A New Model

A New Model Author Ashley Graham
ISBN-10 9780062667960
Year 2017-05-09
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins
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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.

This Is Just My Face

This Is Just My Face Author Gabourey Sidibe
ISBN-10 9781443449397
Year 2017-05-02
Pages
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins
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The Oscar-nominated Precious star and Empire actress delivers a much-awaited memoir—wise, complex, smart, funny—that is different from anything we’ve read Gabourey Sidibe—“Gabby” to her legion of fans—skyrocketed to international fame in 2009 when she played the leading role in Lee Daniels’s acclaimed movie Precious. In This is Just My Face, she shares a one-of-a-kind life story in a voice as fresh and challenging as many of the unique characters she’s played onscreen. With full-throttle honesty, Sidibe paints her Bed-Stuy/Harlem family life with a polygamous father and a gifted mother who supports her two children by singing in the subway. Sidibe tells the engrossing, inspiring story of her first job as a phone sex “talker.” And she shares her unconventional (of course!) rise to fame as a movie star, alongside “a superstar cast of rich people who lived in mansions and had their own private islands and amazing careers while I lived in my mom's apartment.” Sidibe’s memoir hits hard with self-knowing dispatches on friendship, depression, celebrity, haters, fashion, race, and weight (“If I could just get the world to see me the way I see myself,” she writes, “would my body still be a thing you walked away thinking about?”). Irreverent, hilarious, and untraditional, This Is Just My Face takes its place and fills a void on the shelf of writers from Mindy Kaling to David Sedaris to Lena Dunham.

The Art of Dressing Curves

The Art of Dressing Curves Author Susan Moses
ISBN-10 9780062362049
Year 2016-05-03
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins
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Susan Moses, the go-to celebrity stylist for curvy women both on and off the red carpet presents the first inspirational, confidence-building, prescriptive style guide for plus-size women who want to dress fashionably and look their beautiful best. Nearly two-thirds of American women are plus-size—and they care just as much about fashion and beauty as their thinner counterparts. They’re tired of being ignored by the industry and shopping for styles wedged into the far reaches of department stores. Now, Susan Moses, a plus-size woman with a dynamic personality and an in-demand stylist whose clientele includes Hollywood and music industry celebrities, addresses this audience’s needs with this essential handbook to help them look fabulous. The Art of Dressing Curves gives plus-size women the confidence and know-how to dress beautifully for their particular body shape. Gorgeously designed, filled with high-fashion photography, and written in Susan’s down-to earth, accessible, and enthusiastic voice, The Art of Dressing Curves tells the story of her journey to self-acceptance and outlines her formula for seamless dressing that has helped some of the most iconic curvy women in music, film, and fashion look dazzling in the spotlight. From foundation garments to wardrobe essentials to hair and makeup, Susan dispenses advice on every aspect of dressing well for one’s shape, size, and personality, insight supplemented by a wealth of elegant editorial photographs, anecdotes, tips, and sidebars, as well as lists of specialty retailers, designers, and websites that cater to plus-size.

The Makeup of a Confident Woman

The Makeup of a Confident Woman Author Trish McEvoy
ISBN-10 9780062495440
Year 2017-02-28
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins
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Internationally recognized makeup artist and trailblazing entrepreneur Trish McEvoy reveals her revolutionary, proven system that teaches women everywhere at any age to achieve total beauty security and confidence in this inspirational full-color playbook that is part empowering manifesto, part comprehensive how-to guide. Thousands of women, both celebrities and private clients alike, have turned to Trish McEvoy’s proprietary system for applying makeup, and looking—and feeling—transformed. Now, millions of women will have the opportunity to access her secret method in one complete, gorgeous book that goes beyond the basic step-by-step makeup lessons. Trish understands the power of beauty security. A woman with a positive self-image, can-do attitude, and sense of grace and calm will get what she wants out of life, and then some. But it’s not so easy to cultivate these qualities. Trish has a simple, 4-part solution. And it surprisingly starts with leveraging just a few minutes a day in a unique way. Even the most time-starved woman can do this, with lasting results. Compiling all of her best wisdom, Trish begins with a passionate and persuasive argument that makes clear the importance of self-care, then offers specific strategies to transform yourself from the outside in. Infused with Trish’s trademark charisma, this motivational, must-have resource is filled with highly practical takeaways and tutorials that will equip you with the tools to face life at your most beautiful and self-assured. The Makeup of a Confident Woman includes over 200 full-color illustrations.

Beyond Beauty

Beyond Beauty Author Alexandra Villarroel Abrego
ISBN-10 1590793846
Year 2016-05-03
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Select Books (NY)
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Beyond Beauty: A Guide to Self-Love, Self-Confidence, Full Feminine Power is a self improvement and self-empowerment book for women who want to live more confident and purposeful lives. It is a powerful step-by-step guide to self-awareness, growth and fulfilment. More than a book, Beyond Beauty is a way of being; it is the new motto for the next generation. The first part of Beyond Beauty focuses on the body; on everything that has to do with the outer self. Part 2 puts an emphasis on the mind and the last part of the book is all about the spirit. Throughout the book, the reader learns how to feed the body, mind and spirit, in order to become whole. Not only is Beyond Beauty the most complete guide on self-confidence and self-esteem geared towards Generation Y, but it is also a go to book for anyone who wants to live a more purposeful, miraculous and fulfilling life.

Hungry

Hungry Author Crystal Renn
ISBN-10 9781439101230
Year 2009-09-08
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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In this inspiring and cautionary memoir, one of the world's top plus-size models relates her former life as a Size 00 model and her battles with eating disorders and delivers a universal message about body image, beauty, and self-confidence.

Strong Looks Better Naked

Strong Looks Better Naked Author Khloé Kardashian
ISBN-10 9781942872481
Year 2015-11-03
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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THE ONLY OFFICIAL KHLOÉ KARDASHIAN BOOK Book jacket folds out to a full-size poster! “There is no such thing as perfect. Nobody attains perfection. But if you keep trying, you grow and evolve, and to me that’s the point: To be a better person today than I was yesterday; to become the best possible version of myself.” —KHLOÉ KARDASHIAN Khloé Kardashian shares her secrets for finding strength of body, mind, and heart with revelatory stories of her own struggles with weight, relationships, and her self-image. In a culture that worships skinny, Kardashian writes with passion about the power of strength: a strong body lays the foundation for a strong mind, which leads to strength of heart, character, and ultimately spirit. Filled with practical advice, recipes, and compelling personal anecdotes, Strong Looks Better Naked is an inspiring meditation on how to create strength, confidence, and true beauty in every facet of your life.

Bobbi Brown Pretty Powerful

Bobbi Brown Pretty Powerful Author Bobbi Brown
ISBN-10 9780811877046
Year 2012-09-26
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Chronicle Books
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Features step-by-step instructions for achieving different looks with makeup, revealing secrets for accentuating the eyes, lips, and brows based on a person's unique beauty type, and offers makeover ideas and product recommendations.

Beauty Disrupted

Beauty  Disrupted Author Carre Otis
ISBN-10 9780062092663
Year 2011-10-11
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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Throughouther career, supermodel and actress Carré Otis hasbeen celebrated for her striking physical beauty—but in this brazenly honestmemoir she revisits the ugliest parts of her past to reveal the events thatultimately brought her to strive for, and champion, the kind of beauty that canonly be found within. In Beauty Disrupted Carrédetails the triumphs and challenges of her career in modeling, her rise to fameon the covers of Elle, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and MarieClaire, her battle against eating disorders and drug addiction, and herinfamous marriage to Mickey Rourke. BeautyDisrupted is her inspiring and personal memoir, a story of difficultlessons learned and inner beauty rediscovered, by a woman famous the worldover—not only for her face but, now, for her fighter’s spirit.

Follow the Model

Follow the Model Author J. Alexander
ISBN-10 9781439149904
Year 2009-11-10
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Tyra Banks's runway coach on "America's New Top Model" offers personal tales from the fashion industry and tips that encourage women to "work it" in the real world.

Confidence at Work

Confidence at Work Author Ros Taylor
ISBN-10 9780749467760
Year 2013-07-03
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Kogan Page Publishers
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Confidence is the foundation of success. It empowers you to do more and do it better. While many of us have learnt to fake it to limited affect, how many of us can say that we have cultivated self-belief from within? By navigating the fascinating psychological theories and latest thinking, Confidence at Work takes you on a journey of self discovery to help you become bold, charismatic and influential at work. Beginning with an in-depth questionnaire to understand your 'confidence quotient,' it encompasses leading theories and insights including those of Daniel Goleman and Tony Buzan. Including twenty case studies of successful people from all walks of life, Confidence at Work will help you understand the reasons behind lack of confidence and overcome any hindrances, ensuring that you can handle difficult people with elegance, create your own personal brand and excel in your career.

Strong Is the New Pretty

Strong Is the New Pretty Author Kate T. Parker
ISBN-10 9781523500185
Year 2017-03-07
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Workman Publishing
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Girls being fearless. Girls being silly. Girls being wild, stubborn, and proud. Girls whose faces are smeared with dirt and lit up with joy. So simple and yet so powerful, Strong Is the New Pretty celebrates, through more than 175 memorable photographs, the strength and spirit of girls being 100% themselves. Real beauty isn’t about being a certain size, acting a certain way, wearing the right clothes, or having your hair done (or even brushed). Real beauty is about being your authentic self and owning it. Kate T. Parker is a professional photographer who finds the real beauty in girls, capturing it for all the world to see in candid and arresting images. A celebration, a catalog of spirit in words and smiles, an affirmation of the fact that it’s what’s inside you that counts, Strong Is the New Pretty conveys a powerful message for every girl, for every mother and father of a girl, for every coach and mentor and teacher, for everyone in the village that it takes to raise a strong and self-confident person.

Bobbi Brown Beauty from the Inside Out

Bobbi Brown Beauty from the Inside Out Author Bobbi Brown
ISBN-10 9781452162225
Year 2017-04-25
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Chronicle Books
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Bestselling author and world-famous makeup artist Bobbi Brown reveals her secrets to radiant beauty in this gorgeous lifestyle guide. Featuring the best beauty food recipes, fitness tailoring, recommendations on nutrients, and restorative yoga and mindfulness, Bobbi lays the foundation for beauty from within. Building on her lifelong philosophies, she provides essential skincare routines, cool makeup techniques, the latest cutting-edge beauty treatments, and stunning makeovers to complement that inner glow. Full of inspiring photographs and illuminating contributions from experts in a range of wellness fields, Beauty from the Inside Out is the go-to manual for beautiful confidence for life.

Quiet

Quiet Author Susan Cain
ISBN-10 9780307452207
Year 2012-01-24
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Broadway Books
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The book that started the Quiet Revolution At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over working in teams. It is to introverts—Rosa Parks, Chopin, Dr. Seuss, Steve Wozniak—that we owe many of the great contributions to society. In Quiet, Susan Cain argues that we dramatically undervalue introverts and shows how much we lose in doing so. She charts the rise of the Extrovert Ideal throughout the twentieth century and explores how deeply it has come to permeate our culture. She also introduces us to successful introverts—from a witty, high-octane public speaker who recharges in solitude after his talks, to a record-breaking salesman who quietly taps into the power of questions. Passionately argued, superbly researched, and filled with indelible stories of real people, Quiet has the power to permanently change how we see introverts and, equally important, how they see themselves. Now with Extra Libris material, including a reader’s guide and bonus content