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March 13, 2017

40 New Books to Brighten Your Spring

Spring: a time for renewal.

The days get longer and the sun shines warmer. As the trees and flowers begin to bloom, so does Rizzoli’s list of new Spring titles. Enjoy the sampling of books below or view our full catalog on our Catalog Downloads page.



Daniel Lismore: Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken
“You better fasten your seat belt as this is pretty much visual overload or the visual feast to end all feasts. If one’s body can be considered a canvas to paint upon and clothes could be considered the paint, then Daniel Lismore is one of the greatest artists if not portraitist ever to walk the face of the earth….If you search for a book that will stimulate your mind and your senses, then Be Yourself, Everyone Else Is Already Taken is a must have. The book is a conversation piece as well as a tome that deserves the attention of those who fancy themselves aficionados and cognoscenti of fashion. Think clothing as theater and spectacle!” –New York Journal of Books


Dior by Mats Gustafson
In this exquisite book, the watercolors and collages of Mats Gustafson replace the camera to capture the spirit and beauty of Dior.


Digital Girls: The Style of Fashion’s New Tribe
Today’s leading online cultural influencers–the female bloggers, designers, entrepreneurs, and activists–who are shaping what’s hot and what’s not in fashion, beauty, and personal style.


Fashion Forward: 300 Years of Fashion
Tracing the evolution of fashion–from the opulence of the court of Louis XV to the catwalk couture of today–this stunningly illustrated volume charts three centuries of fashion trends and innovations.

House Style: Five Centuries of Fashion at Chatsworth
This volume presents five centuries of historic costumes and fashions worn by family members from 18th-century fashion icon Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, to the twenty- first-century supermodel Stella Tennant.

London Sartorial
The new looks, updated traditions, and influential designers defining men’s fashion today, from the world’s capital of gentlemen’s style.


March 3, 2017

Celebrating Women’s History Month

Throughout Women’s History Month, which takes place annually during the month of March, Rizzoli is proud to present a selection of innovators, trailblazers, and liberators, all of whom bucked the social constraints of their times to become champions of women. Whether breaking into male-dominated fields or fighting against expected norms, these brave women laid the groundwork for generations of girls and women to fight for and fulfill their personal goals, whatever they may be.

Rule Breakers

Brazier at work in her Lyon restaurant’s kitchen

Eugénie Brazier

Eugénie Brazier is the mother of modern French cooking. She opened her restaurant, La Mère Brazier, in 1921 and went on to earn six Michelin stars—the only woman to do so until 2009. She became—and still is today—the inspiration and mentor for modern French cooking and leading French chefs, such as Michelin-starred chef Paul Bocuse. Brazier’s amazing abilities in the kitchen turned La Mère Brazier into the most famous restaurant in France—a magical gastronomic experience that drew notables such as Marlene Dietrich and a number of French presidents. Learn more.


Catharina “Toto” Koopman

Catharina “Toto” Koopman—a half-Dutch, half-Indonesian Vogue cover girl and fixture of the Paris fashion and café society—lived with an independent spirit more typical of the men of her generation. Her intelligence—she spoke 6 languages—and irresistible charm led her to become a spy during WWII for the Italian Resistance, which resulted in her imprisonment in a concentration camp by the Nazis (she had previously been caught and escaped—twice). When the camp was liberated, Koopman was nursed back to health by her former lover, Randolph Churchill, and eventually found solace in Erica Brausen, the German art dealer who, with Koopman’s help, launched the career of Francis Bacon. The two women lived out the rest of their lives together, despite homosexuality being a criminal offense in Britain at the time. Learn more.

Misty Copeland
© Gregg Delman

Misty Copeland

When she discovered ballet in 1995, Misty Copeland and her five siblings were sleeping on the floor of a shabby motel room she shared with her family. Beginning her ballet studies at the late age of thirteen, she was performing professionally in just over a year. By 2000, Copeland was invited to join American Ballet Theatre’s Studio Company and later became the company’s second African American female Soloist—the first in two decades. In June 2015, she was promoted to principal dancer, making her the first African-American woman to ever be promoted to the position in the company’s 75-year history. Copeland, who was often told her strongly-defined muscles did not fit the “ideal” ballerina body, is breaking down ballet’s racial and physical barriers, raising awareness for diversity in dance and for a more positive self-image. Learn more.

January 2, 2017

Go Beyond Resolutions: A Year of Self-Discovery

Who needs resolutions? All you need for a fresh start is an open mind and a willingness to explore. Why not take the time to learn something new, try out that hobby you’ve been thinking about, or take a trip to a new locale? Below are just a few tips for taking the first steps towards a happier you.
Top image © Sylvie Lancrenon

Take an Inner Journey:

“Everything in your entire life reflects the choices you have made. If you wish for a different result, make a different choice.”

French women reportedly have great genes, but former supermodel and French wellness sensation Estelle Lefébure (author of Flammarion’s Mindful Beauty, seen at top) divulges how they really maintain their fantastic natural looks. Her positive outlook inspires, and she offers a simple, enjoyable path to well-being and looking fabulous forever.

Estelle Lefébure’s Creative Vision of a Better Life:

Suppose we took advantage of long winter evenings to visualize our most deeply desired goals, dreams, and longings. It’s a simple idea; all you do is identify these wishes as clearly as you can and embrace the belief that we have power over our own lives. The subconscious will direct you toward the actions that will transform your aspirations into reality.

And here’s some good news—this exercise in creative visualization costs no more than the price of paper, scissors, and glue. Envisioning success requires no investment whatsoever, except some time and reflection. It’s best to do this on your own, or with close friends, having first collected together old newspapers and magazines.

To begin, decide how you will undertake the project:
Use an entire wall in your home?
A large white or colored piece of cardboard?
A compartmented file that you can easily carry with you?

All you have to do is post drawings, photos, and quotations that inspire you. What makes you dream? Write down words that motivate you. Try to always formulate your thoughts positively, picturing yourself surrounded by abundance rather than deprivation.

The objective is to reflect sincerely and profoundly on your deepest longings, whether in private or professional spheres, in family life, romance, or any other area of your life that is important to you.”

Choose a Healthy Alternative:

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Put down that hamburger and try this healthy and delicious lunch idea from Smith Street’s Jar Salads. Who wants a soggy salad? The trick to a perfectly fresh and crisp salad that can be kept in the refrigerator the night before is all about the layering: the dressing at the base, followed by protein or grains, then nuts or seeds, with the leafy greens and herbs on top.

Veggie Taco Salad
Makes 1

1 Lebanese (short) cucumber, diced
90 g (3 oz / 1/2 cup) cooked black beans
2 tablespoons chopped jalapenos
1 tomato, diced
3 tablespoons corn kernels
1/2 avocado, sliced, with lemon juice squeezed over
2 tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese
A handful of chopped coriander (cilantro)
A handful of baby English spinach leaves, to fill

Coriander & Lime Dressing:
3 tablespoons Greek-style yogurt
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
Juice of 1 lime
Large handful of coriander (cilantro), finely chopped
Pinch of caster (superfine) sugar
Sea salt
Mix together. (more…)

November 29, 2016


The holiday season is upon us once again—that time of year when family, food, and fun brings us together in celebration and gift giving. We all strive to find that perfect gift, and no matter who you have on your holiday gift list–be it a fashionista, a pet-lover, a chef, or a design aficionado—Rizzoli has a number of gift books that are sure to please every interest.
Rizzoli invites you to view our list of gift suggestions below, and if you don’t find what you’re looking for here, be sure to browse the categories at left for hundred’s of additional ideas. Thank you and Happy Holidays from Rizzoli!


Hair by Sam McKnight (Image at top)
A bounty of hairstyles, from nostalgic to androgynous, that have transformed women throughout the past forty years, from the legendary Sam McKnight, one of fashion’s leading hairstylists. With photographs spanning McKnight’s entire career, this book is a dramatic anthology of looks–from retro to androgynous, romantic to sexy, red to platinum–all from the master hairstylist’s deft hand.
Image from Hair by Sam McKnight Left: Jem Mitchell / Sara Blomqvist, Right: Glen Luchford / Tilda Swinton


Celebrating the 75th anniversary of this iconic luxury brand, this book presents a vibrant visual survey of Coach’s American style.

Francois Nars
An invitation into the beautiful and inspiring world of François Nars–makeup artist, photographer, and iconoclast.

Carolina Herrera: 35 Years of Fashion
The first book on the design career of Carolina Herrera, to be released on the occasion of the house’s thirty-fifth anniversary.


A long-awaited and highly intimate visual history of Versace, the glamorous and globally renowned Italian fashion house.

Dior: The Art of Color
This exquisite book takes the reader on a kaleidoscopic journey through the history of makeup, style, and color at the revered fashion house of Dior.

Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style
An intimate look at the famed designer and his work, revealing his artistic process and influence. (more…)

September 11, 2016

New Fall titles from Rizzoli

Now that the lazy days of summer are fading away, it won’t be long before we’ll hear the sound of crisp leaves underfoot and feel the early chill of fall. To help ease this transition, Rizzoli presents a rich collection of new titles to curl up with by the fire.

Enjoy the sampling of our books below or view our full catalog here.



Coach: A Story of New York Cool

Celebrating the 75th anniversary of this iconic luxury brand, this book presents a vibrant visual survey of Coach’s American style.

Coach: A Story of New York Cool

© Nars Cosmetics.

Francois Nars

An invitation into the beautiful and inspiring world of François Nars—makeup artist, photographer, and iconoclast—through an exclusive look at his editorial contributions for leading fashion magazines, personal photography projects, and the groundbreaking vision behind NARS Cosmetics.


January 29, 2016

Spring 2016 Titles from Rizzoli

While we eagerly await the warmth of spring, Rizzoli is pleased to present a sampling of new books that ramp up the anticipation.

We invite you to view a list of forthcoming Spring 2016 books on our Featured Titles page, and if you don’t find what you’re looking for there, be sure to browse the categories at left for hundred’s of additional titles.

Take a look at this sampling of new titles below.



Brooklyn Interiors
By Kathleen Hackett, Photographed by Matthew Williams
Brooklyn today fosters creative communities as never before, and they have cultivated a renegade approach to style—one rooted in broad-minded eclecticism and independence.

Brooklyn Interiors
Brooklyn today fosters creative communities as never before, and they have cultivated a renegade approach to style—one rooted in broad-minded eclecticism and independence.
Photograph © Matthew Williams

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The Four Elements of Design
From interior design icon Vicente Wolf, an inspirational guide for home decorators to designing unforgettable spaces based on the four natural elements.
Photograph © Vicente Wolf


House Rules
Drawing on examples of her own distinctive, humane modern design, celebrated architect Deborah Berke demonstrates how to create a serene haven for contemporary living.


January 5, 2016

New Year’s Resolutions from Rizzoli

Happy New Year and welcome to 2016!
Although we are returning to “normal” after weeks of holiday cheer, the New Year marks a time of change and transition. We all know self improvement can be a challenge, so Rizzoli is offering a few easily-accomplished resolutions to help get you on your way.

10 Minutes of Yoga Every Day

Is your resolution to focus on your health? Yoga is an easy way to improve both mind and body. Here are 10 Magic Moves you can do in 10 minutes or less from Yoga at Home.

Spend More Time Cooking At Home

Cooking your meals at home is both a great way to save money and to spend more time with the family. Here are a few recipes that will make this resolution easy to keep.

Dinner with Family from City Harvest:

Something Exotic from True Thai:

Healthy Breakfast from Sarabeth’s Good Morning Cookbook:

Get Your House In Order

New Year’s is a great time to start fresh, and nothing says fresh like a clean and tidy home. Here are a few simple but effective tips from French Chic Living: Simple Ways to Make Your Home Beautiful.

Spice Up Your Love Life

There’s no shame is resolving to find time for more intimacy with your significant other. And there’s also no shame in admitting that you can use a tip or two on how to accomplish this. Read this NSFW excerpt from The Boudoir Bible below, where sex educator Bettony Vernon guides you through this new sexual landscape.

Catch Up on Your Binge-Watching

Not every resolution has to send you back to the gym. Maybe you’ve resolved to catch up on those TV shows you missed, allowing you to finally be part of the conversation. Here are just a few recommendations from 1001 TV Show’s You Must Watch Before You Die.

Find Those Silver Linings

Is your New Year’s goal to try and find the silver linings in life? Everyone can use a little pick-me-up, and thankfully Hardie grant has published a whole line of books that set out to do just that, including 100 Days Happier: Daily Inspiration for Life-Long Happiness.

December 2, 2015

Holiday Entertaining: Main Course Recipes

With the holiday season in full swing, it’s time to start thinking about what you’ll serve your guests at your Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s Eve gatherings. Enjoy the recipes below or click on the News tab for recipes and tips for your entire holiday meal.

Thyme-Basted Pork Tenderloin with Oyster Mushrooms

Four Servings
1 tablespoon grapeseed oil
One 1-1/4 pound (625-g) pork tenderloin
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
4 tablespoons (60 g) unsalted butter
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1-1/2 pounds (750 g) oyster mushrooms, torn
4 garlic cloves: 2 finely chopped, 2 crushed with skin
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
2 large thyme sprigs
Fleur de sel
Chopped toasted walnuts, for serving
Finely chopped shallots, for serving
Snipped chives, for serving

Heat the oven to 350F (175C). In a medium ovenproof skillet, heat the grapeseed oil until shimmering. Season the pork with salt and pepper. Add the pork to the skillet and cook over medium-high heat until browned all over, about 5 minutes. Transfer the skillet to the oven and roast the pork, turning twice, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the meat registers 135F (55C), 18 to 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a large skillet, melt 1 tablespoon (15 g) of the butter in the olive oil. Add the mushrooms, season with salt and pepper, and cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until golden, 10 to 12 minutes. Add the chopped garlic and parsley and cook, stirring, until the garlic is fragrant, about 30 seconds. Remove the skillet from the heat.

Set the skillet with the pork over medium heat. Add the remaining 3 tablespoons (45 g) of butter, the crushed garlic cloves, and the thyme and cook until the butter is foamy. Carefully tip the skillet and, using a large spoon, baste the meat repeatedly until the butter is browned and smells nutty, 2 to 3 minutes.

Transfer the pork to a cutting board and cut into 8 equal wedges, slicing on the diagonal. Spoon the mushrooms onto plates, top with the pork, and drizzle with the brown butter in the skillet. Sprinkle with fleur de sel, walnuts, shallots, and chives and serve.

—From Bistronomy: Recipes from the Best New Paris Bistros


Holiday Entertaining: Preparing for Your Guests


Keep the guest list small: Don’t invite more people than can comfortably eat in your home and that you feel able to cook for.

Match your menu: If your party has a theme, use that to guide everything that you serve, from cocktails through dessert.

State your intentions clearly: Use the word “dinner” rather than “party,” and give people a specific hour (rather than a range of times) to discourage drop-ins. And don’t forget to ask for an RSVP.

Make menu cards: Handwritten menus communicate that your guests are in for something special. A well-named signature cocktail can also go a long way in setting a formal (and fun) tone.

Don’t try anything new: Seated dinners are not the time to experiment with new recipes. Stick with dishes that you have made before and you will be less stressed before and during the party.

Think ahead: Make as much ahead of time as possible to cut down on last-minute surprises. Many recipes (including the ones in this book) tell you what can be made in advance.

—From Pret-a-Party: Great Ideas for Good Times and Creative Entertaining


In my opinion, setting a beautiful table is an art form. The table setting not only conveys a mood but also frames the food being served. When you are having a great time at a dinner party, it is rarely simply because the food is tasty. Stepping into a room with a lovely table setting gives the impression of good things to come. It shows that you care and have made an effort on behalf of your guests. Often a glorious setting can bring simple fare to the next level.

Gather elements to set a particular scene—from selecting the right napkins and plates to enhancing them with the sparkle of glasses and the shine of the silverware. Do not save your good china, glasses, and silver for special occasions.
Make anytime special and use what you have. Even better—mix styles to create a more personal tablescape.

When it comes to forks, spoons, and knives, there is a “right” way to lay them on the table. The concentration of cutlery and glassware on the right-hand side of the plate is thought to have originated in France, with the idea that you should hold your napkin with your left hand and eat with your right. The conventional rule is that the fork should be on the left, and the knife and soup spoon on the right. All utensils and glasses are organized in order of use—from the outside in. If soup is the first course, the soup spoons are placed to the far right of the knives, unless a small shellfish fork is needed for the first course. A dessert fork and spoon may be placed horizontally above the dinner plate.

There are a few variations when it comes to glassware, but generally the water goblet is placed directly above the knife, a champagne flute just to the left, and the red and/or white wine glass to the right. Some people prefer to arrange their glasses by height. Just be sure they’re lined up, and slightly curved toward the guest, not creeping toward the adjacent diner. The bread plate (optional) is placed directly across from the glasses, aligned over the forks.

To ensure guests have adequate elbow room, established rules of etiquette dictate that there should be a minimum of 15 inches between place settings, or approximately 24 inches from the center of one place setting to the middle of the next. Make sure that your guests will never be without a plate in front of them. Two plates on top of one another will make the service easier. Besides, stacked plates of varying sizes also look good on the table. Or, you can put the soup bowl on top of the plate that will be used for the next course. The same goes for the salad plate if you start with a salad.

To make serving easier, have a pitcher filled with cold water on the table before everyone is seated. Or, even better, fill everyone’s water glasses before you sit down. Place salt and pepper on the table ahead of time, too, along with wine, bread, butter, or olive oil. This will save you unnecessary trips to the kitchen during dinner.

—From French Chic Living: Simple Ways to Make Your Home Beautiful

Holiday Entertaining: Cocktail Hour

Make your guests feel welcome. Introduce everyone, and be sure when you do to include a complimentary comment about who they are and/or what they do. After making introductions, offer each of your guests the drink of his or her choice. During the cocktail hour, play background music. I suggest compiling a playlist of French standards by Edith Piaf or hits by Carla Bruni.

Setting Up the Bar
Setting up the bar is key to successful entertaining. Do not serve too much alcohol or food to your guests before dinner as you want to make sure that they have an appetite. I set out bowls full of nuts (I prefer hazelnuts), edamame, and radishes with sea salt, which are always appreciated.

A tray for serving drinks should be readily available. A polished silver tray is best as it
is impervious to rings from cold bottles or glasses. A range of glassware is essential—
from crystal tumblers (heavy in your hand is perfect for whiskey) to stem glasses in different sizes. Cocktails are best served in small 2-to-3-ounce glasses, not in giant fishbowls. You want your guests to be happy, not sloppy. Other necessary pieces of equipment include a medium-size ice bucket (one made of crystal or silver is elegant), a few stirrers, a silver shaker, and a small plate for sliced and quartered lemon and limes. Select brightly colored cocktail napkins in fun patterns, and make them readily available.

Liquor, Wine , and Soft Drinks
Always have the following beverages available:
• An array of whiskey (Irish, bourbon, and Scotch), gin, vodka, rum, and dry vermouth, along with any special type of liquor that your friends enjoy, along with mixers, such as tonic, ginger ale, and bitters.
• A bottle of chilled white wine (opened or ready to be) and a bottle of red wine. I usually serve red wine with dinner. Chilled champagne is a chic addition.
• Bottles of Perrier or San Pellegrino for nondrinkers.

—From French Chic Living: Simple Ways to Make Your Home Beautiful


Rum Flip
Use best-quality aged rum in this holiday favorite and shake each drink individually.
Serves 8

1 1/2 cups aged rum
8 large eggs
8 tablespoons heavy cream
8 rounded teaspoons sugar
Ice cubes

For each drink, combine 3 tablespoons rum, 1 egg, 1 tablespoon cream, and 1 rounded teaspoon sugar in a cocktail shaker. Add about 1 cup ice cubes and shake vigorously until frothy, about 20 seconds. Strain the drink into a coupe glass and serve.

—From Pret-a-Party: Great Ideas for Good Times and Creative Entertaining


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