Honore de Balzac's 1830 Treatise on Elegant Living was a keystone text on dandyism, preceding Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly's Anatomy of Dandyism (1845) and Charles Baudelaire's “The Dandy” (in The Painter of Modern Life, 1863), and marking an important shift from the early dandyism of the British Regency to the intellectual and artistic dandyism of nineteenth-century France.
The shabby-chic, Bohemian look known as vintage has both charm and plenty of practicality. It is the perfect alternative for modern white interiors, ideal for family living—as extra scuffs won’t ruin the look—and low maintenance as well as relatively inexpensive.
A bounteous selection of essays, philosophical diagrams, poetry and other such theoretical tinkerings concerning the reintroduction of ancient charm into this vale of mud and tears known heretofore as the modern life. Learn More
Filled with step-by-step instructions, tips, techniques, and detailed photographs, this resource to recreating hairstyles from the 1930s to the 1960s puts retro glamour right at readers' fingertips. Learn More
Fifteen years after founding Vice, Gavin McInnes has poured his creative juices into a new endeavor: StreetCarnage.com. Growing in size and influence at an alarming rate, the site's main feature is the new and improved version of Gavin's "DOs and DON'Ts," now tantalizingly called Street Boners. Learn More
An interactive coloring book for fashionistas of all ages, My Wonderful World of Fashion is packed with beautiful and sophisticated illustrations specially created by the leading fashion-illustrator Nina Chakrabarti. Learn More
A new interactive colouring book for fashionistas of all ages, My Even More Wonderful World of Fashion is packed with more beautiful and sophisticated illustrations specially created by illustrator Nina Chakrabarti. Learn More
Similar in scope and breadth to the Gothic & Lolita Bible, Goth Loli brings focus to costume creation, composition, and fashionable accessories, complete with designs and original clothing pattern papers. Learn More