The way a society deals with hair speaks volumes about its structures, its wealth, and its values. How is hair arranged? Is it left long or cut short? How often is it washed? Do men and women treat their hair differently and what does this tell us about gender?
This stimulating book contains articles written by the Paris hairstylist Emile Long between December 1910 and December 1920 for an English trade journal. Long's purpose in writing was to keep English coiffeurs informed about the goings-on in the world of fashion and hairdressing in France, and especially in Paris. In doing so he has provided us with a personal cultural history of the world's most fashionable city in a period that stretches from the end of the Belle Epoque, through the First World War, and into the opening year of the Roaring Twenties. His investigation of hairstyles and fashion inevitably leads him to a fascinating discussion of important historical issues: the 'true' nature of Woman; the genesis and democratization of fashion; and popular attitudes towards hygiene. With his engaging literary style Long invites us to think about consumer habits and technology, notions of fashion and cleanliness, and changing ideals of femininity and the social order.
Students and scholars of history, fashion and French society will enjoy these rich and revealing accounts of what hair means to identity and culture.
A fabulous step-by-step guide to fashion drawing.
From Louis XIV, a shoe aficionado of the Baroque Age, to the latest club-hopping progeny of the British royalty, this colorful survey of aristocratic fashion through the ages will delight royal watchers of every generation.
Can what you wear really change your life? As I listened to Meg, a successful author, telling the following story on a creative writing course recently, it dawned on me that maybe it could. Later, when I looked at the psychological evidence and did my own research, as a university professor and lover of clothes, I became convinced of the huge, transformational power of clothing. Starting a fashion business is possible and with the right know how, problem solving skills and a true desire to create a brand that has value it can be done by anyone. Follow your instinct, make your decisions and stay focused. I believe in working smart and not hard. This road map will help you avoid major mistakes that many fashion start-ups run into. It will guide you through the storm and help you break down the collection development process step-by-step. If this guide can help you make smarter decisions, choose the right people to work with or at the very least save you money, then it has succeeded in helping those passionate about trying to change the world via fashion industry. The methods used in this book are used by personal shoppers and stylists to assist their clients in creating a fruitful and well-structured wardrobe. This advice will enable you to easily style yourself perfectly every morning before you leave for work. Follow these guidelines and you will be consistently dressed to impress.
Changing your health habits is kind of a big deal. It takes time and focus. It can also produce benefits that can change your life. If you have a good plan, you can be more efficient and you can increase your likelihood of success. This book provides a framework for that plan and has six steps: Get Ready, Measure Your Health, Set Goals, Build Skills, Form Habits and Help Others. Most people think of health as something much broader than physical health, and a growing number of physicians and scientists have begun to study this expanded perspective. The American Journal of Health Promotion, one of the leading research journals in the field, defines optimal health as "a dynamic balance of physical, emotional, social, spiritual and intellectual health." Six Steps to a Healthy Lifestyle will help you assess your current health, give you the tools to help you identify what you want to change and the framework for a practical plan to be successful. Based on proven science, the content is presented in an easy-to-follow, engaging style, including real-life examples from the author's personal experience. You will learn about the relationship between your lifestyle and your health and be empowered and motivated to begin your personal journey today. Improving your lifestyle, especially if you focus on what is most important to you, will improve the quality of your life and your personal sense of wellbeing in ways you have never imagined. To your good health!
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