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V&A Pattern: Heals
By Mary Schoeser

This attractive series reveals the V&A's spectacular and extensive pattern collections. Each title in the series includes a free CD of high resolution images. Heal's showcases the mid-twentieth century fabrics of this retail institution as commissioned by director and visionary Tom Worthington.


V&A Pattern: Heals
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How to Wear Jewellery (UK edition)
By Judith van den Hoek and Jinnie Lee

A beautifully illustrated pocket-sized guide to wearing jewellery, complete with step-by-step tutorials, clever styling tips, and inventive ways to accessorise with necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and more.


How to Wear Jewellery (UK edition)
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How to Wear Makeup
By illustrated by Judith van den Hoek and Mackenzie Wagoner

A gorgeous little guide to wearing makeup, packed with illustrated tutorials on how to apply eyeliner, eyeshadow, lipstick, foundation and more


How to Wear Makeup
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Dior by Dior
By Christian Dior

Christian Dior rocketed to fame with his first collection in 1947 when the 'New Look' took the world by storm. This autobiography gives insight into the workings of a great fashion house, while revealing the private man.


Dior by Dior
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From A to Biba
By Barbara Hulanicki

Barbara Hulanicki tells the story of the rise and fall of the tiny, energetic boutique that grow into a vast emporium and epitomised Swinging London.


From A to Biba
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Rings
By Rachel Church

Rings are perhaps the most common and yet the most evocative pieces of jewellery. Worn as a sign of love or as a fashion accessory, to mark weddings, remember the dead, or show religious faith, rings hold a multitude of meanings.


Rings
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Quant by Quant
By Mary Quant

Originally published in 1966, Quant by Quant is the hugely entertaining story of Mary Quant's early career and life with husband and business partner Alexander Plunket Greene. This joyful, evocative autobiography captures the world in which she found inspiration - and which she ultimately helped to define and change.


Quant by Quant
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Shocking Life
By Elsa Schiaparelli

Elsa Schiaparelli (1890-1973) was one of the leading fashion designers of the 1920s and 1930s with a flair for the unusual.


Shocking Life
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Tiaras
By Geoffrey Munn

Traces the history of the tiara, illustrated with examples by designers such as Faberge, Cartier, Westwood and Versace. This book features diadems, wreaths and head-dresses ranging from delicate antique pieces to contemporary designs.


Tiaras
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Ties
By Avril Hart

This account of the development of the necktie from the 1670s to the present draws on evidence from paintings, engravings, contemporary written sources and stunning photographs of high-fashion examples of this essential element of male dress


Ties