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Spring Fashion and Lifestyle
In Spring we welcome warmer weather and increasing daylight. So open your windows or French doors and enjoy those first crisp but sunny spring mornings with some of our finest magazines. In this mailing we've highlighted two of our favorite British magazines, The Gentlewoman and The Happy Reader. |
Springtime is also the time for all things green and new. Take your cue from Greenterior: Plant Loving Creatives and Their Homes and fill your home with plants as the featured creatives from all over the globe do, or cook up some delicious greens with recipes from artist Olafur Eliasson's studio kitchen.
Our Fashion and Lifestyle mailing offers something for chaps, senior fashionistas, otherworldly dressers, hipsters and anyone interested in design. Aside from ordering these titles through our webshop or visiting our stores in Amsterdam and the Hague, you can also catch us at this year's Denim Days Amsterdam with a selection of our best fashion titles.
Greenterior: Plant Loving Creatives and Their Homes|
Greenterior is the Coffeeklatch blog, turned into a book. Antwerp based bloggers Magali Elali and Bart Kiggen traveled all over the world to photograph creatives in their homes and to talk about their plants, the common denominator in this interior design book.
How to Be Chap
How to be Chap explores the roots of the English gentleman and follows them to the present day. Today's chaps live according to their own rules—with hats, pipes, and, of course, British humor. From the historical foundations of British gentlemen's culture to today's dos and don'ts, How to be Chap provides thorough answers to chap-related questions and plenty of cultivated laughs.
Otherworldly: Avant-Garden Fashion and Style
Inspired by the odd, mutant, and deformed, many designers and stylists are now redefining clothing to expand the body and speculate on the evolution of identity—from wearables to the utter transfiguration of the human silhouette.
Otherworldly showcases a fashion avant-garde between futurism and fetish. Featuring work by emerging talents and established designers such as Alexander McQueen, Martin Margiela, Lucy McRae, Peter Popps, Iris van Herpen, and others, it not only explores groundbreaking developments but also their fruitful interplay with photography.
Givaudan: An Odyssey of Perfumes and Flavors
For 250 years, Givaudan has created perfumes and flavors of the highest quality, innovating and inspiring trends in scent and taste. Dior, Saint Laurent, and Prada turned to Givaudan to create J'adore, Opium, Infusion d'iris, and more. Here, scientists, philosophers, and historians explore the history and science of perfumes and flavors. Stunning photo-essays reveal the beauty of harvests around the world—the sources of Givaudan's creations. The book reveals the ways in which tastes and scents engage the senses and enhance life.
A Life in Fashion: The Wardrobe of Cecil Beaton
From the moment Cecil Beaton arrived at Cambridge University in 1922 wearing an evening jacket, red shoes, and black-and-white trousers, to his appearance forty years later at Truman Capote's 1970 Black and White Ball, Beaton expressed a flamboyant sartorial nonchalance - a sprezzatura. This title deals with the changes in his wardrobe over the years.
Pamela Love: Muses and Manifestations
Trendsetting contemporary jeweler Pamela Love invites us into her universe, revealing the obsessions and inspirations behind her cult jewelry. In this personally curated monograph Love presents intricate still life compositions of her jewelry with objects and ephemera, juxtaposed with photographs from her collections and snapshots from her travels.
Pattern Magic 3
At last, Pattern Magic part 3 is here!
Kirsten Dunst graces the cover of this spring/summer issue of British magazine The Gentlewoman. Apart from an extensive piece on the American actress, this issue also features a 5000-word piece about the Maison Martin Margiela Spring/Summer 1990 show, interviews with Gaby Wood, Manuela Wirth and Dina Asher-Smith, and as always sleek and modern fashion captured in wonderful photography.
The Happy Reader
The Happy Reader is a unique magazine about reading for anyone who wishes to stay inspired, informed and entertained. With beautiful typography, the magazine is a design object which celebrates the pure pleasure of reading and the calming luxury of being offline.
In the Spring issue of The Happy Reader, actor Ethan Hawke talks about books, music and his career.
Advanced Style: Older and Wiser|
This follow-up to the bestselling Advanced Style features more senior street style and inspiration from all over the globe. In this new edition Ari Seth Cohen shares his work from the past few years including some of the world's best-dressed older gentlemen.
Lauren Conrad Celebrate
After Style and Beauty, Lauren Conrad is back with Celebrate: her newest guide showing how to throw a great party.
Filled with lush and inspiring original four-color photos and budget friendly tips, Lauren Conrad Celebrate offers advice about the basics to make planning any type of event a breeze, including suggestions for the perfect invitations, food, drinks, decorations, and gifts. Lauren shows how to put it all together for a diverse range of events that span the calendar, from a charming Baby shower to a festive holiday party. And she packs the book with creative full-color photos and stories from her own life, including her housewarming party, and her recent bridal shower and wedding.
Studio Olafur Eliasson: The Kitchen
A cookbook with over 100 vegetarian recipes for the home cook from the studio kitchen of world-renowned artist Olafur Eliasson.
Featuring recipes cooked at Olafur Eliasson's studio kitchen, these recipes have served as nourishment and source of creative inspiration and communal discussion every day for his staff, artists, and guest collaborators, including René Redzepi and Alice Waters.
Amsterdam will once again roll out the blue carpet for its third annual Amsterdam Denim Days event. After gaining huge recognition over the last two years and attracting attendees from around the world, this unique series of shows, gatherings and events returns to the city of Amsterdam. For a full week Amsterdam Denim Days attracts thousands of visitors from all over the globe: from brands and makers to enthusiasts and addicts, all united by a love of indigo.|
The Denim Days take place from 11 – 17 April 2016 in Amsterdam's city center.
ABC will be present with a special pop-up shop at the 2-day main event BLUEPRINT festival, 15 & 16 April 2016 at the Westergas fabriek. Just like last year, we'll be there with the best selection of books specialized in denim, fabrics and construction, fashion and lifestyle. Two new titles we'll be bringing with us are Ametora: How Japan Saved American Style and The Barber Book. We also have several authors signed up to sign books at the ABC stand: Amy Leverton, author of Denim Dudes, Peter van Rhoon, from Code Magazine, and Thomas Stegje Bojer, with a presentation for a new book entitled Blue Blooded: Denim and Denim Culture, coming July 1st from Gestalten publishers.
Our stand at the Denim Days in 2015.