Susan Moses, the go-to celebrity stylist for curvy women both on and off the red carpet presents the first inspirational, confidence-building, prescriptive style guide for plus-size women who want to dress fashionably and look their beautiful best. Nearly two-thirds of American women are plus-size—and they care just as much about fashion and beauty as their thinner counterparts. They’re tired of being ignored by the industry and shopping for styles wedged into the far reaches of department stores. Now, Susan Moses, a plus-size woman with a dynamic personality and an in-demand stylist whose clientele includes Hollywood and music industry celebrities, addresses this audience’s needs with this essential handbook to help them look fabulous. The Art of Dressing Curves gives plus-size women the confidence and know-how to dress beautifully for their particular body shape. Gorgeously designed, filled with high-fashion photography, and written in Susan’s down-to earth, accessible, and enthusiastic voice, The Art of Dressing Curves tells the story of her journey to self-acceptance and outlines her formula for seamless dressing that has helped some of the most iconic curvy women in music, film, and fashion look dazzling in the spotlight. From foundation garments to wardrobe essentials to hair and makeup, Susan dispenses advice on every aspect of dressing well for one’s shape, size, and personality, insight supplemented by a wealth of elegant editorial photographs, anecdotes, tips, and sidebars, as well as lists of specialty retailers, designers, and websites that cater to plus-size.
*SHORT-LISTED FOR THE BUSINESS BOOK AWARDS 2019!* This book equips executives to give compelling and clear presentations: the kind of presentations that drive corporate change and innovation AND make reputations. And it’s all down to presence. Presence works at three levels - what you say, how you use your body, and your mindset. Level 1: Discover how to transform ideas and business messages with a simple 5-step tool. Level 2: Learn how to leverage your physical presence when speaking, including your style, body language and vocal presence. Level 3: Speak with confidence and resilience by developing your mindset, with four powerful tools to transform the way you think as you prepare to present. Jacqui Harper writes in a warm, authoritative style. Her rich blend of tools, tips and expert advice will help you become a consistently outstanding communicator.
Author: Mimi Spencer
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2011-02-08
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
From the co-author (with Michael Mosley) of the bestselling The Fast Diet, a feel-good, fun book that reveals the secrets that will make a difference to how you look and feel about yourself. Because looking great isn't just about losing weight! Ways to eat, ways to cheat. What to wear, what to ditch. This sassy, funny and practical book by style guru Mimi Spencer includes how to find the perfect jeans; fix your fattening habits; avoid calorie ambush; and learn to give good photo. It also reveals the secrets of solution lingerie; and why you need one diet dress. Mimi will help you make the most of what you've got, and see that the woman you are now is just as fabulous as the woman you want to be.Like your ideal best friend, she'll help you release your thinner self without all the depressing self-denial, guilty weigh-ins and tyranny of faddy food plans.
With images of Jennifer Lopez’s butt and America Ferrera’s smile saturating national and global culture, Latina bodies have become an ubiquitous presence. Dangerous Curves traces the visibility of the Latina body in the media and popular culture by analyzing a broad range of popular media including news, media gossip, movies, television news, and online audience discussions. Isabel Molina-Guzmán maps the ways in which the Latina body is gendered, sexualized, and racialized within the United States media using a series of fascinating case studies. The book examines tabloid headlines about Jennifer Lopez’s indomitable sexuality, the contested authenticity of Salma Hayek’s portrayal of Frida Kahlo in the movie Frida, and America Ferrera’s universally appealing yet racially sublimated Ugly Betty character. Dangerous Curves carves out a mediated terrain where these racially ambiguous but ethnically marked feminine bodies sell everything from haute couture to tabloids. Through a careful examination of the cultural tensions embedded in the visibility of Latina bodies in United States media culture, Molina-Guzmán paints a nuanced portrait of the media’s role in shaping public knowledge about Latina identity and Latinidad, and the ways political and social forces shape media representations.
Author Sparkles offers up an array of project ideas that are both earth- and user-friendly. She includes 50 original patterns for repurposed dresses, tops, skirts, and more. Included are sewing and shopping resources and a fitting guide.