New York Times best-selling author Victoria Kann brings young listeners a Pinkalicious story about creativity, ingenuity, and fashion. Pinkalicious decides that she and her friends should play dress up using her mother's clothes. But when Mommy asks them to find something else to do, Pinkalicious comes up with a pinkerrific idea! She and her friends create pinkatastic outfits from household items, like coffee filters and macaroni. Pinkalicious: Fashion Fun is perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Clara Young. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/005582/bk_harp_005582_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Fashion is many things. It is self-expression, big business, trend-setting, a lifestyle choice. But however you see fashion, it relies on one simple characteristic: the incredible speed with which clothes make their journey from the drawing board to the High Street hanger. Fashion is fast. Fast fashion influences the types of garments we have in our wardrobes. It also describes the complex, multi-national supply chain that links the shirt on your back to the crowded, creaking factories in the world’s slums where clothes are made by a workforce numbering in the tens of millions. The manufacturing pressures that come from our deep love of incredibly cheap, incredibly current fashions were shot to global attention in 2013 when the Rana Plaza building in Dhaka, Bangladesh's capital city, collapsed in a cascade of tumbling rubble, twisted metal and trapped bodies. Over 1,100 people died, mainly young women. We Are What We Wear is the story of what happened in Bangladesh and how fast fashion has grown to become the giant that it is today. The intimate accounts from the survivors of the collapse are mixed with an exploration of the history of fast fashion and of how the High Street both fuels and satisfies our every fashion wish. Award-winning reporter Jason Burke picks his way through the day of the collapse, while fashion and consumer expert Lucy Siegle looks at what has happened since - and what needs to happen next. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susan Duerden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/019369/bk_adbl_019369_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mia is a little girl with big dreams. Though she is very young, she has no doubts about what she wants to be when she grows up: a fashion designer. She is fortunate to have a village of people who sow into her passion for fashion and encourage her to “soar like an eagle”. On one exciting day, she realizes her dreams are within reach. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kailanya S. Brailey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/135975/bk_acx0_135975_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It's 1963. A new band called the Rolling Stones is beginning to make its mark, and the miniskirt is coming into fashion. For young Liverpudlian photographer Kate O'Donnell, it's an exciting time to be in the capital - especially as she's on secondment to an up-and-coming fashion photographer's studio. But there's a darker side to 1960s London, Kate discovers, when the naked, battered body of a teenage prostitute is found amongst the rubbish bins behind a Soho jazz club, and it turns out the victim was a former model at the studio where Kate's working. When a second young model disappears, Kate enlists her friend DS Harry Barnard's help to find out exactly what's going on. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julie Maisey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/isis/002851/bk_isis_002851_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is the first academic study of sneakers and the subculture that surrounds them. Since the 1980s, American sneaker enthusiasts, popularly known as 'sneakerheads' or 'sneakerholics', have created a distinctive identity for themselves, while sneaker manufacturers such as Reebok, Puma and Nike have become global fashion brands. How have sneakers come to gain this status and what makes them fashionable? In what ways are sneaker subcultures bound up with gender identity and why are sneakerholics mostly young men? Based on the author's own ethnographic fieldwork in New York, where sneaker subculture is said to have originated, this unique study traces the transformation of sneakers from sportswear to fashion symbol. Sneakers explores the obsessions and idiosyncrasies surrounding the sneaker phenomenon, from competitive subcultures to sneaker painting and artwork. It is a valuable contribution to the growing study of footwear in fashion studies and will appeal to students of fashion theory, gender studies, sociology, and popular culture. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laurence Bouvard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/027473/bk_adbl_027473_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How far do the lies go? After working her way up, Sinthia Michaels has finally hit it big in the glamorous fashion industry. Young and beautiful, she has it all - a celeb lifestyle, a gorgeous Manhattan townhouse, and a highly anticipated couture fashion line. The need for revenge Core McKay, former kingpin of New York City's organized crime, is now a wealthy and legitimate businessman. However, when Core sets his sights on a corrupt politician, his need for revenge leads him to Sin's up-and-coming fashion empire. Trapped in the middle Weaving together his twisted lies and dirty secrets, Core entangles Sin in his web of deceit. When the backstabbing fashion world, the vicious political arena, and the ruthless criminal underworld converge, Sin becomes trapped in the middle and struggles to fight her way out. Twisted Lies is a novella and the first entry in an ongoing serial. Due to sexual content & profanity, it is not recommended for listeners under the age of 18. 1. Language: English. Narrator: April Sugarman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/027148/bk_acx0_027148_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nonie’s passion is fashion. Edie plans to save the world. Jenny has a part in a Hollywood movie. But when the three best friends meet a young refugee girl called Crow, wearing a pair of pink fairy wings and sketching a dress, they get the chance to do something truly wonderful - and make all their dreams come true.A funny, fabulous story for older children about friendship and fashion, 'Threads' was the winner of the Times Children’s Fiction Competition 2009. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Suzy Aitchison. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/004632/bk_bbcw_004632_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mix six teenaged girls and one '60s fashion icon (retired, of course) in an old Victorian-era boarding home. Add boys and dating, a little high-school angst, and throw in a Kate Spade bag or two... and you've got The Carter House Girls, Melody Carlson's chick lit series for young adults! When her mom died, DJ had to move in with her grandmother, internationally famous '60s fashion model Katherine Carter. Now Mrs. Carter's opened a boarding home for young ladies, and DJ - who would rather wear her basketball team uniform than haute couture - is sure they'll all be unbearable fashion snobs. One by one, the girls arrive and begin to figure out how to fit into this new family, getting to know each other. Sure, there's an aspiring diva or two, but before long, the Carter House girls are dating, fighting, laughing, shopping, sharing clothes, purses, shoe... and their deepest secrets. DJ may not turn into the perfect little lady her grandmother has in mind, but one thing's for certain - with all these new 'sisters', her life will never be the same! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tavia Gilbert. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/000869/bk_zond_000869_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A survey engineer finds a young woman who has survived a Sioux battle. The story follows the progression of the railway line through Wyoming, in outstanding Zane Grey fashion. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack Sondericker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bimo/000107/bk_bimo_000107_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.