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H.C. Carlton


Relationship Tales   Romantic Fiction   
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Passion, fashion and ambition all crash along together in this highly readable, rollicking bonk-buster made all the more authentic as the author worked in Paris sketching the fashion shows in the 1960s and 70s.



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Synopsis

Labels by H.C. Carlton

From the wild sixties to the sexy seventies, they ruled the world of fashion - and fashion ruled them. Mackenzie Gold - outrageous, racy, shocking, yet desperately yearning for what she can never have. She's fashion's pop queen, obsessed with designing the hottest threads on the scene. Mia Stanton - gorgeous, refined, but tormented by the most shattering hang-up a passionate woman can possess. Her designs set trends that reap fame, wealth...and the undying envy of the person who should love her the most. Coral Stanton - uninhibited, unscrupulous, untrustworthy. She's Mia's mother, the hellfire editor of a top fashion magazine, a woman prepared to pay any price to get what she wants.


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High fashion and rampant passion PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Labels helps undress the world of fashion...the novel's 60s setting provides a colourful backdrop to the story, the era when designers first turned into celebrities... an entertaining look behind the scenes of the fashion world PALM BEACH POST Fashion and passion in the London, Paris and New York of the Sixties, the author is a former designer at Nina Ricci and rips a mean literary bodice. The story 'tells all
about the bitchy world of haute couture. SUNDAY INDEPENDENT Former fashion insider Harold Carlton has spilled the beans on the exclusive world of haute couture. A host of flamboyant characters, all obsessed with fashion, against a background of drugs, sexual freedom and the era of the wild 60s

... one of those books that you can't put down till the last page. PERTH SUNDAY TIMES A sizzler to keep you turning the pages... dishes the dirt on the world of high fashion PETERBOROUGH EVENING TELEGRAPH This cult classic's packed with enough passion and scandal to leave your heart pounding. Magnificent. NOW MAGAZINE



About the Author

H.C. Carlton

Harold Carlton sketched the Paris collections for many years for THE SUNDAY TIMES, the OBSERVER and other publications including ELLE magazine. He worked as assistant designer for two Paris maisons de couture, Nina Ricci and Courreges. Subsequently he illustrated MADEMOISELLE magazine and the NEW YORK TIMES and wrote for the VILLAGE VOICE. He returned to London to become Menswear Editor of THE SUNDAY TIMES. He is the author of HEAVEN, HELL AND MADEMOISELLE.


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496 pages

Author
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Publisher
Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Publication date
29th March 2012

Categories
Relationship Tales
Romantic Fiction


ISBN
9781409135159
 



















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