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I’m sorry if you think I’m beginning to sound like a book reviewer – but when the V&A bookshop present incredible seasonal offers it is time to clear the shelves!
Hats: An Anthology
By Stephen Jones & Oriole Cullen, foreword by John Galliano
Was £19.99 Now £10.00
Hats: An Anthology offers an unprecedented view of the world of millinery, drawing on the V&A’s extensive collection of hats, Stephen Jones’s own archive and iconic headgear from around the globe. Beautifully illustrated chapters examine the inspiration behind the creation of hats, the history of their construction, the lure of the hat shop and finally the etiquette and occasion of hat wearing for the client.
Hats: An Anthology (special edition)
Was £200.00 Now £100.00
This special edition is limited to 300 copies. Cased in a clamshell silk box, lined in red silk, the double-spined special edition is bound in grey silk,with silver foiled edges and grosgrain silk ribbons. Each numbered special edition contains a print of an original fashion illustration by Stephen Jones (‘Pitty-Pat’), signed and numbered by Jones and printed by the Curwen Press.
Winner of the ‘Limited Edition and Fine Binding’ category in the British Book Design & Production Awards 2009
Fashion V Sport
By Ligaya Salazar
Was £19.99 Now £10.00
This cutting-edge book takes a fresh look at the fascinating relationship between the global industries of fashion and sport. Stunning images from sport, advertising, street fashion and the catwalk illustrate the take of prominent sportsmen and women, designers, creative directors, anthropologists and journalists on this popular subject. Published to accompany a contemporary V&A exhibition opening in August 2008 and to tie in with the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the book explores how the influence of fashion and sport extends from high performance textiles developed for competition, to high-end fashion and finally, through the filter of advertising and magazine imagery, to the consumer, who adopts and adapts the styles to make their own unique fashion statements.
Every year Christmas and charity goes hand in hand throughout December, with 1 December (World AIDS Day) starting the whole thing of.
Fashion has slowly embraced the possibility to make a difference, and more and more retailers, designers and other involved in the fashion agenda has spread their mist supporting various aid funds and relief projects worldwide.
SUPPORTING CHARITY IS IN FASHION!
It doesn’t cost a fortune to make a difference, look at my picks on some of the best aid supporting projects.
Danish Red Cross
Christmas this year is based on one of the Red Cross’ most central values: volunteering. More than 5,000 unique examples of the doll ‘Life’ is knitted by Red Cross’ thousands of volunteering ‘niggles’. They meet each week and knit clothes and blankets that are sent to poor children around the world.
All dolls are unique and have their own unique number. The dolls are wrapped in a transparent bag, whit a little story at the back from one of the children in the world whose wishes, we will help to fulfill.
You can buy the doll Life for DKK 100 and the entire amount goes to the Red Cross’ relief efforts.
Starbucks Love Project
On 7 December 2009 Starbucks and [RED]Ô celebrated their 2009 contributions equivalent to more than 7 million days of medicine for people living with HIV in Africa with an unprecedented worldwide singing event. Add your voice to continue to help fight AIDS in Africa.
It’s easy to add your voice. Just turn on your computer’s webcam and sing away. Or, if you’d like to get creative, you can shoot a personalized video and upload it to the site. Starbucks will contribute 5¢ US to the Global Fund to help fight AIDS in Africa for each submission.
You can also buy the Starbucks Love CD for $15 (Starbucks will contribute $1 for each CD sold).
Fashion forward HIT Shelter charity Christmas cards
…for last minute Christmas shipments.
Following the success of Shelter’s House of Cards exhibition, which featured unique artworks by 53 top artists and designers, ASOS has selected three striking images for an exclusive set of greetings cards that will be sold in aid of Shelter.
The six-card pack includes images by photographer Miles Aldridge, whose dreamlike work has inspired comparisons to Salvador Dali and David Lynch; fashion illustrator Julie Verhoeven, whose collaborations include Mulberry, Louis Vuitton and Versace; and artist Rob Ryan who creates stunning illustrations and paper cut-outs.
For fashionistas this is the perfect way to send your festive greetings this year. (set of six cards £3)