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Mr. Blackwell's Worst: 30 Years of Fashion Fiascos [*SIGNED*]

By: Blackwell, Mr. [Earl], with Vernon Patterson

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Pharos Books: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 22029

ISBN: 0886876257

Condition: Very Good+


[a bit of edgewear to covers, minor bumping to base of spine]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the title page: "For ___ / Luck & Love / Mr. Blackwell / 92." Essentially a compendium of thirty years' worth of the author's annual "Worst Dressed List," which he began "quite innocently" in 1960, with an eye to skewering the fashion sense (or lack thereof) of "the overpampered, overpuffed, overperfumed, overpublicized and overdressed ladies of the silver screen [who] knew as much about fashion as King Kong." Signed by Author View more info

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Is the Fashion Business Your Business?

By: Fried, Eleanor L.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Fairchild Publications, Inc.: (c.1958)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23711

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj


[light wear to extremities, a couple of penciled aphorisms on the ffep, along with a previous owner's name and date (all erasable upon request); jacket has tiny chips at spine ends, another at top of rear panel, light soiling to rear panel]. "How Men and Women Can Make a Place for Themselves in Apparel, Textile or Retail Store Fields." The author was placement director of the Fashion Institute of Technology, a State University of New York (SUNY) college of art, business, design, and technology connected to the fashion industry, at which post "and as a result of research, she has ... View more info

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It's Still Spinach

By: Hawes, Elizabeth

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: (c.1954)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23566

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[light shelfwear, a bit of dust-soiling to top of text block, very slight fraying to cloth at base of spine; jacket slightly chipped at spine ends, a teensy bit of paper loss at upper left corner of rear panel, light soiling to rear panel, spine a bit faded]. The iconoclastic clothing designer and social activist's follow-up to her landmark 1938 book "Fashion is Spinach." The earlier book was a sometimes caustic critique and exposé of the fashion industry, but this one is a bit more practical-minded, focusing on "how American men and women can have more satisfying lives by dress... View more info

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Here's to You, Miss Teen: A Guide to Good Grooming and Poise

By: Miller, Mary Sue

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Philadelphia/Toronto, The John C. Winston Company: (c.1960)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23538

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[nice clean book with faint shelfwear; jacket lightly soiled (mostly to rear panel), tiny chip at top of spine]. (cartoon line drawings) "Here's to you, the girl you know yourself to be and want to be!" The author, a former Powers model and a director of the Powers School, headlined a syndicated newspaper column called "A Lovelier You," and was also co-author (with John Robert Powers himself) of the classic "Secrets of Charm." Here she offers a guide to "how to make the most of yourself," a book that's "filled to the brim with helpful and thoroughly profe... View more info

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Fashion Careers, American Style

By: Oglesby, Catharine

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York/London, Funk & Wagnalls Company: 1937

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 23923

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jacket, but fitted with a custom-cut mylar cover) [generally a good solid book, with a bit of wear to the extremities; one-time owner's ink notation on ffep]. The author had quite a resume: "newspaper reporter, saleswoman, lecturer, advertising copywriter, advertising and sales director, president of her own importing company, and associate editor in charge of departments of the Ladies' Home Journal." Although she tailors (ha ha) her commentary towards the fashion industry, she also has much to say (based on her own experiences) about "women in business and of the opportu... View more info