Bad Boys of Fashion: Style Rebels and Renegades Through the Ages
“Aided by arrestingly bold illustrations and copious photographs, Croll provides a tantalizingly detailed chronicle of these dashing figures, including both florid descriptions of their sartorial choices as well as the historical context behind them so readers better appreciate how these men broke boundaries … Readers will understand fashion’s pivotal role in shattering and challenging gender, racial, and other constraints.” —Kirkus Reviews, *starred review
From Louis XIV to Kanye West, Bad Boys of Fashion takes us on a tour of the iconoclasts, leaders, and misfits throughout history who have all used fashion to get what they want. Just as she did in her award-winning Bad Girls of Fashion, Croll shows us the power of clothes and the links between fashion and politics, art, social movements, and more. Croll’s lively and engaging prose draws the reader in, providing enough information to satisfy both budding fashionistas and pop-culture junkies alike. Aneta Pacholska’s illustrations are modern and fun, perfectly complementing the text and making the book as exciting to look at as it is to read.
In-depth features include Louis XIV, Oscar Wilde, Marlon Brando, Malcolm X, Andy Warhol, Karl Lagerfeld, Clyde Frazier, Malcolm McLaren, David Bowie, and Kanye West, with a diverse array of shorter biographies on subjects like Che Guevara, Basquiat, and Prince enriching the text.
Free the Tipple: Kickass Cocktails Inspired by Iconic Women
"A perfect little gift book to make your autumn pop with colour and fabulous drinks." —Elle UK
“Bringing together a group of 60 heroines from the worlds of art, politics, science, pop culture, and sport, Croll brilliantly captures the diversity of the female voice through a set of specialty drinks. … The book’s recipes reflect the style, strength, and legacy of each icon.” —Montecristo
“As a book, the concept is kind of genius . . . Many of Free the Tipple’s concoctions are beginner-friendly—not to mention a joy to mix, shake, and sip.” — Georgia Straight
“New cocktail book Free The Tipple is filled with recipes inspired by kick-ass women. Time to shake up your best Beyoncé.” — Marie Claire UK
Sixty of the world's coolest and most influential women are the inspiration for this refreshing and fun collection of drink recipes that are sure to bring extra zest to your cocktail shaker. Free the Tipple pays tribute to a brilliant range of diverse women from the 20th century to today who have made waves in entertainment, the arts, politics, fashion, literature, sports, and science, including Frida Kahlo, Rihanna, Serena Williams, Virginia Woolf, Yoko Ono, Zaha Hadid, Marlene Dietrich, Zadie Smith, and more. Each double-page spread features a recipe crafted to reflect its namesake's personality, style, legacy, or what she liked to drink herself. This ranges from The Gloria Steinem, which uses a complex liquor with a radical twist, to The Beyoncé, made, of course, with lemonade. The cocktails are simple to make, kitchen-tested, and incorporate easy-to find ingredients. Snappy, informative biographies, illustrated with newly-commissioned portraits, offer revealing insights into the women's lives. This highly original guide to delicious beverages is a perfect gift for those in your life who encourage and inspire you.
Bad Girls of Fashion: Style Rebels from Cleopatra to Lady Gaga
Bad Girls of Fashion explores the lives of famous women who have used clothing to make a statement, change perceptions, break rules, attract power, or express their individuality.
Independent Publishers Book Awards—Silver winner
Foreword Magazine IndieFab Awards—Gold winner
“Richly detailed and engagingly written, Croll’s captivating study is sure both to enlighten and embolden fashion-minded youth.”
—Kirkus Reviews, *starred review
“Bright, funny, and fascinating ... an utter blast to read ... HUGE FUN.”
—Kirkus Reviews, Nonfiction Spotlight
“Thank God for books like Jennifer Croll's Bad Girls of Fashion ... Popular fashion be damned—clothes are important and, at times, even revolutionary.”
—Quill & Quire
“The stories of these 40 women will inspire a new generation of girls to live on their own terms.”
—Canadian Children’s Book News
“[A] history book for teens [that] won’t end up in the recycling bin.”
Fashion That Changed the World
This book is the perfect fashion accessory—a beautifully designed exploration of the most influential fashion icons, ideas, designers, and trends from throughout history. Filled with colorful images and extensive essays that are both informative and engaging, Fashion That Changed the World offers a historical snapshot of what we used to wear and why we choose the clothes that we do today.
"Make this a must read for those who are deeply involved and immersed in world of fashion as well for novices who want to use this book as a primer for the history of fashion."
—New York Journal of Books
"Jennifer Croll details historical moments that were inspired by what people wear."
“From Marie Antoinette’s pouf to hipsters’ skinny jeans and everything in between, Jennifer Croll’s Fashion That Changed the World (Prestel) is the rare style-history book that surveys why we wear what we do, right up to modern times.” —Georgia Straight