In Lovin’ My Car: Women in the Driver’s Seat, Libby Edelman, former fashion editor and co- founder of Sam Edelman, demonstrates her talent in photography, combining feminine beauty with the greatness of their cars. Edelman brilliantly captures the complexities of women and these motor vehicles. Readers and car enthusiasts alike can peer into the purpose of these cars: to protect, be eye- catching, and add value to one’s life. This photography mission was prompted after years of discussions about cars between her husband Sam and son Jesse. Libby Edelman was left with a robust knowledge and simultaneous curiosity about others who shared their love for automotives. Libby found a diverse community of women, all united through their appreciation for motor vehicles. Lovin’ in My Car: Women in the Driver’s Seat features a range of car styles including fancy, quirky and everyday models. Snapshots celebrating the proud female owner and her motor vehicle are paired with an anecdote about the vehicle’s history.
“This book has allowed me to combine my passions for photography and storytelling. For years, I listened to my husband and two sons obsess about cars, until I finally thought: why can’t women love cars as well? What I discovered as I photographed women from diverse backgrounds is that the relationships we share with our cars that don’t necessarily revolve around radials and engines and gears; we form emotional connections, like with family, and every bit as deep. This is what I hoped to capture in these photographs.”
Libby Edelman began her career as a Fashion Editor at Harper’s Bazaar and later Seventeen, before working as Public Relations Director for Calvin Klein. During her time in publishing, Libby met aspiring designer Sam Edelman, who would later become her business partner and husband. The couple worked together to build Esprit Footwear into one of the most recognizable brands of the 1980s before launching their eponymous company, Sam & Libby in 1987. In 2004, they co-founded Sam Edelman, a lifestyle brand inspired by timeless American elegance that bridges the gap between aspiration and attainability to define modern luxury. Today, Libby serves as the Senior Vice President of Sam Edelman, a division of Caleres Inc.
In addition to her passion for family, cooking, travel, and photography, Libby continuously merges her love of fashion and philanthropy working with several causes close to her heart. Libby currently resides in New York City with Sam and their Jack Russell Terrier, Squeex.
Libby Edelman : Lovin’ My Car: Women in the Driver’s Seat
Hardcover, 10 x 7″, 128 pages
Publisher: powerHouse Books
Rights: World English Language
Release date: Friday, April 12, 2019
Social Media: @libbyedelmanphotography