Monday, November 2, 2015

DV - Diana Vreeland

Taking only one semester here at LIM College so far, I have already indulged in various amounts of books at the Adrian G.Marcuse Library, that of where I proudly work. This selection offers both great assistance with homework assignments, internships, and just pure enjoyment.

Now, in regards to book recommendations for pure enjoyment, I am more than happy, if not excited, to share the things that bring me joy with you guys! Though the mystery novels and the philosophy books draw my interest immensely, it is the renowned Editor-in-Chiefs' autobiographies, the Fashion-Gossipy novels, the Art Historic books, and the honest relatable feel-good stories that I love to read for fun. One book in particular that definitely takes the cake in terms of bringing true significance in New York City fashion would be D.V. by Diana Vreeland.

For those into a bit of gossip, the best, I assure you, can be told by the fashion editor of Harper's Bazaar and editor-in-chief of Vogue, Diana Vreeland.

"Moving from English palaces to the nightclubs of 1930s Paris, the wilds of Wyoming to the exclusive venues of New York high society, D.V. takes readers into this iconic woman's dazzling life, evoking the luxury and brio of an era that encompassed Josephine Baker, England's Queen Mary, Buffalo Bill, and Diaghilev." --From the Back Cover

The Library offers hundreds of books offering pure enjoyments like the memoir of the dazzling Diana, and I am sure, if not positive, you'll find yours there.

Posted on November 2, 2015 I Blog post by Madison Ross (student worker of the LIM College Library)

Stylus- A Database Forecasting Database

The Adrian G. Marcuse Library has recently added Stylus to its suite of databases. Stylus describes itself as an innovation research and advisory firm that helps businesses process global consumer lifestyle, product and engagement insights, stimulating innovation and growth. It offers deep analysis of trends in a variety of industries, as well as consumer and marketing information, downloadable as PDF’s, Infographics and short videos  This can then be utilized in LIM College undergraduate and graduate programs and courses such as Marketing, Consumer Behavior, Applied Concepts, Power of the Brand and Forecasting.

They explore trends across industries, demographics and behaviors to analyze where they influence and change each other, and provides a real world analysis of how a trends can be expected not only to sell products, but also influence and change existing trends and products. 

As a librarian, I must also mention that their limiting of search results by category, subject and report type filter within the total number of retrievals listed is extremely helpful. This quickly brings a high degree of accuracy and sophistication to a basic search.

Lastly, Stylus will provide LIM College students many opportunities to attend their trend presentations.  These events will add detail and to the reports, and give students an opportunity to ask questions of the forecasters and network with members of the fashion industry.

All in all, a great resource.  Please let us know what you think of Stylus. Send comments to

Posted on November 2, 2015 I Blog post by Lou Acierno, M.L.I.S. (Director of Library Services)