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Loulou & Yves
Author: Christopher Petkanas
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250161428
Pages: 512
Year: 2018-04-17
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No one interested in fashion, style, or the high-flying intrigues of café society will want to miss the exuberantly entertaining oral biography Loulou & Yves: The Untold Story of Loulou de La Falaise and the House of Saint Laurent, by Christopher Petkanas. Dauntless,“in the bone” style made Loulou de La Falaise one of the great fashion firebrands of the twentieth century. Descending in a direct line from Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli, she was celebrated at her death in 2011, aged just sixty-four, as the “highest of haute bohemia,” a feckless adventuress in the art of living—and the one person Yves Saint Laurent could not live without. Yves Saint Laurent (1936-2008) was the most influential designer of his times; possibly also the most neurasthenic. In an exquisitely intimate, sometimes painful personal and professional relationship, Loulou de La Falaise was his creative right hand, muse, alter ego and the virtuoso behind all the devastatingly flamboyant accessories that were a crucial component of the YSL “look.” For thirty years, until his retirement in 2002, Yves relied on Loulou to inspire him with the tilt of her hat, make him laugh and talk him off the ledge—the enchanted formula that brought him from one historic collection to the next. “Her presence at my side is a dream,” Yves declares in Loulou & Yves. “I trust her reactions. Sometimes they are violent but always positive... I bounce ideas off her and they come back clearer and things begin to happen.” Yves’s many tributes shape Loulou’s memory, as if everything there was to know about this fugitive, Giacometti-like figure could be told by her clanking bronze cuffs, towering fur toques, the turquoise boulders on her fingers and her working friendship with the man who put women in pants. But parallel to this storyline runs another, darker one, lifting the veil on Loulou, a classic “number two” with a contempt for convention, and exposing the underbelly of fashion at its highest level. Behind Yves’s encomiums are a pair of aristocrat parents—Loulou’s shiftless French father and menacingly chic English mother—who abandoned her to a childhood of foster care and sexual abuse straight out of “Les Misérables”; Loulou’s recurring desperation to leave Yves and go out on her own; and the grandiose myths surrounding her family. Loulou felt that her life had been kidnapped by the operatic workings of the House of Saint Laurent, and in her last years danced with financial ruin. Delving beyond the “official” version of her life, Loulou & Yves unspools an elusive fashion idol—nymphomaniacal, heedless and up to her bracelets in coke and Boizel champagne—at the core of what used to be called “le beau monde.” On the theory that everyone loves a cocktail party, Loulou & Yves traces her life chronologically through the charming literary device of oral biography, in which the spoken memories of more than two hundred “voices”—husbands, lovers, extended family, friends, enemies, slightly less bitter detractors, colleagues, groupies, pundits, and hangers-on—are seamlessly interwoven with those of Yves and Loulou themselves. Readers mingle at the party as invited guests, listening in on Andy Warhol and Karl Lagerfeld and collecting clues from Mick Jagger and Tom Ford as the narrative unfolds. Topping the A-list of figures who tell Loulou’s story in their own words, uncensored, are Cecil Beaton, Diana Vreeland, Thadée Klossowski, Robert Mapplethorpe, Helmut Newton, Hubert de Givenchy, Manolo Blahnik, Diane von Furstenberg, Elsa Peretti, Betty Catroux, John Richardson, Alber Elbaz, Christian Louboutin, Grace Coddington, Ben Brantley, Bruce Chatwin, Lady Annabel Goldsmith, André Leon Talley, and Pierre Bergé. In a fluent round of sparkling conversation, author Christopher Petkanas brings them all together for a party that swirls around one of the most scintillating women the fashion world has ever known. “She’s the sounding board,” Yves rhapsodizes of his second self in Loulou & Yves, a sweeping, waspish work of fashion and social history. “She’s never wrong.”
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Author: Gregory Vovk
Publisher: National Library of Canada = Bibliothèque nationale du Canada
ISBN: 0612846768
Pages: 244
Year: 2003
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El Ltimo de Los Mohicanos, Con Notas Cr Ticas de La Licda. E.M. Parkhurst. (CL Sicos Lit. En Ingl S de Heath).
Author: James Fenimore Cooper
Publisher: General Books LLC
ISBN: 1150439025
Pages: 366
Year: 2009-12
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 Excerpt: ... VOCABULARIO ADVERTENCIA Para que los estudiantes obtengan provecho del uso de este vocabulario deben tener presentes las siguientes indicaciones: 1. Se han omitido en l muchas palabras que son muy semejantes en ingl?'s y en castellano, y muchos derivados de obvia comprensi n. 2. Hay afijos cuya equivalencia castellana conviene recordar, para facilitar las traducciones. Los siguientes son los m?'s comunes: PREFIJOS: a, part cula privativa como en castellano. des, in, un, equivalen a in, como en unexpected, inesperado. dis equivale a dea, como en disappeared, desapareci . out significa ir m?'s all, aventajar, como en outdone, vencido, to out w, ganar en ingenio o perapicaoia. over significa exceso, como en to overwork, trabajar demasiado. SUFIJOS: ed es terminaci n de participio pasado y de pret rito de verbo regular, en se usa a veces para transformar un substantivo o un adjetivo en verbo, como en lengthen, alargar; blacken, ennegrecer, ent y ant son terminaciones de substantivos y adjetivos verbales, como combatant, combatiente, er, terminaci n de adjetivos en grado comparativo, equivale a m s, como en riper, m?'s maduro, er a veces es terminaci n de substantivos derivados de verbos, como en listener, oyente. est es terminaci n de superlativo, como en highest, el m?'s alto, ful equivale a izo y a oso, como en forgetful, olvidadizo, y en doubtful, dudoso. ing equivale a ando y endo, ante y ente, como en reigning, reinando y reinante. less es terminaci n privativa, como en merciless, despiadado, ly equivale a mente, como en greatly, grandemente. ness es terminaci n de nombres abstractos. Aparece pospuesta a adje-tivos, como en fierceness, ferocidad. ous es desinencia...
American Investments Classified ...
Year: 1900
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Catalogue of Scientific Papers
Author: Royal Society (Great Britain)
Year: 1914
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Souvenirs de la marquise de Cr quy de 1710 1803. Tome 5
Author: Maurice Cousin
ISBN: 0543891259
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Author: University of Washington, Wash.) University of Washington (Seattle
Year: 1910
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Souvenirs de la marquise de Cr quy de 1710 1803. Tome 2
Author: Maurice Cousin
ISBN: 0543891313
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Souvenirs de la marquise de Cr quy de 1710 1803. Tome 4
Author: Maurice Cousin
ISBN: 0543891275
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L'?volution Cr?atrice
Author: H. Bergson
Publisher: Рипол Классик
ISBN: 5874288643
Pages: 372
Year: 1957
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Climatological Data
Year: 1982
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Geological Survey Bulletin
Year: 1949
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Biennial Report of the Dairy and Food Commissioner of Wisconsin
Author: Wisconsin. Dairy and Food Commission
Year: 1890
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Rarÿmuri: Libert? Au Cr?puscule
Author: Docteur Carlos Maldonado Ortiz
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1491828854
Pages: 188
Year: 2013-12
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Ball Lightning
Author: Mark Stenhoff
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0306461501
Pages: 349
Year: 1999-10-31
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Down comes a deluge of sonorous hail, Or prone-descending rain. Wide-rent, the clouds Pour a whole flood, and yet, its flame unquenched, Th’unconquerable lightning struggles through. Ragged and fierce, or in red whirling balls, And fires the mountains with redoubled rage. Black from the stroke, above, the smould’ring pine Stands a sad shattered trunk; and, stretched below, A lifeless group the blasted cattle lie. James Thompson, “The Seasons” (1727) have been investigating ball lightning for more than two decades. I published a ball lightning report in Nature in 1976 that received worldwide publicity and I consequently many people wrote to me with accounts of their own experiences. Within a very short time, I had accumulated about 200 firsthand accounts, and the file has continued to grow steadily since then. Several things impressed me. Few of those who wrote to me had any detailed foreknowledge of ball lightning at the time of their observation. Nonetheless, once reports of other phenomena such as St. Elmo’s fire had been eliminated, the remaining descriptions were remarkably consistent. Furthermore, nearly all who contacted me were keen to have an explanation of what they had seen and seemed entirely sincere.

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