Bloom

Bloom

A Story of Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli

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A dazzling first-person picture book biography of the life of iconic fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli by the award-winning team who created Julia, Child .

Here is the life of iconic fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli, who as a little girl in Rome, was told by her own mamma that she was brutta . Ugly. So she decided to seek out beauty around her, and found it everywhere. What is beauty? Elsa wondered. She looked everywhere for beauty until something inside of Elsa blossomed, and she became an artist with an incredible imagination. Defining beauty on her own creative terms, Schiaparelli worked hard to develop her designs, and eventually bloomed into an extraordinary talent who dreamed up the most wonderful dresses, hats, shoes and jewelry. Why not a shoe for a hat? Why not a dress with drawers? And she invented a color: shocking pink! Her adventurous mind was the key to her happiness and success--and is still seen today in her legacy of wild imagination. Daring and different, Elsa Schiaparelli used art to make fashion, and it was quite marvelous.

Kyo Maclear and Julie Morstad, the dynamic duo who created the critically acclaimed Julia, Child , team up again to bring to life the childhood memories and the inspiring milestones of the legendary Elsa Schiaparelli. With its warm, lyrical text and enchanting illustrations, Bloom shows readers how ingenuity, vision and self doubt all made Schiaparelli truly beautiful. A gift for her older fans and younger audiences who have yet to discover her genius, Bloom is sure to be an enthralling classic.
Publisher: Toronto : Tundra Books, c2018
ISBN: 9781101918562
Branch Call Number: J 921 SCH
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,30 cm
Additional Contributors: Morstad, Julie

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nmaryann Apr 27, 2018

"Bold beauty. Quiet beauty. Hidden beauty...Will I ever be as pretty as a peony, as confident as a daisy?"

An inspiring picture book biography of modern fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli, a curious child who comes from a disapproving aristocratic family, who blossoms into an incred... Read More »


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nmaryann Apr 27, 2018

"Bold beauty. Quiet beauty. Hidden beauty...Will I ever be as pretty as a peony, as confident as a daisy?"

An inspiring picture book biography of modern fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli, a curious child who comes from a disapproving aristocratic family, who blossoms into an incredible artist and no longer feels "brutta (ugly)." She also invents her own colour: shocking pink! This picture book is complete with shocking pink endpapers, Schiaparelli's colour creation, and additional back matter about her inventive impact on feminine fashion. Highly recommend.

"The new world is buzzing. Women don't want to just sit around looking pretty. They want to DREAM and DO bold things."

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