Articles tagged "fashion"

Nonfiction Round-Up (6/26/19)

Eating & branding & dressing & fast fooding & playing baseball–what more do you need in a nonfiction round-up?!

HANGRY: 5 Simple Steps to Balance Your Hormones and Restore Your Joy (Including a Customizable Paleo/Mediterranean Plan!) by Sarah Fragoso and Brooke Kalanick, ND, MS

Go from feeling stressed out and frustrated––and really freaking tired!––to healthy, happy, and at home again in your body by healing your hormones and resetting your metabolism.

THIS IS NOT A T-SHIRT: A Brand, a Culture, a Community–a Life in Streetwear by Bobby Hundreds

The story of The Hundreds and the precepts that made it an iconic streetwear brand by Bobby Hundreds himself.


What to Wear with Tanisha C. Ford (DRESSED IN DREAMS)

Tanisha C. Ford’s DRESSED IN DREAMS: A Black Girl’s Love Letter to the Power of Fashion takes you on a bold, witty, and deeply personal dive into Black America’s closet. Because we love a good fashion/literary crossover, we asked Tanisha to share her favorite fashion-related books and the outfit each one inspired her to wear!

THE HATE U GIVE by Angie Thomas

​Starr, the book’s protagonist loves old school hip hop music and fashion—including her favorite pair of Retro Space Jams XI Air Jordans. Its homage to 80s and 90s hip hop culture makes me think of my favorite rap girl group of the day: Salt-n-Pepa, who made ripped jeans, bamboo earrings, and crisp white sneakers a thing!

Outfit: A pair of ripped fitted jeans; white tank top; funky pair of black peep-toe stiletto booties; doorknocker earrings


Nonfiction Round-Up (2/27/19)

A call for togetherness and a thoughtful fashion celebrity memoir–welcome to today’s nonfiction round-up!

DON’T LABEL ME: An Incredible Conversation for Divided Times by Irshad Manji
“Manji’s plea for unity is laudable and well-articulated. Those seeking a level-headed approach to reaching common ground will find Manji and Lily’s conversation instructive.”–Publishers Weekly

I.M.: A Memoir by Isaac Mizrahi
“Honest, insightful, and thoroughly entertaining… Mizrahi comes off in writing just like his onscreen persona: warm, witty, humble—and ready to dish.”–Booklist, starred review

Happy Belated #BookBday (3/18/14 Edition)

Today we wish a happy belated #BookBday to leaders—in politics and in fashion!

FRANK: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage by Barney Frank
In his candid and witty political memoir which received THREE starred pre-pub reviews, Barney Frank relates his journey from the outskirts of New York City to Boston’s city hall and the Massachusetts legislature, and then to the U.S. Congress, where he played a vital role in the struggle for personal freedom and economic fairness for more than four decades.

“Much more entertaining than most political memoirs, Frank’s story isn’t just revealing; it may be the most fun you can have reading about the United States Congress.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

This detailed and accessible memoir certainly lives up to its title, as former Massachusetts Congressman Frank offers a warts-and-all portrait of his life in public service.” Publishers Weekly, starred review

“This is an illuminating look at behind-the-scenes politics and larger societal changes and one man’s struggle with sexual politics and identity.” Booklist, starred review

THE BATTLE OF VERSAILLES: The Night American Fashion Stumbled into the Spotlight and Made History by Robin Givhan
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Givhan gives a vivid account of one of the most important moments in fashion: the 1973 runway event at Versailles, where five Americans—Oscar de la Renta, Bill Blass, Anne Klein, Halston, and Stephen Burrows—faced off against the five French designers considered the best in the world—Yves Saint Laurent, Hubert de Givenchy, Pierre Cardin, Emanuel Ungaro, and Marc Bohan of Christian Dior—and emerged as the dominant force in style.

“Givhan’s entertaining history captures the high cultural stakes in the budding American fashion industry that led to the fateful showdown and makes a case for the event’s continued reverberations in the fashion world. Every reader with an eye to fashion will relish this.” — Booklist, starred review

Introducing Flatiron Books!

FlatironBooks-ShelfDedicatedToday’s dedicated issue of Shelf Awareness gives a warm welcome to Flatiron Books, Macmillan’s new imprint headed up by Bob Miller.

Flatiron Books’ first list of seven titles is set for Winter 2015, although they do have one major Fall 2014 title: WHAT I KNOW FOR SURE by Oprah Winfrey. When the imprint gets up to full speed, it’ll publish five to six books every month, a range of nonfiction (including cookbooks) and fiction with Amy Einhorn as publisher.

“We’re looking for distinctive ideas from unique voices,” Miller said, and emphasized that the staff will select books they feel passionate about. Einhorn said that Flatiron’s fiction will feature authors who are “wonderful writers and incredible storytellers” in all areas from literary and commercial fiction to young adult crossover.

Flatiron’s First List:

POGUE’S BASICS: Essential Tips and Shortcuts (That No One Bothers to Tell You) for Simplifying the Technology in Your Life by David Pogue
On Sale: December 9, 2014

YOU ARE NOT YOUR PAIN: Using Mindfulness to Relieve Pain, Reduce Stress, and Restore Well-Being—An Eight-Week Program by Vidyamala Burch and Danny Penman
On Sale: January 6, 2015

IRRITABLE HEARTS: A PTSD Love Story by Mac McClelland
On Sale: February 24, 2015

THE BATTLE OF VERSAILLES: The Night American Fashion Stumbled into the Spotlight and Made History by Robin Givhan
On Sale: March 17, 2015

A KIM JONG-IL PRODUCTION: The Extraordinary True Story of a Kidnapped Filmmaker, His Star Actress, and a Young Dictator’s Rise to Power by Paul Fischer
On Sale: March 31, 2015

THE SKELETON CUPBOARD: The Making of a Clinical Psychologist by Tanya Byron
On Sale: April 7, 2015

YEAR OF THE COW: How 420 Pounds of Beef Built a Better Life for One American Family by Jared Stone
On Sale: April 28, 2015


Teen Talk Tuesday (5/20/14 Edition)

Calling all YA-readers: Teen Talk Tuesday is here! Check out the newest teen books from St. Martin's Griffin this month, then join us and @earlyword later today for Early Word YA Galley Chat at 5pm EST, hashtag #ewyagc.

Set in an altered—yet terrifyingly familiar—present-day USA, this is a riveting debut about a teen girl who must decide whether to submit to a forced marriage...or run for freedom. “Linka weaves a believable, disturbing dystopian future and never shies from violence or tragedy. A deftly plotted portrait of the evolution of a teenage girl into a dystopian heroine.” — Kirkus Reviews

A reading group guide is available for this title (it's also compatible with Common Core standards!).

BLONDE OPS by Charlotte Bennardo & Natalie Zaman
The Devil Wears Prada meets Ally Carter in this debut young adult novel, set in Rome, which features a fashion magazine intern who uncovers a plot to kidnap the First Lady. “The only person Bec can trust is herself as the plot twists and turns in this hypercharged thriller of fashion, high-tech sleuthing, and power, with bella Roma as the backdrop. Close calls, mysterious phone conversations, surreptitious whispers in office corners, and a clandestine conversation in a dark warehouse make for highly improbable, but also highly entertaining, escapist fun.” — Booklist

REBORN by C.C. Hunter (Shadow Falls After Dark #1
New York Times bestselling author C. C. Hunter returns to Shadow Falls with this brand new spin-off series starring vampire Della Tsang. “This is great for readers wanting to return to Shadow Falls....” — Kirkus Reviews

Hope to see you later at #ewyagc! readmoreremove