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Frocking Life

Frocking Life Book
Author : BillyBoy*
Publisher : Rizzoli Publications
Release : 2016-12-20
ISBN : 0847845486
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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At an early age, BillyBoy* chose two mentors: Bugs Bunny and Elsa Schiaparelli. From Bugs Bunny, he learned the basics of how to behave in society and how to manage life’s wicked turns; to be coy, smart, witty, and to always dress appropriately with the assurance of Beau Brummell. But most of all, his cartoon mentor taught him a lighthearted approach to life, and an entertaining charm that is to personality what humor is to good conversation. From Schiaparelli, who he discovered at age fourteen through a very strange hat in a Paris flea market, he learned the meanings of love and art. His human mentor opened doors that he “never even dreamed existed,” as the title character says to her nephew in Auntie Mame. As Schiap turned into a genuine passion, she became a golden thread that led to all sorts of discoveries, encounters, and inspirations over the next forty years. A wealthy orphan with a glamorous but complicated background, BillyBoy* adopted the legendary designer as a guardian angel of sorts, and has spent a lifetime searching for her, through her clothes. Inspired by Shocking Life, Schiaparelli's own memoir, FROCKING LIFE will resonate with anyone who loves fashion and flamboyant storytelling. Built around some of the most iconic pieces ever created by the designer, this book is about endless discoveries, and the meaning that can be transmitted, across decades, by a simple piece of clothing. Peopled by dazzling characters from Schiaparelli's own inner circle and the worlds of art and fashion— Saint Laurent, Vreeland, Warhol to name a few—this is a scintillating yet profound homage to a woman who saw life as art, and inspired a young boy to do the same. BillyBoy* has always been a strange fruit and it must be said, not everyone could have a bite of it. The press adored him since he was, as author Edmund White wrote, “good copy.” In fact, his thrilling journey through fashion, culture, and art are deeply tied to what he wore for each occasion. One day, it is a skintight silver lamé studded outfit by Nudie Cohen (the designer of Elvis Presley’s elaborate ensembles), which was originally made for David Cassidy. For a tea with the Begum Aga Khan at the Ritz, he played the part of the dandy in a conservative suit with impeccable tie, topped by a Vivienne Westwood/Malcolm McClaren Buffalo hat adorned with a silk lettuce leaf. For an interview at home with German Vogue, he transformed into a sex kitten in hot pants and an Yves Saint Laurent sheer blouse. This book is both BillyBoy*'s personal story of his intense spiritual and metaphysical journey through life, and also his authoritative insight into the life and work of Elsa Schiaparelli who became such an influence on him. As an historian and collector, his close examination of the milieu of European and American, Scandinavian and Asian high fashion and his detailed research into Schiaparelli's haute couture seasonal collections (and her vast number of licensed fashion and accessories) will appeal not only to fashionistas and haute couture devotees and collectors. It explores their relationship to her era, through the many friendships and relationships with the iconic people in fashion he forged over four decades. Anecdotes of varied stars in all aspects of culture will interest those who study 20th-century art and history.

Frocking Life

Frocking Life Book
Author : Billy Boy
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2016
ISBN : 9782016935323
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The owner of the largest collection of Elsa Schiaparelli garments in the world writes about his lifelong love affair with the work--and the entire persona--of the iconic designer. At age fourteen, designer and artist BillyBoy* had a transformative experience, brought on by the discovery of an Elsa Schiaparelli hat in a Parisian flea market. So began a love affair with Schiaparelli clothes that has lasted more than forty years. For BillyBoy*, Schiap's designs are talismans: they not only show how the chic designer revolutionized fashion, but also speak to him powerfully about how she lived her life. An artist working in Switzerland with a glamorous and fascinating past, BillyBoy* adopted Schiap as a guardian angel of sorts and has spent a lifetime searching for her through her clothes. Inspired by Shocking Life, Schiap's own memoir, this book will resonate with anyone who loves historic haute couture. Built around some of the most iconic pieces ever created by the designer, it is a book about endless discoveries and the meaning that can be transmitted across decades by a simple piece of clothing. Peopled by dazzling characters from Schiap's inner circle and the worlds of art and fashion in 1970s and 1980s New York, London, and Paris, this is a scintillating yet profound homage to a woman who saw life as art, and who inspired a young boy to do the same.

Frocking Life

Frocking Life Book
Author : Billyboy,Jean Druesedow
Publisher : Rizzoli International Publications
Release : 2015-03-17
ISBN : 9780847843862
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The owner of the largest collection of Elsa Schiaparelli garments in the world writes about his lifelong love affair with the work—and the entire persona—of the iconic designer. At age fourteen, designer and artist BillyBoy* had a transformative experience, brought on by the discovery of an Elsa Schiaparelli hat in a Parisian flea market. So began a love affair with Schiaparelli clothes that has lasted more than forty years. For BillyBoy*, Schiap’s designs are talismans: they not only show how the chic designer revolutionized fashion, but also speak to him powerfully about how she lived her life. An artist working in Switzerland with a glamorous and fascinating past, BillyBoy* adopted Schiap as a guardian angel of sorts and has spent a lifetime searching for her through her clothes. Inspired by Shocking Life, Schiap’s own memoir, this book will resonate with anyone who loves historic haute couture. Built around some of the most iconic pieces ever created by the designer, it is a book about endless discoveries and the meaning that can be transmitted across decades by a simple piece of clothing. Peopled by dazzling characters from Schiap’s inner circle and the worlds of art and fashion in 1970s and 1980s New York, London, and Paris, this is a scintillating yet profound homage to a woman who saw life as art, and who inspired a young boy to do the same.

Frocking life

Frocking life Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2008
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen Book
Author : Andrew Wilson
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2016-09-13
ISBN : 1476776741
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"The first definitive biography of the iconic, notoriously private British fashion designer Alexander McQueen explores the connections between his dark work and even darker life. When forty-year-old Alexander McQueen committed suicide in February 2010, a shocked world mourned the loss. McQueen had risen from humble beginnings as the son of an East London taxi driver to scale the heights of fame, fortune, and glamour. He designed clothes for the world's most beautiful women and royalty, most famously the Duchess of Cambridge, who wore a McQueen dress on her wedding day. He created a multimillion-dollar luxury brand that became a favorite with celebrities including Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell. But behind the confident facade and bad-boy image, lay a sensitive soul who struggled to survive in the ruthless world of fashion. As the pressures of work intensified, McQueen became increasingly dependent on the drugs that contributed to his tragic end. Meanwhile, in his private life, his failure to find lasting love in a string of boyfriends only added to his despair. And then there were the dark secrets that haunted his sleep... A modern-day fairy tale infused with the darkness of a Greek tragedy, Alexander McQueen tells the complete sensational story, and includes never-before-seen photos. Those closest to the designer--his family, friends, and lovers--have spoken for the first time about the man they knew, a fragmented individual, a lost boy who battled to gain entry into a world that ultimately destroyed him. "There's blood beneath every layer of skin," McQueen once said. Andrew Wilson's biography, filled with groundbreaking material, dispels myths, corrects inaccuracies, and offers new insights into McQueen's private life and the source of his creative genius"--

Frock Off

Frock Off Book
Author : M. S. Jo Dibblee,Blue Harvest Creative
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2015-05-11
ISBN : 9780992140465
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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With parents tormented by secrets, guilt, and shame, Jo Dibblee quickly learned to protect herself. Faced with her parents' alcoholism, drug abuse, and depression, along with the sexual assault and stalking of an "upstanding" foster parent, Jo began, early in life, to use a coping strategy she now calls frocking. With humor and hope, Jo shares the harrowing rollercoaster of her life story and gives the low-down on frocking-how she learned it and used it to survive, how she found it holding her back and what she had to do to, once and for all, Frock Off. Despite harsh truths, brushes with death and agonizing betrayals, Jo's heart shines through these pages, offering promise, wisdom and inspiration to any reader who has learned to hide and longs to be free.

Home Life in Colonial Days

Home Life in Colonial Days Book
Author : Alice Morse Earle
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Release : 2012-05-24
ISBN : 0486141713
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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DIVVivid, profusely illustrated account of home production of textiles, colonial dress, transportation, religious and social practices, colonial neighborliness, and other aspects of early American life. 114 illustrations. /div

Transgressions

Transgressions Book
Author : ROGER D. GRIFFIN
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release : 2013-06-27
ISBN : 1483614778
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Big Inner City politics are notoriously corrupt! But are you aware of how deeply the widespread this corruption is? Transgressions: How one man survived Big Inner City Corruption This is the story of how Roger D. Griffin spent his life bumping up against the citys finest police: From having drugs strapped to his body with duct tape as a child and being slashed severly as it was razor-bladed off- to going "undercover" for a fraudulent FBI team to break up a very real V.A. fraud ring. Griffin experienced it all. The center piece of the damning evidence-an erotic audio tape of his children being assaulted at gun point with a police officer crowning proudly in the background during a crack party rave on the outskirts of the drama is a shadowy figure named "Timothy Bakersfield", a pseudonym for the man who will one day rise to the top. This novel is one mans quest to bring justice to those who harmed his children, and along the way combating others seeking to destroy his life and those he deeply loves. In the end, the audio tape gives us a "smoking gun" -Requiring a professionally developed forensic transcript in which the circuit court does not divulge the identity of the speaker. Griffins tenacious courage lead you down the rough path of misplaced loyalty, greed, and hate to arrive miraculously on the other side intact and willing to carry on the pride. Mr. Timothy Bakersfield Remember my family I am back! No one is above the United States Constitution Supreme Court Federal Rules and Regulations!

Frock Off

Frock Off Book
Author : Jo Dibblee
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2013-10-20
ISBN : 9780992140403
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Frock Off: Living Undisguised "With parents tormented by secrets, guilt, and shame, Jo Dibblee quickly learned to protect herself. Faced with her parents' alcoholism, drug abuse, and depression, along with the sexual assault and stalking of an "upstanding" foster parent, Jo began, early in life, to use a coping strategy she now calls frocking. With humor and hope, Jo shares the harrowing rollercoaster of her life story and gives the low-down on frocking-how she learned it and used it to survive, how she found it holding her back and what she had to do to, once and for all, Frock Off. Despite harsh truths, brushes with death and agonizing betrayals, Jo's heart shines through these pages, offering promise, wisdom and inspiration to any reader who has learned to hide and longs to be free.

Dad s Life

Dad s Life Book
Author : Dave Hill
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2012-08-16
ISBN : 0755396553
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Confessions of an imperfect father... Dave Hill's Dad's Life is a witty, touching account of single fatherhood, and the highs and lows of being a dad. Perfect for fans of David Nicholls' Us or Graeme Simsion's The Rosie Project. 'A witty and upbeat look at the joys of single fatherhood' - The Big Issue Joseph Stone loves being a father to his 3 young children but finds he has to radically revise his Perfect Father game plan when his partner leaves him and he is left to bring them up on his own. Surely Single Fatherhood is no more onerous than running the local football team? But instead of 4-4-2, he's dealing with 11 and 3/4s, 8 and 6. And then he meets and falls hopelessly in love with Angela and has another child by her, but when his previous partner returns, wanting more involvement with her children, Joseph's life threatens to turn into a chaos of competing needs and domestic mayhem. What does a real man do in these circumstances to avoid relegation to the lower divisions of the paternal sub-species? What readers are saying about Dad's Life: 'Quite simply the best book I've read this year' 'Dad's Life is the perfect book for everyone' 'Enjoyable, witty and well observed' 'A really delightful, funny and honest story... You couldn't do better for a smart and entertaining read'

My Life with Charles Chauvel

My Life with Charles Chauvel Book
Author : Elsa Chauvel
Publisher : Australian Scholarly Publishing
Release : 2020-04-17
ISBN : 1925801764
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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To take you down to the sea in ships, to go tramping over a thousand hills, to huddle against a man-made cyclone in the jungle scrub of the Lamington Plateau, to go film-making with Charles and Elsa Chauvel – that’s the object of this book. In these pages you will share Elsa’s dramatic years beside her film-producer husband, helping to pioneer a struggling motion picture industry. You will sail with them to lonely Pitcairn Island, where they face hazardous seas to bring back, for the first time, film footage of the hiding place of the Bounty mutineers. You will travel with the dedicated, adventure-loving pair to film in the rugged interior of the Northern Territory. You will listen to the thunder of hooves as they film the unforgettable, world-acclaimed charge of Forty Thousand Horsemen, and you will read of the stars discovered and created by Charles Chauvel: Errol Flynn, Mary Maguire, Chips Rafferty, Peter Finch, Michael Pate, Betty Bryant, Tudawali and Ngarla Kunoth of Jedda fame.

Peasant Life in Germany

Peasant Life in Germany Book
Author : Anna C. Johnson
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1858
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life

Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life Book
Author : William Law
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1772
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The life and death of D G the celebrated English Roscius To which is added the life of E Alleyn By an Old Comedian

The life and death of D  G    the celebrated English Roscius  To which is added the life of E  Alleyn  By an Old Comedian Book
Author : David Garrick
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1779
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Here and there or True tales of country life

Here and there  or  True tales of country life Book
Author : Edith Mary (pseud.)
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1861
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Milton s Poetical Works With his life

Milton s Poetical Works  With his life Book
Author : John Milton
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1841
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Some Account of the Life and Gospel Labours of William Reckitt

Some Account of the Life and Gospel Labours of William Reckitt Book
Author : William Reckitt
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1783
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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French and Indian cruelty exemplified in the life of P W Written by himself The third edition with additions

French and Indian cruelty exemplified in the life      of P  W      Written by himself  The third edition  with additions Book
Author : Peter WILLIAMSON (of Hirnley, Aberdeenshire.)
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1762
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The life extraordinary adventures voyages and escapes of capt Neville Frowde written by himself or rather by E Kimber

The life  extraordinary adventures  voyages  and     escapes of capt  Neville Frowde  written by himself  or rather by E  Kimber   Book
Author : Edward Kimber
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1792
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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