Instead, I want to help you embrace your own style, whatever that may be, and kick it into high gear. One exercise I recommend is to rummage through your closet and pick a few outfits in which you feel especially confident.
Author: June Ambrose
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Take your look from so-so to spectacular with this celebrity stylist's insider guide to dressing - and feeling - like a superstar.
Style expert Heyward demonstrates that style is not about being egotistical or becoming a fashionista, but about easy steps that help women discover their own personal style.
Author: Lee Heyward
Style expert Heyward demonstrates that style is not about being egotistical or becoming a fashionista, but about easy steps that help women discover their own personal style. She explains how to dress authentically and maintain one's individual style.
In Effortless Style, June Ambrose, the celebrity fashion stylist and designer who's shaped the looks of some of the biggest names in entertainment -- including Jay-Z, Missy Elliott, Kelly Ripa, and Mariah Carey -- reveals the industry ...
Author: June Ambrose
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Health & Fitness
So you probably won't be attending your own movie premiere or collecting a Grammy Award this year. That doesn't mean you can't look like you're ready for the red carpet and fawning paparazzi. In Effortless Style, June Ambrose, the celebrity fashion stylist and designer who's shaped the looks of some of the biggest names in entertainment -- including Jay-Z, Missy Elliott, Kelly Ripa, and Mariah Carey -- reveals the industry secrets that can help anyone exude genuine star power, regardless of body type or budget. The key to looking and feeling like a celebrity lies in defining your own unique style and adapting it to each situation. The result is a look as natural as a second skin. In clear step-by-step instructions, Ambrose shows how people can improve the way they present themselves to the world, whether it's for a first date or an important meeting, and in turn boost their overall mood and self-confidence. Using examples from her work molding celebrities' images, she teaches women (and their men) how to define and enhance their look, with chapters devoted to topics such as knowing what clothes work for each body type, how to accessorize like a star, the importance of tailoring clothes so that an off-the-rack suit fits like a custom-made Armani, and much more. She offers tricks of the trade -- from choosing the perfect lingerie to handling bad hair days -- and provides a welcome list of wardrobe essentials and perennial fashion don'ts. With this must-have style guide every woman, whether girl next door or top executive, will be able to unleash her inner VIP -- effortlessly.
such happy accidents in writing that represents effortless characters than in writing that portrays struggle, ... It may also be that our attribution of effortless style influences our attribution of effortlessly represented subjects.
Author: Barbara Gail Montero
Publisher: Oxford University Press
How does thinking affect doing? There is a widely held view—both in academia and in the popular press—that thinking about what you are doing, as you are doing it, hinders performance. Once you have acquired the ability to putt a golf ball, play an arpeggio on the piano, or parallel-park, reflecting on your actions leads to inaccuracies, blunders, and sometimes even utter paralysis—that's what is widely believed. Experts, according to this view, don't need to try to do it; they just do it. But is this true? After exploring some of the contemporary and historical manifestations of the idea that highly accomplished skills are automatic and effortless, Barbara Gail Montero develops a theory of expertise which emphasizes the role of the conscious mind in expert action. She aims to dispel various myths about experts who proceed without any understanding of what guides their action. (For example, that proverbial chicken sexer who can't explain why he makes his judgments? He simply doesn't exist.) Montero's critical task also involves analyzing research in both philosophy and psychology that is taken to show that conscious control and explicit monitoring of one's movements impedes well practiced skills. She explores a wide range of real-life examples of optimal performance-culled from sports, the performing arts, chess, nursing, medicine, the military and elsewhere-and draws from psychology, neuroscience, and literature to offer a refreshing and persuasive view of expertise, according to which expert action generally is and ought to be thoughtful, effortful, and reflective.
Filled with dozens of delicious recipes, approachable DIY projects, and tried-and-true tips for staying stress-free, this beautiful book will inspire you to celebrate everyday moments in a fun, natural, and creative way.
Author: Camille Styles
Publisher: Harper Collins
Celebrate The Everyday Infused with the youthful spirit of popular lifestyle blogger and event stylist Camille Styles, this lush how-to for entertaining features fresh, inspirational party ideas for every season. Camille Styles Entertaining is your guide—brimming with creative hors d'oeuvres and cocktail recipes, floral design tips, and inspiring table designs—to the simple details and creative shortcuts that make everyday moments feel special. Thoughout, Camille shares inspiration from her own gatherings with friends and family, from an at-home pizza grilling night to a colorful fiesta dinner party. Filled with dozens of delicious recipes, approachable DIY projects, and tried-and-true tips for staying stress-free, this beautiful book will inspire you to celebrate everyday moments in a fun, natural, and creative way.
In this photo-packed guide, Andrea Linett, a famed personal stylist and founding creative director of Lucky magazine, offers easy-to-implement, actionable tips that will change the way women dress.
Author: Andrea Linett
Trendsetter Andrea Linett has that rare ability to distill fashion talk into advice that everyone can follow, and in this book she shares the style wisdom she's gathered over years of working in the fashion industry. Here is only the content that matters--wardrobe classics, leather, denim, suits, dressing in black and white, dressing up, getting the right fit, layering, accessories, and hair. Linett's fashion philosophy is illustrated through precise tips and photos of women who do it right, and from them we learn how to develop personal style. Did you think a "Canadian tuxedo" (denim on denim) was an absolute faux pas? Not if you pair the right shades of denim and dress it up with some serious heels. Were you under the impression that your hair should get shorter with age? That rule no longer exists. Do you want to know how to wear black and white pieces together without looking like a cater waiter? The black and white chapter is filled with some ingenious examples. Finally, Linett rounds out the book with checklists, including must-haves for a hardworking wardrobe, how to breathe new life into old pieces, how to make a trend your own, and how to make sure everything you buy actually fits.
A treasury of easy-to-follow style and grooming tips counsels readers on how to enhance one's personal appearance with a minimum of effort, in a guide that shares secrets on how to break out of a style rut, make effective entrances, and ...
Author: Jacqui Ripley
Publisher: Piatkus Books
Category: Health & Fitness
A treasury of easy-to-follow style and grooming tips counsels readers on how to enhance one's personal appearance with a minimum of effort, in a guide that shares secrets on how to break out of a style rut, make effective entrances, and create good first impressions. Original.
Curated Clothing!How to Dress with Simple, Effortless Style Daily For WomenAre You Ready To Learn How To Transform Your Wardrobe? If So You've Come To The Right Place...Here's A Preview Of What This Book Contains.
Are you ready to learn how to transform your wardrobe? Here's a preview of what this book contains... An introduction to the curated closet -The big benefits of a small wardrobe - An explanation of what curated clothing actually is - How to begin curating your wardrobe - Key items in your wardrobe - Tops, bottoms, dresses & more - A look into active wear & loungewear - Accessories for your new wardrobe - How to put It all together - Work wear, formal wear, casual wear... from Amazon.
This book is an invitation to change how the world sees you and how you see yourself, on your terms. You'll learn how to dress to elevate your image so you look and feel amazing.
Author: Natalie Jobity
Category: Beauty, Personal
In "Frumpy to Fabulous: Flaunting It. Your Ultimate Guide to Effortless Style", Natalie Jobity, a style expert and professional image consultant, shares with women fashion tips, insider secrets and advice they can use immediately to elevate their look. The book teaches women how to dress to enhance their image and express their unique style so they look and feel amazing, inside and out. "Frumpy to Fabulous: Flaunting It" has step-by-step guidance on all the topics you care about: dressing to flatter your figure; determining your personal style; shopping smarter so you fill your closet with the right pieces; working with color; pulling your look together with accessories; dressing to elevate your image at work; and much more. As you read each chapter, Natalie's friendly, engaging, voice empowers you to unleash your style potential and encourages you to dare to express your most fabulous self. With "real" illustrations throughout, summarized tips, exercises and anecdotes based on Natalie's work with hundreds of women, this is a book that you will cherish and refer to time and time again. As you read, you will realize that you are in the midst of more than an image makeover-you are really being taken on a journey of transformation-a wonderful and exhilarating experience that helps you tap into your true essence and express it by the way you dress. With down to earth and practical wisdom that is delivered with encouragement and sass, Natalie leads the way for the woman who is ready for her image to catch up with the rest of her life. This book is an invitation to change how the world sees you and how you see yourself, on your terms. You'll learn how to dress to elevate your image so you look and feel amazing. Yes, you too can become one of those effortlessly stylish women you admire. Wherever you are on your image journey-from fashion challenged to emerging fashionista-with Natalie as your guide you will be inspired to "Flaunt It "
You walk towards a store ogling at the dress near the windowpane and walk towards it.
Author: Ching Masella
You walk towards a store ogling at the dress near the windowpane and walk towards it. In your head, you already have a rough plan about where to wear it, how to style it, and everything else possible. All of this in the thirty-second walk into the store. Thinking you know how to dress for your body type, you strut into the trial room with chin up and chest high! Don't underestimate the power of dressing up. It can make or break your image or may boost or kill your self-esteem. With the right ensembles that compliment your body shape and size, it has a proven ability to heighten your confidence. Read on to learn foolproof fashion tips to get there and "embrace your curves" with pride!
“style”. and. what. is. “fashion”? • Style is classic and elegant. Fashion is often overly trendy and up to the moment. • Style is available on any budget and for any person. Fashion often caters only to the ... Style can be effortless.
Author: Nancy Marie
Publisher: Nancy Marie
"Style Beauty Trimness" is the ultimate guide to looking good & having style. Easy to navigate book with whimsical illustrations & great, classic advice. How to build a chic wardrobe without breaking the bank. The real secrets to looking as slim & trim as possible. (No celery required!) How to have enviable self-esteem & confidence. Figure flaws & how to correct them. How to put yourself together with flair & individuality. Featuring quick, easy techniques applicable to a busy lifestyle. "Style Beauty Trimness" serves as a pleasant reminder that looking good doesn't always require punishing diets, designer clothing or millions of dollars. It simply requires some basic knowledge & good habits. Author Nancy Marie is model, socialite & fashionista whose cheerful, realistic approaches to style & beauty have made her a favorite worldwide.
Pierre Sauvage, designer of luxury homewares and interiors, brings the reader inside his French homes--both urban and country--providing inspiration and advice for creating effortlessly elegant interiors and garden spaces.
Author: Pierre Sauvage
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
Category: House & Home
Pierre Sauvage, designer of luxury homewares and interiors, brings the reader inside his French homes--both urban and country--providing inspiration and advice for creating effortlessly elegant interiors and garden spaces. Against the backdrop of his exceptional homes in France, Pierre Sauvage--owner and art director of Casa Lopez, the legendary Parisian housewares firm whose stylish furnishings feature exceptional handicraft produced in France, Spain, Italy, and Portugal--showcases his very personal and contemporary style of decorating and entertaining. His striking use of color and textures sets the tone for each room and serves as a counterpoint to his playful matchings of materials and patterns, which work equally well in his Parisian apartment, rustic farmhouse in Normandy, and stone summer home in Provence. With discriminating taste, Sauvage pairs modern furniture with singular antiques. From bold interiors to elegant outdoor spaces, each home is infused with his connoisseur's eye for refined details.
Watch a cat and between two places you'll see the same smooth , ap-RK parently effortless style . But try to imitate it and you'll learn that it's not so effortless . I studied and tried to mimic the Nepali walk , but found that I am ...
Author: Rajendra S. Khadka
Publisher: Travelers' Tales
Gathers stories by Peter Matthiessen, Jimmy Carter, Diane Summers, Broghton Coburn, Meg Lukens Noonan, and Jan Morris describing their adventures in Nepal
Leith Clark is someone that I totally admire for her effortless style . She has a childlike innocence on one hand and such passionate discipline on the other hand . She is one of the rare people that keep them both in balance without ...
Author: Carolina Cerimedo
Publisher: Rockport Publishers
Fashion isn't art. The latter can just be admired, while the first needs to be sold. How do designers create constant objects of desire? In this book, 100 designers give 1000 tips on what it takes to be a great fashion designer. These tips address a number of issues: flare inspiration, collection concept, the promise of clothing, the use of fabrics, and more. New talents and renowned names provide insights and ideas for both expert and up and coming designers.
... behind this apparently effortless style , laid a solid store of knowledge and experience . Since the broad and flowing manner was seen as the more difficult , pupils were urged to commence with the nette or ' fine ' manner .
Author: Marieke de Winkel
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Until now dress has played only a subordinate role in the research of Rembrandt’s paintings, despite the fact that few artists are as intensively studied as this Dutch master. The lacuna is all the more surprising since Rembrandt obviously delighted in rendering clothes, which, for him, not only communicated the character and social status of his sitters but also clarified his narratives and heightened the drama in his historical pieces. Here, Marieke de Winkel offers a fascinating and much-needed study of dress and costume in the works of Rembrandt. De Winkel shows us how focusing on apparel opens a new line of inquiry into Rembrandt’s paintings, one which is symbolically and iconographically richer than previously imagined. This approach, which has not been fully acknowledged by art historians nor developed by dress historians, deepens our understanding of Rembrandt’s expression as well as the cultural and historical context of the Dutch seventeenth century. De Winkel proves the merits of the approach here with her close readings of Rembrandt’s paintings and the contemporaneous connotations of the clothes he depicted. She demonstrates convincingly that clothes do much more than help date the paintings; they are instead integral to the program of representation. No longer ancillary to art history, dress and costume here receive their full due in this study, leaving us with not only a better understanding of Rembrandt but of his wider world as well.
They also popularized a style of assertive, attacking tennis that was hitherto unseen in Britain. ... and with an effortless style and grace that implied 'natural ability, and thus superiority over those who had to expend effort' ...
Author: Robert J. Lake
Category: Sports & Recreation
Tennis is one of the world’s most popular sports, as levels of participation and spectatorship demonstrate. Moreover, tennis has always been one of the world’s most significant sports, expressing crucial fractures of social class, gender, sexuality, race and ethnicity - both on and off court. This is the first book to undertake a survey of the historical and socio-cultural sweep of tennis, exploring key themes from governance, development and social inclusion to national identity and the role of the media. It is presented in three parts: historical developments; culture and representations; and politics and social issues, and features contributions by leading tennis scholars from North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. The most authoritative book published to date on the history, culture and politics of tennis, this is an essential reference for any course or program examining the history, sociology, politics or culture of sport.
STYLE. SORTED,. GENTLEMEN. “A man should look as if he had bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with ... —HARDY AMIES Easing into our clothes as though they are a second skin is what truly effortless style is all about.
Author: Greta Eagan
Publisher: Hachette UK
Have you ever wondered, "How can I inherently do good while looking good?" Wear No Evil has the answer, and is the timely handbook for navigating both fashion and ethics. It is the style guide with sustainability built in that we've all been waiting for. As a consumer, you regain your power with every purchase to support the causes and conditions you already advocate in other areas of your life (such as local or organic food), while upholding your sense of self through the stylish pieces you use to create your wardrobe. Featuring the Integrity Index (a simplified way of identifying the ethics behind any piece of fashion) and an easy to use rating system, you'll learn to shop anywhere while building your personal style and supporting your values- all without sacrifice. Fashion is the last frontier in the shift towards conscious living. Wear No Evil provides a roadmap founded in research and experience, coupled with real life style and everyday inspiration. Part 1 presents the hard-hitting facts on why the fashion industry and our shopping habits need a reboot. Part 2 moves you into a closet-cleansing exercise to assess your current wardrobe for eco-friendliness and how to shop green. Part 3 showcases eco-fashion makeovers and a directory of natural beauty recommendations for face, body, hair, nails, and makeup. Style and sustainability are not mutually exclusive. They can live in harmony. It's time to restart the conversation around fashion -- how it is produced, consumed, and discarded -- to fit with the world we live in today. Pretty simple, right? It will be, once you've read this book. Wear No Evil gives new meaning -- and the best answers -- to an age-old question: "What should I wear today?"
On the Go Wool Coat With a straight cut, no fastenings, an integrated collar, and unfinished edges, this coat couldn't be simpler. Just slip it on and go for effortless style with maximum impact. Skill Level:
Author: BurdaStyle Magazine
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Sew stylish, flattering garments with Burda patterns! BurdaStyle is a legendary brand that focuses on the fashionable, high-style, "in" sewing marketplace. Sewists know the BurdaStyle name and its reputation for high-quality sewing patterns. BurdaStyle Modern Sewing: Full-Figure Fashion includes 25+ of the best plus-size projects from the archives of BurdaStyle magazine. All of the must-have basics of a woman's wardrobe are covered in this collection--jackets, pants, blouses, skirts, and dresses. The designs include versatile separates as well as combinations that further expand the possibilities for the modern woman's wardrobe. In addition to the 25+ Burda patterns, there are several variations. The projects are easy to intermediate and sizes range from 14 to 24. Although this book is not meant to be a primer on sewing, it includes a Burda 101 section that covers everything the reader needs to know to follow the sewing patterns, including frequently used techniques, and a pattern insert with full-size pattern pieces.
Despite claims that it was an effortless style, the full Afro of feminine black consciousness still required a great deal of hard work and money to maintain (Wallace 2007). Hair in the 21st century continues to carry profound social ...
Author: Erin Kenny
Category: Social Science
Taking the concept of beauty seriously, this encyclopedia examines how humanity has sought and continues to seek what is "beautiful" in a variety of cultural contexts, giving readers an understanding of how to look at beauty both intellectually and critically. • Provides an interdisciplinary approach to world beauty practices, from the earliest experiments in plastic surgery in 600 B.C. to contemporary practices • Gives readers a representative overview of beauty practices around the globe • Documents how from cosmetics to clothing, exercise to body modification, being beautiful is a goal worldwide • Identifies numerous authoritative sources of information for further research and reading
As Omote has noted , importing a kusemai - style narrative into the structure of a sarugaku play was an innovation ... One may perform a piece suitable to the mood in a smooth , effortless style having the artistic effect [ kakari ) and ...
Author: Shelley Fenno Quinn
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Category: Performing Arts
The great noh actor, theorist, and playwright Zeami Motokiyo (ca. 1363-1443) is one of the major figures of world drama. His critical treatises have attracted international attention ever since their publication in the early 1900s. His corpus of work and ideas continues to offer a wealth of insights on issues ranging from the nature of dramatic illusion and audience interest to tactics for composing successful plays to issues of somaticity and bodily training. Shelley Fenno Quinn's impressive interpretive examination of Zeami's treatises addresses all of these areas as it outlines the development of the playwright's ideas on how best to cultivate attunement between performer and audience. Quinn begins by tracing Zeami's transformation of the largely mimetic stage art of his father's troupe into a theater of poiesis in which the playwright and actors aim for performances wherein dance and chant are re-keyed to the evocative power of literary memory. prosodies and associated auras with the flow of dance and chant led to the creation of a dramatic prototype that engaged and depended on the audience as never before.Later chapters examine a performance configuration created by Zeami (the nikyoku santal) as articulated in his mature theories on the training of the performer. Drawing on possible reference points from Buddhist and Daoist thought, the author argues that Zeami came to treat the nikyoku santai as a set of guidelines for bracketing the subjectivity of the novice actor, thereby allowing the actor to reach a certain skill level or threshold from which his freedom as an artist might begin.