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LondonTown.com: Legendary fashion photographer celebrated at the V&A

This autumn, the V&A will present the definitive retrospective exhibition of the work of master photographer Horst P Horst (1906-1999), one of the leading photographers of the 20th century. Horst: Photographer of Style will run from 6th September 2014 to 4th January 2015 and display 250 photographs, alongside haute couture garments, magazines, film footage and ephemera. It promises to be one of the key London events of 2014. For more information on bookings and ticket availability see LondonTown.com, the London listings website that also has the best information on galleries, museums and London restaurants.

In his 60-year career, German-born Horst worked predominantly in Paris and New York in the worlds of photography, art, fashion, design, theatre and high society. The exhibition explores Horst’s collaborations and friendships with leading couturiers such as Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli in Paris; stars including Marlene Dietrich and Noël Coward; and artists and designers such as Salvador Dalí and Jean-Michel Frank. Highlights of the exhibition include photographs recently donated to the V&A by Gert Elfering, art collector and owner of the Horst Estate, previously unpublished vintage prints, and more than 90 Vogue  covers by Horst.

The exhibition will also reveal lesser-known aspects of Horst’s work: nude studies, travel photographs from the Middle East and patterns created from natural forms. The creative process behind some of his most famous photographs, such as the  Mainbocher Corset, will be revealed through the inclusion of original contact sheets, sketches and cameras. The many sources that influenced Horst – from ancient Classical art to Bauhaus ideals of modern design and Surrealism in 1930s Paris – will be explored.

Horst was admired for his dramatic lighting and became one of the first photographers to perfect the new colour techniques of the 1930s. A short film of him at work in the Vogue studios during the 1940s will be shown with an introduction to his peers including Lee Miller, Cecil Beaton and Irving Penn. The advent of colour enabled a fresh approach and Horst went on to create more than 90  Vogue  covers and countless pages in vivid colour. A selection of 25 large colour photographs, newly printed from the original transparencies from the Condé Nast Archive, will demonstrate Horst’s exceptional skill as a colourist. These prints feature Horst’s favourite models from the 1940s and 50s, such as Carmen Dell’Orefice, Muriel Maxwell and Dorian Leigh, and will be shown together with preparatory sketches, which have never previously been exhibited. For more on this and other events at the V&A, see LondonTown.com.

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About LondonTown.com
LondonTown.com is the number one Internet site for London. With over 18 years of experience assisting visitors to the capital, they pride themselves on their customer service and editorial independence – no banner advertising or paid for content is allowed. The LondonTown.com team assist in finding cheap London hotels, sightseeing tours, ticket information and events. Trusted and with a loyal following, LondonTown.com is a very reliable source of recommendations and advice on what to do in London.

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Style+Life+Fashion, the Newest High Fashion Blog in Maryland

Maryland fashion stylist, beauty expert and blogger Kimberly West has launched Style+Life+Fashion (http://stylelifefashion.com) which will bring together all facets of high fashion, lifestyle, and personal styling. Style+Life+Fashion will publish numerous articles for women of all ages and walks of life in order to share information that will help readers in achieving their desired level of style, personal wellness and life happiness. Kimberly being a personal stylist and wardrobe consultant, Style+Life+Fashion will also serve as a platform to highlight the success and look of Kimberly’s clients, as well as to share ideas on personal style.

Style+Life+Fashion will be one of Maryland’s first international high fashion blogs and will help further cement the relevance of Maryland’s rapidly growing fashion scene and industry. Over the last few years, Maryland has produced high visibility events such as Baltimore Fashion Week, and most recently the Fashion Awards Maryland. Style+Life+Fashion will be one more avenue that will allow the expansion of the Baltimore based fashion scene. For more information, visit http://stylelifefashion.com/info/

Style+Life+Fashion is the brainchild of Kimberly West, an image consultant, fashion stylist and beauty expert. Although Kim started blogging as a hobby due to her love for Fashion, she quickly gained a loyal following as a respected industry expert and contributor for numerous fashion websites. A Fashion Educator by trade, Kim seeks to provide the latest trends as well as educate consumers about all aspects of fashion. Kim has done fashion interviews with well known industry experts such as Julie Weiss, Clinton Kelly, Gianni Rich, and Darius Gibbs. She has also collaborated with Glamour Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, and Macy’s, and worked to stream digital content and video for New York Fashion Week 2010. Kim holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Fashion Merchandising and Design from Alabama A&M University.

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Online Fashion Magazine Launched by Fashion Confidential

Fashion Confidential, the designer fashion website, are pleased to announce the launch of their new online fashion magazine. The Fashion Confidential magazine, which launched at the start of September, is available to view online exclusively f r o m the website.

Despite only being launched at the beginning of September, the weekly magazine by Fashion Confidential has already amassed a great degree of content. The magazine currently boasts 33 pages of high end, quality fashion insider information. This magazine is for those who have a keen interest in designer fashion and all things associated with it. The clear and precise layout of the magazine means that it reflects that of a high end glossy magazine but provides the reader with a greater degree of convenience.

Completely free of charge to visitors of the Fashion Confidential website, the magazine not only notifies the reader of the key trends that are emerging within the fashion industry but also gives them an insight into how to create those looks. Committed to helping the fashion-savvy consumer, Fashion Confidential’s online magazine also directs readers to the exact website where they can pick up these fabulous finds to create their own unique fashion forward look. In addition to this the reader is privy to information about the latest collections f r o m the hottest designers as well as insider gossip f r o m all the best fashion events.

Not only does Fashion Confidential publish this great magazine, but it also provides a whole host of other services for visitors to the site. Fashion Confidential tirelessly scours the best online fashion boutiques to provide visitors to the site with the latest and greatest in designer fashion.

Fashion Confidential has something to suit everyone, f r o m those who need the must have designer purchase of the season to those who are more interested in bagging themselves a designer bargain, Fashion Confidential has it all. The website boasts sections which allow visitors to browse all the latest top picks in designer fashion and accessories whilst their Bargain Hunter section displays the best designer products which are available at discounted prices. The Bargain Hunter section also provides information on upcoming sample sales and discounts and offers which are taking place within designer outlets online and offline.

Fashion Confidential was first established three years ago and provides busy, fashion loving, female professionals with a place where they can browse the latest offerings f r o m their favourite designers. Since its launch in 2006, the website has been a roaring success and has developed an ever growing fan base. Rather than directly selling high-end designer garments, Fashion Confidential carefully selects the very best designer items f r o m a range of online designer stores and boutique and displays them on their website, thus making it ideal for those who are pressed for time. Visitors to the Fashion Confidential site can shop at the click of a mouse and are automatically transported to the retailer of their desired item – where they can buy online.

To browse the latest hand-picked designer fashion f r o m around the web, or to find out more about the new online fashion magazine, visit Fashion Confidential.co.uk.

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How Naughty Pin Up Girls Stay Thin

Can you imagine a diet (or regime, as the author prefers it to be called) that allows fattening foods and alcoholic beverages? Have you ever heard of “on days” and “off days” on a regular basis? That is what this unorthodox diet guru explains in the mini-book, “The $100 Diet; How Naughty Pin-Up Girls Stay Thin.”

“It’s about applying the same principal to eating as the average hard working girl applies to her job,” explains author Rachel Car Johnson, who herself has a 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. type job, constant business trips, but still enjoys her nightlife. “You can’t do anything seven days a week without cracking. I finally figured out how to balance it out so that the ‘binge and purge’ end of a yo-yo diet doesn’t exist.”

“The $100 Diet” is the first application based diet book to hit the unbelievably successful iTunes Apps store, making the book downloadable for iPhone users. With meal plans, recipes and exercise regime suggestions, having the book as an iPhone App makes it especially convenient, as users can take the book to the grocery store, restaurants and abroad. “If you are traveling you can still have reference access to what you would normally eat if you were at home,” says the author. “And it will be conveniently stored on your iPhone at the market as well to remember what you have to buy for your meal plan that week.” Don’t have an iPhone? The book is also available through the official website in both PDF and Word formats, which can be read on your home computer or transfered to nearly any smart phones.

Car Johnson has included the secret for getting and staying incredibly thin without starving and giving up life’s guilty pleasures, as well as simple exercise plans to keep a girl’s figure looking especially fit and trim without the backbreaking and time consuming effort. Can you have champagne? Why, yes. Can you have desserts? But of course! Is it easy to learn and to follow? Well, it must be if it’s kept its author’s fleeting attention span. “This book was written for today’s multi-tasker,” states Car Johnson. “We don’t have time to read our email let alone pour over a diet book that may help us brim with self confidence if we could possibly finish and make sense of it. That’s partly why I wrote the book to be purposely short. I have tried many a diet in the last few years and this is what has worked for me.”

Car Johnson grew up in Los Angeles, California — the land of the size 0, where girls are known for being small and petite, but often fall victim to the celebrity diet fads that constantly plague Hollywood. She accounts for the first time she was photographed for her recording artist career and had to worry about being in a bathing suit on film. “That’s what started the whole thing,” Car Johnson says. “I was okay, but had to worry about how I would look on film. I don’t have a naturally rail-like figure and had to work at what I did to begin with. But the first diet I was ever on was an extreme.” She began to investigate a plethora of diets soon after and melded a combination of several lifestyles to get the figure she was most proud of and felt passionate about it enough that she decided to write a book about the methods.

What’s the reason for the title? It’s pleasantly simple. Read the book and find out. The pin-up girl bit? Being in music, the author has had to pose for many a picture and has always admired the pin-up model from yesteryear. ‘They didn’t have fancy machines, specialty chefs and pre-prepared meals. They did not have personal trainers. They did it themselves, not having to rely on anyone or anything else.” This mini e-book is a simple, fast and fun do-it-yourself guide to get the classic hourglass figure that you desire and it’s having ladies feeling foxier than ever.

Ironically, Car Johnson is also in love with food. Being an avid cook and a never-ending connoisseur of food, this book also explores several recipes of what is decadently good on your “off days” in addition to tasty dishes on your “on days.”

The book has perfect timing for hitting the scene before the holiday season because the author feels confident that even the holidays can’t ruin it’s method for success. In addition, it will prove it’s worth by the New Year, leaving many a girl confident about keep their 2009 New Year’s resolutions.

To download the PDF or Word version online exclusively at www.thepinupgirldiet.com and also at the iTunes Store under the iTunes Apps Books category:

http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=294407667&mt=8

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