"I did not have three thousand pairs of shoes. I had one thousand and sixty."--Imelda Marcos In recent years shoes have become objects of fanatical devotion, as covetable designs have gained iconic status and shoe designers have become heroes of popular culture. From Christian Louboutin's signature red sole and the Manolo Blahnik heels that helped to define Sex and the City's Carrie Bradshaw to the eco-friendly footwear of the future, shoes are now a fashion statement all their own. Is there such a thing as a leading shoe fashion anymore? The silhouettes, colors, and details on the feet of models and in the pages of fashion magazines used to be the ultimate in style, but they no longer represent all fashion footwear any more than haute couture represents all fashionable clothing. Renowned fashion specialist Jonathan Walford recounts the fascinating history of more than 350 leading women's shoe designers and manufacturers who have shaped modern footwear over the last sixty years. A rich array of sketches, photographs, and advertisements highlight superlative craftsmanship and lasting trends. Featuring designs by Bally, Beverly Feldman, Camper, Charles Jourdan, Chie Mihara, Christian Louboutin, Ferragamo, Herman Delman, Jimmy Choo, Joan & David, Kenneth Cole, Manolo Blahnik, Maud Frizon, Roger Vivier, Rupert Sanderson, and Sergio Rossi.
Mollie Peace was a woman of her time, one of a generation that saw the most extraordinary changes. Born in poverty, she lived through the hardship of the early twentieth century, and experienced the tragedies of war. She witnessed the birth of the motor car, the atom bomb, the computer and the Internet. A loyal wife and mother, she raised a family and knew the joy of great-grandchildren. To have experienced all this was no ordinary life. But like so many other women of her time, she nurtured a private desire that was always denied her. She wanted to be a writer. That was her real identity and she was a talented poet. But there was no opportunity for her. Until now. This collection is both a tribute to her and an encouragement to everyone who believes in their own purpose and desires. Never give up. Your words will live on.
If you want to lower your cholesterol, prevent heart disease and lose weight, eating the right food is the best medicine. Eating healthfully is a challenge for those with fast-paced lives; many studies have shown that vegans seem to have a lower risk of heart attack, obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes mellitus, and some forms of cancer. Lots of people have cut out dairy, meat and oils and seen remarkable results.
If you can avoid it, do not loan your name to every needy friend that comes along. Your neighbors question your good judgment every time you have to meet a note which you were coaxed into endorsing. You would have saved yourself by loaning the money outright. -from "Chapter XXIV: Things to Remember" If you're doing business in the year 1910, there's no better source for helpful advice than Business Hints for Men and Women. This handy little volume explains such vital matters as: . common sense farming . how to make a bank draft . advice on using the postal service . how to send a telegram . using the telephone . why you should let your wife know what you're up to businesswise . and much more. Don't do business in the early 20th century without it! Also available from Cosimo Classics: Calhoun's How to Get on in the World. American artist and writer ALFRED ROCHEFORT CALHOUN contributed photography, sketches, and articles to publications including Harper's Weekly and the Philadelphia Press.
The Man Who Lived in a Shoe is a classic fiction tale.
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