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  • How Not to Wear Blackby Jules Standish

    John Hunt Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99

    This is the first self help book that looks seriously into the psychology behind why women wear black. In certain cultures it is expected that women hide themselves behind black, however women worldwide choose to wear it for their own reasons. They believe it to be slimming, smart, chic and easy to co-ordinate. more...

  • Riding costume in Egyptby C. Fluck; G. Vogelsang-Eastwood

    BRILL 2004; US$ 144.00

    This work deals with the evolution and distribution of the oriental riding costume in the Middle and Near East through the ages and the historical background on the find spot. It also focuses on the original costumes in various museum collections including technical researches and reconstructions. more...

  • Knickersby Rosemary Hawthorne

    Souvenir Press 2011; US$ 14.58

    Did you know--that before the 1800s no nice women wore knickers at all? That underneath their crinolines Victorian women wore knickers with separate legs? That before the advent of elastic, knickers were held up with buttons, tapes and even soldier straps? That until World War II many poorer people made their knickers our of flour bags? That during... more...

  • Me and My Hairby Patricia Malcolmson

    Andrews UK 2013; US$ 11.99

    Good hair day? Bad hair day? Hair has always evoked strong emotions.In this fascinating book, Patricia Malcolmson examines how British women over the past 150 years have managed their hair, from the extravagant styles of the late nineteenth century to the ‘anything goes’ attitude of today, taking in along the way the daring bobs of the 1920s,... more...

  • Medieval Garments Reconstructedby Lilli Fransen; Anna Nørgård; Else Østergård

    Aarhus University Press 2011; US$ 22.00

    Short introduction to the amazing finds of garments from the Norse settlement of Herjolfnes in Greenland by Else Østergård. Chapters on technique: production of the tread, dyeing, weaving techniques, cutting and sewing by Anna Nørgaard. Measurements and drawing of garments, hoods, and stockings with sewing instructions by Lilli Frandsen. A practical... more...

  • Blue Jeansby Daniel Miller; Sophie Woodward

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 27.95

    This fresh and accessible ethnography offers a new vision of how society might cohere, in the face of on-going global displacement, dislocation, and migration. Drawing from intensive fieldwork in a highly diverse North London neighborhood, Daniel Miller and Sophie Woodward focus on an everyday item?blue jeans?to learn what one simple article of clothing... more...

  • Fashion - Philosophy for Everyoneby Fritz Allhoff; Jessica Wolfendale; Jeanette Kennett; Jennifer Baumgardner

    Wiley 2011; US$ 20.95

    If you just can't decide what to wear, this enlightening guide will lead you through the diverse and sometimes contradictory aspects of fashion in a series of lively, entertaining and thoughtful essays from prominent philosophers and writers. A unique and enlightening insight into the underlying philosophy behind the power of fashion Contributions... more...

  • A Practical Guide to Costume Mountingby Lara Flecker

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 90.00

    The effective preparation of garments for display is essential for exhibitions of contemporary and historical dress. Costumes not only need to be visually appealing but also fully supported and historically accurate. This book provides a comprehensive guide to mounting costumes from the eighteenth century to the present day. It includes methods for... more...

  • Bad Boys and Tough Tattoosby John Phd Dececco; Michael Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 57.95

    Explore the dark subculture of 1950s tattoos! In the early 1950s, when tattoos were the indelible mark of a lowlife, an erudite professor of English--a friend of Gertrude Stein, Thomas Mann, Andre Gide, and Thornton Wilder--abandoned his job to become a tattoo artist (and incidentally a researcher for Alfred Kinsey). Bad Boys and Tough Tattoos tells... more...

  • The Lure of Perfectionby Judith Bennahum

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 42.95

    THE LURE OF PERFECTION: FASHION AND BALLET, 1780-1830 offers a unique look at how ballet influenced contemporary fashion and women's body image, and how street fashions in turn were reflected by the costumes worn by ballet dancers. Through years of research, the author has traced the interplay between fashion, social trends, and the development of... more...