Surf Contest: Photographs by Ron Church

03 June 2015

Surf Contest Book Surf Contest by Ron Church

While surfers may look more relaxed than most and may even be more relaxed, they are not exempt from the human desire to go higher, farther and faster. As the members of the developing surfing world of the early 1960s found themselves striving to surpass one another and looking to quantify their most accomplished riders, the first surf contests were organized. These loosely arranged affairs had, as Shirley Richards (Ron Church’s former wife) recently remembered, silk-screened T-shirts as their prizes. Pretty innocent stuff.

At 27, as Church strode forcefully into this arena, he had already accomplished a great deal, first as a jet, test photographer, then as an up-and-coming (and ultimately much-awarded) underwater photographer. In his ongoing quest for new material, he brought to surfing a headful of new ideas, camera angles and lighting techniques–at the very moment these earliest contests arose, at the moment that surfing, which had been considered a somewhat off-center activity, began to organize itself and enter the mainstream.

Although Church only actively photographed surfing and its surrounding lifestyle for a few short years, he was there at the beginning of its transformation into something big, and as viewers will see, his documentation of its first contests–which were at once mundane and heroic–brought surf photography to another level. All but a few of these images are previously unpublished. Available to Order Now from www.Amazon.com.

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Pavlovsk: The Life of a Russian Palace by Suzanne Massie

01 May 2015

Pavlovsk The Life of a Russian Palace by Suzanne Massie

The story begins in the late 18th Century court of St Catherine the Great, where the land was bequeathed to her son, who was later assassinated. Subsequent generations added their own hand to the growth of the palace – all of them working with the best architects and artisans of their day. The saga sweeps the reader through the Revolution, when the palace was narrowly saved from rampaging Red Guards by a group of art lovers – only to fall a few years later into the hands of the Nazis – through the heroic siege of Leningrad to the eventual miraculous restoration by a group of Russian museum workers and artists. Available to Order Now from Amazon.com.

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Always Pack a Party Dress by Amanda Brooks

29 April 2015

Amanda Brooks Book Always Pack a Party Dress

In the past twenty years Brooks has created a unique place for herself in the fashion world. She spent the early years of her career as a photo assistant for Patrick Demarchelier, a “gallerina” at the Gagosian Gallery, and at various fashion posts before finding her dream job as fashion director for Barney’s New York. Along the way—and wearing more than a few of the outfits we’ve all regretted at one point or another—Brooks discovered the key to creating her personal style, combining influences as wide-ranging as childhood prep school, Grateful Dead concerts, contemporary artists, pop culture, and her current home outside of the fashion bubble, a well-worn farmhouse she shares with her family (and a host of animals) in the English countryside.

In Always Pack a Party Dress, Brooks recalls her early career aspirations and explores the evolution of her own personal style along with stories of successes and failures alike, as well as fashion and beauty tips and inspiring photographs. A must-read for high fashion or street style aficionados, and gorgeously produced gift book, Brooks’ shares her expertise and insider view with warm, candid and often witty prose. Available to Order Now from www.Amazon.com.

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April Bloomfield: A Girl and Her Greens

27 April 2015

April Bloomfield A Girl and Her Greens

From the chef, restaurant owner, and author of the critically lauded A Girl and Her Pig comes a beautiful, full-color cookbook that offers tantalizing seasonal recipes for a wide variety of vegetables, from summer standbys such as zucchini to earthy novelties like sunchokes.

A Girl and Her Greens reflects the lighter side of the renowned chef whose name is nearly synonymous with nose-to-tail eating. In recipes such as Pot-Roasted Romanesco Broccoli, Onions with Sage Pesto, and Carrots with Spices, Yogurt, and Orange Blossom Water, April Bloomfield demonstrates the basic principle of her method: that unforgettable food comes out of simple, honest ingredients, an attention to detail, and a love for the sensual pleasures of cooking and eating.

Written in her appealing, down-to-earth style, A Girl and Her Greens features beautiful color photography, lively illustrations, and insightful sidebars and tips on her techniques, as well as charming narratives that reveal her sources of inspiration. Available to Order from Amazon.com.

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Bill Blass: An American Designer

20 April 2015

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The paradigm of modern sophistication and glamour, this book chronicles the celebrated career of designer Bill Blass. The text features historical images by Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, Horst, and Guy Bourdin, in addition to Blass’s own sketches. Available to Order Now from www.KellyWearstler.com.

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Images of Women II: 2005-2014 by Peter Lindbergh

30 March 2015

Peter Lindbergh Photography Book Images of Women II 2005-2014

Internationally-revered German fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh revolutionized his metier with iconic images of the 1980s supermodels. From his beginnings, he has sought to capture the personality, character, and identity of fashion models, not just the glitter and glamour. In 1997 he presented his seminal book Images of Women comprising his work of the 1980s and 1990s. As a sequel, Lindbergh now presents Images of Women II featuring the highlights of his work created between 2005 and 2014: fashion photographs, nudes, and portraits of today’s actresses and models such as Milla Jovovich, Isabella Rossellini, Monica Bellucci, Jamie King, Emmanuelle Seigner, Tilda Swinton, Kate Moss, Elisa Sednaoui, Jessica Chastain, Hye Jung Lee–and the occasional man, such as Hollywood grand seigneur Kirk Douglas. Available to Order Now from Amazon.com.

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Christian Lacroix: Diary of a Collection Art Book

26 March 2015

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Christian Lacroix: Diary of a Collection by Patrick Mauries is one of Kelly’s favorite reference books. This incredible tome documents the creative process of how a collection is made from sketches to catwalk. Featuring a kaleidoscope of wonderful imagery, it is an inspiring addition to any library. Available to Order Now from www.KellyWearstler.com.

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Yves Saint Laurent’s Studio: Mirror and Secrets by Jérômine Savignon

20 March 2015

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The name of Yves Saint Laurent, one of the great fashion designers of the twentieth century, evokes the now-iconic looks he helped popularize as part of the modern woman’s wardrobe: the Le Smoking tuxedo jacket, the pea coat, the Mondrian dress, the jumpsuit. But seven years after Saint Laurent’s death, the man himself remains an enigma and a source of fascination (two Yves Saint Laurent biopics were released in 2014). In Yves Saint Laurent’s Studio: Mirror and Secrets, the first book to be published by the Fondation Pierre Bergé with Yves Saint Laurent, fashion historian Jérômine Savignon invites the reader into the designer’s studio, revealing Saint Laurent’s approach to fashion and design. Illustrated with more than 40 previously unpublished photographs, this volume offers a fresh, behind-the-scenes glimpse at the work of this iconic fashion designer.

A precocious talent, Yves Saint Laurent (1936-2008) started work at the venerable fashion house of Christian Dior at the age of 18. He started his own design house in 1961 with his partner Pierre Bergé. Saint Laurent was one of the first designers to hire nonwhite models, and the first to lend his name to a ready-to-wear line while maintaining his haute couture business. He became the first designer to be honored with a Costume Institute retrospective at The Metropolitan Museum of Art during his lifetime, with a 1983 show organized by Diana Vreeland, who called him the “Pied Piper of fashion,” because “whatever he does, women of all ages, from all over the world, follow.” Available to Order from Amazon.com.

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The Battle of Versailles by Robin Givhan

10 March 2015

The Battle of Versailles The Night American Fashion Stumbled into the Spotlight and Made History

On November 28, 1973, the world’s social elite gathered at the Palace of Versailles for an international fashion show. By the time the curtain came down on the evening’s spectacle, history had been made and the industry had been forever transformed. This is that story.

Conceived as a fund-raiser for the restoration of King Louis XIV’s palace, in the late fall of 1973, five top American designers faced off against five top French designers in an over-the-top runway extravaganza. An audience filled with celebrities and international jet-setters, including Princess Grace of Monaco, the Duchess of Windsor, Paloma Picasso, and Andy Warhol, were treated to an opulent performance featuring Liza Minnelli, Josephine Baker, and Rudolph Nureyev. What they saw would forever alter the history of fashion.

The Americans at the Battle of Versailles- Oscar de la Renta, Bill Blass, Anne Klein, Halston, and Stephen Burrows – showed their work against the five French designers considered the best in the world – Yves Saint Laurent, Hubert de Givenchy, Pierre Cardin, Emanuel Ungaro, and Marc Bohan of Christian Dior. Plagued by in-fighting, outsized egos, shoestring budgets, and innumerable technical difficulties, the American contingent had little chance of meeting the European’s exquisite and refined standards. But against all odds, the American energy and the domination by the fearless models (ten of whom, in a groundbreaking move, were African American) sent the audience reeling. By the end of the evening, the Americans had officially taken their place on the world’s stage, prompting a major shift in the way race, gender, sexuality, and economics would be treated in fashion for decades to come. As the curtain came down on The Battle of Versailles, American fashion was born; no longer would the world look to Europe to determine the stylistic trends of the day, from here forward, American sensibility and taste would command the world’s attention.

Pulitzer-Prize winning fashion journalist Robin Givhan offers a lively and meticulously well-researched account of this unique event. The Battle of Versailles is a sharp, engaging cultural history; this intimate examination of a single moment shows us how the world of fashion as we know it came to be. Available to Order Now from Amazon.com.

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Cy Twombly: Paradise

26 February 2015

Cy Twombly Paradise Book

Spanning American artist Cy Twombly’s career, this visually appealing book features 57 works of art (including paintings, sculpture and more), as well as essays by curator Philip Larratt-Smith that provide context and inspiration for many of the pieces. Published by Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico in association with Damiani, the text is curated by Julie Sylvester and Philip Larratt-Smith with editing from Julie Sylvester, text by Philip Larratt-Smith, and design by Takaaki Matsumoto. Available to Purchase Now from www.Barneys.com.

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