Friday, July 17, 2015

Ready to Go Book Display: Fashion

Welcome to our series, "Ready to Go!" Book Display. Once a month, we'll highlight the latest or greatest for every age group (Adults, Teens and Children) that you can promote within your library or order for your collection. 

Recommendations for Adults:

The American model and actress known for Sports Illustrated swimsuit and the television show Las Vegas offers advice on beauty, health, fitness and fashion, describing what has worked, and what hasn't worked, for her personally.

An ingenious book of simple wardrobe solutions, clever tools, and straightforward advice from a Hollywood costume designer.

Provides photos and details for over 300 sneaker designs, each a unique, limited edition, that showcases collaborations between companies and graffiti artists, superstar musicians and popular fashion designers.

A guide for fashion illustration covers everything from assembling tools to mixing skin tones to creating natural looking poses and proper fabric drape.

Recommendations for Teens:

Girl in Dior by Annie Goetzinger (April 2015)
In graphic novel format, relates the launch and rise of Christian Dior's revolutionary fashion house through the eyes of a fictional aspiring fashion columnist who is hand-picked by the couturier to be a model in 1947.

Geek Girl by Holly Smale (Jan 2015)
When she is accidentally discovered by a modeling agent, fifteen-year-old Harriet jumps at the chance to transform herself from a geek to a fashion model.

Material Girls by Elaine Dimopoulos (May 2015)
Ivy Wilde and Marla Klein face major lifestyle changes as pop-star Ivy questions the consumerism required to maintain her image, and fashionista Marla sees first-hand the appalling working conditions that allowed her to be a trend-setter.

Designers on Instagram: #fashion by the Council of Fashion Designers of America (April 2015)
An original collection of photography from the biggest names in American fashion collecting the most interesting, stylish and unique photographs on Instagram.

Chloe By Design: Making the Cut by Margaret Gurevich (Aug 2014)
Sixteen-year-old Chloe Montgomery gets a chance to travel from Santa Cruz to New York City to compete in Teen Design Diva, a competitive game show for aspiring teenage fashion designers.

The Fashion Book by Alexandra Black (Sept 2014)
A sassy style guide for girls shares insight into the fashion world and how to personalize one's appearance for best results, chronicling fashion trends throughout history while sharing practical tips from top designers and models.

 Recommendations for Children:

Why'd They Wear That?: Fashion as the Mirror of History by Sarah Albee (Feb 2015)
In this humorous and approachable narrative, kids will learn about outrageous, politically-perilous, funky, disgusting, regrettable, and life-threatening creations people have worn throughout the course of human history, all the way up the present day.
Presents a sewing guide for girls to help them create dresses and accessories, including skirts, cardigans, and totes.

Fab Fashions: You Can Make and Share by Mari Bolte (July 2014)
Step-by-step instructions teach readers how to create clothing and accessories, including bags, jewelry, shirts, and skirts.

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