The Wedding Dress
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|Author||: Rachel Hauck|
|Editor||: Thomas Nelson Inc|
"One dress. Four women. An amazing destiny. Charlotte Malone is getting married. Yet all is not settled in the heart of Birmingham's chic bridal boutique owner. Charlotte can dress any bride to perfection-except herself. When she discovers a vintage mint-condition wedding gown in a battered old trunk, Charlotte embarks on a passionate journey to discover the women who wore the gown before her. Emily in 1912. Mary in 1939. And Hillary in 1968. Each woman teaches Charlotte something about love in her own unique way. Woven within the threads of the beautiful hundred-year-old gown is the truth about Charlotte's heritage, the power of faith, and the beauty of finding true love"--
|Author||: Danielle Steel|
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * In Danielle Steel's epic new novel, the lives of four generations of women in one family span fortune and loss, motherhood, tragedy and victories. From the glamorous San Francisco social scene of the 1920s, through war and the social changes of the '60s, to the rise of Silicon Valley today, this extraordinary novel takes us on a family odyssey that is both heartbreaking and inspiring, as each generation faces the challenges of their day. The Parisian design houses in 1928, the crash of 1929, the losses of war, the drug culture of the 1960s--history holds many surprises, and lives are changed forever. For richer or for poorer, in cramped apartments and grand mansions, the treasured wedding dress made in Paris in 1928 follows each generation into their new lives, and represents different hopes for each of them, as they marry very different men. From inherited fortunes at the outset to self-made men and women, the wedding dress remains a cherished constant for the women who wear it in each generation and forge a destiny of their own. It is a symbol of their remaining traditions and the bond of family they share in an ever-changing world.
|Author||: Edwina Ehrman|
|Editor||: Victoria & Albert Museum|
Featuring the works of such designers as Worth, Fortuny and Christian Lacroix, a photographic celebration of the wedding gown showcases garments from the Victoria & Albert Museum's renowned collection while drawing on archival letters, memoirs and newspaper accounts to trace the history of the white wedding dress.
|Author||: Fanny Howe|
|Editor||: Univ of California Press|
Novelist and poet Howe suggests new and fruitful ways of thinking about both the artist's role and the condition of doubt. In these original meditations on bewilderment, motherhood, imagination, and art-making, Howe takes on conventional systems of belief and argues for another, brave way of proceeding. In the essays "Immanence" and "Work and Love" and those on writers such as Carmelite nun Edith Stein, French mystic Simone Weil, Thomas Hardy, and Ilona Karmel--who were particularly affected by political, philosophical, and existential events in the twentieth century--she directly engages questions of race, gender, religion, faith, language, and political thought and, in doing so, expands the field of the literary essay. A richly evocative memoir, "Seeing Is Believing," situates Howe's own domestic and political life in Boston in the late '60s and early '70s within the broader movement for survival and social justice in the face of that city's racism. From publisher description.
|Author||: Jennifer Robson|
One of the most anticipated reads from InStyle, HelloGiggles, Hypable, Bookbub, and Bookriot! One of Real Simple's Best Historical Fiction novels of the year! “The Gown is marvelous and moving, a vivid portrait of female self-reliance in a world racked by the cost of war.”--Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Alice Network From the internationally bestselling author of Somewhere in France comes an enthralling historical novel about one of the most famous wedding dresses of the twentieth century—Queen Elizabeth’s wedding gown—and the fascinating women who made it. “Millions will welcome this joyous event as a flash of color on the long road we have to travel.” —Sir Winston Churchill on the news of Princess Elizabeth’s forthcoming wedding London, 1947: Besieged by the harshest winter in living memory, burdened by onerous shortages and rationing, the people of postwar Britain are enduring lives of quiet desperation despite their nation’s recent victory. Among them are Ann Hughes and Miriam Dassin, embroiderers at the famed Mayfair fashion house of Norman Hartnell. Together they forge an unlikely friendship, but their nascent hopes for a brighter future are tested when they are chosen for a once-in-a-lifetime honor: taking part in the creation of Princess Elizabeth’s wedding gown. Toronto, 2016: More than half a century later, Heather Mackenzie seeks to unravel the mystery of a set of embroidered flowers, a legacy from her late grandmother. How did her beloved Nan, a woman who never spoke of her old life in Britain, come to possess the priceless embroideries that so closely resemble the motifs on the stunning gown worn by Queen Elizabeth II at her wedding almost seventy years before? And what was her Nan’s connection to the celebrated textile artist and holocaust survivor Miriam Dassin? With The Gown, Jennifer Robson takes us inside the workrooms where one of the most famous wedding gowns in history was created. Balancing behind-the-scenes details with a sweeping portrait of a society left reeling by the calamitous costs of victory, she introduces readers to three unforgettable heroines, their points of view alternating and intersecting throughout its pages, whose lives are woven together by the pain of survival, the bonds of friendship, and the redemptive power of love.
|Author||: Oleg Cassini|
|Editor||: Rizzoli International Publications|
Over 300 photographs of wedding dress styles by such fashion luminaries as Oleg Cassini, Christian Lacroix, John Galliano, and others are showcased in this Beautiful guide to the most essential element of the most importatnt day. Artistic sketches and fabric details show endless creative possibilities.
|Author||: Sam Siv|
|Editor||: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform|
See a Huge Variety of Beautiful Wedding Dress Pictures!Readers will know how to shop for the perfect wedding dress for them. A wedding dress is not just any dress. A wedding dress is THE dress of a lifetime. That's why it is so important to choose just the right one for you. Upon reading this book, brides will be better equipped to shop for their wedding dress by: *Knowing the different styles of wedding dresses they have to choose from *Understanding which dresses look best on their body shape *Knowing what styles of dresses are appropriate for the wedding they are planning *Discovering different options for purchasing a wedding dress *Pictures of dresses/gowns...and more pictures...for inspirations! *Much, more...Tags: weddings, wedding gowns, wedding dresses, gowns, brides wear
|Author||: Susan Whelehan,Anne Laurel Carter|
|Editor||: Vintage Canada|
In the tradition of beloved anthologies of women's essay writing, this collection offers twenty-six true stories from well-known writers and fresh new literary voices writing about a touchstone garment in a women’s lives--the wedding dress. These are intimate stories about relationships; not just those between men and women, but between women and their mothers, friends and children. And, of course, with their wedding attire – a relationship that is sometimes simple, sometimes complex, but always fascinating in what it tells us about individual lives and aspirations. Some of the tales are humorous – the bride whose skin turns fuchsia on her wedding night or the woman whose shopping-savvy aunt takes her to New York’s garment district. Some are romantic – the woman who puts on her dress eight years after her wedding only to be caught by her husband when he comes home early from work or the quickie immigration wedding that turned into the real thing. Some are devastating – the bride who loses her mother to illness only days before her wedding or the woman whose mother tells of being kidnapped by her future husband. And some are revealing – the woman who wears her first wedding dress for her initiation ceremony into a convent and her second to marry her beloved; the dress that waited patiently in a shop window and then hidden in a box on a closet shelf; the same-sex wedding at age eighty; the thrift shop wedding dress that gets used for everything but a wedding. All are honest, personal and profoundly moving. “Something Old” looks at how traditions like honouring one’s ancestors affected wedding dress choices, from a grandmother’s gift to a father’s old leather jacket, but also at how such traditions can play a role in ways you least expect. The pieces in “Something New” focus on dreams for the future, whether that means breaking away from the expectations of one’s family or choosing/creating a wedding dress (and a future) on your own. In “Something Borrowed,” writers tell of all the reasons behind borrowing (or trying to borrow!) dresses, for whatever reason, and “Something Blue . . . Or Peach . . . Or Striped . . . Or Floral . . .” looks at exactly that–the non-traditional choices women have made, and why. These stories run the gamut of experiences connected to the iconic dress and day. If we work away at the seams, even the simplest of wedding outfits reveals all manner of memories and meanings. And whether you’ve ever worn a wedding dress or not, the stories in this collection will have you looking with new eyes on your own life, and exploring what the words “wedding dress” mean to you. Contributors: Joanne Arnott Anita Rau Badami Adwoa Badoe Amy Cameron Stevie Cameron Sandra Campbell Anne Laurel Carter Lorna Crozier Rebecca Cunningham Laurie Elmquist Alisa Gordaneer Jessica Ruth Harris Kathleen Boyle Hatcher Rosemary Hood Michele Landsberg Mary T. Malone Jenny Manzer Ami McKay Jane Munro Margaret Goudie Parsons Gianna Patriarca Elyse Pomeranz Edeet Ravel Kerri Sakamoto Ilana Stanger-Ross Darla Tenold Susan Whelehan Jamie Zeppa
|Author||: Eleanor Thompson|
|Editor||: Prestel Pub|
Showcases fifty of history's most iconic wedding dresses, describing each gown's silhouette, fabric, embellishments, and construction techniques, and why they continue to inspire brides and designers today.
|Author||: Leah Fleming|
|Editor||: Head of Zeus Ltd|
Yorkshire 1945: Netta Nichol lives in the shadow of a terrible disgrace. After bearing a son out of wedlock, Netta was banished from her beloved Galloway to a Yorkshire mill town. She must stand aside as her son is raised by family back home. Bereft and broken-hearted, Netta finds solace in the quiet pleasure of sewing. Despite the shortages of wartime, she becomes known for her beautiful wedding dresses, made with ingenuity and skill. With the help of her dressmaking, Netta begins to win back her self-respect. But will it be enough to claim back her child?
|Author||: Danielle Steel|
Simon Steinberg, a major movie producer, and Blaire Scott, an award-winning television writer, are among the most respected couples in Hollywood. They have defied the cliches, keeping their marriage together for decades. Their children — Samantha, Scott, and Allegra — are successful and happy, but must face challenges we fear for our own children as well. As an attorney for the stars, twenty-nine-year-old Allegra Steinberg is used to negotiating major movie deals, and fielding phone calls at all hours of the day and night. But she has little time for private life — until a chance encounter with a New York writer turns her life upside down. Suddenly , Allegra finds herself planning a wedding at her parents' Bel Air home. As preparations begin for a September ceremony, surprise announcements and ever-increasing anxiety bring out the best and worst in everyone. But as couples in each generation of the Steinberg family struggle with broken vows and new hopes, the real meaning of Allegra's wedding emerges. For the bride, the ceremony is a bridge between her past and her future. For her parents, it is a reminder of the bond that holds them all together. And for both families, it is an opportunity for reconciliation, and new hope. In a compelling portrait of real people on an unreal world, Danielle Steel uses Hollywood as a backdrop to reveal the dreams, the fears, and the expectations of a ceremony that unites us all and changes lives forever.... BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Danielle Steel's A Perfect Life.
|Author||: Hamish Bowles|
|Editor||: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated|
Culled from the last five decades of Vogue, a sumptuous collection of 400 color and black-and-white photographs of weddings and wedding dresses includes images taken by such celebrated photographers as Irving Penn, Helmut Newton and Annie Liebovitz.
|Author||: Philip Delamore|
This exciting sourcebook is bursting with ideas for the elegant bride-to-be, to help her find her perfect wedding dress. Whether it’s ideas for an off-the-peg design or inspiration for a couture made-to-measure gown, this book will show at a glance the main styles from which to choose. Each chapter features a classic line (Empire Line, Princess Line, Ballgown, etc.) and explains what body shape it suits, which fabrics it works best with, the era it hails from and, of course, which famous brides wore the style. Every line is illustrated with a striking artwork and then follow hundreds of dresses to spark the imagination. Featuring famous faces, modern brides, vintage classics and a wide range of dress designers, the photographs show what can be done with the basic shape – from classic simplicity to daring flights of fancy. This is the ultimate source of dress and accessory ideas and will make a wonderful engagement gift.
|Author||: Susan E. Andriks|
|Editor||: Palmer Pletsch Pub|
Presents designs, patterns, techniques, and instructions for sewing a variety of bridal gowns and veils suitable for individual body types.
|Author||: Randy Fenoli|
|Editor||: Grand Central Life & Style|
Every bride wants to feel beautiful and wants to have her dress express the essence of who she is. Now choosing the perfect thing to wear on that special day is easier than ever! Drawing on his experience as fashion director at Kleinfeld Bridal, Randy Fenoli has written a guidebook bursting with insights and inspiration for helping brides-to-be determine what story they want their dress to tell. It's All About the Dress covers: -Suggestions on flattering cuts, fabrics, and styles for every body type -Price ranges and budget -Trains, veils, headpieces, undergarments, and accessories -Insider secrets on managing the bridal dress appointment -Options for bridesmaids, mother of the bride, and more! Featuring 100 inspiring photos plus invaluable tips on how to deal with bridal dress 911's, It's All About the Dress is the ultimate sourcebook no bride-to-be should say "I do" without!
|Author||: Rachel Hauck|
From New York Times bestselling author of The Wedding Dress comes The Wedding Chapel. A lonely wedding chapel built as a tribute to lost love just might hold the long-awaited secret to hope and reconciliation. For sixty years, the wedding chapel has stood silent and empty. Retired football hall-of-famer Jimmy “Coach” Westbrook built the chapel by hand, stone by stone, for his beautiful and beloved Collette Greer, whom he lost so many years ago. The chapel is a sanctuary for his memories, a monument to true love, and a testament to his survival of the deepest pain and loss. Photographer Taylor Branson left her hometown of Heart’s Bend, Tennessee, to make a new life for herself in New York. She had lots to run away from, not least of all a family history of broken promises and broken dreams. Love catches Taylor off guard when she falls for Jack Forester, a successful advertising executive, and their whirlwind romance leads to an elopement—then to second guesses. Jack, in spite of his very real love for Taylor, is battling his own demons and struggles to show her his true self and the depths of his love for her. Taking a photography assignment in Heart’s Bend, Taylor is thrown back into a past of family secrets buried deep beneath the sands of time. When Taylor and Coach’s journeys collide, they each rediscover the heartbeat of their own dreams as they learn that the love they long to hold is well worth the wait.