Paris Street Style: Shoes

Paris Street Style: Shoes

Examines the shoe trends of Paris, offers insight on how pantyhose and socks can make legs look great, and provides instruction on how to properly clean and shine footwear.

Paris Street Style

A Coloring Book

Paris Street Style

Adult coloring gets a makeover with these charming, fashion-forward illustrations from the world's most romantic city. Wherever you're off to, take Paris Street Style with you. Transport yourself to the corner pâtisserie, and give life to the stylish essentials laid out from your suitcase. Beautifully detailed outfits, accessories, and hairstyles complement the equally ornate cityscapes. Embellish whimsical, full-page patterns and classic dresses with your own style. Window shop the elegant stores of Paris while you give life to playful fashion. Like a high-end journal, this sleek package has an elastic closure and a satin ribbon marker so you can dip in and dip out of your own French fashion week. With nothing more than some colored pencils, you'll be on your way to a stress-free, Parisian-chic day.

Street Style

An Ethnography of Fashion Blogging

Street Style

Winner of the 2019 John Collier Jr Award Street style blogging has experienced a meteoric rise in popularity over the last decade. Amateur photographers, often with no formal training in fashion, have become critical arbiters of taste and trends, influencing the representations that appear in magazines and on runways, and putting new cities on the fashion world map. This cutting-edge book documents the evolution of street style photography, from the fieldwork photos of early anthropology to the glamorized snapshots that appear on blogs today, and explores the structural shifts in the global fashion industry that street style has helped bring about. Chronicling author and anthropologist Brent Luvaas' experience over three years of blogging through vivid street imagery and rich ethnographic detail, this book turns the lens of street style photography back onto anthropology itself, arguing that the phenomenon is a powerful mode of amateur ethnography. Bloggers blur the distinction between professional and amateur, insider and outsider, self and brand. This book documents that blur from the ground level-from the streets of Philadelphia to the sidewalks of New York Fashion Week. Street Style is an essential read for students and scholars of fashion, anthropology, sociology, media and cultural studies, and fans of street style photography alike.

Delft Blue to Denim Blue

Contemporary Dutch Fashion

Delft Blue to Denim Blue

Contemporary fashion in the Netherlands shows a unique mix of playful individualism, conceptual strength, and organisational innovation. Delft Blue to Denim Blue maps the landscape of Dutch fashion in all its rich variety and complexity.Luxuriously illustrated in colour, the book uncovers the cultural roots of Dutch fashion in a globalized context. The authors debunk myths surrounding Dutch fashion, dig up new facts and stories, and explore the creative relation of fashion design to cultural heritage. Written by experts in the field, Delft Blue to Denim Blue gives a rich overview of designers, ranging from G-Star jeans, and affordable retailer C&A, to a savvy brand like Vanilia, and from the famous designer duo Viktor&Rolf to a futuristic designer like Iris van Herpen. The book assesses the diversity of Dutch fashion designers, firms and brands in their historical and cultural contexts.

Murder in Parisian Streets

Manufacturing Crime and Justice in the Popular Press, 1830-1900

Murder in Parisian Streets

The canards were cheap broadsheets and booklets that most often reported sensations, particularly murders. Made by members of the working and lower-middle classes and sold with great success to a vast and diverse audience, the canards deeply influenced and appealed to popular understandings of crime and punishment. Despite their importance in their day and their value to cultural studies, historians have paid them scant attention. In Murder in Parisian Streets Thomas Cragin provides an in-depth study of the production, sale, and content of the canards. He demonstrates their significance to nineteenth-century culture, even their role in determining the emerging tabloid's success. Cragin explores the incremental creation of textual meaning in the canards' authorship, production, distribution, and consumption. He exposes the power of oral traditions as well as modern marketing at work upon this popular news literature. The canards challenge our assumptions about the nineteenth century's revolution in print and reorient our understanding of cultural creation through textual construction.

Ze French Do It Better

A Lifestyle Guide

Ze French Do It Better

Eternally slim, natural beauties, with well-behaved children and perfect soufflés--how do the French do it? Steal all their tricks (without becoming a snob!) with this humorous lifestyle guide. In all areas--from fashion to cuisine to the art of seduction--the French reign supreme in their ability to enjoy life to the fullest. So why do we love to hate the French, yet still covet their singular joie de vivre? A duo of saavy authors breaks it down for readers by dividing the French populace into relatable "tribes"--each of which offer keys to a life well-lead. To demystify the French enigma, each chapter opens with a short quiz to help readers determine their level of kinship with that particular tribe: Classic Frog, AristoChic, Vintage Bourgeois, Modern Bourgeois, Intellectual, Feel-Good Bohemian, or Foodie. With tongue-in-cheek humor, the authors divulge the enviable Gallic secrets so that readers can integrate elements of an iconic French wardrobe, infallible recipes, life-enhancing rituals, cult products, and personal style tips into their daily routine. Offering insight with verve and wit, this book is replete with facts and practical tips for assimilating the best of what France has to offer. The volume is completed by a guide to the best addresses in France and online for quintessentially French inspiration.

A Shopper's Guide to Paris Fashion

A Shopper's Guide to Paris Fashion

"Forget romance, " writes Alicia Drake, "Paris is for shoppers." Written in an upbeat and accessible style and beautifully illustrated throughout, this book is an ideal shopping guide for every visitor determined to seek out the best and latest styles--opening the doors to chic boutiques and elegant department stores, and the best places to buy half-price designer clothes.

Shanghai Street Style

Shanghai Street Style

"Celebrates the rich tapestry that is one of China's most fashionable and accessible cities. Captures 'ordinary' people wearing no-so-ordinary styles. Sometimes street style is quirky and avant-garde and sometimes it is dash-out-of-the-house-chic. Look at Shanghai through a fashion lens and see how the global city inpsires visitors and locals to make fashion their own."--Publisher description.

Paris

Paris

Fodor's newest travel series is designed for travelers who want to travel well and spend less. With candid reviews and a fresh outlook, Fodor's upCLOSE points the way to authentic experiences that will take travelers away from the crowds and close to the culture -- without having to spend a fortune. "Fodor's upCLOSE Paris is smart, fun, and informative. It gives you quirky, never-obvious facts about major sights, as well as the lowdown on the minor ones. It's in-the-know about what's going on. It reveals the essence of the City of Light and helps you get the most Paris for your travel dollar. In short, it's the best of all possible travel companions. All the places to go, from the Tour Eiffel to the Pompidou Monumental sights, historic churches, and postmodern parks Museums -- from the ostentatiously grand to the delightfully obscure Shopping for designer deals, flea-market finds, and Seine-side books Short escapes to Versailles, Chartres, and Fontainebleau Tell-all reviews of small hotels and clean hostels Where to stay that's charming (and doesn't cost an arm and a leg) Hip discoveries, top-floor garrets, and friendly, family-run places Hostels and foyers in medieval palaces and 18th-century houses Best bets on both banks: from the Quartier Latin to the Opera The buzz on restaurants, cafes, and Paris by night Bistros and brasseries, baguettes and brie from open-air markets Beyond French food: Vietnamese, North and West African, and more Cafe culture: neighborhood hangouts and literary legacies Where to find jazz and rock, film and theater, bars and clubs Practical info, great maps Airfare deals and how to get around Tips on traveling smart and losing the crowds Clear, easy-to-read maps