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March 21, 2011

Get some Insider fashion tips from Ines de la Fressange, author of ‘Parisian Chic’

Celebrity model Inès de la Fressange shares the well-kept secrets of how Parisian women maintain effortless glamour and a timeless allure. France’s icon of chic, de la Fressange shares her personal tips for living with style and charm, gleaned from decades in the fashion industry. She offers specific pointers on how to dress like a Parisian, including how to mix affordable basics with high-fashion touches, and how to accessorize. Her step-by-step do’s and don’ts are accompanied by fashion photography, and the book is personalized with her charming drawings. Inès also shares how to bring Parisian chic into your home, and how to insert your signature style into any space.

Click here to learn more about Flammarion’s new book Parisian Chic.

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March 16, 2011

Read an excerpt from How To Be a Man by GQ “Style Guy” Glenn O’Brien

How To Be a Man: A Guide To Style and Behavior For The Modern Gentleman is the ultimate sartorial and etiquette guide, from the ultimate life and style guru Glenn O’Brien. By turns witty, sardonic, and always insightful, O’Brien’s advice column has been a must-read for several generations of men (and women). Most recently known as “The Style Guy” at GQ magazine, O’Brien dispenses well-honed knowledge on matters ranging from how to throw a cocktail party, putting together a wardrobe for a trip to Bermuda, or when it is appropriate to wear flip-flops in public (never).

Enjoy this excerpt of How To Be a Man, available April 26th in hardcover and e-book formats.

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CHAPTER IV. CULTURE AND SOCIETY
How To Be Polite

Yes, Virginia, civilization did end. But in case it comes back, we don’t want to be left out, do we? In the meantime, behaving with style and aplomb will both impress those we want as friends and frighten our enemies. Exemplary behavior will make sure the welcome mat is always out when we visit and that the answering machine won’t pick up when we call. Here are a few basic considerations on behavior in an anything-goes world.

Always acknowledge the people you know. Success in society—or what passes for it—only comes to those with good communication skills. Some people have the terrible habit of gravitating only to those they perceive as their betters—I’m sure you know people who say “hi” to you when there are ten people in the room but ignore you when there are fifty. You should greet people you know even when you can’t remember their name. This is a democracy and even if they aren’t in a position to give you money, they may have a chance to get back at you. Nice up! If you can’t remember her name, just tell her how fabulous she looks and that will give you time to figure it out.

Don’t automatically introduce people. Unless sure it’s a good idea, don’t. Everyone doesn’t have to know everyone. Some people already hate one another without your knowledge or help.

Don’t hide your mistakes; they may be the best part of your resume. Since the mid-eighties, we have lived in a culture of recovery. I think it’s something we picked up from the space program. By the nineties, chic twelve-step meetings surpassed the country club and the VIP room as the place to shine. Everyone has a few skeletons in the closet. They make your profile spicier and provide real contrast: “Oh, he’s wonderful now. He used to be such a mess.” If you were awful enough you might even get a book out of it. But learn from Oprah. Slug it “fiction.”

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March 14, 2011

Enter Rizzoli’s Bill Plympton Giveaway!

One (1) winner will receive a personalized, one-of-a-kind caricature drawn by the renowned illustrator Bill Plympton! The winner will also receive a copy of the new book Independently Animated: Bill Plympton.

Click here to enter on Rizzoli’s Facebook page.

You must be a fan of Rizzoli on Facebook to be eligible to win.
Illustration © Bill Plympton

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March 10, 2011

Tour Fallingwater by architect Frank Lloyd Wright

Enjoy this tour through one of America’s finest architectural treasures, Frank Lloyd Wright’s acclaimed Fallingwater—arguably the most significant private residence of the twentieth century.

This video offers only a glimpse at the stunning photography—commissioned especially for this book—that captures the much-loved masterpiece following its recent restoration.

(For shorter buffering time, you can click the YouTube logo on the bottom right-hand corner of the video to watch it on YouTube)


Click here to learn more about the new book Fallingwater.

Click here to learn more about the building itself and architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

March 7, 2011

Emilio Cavallini at the Triennale Design Museum

Check out images from “Trasfigurazione”, an exhibition at The Triennale Design Museum in Milan paying homage to the artist Emilio Cavallini, designer of the celebrated hosiery company Stilnovo. The exhibition coincided with the release of Skira’s Emilio Cavallini by Benedetta Barzini, featuring 30 works made by the artist in the latest ten years.

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