An illustrated guide to the fashionista's New York – from one of the world's most sought-after fashion illustrators Let one of the world's most successful fashion illustrators guide you through one of the world's greatest fashion cities. From Chanel to Dior, Bloomingdales to Bergdorf Goodman, Megan Hess has drawn for some of the most prestigious fashion brands around and experienced the incredible style the city of New York has to offer. In her latest book, Megan Hess takes you on an adventure, showing you the best places for a fashionista to eat, sleep, and play – all illustrated in her inimitable, elegant style. Featuring fashionthemed restaurants, hotels, and sites to visit, as well as Megan's favorite places to shop, this is a must-have insider's guide to New York for any fashion lover.
Examines the history and unique style of one hundred of the most iconic dresses in fashion history, including Audrey Hepburn's little back dress from "Breakfast at Tiffany's," Princess Diana's wedding dress, and Lady Gaga's meat dress.
Ever dreamed you could live in the suite of a Manhattan socialite? Or the grand estate of one of London's men-about-town, or a Parisian vintage loft? Within the sumptuously illustrated pages of this book you will find that all of your extravagant dreams of interior design have come true. Internationally acclaimed illustrator Megan Hess has assembled some of the most decadent and indulgent interior designs from around the world in her collection Fashion House - beautiful interiors which are guaranteed to delight and inspire. Fashion House celebrates some of the most decadent and indulgent interiors from around the world and the icons, past and present, who inhabit them. Discover the type of furniture they choose, the style of clothes they wear, and how they style a space. Learn the benefits of the eclectic chair, the portrait piece, the striking rug, the signature wallpaper, and the resident pet. Drawing on her years of experience working as an illustrator for internationl brands such as Tiffanys, Chanel and Christian Dior, Hess has combined her love of fashion and interior design with her signature illustrations, and has created a book of undeniable style sure to be adored.
Italian fashion has long been revered for its craftsmanship and luxury, but also for its iconic status in the fashion world. Floral brocades, leopard print and show-stopping red dresses – the masters of Italian fashion know how to make a statement. In Iconic: The masters of Italian fashion, internationally renowned fashion illustrator Megan Hess explores ten of the best known and most loved Italian designers: Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Valentino, Pucci, Prada, Miu Miu, Missoni, Gucci and Armani. Megan takes readers on an unforgettable journey beneath the seams of each designer, learning about their history and significance to Italian – and global – fashion culture. Filled with Megan's stunning illustrations of some of the most well-known and fabulous outfits, from suits to swimwear to haute couture gowns, Iconic is a truly unique celebration of one of the world's most important fashion destinations.
A beautiful, high-quality stationery range celebrating style icons from around the world. This unique stationery range by Megan Hess is the companion to her Fashion House book, which depicts beautiful illustrated interiors from the style elite. Gracing the front of this collection of notecards are Megan's gorgeous illustrations of Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Coco Chanel, and Elizabeth Taylor. This is an exquisite collection perfect for lovers of fine stationery.
Fashion is ever-changing, influenced by the key designers that capture a moment in history; and Coco Chanel is arguably the most significant influence on women's fashion in the twentieth century.Coco's World is a compilation of Megan Hess' stunning illustrations of the 100 most quintessential moments through Chanel's history, from Coco's incredible life, to the impact of Karl Lagerfeld on the company and the incredible items that have become iconic of the brand – the little black dress, the luxurious bags and accessories, glamorous jewellery and of course the renowned Chanel No 5 perfume. Interspersed with historical anecdotes and famous quotes from Coco herself, Karl Lagerfeld and other key fashion icons of the era, this book is an elegant and immersive introduction to the moments that shaped Coco and the iconic Chanel brand – and how fashion, in turn, shaped their lives.
This unique stationery range by Megan Hess is the companion to her Fashion House book, which depicts beautiful illustrated interiors from the style elite. Gracing the front of this collection of four mini notebooks are Megan's gorgeous illustrations of Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Coco Chanel, and Elizabeth Taylor. This is an exquisite collection, perfect for lovers of fine stationery.
"If the Internet could create its version of the perfect girl, Jeanne Damas would probably be her. . . . She's nailed that French girl je ne sais quoi." --Vogue A window on the world's most stylish city, with more than 100 full-color photos and profiles of 20 diverse and inspiring Parisian women, by "the coolest, most beautiful French girl in France" (GQ) and a former editor in chief of French Elle "We've always been crazy in love with this city. . . . We love its arrogance, its clumsiness, its simplicity. And especially the women who live here." Two quintessential Parisian women--model and fashion designer Jeanne Damas and journalist Lauren Bastide--shine a spotlight on twenty real-life women of Paris, dispelling the myth that there's only one type of Parisian woman and introducing us to the city that real Parisiennes live in. They're booksellers, singers, writers, activists, and antique dealers; they live in small studios, spacious apartments, or houseboats; their ages range from fourteen to seventy . . . and all embody the effortless chic and insouciant spirit of the legendary Parisian woman. In Paris takes us into these women's lives, telling us about their careers, families, favorite nightlife spots, shopping habits, and beloved books and films. Full-color photos taken by Jeanne herself accompany charming lists of advice on the French art de vivre--from the best places to people-watch with a glass of wine after work to the perfect Parisian playlist to the ten things that a French woman would never, ever post on Instagram. Witty, elegant, and modern, In Paris is an ode to Paris through the eyes of its eternally cool women--for everyone who has ever dreamed of one day living in Paris.
A delightful, beautifully illustrated gift book. Freindship isn't about grand gestures. It's about the little things you sometimes take for granted. Whether it's to have fun with or comfort you when you're down, you know you can rely on your true friends.
Leaving a failed relationship with a live-in lover, a career in fashion, and New York behind, Klein is determined to start over in Paris and plunges into the idiosyncratic world of French men and dating, muddling her way through sexy Renaud, three men named Jean, and a married man who wants her to become his mistress. A first novel. Original. 35,000 first printing.
Chronicles the year that the author and her family lived in Paris, describing her walking tours of the city, her school-age children's attempts to navigate foreign language schools, and her thoughts on the pleasures of French living.
The #1 bestseller that tells the remarkable story of the generations of American artists, writers, and doctors who traveled to Paris, the intellectual, scientific, and artistic capital of the western world, fell in love with the city and its people, and changed America through what they learned, told by America’s master historian, David McCullough. Not all pioneers went west. In The Greater Journey, David McCullough tells the enthralling, inspiring—and until now, untold—story of the adventurous American artists, writers, doctors, politicians, and others who set off for Paris in the years between 1830 and 1900, hungry to learn and to excel in their work. What they achieved would profoundly alter American history. Elizabeth Blackwell, the first female doctor in America, was one of this intrepid band. Another was Charles Sumner, whose encounters with black students at the Sorbonne inspired him to become the most powerful voice for abolition in the US Senate. Friends James Fenimore Cooper and Samuel F. B. Morse worked unrelentingly every day in Paris, Morse not only painting what would be his masterpiece, but also bringing home his momentous idea for the telegraph. Harriet Beecher Stowe traveled to Paris to escape the controversy generated by her book, Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Three of the greatest American artists ever—sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, painters Mary Cassatt and John Singer Sargent—flourished in Paris, inspired by French masters. Almost forgotten today, the heroic American ambassador Elihu Washburne bravely remained at his post through the Franco-Prussian War, the long Siege of Paris, and the nightmare of the Commune. His vivid diary account of the starvation and suffering endured by the people of Paris is published here for the first time. Telling their stories with power and intimacy, McCullough brings us into the lives of remarkable men and women who, in Saint-Gaudens’ phrase, longed “to soar into the blue.
A suspenseful and dramatic story of impossible love between a German soldier and a French Resistance fighter in World War Two Paris. In 1943, Michel Roth is a young soldier working in the German army’s back offices in occupied Paris. But his fluency in French gets Roth a new task when the Gestapo find themselves in need of a translator for the confessions of interrogated French resisters. After work Roth chooses another path – he slips out of his hotel carrying a bag of civilian clothes and steals into an alley where he changes personas, becoming Monsieur Antoine, a young Frenchman. He strolls the streets of Paris, where one day he meets Chantal, daughter of an antiquarian bookseller. They fall in love, and when Chantal warns him away from the notorious café Turachevsky, favoured nightspot for German officers and the French women who entertain them, Michel believes it is out of jealousy. Too late he discovers that she is a member of the Resistance, and his naiveté leaves Michel on the other side of the SS interrogation machine. What follows is a tale of desperate cat and mouse through Paris, and into the devastated French countryside at the end of the war, when neighbours are quick to betray neighbours, and even to take revenge into their own hands. From the Hardcover edition.
This book depicts the small things in life that bring us joy and make us smile. Those exhilarating moments, such as finding the perfect pair of shoes, hearing from an old friend. Each little pleasure is accompanied by on of Megan Hess's dellightful and witty full-color illustrations.
Best friends Imogene and Evie are off to work in Paris for the summer where they will meet with glamorous models and shop at the finest stores--as is required by fashion-savvy apprentices of a famous designer in the fashion capital of the world.
In February of 1947, the crème de la crème of Paris haute couture have flocked to see Christian Dior's debut fashion show. In a flurry of corolla shaped skirts, the parade of models file down the runway and the mesmerized audience declares the show a triumph. When Clara—a freshly hired chronicler and guide to the busy corridors of the brand-new fashion house—is hand-picked by Dior to be a model, she knows her life will never be the same. A biography docudrama that marries fiction with the story of one of the greatest couturiers in history, this work is a breathless and stunning presentation of Christian Dior's greatest designs, beautifully rendered by bestselling artist Annie Goetzinger.
Alexa Chung's IT: the Top Ten Bestseller from the international fashion muse and Vogue contributing editor Now a Penguin paperback, this one-off collection of Alexa Chung's writing, doodles and photographs combines stories of early style inspirations such as her grandpa and the Spice Girls with discussion of figures of obsession like Jane Birkin and Annie Hall, reflecting on heartbreak, how to get dressed in the morning, the challenges of taking a good selfie, and more. Interspersed with pages from Alexa's notebooks and many a photo of a good night out, It is now perfectly sized for any bag - handbag or otherwise. Witty, charming and with a refreshingly down-to-earth attitude, It is a must-have for anyone who loves fashion, worries about growing up, or loves just about everything Alexa Chung. 'If you love Alexa Chung, buy it. If you are interested in fashion and style, buy it. If you're after a book full of pretty pictures and inspo, buy it' - Cosmopolitan Alexa Chung is a model and contributing editor to British Vogue. The recipient of numerous style awards, Alexa has won the prestigious British Style Award (voted for by the public) three years in a row. She currently lives in New York City.