The Glitter Plan

Author: Pamela Skaist-Levy
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698156975
Release Date: 2014-05-29
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Part memoir, part business manual, and 100% juicy—the inside story of Juicy Couture, one of the most iconic brands of our times While working together at a Los Angeles boutique, Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor became fast and furious friends over the impossibility of finding the perfect T-shirt. Following their vision of comfortable, fitted T-shirts, they set up shop in Gela’s one-bedroom Hollywood apartment with $200 and one rule: Whatever they did, they both had to be obsessed by it. The best friends’ project became Juicy Couture. Pam and Gela eventually sold their company to Liz Claiborne for $50 million, but not before they created a whole new genre of casual clothing that came to define California cool. Pamela and Gela built an empire from the ground up, using themselves as models to build their patterns and placing their merchandise by storming into stores and handing out samples. They balanced careful growth with innovative tactics—sending Madonna a tracksuit with her nickname, Madge, embroidered on it—and created a unique, bold, and unconventional business plan that was all their own: the Glitter Plan. Now, Pam and Gela reveal the secrets of Juicy’s success: how they learned to find and stick with the right colleagues and trust their instincts when it became time to move on to their next project. They also share their missteps and hilarious lessons learned—like the time robbers stole one thousand pairs of maternity shortalls, which the partners took as the first sign to get out of the maternity clothing business. Told in the bright, cheery voice that defines Juicy style even today, The Glitter Plan shows readers how to transform passion and ideas into business success. Aspiring designers, Juicy fans, and business readers of all stripes will be enthralled by the story of spirit and savvy behind Pam and Gela’s multimillion-dollar fashion empire.

Sieben kurze Lektionen ber Physik

Author: Carlo Rovelli
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783644052215
Release Date: 2015-08-28
Genre: Science

Hundert schmale Seiten reichen, um die Physik der Moderne zu erklären Wo kommen wir her? Was können wir wissen? Seit ihren umwälzenden Entdeckungen im zwanzigsten Jahrhundert spüren Physiker den Kräften und Teilchen nach, die die Welt im Innersten und Äußersten zusammenhalten. Für jedermann verständlich, hat Carlo Rovelli dieses zauberhafte Buch darüber geschrieben. Es stürmte in wenigen Wochen an die Spitze der italienischen Bestsellerliste und wird derzeit in fast zwanzig Sprachen übersetzt. In eleganten, klaren Sätzen erklärt Rovelli die Physik der Moderne: Einstein und die Relativitätstheorie, Max Planck und die Quantenmechanik, die Entstehung des Universums, Schwarze Löcher, die Elementarteilchen, die Beschaffenheit von Raum und Zeit – und die Loop-Theorie, sein ureigenstes Arbeitsfeld. Ein Buch, das jeder verstehen kann – ein Lesevergnügen zum Staunen, Genießen und Mitreden können. «Von Natur aus wollen wir immer mehr wissen und immer weiter lernen. Unser Wissen über die Welt wächst. Uns treibt der Drang nach Erkenntnis und lernend stoßen wir an Grenzen. In den tiefsten Tiefen des Raumgewebes, im Ursprung des Kosmos, im Wesen der Zeit, im Schicksal der Schwarzen Löcher und im Funktionieren unseres eigenen Denkens. Hier, an den Grenzen unseres Wissens, wo sich das Meer unseres Nichtwissens vor uns auftut, leuchten das Geheimnis der Welt, die Schönheit der Welt, und es verschlägt uns den Atem.», schreibt Carlo Rovelli.

Love x Style x Life

Author: Garance Doré
Publisher: Mosaik Verlag
ISBN: 9783641152864
Release Date: 2016-02-29
Genre: Self-Help

Das erste Buch der Fashion-Ikone Garance Doré! Garance Doré, die Stimme hinter dem gleichnamigen Erfolgsblog, begeistert Millionen von Lesern weltweit mit ihrem unverwechselbaren Stil. In ihrem Fashionguide gibt sie Tipps zu Mode und Beauty, verrät, wie man in allen Lebenslagen stilvoll und cool auftritt, und nimmt uns mit hinter die Kulissen der Modewelt. Hier ist alles vereint, was Modefans lieben: tolle Fashion-Fotos und Illustrationen, besonderes Layout und Dorés außergewöhnliches Erzähltalent. Die perfekte Verbindung von französischer Nonchalance und New Yorker Coolness!

Zeige deinen Style

Author: Aimee Song
Publisher: MVG Verlag
ISBN: 9783961210534
Release Date: 2017-04-10
Genre: Health & Fitness

Bei mehr als 3 Millionen Instagram-Fans weiß Aimee Song offensichtlich ziemlich gut Bescheid, wie man das perfekt Foto bekommt. In ihrem Buch verrät sie nun zum ersten Mal ihre Geheimnisse, wie man einen überwältigenden Feed erschafft und seine Follower-Zahlen nach oben zieht – natürlich immer mit perfektem Style. In diesem innovativen Instagram-Guide zeigt Aimee Song u.a.: ·wie man das perfekte Instagram-Foto macht, ·wie man die eigene Instagram-Story einzigartig macht, ·wie man Style- und Food-Fotos perfekt vorbereitet, ·wie man seine Follower-Zahlen vervielfacht. Setze deinen Stil in Szene zeigt, wie man aus seinen Smartphone-Fotos das Beste herausholt und seine eigene Online-Präsentation perfektioniert.

Party Fairies 3 Grace the Glitter Fairy

Author: Daisy Meadows
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780545356879
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

The Party Fairies' magic is missing --- and the Fairyland jubilee is going to be a flop! This is our tenth group of Rainbow Magic fairies; all seven books in the group will be released at once. It's party time! A big bash for King Oberon and Queen Titania is underway in Fairyland. The Party Fairies keep everything running smoothly, until Jack Frost's goblins steal their magic party bags. Now parties everywhere aren't festive --- they're a flop! Party decorations have lost their sparkle, all because of a grumbling goblin! Rachel and Kirsty are determined to help Grace the Glitter Fairy track him down . . . but how? Find the magic party bag in each book and save celebrations everywhere!

Beyond the Glitter

Author: Dr Patricia Beckstead
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781449095109
Release Date: 2010-03
Genre: Fiction

BEYOND THE GLITTER A Novel One Woman's Journey from Domestic Abuse to Spiritual Enlightenment and Love - in Sin City... Jennifer O'Shea-Robinson, a professional middle-aged woman, has experienced both ends of the spectrum - rich and poor. She has endured and survived the humiliation of domestic violence, but continues to struggle through life unaware of the moral principals and wealth of intuitive guidance within her grasp. After the murder of her wealthy and abusive husband, William Robinson III, she toils to sort out her past and to begin a new life in Las Vegas. As the primary suspect in her husband's homicide investigation, she avoids the affection of a handsome doctor, unable to accept happiness without guilt. It is a near fatal motorcycle accident which forces her to review her life and release the conditioning of her past. Her timeless journey through the heavenly white light is one of enlightenment, courage and true love.

The Glitter Box

Author: Pat Tito
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9780595138760
Release Date: 2000-09-01
Genre: Fiction

Her lifelong friend lying in a coffin, Annie O’Neil snatches Cissy Raven’s topaz brooch before the lid is shut. Julia Devlin, another friend, is shocked at Annie’s action. Later, Annie recalls the dream they had in their teens when they planned to become cat burglars. Hesitant at first, Julia finally joins forces in the planned ventures after a hellish ten days of babysitting.Velvel Chavivi is cursed by a personal devil. Disaster has followed him from his earliest years when he accidentally shattered a ten carat diamond he was about to cleave. He follows the women home after their first successful major theft and gains their sympathy after an accident. Both women are drawn to the pitiful man with no friends.The second heist involves Sukie Mae Fremont’s rubies in Dallas, then Claudia Fanchon’s sapphires in New Orleans. They insist on emeralds for their collection and snatch Sam Cunigdorio’s emeralds in New York but Sam is a high ranking Mafia figure. The women learn the hard way that their luck can only last so long.

The Glitter Dome

Author: Joseph Wambaugh
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 9783958590144
Release Date: 2014-12-10
Genre: Fiction

It's the wildest bar in Chinatown, run by a proprietor named Wing who will steal your bar change every chance he gets. On payday the groupies mingle there with off-duty LAPD cops, including homicide detectives Martin Welborn and Al Mackey, who get assigned the case of a murdered Hollywood studio boss who may have been involved in some very strange and dangerous filmmaking. Review Quote: "Let us dispel forever the notion that Mr. Wambaugh is only a former cop who happens to write books ... This would be tantamount to saying that Jack London was first and foremost a sailor. Mr. Wambaugh is, in fact, a writer of genuine power, style, wit and originality." - The New York Times Book Review - "Wambaugh's cops, like the soldiers in Catch-22, are men and women in a frenzy, zany grotesques made that way by the outrageous nature of the things they deal with." - Los Angeles Times Book Review - "[Wambaugh is] a good writer who becomes better with each successive book." - The Detroit News - "Wambaugh sidesteps all the clichés." - The Baltimore Sun - Biographical Note: The son of a policeman, Joseph Wambaugh (b. 1937) began his writing career while a member of the Los Angeles Police Department. He joined the LAPD in 1960 after three years in the Marine Corps, and rose to the rank of detective sergeant before retiring in 1974. His first novel, The New Centurions (1971), was a quick success, drawing praise for its realistic action and intelligent characterization, and was adapted into a feature film starring George C. Scott. He followed it up with The Blue Knight (1972), which was adapted into a mini-series starring William Holden and Lee Remick. Since then Wambaugh has continued writing about the LAPD. He has been credited with a realistic portrayal of police officers, showing them not as superheroes but as men struggling with a difficult job, a depiction taken mainstream by television's Police Story, which Wambaugh helped create in the mid-1970s. In addition to novels, Wambaugh has written nonfiction, winning a special Edgar Award for 1974's The Onion Field, an account of the longest criminal trial in California history. His most recent work is the novel Hollywood Moon (2010).

Beneath the Glitter

Author: Elle Fowler
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781250016331
Release Date: 2012-09-04
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

From internet stars Elle and Blair Fowler comes a scintillating new novel that takes readers Beneath the Glitter of the glitzy L.A. social scene. Welcome to a place where dreams are made. And where nothing—and no one—is ever what it seems. After their make-up and fashion videos went viral on YouTube, sisters Sophia and Ava London are thrust into the exclusive life of the Los Angeles elite. Here fabulous parties, air kisses, paparazzi and hot guys all come with the scene. Sophia finds herself torn between a gorgeous bartender and a millionaire playboy, and Ava starts dating an A-list actor. But as they're about to discover, the life they've always dreamed of comes with a cost. Beneath the glitter of the Hollywood social scene lies a world of ruthless ambition, vicious gossip...and betrayal. Someone close to them, someone they trust, is working in the shadows to bring the London sisters falling down. And once the betrayal is complete, Sophia and Ava find themselves knee-deep in a scandal that could take away everything they care about, including the one thing that matters most—each other.

The Glitter and the Gold

Author: Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781444731002
Release Date: 2011-10-13
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Consuelo Vanderbilt was young, beautiful and the heir to a vast family fortune. She was also deeply in love with an American suitor when her mother chose instead for her to fulfil her social ambitions and marry an English Duke. Leaving her life in America, she came to England as the Duchess of Marlborough in 1895 and took up residence in her new home - Blenheim Palace. The 9th Duchess gives unique first-hand insight into life at the very pinnacle of English society in the Edwardian era. An unsnobbish, but often amused observer of the intricate hierarchy both upstairs and downstairs at Blenheim Palace, she is also a revealing witness to the glittering balls, huge weekend parties and major state occasions she attended or hosted. Here are her encounters with every important figure of the day - from Queen Victoria, Edward V11 and Queen Alexandra to Tsar Nicholas, Prince Metternich and the young Winston Churchill. Causing a scandal by separating from the Duke after 11 years, Consuelo began her new life as philanthropist, public speaker and campaigner for women's suffrage. Her literary soirees would include H G Wells, JM Barrie and George Bernard Shaw. In 1921 she remarried aviator Jacques Balsan moving with him to a chateau in the South of France. This intimate, richly enjoyable memoir is a wonderfully revealing portrait of a golden age.

Elfenkuss

Author: Aprilynne Pike
Publisher: cbj Verlag
ISBN: 9783641038670
Release Date: 2010-04-19
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Das Romantik-Highlight des Frühjahrs: Aprilynne Pikes faszinierende Fantasy Durchscheinend blau und weiß sind sie und erschreckend schön, die flügelartigen Blütenblätter, die der 15-jährigen Laurel eines Morgens aus dem Rücken wachsen. Gemeinsam mit ihrem neuen Freund David versucht sie, herauszufinden, was mit ihr geschieht. Doch erst als sie in dem verwunschenen Wald hinter ihrem Elternhaus auf den faszinierenden Tamani trifft, erfährt sie die unglaubliche Wahrheit: Laurel ist eine Elfe, die als kleines Kind zu den Menschen gesandt wurde, um das Tor nach Avalon zu beschützen. Sie weiß, am Ende wird sie sich entscheiden müssen: zwischen ihrem Leben als College-Mädchen und ihrer Bestimmung, vor allem aber zwischen dem attraktiven David und dem Frühlingselfen Tamani, dessen grüne Augen sie nicht mehr loslassen ...

Great Garages

Author: Connie Brown
Publisher: Home Planners, LLC
ISBN: 1881955338
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Garages

This unique book offers plans for a myriad of detached garages and outdoor structures to meet every need. With an emphasis on versatility, these plans make the most of available space and can be tailored to fit virtually any exterior style. As well as garages, the guide also features plans for cottages, studios, sheds, barns, stables, pool pavilions, and more. 263 illustrations.

The Glitter and the Gold

Author: William D. Dubin
Publisher:
ISBN: UCAL:B4439293
Release Date: 1968
Genre: Samoan Islands

A novel of modern Samoa by an author who has lived in the island paradise, and writes with truth and perception.

Die Zeit der Gaben

Author: Patrick Leigh Fermor
Publisher: Dörlemann eBook
ISBN: 9783908778035
Release Date: 2012-05-01
Genre: Fiction

Zu Fuß zum Meer, die Feder im Gepäck Eine der erstaunlichsten Reisen unserer Zeit! An einem verregneten Dezembertag macht sich der 18jährige Patrick Leigh Fermor zu Fuß, quer durch Europa, nach Konstantinopel auf. In dem Jahr, in dem Hitler an die Macht kommt, wandert der vielseitig interessierte junge Mann durch Wiesen und Wälder, verschneite Städte und die Salons der guten Gesellschaft. Er macht Bekanntschaft mit Handwerkern, Arbeitern und Direktoren, er nächtigt in ärmlichen Hospizen, Scheunen und auf märchenhaften Schlössern. Mit wachem Geist nimmt er nicht nur die Schönheit der Landschaften wahr, sondern erahnt das Heraufziehen des Sturms. In seiner poetischen und präzisen Sprache erzählt Patrick Leigh Fermor von Menschen und Begegnungen, Landschaften und Orten im Europa vor dem Krieg. Er läßt vor unserem inneren Auge noch einmal das alte Europa erstehen, das wenige Jahre später endgültig in Schutt und Asche versinkt.