Fifty Women's Fashion Icons that Changed the World
By Lauren Cochrane
Fashion is a powerful thing. It can be used for self-expression, to make a political statement, or simply to attract attention. Through this stunning collection, discover how these 50 trendsetters - from Twiggy to Wallis Simpson, Tilda Swinton to Michelle Obama - have used fashion to assert their position in the world and become iconic. With stunning photography selected by the Design Museum, in conjunction with Lauren Cochrane, Assistant Fashion Editor at the Guardian, Fifty Women's Fashion Icons is the perfect gift for design lovers and fashion followers of all ages.
Fifty Dresses that Changed the World
Fashion design is both an industrial and cultural phenomenon. It stretches from the glamorous catwalks of fashion epicentres, to the industrial factories in far-flung countries. It is ever-changing, and reflects the desires and aspirations of society. It discovers and capitalizes on advances in technology. The collection of dresses in this book provides an introduction to the path fashion has taken in the past century. It is a story that embraces social and economic change and radically fluctuating positions on gender and sexuality. From the 1915 Delphos Pleated Dress to Hussein Chalayan's 2007 LED dress, these are dresses that have gained a special place in design history. With stunning photography selected by the Design Museum, Fifty Dresses that Changed the World is the perfect gift for fashionistas and design enthusiasts of all ages.
Vogue The Shoe
By Harriet Quick
Shoes fascinate women of all ages and have the power to crystallize a moment in fashion. In Vogue: The Shoe, Harriet Quick has curated more than 300 fabulous images from a century of British Vogue, featuring remarkable styles that range from the humble clog to exquisite hand-embroidered haute couture stilettoes via fetishistic cuissardes and outrageous statement heels. The images are grouped into five thematic chapters devoted to dazzling Cinderella heels; Town & Country classics; Cult Style inspiration; the escapism of Summer Dreaming and the extreme heels of Fetish & Fantasia. The images include pivotal work from Hoyningen-Huene, Irving Penn, Corinne Day, Norman Parkinson and Nick Knight. Vogue: The Shoe is the latest title in the prestigious Vogue portfolio series, which launched in autumn 2014 with Vogue: The Gown, followed by Vogue: The Jewellery in autumn 2015.
Terence Conran: My Life in Design
By Terence Conran
In My Life in Design, Terence Conran tells the story of the Conran brand from the founding of the Conran Design Studio sixty years ago to the creation of the Design Museum, now moving to a dazzling new space on High Street Kensington in November this year. Extensively illustrated chapters consider the many areas where Terence and his design team have made a lasting impact on the way we live our lives, including the founding of Habitat, which introduced good, affordable homeware to the high street, his restaurants, which brought Britain out of the culinary dark ages to discover the joys of eating out and his talent for rescuing and regenerating abandoned buildings and bringing them back into exciting new use. My Life in Design is illustrated with more than 400 images - many from private collections that have not been published before.The book is introduced by internationally renowned designer, Thomas Heatherwick, who identifies his mentor Terence Conran as 'a modernist who, together with a tiny handful of others, gave us a new vision of Britain and ourselves.' Now in his eighties and still designing beautiful homeware and opening buzzy, welcoming restaurants, Terence reveals the secrets and stories of this transformation of British design. Gloriously lively, opinionated and visually stimulating, this is the only book to tell the story of Terence Conran's remarkable career in his own words. Terence Conran: My Life in Design is published in time for the opening of the Design Museum at its new home in a world-class building. It will appeal to designers, students and all those who have grown up with the work of the multi-talented Sir Terence Conran.
By Harumi Kurihara
In Everyday Harumi, now reissed as an attractive jacketed paperback, Harumi Kurihara, Japan's most popular cookery writer, selects her favourite foods and presents more than 60 new home-style recipes for you to make for family and friends. Harumi wants everyone to be able to make her recipes and she demonstrates how easy it is to cook Japanese food for every day occasions without needing to shop at specialist food stores. Using many of her favourite ingredients, Harumi presents recipes for soups, starters, snacks, party dishes, main courses and family feasts that are quick and simple to prepare, all presented in her effortless, down-to-earth and unpretentious approach to stylish living and eating. Every recipe is photographed and includes beautiful step-by-step instructions that show key Japanese cooking techniques. Texture and flavour are important to Japanese food and Harumi takes you through the basic sauces you can make at home and the staples you should have in your store cupboard.Photographed by award-winning photographer Jason Lowe, this warm and approachable cookbook invites you to cook and share Japanese food in a simple and elegant style.
LEON Happy Salads
By Jane Baxter, John Vincent
Leon was founded on the twin principles that food can both taste good and do you good. In this book, Leon authors Jane Baxter and John Vincent bring together 100 recipes for fresh, vibrant, delicious salads that will have you feeling healthy and happy.Divided into chapters that include Classics, Naturally Fast, Salads for Friends, Family Salads and Lunchbox, this book contains salads for all tastes and all occasions. Whether you're looking for a bright salad with which to dazzle your friends, or a simple salad to take to the office, this book is a must-have kitchen staple.Recipes include: Pink Quinoa SaladPolish Herring SaladHam Hock and Lentil SaladVietnamese Chicken Salad with Rice NoodlesCourgetti with Pesto and Grated Ricotta SalataBacon Fried Corn with Greens, Pork and Crisp Sweet PotatoBlack Rice Salad with Peas, Egg and a Curry DressingAsparague, Couscous, Feta & Orange Leon Original Superfood Hot-smoked Salmon, Beetroot, Horseradish & Dill
Vogue Goes Pop Colouring Book
By Iain R Webb
Following the phenomenal success of the Vogue Colouring Book, award-winning writer and fashion editor Iain R. Webb has created beautiful hand-drawn artworks inspired by iconic images from British VOGUE in the Swinging Sixties. Original captions taken from vintage VOGUEs from the 1960s add an entertaining period flavour. From Twiggy and Mary Quant to The Beatles and Peter Blake, the '60s were the years fashion, music and art collided in a colourful, effervescent youthquake. As one VOGUE cover line from 1960 read: 'Young Ideas, Young looks, YOUNG!' The defining mood of the decade was an effortless cool attitude - breezy, carefree and always looking for the next party. Now is your chance to join the party. This is the decade of the mini-skirt, Op Art prints, the discotheque dress and wild colour combinations. Go crazy with your crayons. Become your own fashion designer and make your designs POP!
By Iain R Webb
Colour in these gorgeous postcards from VOGUE and immerse yourself in a glamorous world of cocktail dresses and luxurious ballgowns, smart suits and elegant hats.This book of hand-drawn postcards has been created by the award-winning writer, fashion editor, curator and Royal College of Art Professor, Iain R Webb. The artworks are inspired by iconic images from British VOGUE in the 1950s and feature a glamorous dream wardrobe from key designers including Christian Dior, Balenciaga, Givenchy and Chanel. Each postcard is detachable, so you can enjoy colouring them in yourself or send them to a fashion-savvy friend. These postcards make the perfect present for all those who love vintage fashion.
House & Garden Sixties House
By Catriona Gray
From Pop art to Op art, plastic furniture to bubble-gum paint colours, the Sixties saw a new wave of interior design that was closely linked to popular culture and fashion, becoming increasingly youth-oriented and playful to appeal to the new generation of baby-boomers. In Sixties House, mid-century modern enthusiast Catriona Gray has drawn on the magazine's peerless archive, curating the best illustrations and photographs to show how the use of colour, pattern, homewares and furniture evolved through the decade. The homes of key tastemakers are featured including Bridget Riley, Mary Quant, David Mlinaric, Barbara Hulanicki of Biba and David Bailey. The second title in the new Decades of Design series, House & Garden Sixties House is required reading for mid-century modern enthusiasts, collectors and decorators in search of inspiration from the most influential homes of the past.
Orla Kiely Colouring Book
By Orla Kiely
'Orla Kiely's beautifully graphic, Sixties-style prints are unmistakable.' GraziaIn this, her first colouring book, Orla includes a feature on her much-loved palette, explains how to add texture to the page and create new colours through layering. Pick up some crayons or felt-tips and create your own fabulous patterns and prints. It's the perfect gift for anyone who loves colouring, fashion, design and illustration.
Vogue Colouring Book
By Iain R Webb
Editor's Choice - The Bookseller"...the latest addition to the genre is the most stylish yet, comprising images from 1950s Vogue....Even in monochrome the Vogue Colouring Book is a masterful creation, transporting you back to the billowing layers, long gloves and poised hats of the 1950s." Stella magazine.This, the first colouring book from British VOGUE, has been created by award-winning writer, fashion editor, curator and Royal College of Art Professor, Iain R Webb. Celebrating the centenary of British VOGUE, these hand-drawn artworks are inspired by iconic images from the magazine in the 1950s - an era of hats and matching gloves, haughty elegance and hourglass silhouettes (a period that continues to inspire contemporary designers including Miuccia Prada and Dolce & Gabbana).The book features a glamorous dream wardrobe of luxurious ballgowns and soigné cocktail dresses, smart suits and dramatic accessories by key designers including Christian Dior, Balenciaga, Givenchy and Chanel. The accompanying captions offer fashion and style tips (often highly amusing in hindsight) and are taken from the original pages of British VOGUE. The c90 artworks can be coloured in in the spirit of the original images that inspired them or embellished with whatever colours and patterns take the reader's fancy. The colouring book is the perfect present for all those who love vintage fashion and will be published in time for VOGUE's centenary celebrations in 2016, which begin with a major exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery.
Vogue The Jewellery
By Carol Woolton
From couture to costume jewellery, the brilliant pieces featured on the pages of British Vogue for almost a century have encapsulated the fashion zeitgeist of each new age for which they were created. Adorning princesses and rock chicks alike, the jewels shown here reveal a dazzling array of styles and moods - from fairy-tale romance to Jazz-age glamour, sculptural modernism to timeless elegance. On every page sumptuous jewellery is the star of the show, nourishing dreams in us all. In Vogue: The Jewellery Carol Woolton has curated a collection of more than 300 fabulous images and grouped them into five thematic chapters: Show-stoppers, Rock Chick, Minimalist, Exotic and Classical. From fantastical diamond-encrusted tiaras and intricate jet chokers to sculptural silver cuffs and the purity of a simple string of pearls, the book provides an evocative celebration of a century of magical jewellery, while also showcasing the work of British Vogue's very best photographers including Norman Parkinson, Mario Testino, Anthony Denney, David Bailey, Arthur Elgort, Corinne Day, Cecil Beaton, Bruce Weber and Tim Walker.
Little Leon: Lunchbox
Wholesome, yummy.... joyously healthy. - Sunday TimesIf there isn't yet a Leon restaurant near your workplace, you will love this collection of recipes for your lunchbox from Leon's award-winning cookbooks. Tasty, healthy and easy to prepare in advance, the lunches inside - such as Chard & Bacon Tart; Bean, Fennel & Feta Salad or Egyptian Falafels - will liven up your lunchtime.