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  • Inside the Royal Wardrobe

    A Dress History of Queen Alexandra

    by Kate Strasdin

    series Dress and Fashion Research
    Queen Alexandra used clothes to fashion images of herself as a wife, a mother and a royal: a woman who both led Britain alongside her husband Edward VII and lived her life through fashion. Inside the Royal Wardrobe overturns the popular portrait of a vapid and neglected queen, examining the surviving garments of Alexandra, Princess of Wales – who later became Queen Consort – to unlock a rich ... Read more

    $36.51 AUD

  • Release

    by Beth Kery

    For fans for Sylvia Day, J. Kenner and Maya Banks. A sexy, thrilling erotic romance from the New York Times ebook bestselling author of the Because You Are Mine series and The Affair.Genny loved her husband Max, but something was missing - a sexual charge that was instead ignited by his business partner, Sean. He was ruggedly handsome, with a heart-stopping smile and a slow, sexy New Orleans drawl ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD

  • The Chiffon Trenches

    by Andre Leon Talley

    ‘Honestly and candidly captures fifty sublime years of fashion’ Manolo BlahnikDiscover what truly happens behind the scenes in the world of high fashion in this detailed, storied memoir from style icon, bestselling author and former Vogue creative director André Leon Talley.During André Leon Talley’s first magazine job assisting Andy Warhol at Interview, a fateful meeting with Karl Lagerfeld began ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Dress Thief

    one secret could destroy everything she holds dear...

    by Natalie Meg Evans

    Alix Gower may be poor but she's also ambitious, and she'd do anything to secure her dream job in one of Paris's premier fashion houses. But Alix also has a secret: she supports her family by stealing from the very houses she so adores. But can Alix risk her reputation and her relationships forever? And is the handsome English reporter she keeps bumping into really to be trusted?'Wonderful! I didn ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Threads of Life

    A History of the World Through the Eye of a Needle

    by Clare Hunter

    **SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER** **RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK** **WATERSTONES SCOTTISH BOOK OF THE MONTH****'An astonishing feat'Christina Patterson, Sunday Times'An inspiring and moving sideways look at history'Eithne Farry, Sunday Express**An eloquent blend of history and memoir, Threads of Life is an evocative and moving book about the need we all have to tell our story.From poli... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Vivienne Westwood

    by Ian Kelly and 1 more

    Vivienne Westwood is one of the icons of our age; fashion designer, activist, co-creator of punk, global brand and grandmother; a true living legend. Both her name and brand are recognised the world over, whilst at home in the UK she has attained National Treasure status as the nation's favourite fearless female icon.This is her story. Told for the first time in all its glamour and glory and with ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Secret Lives of Colour

    by Kassia St Clair

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'A mind-expanding tour of the world without leaving your paintbox. Every colour has a story, and here are some of the most alluring, alarming, and thought-provoking. Very hard painting the hallway magnolia after this inspiring primer.'Simon GarfieldThe Secret Lives of Colour tells the unusual stories of the 75 most fascinating shades, dyes and hues. From blonde to ... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Golden Thread

    How Fabric Changed History

    by Kassia St Clair

    ** A RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK **'Fascinating . . . The history of the world through the eye of a needle . . . I recommend this book to anyone' THE SPECTATOR'A charming, absorbing and history that takes us on a journey from the silk roads to sportswear, from ruffs to spacesuits . . . I devoured this quietly feminist book' SUNDAY TIMES'Joyful and beautiful' NATURE**'Will make you rethink ... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Gods and Kings

    The Rise and Fall of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano

    by Dana Thomas

    In Gods and Kings Dana Thomas, author of Deluxe, tells the story of how John Galliano and Alexander McQueen changed the face of fashionIn the first decade of the 21st century the fashion world was dominated by two very different but equally successful and turbulent figures. But, within twelve months, Alexander McQueen had committed suicide, and John Galliano had professionally imploded. Who was to ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Diana Vreeland

    Empress of Fashion

    by Amanda Mackenzie Stuart

    This, the first full-length biography of Diana Vreeland, portrays a fashion icon, a fearless innovator who as editor, curator and wit reinvented the way we think about style - inspiring designers, models, photographers and artists. Diana joined Harpers in 1936: during her time there and later as the editor-in-chief of Vogue, she launched Twiggys career, advised Jackie Kennedy, and enjoyed the full ... Read more

    $23.86 AUD

  • The Rosemary McLeod Craft Series: Adornments

    by Rosemary McLeod

    series The Rosemary McLeod Craft Series
    How to make amazing vintage necklaces, cardigans, slippers, gloves and more, all instructions included. Taken from Rosemary McLeod's amazing book With Bold Needle & Thread: Adventures in Vintage Needlecraft, the 10 patterns in this ebook come from women' s magazines of the 1930s to 1950s, recreated with a modern twist. Rosemary McLeod, bestselling author and expert on textile crafts, has written ... Read more

    $3.99 AUD

  • Embroidery Stitches Step-by-Step

    by Lucinda Ganderton

    The ultimate stitch dictionary, perfect for anyone who wants to learn and master the traditional craft of embroidery!A visual encyclopedia of stitches that will inspire and inform sewers of all levels. With this comprehensive guide in hand, you'll be able to accomplish and perfect every stitch under the sun!This handbook is packed with practical advice on which thread, needles, or fabrics work ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD

  • Dior by Dior

    The Autobiography of Christian Dior

    by Christian Dior and 1 more

    series V&A Fashion Perspectives
    Christian Dior rocketed to fame with his first collection in 1947 when ... Read more

    $11.54 AUD

  • The Farm At Black Hills

    by Beverley Forrester

    An engaging woman-against-the-odds story about an entrepreneurial South Island sheep farmer. When Beverley Forrester’s beloved husband Jim died unexpectedly, not only did she have to deal with her grief, but she suddenly had a farm to run too. Although she had grown up in a farming family, she herself had trained and worked as an occupational therapist for many years. So there was a lot to learn ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Shocking Life

    The Autobiography of Elsa Schiaparelli

    by Elsa Schiaparelli

    series V&A Fashion Perspectives
    Elsa Schiaparelli (1890–1973) was one of the leading fashion ... Read more

    $11.54 AUD

  • Jewelry Making For Beginners: A Complete & Easy Step by Step Guide

    by Janet Evans

    "Jewelry Making For Beginners" is a text that not only highlights the basics of making various types of jewelry, it also goes just a bit further into the process without making it overwhelming for the beginner. The aim that the author has with this text is to inform and educate and make the overall process as easy as possible to execute. The individual that has no concept at all of what jewelry ... Read more

    $5.60 AUD

  • Fabric Art Workshop

    Exploring Techniques & Materials for Fabric Artists and Quilters

    by Susan Stein

    A comprehensive source of all the newest and most popular fiber art techniques!This technique-driven book explores a wide range of new possibilities and materials available to fabric and journal artists. Each unique technique is presented with an inspirational, full-page photo of a fabric journal page. How-to steps with photos explore all the possible results from applying the technique. The ... Read more

    $28.26 AUD

  • How To Make Jewelry With Beads: An Easy & Complete Step By Step Guide

    by Janet Evans

    It's quite easy to make your own jewelry when you know how. After finishing this book not only will you be able to create unique and stunning jewelry designs with beads for yourself but for others as well. As you'll discover, to make jewelry with beads, you don't need any specialized skills or knowledge in metal work or power tools. If you really want to see your hobby flourish then learning the ... Read more

    $5.60 AUD

  • On the Loom

    A Modern Weaver's Guide

    by Maryanne Moodie

    In On the Loom, Maryanne Moodie brings the ancient art of weaving to the modern day in a comprehensive guide packed with step-by-step tutorials and beautiful photography. Learn the basics of this simple and beautiful craft with valuable information on basic stitches, tools needed, and even how to make your own looms. Split by loom type—circular, rectangular, and even found objects—24 lush, ... Read more

    $24.85 AUD

  • Elizabeth Zimmermann's Knitter's Almanac

    The Commemorative Edition

    by Elizabeth Zimmermann

    series Dover Knitting, Crochet, Tatting, Lace
    One of America's most ingenious and creative knitters presents 23 patterns in this beloved classic of knitting lore. Elizabeth Zimmermann's bestselling guide includes Aran sweaters, mittens, socks, and patterns for other items that can be followed by intermediate to advanced knitters or adapted into original works.This commemorative hardcover edition celebrates the centenary of Elizabeth ... Read more

    $38.32 AUD

  • Make & Mend

    The Japanese Art of Sashiko Embroidery-15 Beautiful Visible Mending Projects

    by Jessica Marquez

    Make and Mend is an exquisite, full-colour guide to sashiko, a simple Japanese stitching technique that uses stunning patterns to decorate or repair clothing, accessories and home textiles - requiring no special equipment other than a sewing needle and some thread!Sashiko is traditionally used to mend and repair clothing and textiles, but it can just as easily be used to create beautiful, ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Vintage Couture Tailoring

    by Thomas von Nordheim

    Traditional tailoring is a fascinating craft, which has not changed for many centuries, however, the techniques are now known only by a few practising in the best couture ateliers and bespoke tailor's workrooms. Nothing feels quite so luxurious or sophisticated as bespoke clothes, but the tailoring skills they require are often seen to be shrouded in mystery and the clothes therefore only ... Read more

    $23.86 AUD

  • Dress Your Best Life

    Harness the Power of Clothes To Transform Your Confidence

    by Dawnn Karen

    How you dress matters. What you wear affects your mood, how you feel about yourself and how others think about you.As an Ivy League educated therapist, publicist, former model and fashion designer, Dawnn Karen is an authority on the use of clothing to express identity and boost mood. Karen has spent years studying the relationship between attire and attitude, and her clients range from high ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • How to Draw Like a Fashion Illustrator

    Skills and techniques to develop your visual style

    by Robyn Neild

    This step-by-step guide provides an insight into how to illustrate fashion designs and get your ideas down on paper. It is of interest to any designer, from the complete beginner or someone hoping to improve their skills and establish a career as a fashion illustrator, to professionals wanting to strengthen their visual impact. Using inspiration from past artists and illustrators, readers will ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD