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THE SHOE:  BEST FOOT FORWARD., Blanchard, Tamsin.
1 Blanchard, Tamsin. THE SHOE: BEST FOOT FORWARD.
Carlton, London, 2000. 
144 pp, square 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1842220667 Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs. "From the erotic pull of the killer high heel to the trendiest cross-trainer (this book) takes you on an extravagant tour through the fashions of footwear. Capturing the latest trends and sensations and celebrating the enduring classics that have helped define the styles of today, (it) is every footwear aficionado's dream. 'No Pain, No Gain' surveys key shoe des igns - from dagger-sharp stilettos and high-rise wedges to barely-there thongs and foot-hugging slippers. It also looks at designs that provoke month-long waiting lists, as well as shoes that shriek money and status, glamourpuss styles enc r u s t e d w i th jewels, kinky boots, hi-tech cross-trainers, and the innovative designs that are paving the way to the future. Find out who wears what in 'The Who's Who of Shoes', and see what this reveals about your own personality - do you sl in k ab ou t in st ra ppy sandals or slouch around in Birkenstock clogs? With an A-Z of over 30 international designers and brands, 'The Shoe' will prove irresistible to all modern Imeldas." Small creases at top corner of page 113/114. Dust jack et ha s l igh t wea r /wr ink ling along top edge, light rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
TIARAS:  A HISTORY OF SPLENDOUR., Munn, Geoffrey C.
2 Munn, Geoffrey C. TIARAS: A HISTORY OF SPLENDOUR.
Antique Collectors' Club, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 2003, reprint. 
432 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1851493751 Beautifully and profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs, reproductions. "Tiaras have always inspired a great fascination and the most beautiful and influential wome n have been painted, photographed and admired whilst wearing them. Even in the twenty-first century they are still worn and continue to inspire special poise, elegance and sophistication. This lavishly illustrated book includes exclusive p h o t o g r a p hs, many reproduced for the first time, of a variety of Royal tiaras together with those of French and Russian Imperial provenance, including four stunning tiaras designed by Prince Albert for Queen Victoria. Geoffrey Munn has als o be en g ra nt ed p ri vileged access to the archives of many famous jewellers, including Boucheron, Cartier, Van Cleef and Arpels and Faberge, for his research. The regal images of some of the most prestigious jewels in the world will captivate t he rea der an d e nsu re tur ning the page to the next enticing image becomes irresistible. Many of these mesmerising tiaras also have great historical significance and their provenance is fully explained here. Among the contemporary pieces re fer red to are tiar as b elon gin g to Jamie Lee Curtis, Vivienne Westwood, Elton John and Madonna, that were made by Galliano, Slim Barratt and Versace. The scholarly text, which incorporates more than 400 illustrations, includes chapters on tia ras as c rown jew els, Russi an st yle tiara s, tiaras as works of art and the relationship between the tiara and the costume ball. (This) is a magnificent work that will enthral all those interested in fashion and style, jewellery, European histo ry a nd Ro yalty ." L ight soilin g at b otto m edge of spine. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, light edge wrinkling, moderate wrinkling/creasing at top of front panel between two 1" tears - archivally taped. Very Good+/Very Good- 
Price: 115.00 USD
 


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