Frida Kahlo was not only an iconic artist but also a daring fashionista whose unique style continues to inspire and influence the worlds of fashion, media, and art today. Fashion is an optical effect that Kahlo employed with shrewd intelligence and artistic intention, and her original, multicultural aesthetic made her the center of attention wherever she went. This vibrant tribute to Frida Kahlo’s bold character, style, art, and fashion reflects the kaleidoscopic ways her unique story and personality have been interpreted and adapted as few others in our time.
About the Author:
Based in Mexico City and Madrid, Susana Martínez Vidal is a fashion and lifestyle journalist with more than twenty-five years of experience. She was director of Elle Spain and Elle Decor España, as well as founder and director of Ragazza magazine. Frida Kahlo inspired the first fashion editorial she produced as director of Elle Spain, and since then she has passionately followed Kahlo’s influence in fashion, music, and culture. After seeing the first-ever exhibition of Frida’s clothing at La Casa Azul in 2012, Vidal was inspired to write this, her first book.
Lynn Yaeger writes about fashion and other topics for Vogue, Travel & Leisure, Architectural Digest, WSJ magazine, and many other publications. She lives in downtown Manhattan, where she can be found haunting flea markets every weekend.
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Published: Assouline - March 22nd, 2016
Frida Kahlo was not only an iconic artist but also a daring fashionista whose unique style continues to inspire and influence the worlds of fashion, media, and art today. Fashion is an optical effect that Kahlo employed with shrewd intelligence and artistic intention, and her original, multicultural aesthetic made her the center of attention wherever she went.
From New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner comes a laugh-out-loud funny and painstakingly real tale of friendship, furry creatures, and finding the place where you belong.
Alice Mayfair, twelve years old, slips through the world unseen and unnoticed. Ignored by her family and shipped off to her eighth boarding school, Alice would like a friend. And when she rescues Millie Maximus from drowning in a lake one day, she finds one.
But Millie is a Bigfoot, part of a clan who dwells deep in the woods. Most Bigfoots believe that people—NoFurs, as they call them—are dangerous, yet Millie is fascinated with the No-Fur world. She is convinced that humans will appreciate all the things about her that her Bigfoot tribe does not: her fearless nature, her lovely singing voice, and her desire to be a star.
Alice swears to protect Millie’s secret. But a league of Bigfoot hunters is on their trail, led by a lonely kid named Jeremy. And in order to survive, Alice and Millie have to put their trust in each other—and have faith in themselves—above all else.
About the Author:
Jennifer Weiner is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of fourteen books, including Good in Bed, In Her Shoes, which was made into a major motion picture, and Who Do You Love. A graduate of Princeton University and contributor to the New York Times Opinion section, Jennifer lives with her family in Philadelphia. Visit her online at JenniferWeiner.com.
With the release of her first book, APassion for Wellness: Healthy Employees, Healthy Bottom Line (Advantage), entrepreneur Rachel Sapoznik unveils a blueprint for businesses to reign in health care costs. A Passion for Wellness has been a hit since its launch, ranking No. 1 on Amazon’s new-releases list for four consecutive weeks.
A Passion for Wellness provides employers, business owners, CEOs and leadership teams a guide to understanding how they can impact their employees' personal health, specifically from a wellness perspective.
Rachel Sapoznik is founder, CEO and President of Sapoznik Insurance, one of the largest insurance agencies in South Florida. When companies and their employees are increasingly worried about rising insurance premiums, Rachel stands out as a passionate voice emphasizing the value and necessity of education and wellness in helping manage costs.
Rachel recognized early on the importance of education and wellness and building strong programs for her clients. She continues to champion the cause of personal responsibility in health and wellness as it is the main struggle facing healthcare providers and insurers alike.
Rachel has always made it a priority to help the communities she serves. As a leading philanthropist in South Florida, she is deeply involved in a number of charities, with a focus on those that are dedicated to improving the lives of children, such as The Education Fund’s Teach-A-Thon and its Citi Gardens program.
Rachel and Sapoznik Insurance have also teamed up with The Education Fund to present the Sapoznik Insurance Alumni Achievement Awards to honor successful graduates from Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Rachel’s greatest sense of accomplishment and personal satisfaction come from continuously finding new ways to provide support and valuable contributions to her community.
About the Book
SICK CARE TO WELL CARE
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working with Rachel Sapoznik and her team over the years―focusing
on preventative care and promoting wellness not only saves money, it saves
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afford to continue supporting healthy, productive employees.
Rachel and her team are the perfect complement to any organization
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CEO of Health Products Holdings, LLC, Sunrise, Florida
Published: Advantage Media Group - December 10th, 2015
FINDING WELLNESS: SICK CARE TO WELL CARE Make health a priority and grow your company without the fear of having to provide health insurance you can t afford. You can take control. A Passion for Wellness: Healthy Employees, Healthy Bottom Line is your resource for learning how wellness education, strategy, and implementation can promote a shift from treating illness to promoting health.
Do you believe in the power of words and their magic to empower, enlighten and enrich the human spirit? Poetry, when written from truth, can move mountains, stir souls, and open hearts. It can heal and restore us to a place of love.
On rare occasions the stars align, and a project, a mission, a dream takes flight. This interesting and powerful artist, Sylvie Jordan, will take you on a journey of self-discovery and healing through her poetry and beautiful underwater illustrations.
Living in Exile, gives us insight into loss beyond our control and the feelings of despair one feels when parted from a loved one. Forgiveness, teaches us that we are solely responsible for everything we experience. And, in Thirty-Third Year, we celebrate love while “in his eyes, she sees her soul.”
These poems will be unique to each of you. They will touch your inner longings, forgotten hopes, wishes and dreams. Immerse yourself in The Year that Was and experience the power of words.
About the Author:
Sylvie Jordan, a Miami native, became a published author in 1997 when her poem, The Year that Was, was printed in the National Library of Poetry. This was to be the first of many poems she would write, that would take her on a journey of self-discovery and healing. Almost twenty years later, beautifully illustrated underwater, her first poetry book has come to life. Sylvie continues to write, believing in the power of words, and their magic to empower, enlighten and enrich the human spirit.
Richly illustrated with vintage, powerfully graphic, and often glamorous imagery, Building Bacardi tells the story of the iconic brand’s love affair with high design. Anyway you drink it … Bacardi rum is the mixable one. Bacardi is best known for its rum and trademark bat logo, yet the famed spirits company has also been a force in the development of avant-garde art and architecture. True to the company slogan, Bacardi has asserted its corporate identity through buildings designed by a potent mix of modern architects with varying, sometimes radically different approaches to architecture. Corporate headquarters, distilleries, bottling plants, and executives’ private homes have shaped and reflected Bacardi’s position as a regional upstart, a national icon, and a global corporation with outposts in such places as Bermuda, Brazil, Cuba, Mexico, and the United States. Building Bacardi is the first book to explore the twentieth-century architectural legacy of the company.
About the Author:
Allan T. Shulman is an architect and the founder of Miami-based Shulman + Associates. His work is widely published, and has been honored with more than sixty design awards. Shulman is also an author, editor, lecturer, curator, and associate professor at the University of Miami School of Architecture.
Published: Rizzoli International Publications - April 5th, 2016
Richly illustrated with vintage, powerfully graphic, and often glamorous imagery, "Building Bacardi" tells the story of the iconic brand's love affair with high design. Anyway you drink it Bacardi rum is the mixable one. Bacardi is best known for its rum and trademark bat logo, yet the famed spirits company has also been a force in the development of avant-garde art and architecture.
The GlamTwinz Guide To Longer, Healthier Hair is about confidence and loving the way you look. But that is always easier said than done. Full, lush hair sounds wonderful, but is it obtainable, especially without the help of chemical relaxers? Kelsey and Kendra Murrell, better known as the GlamTwinz on YouTube, show young women how to take care of their hair in order to avoid breakage, tame fizziness and generate natural shine. In their debut book, the long hair beauties share an in-depth guide to achieve your hair goals! The GlamTwinz expand on their viral video: “Top 10 Tips to Grow out Long HEALTHY Hair,” and reveal even more secrets and answers to viewer follow-up questions, while exploring their own personal hair struggles and triumphs.
About the Authors:
Kelsey Murrell, half of The GlamTwinz, is spreading confidence and beauty to women across the country. She and her sister are most known for their unprecedented YOUTUBE presence. With over 500,000+ subscribers and over 41,000,000+ video views across two YouTube channels (GlamTwinz334 & GlamTwinzTV), it’s no surprise that the duo has partnered & worked with BET, CoverGirl, Pantene, Dove, CLEAN & CLEAR®, Hairfinity, Carol’s Daughter, Curls and so many others! Kelsey and Kendra are the perfect pair to endorse your brand!
Kendra Murrell, half of The GlamTwinz, is spreading confidence and beauty to women across the country. She and her sister are most known for their unprecedented YOUTUBE presence. With over 500,000+ subscribers and over 41,000,000+ video views across two YouTube channels (GlamTwinz334 & GlamTwinzTV), it’s no surprise that the duo has partnered & worked with BET, CoverGirl, Pantene, Dove, CLEAN & CLEAR®, Hairfinity, Carol’s Daughter, Curls and so many others! Kelsey and Kendra are the perfect pair to endorse your brand!
The GlamTwinz Guide To Longer, Healthier Hair is about confidence and loving the way you look. But that is always easier said than done. Full, lush hair sounds wonderful, but is it obtainable, especially without the help of chemical relaxers?
La Viuda Virgen es un relato acerca de la vida, el amor y la felicidad, la verdad y la esperanza. Una lección de "mindfullness" que todos debemos leer para aprender a enfrentar la vida con espiritualidad y una actitud optimista.
Con una vida signada por las pérdidas desde que tiene memoria, Isabelle Beattie jamás se imaginó que en el mejor momento de su vida su amor moriría. Una viuda joven y bella, periodista de profesión, creativa de oficio y buscadora espiritual, está decidida a ser feliz desde la inevitable soledad que la vida le ha deparado. En su búsqueda existencial emprende un largo viaje a Europa y estando en el sur de Francia, la tierra de los misteriosos cátaros considerados “herejes” por la Iglesia católica y perseguidos por la Inquisición, conoce a Pierre Fournier, un historiador descendiente de una antigua familia de señores feudales del Languedoc. Atraída por la pasión de las leyendas y la carismática personalidad del historiador, por primera vez desde su viudez se involucra en una aventura amorosa, para descubrir que Pierre le ha ocultado importantes verdades acerca de su vida y sus antepasados.
Una historia en la cual el profundo viaje espiritual de la protagonista, transcurre en paralelo con un maravilloso recorrido por distintos países de Europa en una narración llena de leyendas, historia y fascinantes elementos de viaje ambientados en diferentes escenarios del viejo continente.
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IMarie Núñez nació en Cuba y creció en Miami, su ciudad de exilio en los años 60. Se residenció en Venezuela, donde cursó Comunicación Social en la Universidad Católica Andres Bello, (UCAB) en Caracas. Se especializó en producción audiovisual y orientó su actividad profesional al campo de la comunicación corporativa, desarrollando una exitosa carrera en el mundo de las transnacionales, hasta fundar su propia empresa de comunicación de mercado.
Cuando no está trabajando apasionadamente en sus proyectos corporativos, o escribiendo, invierte su tiempo libre en viajar, fotografiando el mundo para crear crónicas de viaje; o inmersa en su jardín en lo que ella llama “su terapia verde”. Vive en Caracas, Venezuela, su patria por adopción y emprende su primera aventura en narrativa de ficción con “La Viuda Virgen”.
Haiti, 1965. Francois Duvalier, known as Papa Doc, is the impoverished island nation's brutal dictator. Relentless curfews, and Papa Doc's terrifying Tonton Macoutes militia, have made life in Port-au-Prince increasingly difficult for struggling taxi driver Raymond L'Eveille. But it is Raymond's brother, Nicolas, a wealthy professor at the local university, who is stirring up trouble.
Published: University Press of Florida - October 20th, 2015
Brilliantly written and strangely moving. Millner has resurrected the lost history of a cult devoted to a utopian vision as pure as it was outlandish. Steve Almond, author of "God Bless America: Stories"
Dicen que toda leyenda tiene un origen. Y la fatídica leyenda de la Malaluna habla de Rosa y Rayén, dos hermanas que sin saberlo iniciaron tiempo atrás una historia llena de mal amor, pasión y muerte. De personalidades totalmente opuestas, cada una de ellas recorre senderos y vericuetos hasta el fin del mundo en busca de un lugar donde vivir, al que llegan luego de una travesía que les toma siglos completar. Dicen además que todo mito se parece a un árbol de la vida, porque sus ramas y frutos transforman para siempre a quien ose acercarse. ¿Conseguirán Rosa y Rayén torcerle el rumbo a su propio destino? ¿Serán capaces de sobrevivir en ese mundo donde el sol y la luna son la raíz del mal que las aqueja?
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José Ignacio Valenzuela ha desarrollado una vasta carrera como escritor y guionista de cine y televisión en Chile, México, Puerto Rico y Estados Unidos. Entre sus libros destacan "Qué pasó con Sofía Alcántara" (Chile, 1996), "El caso de la actriz a la que nadie quería" (Puerto Rico, 2007), "El filo de tu piel" (México 2009), "La Mujer Infinita" (México, 2010), "El caso del crucero llamado Neptuno" (México, 2011), "Hacia el fin del mundo" (México, 2011), "La raíz del Mal" (México, 2012), "El caso de la máscara de Jade" (México, 2013), "Manual de escritura de telenovela" (Chile, 2012), "El árbol de la vida" (México, 2013), "El caso del Cerro Panteón" (México, 2014), "Mi abuela, la loca" (México, 2015), "Malaluna" (México, 2015), "Pepito y la calle más aburrida del mundo" (México, 2016) y las colecciones de cuentos "Con la noche encima" (Chile, 1999) y "Salida de emergencia" (Puerto Rico, 2011). El año 2013 forma parte de la antología brasileña llamada "El último libro del fin", con el cuento "Fin de sueño". El año 2014 también es invitado a participar de la antología de narradores de Miami titulada "Viaje One Way", con el relato "Opiniones". En 2014 publica su primer libro dedicado a público infantil, titulado "¿De qué color es tu sombra?" En 2011 fue seleccionado por la revista About.com, perteneciente al New York Times, como uno de los diez mejores escritores jóvenes latinoamericanos menores de cuarenta años.
Para la televisión ha escrito alrededor de veinte telenovelas, entre las cuales destacan "Amor a domicilio" (Chile, 1995), "Marparaíso" (Chile, 1998), "Marea Brava" (México, 1999), "Sabor a ti" (Chile, 2000), "Lo que es el amor" (México, 2001), "Lola" (Chile, 2007), "Don Amor" (Chile, 2008), "Cuenta Conmigo" (Chile, 2009), "La familia de al lado" (Chile, 2010), "La casa de al lado" (USA, 2011), "Dama y Obrero" (Chile, 2012), "Santa Diabla" (USA, 2013). En 2005 fue nominado a un Emmy (Suncoast Chapter) por su autoría de la serie "Amores" (Puerto Rico, 2004), y en 1999 ganó en Francia el premio Prix du Gran Jury, como guionista.
Es autor de las películas "Corazón de Melón" (México, 2003), "Manuela y Manuel" (Puerto Rico, 2007), "La Sangre Iluminada" (México, 2008), "Las Estrellas del Estuario" (Puerto Rico, 2008), "Miente" (Puerto Rico, 2009), seleccionada como la representante de Puerto Rico a los premios Oscar 2011.
En la actualidad divide su tiempo entre sus labores de escritor, la docencia, y las numerosas conferencias y seminarios que imparte en diferentes países de Latinoamérica.