Friday, May 13, 2011

FBFF: Outside Influences

Fashion Beauty Friend Friday. This is an opportunity for fashion and beauty bloggers to share their thoughts on a specific topic and read what others have to say on that same topic. Here are my answers to this week's 5 questions on the subject of outside influences. Click here for all responses.

1. What magazines do you subscribe to?
The New Yorker (I've been reading it for more than 40 years) Los Angeles Magazine
Recently stopped long-running subscription to Vanity Fair -- got tired of all the articles about the Kennedys, Marilyn, the Royals, etc

2. Do you watch any fashion TV shows? 

ANTM, Gossip Girl (the rest I get on netflix - too cheap to get cable)

3. Beyond blogs, what websites do you frequent for fashion 

 coolhunter, pinterest

4. Advertisements play a huge role in forming public opinion about a 
product or brand… what ads do you like and why?
I enjoy seeing Mark Jacobs, Prada, for the art direction

5. Do you own any fashion books?
Get ready! it's a long list... (all links were Amazon affiliate in 2011... no longer allowed in CA). The numbers after the titles are the ISBN numbers, unless it's Library of Congress (LC).

shelf 1
Balenciaga 0847810798
Designs By Erte 0486233979
Making Waves 0877013985
Intimate Architecture: Contemporary Clothing Design (MIT 1982)
Yves Saint Laurent 0870993615
New Look To Now 0847811395
Rudi Gernreich: A Retrospective (The Fashion Group 1985)
Dior in Vogue 0517544482
Fellini's Faces 0030614791
The Citizen Kane Book 0436230305
Star Treck Sketchbook 0671002198
Frederick's of Hollywood 1947-1973 0877495823
Whalebone To See-Through: A History of Body Packaging 0498025098
Antonio Retrospective 1963-1987 (FIT 1988)
Oriental Rugs (Smithsonian 1978)
The Rudi Gernreich Book 084781422x
Otis Designs (Otis 2008) I am on p.147
Todd Oldham 0789300443
Birds of Paradise 0440508940
Sonia Delauney: Art Into Fashion 0807611662
La Belle Epoque 0870993291
The Fashion Makers LC 67-27050 [Library of Congress #]
Modern Leather Design 345023773395
Costume History Class Binder (1986)
What People Wore 0517143216
Textiles Class Binder (1985)

shelf 2
Blood Memory 0385265034
Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo 0060911271
The Wonderful World of Women's Wear Daily 0841501262
My Life 0871400812
Dressmakers of France LC 64-13647
The Fashionable Lady in the 19th Century (Victoria + Albert Mus, 1960)
Batik Art and Craft LC 64-13647 [Dutchess Day art prize, 1970]
The Dressmaking Book LC 66-20933
Secrets of Creative Tailoring + Finishing (Leiter's Designer Fabrics, 1971)
How To Sew Leather, Suede, Fur LC 76-123531
Fashion Illustration 0847802485
Meet the Ladies LC 72-77287
On Human Finery
Cecil Beaton 184212613x
Fruits 0714840831
Fresh Fruits 0714845108
The Encyclopedia of Bad Taste 0060164700
Roman Isho Ten: Evolution of Fashion 1835-1895
Ceramic Art of the Malibu Potteries: 1926-1932 0295973722
Victorian and Edwardian Dresses (Met Mus of Art, 1939)
Let's Disco K-tel, 1978
Pattern Design 0486407098
A Twill of Your Choice 0934026068
Luchetik, Publacions Pokok (no date)
Guatemala Rainbow 0876544448
Romanian Folk Textiles LC 78-52284
Fabulous Fabrics of the 50s 0877018111
Tartans: Abbotsford to Fraser 0764309617
Tartans: Frederickton to MacNeil 0764309625
Tartans: MacNichol to Yukon 0764310291
Showing Your Colors 0877013810
Tidying Up Art 3791330039
Russian Printed Shawls (Mochba Cobetckar Poccnr, 1986)
Novelty Fabrics 0810917416
A Dictionary of Textile Terms (Dan River, 1980)
Warp and Weave (Leclerc 1971)
Twills and Twill Derivatives
(Landis 1977)
Fun With Crewel Embroidery LC 65-26942
Quick Knit Dresses LC 68-3133
if I hadn't been answering these questions,
I wouldn't have excavated this book
There are more scattered around the house but I think this is enough!