It's been said that one can never too rich or too thin, but the truth for more women is really that one can never ever have too many pairs of shoes.
From war-torn Sierra Leone to the US, to dancing for the Dutch National Ballet, this is a heartwrenching, life-affirming true story of a young girl orphaned by war and saved by ballet.
"I did not have three thousand pairs of shoes. I had one thousand and sixty."--Imelda Marcos In recent years shoes have become objects of fanatical devotion, as covetable designs have gained iconic status and shoe designers have become heroes of popular culture. From Christian Louboutin's signature red sole and the Manolo Blahnik heels that helped to define Sex and the City's Carrie Bradshaw to the eco-friendly footwear of the future, shoes are now a fashion statement all their own. Is there such a thing as a leading shoe fashion anymore? The silhouettes, colors, and details on the feet of models and in the pages of fashion magazines used to be the ultimate in style, but they no longer represent all fashion footwear any more than haute couture represents all fashionable clothing. Renowned fashion specialist Jonathan Walford recounts the fascinating history of more than 350 leading women's shoe designers and manufacturers who have shaped modern footwear over the last sixty years. A rich array of sketches, photographs, and advertisements highlight superlative craftsmanship and lasting trends. Featuring designs by Bally, Beverly Feldman, Camper, Charles Jourdan, Chie Mihara, Christian Louboutin, Ferragamo, Herman Delman, Jimmy Choo, Joan & David, Kenneth Cole, Manolo Blahnik, Maud Frizon, Roger Vivier, Rupert Sanderson, and Sergio Rossi.
Join the thousands of women who have been inspired and encouraged by Darlene Sala's popular devotional, Encouraging Words for Women-now available in Barbour's new Inspirational Library format. In fifty-two devotional chapters, you'll be reminded of your worth in God's eyes, and of His affirmation, protection, and guidance, no matter your circumstances in life. Be assured that, whatever their circumstances, our God is a Father who can always be trusted.
What girl wouldn't fall for a beautiful pair of designer shoes? Inspired by the 'The Red Shoes' by Hans Christian Andersen, this story relates how Abigail Lloyd could not resist purchasing a pair of Jimmy Choos and unwittingly kick-started a whole series of events that would change her life. Her cosy relationship with her partner Colin French fell apart as she was drawn into an unrequieted love affair with her charismatic new boss, Lester Hammond. Loaded with sensuality, 'For Want of a Shoe' will keep you hooked right to the very last page.
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