A New Model

What Confidence, Beauty, and Power Really Look Like

Author: Ashley Graham,Rebecca Paley

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062667963

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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One of the most outspoken voices gracing the cover of magazines today encourages women to be their most confident selves, recognize their personal beauty, and reach for their highest dreams in this wise, warm, and inspiring memoir Voluptuous beauty Ashley Graham has been modeling professionally since the age of thirteen. Discovered at a shopping mall in Nebraska, her stunning face and sexy curves have graced the covers of top magazines, including Cosmopolitan and British Vogue, and she was the first size 14 model to appear on the front of the wildly popular Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. The face of brands such as H&M Studio, she is also a judge for the latest season of America’s Next Top Model. And that’s only the beginning for this extraordinary talent. Ashley is leading a new generation of women breaking ground and demolishing stereotypes, transforming our ideals about body image and what is fashionable and beautiful. A woman who proves that when it comes to beauty, size is just a number, she is the voice for the body positivity movement today and a role model for all women—no matter their individual body type, shape, or weight. In this collection of insightful, provocative essays illustrated with a dozen photos, Ashley shares her perspective on how ideas around body image are evolving—and how we still have work to do; the fun—and stress—of a career in the fashion world; her life before modeling; and her path to accepting her size without limiting her dreams—defying rigid industry standards and naysayers who told her it couldn’t be done. As she talks about her successes and setbacks, Ashley offers support for every woman coming to terms with who she is, bolster her self-confidence, and motivates her to be her strongest, healthiest, and most beautiful self.
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Follow the Model

Miss J's Guide to Unleashing Presence, Poise, and Power

Author: J. Alexander

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439165171

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

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AN EMPOWERING, NO-NONSENSE GUIDE TO LIVING THE MISS J WAY—FULLY AND FABULOUSLY! HOW does a six-foot-four, Bronx-born black gay male become Queen of the Catwalk? In one word: attitude. Beloved by millions of fans for his outrageous wit and irrepressible flair, J. Alexander has primed hundreds of wannabe models on America’s Next Top Model and coached such supermodels as Tyra Banks, Naomi Campbell, and Kimora Lee with inspiring advice that applies far beyond the catwalk. AS witheringly funny in print as he is in person, Miss J recounts a remarkable career in high fashion that began with creating couture knockoffs on his grandmother’s sewing machine. He reveals his secrets to succeeding at what you love most, shares life lessons and colorful (to say the least) anecdotes, provides a multitude of invaluable grooming and style tips, dishes on the celebrities he’s worked with so intimately, and offers a glimpse into the world of ANTM. Not everyone is born to be a supermodel, but every woman can acquire confidence, self-esteem, and the determination to realize her dreams. You’ve got to want it, work it, and walk it—and Miss J will show you how.
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Hi Gorgeous!

Transforming Inner Power into Radiant Beauty

Author: Candis Cayne

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0762462590

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 192

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Trailblazing transgender actress, activist, and style icon Candis Cayne has spent a lifetime learning how to see herself for who she really is, and along the way has taught herself and others how to celebrate inner beauty as the perfect starting point for outer radiance. Drawing from her personal journey to self-acceptance and comprised of a unique combination of cross-barrier, body-positive wellness and style advice, Hi Gorgeous! is a one-of-a-kind beauty guide that will speak to all women. Engagingly written, highly visual, and filled with "Glam on the Go" tips and exclusive interviews with Candis's team of "radiance experts," the book will cover everything from new definitions of womanhood and beauty (with elements of Candis's own journey woven in) to hands-on makeup and style tips aimed at enhancing all of a woman's possibilities. Hi Gorgeous! opens with a foreword by Candis's best friend, former Olympian and transgender star Caitlyn Jenner. This beautiful, inspiring, and informative book will empower women on their own path and help them convey their radiance to the world.
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Fashioning Models

Image, Text and Industry

Author: Joanne Entwistle,Elizabeth Wissinger

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0857853112

Category: Design

Page: 224

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The fashion model's hold on popular consciousness is undeniable. How did models emerge as such powerful icons in modern consumer culture? This volume brings together cutting-edge articles on fashion models, examining modelling through race, class and gender, as well as its structure as an aesthetic marketplace within the global fashion economy. Essays include treatments of the history of fashion modelling, exploring how concerns about racial purity and the idealization of light skinned black women shaped the practice of modelling in its early years. Other essays examine how models have come to define femininity through consumer culture. While modelling's global nature is addressed throughout, chapters deal specifically with model markets in Australia and Tokyo, where nationalist concerns colour what is considered a pretty face. It also considers how models glamorize consumption through everyday activities, and neoliberal labour forms via reality TV. With commentaries from industry professionals who experienced the cultural juggernaut of the supermodels, the final essay situates their impact within the rise of brand culture and the globalization of fashion markets since 1990. Accessible and highly engaging, Fashioning Models is essential reading for students and scholars of fashion and related disciplines.
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The Object of Performance

The American Avant-Garde Since 1970

Author: Henry M. Sayre

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226735580

Category: Art

Page: 308

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Looks at the development of American avant-garde art, including performance art, environmental art, conceptual art, video, and photo-realism
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Teen Goddess

How to Look, Love & Live Like a Goddess

Author: Catherine Wishart

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780738703923

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 392

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Combines spiritual practice, guided meditation, and self-improvement techniques to help young women discover and access their hidden goddess powers.
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Contemporary Issues in Sociology of Sport

Author: Andrew Yiannakis,Merrill J. Melnick

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736037105

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 479

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Melnick, PhD, Contemporary Issues in Sociology of Sport includes: an exploration of topics and themes that have received limited attention in other sociology of sport texts but have been long-standing social concerns; a review of the attitudes toward female athletes and the anti-homosexual phobias present in sport; an in-depth look at the impoverishment of children's games in America; an overview of high school sport participation; a study of the challenges and benefits of the big-time collegiate sport experience; a critique of television's impact on sport and its portrayal of gender and race, and a review of sport and globalization. Unit I provides the reader with a historical background on the development of sociology of sport and addresses several critical issues about the relationship between sociology, physical education, and sociology of sport.
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Perspectives

Author: Gerd Bulthaup

Publisher: Av Editions

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 191

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"Perspectives is a book aimed at giving you specific, inspiring ideas for your immediate personal environment. But it doesn't offer any interior-decoration tips to imitate; instead, it addresses broader questions, such as: How will we shape our personal surroundings in the future? Which developments inside and outside the fields of design and architecture will influence our taste and our sense of style? What will be the priorities and leitmotifs of tomorrow? "Perspectives" investigates these questions by allowing leading international architects, designers and other people interested in the aesthetic aspects of everyday life to air their points of view." "In the five chapters of this book - Taste, Pace, Style, Values and Love - our authors explore the diverse influences that have played a role in their work. The focus is on architecture and product design, but they also discuss topics from the worlds of fashion, lifestyles, nutrition and hospitality. As you read these articles, you'll find some surprising areas of agreement as well as striking differences. "Perspectives" is not meant to be a series of theoretical treatises but rather a set of personal insights dealing with subjective sensual experiences. Readers who are interested in design will be particularly fascinated by the book's luxurious visual layout and by the glimpses it offers into the individual perspectives and hands-on work of successful creators."--BOOK JACKET.
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Drum

A Magazine of Africa for Africa

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Africa

Page: N.A

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