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Fashion is freedom : how a girl from Tehran broke the rules to change her world
Fashion is freedom : how a girl from Tehran broke the rules to change her world
Raassi, Tala2016
"Since she was young, Tala Raassi knew her fate lay in fashion. But growing up in her beloved homeland of Iran, a woman can be punished for exposing her hair in public, let alone wearing the newest trends. Despite strict regulations, Tala developed a keen sense of style in backroom cafes and secret parties. She never imagined her behavior would land her in prison, or bring the cruel sting of a whip for the crime of wearing a mini-skirt. Tala's forty lashes didn't keep her down -- they fanned the flames of individuality and inspired her to embrace a new freedom in the United States. As she developed her own clothing label, her exploration into the creative, cut throat community of Western fashion opened her eyes to the ups and downs of hard work, hard decisions, and hard truths. Fashion is Freedom takes us on a journey that crosses the globe, from Colombia to Miss Universe, and inspires women everywhere to be fearless...,"
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks, 2016
310 pages ; 21 cm.
Machine generated contents note: MY MAGICAL IRAN -- ch. 1 The Crime of the Miniskirt -- ch. 2 With Love There Is No Fear -- ch. 3 Theater of War -- ch. 4 Behind Closed Doors -- ch. 5 The Power of Money -- ch. 6 Finding Brilliance in Creation -- ch. 7 Rock-Star Education -- ch. 8 Tehran High -- ch. 9 Restrictions Made Me Resourceful -- ch. 10 Behind Bars -- DON'T GET HOPELESS, GET EMPOWERED -- ch. 11 No Change, No Butterflies -- ch. 12 First Fashion Stride -- ch. 13 Diamond in the Rough -- ch. 14 The World's Longest Runway -- ch. 15 Collecting Passport Stamps -- ch. 16 The Bare Bones of the Craft -- DOOR-TO-DOOR -- ch. 17 Never Trust Capri Pants -- ch. 18 Fashion in the Haunted Town House -- ch. 19 Naughty Sao Paulo -- ch. 20 God Doesn't Have Partners -- ch. 21 Starting Over -- ch. 22 Born to Design -- ch. 23 Think Big -- ch. 24 My Mission Published -- ch. 25 The Lipstick Revolution -- WHERE IS MY CROWN? -- ch. 26 A Golden Opportunity -- ch. 27 Living the Dream --Contents note continued: ch. 28 Fake Reality -- ch. 29 Women in Power -- ch. 30 Match Made in Hell -- ch. 31 Life and Lemons -- ch. 32 The Fragility of Fame -- ch. 33 Aftermath and Breakdown -- ch. 34 Free and Fearless.
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LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Beaumaris LibraryBiography746.92 RAAAvailable