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.
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 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.
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.
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).
Author: Elle Fowler
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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.
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.
Author: Aimee Song
Publisher: MVG Verlag
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.
Author: Connie Brown
Publisher: Home Planners, LLC
Release Date: 1996
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.
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 ...