Chase's Calendar of Events 2018

The Ultimate Go-to Guide for Special Days, Weeks and Months

Author: Editors of Chase's

Publisher: Bernan Press


Category: Reference

Page: 752

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Founded in 1957, Chase's observes its 60th anniversary with the 2018 edition! Users will find everything worth knowing and celebrating for each day of the year: 12,500 holidays, historical milestones, famous birthdays, festivals, sporting events and much more. "One of the most impressive reference volumes in the world."--Publishers Weekly.

Chase's Calendar of Events 2019

The Ultimate Go-to Guide for Special Days, Weeks and Months

Author: Editors of Chase's

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield


Category: Reference

Page: 752

View: 506

Since 1957, Chase's Calendar of Events lists everything worth knowing and celebrating for each day of the year: 12,500 holidays, historical milestones, famous birthdays, festivals, sporting events and much more. "The Oxford English Dictionary of holidays."--NPR's Planet Money.

Make the World Your Runway

Top Model Secrets for Confidence and Success

Author: Liris Crosse





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Foreword by Tim Gunn. In "Make the World Your Runway", Liris Crosse, plus-size supermodel, actress, and pioneer in the fashion industry, shares her top model secrets for every day confidence and success. It is the inspirational roadmap to help you to build your own self-belief, so you can create the joy and success in life that you've always wanted. Step up. Own it. We're waiting for your brilliance!"

Wild Child to Couture Style

The Shailah Edmonds Story

Author: MS Shailah Edmonds

Publisher: Lyons Publishing



Page: 242

View: 403

Wild Child to Couture Style is based on the true story of former International supermodel, Shailah Edmonds, who was one of the pioneers of African American models that conquered the Couture market, (which is the most rarefied realm of the modeling profession) in Paris, from the late 1970's to the early 1990's. This manuscript chronicles the authors' journey from growing up in Portland, Oregon, to becoming a high fashion model, who has walked the runways of Paris, London, Rome, Japan and other International locales, where she was in demand. Ms. Edmonds writes about a young love that led to her to becoming a teenage mother. Putting her dreams of being an actress on the back burner to mother her child, Shailah's life changed when she met Ruth Turner, while walking in Washington, D.C. Ruth introduced her to New York City. The book chronicles Shailah's experiences traveling around the world in a dream profession. Although Shailah feels as if she is a hidden figure in the mainstream names of fashion, she was among one of the most photographed runway models of that era, because of the energy, style and flair she brought to the runway. Pictorially, the story is told very well with photos of her ancestors who were born into slavery, her progress as she began to be groomed, as well as an abundance of strikingly beautiful couture color photographs. With the popularity of stories of historic black women, this book could easily be a best seller. with elements of courage, drama, comedy, romance and endurance by a single African American female. It is a true story of faith, love and persistence, which would serve as inspiration and example to all young women daring to reach out for a better life.This book would be of interest because not only is it beneficial as a guide to success, but also an inspiration to all, especially aspiring models who are hungry for guidance an from industry professional.This work will appeal to readers who enjoy inspirational memoirs.

Perfect Is Boring

10 Things My Crazy, Fierce Mama Taught Me About Beauty, Booty, and Being a Boss

Author: Tyra Banks

Publisher: Penguin


Category: Self-Help

Page: 320

View: 416

Supermodel and super CEO of our time Tyra Banks and her mother Carolyn show readers why when you kick perfection to the curb and showcase your unique beauty ain't nobody gonna stop you! In Perfect Is Boring, Tyra Banks and her mother, Carolyn, get raw, real and cray-in-a-good-way as they share what they’ve learned on Tyra’s journey from insecure preteen to supermodel and entrepreneurial powerhouse. Though she’ll be the first to tell you she is not her daughter’s best friend—‘cause she ain’t that kinda mama!—there’s no doubt that Carolyn’s signature mix of pep talks and tough love got Tyra to where she is today, and here they pay it forward to empower readers with a reminder that perfect really isn’t all that. Whether they’re writing about watching Tyra’s most imperfect moment go viral (Does “Be Quiet Tiffany!” ring any bells?), no-holds-barred sex talks or how they’ve overcome everything from fashion industry discrimination to media fat-shaming and a misguided attempt at a music career, they never lose their sense of humor or we-got-your-back-spirit. Full of smart, wise, and often hilarious lessons for mothers, daughters, fathers and sons everywhere—including “Take Responsibility for Yourself,” “Lip Gloss + Pizza Sauce = Boss,” and “Fix It or Flaunt It”—Perfect Is Boring is a must-read for anyone who needs a kick in the booty, a pat on the back, or a good reason to laugh-out-loud.

Catwalk Fail

Author: Jason Godfrey

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform



Page: 272

View: 548

Colin Bryce Hamilton is living the dream. As a model, he jet-sets around the globe hooking up with cover-girls while he nurtures his eight-pack abs all in an effort to get to Milan, and the supermodel career he knows he deserves. But when Colin suffers a catastrophic sex injury life as he knows it stops. Then his agency in Milan dumps him, and his confidence takes a devastating hit. Soon he's binging on greasy everything, losing work to his self-proclaimed best friend, and being ignored by Taylor, the new girl in town. When his teenage sister, Jasmine, arrives determined to model-despite his urging to do anything but join the self-esteem wrecking gauntlet of fashion-Colin's loses it entirely. With his dreams of Milan slipping away, and a notorious photographer with equally notorious genitals moving in on his sister, Colin must pull it together to save her and redeem himself at the biggest fashion show of the season proving to Taylor he's not just another shallow model.

The Morning After

Author: Michelle Reid

Publisher: Harlequin


Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 670

"You cannot be allowed to go on ruining lives simply because that body of yours drives men insane!" Cesar DeSanquez was right about Annie's beauty: it had made her into an international supermodel. But the only life about to be ruined was Annie's—by Cesar! In reality, she was a shy virgin, but Cesar preferred to believe in her glossy image. He passionately believed that she had torn apart his family in the space of a night. And now, in the cold light of dawn, he wanted his revenge!

Gal Gadot

Soldier, Model, Wonder Woman

Author: Jill Sherman

Publisher: Lerner Publications


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 829

In 2017 the movie Wonder Woman became a box-office hit, breaking records and earning hundreds of millions of dollars. Israeli actor Gal Gadot played Wonder Woman—a fierce and compassionate Amazonian warrior. Prior to her time in the spotlight, Gadot served in the Israeli military, won a Miss Israel pageant, and studied to be a lawyer. When Gadot began acting, she wanted to play strong, independent women. She hopes to be a role model for her daughters as well as an inspiration to both women and men around the world. Follow Gadot's story from an average childhood in a small town in Israel to the role of a lifetime as Wonder Woman.

Timeless Beauty

Over 100 Tips, Secrets, and Shortcuts to Looking Great

Author: Christie Brinkley

Publisher: Hachette UK


Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

View: 969

In her first book in more than 30 years, supermodel Christie Brinkley shares the secrets she's learned on what to eat, how to apply makeup like a pro, and what to wear to look like a knock out. She has the face and body of a 30-year-old and she just turned 60! From tips on which skincare products really make our skin look younger to which foods cut inflammation to a fitness plan with easy exercises to keep us strong and our waistlines lean, Brinkley draws on her years of experience maintaining her supermodel appearance to help readers look and feel their youthful best. She also offers makeup tips that will make any face look younger, fashion advice on necklines, skirt lengths, and more! With never-before-read personal stories, beautiful photographs, hundreds of timesaving tips, plus a good dose of humor, this will be the book that every woman will want to own and share with her friends.