My Mom Style Icon

Was their style shocking? Yes. Covetable? Absolutely. Based on Piper Weiss's hugely popular blog of the same name, this book features 200 color photographs from decades past of moms showing us how its done.

My Mom  Style Icon

Moms are people, too...fashionable people! Before we came along to yank on their skirts, they showed leg, sported killer bangs, and flaunted bikinis. Some even wore feathers and halter tops and drove around on motorcycles. Was their style shocking? Yes. Covetable? Absolutely. Based on Piper Weiss's hugely popular blog of the same name, this book features 200 color photographs from decades past of moms showing us how its done. A perfect gift for mothers, daughters, and style mavens, My Mom, Style Icon is an entertaining celebration of the very first—and most important—style icon in a young woman's life.

Always Pack a Party Dress

STYLE INFLUENCE MY MOTHER I HAVE ALWAYS chosen different style icons for different times or aspects of my life—highfashion ones, casual ones, tomboy ones, uber feminine ones, glamorous ones, subtle ones—but the one style icon who seems ...

Always Pack a Party Dress

Author of the bestselling I Love Your Style Amanda Brooks shares her personal stories, and sartorial highs and lows, from a life in fashion, with beautiful, eclectic, and inspired photographs throughout. An authentic voice in the world of style and how-to books, Amanda Brooks, with her unique and enviable yet accessible style, has inspired thousands of women of all ages to find their own personal look and explore their identity through the clothes they love to wear. In the past twenty years, Brooks has worked 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 Barneys New York. Along the way—and wearing more than a few of the kinds of outfits we’ve all regretted at one point or another—Brooks has 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 farm where she lives with her family (and a host of animals) in England. Brooks recalls her early career aspirations and explores the evolution of her own personal style in stories of successes and failures alike, and offers fashion and beauty tips and inspiring photographs throughout. Always Pack a Party Dress is a must-read for high fashion or street style aficionados. In this gorgeously produced gift book, Brooks shares her expertise and insider view with warm, candid, and witty prose.

The Honest Life Enhanced Edition

Looking like a stress-free, well-rested working mom? That's some kind of magic to me. Growing up, my style icons were my grandmother and my mom—and they could not have had more different takes on beauty and makeup: My grandmother (who, ...

The Honest Life  Enhanced Edition

Enhanced Edition includes exclusive videos featuring a candid look at Jessica Alba's Honest Life. As a new mom, Jessica Alba wanted to create the safest, healthiest environment for her family. But she was frustrated by the lack of trustworthy information on how to live healthier and cleaner--delivered in a way that a busy mom could act on without going to extremes. In 2012, with serial entrepreneur Brian Lee and environmental advocate Christopher Gavigan, she launched The Honest Company, a brand where parents can find reliable information and products that are safe, stylish, and affordable. The Honest Life shares the insights and strategies she gathered along the way. The Honest Life recounts Alba's personal journey of discovery and reveals her tips for making healthy living fun, real, and stylish, while offering a candid look inside her home and daily life. She shares strategies for maintaining a clean diet (with favorite family-friendly recipes) and embraces nontoxic choices at home and provides eco-friendly decor tips to fit any budget. Alba also discusses cultivating a daily eco beauty routine, finding one's personal style without resorting to yoga pants, and engaging in fun, hands-on activities with kids. Her solutions are easy, chic, and down-to-earth: they're honest. And discovering everyday ways to live naturally and authentically--true to you--could be honestly life-changing.

The Honest Life

Looking like a stress-free, well-rested working mom? That's some kind of magic to me. Growing up, my style icons were my grandmother and my mom—and they could not have had more different takes on beauty and makeup: My grandmother (who, ...

The Honest Life

As a new mom, Jessica Alba wanted to create the safest, healthiest environment for her family. But she was frustrated by the lack of trustworthy information on how to live healthier and cleaner—delivered in a way that a busy mom could act on without going to extremes. In 2012, with serial entrepreneur Brian Lee and environmental advocate Christopher Gavigan, she launched The Honest Company, a brand where parents can find reliable information and products that are safe, stylish, and affordable. The Honest Life shares the insights and strategies she gathered along the way. The Honest Life recounts Alba's personal journey of discovery and reveals her tips for making healthy living fun, real, and stylish, while offering a candid look inside her home and daily life. She shares strategies for maintaining a clean diet (with favorite family-friendly recipes) and embraces nontoxic choices at home and provides eco-friendly decor tips to fit any budget. Alba also discusses cultivating a daily eco beauty routine, finding one's personal style without resorting to yoga pants, and engaging in fun, hands-on activities with kids. Her solutions are easy, chic, and down-to-earth: they're honest. And discovering everyday ways to live naturally and authentically—true to you—could be honestly life-changing.

This Book Is Feminist

My mom told me not to break my neck tossing my 'hair' like the white girls on TV and carefully monitored the ratio ... I loved the book because it reminded me of my original style icon, my mother, who wore beautiful braided styles and ...

This Book Is Feminist

A vibrantly illustrated introduction to intersectional feminism for next-generation changemakers. Who has power? Who creates the rules? How do identities intersect? In this next book in the Empower the Future ​series, explore the points where gender, race, class, ability, sexuality, and culture meet. Learn from author Jamia Wilson’s lived experience, read the statistics, and gain strength in quotes from feminist firebrands and activists. Along the way, respond to calls to action and form your own views on the ‘F’ word. This book is for everyone. Discover the history and meaning of the feminist movement through 15 reasons why feminism improves life for everyone. By exploring who has been left out of the movement historically, this book makes sure everybody is included. “I am a feminist. I’ve been female for a long time now. It’d be stupid not to be on my own side.” —Maya Angelou What have you been taught about who has power and who makes the rules? Have you ever been lost for words at an old-school family friend’s ‘kind’ but sexist comments? Do you agree with equality and strive for justice, but struggle to take on the name ‘Feminist’? Then read on. In this new feminist classic, the focus is intersectional from the beginning, not just as an add-on. Using the framework of ‘personal is political,’ Jamia Wilson—former director of the Feminist Press—analyzes her own experiences, before expanding outwards and drawing on stats, quotes, and luminaries to gain strength from. Expand what feminism means to you, your community, and society by examining these 15 themes: feminism, identity, justice, education, money, power, health, wellness, freedom, relationships, media, safety, activism and movements, innovation, and an interactive exploration of what feminism means to you. You will close the book with an understanding that history and culture play a role in shaping systems of power and of what we can do with our strengths, community, and values to help change course when needed. You won’t have read a feminist tome like this before. Other inspiring books authored by Jamia Wilson: Young Gifted and Black, Step Into Your Power, and Big Ideas for Young Thinkers.

Speak

BJ's parents, Albert and Pearl Nipon, were fashion designers, and her mother, Pearl, was a style icon. As a teenager, I used to visit their dress factory in Philadelphia with my mom and sometimes with BJ. Pearl was the first woman I had ...

Speak

Our stories are what connect us.When we share our stories we connect with each other and we become better humans. S P E A K is a love letter to my story and everyone in it, as well as an invitation to speak your own story. I believe in letting our love speak by loving our story like it's our job and sharing our story with others. When we love our story we remove fear from speaking in public, we engage our audience more easily, we speak from our heart, we are a little unexpected, and we help others heal. Let's speak, speak up, speak our story, speak our truth and live a life where love always speaks.

The Seven Pearls of Financial Wisdom

of athletes don't want to know all the nitty-gritty, but I think I'm my own best salesperson. ... She is also pursuing a career as an author—her book, My Mom, Style Icon, has been featured in media all over the world.

The Seven Pearls of Financial Wisdom

By two leading financial experts: an essential guide for every woman who wants to build, preserve, and enjoy her wealth. Women control more than half of all wealth in the U .S., and in 2011 held the majority of jobs in the workforce. As women's earnings, freedom and influence increase, the old sequential patterns of education, marriage, motherhood, and retirement no longer apply. A woman may set up a foundation in her twenties—when she sells her first company, support her family as the primary breadwinner in her thirties, start a new career in her sixties and remarry in her seventies. Today women cycle repeatedly but not in any traditional order through these stages: wealth building, romance and marriage, motherhood, power, crisis and loss, retirement, legacy building. In The Seven Pearls of Financial Wisdom, experts Carol Pepper and Camilla Webster offer women one invaluable pearl of wisdom for each of these key areas, helping them move beyond outdated financial-planning ideas to enjoy their power, transforming both their money and their lives.

Things I Wish I Knew Before My Mom Died

watching my mom's body deteriorate into eighty pounds of nothingness, I had to figure out how to have gratitude in my ... And here I've been blessed with this super-fulfilling relationship with my mom. ... She was my fashion icon.

Things I Wish I Knew Before My Mom Died

This #1 Amazon Best Seller from one of today’s top bloggers is a compassionate guide through the process of grieving for a lost loved one. Ty Alexander has touched many lives with her popular lifestyle blog, Gorgeous in Gray. But in her early 20s, her own life was upended when her mother was diagnosed with cancer. Ty was suddenly forced to become not just a loving daughter, but a caregiver, patient advocate, and researcher. And when her mom passed the pain was overwhelming. Though she still grieves every day, her experience has taught her how to move on while still honoring the love that endures. In this beautiful, honest, and intensely personal guidebook, Ty provides the insight and inspiration that every mourner needs to make it through this time of unrelenting emotional pain and sadness. Her deep compassion, understanding, and enlightening true stories will help readers along every step of their grieving journey, from the shock of discovery through anger, disbelief, and despair, and ultimately to acceptance and healing. We all grieve differently, but the pain of loss is universal. Things I Wish I Knew before My Mom Died can provide a reassuring voice, a helping hand, and a shining beacon of hope for anyone who is heartsick and suffering.

Not Without My Pink Lip Gloss

My dad finished typing and hit send. ... “Your mother is coming home.” That was the last thing I expected to hear. “What? ... “And her designs? I thought the famous Jessica Belle was the biggest fashion icon in New York.” “Your mother ...

Not Without My Pink Lip Gloss

Not Without My Pink Lip-Gloss: A Jenna Belle Story By: Mara Witsken Not Without My Pink Lip-Gloss: A Jenna Belle Story by Mara Witsken is a realistic and relatable young adult novel about Jenna Belle, a girl who never goes anywhere without her pink lip-gloss. She doesn’t feel complete without it. She is a freshman at Sunset High School, loves Spanish class, and dreams of one day attending Harvard University. In middle school, she was one of the popular girls with her best friend, Katie, by her side. When Jenna starts high school, however, everything is different. Katie is now a cheerleader and acts like Jenna doesn’t exist. Jenna is completely cut off from all of her social connections. When she meets Annie, a nerdy but kind soul, Jenna is grateful to have found a friend. Soon, they are best friends. However, Jenna still misses Katie and feels as though a part of her is missing. Halfway through the school year, Annie is still her only friend. Jenna is lonely and has a hopeless crush on Jason Hall, the star basketball player in the school. But is he really the Prince Charming Jenna thinks he is?

Fashion Academy

My mom designed all of her wedding gowns!” “All of her wedding gowns?” Charlie asked. “How many times has she been married?” “A couple,” Jade replied. “I lost count. But she's a fashion icon—and even more important, she loves my mom!

Fashion Academy

Project Runway meets Fame in a trendy new series from the authors of The Cupcake Club At the Fashion Academy of Brooklyn, FAB is a way of life. Fashion-forward MacKenzie "Mickey" Williams is thrilled to be accepted to FAB Middle School (Fashion Academy of Brooklyn), a school that serves as a training ground for the fashion designers of tomorrow. (Their motto, "We are SEW FAB"). But when her daring fashion and stellar grades turn the Fab A-listers green with envy, Mickey discovers that standing out doesn't always make it easy to fit in. So when friendly classmate JC comes up with a plan to help Mickey fit in, she decides to take the ultimate fashion risk-ditch her personal style for good. One mega makeover later, pink-haired Mickey Williams mysteriously disappears, and the trendy, blonde "Kenzie Wills" shows up on the FAB scene, blending with the other students in a way Mickey never could. But when Mickey starts to lose herself to "Kenzie," she's not sure that fitting in is worth cutting herself down to size...

The Handbook of Style

JW : My mom taught me to buy beautiful wardrobe pieces instead of going for abundance . FM : Who is film's most fashionable leading man ? JW : Will Smith , because he can wear any style . FM : Who is your favorite style icon ?

The Handbook of Style

Provides advice and step-by-step instructions on fashion and beauty; addressing such topics as haircuts, pedicures, accessories, hats, choosing an overcoat, luggage, closet organization, and more.

Pinky

Mom took her left hand, with her left hand, and then she placed her rosary in my sister's hand. I took Peachy's left hand with both my hands. ... Yes, black is chic and simple, and I often say that Audrey Hepburn is my style icon.

Pinky

The product of an affair, Maria Balais’s entrance into the world was kept a secret from her birth family. After she was adopted by a Filipino couple, Maria acquired the nickname, Pinky, and eventually immigrated to the United States with her new family. In a colorful memoir, Maria chronicles her life from her adoption to the present day through stories that describe her upbringing in two worlds—the South Pacific and the Southeastern United States—as well as the people who impacted her life along the way. Her anecdotes not only reveal moments filled with deep sadness, but also the amusing, celebratory, and joyous moments as she learned to embrace her bi-cultural existence, accept her uniqueness and identity, and ultimately carve a path to attain professional and personal success through perseverance, grit, and a dogged determination to always be the best version of herself. Pinky is the unforgettable true story of a Filipino immigrant as she journeyed from the Philippines to the United States and created a life for herself.

Style A to Zoe

Even casual, my mom's outfit always had an element of drama. That was a valuable lesson I enlist with my clients now. ... When you're styling a look, you no more want to impersonate your fashion icon than perfectly copy a trend.

Style A to Zoe

Have you ever dreamed of having your own red carpet moment? Or wondered how to emulate the effortlessly chic style of the most photographed trendsetters? Or wished you could master the art of all things glamorous? In Style A to Zoe, Hollywood's hottest celebrity stylist, Rachel Zoe, shares her insider tips in this essential guide to the art of a fashionable, behind-the velvet-rope lifestyle. With an eye toward living the luxe life, even if it's on a dime, Zoe zeroes in on the must-have accessories and wardrobe staples for all occasions, when to splurge and save on handbags and heels, how to decorate, entertain, and travel in style. From award shows to advertising campaigns, Zoe is the go-to force among A-list actresses, fashion houses, beauty firms, and magazine editors. Now she offers full access to the style secrets that skyrocketed her famous clients to the top of best-dressed lists worldwide. With the help of some of fashion's biggest names-including Michael Kors, Donatella Versace, and Diane von Furstenberg-Zoe shares her invaluable insights on: Mastering red carpet moments in your own life Developing a style for work or play that's unstudied and glamorous Personalizing your own modern look by referencing your favorite style icons and vintage clothes The importance of the "wow" piece-and how to choose one right for you Throwing a chic dinner party and creating a luxuriously cozy living space Packing and traveling like a jet-setter Enjoying every day, living it up in style.

Wish Upon a Wedding

People think of my mother as being this glamorous fashion icon but she grew up in workingclass London. She's actually very downtoearth.” “Your mother sounds like a really cool lady. I'd like to spend some time with her, Sophia.

Wish Upon a Wedding

A little lie leads to delicious complications in the latest Cricket Creek romance from the USA Today bestselling author of Written in the Stars. Heartbroken handyman Avery Dean can’t get away from his ex—who just happens to be the maid of honor in his sister’s upcoming wedding. As the best man, Avery has to grin and bear his sister’s misguided attempts to get them back together, until the perfect excuse presents itself in a pretty out-of-towner. With her time in Cricket Creek, Kentucky, coming to an end, hair stylist Sophia Gordon can’t deny the town’s charms, or her attraction to Avery Dean. That’s why she finds herself saying yes to dinner, and then, a wedding date. Sophia agrees to be Avery’s pretend girlfriend until the big day is over, but when their make-believe fling shows signs of real passion, Sophia starts to wonder if staying in Cricket Creek could make all her wishes come true.

No One Lives Twice A Grave Calling

My mom named him after fashion icon Beau Brummel. That's Mom for you. I'm lucky I didn't get named something worse. She named my oldest brother Rock in honor of her favorite actor Rock Hudson. But the deed had been done and the name ...

No One Lives Twice   A Grave Calling

Meet Lexi Carmichael, geek girl extraordinaire I spend my days stopping computer hackers at the National Security Agency. My nights? Those I spend avoiding my mother and eating cereal for dinner. Even though I work for a top-secret agency, I’ve never been in an exciting car chase, sipped a stirred (not shaken) martini, or shot a poison dart from an umbrella. Until today, that is, when two gun-toting thugs popped up in my life and my best friend disappeared. So, I’ve enlisted the help of the Zimmerman twins—the reclusive architects of America’s most sensitive electronic networks—to help me navigate a bewildering maze of leads to find her. Along the way, my path collides with a sexy government agent and a rich, handsome lawyer, both of whom seem to have the hots for me. Hacking, espionage, sexy spy-men—it’s a geek girl’s dream come true. If it weren’t for those gun-toting thugs... This book is approximately 112,000 words Carina Press acknowledges the editorial services of Alissa Davis Other Books in the Lexi Carmichael Mystery Series: No One Lives Twice (Book 1) No One To Trust (Book 2) No Money Down (Book 2.5) — Novella No Place Like Rome (Book 3) No Biz Like Showbiz (Book 4) No Test for the Wicked (Book 5) No Woman Left Behind (Book 6) No Room for Error (Book 7) No Strings Attached (Book 8) No Living Soul (Book 9) No Regrets (Book 10) And Coming Soon: No Stone Unturned (Book 11) No Title Yet (Book 12 — LOL!)

No One Lives Twice A Lexi Carmichael Mystery

My mom named him after fashion icon Beau Brummel. That's Mom for you. I'm lucky I didn't get named something worse. She named my oldest brother Rock in honor of her favorite actor Rock Hudson, a move that she later regretted after ...

No One Lives Twice  A Lexi Carmichael Mystery

SOMEONE WANTS HER OFFLINE—PERMANENTLY Lexi Carmichael spends her days stopping computer hackers at the National Security Agency. Even though she works for a top secret agency, she's never been in an exciting car chase, sipped a stirred (not shaken) martini or shot a poison dart from an umbrella. That is until two gun-toting thugs pop into her life and her best friend disappears! Determined to find Basia, she enlists the help of the Zimmerman twins—reclusive architects of the world's most sensitive electronic networks—to help her navigate a bewildering maze of leads. Along the way, Lexi's path collides with a sexy government agent and a rich, handsome lawyer. Hacking, espionage, gorgeous spy-men—it's a geek girl's dream come true. One that could become her worst nightmare…

Eating by Faith a Walk with God My Eating Disorder from the Inside Out

To my sister, from another mother, Faith, I am so blessed to have you as a sister and a friend. I can't imagine my life without your hugs ... To my dearest friend, mentor and style icon: Nancy. How do I thank you enough for dragging my ...

Eating by Faith  a Walk with God  My Eating Disorder from the Inside Out

In Eating by Faith, Lisabeth invites you into the secret world of her eating disorder, and recovery. And while the illness looks different for every patient, all share a commonality of symptoms physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Eating by Faith will bring you into the mind and heart of someone suffering from the illness in such a brutally honest way, that you will have a greater understanding of the mind and heart of anyone suffering from this illness. Her eating disorder, like most, takes root inside a secret place. This root is often anchored in the lies Satan would have us believe about ourselves. Once established, he will use the eating disorder to separate us from God, robbing us from our joy and our identity in Christ's unconditional love. Lisabeth's story is one of wrestling with the eating disorder, herself, and God. It is about finding her identity in the love of Christ instead of her illness. Taste and See...

No One Lives Twice No One to Trust

My mom named him after fashion icon Beau Brummel. That's Mom for you. I'm lucky I didn't get named something worse. She named my oldest brother Rock in honor of her favorite actor Rock Hudson. But the deed had been done and the name ...

No One Lives Twice   No One to Trust

Get your geek on! Prepare for adventure with reformed hacker and trouble magnet Lexi Carmichael as she does whatever it takes to help the good guys win. Two full-length Lexi Carmichael novels included! No One Lives Twice I’m Lexi Carmichael, geek extraordinaire. I spend my days stopping computer hackers at the National Security Agency. My nights? Those I spend avoiding my mother and eating cereal for dinner. Even though I work for a top-secret agency, I’ve never been in an exciting car chase, sipped a stirred (not shaken) martini, or shot a poison dart from an umbrella. Until today, that is, when two gun-toting thugs popped up in my life and my best friend disappeared. So, I’ve enlisted the help of the Zimmerman twins—the reclusive architects of America’s most sensitive electronic networks—to help me navigate a bewildering maze of leads to find her. Along the way, my path collides with a sexy government agent and a rich, handsome lawyer, both of whom seem to have the hots for me. Hacking, espionage, sexy spy-men—it’s a geek girl’s dream come true… No One To Trust SWFG: Single, White, Female, Geek. That’s me, Lexi Carmichael, a reformed hacker who was gainfully employed by the National Security Agency. But a series of extraordinary events led me to leave government life behind for a fresh start with a brand-new company and an incredibly sexy boss, Finn Shaughnessy. It may not be kosher to have the hots for your boss, but he seems to have the hots for me, too. If only things didn’t get so complicated... Darren Greening, a genius researcher from Flow Technologies (our first client!) is missing, and his bosses think I’m involved. And they aren’t the only ones—the man who nearly snapped my neck in the parking garage thinks so, too. Now I’m caught in the middle of a complex and dangerous case. I’ll have to use all my geek skills and a little help from my friends to solve the mystery of Darren’s disappearance before Neck-Snapping-Man makes a return visit... Originally published in 2010, 2011

Glitz Glamour Style

I became an avid reader from the time I was introduced to Dick and Jane in my first grade reader. Jane was not exactly a fashion icon. In fact I never recall her wearing anything but a plain dress, white anklets and Mary Janes.

Glitz Glamour Style

Glitz Glamour Style is the story of a “wannabe” fashionista and her observations of how fashion has touched her life over the span of 60 plus years. She traces her fashion roots from the early 1950s to her experiences since turning 60, providing the reader insight into fashion over the last six decades. Through her journey, Jacquie shares many of her personal observations and experiences, often humorous, and relatable to all of us. The author offers a nostalgic recollection of events that is bound to stir up the reader’s own memories of fashion, past and present, and paves the way for the next generation of fashionistas, including her granddaughter, Simone.

You Can Get a Job in Fashion

Even though I didn't go to school for fashion and even though I am far from a style icon, I think I was destined to work in fashion. I was raised by the original super-shopper, my mom. I spent more time in Saks Fifth Avenue than on a ...

You Can Get a Job in Fashion

A five step formula for identifying and landing your dream job in fashion.