Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Dedicated Display: 2014 Fashion: Now & Then: From Antiquity to Visionary Conference

This year’s Fashion: Now & Then: From Antiquity to Visionary Conference is right around the corner (October 23-25, 2014). The Adrian G. Marcuse Library has organized a display dedicated to this year’s theme, From Antiquity to Visionary. The conference this year will feature speakers from around the world including Brazil, Canada, Germany, and the United States. Topics will range from Corporate Social Responsibility to Fashion in Literature to Wearable Technology. Stop by the Library today to read about these topics and more!

709.05 SEY

The Fabric of Cultures: Fashion, Identity, and Globalization Edited by Eugenia Paulicelli and Hazel Clark
391 PAU

331.88 MIL

658.8 MAI

677 OMA

New Retail by Raul A. Barreneche
725.21 BAR

We will also be hosting a book signing for the newest edition (6th) of Who’s Who in Fashion by Holly Price Alford on Thursday evening.

For more information on the conference please visit the Fashion: Now & Then Blog.

Click here to register for the conference.

There are scholarships available to off-set the conference registration fee. Please contact David Benjamin, LIM College Archivist, at David.Benjamin@limcollege.edu.

Join the Conversation: #LIMFNT

Posted on September 30, 2014 I Blog post by Nicole LaMoreaux, M.L.S. (Reference and Instruction Librarian)

Monday, September 29, 2014

Coco Before Chanel

by Fontaine, Anne.
Publication Date: 2010
Format/ Location: DVD shelves - Movies section
Call Number: DVD COC

Movie Review
The early life of Gabrielle (Coco) Chanel is a fashion biopic drama about an ambitious person inventing herself.  "Coco Before Chanel," begins with an abandoned orphan girl named Gabrielle, who grows into a music hall singer, then sidesteps prostitution by becoming a mistress. From behind the clouds of her cigarettes, Audrey Tautou who plays Coco, regards the world with unforgiving realism.  

Through the story we learn that Coco did not set out to become the most influential fashion icon of the 20th century. She begins by designing hats, making a little money and striving to better herself. Her true goal is money and independence.  Her fashions may have liberated women from the excesses of the late 19th century, but she creates them not out of idealism but because they directly reflect her strong personality. She didn't put women in sailor shirts out of conviction. She liked to wear them. Coco Chanel was raised by nuns. Was that also her influence? Did she start identifying simplicity in dress with women in power?

At the end of this movie, you are left wanting to know more about this extraordinary woman considered one of the most influential designers for women of the 20th century. It is a story of the early years of a woman who favored simplicity in her style, which lead to a rebellion of extreme feminization in the fashion world at that era.

Posted on September 29, 2014 I Blog post by E.F. (Graduate Student Intern of the LIM College Library)

Friday, September 26, 2014

Ask-a-Librarian Will Not Be Available Saturday, September 27th

The Adrian G. Marcuse Library's Ask-a-Librarian Service will not be available on Saturday, September 27th. We will be back up and running on Monday, September 29th.

We look forward to answering your questions!

Monday, September 22, 2014

CR Fashion Book at the Adrian G. Marcuse Library

Previous editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris, Carine Roitfeld has been making major fashion airwaves and we are all receiving them. Since starting her own fashion publication CR Fashion Book, she has managed to change the way people look at fashion editorials no longer the tamed elegance that graces the pages of Vogue, Carine pushes the envelope with sex and fashion, when it all irons out isn't that what fashion is? Sex and clothing. With CR Fashion Book editorial she mixes the uber-famous with everyday people, so the reader gets a realistic view of her vision.

Issue 4: Fairy Tales is available in the magazine room and Issue 5 featuring BeyoncĂ© will be arriving soon! 

Past issues of CR Fashion Book have been recently added to the Bound Magazine Collection.  The three bound issues available are:

Issue 1:  Rebirth [Fall 2012]
Issue 2:  Dance [Spring/Summer 2013]
Issue 3: Hope [Fall 2013]

For more Carine Roitfeld, be sure to check out Irreverent which chronicles Roitfeld's work over 30 years at Vogue Paris.

(Call Number: 070.92 ROT in the over sized section)

Also, if you thought that The September Issue was a great documentary, you haven't seen anything yet, the library has also just received Mademoiselle C, a documentary which follows Carine on her journey to creating the first issue of CR Fashion Book.    

(Call Number DVD MAD in the DVD documentaries section)

Coming soon is Little Black Jacket, Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld's reinterpretation of Chanel's iconic little black jacket. Lagerfeld has redesigned the jacket, transforming it into a modern, adaptable garment to be worn by both sexes of all ages. The Little Black Jacket contains Lagerfeld's photographs of celebrities wearing the jacket with individual flair; sometimes classic, sometimes irreverent, but always Chanel.

Posted on September 22, 2014 I Blog post by Lauren Gavin, M.L.S. (Technical Services/Reference Librarian) and Leila Blake (Library Student Worker)

Monday, September 15, 2014

Fashion Fundamentals Book Report is September's Dedicated Display

It’s that time of year again folks…the Fashion Fundamentals book report due date is quickly approaching! The Adrian G. Marcuse Library has the most popular fashion fundamentals books on display for the month of September.

Here are some of the library staff’s favorite picks:

A.L.T: A Memoir is a book about the renowned (former) Vogue editor Andre Leon Tally. He has also been a judge on America’s Next Top Model. Clearly he has lived quite a glamorous life!

746.92092 TAL

Retail Hell is closely relatable to the lives of many LIM students who have had their fair share of retail woes. Follow Freeman Hall on his journey through the depths of retail.

381.1 HAL

It’s a rush to the reference desk so pick up your book today!

Posted on September 15, 2014 I Blog post by Ali Petherbridge (student worker of the LIM College Library)

Friday, September 12, 2014

Register for the Fashion: Now & Then Conference Before the Early-Bird Rates Fly Away!

The early bird rates for this year's Fashion: Now & Then: From Antiquity to Visionary Conference end on Monday, September 15, 2014. 
Registration is open on Eventville.  
Conference RatesEarly Bird*After 9-15-2014
Full Conference** Attendance$200$225
Full Conference** Attendance (Presenters)$150$175
Full Conference Attendance** (Students with Valid ID)$100$125
Conference Support (Code Needed to Complete Registration)$0$0

Conference Rates for LIM College Students, Faculty & Staff
Early Bird*After 9-15-2014
Full Conference Attendance$50$75
Friday ONLY Conference (10/24)$25$50
Saturday ONLY Conference (10/25)$25$50
Thursday Evening Opening Reception (10/23)$25$50
Conference Support (Code Needed to Complete Registration)$0$0

*Early Bird Rates apply to registration completed before September 15, 2014. 

Museum Tours Saturday, October 25th at 1pm
Museum at FIT - Exposed: A History of Lingerie & Dance and Fashion (two exhibitions) – unguided 34
The Metropolitan Museum of Art – Fashion in Art (general tour – guided) 19
The Museum of the City of New York – Mac Conner: A New York Life – guided tour 19
Brooklyn Museum – Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe – guided34

**The guided/unguided Museum Tours are an optional choice for Full Conference Attendees to attend after the Saturday program. Please only choose one tour option. Tour selections are completed with Full Conference registration on Eventville.

A limited number of scholarships are available to help offset conference fees. Contact David Benjamin david.benjamin@limcollege.edu for more information. 

Join the conversation: #LIMFNT

Monday, September 8, 2014

Book Review: “Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster" by Dana Thomas

by Dana Thomas
Call Number: 338.47 THO
Location: Regular shelves

Do you want to know how the color orange became Hermès’s signature color? Do you want to know how Prada’s triangle logo came to be? With Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster, author Dana Thomas, the cultural and fashion writer for Newsweek in Paris for 12 years, discusses the social history of this high end industry that is entertaining and informative. Traveling from French perfume laboratories to Las Vegas shopping malls to assembly-line factories in China, she traces the evolving face of the luxury goods business, from design through marketing to showroom sales.

But her focus remains on how a business that once catered to the wealthy and elite has gone
mass-market and the effects that democratization has had on the way ordinary people shop today. Labels, once discreetly stitched into couture clothes, have become logos adorning everything from sneakers to your basic t shirt. Perfumes, once crafted by designers with excruciating detail to establishing a particular scent, are now concocted from briefs written by marketing executives brandishing polls and surveys and sales figures. Think about your own wardrobe. Do you ever have just one outfit, including accessories, that is not branded? This book is an eye opening revelation of the evolution of the luxury goods industry from the past till today.

Posted on September 8, 2014 I Blog post by E.F. (Graduate Student Intern of the LIM College Library)