Women in Clothes

Women in Clothes
Author: Sheila Heti,Heidi Julavits,Leanne Shapton
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2014-09-04
Genre: Literary Collections
ISBN: 9780698189829

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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Women in Clothes is a book unlike any other. It is essentially a conversation among hundreds of women of all nationalities—famous, anonymous, religious, secular, married, single, young, old—on the subject of clothing, and how the garments we put on every day define and shape our lives. It began with a survey. The editors composed a list of more than fifty questions designed to prompt women to think more deeply about their personal style. Writers, activists, and artists including Cindy Sherman, Kim Gordon, Kalpona Akter, Sarah Nicole Prickett, Tavi Gevinson, Miranda July, Roxane Gay, Lena Dunham, and Molly Ringwald answered these questions with photographs, interviews, personal testimonies, and illustrations. Even our most basic clothing choices can give us confidence, show the connection between our appearance and our habits of mind, express our values and our politics, bond us with our friends, or function as armor or disguise. They are the tools we use to reinvent ourselves and to transform how others see us. Women in Clothes embraces the complexity of women’s style decisions, revealing the sometimes funny, sometimes strange, always thoughtful impulses that influence our daily ritual of getting dressed.

Women in Clothes

Women in Clothes
Author: Sheila Heti,Heidi Julavits,Leanne Shapton
Publsiher: Blue Rider Press
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2014-09-04
Genre: Design
ISBN: 0399166564

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Collects essays, interviews, photographs, and other contributions inspired by surveys asking women of different backgrounds from throughout the world about clothing, fashion, personal appearance, and what they mean to each individual.

A History of Women in Men s Clothes

A History of Women in Men s Clothes
Author: Norena Shopland
Publsiher: Pen and Sword History
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2021-08-30
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781526787705

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Traditionally, historic women have been seen as bound by social conventions, unable to travel unless accompanied and limited in their ability to do what they want when they want. But thousands of women broke those rules, put on banned clothing and travelled, worked and even lived whole lives as men. As access to novels and newspapers increased in the nineteenth century so did the number of women defying Biblical and social restrictions. They copied each other’s motives and excuses and moved into the world of men. Most were working-class women who either needed to or wanted to, break away from constricted lives; women who wanted to watch a hanging or visit a museum, to see family or escape domestic abuse, some wanted to earn a decent living when women’s wages could not keep a family. The reasons were myriad. Some were quickly arrested and put on display in court, hoping to deter other women from such shameful behaviour, but many more got away with it. For the first time, A History of Women in Men’s Clothes looks at those thousands of individuals who broke conventions in the only way they could, by disguising themselves either for a brief moment or a whole life. Daring and bold, this is the story of the women who defied social convention to live their lives as they chose, from simply wanting more independence to move and live freely, to transgender and homosexual women cross-dressing to express themselves, this is women’s fight to wear trousers.

The Cut of Men s Clothes

The Cut of Men s Clothes
Author: Norah Waugh
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2013-12-16
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9781135855895

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This book traces the evolution of the style of men's dress through a sequence of diagrams accurately scaled down from patterns of actual garments, many of them rare museum specimens. The plates have been selected with the same purpose. Some are photographs of suits for which diagrams have also been given; others, reproduced from paintings and old prints, show the costume complete with its accessories. Quotations from contemporary sources--from diaries, travelers' accounts and tailors' bills--supplement Norah Waugh's text with comments on fashion and lively eyewitness descriptions.

Making Vintage 1930s Clothes for Women

Making Vintage 1930s Clothes for Women
Author: Ciara Phipps
Publsiher: The Crowood Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2019-02-01
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
ISBN: 9781785005022

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From the elegant bias-cut gown to the light and liberating day dress, this book looks at and celebrates the historic silhouettes, fabric cuts and contextual history of 1930s clothing. Equipped with instructions, patterns and enchanting photos, it explores the history of 1930s fashion, and explains how to make a range of versatile thirties inspired garments. It takes ten examples of 1930s garments, ranging from a lingerie set to a heavy coat, to create a capsule collection. The patterns are taken from original 1930s garments, with each piece being carefully measured and the patterns scaled down accordingly. Step-by-step instructions for making each garment are complemented by close up photographs of historic details and decoration. A beautiful and practical book, it will inspire designers, dressmakers and lovers of vintage fashion who want to express themselves through timeless and elegant style. Explores the history and context of 1930s clothing styles, cuts and designers, to give a full understanding of how fabric was manipulated to create figure-hugging silhouettes. Superbly illustrated with 443 colour images and 29 patterns taken from original 1930s garments.

Women s Lives and Clothes in WW2

Women s Lives and Clothes in WW2
Author: Lucy Adlington
Publsiher: Pen and Sword
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2019-10-30
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781526712363

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An illustrated history of World War II-era women’s fashions, featuring ladies from all nations involved in conflict. What would you wear to war? How would you dress for a winter mission in the open cockpit of a Russian bomber plane? At a fashion show in Occupied Paris? Singing in Harlem, or on fire watch in Tokyo? Women’s Lives and Clothes in WW2 is a unique, illustrated insight into the experiences of women worldwide during World War II and its aftermath. The history of ten tumultuous years is reflected in clothes, fashion, accessories, and uniforms. As housewives, fighters, fashion designers, or spies, women dressed the part when they took up their wartime roles. Attractive to a general reader as well as a specialist, Women’s Lives and Clothes in WW2 focuses on the experiences of British women, then expands to encompass every continent affected by war. Woven through all cultures and countries are common threads of service, survival, resistance, and emotion. Historian Lucy Adlington draws on interviews with wartime women, as well as her own archives and costume collection. Well-known names and famous exploits are featured—alongside many never-before-told stories of quiet heroism. You’ll indulge in luxury fashion, bridal ensembles, and enticing lingerie, as well as thrifty make-do-and-mend. You’ll learn which essential garments to wear when enduring a bomb raid and how a few scraps of clothing will keep you feeling human in a concentration camp. Women's Lives and Clothes in WW2 is richly illustrated throughout, with many previously unpublished photographs, 1940s costumes, and fabulous fashion images. History has never been better dressed.

How Should a Person Be

How Should a Person Be
Author: Sheila Heti
Publsiher: House of Anansi
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2010-09-25
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780887842795

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A brilliant portrayal of finding a beautiful life by one of Canada's most exciting literary talents, now available as an Anansi Book Club edition featuring discussion questions. How Should a Person Be? is an unabashedly honest and hilarious tour through the unknowable pieces of one woman’s heart and mind, an irresistible torn-from-life book about friendship, art, sex, and love. Part literary novel, part self-help manual, and part racy confessional, it is a fearless exploration into the way we live now by one of the most highly inventive and thoughtful young writers working today.

Women Work and Clothes in the Eighteenth Century Novel

Women  Work  and Clothes in the Eighteenth Century Novel
Author: Chloe Wigston Smith
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2013-06-13
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9781107276758

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This groundbreaking study examines the vexed and unstable relations between the eighteenth-century novel and the material world. Rather than exploring dress's transformative potential, it charts the novel's vibrant engagement with ordinary clothes in its bid to establish new ways of articulating identity and market itself as a durable genre. In a world in which print culture and textile manufacturing traded technologies, and paper was made of rags, the novel, by contrast, resisted the rhetorical and aesthetic links between dress and expression, style and sentiment. Chloe Wigston Smith shows how fiction exploited women's work with clothing - through stealing, sex work, service, stitching, and the stage - in order to revise and reshape material culture within its pages. Her book explores a diverse group of authors, including Jane Barker, Jonathan Swift, Daniel Defoe, Eliza Haywood, Samuel Richardson, Henry Fielding, Charlotte Lennox, John Cleland, Frances Burney and Mary Robinson.

The Cut of Women s Clothes 1600 1930

The Cut of Women s Clothes  1600 1930
Author: Norah Waugh,Margaret Woodward
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 336
Release: 1968
Genre: Art
ISBN: UOM:39015002192048

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Patterns from actual costumes are used to demonstrate the cut and construction of each major period

You Are What You Wear

You Are What You Wear
Author: Jennifer Baumgartner
Publsiher: Da Capo Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2012-03-27
Genre: Self-Help
ISBN: 9780738215334

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Most every woman has found herself with a closet full of too many clothes or surrounded by brand-new items that somehow never get worn. Instead she gets stuck wearing the same few familiar pieces from a wardrobe that just doesn't feel "right." Dr. Jennifer Baumgartner argues that all those things are actually manifestations of deeper life issues. What if you could understand your appearance as a representation of your inner unresolved conflicts and then assemble a wardrobe to match the way you wish to be perceived? In this fashion guide that is like no other, Dr. Baumgartner helps readers identify the psychology behind their choices, so they can not only develop a personal style that suits their identity but also make positive changes in all areas of life.

Making Working Women s Costume

Making Working Women s Costume
Author: Elizabeth Friendship
Publsiher: The Crowood Press
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2017-09-30
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
ISBN: 9781785003424

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Making Working Women's Costume gives a unique account of the clothes of ordinary women from the mid-fifteenth century to the early twentieth century. As well as introducing the historical periods, it gives patterns for a range of typical garments that women of the poorer classes would have worn. Organized by century, it draws on historical sources and finds, paintings and photographs to recreate the clothes of these under-celebrated women. It includes useful information about equipment for present-day use, calculting curves, taking measurements and sewing techniques not in current use, and patterns for late medieval clothes, such as smocks and gowns, are developed from ancient T-shaped garments and can be marked out on the fabric with given measurements. Garments for the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, including bodices, waistcoats and skirts, are drawn on grids. Proportionate cutting is used for the clothes of the later nineteenth and twentieth centuries, such as nurse's uniforms and cotton frocks, with options to add a range of features. Written for costume students, teachers and re-enactors, this book will be an invaluable source for everyone seeking to recreate and wear the clothes of these under-celebrated women. Illustrated with 43 colour illustrations and 81 patterns.

Making Vintage 1940s Clothes for Women

Making Vintage 1940s Clothes for Women
Author: Sarah Magill
Publsiher: The Crowood Press
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2017-08-04
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
ISBN: 9781785003110

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The 1940s were an iconic period of women's dress history, with the familiar square shoulders, crepe tea dresses and seamed stockings paired with red lips, victory curls and head scarves. This book explains the period's sewing techniques and makes a range of 1940s outfits to recreate the look of those vintage years. With detailed step-by-step instruction and over 300 photographs, it captures the style of the time and explains the impact of wartime austerity on the cut and construction of women's dress. Contents include: historical context and details of government regulations of the time; instructions and patterns for recreating a range of women's clothes, including blouses, skirts, slacks, shirt frocks, evening dress and tea dresses; key techniques such as transfering pattern markings, making darts, fastenings and finishing touches; examples of how to complete the look with hairstyles, make-up, shoes and accessories. This new book will help you recreate the clothes and the vintage style of the 1940s 'make do' years, and will be of particular interest to costume designers, fashion designers and students, dress historians, historic revival and reenactment participants and home dressmakers with a general interest in vintage dress. Superbly illustrated with 331 photographs and patterns.

Clothing for Women Selection Design Construction

Clothing for Women  Selection  Design  Construction
Author: Laura Irene Baldt
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 454
Release: 1916
Genre: Clothing and dress
ISBN: UCAL:$B103138

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A Werewolf in Women s Clothes

A Werewolf in Women s Clothes
Author: Courtney Davis
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2021-08-03
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1955065020

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Tiffany didn't mean to kill her boyfriend and the skank he was cheating on her with, but the wolf just took over. Which is how Tiffany found out she was a werewolf and there was a world of supernatural creatures the humans only heard about in myths and folklore. Now, Tiffany needed to find her place in her new pack-did she even want a place there?-and a way to balance her wolf life with her human career. Oh, and then was the sheer animal magnetism of Fin ...

The Vanishers

The Vanishers
Author: Heidi Julavits
Publsiher: Anchor Books
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2013
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780307387363

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A power struggle between a leading student at an elite institute for psychics and her jealous legendary mentor culminates in the student being forced to relive her mother's suicide during a brutal psychic attack that relegates her to a faceless job, from which she is recruited to track down a missing controversial artist. By the author of The Uses of Enchantment.