• Health & Personal Development

      Look 20 When You're 40

      Anti-Aging Skin Care For Wrinkle-Free Flawless

      by Diana Polska

      Look 20 When You're 40 is a highly researched skin care guidebook with over 100 studies referenced. Although there are many many anti-aging products to choose from, there are only a few highly effective, scientifically proven anti-aging skin products that have been shown to stop and reverse aging.

    • Fashion & beauty industries
      August 2012

      How to Set up & Run a Fashion Label 2nd edition

      by Toby Meadows

      No matter how talented you are as a designer, if you are going to run a successful fashion label you also need to know about business – from marketing and PR to manufacturing your collection, and where to find the money to finance it all. In How to Set Up and Run a Fashion Label 2nd edition, Toby Meadows presents a no-nonsense guide to running your own business, whether it is within the clothing, accessories or footwear sectors. Packed with tips, case studies and tasks to help you analyse yourself, your market and your product, the book is designed for anyone wanting to start their own fashion business. This new, expanded edition contains information on e-commerce, sustainability, five new case studies and updated images throughout.

    • Sociolinguistics
      January 2013

      Empowered Femininity

      The Textual Construction of Femininity in Women’s Fitness Magazines

      by Author(s): Tracy Rundstrom Williams

      Women in the first decades of the 21st century encounter competing ideologies of femininity. This book traces the existence of two such ideologies – traditional femininity and resistant femininity – in language, in women’s magazines, and in relation to the body. The book then uses a Discourse Analysis of women’s fitness magazines to investigate how these ideologies, or discourses, are encoded and ultimately merged into a single discourse of femininity.The extremely thin female body encodes traditional femininity in that it represents social values of beauty, smallness, and others-orientation, but it also encodes resistant femininity in that it represents determination, dedication, and strength. Similarly, fitness instructional texts from women’s fitness magazines demonstrate a hybrid discourse which integrates the language of traditional femininity and the language of resistant femininity. This hybrid discourse, which the author calls empowered femininity, appears as a seamless combination of the two “parent” discourses by placing itself in the middle of a continuum between traditional femininity and resistant femininity through two themes: limited achievement and celebrating objectification. The empowered femininity discourse also supports a sociological trend of many women wanting to balance competing demands of portraying highly valued but traditionally male traits while still being seen as traditionally feminine.

    • Sociolinguistics
      January 2013

      Empowered Femininity

      The Textual Construction of Femininity in Women’s Fitness Magazines

      by Author(s): Tracy Rundstrom Williams

      Women in the first decades of the 21st century encounter competing ideologies of femininity. This book traces the existence of two such ideologies – traditional femininity and resistant femininity – in language, in women’s magazines, and in relation to the body. The book then uses a Discourse Analysis of women’s fitness magazines to investigate how these ideologies, or discourses, are encoded and ultimately merged into a single discourse of femininity.The extremely thin female body encodes traditional femininity in that it represents social values of beauty, smallness, and others-orientation, but it also encodes resistant femininity in that it represents determination, dedication, and strength. Similarly, fitness instructional texts from women’s fitness magazines demonstrate a hybrid discourse which integrates the language of traditional femininity and the language of resistant femininity. This hybrid discourse, which the author calls empowered femininity, appears as a seamless combination of the two “parent” discourses by placing itself in the middle of a continuum between traditional femininity and resistant femininity through two themes: limited achievement and celebrating objectification. The empowered femininity discourse also supports a sociological trend of many women wanting to balance competing demands of portraying highly valued but traditionally male traits while still being seen as traditionally feminine.

    • Fashion & beauty industries
      September 2015

      Haute Coiffure

      by Charlie Le Mindu (author), Anders Christian Madsen (introduction)

      ‘Le Mindu is a unique character. He’s a bit of a hairdresser, a bit of a designer, a bit of an outsider – and an insider. People might think he’s a bit of a crazy person, but his attention to detail is impeccable – that’s what sets him apart.’ Nicola Formichetti Charlie Le Mindu is an artist like no other. His medium is hair and his ascent has been rapid. Born in rural France, he spent his formative years in Berlin and then London, where his career really took off in the late ’00s, with catwalk shows and celebrities clamouring to wear his wigs, most famously Lady Gaga. Since then his work has continued to grow in scale and extravagance. His creations – painstakingly handcrafted using cutting-edge techniques – are often controversial; but at the heart of his work remains a genuine punk attitude, a wicked sense of humour, and a love of strong women. Le Mindu has a ferocious, independent imagination, untethered by trends and convention, and this, when combined with exquisite skill, precision and dexterity makes for a true artist. Haute Coiffure celebrates Le Mindu’s work, in all its bold, tactile glory. With an introduction by Anders Christian Madsen, Fashion Features Director, i-D Magazine, and featuring photography by Rankin, Ellen von Unwerth, Tim Walker, and more.

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