Supermodel and super CEO of our time Tyra Banks and her mother Carolyn show readers why when you kick perfection to the curb and showcase your unique beauty ain't nobody gonna stop you! In Perfect Is Boring, Tyra Banks and her mother, Carolyn, get raw, real and cray-in-a-good-way as they share what they’ve learned on Tyra’s journey from insecure preteen to supermodel and entrepreneurial powerhouse. Though she’ll be the first to tell you she is not her daughter’s best friend—‘cause she ain’t that kinda mama!—there’s no doubt that Carolyn’s signature mix of pep talks and tough love got Tyra to where she is today, and here they pay it forward to empower readers with a reminder that perfect really isn’t all that. Whether they’re writing about watching Tyra’s most imperfect moment go viral (Does “Be Quiet Tiffany!” ring any bells?), no-holds-barred sex talks or how they’ve overcome everything from fashion industry discrimination to media fat-shaming and a misguided attempt at a music career, they never lose their sense of humor or we-got-your-back-spirit. Full of smart, wise, and often hilarious lessons for mothers, daughters, fathers and sons everywhere—including “Take Responsibility for Yourself,” “Lip Gloss + Pizza Sauce = Boss,” and “Fix It or Flaunt It”—Perfect Is Boring is a must-read for anyone who needs a kick in the booty, a pat on the back, or a good reason to laugh-out-loud.
Are you sick and tired of studly male models showing off their perfectly sculpted muscles? Have you had enough of cuddly baby animals flaunting their perfect newborn fuzzy cuteness? We didn't think so. Shirtless guys and puppy dog eyes take over with this collection of Hot Guys and Baby Animals by Audrey Khuner and Carolyn Newman. Hot Guys and Baby Animals features photos of gorgeous guys and their fuzzy friends, along with tongue-in-cheek captions detailing the likes and dislikes of each guy and baby animal. Let the "ohs" and "ahs" begin as male models play with puppies, snuggle kittens, nuzzle lambs, and even coo at a few chicks (baby chickens, that is). Perhaps the Sundance Channel says it best in its review of the California calendar that started it all: "Hot guys + baby animals = genius."
Author: Kelly Killoren Bensimon
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 2012-04-24
Genre: Health & Fitness
Kelly Killoren Bensimon has done it all when it comes to nutrition and her body: eaten too little as a model, gobbled too much of the wrong things in her twenties, and fed her body just right but not-quite-satisfyingly when she was pregnant. On the eve of turning 40, Kelly knew she had to figure it out fast: how and what to eat to keep her body beautiful. An enthusiastic outdoorswoman and involved mom, Kelly discovered that eating—really eating—is the key. I Can Make You Hot! collects the diet and nutrition secrets she researched and tested and still uses herself, including: --how to train yourself to never (never!) skip a meal --load up on food, real food (not bars, powders, or fake stuff) --Kelly's 7 Day Diet for maximum power at your peak energy-draining times --don't be afraid of a giant carb-y lunch --how to lose 3 to 5 pounds fast but smart --how to satisfy your cravings without sabotaging a strong, healthy body --why you should learn to love foods you've been brainwashed into fearing (such as dairy and eggs) I Can Make You Hot! takes you all the way to a lean, strong, realistic body with 60 recipes for Kelly's favorite dishes, from Thai Chicken Noodle Salad to Mom's Irish Soda Bread to Kelly Green Salad and Pineapple Fried Rice (and don't forget the Tipsy Gummi Martini!). And the book is loaded with bonus "hot tips", from why jeans in a smaller size make you look thinner (really!) to the spicy foods that are instant metabolism boosters. I Can Make You Hot! is like rooming with a supermodel and going on a diet together: Kelly wants you to be.....HOT!
Author: Carly Hobbs
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2016-08-04
'Twist up your hair after you've washed it and let it dry like that. When you let it down, it will have a gorgeous natural wave' Naomi Campbell ‘After applying your lipstick, blot your lips with your fingers and then pat the remaining colour on your cheeks for an instant glow’ Kate Moss 'Use intensive masks on your tresses and have it trimmed regularly, I also take vitamin supplements to keep my hair healthy from the inside out' Eva Herzigova From Kate Moss to Gisele Bundchen, Cara Delevigne to Suki Waterhouse, this beautifully illustrated book is crammed with insider tips and ingenious tricks on all aspects of looking great, from the world’s legendary supermodels. Find out how these runway stars achieve perfect make-up precision, keep fit and prepare for those all-important events in this essential guide for all fashionistas.
Male models--and male vanity--are truly the next fashion craze. Featuring contributions from the hottest models, plus photos by such top fashion photographers as Richard Avedon, Karl Lagerfeld, and Francesco Scavullo, this book draws on Schenkenberg's personal diaries and exclusive interviews with industry professionals to define and celebrate today's new male ideal. 160 color illustrations.
Author: Amy Newmark
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2016-12-27
Barbie comes in a curvy model now, Sports Illustrated features full-size swimsuit models, and fashion designers are focusing more on curvy women. There’s a healthy conversation going on now about body image and self-esteem, and Chicken Soup for the Soul is part of it, with this collection of 101 stories celebrating all the different body types that women have and how we can all be curvy and confident—fit and fabulous within the body types we were issued at birth! Supermodel EMME, the world’s first curvy supermodel, an advocate for women and a spokesperson for all the curvy and confident women out there, shares her own story and introduces us to women who have learned to be fit, happy, and confident about their bodies. These personal stories from 100 different women will leave you feeling empowered, beautiful, and loving your look. You’ll read stories about how women developed their confidence and dealt with societal and media pressures, about attitude adjustments and acceptance, and about being healthy and loving yourself just the way you are!
The world’s bestselling travel book is back in a more informative, more experiential, more budget-friendly full-color edition. A #1 New York Times bestseller, 1,000 Places reinvented the idea of travel book as both wish list and practical guide. As Newsweek wrote, it “tells you what’s beautiful, what’s fun, and what’s just unforgettable— everywhere on earth.” And now the best is better. There are 600 full-color photographs. Over 200 entirely new entries, including visits to 28 countries like Lebanon, Croatia, Estonia, and Nicaragua, that were not in the original edition. There is an emphasis on experiences: an entry covers not just Positano or Ravello, but the full 30-mile stretch along the Amalfi Coast. Every entry from the original edition has been readdressed, rewritten, and made fuller, with more suggestions for places to stay, restaurants to visit, festivals to check out. And throughout, the book is more budget-conscious, starred restaurants and historic hotels such as the Ritz,but also moderately priced gems that don’t compromise on atmosphere or charm. The world is calling. Time to answer.
Author: Thomas Kinkade
Release Date: 1995
Celebrating the charming and radiant works of Thomas Kinkade, a foremost contemporary painter of light, this delightful volume recounts the uplifting story of the artist's life and adventures, recalls the inspiration behind his work, and describes the fascinating personal references--to loved ones and to his faith--found in his paintings. Over 75 color illustrations. 3 gatefolds.
Since the day she was scouted by a modeling agent while shopping at a London street fair when she was just nineteen, Alek Wek's life has been nothing short of a fantasy. When she's not the featured model in print campaigns for hip companies, or gracing the cover of Elle, she is working the runways of Paris, New York, and Milan to model for the world's leading designers, including Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel. But nothing in her early years prepared her for the life of a model. Born in Wau, in the southern Sudan, Alek knew only a few years of peace with her family before they were caught up in a ruthless civil war that pitted outlaw militias, the Muslim-dominated government, and southern rebels against each other in a brutal conflict that killed nearly two million people. Here is her daring story of fleeing the war on foot and her escape to London, where her rise from young model to supermodel was all the more notable because of Alek's non-European looks. A probe into the Sudanese conflict and an inside look into the life of a most unique supermodel, Alek is a book that will inspire as well as inform.
Author: Astrid Franse
Release Date: 2015-11-10
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Before Marilyn tells the story of Marilyn Monroe's modelling career, during which time she was signed to the famous Blue Book Agency in Hollywood. The head of the agency, Miss Emmeline Snively, saw potential in the young woman and kept detailed records and correspondence throughout their professional relationship and beyond. On the day of Monroe's funeral, Snively gave an interview from her office, talking about the girl she had discovered, before announcing, rather dramatically, that she was closing the lid on her Marilyn Monroe archive that day - to 'lock it away forever'. This archive was purchased by Astrid Franse, and together with bestselling Marilyn Monroe biographer Michelle Morgan they draw on this collection of never-before-seen documents, letters and much, much more. Before Marilyn explores an aspect of Monroe's life that has never been fully revealed - by charting every modelling job she did, and illustrating the text with rare and unpublished photographs of the young model and her mentor.
New York Times Bestseller Nigel Barker—fashion authority, photographer, and host of Oxygen's The Face—presents 50 of the most influential models from the 1940s to today through a wealth of full-color photographs from the world's most renowned fashion photographers and an anecdotal text that reveals each woman's indelible place in the pantheons of fashion and popular culture. Interweaving 200 gorgeous photographs and informative and entertaining anecdotes, Models of Influence profiles 50 women who have made an unforgettable impression on fashion, the modeling industry, and our notions of beauty. Eight chronological chapters, each of which spotlight an era, feature the stories and images of women who made their mark. These include Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn, Dovima, and Dorian Leigh, who reigned during modeling's golden age in the 1950s; Twiggy, Veruschka, and Jean Shrimpton, who embodied the free spirit of the 1960s; and Lauren Hutton, Iman, and Janice Dickinson, models who revolutionized the notion of beauty in the 1970s. Barker profiles those who've become the million-dollar faces of their time, such as Christie Brinkley and Elle Macpherson; revisits the age of the supermodel, when Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista, and Naomi Campbell rose to global stardom; and spotlights eternal chameleons Kate Moss, Stella Tennant, and Amber Valletta, among others. Also included are models who brought us into the twenty-first century, and those who are leading the way into the future, from Gisele Bündchen, Daria Werbowy, Liya Kebede, and Coco Rocha to Cara Delevingne, Karlie Kloss, Lara Stone, Joan Smalls, and Kate Upton. Nigel Barker showcases each model's incandescent style—that special something that sets her apart, whether it's her unique physicality, a daring approach to image-making, or a particular energy that reflects the zeitgeist. Here, too, are models who broke the mold in their respective eras and turned the standard notion of beauty on its head. Stunning in its breadth and beauty, comprising some of the finest fashion images over the last 70 years, Models of Influence is a celebration of fashion and a group of unforgettable women who have helped shape and change modern culture.
Author: Christian Saint
Publisher: Goliath Books
Release Date: 2015-04-01
Christian Saint is a professional advertising, celebrity & fine art photographer. With over 20 years' experience in the commercial world, and tired of the industry's narrow view of beauty, Christian set his sites on the tattoo community, using his knowledge from commercial fashion and beauty to help bring 'alternative' to the mainstream. This high quality compendium documents all of his work from 2007 - 2015, his seminal years as a tattoo photographer.
A collection of professional tips and advice on style, fashion, and beauty draws on the experiences of such industry stars as Victoria Nixon, Helena Christensen, Christy Turlington, and Jerry Hall. Original.
Patti Hansen: A Portraitgives supermodel Patti Hansen's short but incredibly influential career serious critical attention for the first time, following her transformation from a teenage model on the cover of Glamourto her reign as a dominating force in the pages of Vogueand on 12 covers. This luxe book catalogs the changing era of 1970s fashion and culture, documenting how Hansen served as muse to a crop of new, up-and-coming photographers including Arthur Elgort and Patrick Demarchelier while making influential editorial images with already well-established photographers such as Helmut Newton. A foreword by Karlie Kloss and contributor essays discuss Hansen's cultural impact and assess her influence, analyzing the new cultural norms and ideologies that allowed models to be seen as strong, independent, and sexually empowered. With new insight into Hansen's private life and gorgeous, exclusive images, Patti Hansen: A Portraitis a comprehensive tribute to a model and decade beloved by fashion fans and industry professionals alike.