The Art of Dressing Curves

The Art of Dressing Curves
  • Author : Susan Moses
  • Publisher : Harper Design
  • Pages : 272
  • Relase : 2016-04-19
  • ISBN : 0062362038

The Art of Dressing Curves Book Review:

Susan Moses, the go-to celebrity stylist for curvy women both on and off the red carpet presents the first inspirational, confidence-building, prescriptive style guide for plus-size women who want to dress fashionably and look their beautiful best. Nearly two-thirds of American women are plus-size—and they care just as much about fashion and beauty as their thinner counterparts. They’re tired of being ignored by the industry and shopping for styles wedged into the far reaches of department stores. Now, Susan Moses, a plus-size woman with a dynamic personality and an in-demand stylist whose clientele includes Hollywood and music industry celebrities, addresses this audience’s needs with this essential handbook to help them look fabulous. The Art of Dressing Curves gives plus-size women the confidence and know-how to dress beautifully for their particular body shape. Gorgeously designed, filled with high-fashion photography, and written in Susan’s down-to earth, accessible, and enthusiastic voice, The Art of Dressing Curves tells the story of her journey to self-acceptance and outlines her formula for seamless dressing that has helped some of the most iconic curvy women in music, film, and fashion look dazzling in the spotlight. From foundation garments to wardrobe essentials to hair and makeup, Susan dispenses advice on every aspect of dressing well for one’s shape, size, and personality, insight supplemented by a wealth of elegant editorial photographs, anecdotes, tips, and sidebars, as well as lists of specialty retailers, designers, and websites that cater to plus-size.

The Art of Dressing Curves

The Art of Dressing Curves
  • Author : Susan Moses
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2016-05-03
  • ISBN : 9780062362049

The Art of Dressing Curves Book Review:

Susan Moses, the go-to celebrity stylist for curvy women both on and off the red carpet presents the first inspirational, confidence-building, prescriptive style guide for plus-size women who want to dress fashionably and look their beautiful best. Nearly two-thirds of American women are plus-size—and they care just as much about fashion and beauty as their thinner counterparts. They’re tired of being ignored by the industry and shopping for styles wedged into the far reaches of department stores. Now, Susan Moses, a plus-size woman with a dynamic personality and an in-demand stylist whose clientele includes Hollywood and music industry celebrities, addresses this audience’s needs with this essential handbook to help them look fabulous. The Art of Dressing Curves gives plus-size women the confidence and know-how to dress beautifully for their particular body shape. Gorgeously designed, filled with high-fashion photography, and written in Susan’s down-to earth, accessible, and enthusiastic voice, The Art of Dressing Curves tells the story of her journey to self-acceptance and outlines her formula for seamless dressing that has helped some of the most iconic curvy women in music, film, and fashion look dazzling in the spotlight. From foundation garments to wardrobe essentials to hair and makeup, Susan dispenses advice on every aspect of dressing well for one’s shape, size, and personality, insight supplemented by a wealth of elegant editorial photographs, anecdotes, tips, and sidebars, as well as lists of specialty retailers, designers, and websites that cater to plus-size.

Editor in Chic

Editor in Chic
  • Author : Mikki Taylor
  • Publisher : Atria Books
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2020-03-03
  • ISBN : 9781501111525

Editor in Chic Book Review:

In this vibrant blend of Marie Kondo and Iyanla Vanzant, the “First Lady of Beauty” and trusted lifestyle expert Mikki Taylor shares uplifting advice for women who want to cultivate their own unique brand of beauty both inside and out in this “master class on beauty, wellness, purpose, and what it means to live in your power zone” (Gabrielle Union, actress and New York Times bestselling author). From dress code to life code, Mikki Taylor shares hundreds of her favorite secrets, including the five products you need to perfect your complexion; the genius ingredient for living in heels; how to be frugal and look fabulous; unexpected drugstore buys that give your everyday look a wake-up call; rules for mastering eye-catching makeup and the perfect red lips; what really has the power to motivate or defeat you; why being “risk adverse” is to be “success adverse” and much more. Whether you’re standing in front of the mirror debating what to wear to a last-minute event or trying to hold your peace in the middle of a confrontation, Editor in Chic gives you the tools and confidence to be your best self every single day. “Mikki Taylor is like that trusted friend who has to remind you of the power that was on you all along. From life-affirming lessons, to beauty, style, and insider secrets every woman will treasure—Editor in Chic is gold” (Tina Knowles-Lawson, designer and philanthropist).

The Power of Plus

The Power of Plus
  • Author : Gianluca Russo
  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Pages : 119
  • Relase : 2022-08-16
  • ISBN : 9781641606455

The Power of Plus Book Review:

"The Power of Plus will leave you feeling inspired, motivated, and ready to push for real change, as well as confident and encouraged to embrace yourself, just as you are. This is essential reading for anyone who truly cares about the future of fashion, and for anyone who believes in the power of being yourself." —Versha Sharma, editor in chief, Teen Vogue Plus-size fashion revolutionizes the way women view themselves and their bodies. Exclusivity runs within the foundation of fashion. While calls for diversity have intensified recently, long-held attitudes are only beginning to change. But through social media, plus-size people have been able to create supportive communities that show their confidence, strength, and beauty. Plus-size fashionistas have been writing their own narrative for the past three decades, creating a market all on their own that is now worth more than $21 billion. The Power of Plus features interviews with trailblazers such as Tess Holliday, Emme Aronson, Gabi Gregg, and more as it follows the evolution of plus-size fashion from its start on small blogs to its current boom, examining the way this market has changed women's relationships with their bodies and how plus-size fashion is integral to the future success of the industry. Plus-size fashion is not a PR stunt. It is a culture-changing market created by and for the people who have always deserved to feel stylish but never had the visibility to be . . . until now. By honoring our progress so far, The Power of Plus celebrates the next stage of the plus-size fashion movement.

Young Adult Nonfiction: A Readers' Advisory and Collection Development Guide

Young Adult Nonfiction: A Readers' Advisory and Collection Development Guide
  • Author : Elizabeth Fraser
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Pages : 239
  • Relase : 2020-03-02
  • ISBN : 9781440869808

Young Adult Nonfiction: A Readers' Advisory and Collection Development Guide Book Review:

Covering over 500 titles, both classics and newer publications, this book describes what titles are about and why teens would want to read them. Nonfiction has been the workhorse of many young adult library collections—filling information and curricular needs—and it is also the preferred genre for many teen readers. But not all nonfiction is created equal. This guide identifies some of the best, most engaging, and authoritative nonfiction reads for teens and organizes them according to popular reading interests. With genres ranging from adventure and sports to memoirs, how-to guides and social justice, there is something for every reader here. Similar fiction titles are noted to help you make connections for readers, and "best bets" for each chapter are noted. Notations in annotations indicate award-winning titles, graphic nonfiction, and reading level. Keywords that appear in the annotations and in detailed indexes enhance access. Librarians who work with and purchase materials for teens, including YA librarians at public libraries, acquisitions and book/materials selectors at public libraries, and middle and high school librarians will find this book invaluable. Identifies the best and most popular new nonfiction reads for teens, along with perennial classics, helping librarians with acquisitions and weeding Allows YA librarians to more easily find books their readers will enjoy through genre organization Helps school librarians find books that fill curricular needs through learning connections Enables readers to transition from beloved fiction "read-alikes" to nonfiction titles with similar appeals Introduces librarians who are new to nonfiction genres and readers' advisory to important features of each genre in "consider starting with" sections in each chapter

PLUS+

PLUS+
  • Author : Bethany Rutter
  • Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Pages : 224
  • Relase : 2019-02-05
  • ISBN : 9781524852023

PLUS+ Book Review:

Plus-size fashion is daring, experimental, and deeply personal. There's no longer any shame in not fitting the traditional ideals of beauty, as proven by Gabi Gregg, Tess Holliday, Beth Ditto, and thousands of bloggers and models around the world. The online plus-size fashion community is loud, international, and confident. Millions of #ootd photos are shared every day, showing off amazing style and beautiful people. Plus+ gathers together the very best, and celebrates all shapes, sizes, and aesthetics—a beautiful, sharply designed, glossy collection to inspire everyone, plus-size or otherwise.

Secrets of Stylists

Secrets of Stylists
  • Author : Sasha Charnin Morrison
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Pages : 176
  • Relase : 2011-04-29
  • ISBN : 9781452105772

Secrets of Stylists Book Review:

In this unprecedented insider's guide, fashion industry veteran Sasha Charnin Morrison opens her little black book of celebrity stylists and shares their top secrets on creating unforgettable looks, landing a choice job, and working with the pros. Interviews with key players reveal the ins and outs of the glamorous (and often gritty) world of styling, while hundreds of glossy photos illustrate good (and bad) looks. Full of real-life advice, this guide profiles famous image transformations undertaken by stars like Nicole Richie and Katie Holmes, outlines the essentials every stylist must have on hand (double-sided tape, cutlets, manzierres, Spanx, and more!) and, most importantly, shows how to get a Choo in the door and then survive in this ultra-fabulous, ultra-competitive industry.

A New Model

A New Model
  • Author : Ashley Graham,Rebecca Paley
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 224
  • Relase : 2017-05-09
  • ISBN : 9780062667960

A New Model Book Review:

“Evocative.” — The Cut One of the most outspoken voices gracing the cover of magazines today encourages women to be their most confident selves, recognize their personal beauty, and reach for their highest dreams in this wise, warm, and inspiring memoir. Voluptuous beauty Ashley Graham has been modeling professionally since the age of thirteen. Discovered at a shopping mall in Nebraska, her stunning face and sexy curves have graced the covers of top magazines, including Cosmopolitan and British Vogue, and she was the first size 14 model to appear on the front of the wildly popular Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. The face of brands such as H&M Studio, she is also a judge for the latest season of America’s Next Top Model. And that’s only the beginning for this extraordinary talent. Ashley is leading a new generation of women breaking ground and demolishing stereotypes, transforming our ideals about body image and what is fashionable and beautiful. A woman who proves that when it comes to beauty, size is just a number, she is the voice for the body positivity movement today and a role model for all women—no matter their individual body type, shape, or weight. In this collection of insightful, provocative essays illustrated with a dozen photos, Ashley shares her perspective on how ideas around body image are evolving—and how we still have work to do; the fun—and stress—of a career in the fashion world; her life before modeling; and her path to accepting her size without limiting her dreams—defying rigid industry standards and naysayers who told her it couldn’t be done. As she talks about her successes and setbacks, Ashley offers support for every woman coming to terms with who she is, bolster her self-confidence, and motivates her to be her strongest, healthiest, and most beautiful self.

How to Date Your Wardrobe

How to Date Your Wardrobe
  • Author : Heather Newberger
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 96
  • Relase : 2021-02-09
  • ISBN : 9780063027350

How to Date Your Wardrobe Book Review:

In a culture inundated by personal branding, a fashion stylist and creative consultant offers invaluable lessons, tips, and advice, to help you define your personal style in a whole new way, by enhancing not just how you look, but how you feel. Revive. Revitalize. Reinvigorate. These three seemingly simple precepts are at the heart of this sleek and uplifting guide to reclaiming your personal style. Throw away all those old tired rules, Heather Newberger says. Forget outmoded advice like dressing for your body shape or that a brand name is always better. In How to Date Your Wardrobe, Heather teaches you how to build a closet that reveals who you are. Too many people dress for a role instead of themselves and often invest in pieces they rarely wear. Following her advice, you’ll learn to define what you like and be able to choose clothing and accessories that express the best parts of your inner self. Heather shows, that no matter your gender identity or age, you can change your reflection. Best of all, you’ll find new ways to love every piece of clothing you own. How to Date Your Wardrobe includes 30 eye-catching illustrations from Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell, whose art has appeared in numerous media outlets, including The New Yorker and the New York Times.

Cooking for Geeks

Cooking for Geeks
  • Author : Jeff Potter
  • Publisher : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • Pages : 433
  • Relase : 2010-07-20
  • ISBN : 9781449396039

Cooking for Geeks Book Review:

Presents recipes ranging in difficulty with the science and technology-minded cook in mind, providing the science behind cooking, the physiology of taste, and the techniques of molecular gastronomy.

The Last Leaf

The Last Leaf
  • Author : William Glennon,O. Henry
  • Publisher : Dramatic Publishing
  • Pages : 60
  • Relase : 1996-07
  • ISBN : 0871296918

The Last Leaf Book Review:

Spotlight on the Art of Resilience

Spotlight on the Art of Resilience
  • Author : . Alternative Book Club,George Hast
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 244
  • Relase : 2017-04-10
  • ISBN : 1545433453

Spotlight on the Art of Resilience Book Review:

Resilience is largely an exercise of mindset and mindfulness, of perspective and persistence, of ways of thinking and of will. Inside, you will find personal stories and their lessons that are intended to help anyone who is struggling with a personal test or dealing with loss.

The Book on Internal STRESS Release

The Book on Internal STRESS Release
  • Author : R. Melvin McKenzie
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2016-05-04
  • ISBN : 0985706953

The Book on Internal STRESS Release Book Review:

With the combination of Coach Melvin's Dynamic Application of Internal Awareness(tm) (DAIA) Method, Dr. Totton's 100-day method to condition your body's neural pathways to establish a new habit which then becomes automatic, and with Dr. Painter's method of commited practice of Li Family Yixingong (Standing Meditation) to produce profound results at the neurological level, novices to advanced practitioners gain the ability to access your inner core, tapping into an area that can positively affect your overall well-being, prevent stress from taking hold, and give you perpetual mental-physical rejuvenation.

Cosmopolitan

Cosmopolitan
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1995-10
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105016962107

Cosmopolitan Book Review:

This Thing Between Us

This Thing Between Us
  • Author : Holly C. Webb
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 344
  • Relase : 2017-08
  • ISBN : 1974479013

This Thing Between Us Book Review:

Parker O'Neill is a man with the world at his feet. Son of the CEO of O'Neill's International, he is ready to take over as head of the company, once his father retires in six months' time.However, Parker has earned himself the ultimate playboy reputation, and not everyone thinks he is ready to take control of the company that he was groomed for all his life.Given an ultimatum that he has to settle down if he wants to take over from his father; Parker decided the only way to solve his problem, is to pay someone to play the part of his dutiful wife.Alice Whitman is a hard working girl, with a kind heart. Raised by her grandmother after losing her parents, she knows what its like to lose everything.Sophia, Alice's grandmother, is getting older and growing weaker by the day. Alice is the only one Sophia has, so it falls to her to do whatever it takes to help her beloved Gram.When Parker makes Alice an offer he thinks she can't refuse, he is stunned to find that money doesn't always mean you get your own way. However, Alice soon realises Parker might be the one person that can help her when she needs it most.Can they make their arrangement work without anyone finding out the truth, or will this thing between them turn into something neither of them expected it to be?

The Curvy Girl's Style Handbook

The Curvy Girl's Style Handbook
  • Author : Suze Solari
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 92
  • Relase : 2018-05-18
  • ISBN : 1719370990

The Curvy Girl's Style Handbook Book Review:

Are you naturally curvy, grappling to find suitable clothes to fit your body; Even in your own closet? Does getting dressed feel more like a chore than fun? Do body insecurities have an impact your social activities, professional growth and personal relationships? When it comes to feeling comfortable in our own skin and being stylish at the same time, we recognize it can sometimes be a challenge! This handbook is more than a love letter to every woman who has ever felt bad about her body and her style, it's all about celebrating and relating to a real woman. This book is unlike any other style guide because it features real women making stylish outfits from what's already in their closet work. In it you will find; - ways to upgrade what you already have, to express your style, making getting dressed every day joyful, and productive. - Models ranging in size, age and ethnicity. - Outfits that transition from mom to entrepreneur on the fly. - The hard facts about sizing and the fashion industry. - Ways to disconnect from media's projection of the ideal and live with acceptance of the real. - evaluating the structure of your clothes and utilizing my two key styling principles, I call the 'V for Victory', and the 'B for put a belt on it' and together with other strategies. - you will learn how to create shapes that flatter and celebrate your curves, as opposed to concealing them. Best of all this book looks to use your existing wardrobe to build the foundation of your style.

The Laws and Secrets of Success

The Laws and Secrets of Success
  • Author : Alex Hammer
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Pages : 284
  • Relase : 2013-10-02
  • ISBN : 1492870250

The Laws and Secrets of Success Book Review:

"The Laws and Secrets of Success" - recently published and already an Amazon bestseller - has quickly received stellar five star reviews from leading Amazon Hall of Fame Reviewers (among the top 100 reviewers on all of Amazon): "Very, very highly recommend this UNIQUE book, it is the best book regarding how to be successful that I have ever read." -Daisy S., TOP 10 AMAZON HALL OF FAME REVIEWER "The power of his intuitions is infectious." -Grady Harp, TOP 50 AMAZON HALL OF FAME REVIEWER "This is one of those books where you will want to underline something important on each page. This is one of the most important books I have read in 2013." -Rebecca of Amazon, TOP 100 AMAZON HALL OF FAME REVIEWER About this book: This book is written in the style of the great Napoleon Hill. Think about this: With all of the success books out there, why don't we have more successful people? Too many success books simply rehash conventional wisdom. The truly great success books, such as "Napoleon Hill's "Think and Grow Rich", instead enable life-changing success breakthroughs because they identify and describe in powerful detail the thinking patterns and principles of the world's most successful individuals. The only way to do this is to study the world's most successful individuals, as Napoleon Hill has done. And as I have done as well. For over two decades I have devoted myself to studying and interviewing the most successful individuals across varying fields, so that I could see and learn for myself the principles which set them apart in terms of their success. And that is what I share with you here. Get ready to throw out many of the things that you thought you knew about success! Let's start at the beginning with a simple truth. Success is hard. Very hard. Very very very very hard. We all know that, once we have had a little bit of experience and are honest with ourselves. We all want to be more successful, but let's face it, sometimes we just don't know how. It's because, as they say, "we don't know what we don't know". So we make the same mistakes over and over again (often without fully realizing it until later). And then we blame ourselves (or others) in regard to why things didn't turn out as we had hoped, or planned. It's this simple: If you want to increase your level of success, read this book. We all go through the same struggles. This book - simply but powerfully - is your instruction manual on how to overcome them. Read this book, and in 60 days you won't even recognize the person you used to be. And neither will your family and friends. This is the type of change that allows you to get the things you really want in life. The things previously outside your reach. The things you saw others gain and achieve, but never seemed to be able to get for yourself. That can change today. . We all know that a few better ideas can accelerate one's success substantially. Successful people take their better ideas and know how to leverage them further - and execute them better - than other people do. Once you understand the processes that successful people utilize to do this, you can very quickly ramp up your own success as well. Everybody struggles. Successful people struggle just like unsuccessful people but they learn and use the success principles to overcome the difficulties in their lives to reach their goals. Success breeds confidence, making it easier over time. If you don't want to keep making the same mistakes over and over and over again, you need to understand and understand well what these success principles are. That is what this book provides to you.

30 Days to Sell

30 Days to Sell
  • Author : Alan Rourke
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Pages : 96
  • Relase : 2013-05-16
  • ISBN : 1484988892

30 Days to Sell Book Review:

Nominated for a Small Business Marketing Book award!. You have 30 days to convert a user to a paying customer starting NOW. The clock is ticking. What will you do? Collecting and analysing the messaging and strategies the leading e-commerce, software and service companies use as they convert trial users to customers in the most important 30 days after sign-up. Each companies strategy is broken down and presented in an easy to use and understand visual guide. 30 days to sell is a must buy if you are looking to automate and improve new customer conversion. This book covers: Activation campaigns from the worlds leading web companies. Easy reference guide - what message to send and when. Full page examples of each marketing message. Steal ideas from successful entrepreneurs, marketers and growth hackers. Two new bonus chapters showcasing more activation campaigns.

Dragon Born

Dragon Born
  • Author : Ela Lourenco
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 192
  • Relase : 2015-06-22
  • ISBN : 0692380485

Dragon Born Book Review:

Far in the distant reaches of the universe is a world called Azmantium. A planet with lilac skies, jade green seas and fiery red suns. A planet where everything, from the tides of the sea to life itself, is rooted in magic. Children are assessed at an early age and trained according to their unique magical talents. Lara, an orphan who has no memory of her true origins, is unaware that she has a vital role to play in the ancient prophesies that are about to begin coming true. Older than most who are just beginning their magical training, Lara will soon find out that destiny waits for no one, especially when the fate of the world rests on their shoulders. With the help of her new friends, Lara will learn that in order to save the future, she must journey into the past - to a time when Dragons ruled the world! This is the first book in the upcoming Dragon Born series!

Starkishia

Starkishia
  • Author : Starkishia
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 274
  • Relase : 2015-10-20
  • ISBN : 1518657753

Starkishia Book Review:

Small print edition 5x8Starkishia: Estrella is a story about a little girl who grew up too fast to feel the grass wear thin under the soles of her shoes. Abuse thickened her skin, yet her nightmares were as dark as they were real. The library became her sanctuary where stories took her to another place and time. But, in reality there was nothing imaginary about the bruises under her clothing as she advanced from one classroom to another during middle school, or nothing fictitious about being molested by the maggot hands of a despicable relative. Her plight was hidden in a small town in Georgia, just as her physical abuse was disregarded by the school's social worker. This colored child was brought into this world by her 14 year old mother who was ruthlessly dominated by her husband. Starkishia loved her mother above all else; her step-father who provided shelter for them witnessed her birth and helped raise her. She consumed pieces of joy, but sometimes she received broken reprisals and ended up walking down the dark road alone; yet in some fortunate way humanity was always within reach. After her parents split up, Starkishia and her family ended up in Texas. Single parenthood changed their family structure forevermore. Starkishia became a wage earner at age 13; she also became homeless the following year. She was, for years, engulfed by her impoverished and dysfunctional environment. She married a native of Mexico a few days after her 15th birthday. He nicknamed her 'Estrella' a Spanish term which means 'Star.' It goes without saying that Starkishia was born in the land of opportunity, but it was not exactly within her reach. Yes, she was her grandmother's star, but she was a statistic of minimal proportions as far as small town and suburbia America was concerned. Shortly after marriage, she became a mother. Afterward the life of this teen went downhill at lightning speed. Many readers will identify with her; for, she walked away from her husband broken hearted; then, she fell in love with another man, and as new babies arrived, she took her limited funds and focused on the lives of those under her roof; in time, her parental absence to her oldest two children turned flat out into abandonment. Have mercy! Starkishia was a lost teen, but through grace she eventually became a productive woman in American society. Meredith Etc., a small press, proudly introduces readers to Starkishia: Estrella, a story about the perils of teen parenthood, economic dispossession, and the charity of new beginnings.Meredith Coleman McGee, Publisher/Acquisition EditorMeredith Etc., a small pressJackson, Mississippi, USAwww.meredithetc.com