Suzanne Kasler is known for her classically inspired rooms, pretty palettes, and comfortable spaces. She brings Southern charm, European sensibility, and a respect for architectural details to her interiors. Her neutral palette, spiced with hits of color, creates warm spaces that are elegant yet inviting. Inspired by fashion, Kasler uses a scarf as a throw, adds grosgrain or satin banding to the bottom of a chair cover, accents draperies with Chanel-like piped borders, or embellishes a bed frame with delicate handpainted patterns. It is these exquisite haute couture details that drive her design aesthetic. Kasler's mélange of antiques, midcentury pieces, and modern furniture makes her layered interiors attractive and livable. Lavishly illustrated, this beautiful volume showcases a range of Kasler's projects, from a luxurious Georgian mansion in Atlanta's Buckhead to a sophisticated farmhouse in Tennessee and a beach house in Watersound, Florida. Offering a wealth of original design ideas that are refreshing and full of verve, Timeless Style is a welcome addition to any library of interior design books.
Vogue's Anna Harvey was a style advisor to Princess Diana—now she advises post-50 women on attaining perfectly chic, classic style For the high-spending, full-living baby boomer generation, dressing well is as important as ever—after all, if 50 is the new 30, then 60 is the new 40. But, much as the baby boomers might wish to avoid the facts, different ages bring different dressing conundrums. No one wants to be thought of mutton dressed as lamb, but neither do they want to look like mutton dressed as more mutton. The good news is that it is possible to be well-dressed, stylish, and happy. This guide will show how, and its author, Vogue's Anna Harvey, will be the perfect guide. She is direct, helpful, sympathetic, and positive. She covers such essentials as what to wear to suit your shape, how to disguise the areas you don't like and show off the areas you do, what to spend money on and what to save money on, and much more. This reassuring, stylish guide will have you longing to go shopping again.
Release on 2017-06-30 | by Ciara Phipps,Claire Reed
Inspiring Timeless Style
Author: Ciara Phipps,Claire Reed
Pubpsher: The Crowood Press
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
From the heavily beaded tubular dress of the 1920s through to the body-skimming shift dress of the 1960s, this book looks at and celebrates the historic shapes, detailing and romance of vintage wedding gowns. Equipped with instructions, patterns and photos, it explores the history of wedding wear and explains how to make a vintage wedding gown inspired by historical fashions and trends. A beautiful and practical book, it will inspire everyone who wants to express themself through timeless and elegant styles. Step-by-step instructions are given for making each dress and are complemented by close-up photographs of historic details and decoration. This beautiful book will be of particular interest to wedding dress designers, seamstresses and brides, vintage enthusiasts of 1920s-60s and theatre designers. Beautifully illustrated with 105 colour close-up photographs of historic details and 21 patterns with step-by-step instructions.
Hanbok embodies many of the social and aesthetic values of the Korean people. In accordance with the emphasis on social harmony found in Confucian philosophy, the choice of hanbok varied depending on one’s position in society. Its beautifully flowing lines and harmonious color schemes are important aesthetic values found in Korean art. Hanbok is increasingly emerging into the spotlight following the popularity of Korean television dramas, which are often set in the past, and also through efforts to promote hanbok on the global stage. Renowned fashion designers around the world have taken note of hanbok and have incorporated elements of hanbok into their own work. This book will examine the origins, history, and the unique characteristics of hanbok and its contemporary standing.
This handsome monograph charts the evolution of one of the most coveted items of modern style, showcasing the extraordinary craftsmanship of the House of Cartier. The Tank Watch, designed by Louis Cartier in 1917, is an icon of modern timepiece design. One of the world's first square wristwatches, its functionality is rivaled only by its elegance; it represents a perfect combination of fine watchmaking and the jeweler's art. The Tank has been creatively reinterpreted by Cartier in many models—from the Chinese Tank to the Crash Watch to the recent Tank Anglaise—while always remaining faithful to Louis Cartier's original concept.Through designs from Cartier's rich archives, historical models, and photographs of famous clients from Clark Gable to Andy Warhol, this volume celebrates one of Cartier's greatest masterpieces.
Release on 2016-09-05 | by Mark D. Sikes,Caitlin Leffel
All-American Decorating and Timeless Style
Author: Mark D. Sikes,Caitlin Leffel
Pubpsher: Rizzoli Publications
Mark Sikes's interiors are classic celebrations of California indoor/outdoor living, with natural fibers, wicker, wallpaper, and crisp coloration. Readers who love the modern, unfussy elegance of Suzanne Kasler and Windsor Smith will love this book. Cross Mark Hampton with Celerie Kemble and you'll have the timeless yet modern style of interior designer Mark Sikes captured here in his first book, Beautiful, a celebration of his simple, classic, all-American decorating.
Life Lessons, Investing Secrets & Timeless Style from a Wall Street Billionaire
Author: S. Rothschild
Here is a Preview Of What the Gordon Gekko Guide contains:A look into who the legendary Gordon Gekko actually is Life lessons from Gordon Gekko A look into Gordon Gekko's investing strategies Gordon Gekko's wardrobe – flawless men's fashion Gordon Gekko's best quotes And Much More!
Paying tribute to a century of female glamour, this illustrated book looks at such iconic beauties as Jean Harlow and Brigitte Bardot, and also recreates today's celebrities in the styles of the past. The book invokes the looks that defined the 20th century.