there are ideas for those who want to quickly create an accessory as well as suggestions for those that want to invest their time in a large and impressive project. Every project has a clearly labeled skill level as well as step-by-step photography, ensuring the directions couldn’t be any easier to follow. With instructions on how to draft your own bodice block, all the clothing can be made to fit your body shape perfectly.

  • Brand: Ebury Press
  • ASIN: 0091947111

Style & Splendor: The Wardrobe of Queen Maud of Norway 1896-1938

Style & Splendor: The Wardrobe of Queen Maud

Queen Maud of Norway was renowned for her stylish dress. Daughter of Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, she was born a princess and became Queen of Norway in 1905. She had exemplary taste and a strong interest in fashion, and her royal lifestyle required appropriate dress for every occasion. Her wardrobe includes a range of stunning creations dating from her wedding trousseau of 1896 to the latest Worth designs purchased just months before her death in 1938.Queen Maud's clothes document an extraordinary era of fashion history, from the decorative but elaborate dress of the Victorian era to the streamlined chic of the 1930s: clothes for the modern working monarch. Her wardrobe encompasses the public and private like no other collection, from sumptuous state gowns and elegant evening dresses for official occasions to riding habits, winter sportswear, and simple tailored suits for afternoons in the garden with her grandchildren.Maud engaged with contemporary fashion throughout her long life, and commissioned many of the great designers of the day, notably, Worth, Blancquaert and Morin-Blossier. Her wardrobe illustrates the impeccable standards of couture dressmaking and tailoring of the period. Flawlessly beaded gowns, perfectly cut and hand-finished suits, beautifully embroidered and ...

  • ASIN: 1851774548

Make Your Own Southern Belle Cloth Doll and Her Wardrobe

Make Your Own Southern Belle Cloth Doll and

With this easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide, even beginning needlecrafters will be able to make a charming doll with a wardrobe of nine different mid-nineteenth-century costumes. Designer Claire Bryant provides all the patterns, information, and helpful hints you'll need to create an engaging group of young ladies from the Old South. There's pretty Bonnie Jean, about to become a bride in a full-skirted wedding dress trimmed in ruffles and lace. Myrna Ann, Bonnie's sister, is the bridesmaid in a lovely dress with tiers of ruffles and a scarf neckline. Sensible Louise Matilda, who wants to be a secretary, prefers wearing a simple dress without crinolines, and Jean Eleanor appears in a riding outfit, complete with hat, cape, and double-layered skirt. Additional costumes include a satin ball gown, a lovely afternoon dress for paying calls, an elegant lace-edged dress for a garden party, and a fur-trimmed black dress for church.In addition to changing the doll's outfits, you can also alter the features and personalities of these figures by painting and embroidering different facial expressions and changing hair styles on one basic body ― and you can do that simply by arching eyebrows, lengthening lashes, and fashioning various hairdos with wigs, synthetic fiber, or yarn. The choice...

  • ASIN: 0486404838
  • UPC: 800759404834

19th Century Clothing (Historic Communities)

19th Century Clothing (Historic

Examines the clothes and accessories worn by 19th century men, women, and children in North America

  • Brand: Brand: Crabtree Pub Co
  • ASIN: 0865055130

Ten North Frederick (Penguin Classics)

Ten North Frederick (Penguin

The National Book Award–winning novel by the writer whom Fran Lebowitz called “the real F. Scott Fitzgerald”Joe Chapin led a storybook life. A successful small-town lawyer with a beautiful wife, two over-achieving children, and aspirations to be president, he seemed to have it all. But as his daughter looks back on his life, a different man emerges: one in conflict with his ambitious and shrewish wife, terrified that the misdeeds of his children will dash his political dreams, and in love with a model half his age. With black wit and penetrating insight, Ten North Frederick stands with Richard Yates’ Revolutionary Road, Evan S. Connell’s Mr. Bridge and Mrs. Bridge, the stories of John Cheever, and Mad Men as a brilliant portrait of the personal and political hypocrisy of mid-century America.For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

  • Brand: Penguin Books
  • ASIN: 0143107100

Inside the Royal Wardrobe: A Dress History of Queen Alexandra (Dress and Fashion Research)

Inside the Royal Wardrobe: A Dress History of

Queen Alexandra used clothes to fashion images of herself as a wife, a mother and a royal: a woman who both led Britain alongside her husband Edward VII and lived her life through fashion. Inside the Royal Wardrobe overturns the popular portrait of a vapid and neglected queen, examining the surviving garments of Alexandra, Princess of Wales – who later became Queen Consort – to unlock a rich tapestry of royal dress and society in the second half of the 19th century. More than 130 extraordinary garments from Alexandra's wardrobe survive, from sumptuous court dress and politicised fancy dress to mourning attire and elegant coronation gowns, and can be found in various collections around the world, from London, Oslo and Denmark to New York, Toronto and Tokyo. Curator and fashion scholar Kate Strasdin places these garments at the heart of this in-depth study, examining their relationships to issues such as body politics, power, celebrity, social identity and performance, and interpreting Alexandra's world from the objects out. Adopting an object-based methodology, the book features a range of original sources from letters, travel journals and newspaper editorials, to wardrobe accounts, memoirs, tailors' ledgers and business records. Revealing a shrewd and socially aware woman at...

  • ASIN: 1474269931

Ref-book 4 : the 19th century theatre wardrobe

Ref-book 4 : the 19th century theatre

  • ASIN: B003YF2FXI

Vintage Perfume: Classic Fragrances from the 19th and 20th Centuries

Vintage Perfume: Classic Fragrances from the 19th and

Vintage perfumes are classic fragrances that have stood the test of time. A collection of popular, beloved perfumes from 1850 to 1980, Vintage Perfumes is an insightful edition of feminine, masculine, and unisex favorites from bygone years. Fragrances from Chanel, Dior, Caron, Creed, Jean Patou, and many others are included. Discover the magic and mystery of perfumes that have been cherished for decades — and some as long as a century or more. What makes these perfumes unique? Learn about the perfumers and designers, as well as the notes, fragrance family, and historical famous patrons associated with the finest perfumes in the world. With every perfume's notes (ingredient impressions) listed, Vintage Perfumes is a valuable resource for craft perfumers and those who enjoy soapmaking or making body lotions and bath bombs.Jan Moran has written extensively about perfumery. She is the author of Scent of Triumph: A Novel of Perfume and Passion from St. Martin’s Press, and Rizzoli Bookstores nonfiction bestsellers Fabulous Fragrances I & II. She earned a FiFi award from The Fragrance Foundation for her innovation, Scentsa (aka FragranceIQ), a touch-screen fragrance finder in Sephora stores. She has also written numerous articles for a variety of print and digital media.


How to Collect French Fashion Dolls

How to Collect French Fashion

The authors show how to collect French fashion dolls.It includes fashion-doll history, makers, costumes and bodies. There are over 150 color photos.

  • Brand: Brand: HP Trade
  • ASIN: 0895864258

Dressing Queen Victoria: An Intimate Story

Dressing Queen Victoria: An Intimate

Queen Victoria was a figure larger than life, and her enduring legacy has proven larger than death as well. Yet, despite countless biographies, the real woman behind the regal persona still remains elusive.This book offers a unique approach to Queen Victoria and explores her extraordinary life and long reign through the most personal objects of all – her surviving clothes and jewels. In this book, we follow Queen Victoria’s life through a unique lineup of dresses charting her journey from an oppressed teenager to the Queen who became a legend during her own lifetime and lent her name to an era.Strong and clear comes her voice across the centuries in her own words set down in voluminous journals and letters. This is a story of Queen Victoria like you’ve never read it before.


The Savoy Operas: The Complete Gilbert and Sullivan (Penguin Classics)

The Savoy Operas: The Complete Gilbert and Sullivan

Gilbert and Sullivan’s operas are some of the world’s best-loved musical works, delighting audiences with their joyous wit, topsy-turvy logic and extravagant wordplay. This glorious treasury is the definitive annotated edition of all fourteen of their operas. From the partially lost work Thespis, the first collaboration between W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, through the triumphant comic romps The Pirates of Penzance and The Mikado, to lesser-performed gems such as the fanciful The Sorcerer and the acerbic lampoon Patience, Gilbert’s libretti are collected here in their most accurate and faithful form. There is a fascinating commentary on each work, telling the extraordinary stories behind the inspiration for the opera and its performance history, and giving plot summaries and original cast lists.

  • ASIN: B002RI95AE

Behind the Scenes: Or, Thirty Years a Slave and Four Years in the White House

Behind the Scenes: Or, Thirty Years a Slave

  • ASIN: B018V77LRI

The Lemoncholy Life of Annie Aster

The Lemoncholy Life of Annie

Annabelle Aster doesn't bow to convention-not even that of space and time-which makes the 1890s Kansas wheat field that has appeared in her modern-day San Francisco garden easy to accept. Even more peculiar is Elsbeth, the truculent schoolmarm who sends Annie letters through the mysterious brass mailbox perched on the picket fence that now divides their two worlds.Annie and Elsbeth's search for an explanation to the hiccup in the universe linking their homes leads to an unsettling discovery-and potential disaster for both of them. Together they must solve the mystery of what connects them before one of them is convicted of a murder that has yet to happen...and yet somehow already did.

  • Brand: Sourcebooks Landmark
  • ASIN: 1492612464
  • UPC: 760789251078

Zimiamvia: A Trilogy

Zimiamvia: A

DIMENSION TO DIMENSION... WORLD TO WORLD ~ A lady strays from a garden path and enters a different realm. A castle harbors a secret cabinet and a golden key. A king wages dynastic war for control of three kingdoms. Thus, a saga that rivals the wondrous worlds of Middle Earth, Dune, and the hitchhiker's galaxy, sweeps us into a fabulous cosmos of pure imagination. Here, villains plotting to take control of an alternate world and a mysterious, magical woman seeking her destiny are catalysts. They ignite a splendid pageantry of battles and quests, poisonous love and triumphant passion, doomed loyalties and unsurpassed courage in this "lost" classic by one of the fathers of modern fantasy. ~ THE ZIMIAMVIAN TRILOGY ~ Each of the books in this unique trilogy is an epic complete in itself. Read together, they form one of the greatest imagined worlds in fantasy literature. This new Dell edition contains recently discovered fragments of The Mezentian Gate, printed here for the first time, along with illuminating notes by E. R. Eddison scholar Paul Edmund Thomas, making this the most complete edition of Zimiamvia ever published.

  • ASIN: 0440503000

A Drop of Ink

A Drop of

Penniless and disgraced, Adelaide Wentworth is feeling rather desperate. With nothing left to lose, she and her sister, Louisa, flee to Lake Geneva with Adelaide’s lover, the infamous poet Julian Estes. There, Louisa hopes to persuade Bayard Sonnier—celebrated writer and her former lover—to advance Julian’s career. He is their last hope for salvation.At the Villa Diodati—the place that inspired the writing of Frankenstein sixty years earlier—Louisa plots to rekindle her affair with Bayard, while Adelaide hopes to restore her fading love for Julian by being the muse he needs.But soon, secrets are revealed, passions ignited, and hidden talents discovered. Adelaide begins to imagine a different life. Confused, she turns to Giovanni Calina—Bayard’s assistant and a man with his own secrets and deep resentments—and the two form a dangerous alliance. No one leaves unscathed in this richly imagined, emotionally nuanced tale of passion, ambition, inspiration, and redemption.

  • ASIN: B01G1YIM4Y

19th century migrations and millhands: Charles and Elvira (Cass) Wardrobe of Lawrence, Massachusetts

19th century migrations and millhands: Charles and Elvira

  • ASIN: B0006QGAGG

Dwelling Place: A Plantation Epic

Dwelling Place: A Plantation

Published some thirty years ago, Robert Manson Myers’s Children of Pride: The True Story of Georgia and the Civil War won the National Book Award in history and went on to become a classic reference on America’s slaveholding South. That book presented the letters of the prominent Presbyterian minister and plantation patriarch Charles Colcock Jones (1804–1863), whose family owned more than one hundred slaves. While extensive, these letters can provide only one part of the story of the Jones family plantations in coastal Georgia. In this remarkable new book, the religious historian Erskine Clarke completes the story, offering a narrative history of four generations of the plantations’ inhabitants, white and black.Encompassing the years 1805 to 1869, Dwelling Place: A Plantation Epic describes the simultaneous but vastly different experiences of slave and slave owner. This “upstairsdownstairs” history reveals in detail how the benevolent impulses of Jones and his family became ideological supports for deep oppression, and how the slave Lizzy Jones and members of her family struggled against that oppression. Through letters, plantation and church records, court documents, slave narratives, archaeological findings, and the memory of the African-American community, Clarke bri...

  • ASIN: 0300108672
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