Bloom: A Story of Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli

Bloom: A Story of Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli

A dazzling picture book biography of one of the world's most influential designers, Elsa Schiaparelli. Elsa dared to be different, and her story will not only dazzle, it will inspire the artist and fashionista in everyone who reads it. By the 1930s Elsa Schiaparelli had captivated the fashion world in Paris, but before that, she was a little girl in Rome who didn?t feel pr A dazzling picture book biography of one of the world's most influential designers, Elsa Schiaparelli. El...

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Title:Bloom: A Story of Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli
Author:Kyo Maclear
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:0062447610
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:40 pages pages

Bloom: A Story of Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli Reviews

  • Marianne
    May 06, 2018

    This certainly is a gorgeously-illustrated picture book. But like the author herself says at the end of it, it?s very hard to tell someone?s story in such a small amount of pages, especially someone who was an important figure in the fashion world. Elsa Schiaparelli was someo...

    I must give this picture book four stars because the illustration is so lush. The opening scene shows two disappointed parents looking down on their baby daughter. Of course the idea was that they wanted a son. They already had a daughter so the idea of having a son isn't too shock...

    Full disclosure, I am a HUGE Kyo Maclear fan and love everything she writes. Bloom is no exception. Throw in the fact it is illustrated by the magnificent Julie Morstad and you have a five star picture book on your hands. Bloom is the true story about avant guard fashion designer E...

    It took me years to recognize fashion as an art form; while I myself am not fashionable, I can now appreciate the creativity behind clothing design. Kyo Maclear's BLOOM would make a great gift for young readers as well as older fashionistas who want to be inspired by the story of a cre...

    A picture book biography of Italian fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli who didn't feel loved or lovely as a child, and didn't have quick success as an adult, but eventually became a famous fashion designer with unconventional styles and colors. Most readers will know Elsa Schiapare...

    An interesting look at fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli the creator of shocking pink. Her non-traditional designs hit Paris by storm. This story serves to inspire readers to follow their dreams and don't be detoured by the obstacles you may face. ...

    Not being remotely into fashion, I'm not the right audience for this book at all. I tend to think of older children as getting into fashion, so this seems to be missing its audience to some degree. It's really pretty and well told, though. ...

    The queen of Shocking Pink! This is discussed in the book right after she wears a shoe for a hat. I really bought this for the illustrations but it's a great little biography of her life, work, and contemporaries. ...

    Beautifully made and intriguing. ...

  • Kathy
    Jun 18, 2018

    This certainly is a gorgeously-illustrated picture book. But like the author herself says at the end of it, it?s very hard to tell someone?s story in such a small amount of pages, especially someone who was an important figure in the fashion world. Elsa Schiaparelli was someo...

    I must give this picture book four stars because the illustration is so lush. The opening scene shows two disappointed parents looking down on their baby daughter. Of course the idea was that they wanted a son. They already had a daughter so the idea of having a son isn't too shock...

    Full disclosure, I am a HUGE Kyo Maclear fan and love everything she writes. Bloom is no exception. Throw in the fact it is illustrated by the magnificent Julie Morstad and you have a five star picture book on your hands. Bloom is the true story about avant guard fashion designer E...

    It took me years to recognize fashion as an art form; while I myself am not fashionable, I can now appreciate the creativity behind clothing design. Kyo Maclear's BLOOM would make a great gift for young readers as well as older fashionistas who want to be inspired by the story of a cre...

    A picture book biography of Italian fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli who didn't feel loved or lovely as a child, and didn't have quick success as an adult, but eventually became a famous fashion designer with unconventional styles and colors. Most readers will know Elsa Schiapare...

    An interesting look at fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli the creator of shocking pink. Her non-traditional designs hit Paris by storm. This story serves to inspire readers to follow their dreams and don't be detoured by the obstacles you may face. ...

    Not being remotely into fashion, I'm not the right audience for this book at all. I tend to think of older children as getting into fashion, so this seems to be missing its audience to some degree. It's really pretty and well told, though. ...

    The queen of Shocking Pink! This is discussed in the book right after she wears a shoe for a hat. I really bought this for the illustrations but it's a great little biography of her life, work, and contemporaries. ...

    Beautifully made and intriguing. ...

    This is a 8X10 picture book that tells the story of a fascinating and unique individual, Elsa Schiaparelli. It begins in early childhood where we learned that Elsa was a disappointment to her parents because they wanted a boy and she wasn?t as pretty as her sister. This compelled Els...

    Bold beauty. Quiet beauty. Hidden beauty. By the age of seven, I wonder: What makes something beautiful? Canadian author and artist duo Kyo Maclear and Julie Morstad have worked together previously- on the delightful and beautiful picture book Julia, Child- and return here in...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is Bloom: A Story Of Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli, written by Kyo Maclear and illustrated by Julie Morstad, a moving story of the fashion ...

    An ugly duckling story within the fashion world. Kyo Maclear's Bloom is a story of fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli. This biographical picture book is told in first person narrative, as Maclear shares the story of Ella Schiaparelli. The illustrations, by Julie Morstad are absolutely ...

    The life of Elsa Schiaparelli, sad in the beginning and delightful as she matures, celebrates her creative spirit, is beautifully told in first person by Kyo Maclear, with Julie Morstad illustrating using some of Schiaparelli?s own extraordinary fashion firsts. The illustrations ble...

    Raised as an unwanted second daughter who was considered ugly due to the moles on her face, Elsa grew up attracted to the bright colors of the slower market in Rome. Her imagination soars as she dreams of the stars, tries to fly and finds ideas in books and objects in the attic. Elsa b...

    This is a children's book, but also a great introduction to fashion as well as the life of fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli. Simplified in order to be understood by younger readers, it's an entertaining story of how a young girl in the 1920's overcame her family's disappointment with...

    What an amazing true story about a woman who defied others' negative perceptions of her by becoming an artist, and an influential and successful fashion designer. I love the illustrations by Julie Morstad, and the way the story includes quotes by the subject, Elsa Schiaparelli, in a ha...

    This beautifully illustrated picture book tells the story of Elsa Schiaparelli, a young girl whose imagination blossomed her into an iconic fashion designer. As a young girl she always saw things in a different light, one with brilliant colours. Her motto was Dare to be Different. A gr...

    Bloom is a beautiful story about a young girl who follows her dreams and becomes one of the most influential fashion designers of the twentieth century. Elsa Schiaparelli loves color. Color speaks to her. This vibrant book has illustrations that jump off the pages and really expresses ...

    I beautifully illustrated picture book biography about fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli. Her designs broke all the rules in the 20s and 30s. Also invented the colors "shocking pink" and "ice blue". Great lesson on choosing what makes you happy despite what other people say and never ...

    Another book about a girl who didn't fit the mold her parents and society wanted her in, not as a child and not as an adult. She grew up to invent the color "shocking pink" and to treat fashion as art, mixing materials in ways never done before. ...

    A tiny bit preachy like most books about female trendsetters and go-getters. BUT, so stinkin pretty that it gets a free pass anyways. The illustrations are just so much fun that you just want to linger over them. Definitely a recommend particularly for children interested in fashion. ...

    A beautiful story of a girl who didn't fit in, had a great imagination, and working hard for her dreams. I wasn't familiar with Schiaparelli. It was a great story and wow that "shocking" pink is beautiful! ...

    This is a kid?s picture book about the designer Elsa Schiaparelli (1890-1973). The illustration are cool and since it is mainly a picture book at the back there is a catalogue of her contributions. A enough to get you interested and wanting to know more about her. ...

    daring and bold. not your standard bio which makes is all the more inspiring. ...

    Written and illustrated beautifully. ...

  • Janet
    Oct 06, 2017

    This certainly is a gorgeously-illustrated picture book. But like the author herself says at the end of it, it?s very hard to tell someone?s story in such a small amount of pages, especially someone who was an important figure in the fashion world. Elsa Schiaparelli was someo...

    I must give this picture book four stars because the illustration is so lush. The opening scene shows two disappointed parents looking down on their baby daughter. Of course the idea was that they wanted a son. They already had a daughter so the idea of having a son isn't too shock...

    Full disclosure, I am a HUGE Kyo Maclear fan and love everything she writes. Bloom is no exception. Throw in the fact it is illustrated by the magnificent Julie Morstad and you have a five star picture book on your hands. Bloom is the true story about avant guard fashion designer E...

    It took me years to recognize fashion as an art form; while I myself am not fashionable, I can now appreciate the creativity behind clothing design. Kyo Maclear's BLOOM would make a great gift for young readers as well as older fashionistas who want to be inspired by the story of a cre...

  • Michelle
    Apr 15, 2018

    This certainly is a gorgeously-illustrated picture book. But like the author herself says at the end of it, it?s very hard to tell someone?s story in such a small amount of pages, especially someone who was an important figure in the fashion world. Elsa Schiaparelli was someo...

    I must give this picture book four stars because the illustration is so lush. The opening scene shows two disappointed parents looking down on their baby daughter. Of course the idea was that they wanted a son. They already had a daughter so the idea of having a son isn't too shock...

    Full disclosure, I am a HUGE Kyo Maclear fan and love everything she writes. Bloom is no exception. Throw in the fact it is illustrated by the magnificent Julie Morstad and you have a five star picture book on your hands. Bloom is the true story about avant guard fashion designer E...

    It took me years to recognize fashion as an art form; while I myself am not fashionable, I can now appreciate the creativity behind clothing design. Kyo Maclear's BLOOM would make a great gift for young readers as well as older fashionistas who want to be inspired by the story of a cre...

    A picture book biography of Italian fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli who didn't feel loved or lovely as a child, and didn't have quick success as an adult, but eventually became a famous fashion designer with unconventional styles and colors. Most readers will know Elsa Schiapare...

    An interesting look at fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli the creator of shocking pink. Her non-traditional designs hit Paris by storm. This story serves to inspire readers to follow their dreams and don't be detoured by the obstacles you may face. ...

    Not being remotely into fashion, I'm not the right audience for this book at all. I tend to think of older children as getting into fashion, so this seems to be missing its audience to some degree. It's really pretty and well told, though. ...

    The queen of Shocking Pink! This is discussed in the book right after she wears a shoe for a hat. I really bought this for the illustrations but it's a great little biography of her life, work, and contemporaries. ...

    Beautifully made and intriguing. ...

    This is a 8X10 picture book that tells the story of a fascinating and unique individual, Elsa Schiaparelli. It begins in early childhood where we learned that Elsa was a disappointment to her parents because they wanted a boy and she wasn?t as pretty as her sister. This compelled Els...

    Bold beauty. Quiet beauty. Hidden beauty. By the age of seven, I wonder: What makes something beautiful? Canadian author and artist duo Kyo Maclear and Julie Morstad have worked together previously- on the delightful and beautiful picture book Julia, Child- and return here in...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is Bloom: A Story Of Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli, written by Kyo Maclear and illustrated by Julie Morstad, a moving story of the fashion ...

    An ugly duckling story within the fashion world. Kyo Maclear's Bloom is a story of fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli. This biographical picture book is told in first person narrative, as Maclear shares the story of Ella Schiaparelli. The illustrations, by Julie Morstad are absolutely ...

    The life of Elsa Schiaparelli, sad in the beginning and delightful as she matures, celebrates her creative spirit, is beautifully told in first person by Kyo Maclear, with Julie Morstad illustrating using some of Schiaparelli?s own extraordinary fashion firsts. The illustrations ble...

    Raised as an unwanted second daughter who was considered ugly due to the moles on her face, Elsa grew up attracted to the bright colors of the slower market in Rome. Her imagination soars as she dreams of the stars, tries to fly and finds ideas in books and objects in the attic. Elsa b...

    This is a children's book, but also a great introduction to fashion as well as the life of fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli. Simplified in order to be understood by younger readers, it's an entertaining story of how a young girl in the 1920's overcame her family's disappointment with...

    What an amazing true story about a woman who defied others' negative perceptions of her by becoming an artist, and an influential and successful fashion designer. I love the illustrations by Julie Morstad, and the way the story includes quotes by the subject, Elsa Schiaparelli, in a ha...

    This beautifully illustrated picture book tells the story of Elsa Schiaparelli, a young girl whose imagination blossomed her into an iconic fashion designer. As a young girl she always saw things in a different light, one with brilliant colours. Her motto was Dare to be Different. A gr...

    Bloom is a beautiful story about a young girl who follows her dreams and becomes one of the most influential fashion designers of the twentieth century. Elsa Schiaparelli loves color. Color speaks to her. This vibrant book has illustrations that jump off the pages and really expresses ...

  • Tasha
    May 19, 2018

    This certainly is a gorgeously-illustrated picture book. But like the author herself says at the end of it, it?s very hard to tell someone?s story in such a small amount of pages, especially someone who was an important figure in the fashion world. Elsa Schiaparelli was someo...

    I must give this picture book four stars because the illustration is so lush. The opening scene shows two disappointed parents looking down on their baby daughter. Of course the idea was that they wanted a son. They already had a daughter so the idea of having a son isn't too shock...

    Full disclosure, I am a HUGE Kyo Maclear fan and love everything she writes. Bloom is no exception. Throw in the fact it is illustrated by the magnificent Julie Morstad and you have a five star picture book on your hands. Bloom is the true story about avant guard fashion designer E...

    It took me years to recognize fashion as an art form; while I myself am not fashionable, I can now appreciate the creativity behind clothing design. Kyo Maclear's BLOOM would make a great gift for young readers as well as older fashionistas who want to be inspired by the story of a cre...

    A picture book biography of Italian fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli who didn't feel loved or lovely as a child, and didn't have quick success as an adult, but eventually became a famous fashion designer with unconventional styles and colors. Most readers will know Elsa Schiapare...

    An interesting look at fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli the creator of shocking pink. Her non-traditional designs hit Paris by storm. This story serves to inspire readers to follow their dreams and don't be detoured by the obstacles you may face. ...

    Not being remotely into fashion, I'm not the right audience for this book at all. I tend to think of older children as getting into fashion, so this seems to be missing its audience to some degree. It's really pretty and well told, though. ...

    The queen of Shocking Pink! This is discussed in the book right after she wears a shoe for a hat. I really bought this for the illustrations but it's a great little biography of her life, work, and contemporaries. ...

    Beautifully made and intriguing. ...

    This is a 8X10 picture book that tells the story of a fascinating and unique individual, Elsa Schiaparelli. It begins in early childhood where we learned that Elsa was a disappointment to her parents because they wanted a boy and she wasn?t as pretty as her sister. This compelled Els...

    Bold beauty. Quiet beauty. Hidden beauty. By the age of seven, I wonder: What makes something beautiful? Canadian author and artist duo Kyo Maclear and Julie Morstad have worked together previously- on the delightful and beautiful picture book Julia, Child- and return here in...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is Bloom: A Story Of Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli, written by Kyo Maclear and illustrated by Julie Morstad, a moving story of the fashion ...

    An ugly duckling story within the fashion world. Kyo Maclear's Bloom is a story of fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli. This biographical picture book is told in first person narrative, as Maclear shares the story of Ella Schiaparelli. The illustrations, by Julie Morstad are absolutely ...

    The life of Elsa Schiaparelli, sad in the beginning and delightful as she matures, celebrates her creative spirit, is beautifully told in first person by Kyo Maclear, with Julie Morstad illustrating using some of Schiaparelli?s own extraordinary fashion firsts. The illustrations ble...

    Raised as an unwanted second daughter who was considered ugly due to the moles on her face, Elsa grew up attracted to the bright colors of the slower market in Rome. Her imagination soars as she dreams of the stars, tries to fly and finds ideas in books and objects in the attic. Elsa b...

  • Kim
    Jun 10, 2018

    This certainly is a gorgeously-illustrated picture book. But like the author herself says at the end of it, it?s very hard to tell someone?s story in such a small amount of pages, especially someone who was an important figure in the fashion world. Elsa Schiaparelli was someo...

    I must give this picture book four stars because the illustration is so lush. The opening scene shows two disappointed parents looking down on their baby daughter. Of course the idea was that they wanted a son. They already had a daughter so the idea of having a son isn't too shock...

    Full disclosure, I am a HUGE Kyo Maclear fan and love everything she writes. Bloom is no exception. Throw in the fact it is illustrated by the magnificent Julie Morstad and you have a five star picture book on your hands. Bloom is the true story about avant guard fashion designer E...

    It took me years to recognize fashion as an art form; while I myself am not fashionable, I can now appreciate the creativity behind clothing design. Kyo Maclear's BLOOM would make a great gift for young readers as well as older fashionistas who want to be inspired by the story of a cre...

    A picture book biography of Italian fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli who didn't feel loved or lovely as a child, and didn't have quick success as an adult, but eventually became a famous fashion designer with unconventional styles and colors. Most readers will know Elsa Schiapare...

    An interesting look at fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli the creator of shocking pink. Her non-traditional designs hit Paris by storm. This story serves to inspire readers to follow their dreams and don't be detoured by the obstacles you may face. ...

    Not being remotely into fashion, I'm not the right audience for this book at all. I tend to think of older children as getting into fashion, so this seems to be missing its audience to some degree. It's really pretty and well told, though. ...

    The queen of Shocking Pink! This is discussed in the book right after she wears a shoe for a hat. I really bought this for the illustrations but it's a great little biography of her life, work, and contemporaries. ...

    Beautifully made and intriguing. ...

    This is a 8X10 picture book that tells the story of a fascinating and unique individual, Elsa Schiaparelli. It begins in early childhood where we learned that Elsa was a disappointment to her parents because they wanted a boy and she wasn?t as pretty as her sister. This compelled Els...

    Bold beauty. Quiet beauty. Hidden beauty. By the age of seven, I wonder: What makes something beautiful? Canadian author and artist duo Kyo Maclear and Julie Morstad have worked together previously- on the delightful and beautiful picture book Julia, Child- and return here in...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is Bloom: A Story Of Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli, written by Kyo Maclear and illustrated by Julie Morstad, a moving story of the fashion ...

    An ugly duckling story within the fashion world. Kyo Maclear's Bloom is a story of fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli. This biographical picture book is told in first person narrative, as Maclear shares the story of Ella Schiaparelli. The illustrations, by Julie Morstad are absolutely ...

    The life of Elsa Schiaparelli, sad in the beginning and delightful as she matures, celebrates her creative spirit, is beautifully told in first person by Kyo Maclear, with Julie Morstad illustrating using some of Schiaparelli?s own extraordinary fashion firsts. The illustrations ble...

    Raised as an unwanted second daughter who was considered ugly due to the moles on her face, Elsa grew up attracted to the bright colors of the slower market in Rome. Her imagination soars as she dreams of the stars, tries to fly and finds ideas in books and objects in the attic. Elsa b...

    This is a children's book, but also a great introduction to fashion as well as the life of fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli. Simplified in order to be understood by younger readers, it's an entertaining story of how a young girl in the 1920's overcame her family's disappointment with...

    What an amazing true story about a woman who defied others' negative perceptions of her by becoming an artist, and an influential and successful fashion designer. I love the illustrations by Julie Morstad, and the way the story includes quotes by the subject, Elsa Schiaparelli, in a ha...

    This beautifully illustrated picture book tells the story of Elsa Schiaparelli, a young girl whose imagination blossomed her into an iconic fashion designer. As a young girl she always saw things in a different light, one with brilliant colours. Her motto was Dare to be Different. A gr...

    Bloom is a beautiful story about a young girl who follows her dreams and becomes one of the most influential fashion designers of the twentieth century. Elsa Schiaparelli loves color. Color speaks to her. This vibrant book has illustrations that jump off the pages and really expresses ...

    I beautifully illustrated picture book biography about fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli. Her designs broke all the rules in the 20s and 30s. Also invented the colors "shocking pink" and "ice blue". Great lesson on choosing what makes you happy despite what other people say and never ...

  • Jason
    Apr 24, 2018

    This certainly is a gorgeously-illustrated picture book. But like the author herself says at the end of it, it?s very hard to tell someone?s story in such a small amount of pages, especially someone who was an important figure in the fashion world. Elsa Schiaparelli was someo...

    I must give this picture book four stars because the illustration is so lush. The opening scene shows two disappointed parents looking down on their baby daughter. Of course the idea was that they wanted a son. They already had a daughter so the idea of having a son isn't too shock...

    Full disclosure, I am a HUGE Kyo Maclear fan and love everything she writes. Bloom is no exception. Throw in the fact it is illustrated by the magnificent Julie Morstad and you have a five star picture book on your hands. Bloom is the true story about avant guard fashion designer E...

    It took me years to recognize fashion as an art form; while I myself am not fashionable, I can now appreciate the creativity behind clothing design. Kyo Maclear's BLOOM would make a great gift for young readers as well as older fashionistas who want to be inspired by the story of a cre...

    A picture book biography of Italian fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli who didn't feel loved or lovely as a child, and didn't have quick success as an adult, but eventually became a famous fashion designer with unconventional styles and colors. Most readers will know Elsa Schiapare...

    An interesting look at fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli the creator of shocking pink. Her non-traditional designs hit Paris by storm. This story serves to inspire readers to follow their dreams and don't be detoured by the obstacles you may face. ...

    Not being remotely into fashion, I'm not the right audience for this book at all. I tend to think of older children as getting into fashion, so this seems to be missing its audience to some degree. It's really pretty and well told, though. ...

  • Barbra
    Mar 12, 2018

    This certainly is a gorgeously-illustrated picture book. But like the author herself says at the end of it, it?s very hard to tell someone?s story in such a small amount of pages, especially someone who was an important figure in the fashion world. Elsa Schiaparelli was someo...

    I must give this picture book four stars because the illustration is so lush. The opening scene shows two disappointed parents looking down on their baby daughter. Of course the idea was that they wanted a son. They already had a daughter so the idea of having a son isn't too shock...

    Full disclosure, I am a HUGE Kyo Maclear fan and love everything she writes. Bloom is no exception. Throw in the fact it is illustrated by the magnificent Julie Morstad and you have a five star picture book on your hands. Bloom is the true story about avant guard fashion designer E...

    It took me years to recognize fashion as an art form; while I myself am not fashionable, I can now appreciate the creativity behind clothing design. Kyo Maclear's BLOOM would make a great gift for young readers as well as older fashionistas who want to be inspired by the story of a cre...

    A picture book biography of Italian fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli who didn't feel loved or lovely as a child, and didn't have quick success as an adult, but eventually became a famous fashion designer with unconventional styles and colors. Most readers will know Elsa Schiapare...

    An interesting look at fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli the creator of shocking pink. Her non-traditional designs hit Paris by storm. This story serves to inspire readers to follow their dreams and don't be detoured by the obstacles you may face. ...

    Not being remotely into fashion, I'm not the right audience for this book at all. I tend to think of older children as getting into fashion, so this seems to be missing its audience to some degree. It's really pretty and well told, though. ...

    The queen of Shocking Pink! This is discussed in the book right after she wears a shoe for a hat. I really bought this for the illustrations but it's a great little biography of her life, work, and contemporaries. ...

    Beautifully made and intriguing. ...

    This is a 8X10 picture book that tells the story of a fascinating and unique individual, Elsa Schiaparelli. It begins in early childhood where we learned that Elsa was a disappointment to her parents because they wanted a boy and she wasn?t as pretty as her sister. This compelled Els...

    Bold beauty. Quiet beauty. Hidden beauty. By the age of seven, I wonder: What makes something beautiful? Canadian author and artist duo Kyo Maclear and Julie Morstad have worked together previously- on the delightful and beautiful picture book Julia, Child- and return here in...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is Bloom: A Story Of Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli, written by Kyo Maclear and illustrated by Julie Morstad, a moving story of the fashion ...

    An ugly duckling story within the fashion world. Kyo Maclear's Bloom is a story of fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli. This biographical picture book is told in first person narrative, as Maclear shares the story of Ella Schiaparelli. The illustrations, by Julie Morstad are absolutely ...

    The life of Elsa Schiaparelli, sad in the beginning and delightful as she matures, celebrates her creative spirit, is beautifully told in first person by Kyo Maclear, with Julie Morstad illustrating using some of Schiaparelli?s own extraordinary fashion firsts. The illustrations ble...

    Raised as an unwanted second daughter who was considered ugly due to the moles on her face, Elsa grew up attracted to the bright colors of the slower market in Rome. Her imagination soars as she dreams of the stars, tries to fly and finds ideas in books and objects in the attic. Elsa b...

    This is a children's book, but also a great introduction to fashion as well as the life of fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli. Simplified in order to be understood by younger readers, it's an entertaining story of how a young girl in the 1920's overcame her family's disappointment with...

    What an amazing true story about a woman who defied others' negative perceptions of her by becoming an artist, and an influential and successful fashion designer. I love the illustrations by Julie Morstad, and the way the story includes quotes by the subject, Elsa Schiaparelli, in a ha...

    This beautifully illustrated picture book tells the story of Elsa Schiaparelli, a young girl whose imagination blossomed her into an iconic fashion designer. As a young girl she always saw things in a different light, one with brilliant colours. Her motto was Dare to be Different. A gr...

  • Bonnie Ferrante
    Feb 23, 2018

    This certainly is a gorgeously-illustrated picture book. But like the author herself says at the end of it, it?s very hard to tell someone?s story in such a small amount of pages, especially someone who was an important figure in the fashion world. Elsa Schiaparelli was someo...

    I must give this picture book four stars because the illustration is so lush. The opening scene shows two disappointed parents looking down on their baby daughter. Of course the idea was that they wanted a son. They already had a daughter so the idea of having a son isn't too shock...

    Full disclosure, I am a HUGE Kyo Maclear fan and love everything she writes. Bloom is no exception. Throw in the fact it is illustrated by the magnificent Julie Morstad and you have a five star picture book on your hands. Bloom is the true story about avant guard fashion designer E...

    It took me years to recognize fashion as an art form; while I myself am not fashionable, I can now appreciate the creativity behind clothing design. Kyo Maclear's BLOOM would make a great gift for young readers as well as older fashionistas who want to be inspired by the story of a cre...

    A picture book biography of Italian fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli who didn't feel loved or lovely as a child, and didn't have quick success as an adult, but eventually became a famous fashion designer with unconventional styles and colors. Most readers will know Elsa Schiapare...

    An interesting look at fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli the creator of shocking pink. Her non-traditional designs hit Paris by storm. This story serves to inspire readers to follow their dreams and don't be detoured by the obstacles you may face. ...

    Not being remotely into fashion, I'm not the right audience for this book at all. I tend to think of older children as getting into fashion, so this seems to be missing its audience to some degree. It's really pretty and well told, though. ...

    The queen of Shocking Pink! This is discussed in the book right after she wears a shoe for a hat. I really bought this for the illustrations but it's a great little biography of her life, work, and contemporaries. ...

    Beautifully made and intriguing. ...

    This is a 8X10 picture book that tells the story of a fascinating and unique individual, Elsa Schiaparelli. It begins in early childhood where we learned that Elsa was a disappointment to her parents because they wanted a boy and she wasn?t as pretty as her sister. This compelled Els...

  • Linda
    Apr 26, 2018

    This certainly is a gorgeously-illustrated picture book. But like the author herself says at the end of it, it?s very hard to tell someone?s story in such a small amount of pages, especially someone who was an important figure in the fashion world. Elsa Schiaparelli was someo...

    I must give this picture book four stars because the illustration is so lush. The opening scene shows two disappointed parents looking down on their baby daughter. Of course the idea was that they wanted a son. They already had a daughter so the idea of having a son isn't too shock...

    Full disclosure, I am a HUGE Kyo Maclear fan and love everything she writes. Bloom is no exception. Throw in the fact it is illustrated by the magnificent Julie Morstad and you have a five star picture book on your hands. Bloom is the true story about avant guard fashion designer E...

    It took me years to recognize fashion as an art form; while I myself am not fashionable, I can now appreciate the creativity behind clothing design. Kyo Maclear's BLOOM would make a great gift for young readers as well as older fashionistas who want to be inspired by the story of a cre...

    A picture book biography of Italian fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli who didn't feel loved or lovely as a child, and didn't have quick success as an adult, but eventually became a famous fashion designer with unconventional styles and colors. Most readers will know Elsa Schiapare...

    An interesting look at fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli the creator of shocking pink. Her non-traditional designs hit Paris by storm. This story serves to inspire readers to follow their dreams and don't be detoured by the obstacles you may face. ...

    Not being remotely into fashion, I'm not the right audience for this book at all. I tend to think of older children as getting into fashion, so this seems to be missing its audience to some degree. It's really pretty and well told, though. ...

    The queen of Shocking Pink! This is discussed in the book right after she wears a shoe for a hat. I really bought this for the illustrations but it's a great little biography of her life, work, and contemporaries. ...

    Beautifully made and intriguing. ...

    This is a 8X10 picture book that tells the story of a fascinating and unique individual, Elsa Schiaparelli. It begins in early childhood where we learned that Elsa was a disappointment to her parents because they wanted a boy and she wasn?t as pretty as her sister. This compelled Els...

    Bold beauty. Quiet beauty. Hidden beauty. By the age of seven, I wonder: What makes something beautiful? Canadian author and artist duo Kyo Maclear and Julie Morstad have worked together previously- on the delightful and beautiful picture book Julia, Child- and return here in...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is Bloom: A Story Of Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli, written by Kyo Maclear and illustrated by Julie Morstad, a moving story of the fashion ...

    An ugly duckling story within the fashion world. Kyo Maclear's Bloom is a story of fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli. This biographical picture book is told in first person narrative, as Maclear shares the story of Ella Schiaparelli. The illustrations, by Julie Morstad are absolutely ...

    The life of Elsa Schiaparelli, sad in the beginning and delightful as she matures, celebrates her creative spirit, is beautifully told in first person by Kyo Maclear, with Julie Morstad illustrating using some of Schiaparelli?s own extraordinary fashion firsts. The illustrations ble...

  • Emily
    Jun 23, 2018

    This certainly is a gorgeously-illustrated picture book. But like the author herself says at the end of it, it?s very hard to tell someone?s story in such a small amount of pages, especially someone who was an important figure in the fashion world. Elsa Schiaparelli was someo...

    I must give this picture book four stars because the illustration is so lush. The opening scene shows two disappointed parents looking down on their baby daughter. Of course the idea was that they wanted a son. They already had a daughter so the idea of having a son isn't too shock...

    Full disclosure, I am a HUGE Kyo Maclear fan and love everything she writes. Bloom is no exception. Throw in the fact it is illustrated by the magnificent Julie Morstad and you have a five star picture book on your hands. Bloom is the true story about avant guard fashion designer E...

    It took me years to recognize fashion as an art form; while I myself am not fashionable, I can now appreciate the creativity behind clothing design. Kyo Maclear's BLOOM would make a great gift for young readers as well as older fashionistas who want to be inspired by the story of a cre...

    A picture book biography of Italian fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli who didn't feel loved or lovely as a child, and didn't have quick success as an adult, but eventually became a famous fashion designer with unconventional styles and colors. Most readers will know Elsa Schiapare...

    An interesting look at fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli the creator of shocking pink. Her non-traditional designs hit Paris by storm. This story serves to inspire readers to follow their dreams and don't be detoured by the obstacles you may face. ...

    Not being remotely into fashion, I'm not the right audience for this book at all. I tend to think of older children as getting into fashion, so this seems to be missing its audience to some degree. It's really pretty and well told, though. ...

    The queen of Shocking Pink! This is discussed in the book right after she wears a shoe for a hat. I really bought this for the illustrations but it's a great little biography of her life, work, and contemporaries. ...

    Beautifully made and intriguing. ...

    This is a 8X10 picture book that tells the story of a fascinating and unique individual, Elsa Schiaparelli. It begins in early childhood where we learned that Elsa was a disappointment to her parents because they wanted a boy and she wasn?t as pretty as her sister. This compelled Els...

    Bold beauty. Quiet beauty. Hidden beauty. By the age of seven, I wonder: What makes something beautiful? Canadian author and artist duo Kyo Maclear and Julie Morstad have worked together previously- on the delightful and beautiful picture book Julia, Child- and return here in...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is Bloom: A Story Of Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli, written by Kyo Maclear and illustrated by Julie Morstad, a moving story of the fashion ...

    An ugly duckling story within the fashion world. Kyo Maclear's Bloom is a story of fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli. This biographical picture book is told in first person narrative, as Maclear shares the story of Ella Schiaparelli. The illustrations, by Julie Morstad are absolutely ...

    The life of Elsa Schiaparelli, sad in the beginning and delightful as she matures, celebrates her creative spirit, is beautifully told in first person by Kyo Maclear, with Julie Morstad illustrating using some of Schiaparelli?s own extraordinary fashion firsts. The illustrations ble...

    Raised as an unwanted second daughter who was considered ugly due to the moles on her face, Elsa grew up attracted to the bright colors of the slower market in Rome. Her imagination soars as she dreams of the stars, tries to fly and finds ideas in books and objects in the attic. Elsa b...

    This is a children's book, but also a great introduction to fashion as well as the life of fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli. Simplified in order to be understood by younger readers, it's an entertaining story of how a young girl in the 1920's overcame her family's disappointment with...

    What an amazing true story about a woman who defied others' negative perceptions of her by becoming an artist, and an influential and successful fashion designer. I love the illustrations by Julie Morstad, and the way the story includes quotes by the subject, Elsa Schiaparelli, in a ha...

    This beautifully illustrated picture book tells the story of Elsa Schiaparelli, a young girl whose imagination blossomed her into an iconic fashion designer. As a young girl she always saw things in a different light, one with brilliant colours. Her motto was Dare to be Different. A gr...

    Bloom is a beautiful story about a young girl who follows her dreams and becomes one of the most influential fashion designers of the twentieth century. Elsa Schiaparelli loves color. Color speaks to her. This vibrant book has illustrations that jump off the pages and really expresses ...

    I beautifully illustrated picture book biography about fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli. Her designs broke all the rules in the 20s and 30s. Also invented the colors "shocking pink" and "ice blue". Great lesson on choosing what makes you happy despite what other people say and never ...

    Another book about a girl who didn't fit the mold her parents and society wanted her in, not as a child and not as an adult. She grew up to invent the color "shocking pink" and to treat fashion as art, mixing materials in ways never done before. ...

    A tiny bit preachy like most books about female trendsetters and go-getters. BUT, so stinkin pretty that it gets a free pass anyways. The illustrations are just so much fun that you just want to linger over them. Definitely a recommend particularly for children interested in fashion. ...

    A beautiful story of a girl who didn't fit in, had a great imagination, and working hard for her dreams. I wasn't familiar with Schiaparelli. It was a great story and wow that "shocking" pink is beautiful! ...

    This is a kid?s picture book about the designer Elsa Schiaparelli (1890-1973). The illustration are cool and since it is mainly a picture book at the back there is a catalogue of her contributions. A enough to get you interested and wanting to know more about her. ...

    daring and bold. not your standard bio which makes is all the more inspiring. ...

    Written and illustrated beautifully. ...

    I really loved learning about Elsa Schiaparelli. Led to a lot of Googling after because I wanted to see more of her work. The illustrations in this book are beautiful. ...

  • Michelle (FabBookReviews)
    Apr 15, 2018

    This certainly is a gorgeously-illustrated picture book. But like the author herself says at the end of it, it?s very hard to tell someone?s story in such a small amount of pages, especially someone who was an important figure in the fashion world. Elsa Schiaparelli was someo...

    I must give this picture book four stars because the illustration is so lush. The opening scene shows two disappointed parents looking down on their baby daughter. Of course the idea was that they wanted a son. They already had a daughter so the idea of having a son isn't too shock...

    Full disclosure, I am a HUGE Kyo Maclear fan and love everything she writes. Bloom is no exception. Throw in the fact it is illustrated by the magnificent Julie Morstad and you have a five star picture book on your hands. Bloom is the true story about avant guard fashion designer E...

    It took me years to recognize fashion as an art form; while I myself am not fashionable, I can now appreciate the creativity behind clothing design. Kyo Maclear's BLOOM would make a great gift for young readers as well as older fashionistas who want to be inspired by the story of a cre...

    A picture book biography of Italian fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli who didn't feel loved or lovely as a child, and didn't have quick success as an adult, but eventually became a famous fashion designer with unconventional styles and colors. Most readers will know Elsa Schiapare...

    An interesting look at fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli the creator of shocking pink. Her non-traditional designs hit Paris by storm. This story serves to inspire readers to follow their dreams and don't be detoured by the obstacles you may face. ...

    Not being remotely into fashion, I'm not the right audience for this book at all. I tend to think of older children as getting into fashion, so this seems to be missing its audience to some degree. It's really pretty and well told, though. ...

    The queen of Shocking Pink! This is discussed in the book right after she wears a shoe for a hat. I really bought this for the illustrations but it's a great little biography of her life, work, and contemporaries. ...

    Beautifully made and intriguing. ...

    This is a 8X10 picture book that tells the story of a fascinating and unique individual, Elsa Schiaparelli. It begins in early childhood where we learned that Elsa was a disappointment to her parents because they wanted a boy and she wasn?t as pretty as her sister. This compelled Els...

    Bold beauty. Quiet beauty. Hidden beauty. By the age of seven, I wonder: What makes something beautiful? Canadian author and artist duo Kyo Maclear and Julie Morstad have worked together previously- on the delightful and beautiful picture book Julia, Child- and return here in...

  • Jo Oehrlein
    Apr 13, 2018

    This certainly is a gorgeously-illustrated picture book. But like the author herself says at the end of it, it?s very hard to tell someone?s story in such a small amount of pages, especially someone who was an important figure in the fashion world. Elsa Schiaparelli was someo...

    I must give this picture book four stars because the illustration is so lush. The opening scene shows two disappointed parents looking down on their baby daughter. Of course the idea was that they wanted a son. They already had a daughter so the idea of having a son isn't too shock...

    Full disclosure, I am a HUGE Kyo Maclear fan and love everything she writes. Bloom is no exception. Throw in the fact it is illustrated by the magnificent Julie Morstad and you have a five star picture book on your hands. Bloom is the true story about avant guard fashion designer E...

    It took me years to recognize fashion as an art form; while I myself am not fashionable, I can now appreciate the creativity behind clothing design. Kyo Maclear's BLOOM would make a great gift for young readers as well as older fashionistas who want to be inspired by the story of a cre...

    A picture book biography of Italian fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli who didn't feel loved or lovely as a child, and didn't have quick success as an adult, but eventually became a famous fashion designer with unconventional styles and colors. Most readers will know Elsa Schiapare...

    An interesting look at fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli the creator of shocking pink. Her non-traditional designs hit Paris by storm. This story serves to inspire readers to follow their dreams and don't be detoured by the obstacles you may face. ...

    Not being remotely into fashion, I'm not the right audience for this book at all. I tend to think of older children as getting into fashion, so this seems to be missing its audience to some degree. It's really pretty and well told, though. ...

    The queen of Shocking Pink! This is discussed in the book right after she wears a shoe for a hat. I really bought this for the illustrations but it's a great little biography of her life, work, and contemporaries. ...

    Beautifully made and intriguing. ...

    This is a 8X10 picture book that tells the story of a fascinating and unique individual, Elsa Schiaparelli. It begins in early childhood where we learned that Elsa was a disappointment to her parents because they wanted a boy and she wasn?t as pretty as her sister. This compelled Els...

    Bold beauty. Quiet beauty. Hidden beauty. By the age of seven, I wonder: What makes something beautiful? Canadian author and artist duo Kyo Maclear and Julie Morstad have worked together previously- on the delightful and beautiful picture book Julia, Child- and return here in...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is Bloom: A Story Of Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli, written by Kyo Maclear and illustrated by Julie Morstad, a moving story of the fashion ...

    An ugly duckling story within the fashion world. Kyo Maclear's Bloom is a story of fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli. This biographical picture book is told in first person narrative, as Maclear shares the story of Ella Schiaparelli. The illustrations, by Julie Morstad are absolutely ...

    The life of Elsa Schiaparelli, sad in the beginning and delightful as she matures, celebrates her creative spirit, is beautifully told in first person by Kyo Maclear, with Julie Morstad illustrating using some of Schiaparelli?s own extraordinary fashion firsts. The illustrations ble...

    Raised as an unwanted second daughter who was considered ugly due to the moles on her face, Elsa grew up attracted to the bright colors of the slower market in Rome. Her imagination soars as she dreams of the stars, tries to fly and finds ideas in books and objects in the attic. Elsa b...

    This is a children's book, but also a great introduction to fashion as well as the life of fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli. Simplified in order to be understood by younger readers, it's an entertaining story of how a young girl in the 1920's overcame her family's disappointment with...

    What an amazing true story about a woman who defied others' negative perceptions of her by becoming an artist, and an influential and successful fashion designer. I love the illustrations by Julie Morstad, and the way the story includes quotes by the subject, Elsa Schiaparelli, in a ha...

    This beautifully illustrated picture book tells the story of Elsa Schiaparelli, a young girl whose imagination blossomed her into an iconic fashion designer. As a young girl she always saw things in a different light, one with brilliant colours. Her motto was Dare to be Different. A gr...

    Bloom is a beautiful story about a young girl who follows her dreams and becomes one of the most influential fashion designers of the twentieth century. Elsa Schiaparelli loves color. Color speaks to her. This vibrant book has illustrations that jump off the pages and really expresses ...

    I beautifully illustrated picture book biography about fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli. Her designs broke all the rules in the 20s and 30s. Also invented the colors "shocking pink" and "ice blue". Great lesson on choosing what makes you happy despite what other people say and never ...

    Another book about a girl who didn't fit the mold her parents and society wanted her in, not as a child and not as an adult. She grew up to invent the color "shocking pink" and to treat fashion as art, mixing materials in ways never done before. ...

  • Linda
    Apr 03, 2018

    This certainly is a gorgeously-illustrated picture book. But like the author herself says at the end of it, it?s very hard to tell someone?s story in such a small amount of pages, especially someone who was an important figure in the fashion world. Elsa Schiaparelli was someo...

    I must give this picture book four stars because the illustration is so lush. The opening scene shows two disappointed parents looking down on their baby daughter. Of course the idea was that they wanted a son. They already had a daughter so the idea of having a son isn't too shock...

    Full disclosure, I am a HUGE Kyo Maclear fan and love everything she writes. Bloom is no exception. Throw in the fact it is illustrated by the magnificent Julie Morstad and you have a five star picture book on your hands. Bloom is the true story about avant guard fashion designer E...

    It took me years to recognize fashion as an art form; while I myself am not fashionable, I can now appreciate the creativity behind clothing design. Kyo Maclear's BLOOM would make a great gift for young readers as well as older fashionistas who want to be inspired by the story of a cre...

    A picture book biography of Italian fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli who didn't feel loved or lovely as a child, and didn't have quick success as an adult, but eventually became a famous fashion designer with unconventional styles and colors. Most readers will know Elsa Schiapare...

    An interesting look at fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli the creator of shocking pink. Her non-traditional designs hit Paris by storm. This story serves to inspire readers to follow their dreams and don't be detoured by the obstacles you may face. ...

  • Katie
    May 05, 2018

    This certainly is a gorgeously-illustrated picture book. But like the author herself says at the end of it, it?s very hard to tell someone?s story in such a small amount of pages, especially someone who was an important figure in the fashion world. Elsa Schiaparelli was someo...

    I must give this picture book four stars because the illustration is so lush. The opening scene shows two disappointed parents looking down on their baby daughter. Of course the idea was that they wanted a son. They already had a daughter so the idea of having a son isn't too shock...

    Full disclosure, I am a HUGE Kyo Maclear fan and love everything she writes. Bloom is no exception. Throw in the fact it is illustrated by the magnificent Julie Morstad and you have a five star picture book on your hands. Bloom is the true story about avant guard fashion designer E...

    It took me years to recognize fashion as an art form; while I myself am not fashionable, I can now appreciate the creativity behind clothing design. Kyo Maclear's BLOOM would make a great gift for young readers as well as older fashionistas who want to be inspired by the story of a cre...

    A picture book biography of Italian fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli who didn't feel loved or lovely as a child, and didn't have quick success as an adult, but eventually became a famous fashion designer with unconventional styles and colors. Most readers will know Elsa Schiapare...

    An interesting look at fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli the creator of shocking pink. Her non-traditional designs hit Paris by storm. This story serves to inspire readers to follow their dreams and don't be detoured by the obstacles you may face. ...

    Not being remotely into fashion, I'm not the right audience for this book at all. I tend to think of older children as getting into fashion, so this seems to be missing its audience to some degree. It's really pretty and well told, though. ...

    The queen of Shocking Pink! This is discussed in the book right after she wears a shoe for a hat. I really bought this for the illustrations but it's a great little biography of her life, work, and contemporaries. ...

    Beautifully made and intriguing. ...

    This is a 8X10 picture book that tells the story of a fascinating and unique individual, Elsa Schiaparelli. It begins in early childhood where we learned that Elsa was a disappointment to her parents because they wanted a boy and she wasn?t as pretty as her sister. This compelled Els...

    Bold beauty. Quiet beauty. Hidden beauty. By the age of seven, I wonder: What makes something beautiful? Canadian author and artist duo Kyo Maclear and Julie Morstad have worked together previously- on the delightful and beautiful picture book Julia, Child- and return here in...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is Bloom: A Story Of Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli, written by Kyo Maclear and illustrated by Julie Morstad, a moving story of the fashion ...

    An ugly duckling story within the fashion world. Kyo Maclear's Bloom is a story of fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli. This biographical picture book is told in first person narrative, as Maclear shares the story of Ella Schiaparelli. The illustrations, by Julie Morstad are absolutely ...

    The life of Elsa Schiaparelli, sad in the beginning and delightful as she matures, celebrates her creative spirit, is beautifully told in first person by Kyo Maclear, with Julie Morstad illustrating using some of Schiaparelli?s own extraordinary fashion firsts. The illustrations ble...

    Raised as an unwanted second daughter who was considered ugly due to the moles on her face, Elsa grew up attracted to the bright colors of the slower market in Rome. Her imagination soars as she dreams of the stars, tries to fly and finds ideas in books and objects in the attic. Elsa b...

    This is a children's book, but also a great introduction to fashion as well as the life of fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli. Simplified in order to be understood by younger readers, it's an entertaining story of how a young girl in the 1920's overcame her family's disappointment with...

    What an amazing true story about a woman who defied others' negative perceptions of her by becoming an artist, and an influential and successful fashion designer. I love the illustrations by Julie Morstad, and the way the story includes quotes by the subject, Elsa Schiaparelli, in a ha...

    This beautifully illustrated picture book tells the story of Elsa Schiaparelli, a young girl whose imagination blossomed her into an iconic fashion designer. As a young girl she always saw things in a different light, one with brilliant colours. Her motto was Dare to be Different. A gr...

    Bloom is a beautiful story about a young girl who follows her dreams and becomes one of the most influential fashion designers of the twentieth century. Elsa Schiaparelli loves color. Color speaks to her. This vibrant book has illustrations that jump off the pages and really expresses ...

    I beautifully illustrated picture book biography about fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli. Her designs broke all the rules in the 20s and 30s. Also invented the colors "shocking pink" and "ice blue". Great lesson on choosing what makes you happy despite what other people say and never ...

    Another book about a girl who didn't fit the mold her parents and society wanted her in, not as a child and not as an adult. She grew up to invent the color "shocking pink" and to treat fashion as art, mixing materials in ways never done before. ...

    A tiny bit preachy like most books about female trendsetters and go-getters. BUT, so stinkin pretty that it gets a free pass anyways. The illustrations are just so much fun that you just want to linger over them. Definitely a recommend particularly for children interested in fashion. ...

    A beautiful story of a girl who didn't fit in, had a great imagination, and working hard for her dreams. I wasn't familiar with Schiaparelli. It was a great story and wow that "shocking" pink is beautiful! ...

  • Stephanie
    Mar 08, 2018

    This certainly is a gorgeously-illustrated picture book. But like the author herself says at the end of it, it?s very hard to tell someone?s story in such a small amount of pages, especially someone who was an important figure in the fashion world. Elsa Schiaparelli was someo...

    I must give this picture book four stars because the illustration is so lush. The opening scene shows two disappointed parents looking down on their baby daughter. Of course the idea was that they wanted a son. They already had a daughter so the idea of having a son isn't too shock...

    Full disclosure, I am a HUGE Kyo Maclear fan and love everything she writes. Bloom is no exception. Throw in the fact it is illustrated by the magnificent Julie Morstad and you have a five star picture book on your hands. Bloom is the true story about avant guard fashion designer E...

    It took me years to recognize fashion as an art form; while I myself am not fashionable, I can now appreciate the creativity behind clothing design. Kyo Maclear's BLOOM would make a great gift for young readers as well as older fashionistas who want to be inspired by the story of a cre...

    A picture book biography of Italian fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli who didn't feel loved or lovely as a child, and didn't have quick success as an adult, but eventually became a famous fashion designer with unconventional styles and colors. Most readers will know Elsa Schiapare...

    An interesting look at fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli the creator of shocking pink. Her non-traditional designs hit Paris by storm. This story serves to inspire readers to follow their dreams and don't be detoured by the obstacles you may face. ...

    Not being remotely into fashion, I'm not the right audience for this book at all. I tend to think of older children as getting into fashion, so this seems to be missing its audience to some degree. It's really pretty and well told, though. ...

    The queen of Shocking Pink! This is discussed in the book right after she wears a shoe for a hat. I really bought this for the illustrations but it's a great little biography of her life, work, and contemporaries. ...

    Beautifully made and intriguing. ...

    This is a 8X10 picture book that tells the story of a fascinating and unique individual, Elsa Schiaparelli. It begins in early childhood where we learned that Elsa was a disappointment to her parents because they wanted a boy and she wasn?t as pretty as her sister. This compelled Els...

    Bold beauty. Quiet beauty. Hidden beauty. By the age of seven, I wonder: What makes something beautiful? Canadian author and artist duo Kyo Maclear and Julie Morstad have worked together previously- on the delightful and beautiful picture book Julia, Child- and return here in...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is Bloom: A Story Of Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli, written by Kyo Maclear and illustrated by Julie Morstad, a moving story of the fashion ...

    An ugly duckling story within the fashion world. Kyo Maclear's Bloom is a story of fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli. This biographical picture book is told in first person narrative, as Maclear shares the story of Ella Schiaparelli. The illustrations, by Julie Morstad are absolutely ...

    The life of Elsa Schiaparelli, sad in the beginning and delightful as she matures, celebrates her creative spirit, is beautifully told in first person by Kyo Maclear, with Julie Morstad illustrating using some of Schiaparelli?s own extraordinary fashion firsts. The illustrations ble...

    Raised as an unwanted second daughter who was considered ugly due to the moles on her face, Elsa grew up attracted to the bright colors of the slower market in Rome. Her imagination soars as she dreams of the stars, tries to fly and finds ideas in books and objects in the attic. Elsa b...

    This is a children's book, but also a great introduction to fashion as well as the life of fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli. Simplified in order to be understood by younger readers, it's an entertaining story of how a young girl in the 1920's overcame her family's disappointment with...

    What an amazing true story about a woman who defied others' negative perceptions of her by becoming an artist, and an influential and successful fashion designer. I love the illustrations by Julie Morstad, and the way the story includes quotes by the subject, Elsa Schiaparelli, in a ha...

    This beautifully illustrated picture book tells the story of Elsa Schiaparelli, a young girl whose imagination blossomed her into an iconic fashion designer. As a young girl she always saw things in a different light, one with brilliant colours. Her motto was Dare to be Different. A gr...

    Bloom is a beautiful story about a young girl who follows her dreams and becomes one of the most influential fashion designers of the twentieth century. Elsa Schiaparelli loves color. Color speaks to her. This vibrant book has illustrations that jump off the pages and really expresses ...

    I beautifully illustrated picture book biography about fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli. Her designs broke all the rules in the 20s and 30s. Also invented the colors "shocking pink" and "ice blue". Great lesson on choosing what makes you happy despite what other people say and never ...

    Another book about a girl who didn't fit the mold her parents and society wanted her in, not as a child and not as an adult. She grew up to invent the color "shocking pink" and to treat fashion as art, mixing materials in ways never done before. ...

    A tiny bit preachy like most books about female trendsetters and go-getters. BUT, so stinkin pretty that it gets a free pass anyways. The illustrations are just so much fun that you just want to linger over them. Definitely a recommend particularly for children interested in fashion. ...

    A beautiful story of a girl who didn't fit in, had a great imagination, and working hard for her dreams. I wasn't familiar with Schiaparelli. It was a great story and wow that "shocking" pink is beautiful! ...

    This is a kid?s picture book about the designer Elsa Schiaparelli (1890-1973). The illustration are cool and since it is mainly a picture book at the back there is a catalogue of her contributions. A enough to get you interested and wanting to know more about her. ...

    daring and bold. not your standard bio which makes is all the more inspiring. ...

    Written and illustrated beautifully. ...

    I really loved learning about Elsa Schiaparelli. Led to a lot of Googling after because I wanted to see more of her work. The illustrations in this book are beautiful. ...

    The art! ...

    Lovely PB biography with unique perspective and stunning illustrations. I found myself lost in Schiaparelli's artistic journey. ...

    gorgeous ...

  • Becky B
    May 29, 2018

    This certainly is a gorgeously-illustrated picture book. But like the author herself says at the end of it, it?s very hard to tell someone?s story in such a small amount of pages, especially someone who was an important figure in the fashion world. Elsa Schiaparelli was someo...

    I must give this picture book four stars because the illustration is so lush. The opening scene shows two disappointed parents looking down on their baby daughter. Of course the idea was that they wanted a son. They already had a daughter so the idea of having a son isn't too shock...

    Full disclosure, I am a HUGE Kyo Maclear fan and love everything she writes. Bloom is no exception. Throw in the fact it is illustrated by the magnificent Julie Morstad and you have a five star picture book on your hands. Bloom is the true story about avant guard fashion designer E...

    It took me years to recognize fashion as an art form; while I myself am not fashionable, I can now appreciate the creativity behind clothing design. Kyo Maclear's BLOOM would make a great gift for young readers as well as older fashionistas who want to be inspired by the story of a cre...

    A picture book biography of Italian fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli who didn't feel loved or lovely as a child, and didn't have quick success as an adult, but eventually became a famous fashion designer with unconventional styles and colors. Most readers will know Elsa Schiapare...

  • Lola
    Mar 11, 2018

    This certainly is a gorgeously-illustrated picture book. But like the author herself says at the end of it, it?s very hard to tell someone?s story in such a small amount of pages, especially someone who was an important figure in the fashion world. Elsa Schiaparelli was someo...

  • Heidi Burkhart
    Mar 25, 2018

    This certainly is a gorgeously-illustrated picture book. But like the author herself says at the end of it, it?s very hard to tell someone?s story in such a small amount of pages, especially someone who was an important figure in the fashion world. Elsa Schiaparelli was someo...

    I must give this picture book four stars because the illustration is so lush. The opening scene shows two disappointed parents looking down on their baby daughter. Of course the idea was that they wanted a son. They already had a daughter so the idea of having a son isn't too shock...

  • Jeanie (Read Write Sparkle Coffee) Cullip
    Jun 06, 2018

    This certainly is a gorgeously-illustrated picture book. But like the author herself says at the end of it, it?s very hard to tell someone?s story in such a small amount of pages, especially someone who was an important figure in the fashion world. Elsa Schiaparelli was someo...

    I must give this picture book four stars because the illustration is so lush. The opening scene shows two disappointed parents looking down on their baby daughter. Of course the idea was that they wanted a son. They already had a daughter so the idea of having a son isn't too shock...

    Full disclosure, I am a HUGE Kyo Maclear fan and love everything she writes. Bloom is no exception. Throw in the fact it is illustrated by the magnificent Julie Morstad and you have a five star picture book on your hands. Bloom is the true story about avant guard fashion designer E...

    It took me years to recognize fashion as an art form; while I myself am not fashionable, I can now appreciate the creativity behind clothing design. Kyo Maclear's BLOOM would make a great gift for young readers as well as older fashionistas who want to be inspired by the story of a cre...

    A picture book biography of Italian fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli who didn't feel loved or lovely as a child, and didn't have quick success as an adult, but eventually became a famous fashion designer with unconventional styles and colors. Most readers will know Elsa Schiapare...

    An interesting look at fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli the creator of shocking pink. Her non-traditional designs hit Paris by storm. This story serves to inspire readers to follow their dreams and don't be detoured by the obstacles you may face. ...

    Not being remotely into fashion, I'm not the right audience for this book at all. I tend to think of older children as getting into fashion, so this seems to be missing its audience to some degree. It's really pretty and well told, though. ...

    The queen of Shocking Pink! This is discussed in the book right after she wears a shoe for a hat. I really bought this for the illustrations but it's a great little biography of her life, work, and contemporaries. ...

    Beautifully made and intriguing. ...

    This is a 8X10 picture book that tells the story of a fascinating and unique individual, Elsa Schiaparelli. It begins in early childhood where we learned that Elsa was a disappointment to her parents because they wanted a boy and she wasn?t as pretty as her sister. This compelled Els...

    Bold beauty. Quiet beauty. Hidden beauty. By the age of seven, I wonder: What makes something beautiful? Canadian author and artist duo Kyo Maclear and Julie Morstad have worked together previously- on the delightful and beautiful picture book Julia, Child- and return here in...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is Bloom: A Story Of Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli, written by Kyo Maclear and illustrated by Julie Morstad, a moving story of the fashion ...

    An ugly duckling story within the fashion world. Kyo Maclear's Bloom is a story of fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli. This biographical picture book is told in first person narrative, as Maclear shares the story of Ella Schiaparelli. The illustrations, by Julie Morstad are absolutely ...

  • Jennifer (JenIsNotaBookSnob)
    May 29, 2018

    This certainly is a gorgeously-illustrated picture book. But like the author herself says at the end of it, it?s very hard to tell someone?s story in such a small amount of pages, especially someone who was an important figure in the fashion world. Elsa Schiaparelli was someo...

    I must give this picture book four stars because the illustration is so lush. The opening scene shows two disappointed parents looking down on their baby daughter. Of course the idea was that they wanted a son. They already had a daughter so the idea of having a son isn't too shock...

    Full disclosure, I am a HUGE Kyo Maclear fan and love everything she writes. Bloom is no exception. Throw in the fact it is illustrated by the magnificent Julie Morstad and you have a five star picture book on your hands. Bloom is the true story about avant guard fashion designer E...

    It took me years to recognize fashion as an art form; while I myself am not fashionable, I can now appreciate the creativity behind clothing design. Kyo Maclear's BLOOM would make a great gift for young readers as well as older fashionistas who want to be inspired by the story of a cre...

    A picture book biography of Italian fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli who didn't feel loved or lovely as a child, and didn't have quick success as an adult, but eventually became a famous fashion designer with unconventional styles and colors. Most readers will know Elsa Schiapare...

    An interesting look at fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli the creator of shocking pink. Her non-traditional designs hit Paris by storm. This story serves to inspire readers to follow their dreams and don't be detoured by the obstacles you may face. ...

    Not being remotely into fashion, I'm not the right audience for this book at all. I tend to think of older children as getting into fashion, so this seems to be missing its audience to some degree. It's really pretty and well told, though. ...

    The queen of Shocking Pink! This is discussed in the book right after she wears a shoe for a hat. I really bought this for the illustrations but it's a great little biography of her life, work, and contemporaries. ...

    Beautifully made and intriguing. ...

    This is a 8X10 picture book that tells the story of a fascinating and unique individual, Elsa Schiaparelli. It begins in early childhood where we learned that Elsa was a disappointment to her parents because they wanted a boy and she wasn?t as pretty as her sister. This compelled Els...

    Bold beauty. Quiet beauty. Hidden beauty. By the age of seven, I wonder: What makes something beautiful? Canadian author and artist duo Kyo Maclear and Julie Morstad have worked together previously- on the delightful and beautiful picture book Julia, Child- and return here in...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is Bloom: A Story Of Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli, written by Kyo Maclear and illustrated by Julie Morstad, a moving story of the fashion ...

    An ugly duckling story within the fashion world. Kyo Maclear's Bloom is a story of fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli. This biographical picture book is told in first person narrative, as Maclear shares the story of Ella Schiaparelli. The illustrations, by Julie Morstad are absolutely ...

    The life of Elsa Schiaparelli, sad in the beginning and delightful as she matures, celebrates her creative spirit, is beautifully told in first person by Kyo Maclear, with Julie Morstad illustrating using some of Schiaparelli?s own extraordinary fashion firsts. The illustrations ble...

    Raised as an unwanted second daughter who was considered ugly due to the moles on her face, Elsa grew up attracted to the bright colors of the slower market in Rome. Her imagination soars as she dreams of the stars, tries to fly and finds ideas in books and objects in the attic. Elsa b...

    This is a children's book, but also a great introduction to fashion as well as the life of fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli. Simplified in order to be understood by younger readers, it's an entertaining story of how a young girl in the 1920's overcame her family's disappointment with...

    What an amazing true story about a woman who defied others' negative perceptions of her by becoming an artist, and an influential and successful fashion designer. I love the illustrations by Julie Morstad, and the way the story includes quotes by the subject, Elsa Schiaparelli, in a ha...

    This beautifully illustrated picture book tells the story of Elsa Schiaparelli, a young girl whose imagination blossomed her into an iconic fashion designer. As a young girl she always saw things in a different light, one with brilliant colours. Her motto was Dare to be Different. A gr...

    Bloom is a beautiful story about a young girl who follows her dreams and becomes one of the most influential fashion designers of the twentieth century. Elsa Schiaparelli loves color. Color speaks to her. This vibrant book has illustrations that jump off the pages and really expresses ...

    I beautifully illustrated picture book biography about fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli. Her designs broke all the rules in the 20s and 30s. Also invented the colors "shocking pink" and "ice blue". Great lesson on choosing what makes you happy despite what other people say and never ...

    Another book about a girl who didn't fit the mold her parents and society wanted her in, not as a child and not as an adult. She grew up to invent the color "shocking pink" and to treat fashion as art, mixing materials in ways never done before. ...

    A tiny bit preachy like most books about female trendsetters and go-getters. BUT, so stinkin pretty that it gets a free pass anyways. The illustrations are just so much fun that you just want to linger over them. Definitely a recommend particularly for children interested in fashion. ...

  • Phyllis
    Mar 24, 2018

    This certainly is a gorgeously-illustrated picture book. But like the author herself says at the end of it, it?s very hard to tell someone?s story in such a small amount of pages, especially someone who was an important figure in the fashion world. Elsa Schiaparelli was someo...

    I must give this picture book four stars because the illustration is so lush. The opening scene shows two disappointed parents looking down on their baby daughter. Of course the idea was that they wanted a son. They already had a daughter so the idea of having a son isn't too shock...

    Full disclosure, I am a HUGE Kyo Maclear fan and love everything she writes. Bloom is no exception. Throw in the fact it is illustrated by the magnificent Julie Morstad and you have a five star picture book on your hands. Bloom is the true story about avant guard fashion designer E...

    It took me years to recognize fashion as an art form; while I myself am not fashionable, I can now appreciate the creativity behind clothing design. Kyo Maclear's BLOOM would make a great gift for young readers as well as older fashionistas who want to be inspired by the story of a cre...

    A picture book biography of Italian fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli who didn't feel loved or lovely as a child, and didn't have quick success as an adult, but eventually became a famous fashion designer with unconventional styles and colors. Most readers will know Elsa Schiapare...

    An interesting look at fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli the creator of shocking pink. Her non-traditional designs hit Paris by storm. This story serves to inspire readers to follow their dreams and don't be detoured by the obstacles you may face. ...

    Not being remotely into fashion, I'm not the right audience for this book at all. I tend to think of older children as getting into fashion, so this seems to be missing its audience to some degree. It's really pretty and well told, though. ...

    The queen of Shocking Pink! This is discussed in the book right after she wears a shoe for a hat. I really bought this for the illustrations but it's a great little biography of her life, work, and contemporaries. ...

    Beautifully made and intriguing. ...

    This is a 8X10 picture book that tells the story of a fascinating and unique individual, Elsa Schiaparelli. It begins in early childhood where we learned that Elsa was a disappointment to her parents because they wanted a boy and she wasn?t as pretty as her sister. This compelled Els...

    Bold beauty. Quiet beauty. Hidden beauty. By the age of seven, I wonder: What makes something beautiful? Canadian author and artist duo Kyo Maclear and Julie Morstad have worked together previously- on the delightful and beautiful picture book Julia, Child- and return here in...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is Bloom: A Story Of Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli, written by Kyo Maclear and illustrated by Julie Morstad, a moving story of the fashion ...

    An ugly duckling story within the fashion world. Kyo Maclear's Bloom is a story of fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli. This biographical picture book is told in first person narrative, as Maclear shares the story of Ella Schiaparelli. The illustrations, by Julie Morstad are absolutely ...

    The life of Elsa Schiaparelli, sad in the beginning and delightful as she matures, celebrates her creative spirit, is beautifully told in first person by Kyo Maclear, with Julie Morstad illustrating using some of Schiaparelli?s own extraordinary fashion firsts. The illustrations ble...

    Raised as an unwanted second daughter who was considered ugly due to the moles on her face, Elsa grew up attracted to the bright colors of the slower market in Rome. Her imagination soars as she dreams of the stars, tries to fly and finds ideas in books and objects in the attic. Elsa b...

    This is a children's book, but also a great introduction to fashion as well as the life of fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli. Simplified in order to be understood by younger readers, it's an entertaining story of how a young girl in the 1920's overcame her family's disappointment with...

  • Doren Damico
    Jul 08, 2018

    This certainly is a gorgeously-illustrated picture book. But like the author herself says at the end of it, it?s very hard to tell someone?s story in such a small amount of pages, especially someone who was an important figure in the fashion world. Elsa Schiaparelli was someo...

    I must give this picture book four stars because the illustration is so lush. The opening scene shows two disappointed parents looking down on their baby daughter. Of course the idea was that they wanted a son. They already had a daughter so the idea of having a son isn't too shock...

    Full disclosure, I am a HUGE Kyo Maclear fan and love everything she writes. Bloom is no exception. Throw in the fact it is illustrated by the magnificent Julie Morstad and you have a five star picture book on your hands. Bloom is the true story about avant guard fashion designer E...

    It took me years to recognize fashion as an art form; while I myself am not fashionable, I can now appreciate the creativity behind clothing design. Kyo Maclear's BLOOM would make a great gift for young readers as well as older fashionistas who want to be inspired by the story of a cre...

    A picture book biography of Italian fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli who didn't feel loved or lovely as a child, and didn't have quick success as an adult, but eventually became a famous fashion designer with unconventional styles and colors. Most readers will know Elsa Schiapare...

    An interesting look at fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli the creator of shocking pink. Her non-traditional designs hit Paris by storm. This story serves to inspire readers to follow their dreams and don't be detoured by the obstacles you may face. ...

    Not being remotely into fashion, I'm not the right audience for this book at all. I tend to think of older children as getting into fashion, so this seems to be missing its audience to some degree. It's really pretty and well told, though. ...

    The queen of Shocking Pink! This is discussed in the book right after she wears a shoe for a hat. I really bought this for the illustrations but it's a great little biography of her life, work, and contemporaries. ...

    Beautifully made and intriguing. ...

    This is a 8X10 picture book that tells the story of a fascinating and unique individual, Elsa Schiaparelli. It begins in early childhood where we learned that Elsa was a disappointment to her parents because they wanted a boy and she wasn?t as pretty as her sister. This compelled Els...

    Bold beauty. Quiet beauty. Hidden beauty. By the age of seven, I wonder: What makes something beautiful? Canadian author and artist duo Kyo Maclear and Julie Morstad have worked together previously- on the delightful and beautiful picture book Julia, Child- and return here in...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is Bloom: A Story Of Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli, written by Kyo Maclear and illustrated by Julie Morstad, a moving story of the fashion ...

    An ugly duckling story within the fashion world. Kyo Maclear's Bloom is a story of fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli. This biographical picture book is told in first person narrative, as Maclear shares the story of Ella Schiaparelli. The illustrations, by Julie Morstad are absolutely ...

    The life of Elsa Schiaparelli, sad in the beginning and delightful as she matures, celebrates her creative spirit, is beautifully told in first person by Kyo Maclear, with Julie Morstad illustrating using some of Schiaparelli?s own extraordinary fashion firsts. The illustrations ble...

    Raised as an unwanted second daughter who was considered ugly due to the moles on her face, Elsa grew up attracted to the bright colors of the slower market in Rome. Her imagination soars as she dreams of the stars, tries to fly and finds ideas in books and objects in the attic. Elsa b...

    This is a children's book, but also a great introduction to fashion as well as the life of fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli. Simplified in order to be understood by younger readers, it's an entertaining story of how a young girl in the 1920's overcame her family's disappointment with...

    What an amazing true story about a woman who defied others' negative perceptions of her by becoming an artist, and an influential and successful fashion designer. I love the illustrations by Julie Morstad, and the way the story includes quotes by the subject, Elsa Schiaparelli, in a ha...

  • Milky Mixer
    Apr 02, 2018

    This certainly is a gorgeously-illustrated picture book. But like the author herself says at the end of it, it?s very hard to tell someone?s story in such a small amount of pages, especially someone who was an important figure in the fashion world. Elsa Schiaparelli was someo...

    I must give this picture book four stars because the illustration is so lush. The opening scene shows two disappointed parents looking down on their baby daughter. Of course the idea was that they wanted a son. They already had a daughter so the idea of having a son isn't too shock...

    Full disclosure, I am a HUGE Kyo Maclear fan and love everything she writes. Bloom is no exception. Throw in the fact it is illustrated by the magnificent Julie Morstad and you have a five star picture book on your hands. Bloom is the true story about avant guard fashion designer E...

    It took me years to recognize fashion as an art form; while I myself am not fashionable, I can now appreciate the creativity behind clothing design. Kyo Maclear's BLOOM would make a great gift for young readers as well as older fashionistas who want to be inspired by the story of a cre...

    A picture book biography of Italian fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli who didn't feel loved or lovely as a child, and didn't have quick success as an adult, but eventually became a famous fashion designer with unconventional styles and colors. Most readers will know Elsa Schiapare...

    An interesting look at fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli the creator of shocking pink. Her non-traditional designs hit Paris by storm. This story serves to inspire readers to follow their dreams and don't be detoured by the obstacles you may face. ...

    Not being remotely into fashion, I'm not the right audience for this book at all. I tend to think of older children as getting into fashion, so this seems to be missing its audience to some degree. It's really pretty and well told, though. ...

    The queen of Shocking Pink! This is discussed in the book right after she wears a shoe for a hat. I really bought this for the illustrations but it's a great little biography of her life, work, and contemporaries. ...

  • Annie
    Jun 18, 2018

    This certainly is a gorgeously-illustrated picture book. But like the author herself says at the end of it, it?s very hard to tell someone?s story in such a small amount of pages, especially someone who was an important figure in the fashion world. Elsa Schiaparelli was someo...

    I must give this picture book four stars because the illustration is so lush. The opening scene shows two disappointed parents looking down on their baby daughter. Of course the idea was that they wanted a son. They already had a daughter so the idea of having a son isn't too shock...

    Full disclosure, I am a HUGE Kyo Maclear fan and love everything she writes. Bloom is no exception. Throw in the fact it is illustrated by the magnificent Julie Morstad and you have a five star picture book on your hands. Bloom is the true story about avant guard fashion designer E...

    It took me years to recognize fashion as an art form; while I myself am not fashionable, I can now appreciate the creativity behind clothing design. Kyo Maclear's BLOOM would make a great gift for young readers as well as older fashionistas who want to be inspired by the story of a cre...

    A picture book biography of Italian fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli who didn't feel loved or lovely as a child, and didn't have quick success as an adult, but eventually became a famous fashion designer with unconventional styles and colors. Most readers will know Elsa Schiapare...

    An interesting look at fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli the creator of shocking pink. Her non-traditional designs hit Paris by storm. This story serves to inspire readers to follow their dreams and don't be detoured by the obstacles you may face. ...

    Not being remotely into fashion, I'm not the right audience for this book at all. I tend to think of older children as getting into fashion, so this seems to be missing its audience to some degree. It's really pretty and well told, though. ...

    The queen of Shocking Pink! This is discussed in the book right after she wears a shoe for a hat. I really bought this for the illustrations but it's a great little biography of her life, work, and contemporaries. ...

    Beautifully made and intriguing. ...

    This is a 8X10 picture book that tells the story of a fascinating and unique individual, Elsa Schiaparelli. It begins in early childhood where we learned that Elsa was a disappointment to her parents because they wanted a boy and she wasn?t as pretty as her sister. This compelled Els...

    Bold beauty. Quiet beauty. Hidden beauty. By the age of seven, I wonder: What makes something beautiful? Canadian author and artist duo Kyo Maclear and Julie Morstad have worked together previously- on the delightful and beautiful picture book Julia, Child- and return here in...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is Bloom: A Story Of Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli, written by Kyo Maclear and illustrated by Julie Morstad, a moving story of the fashion ...

    An ugly duckling story within the fashion world. Kyo Maclear's Bloom is a story of fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli. This biographical picture book is told in first person narrative, as Maclear shares the story of Ella Schiaparelli. The illustrations, by Julie Morstad are absolutely ...

    The life of Elsa Schiaparelli, sad in the beginning and delightful as she matures, celebrates her creative spirit, is beautifully told in first person by Kyo Maclear, with Julie Morstad illustrating using some of Schiaparelli?s own extraordinary fashion firsts. The illustrations ble...

    Raised as an unwanted second daughter who was considered ugly due to the moles on her face, Elsa grew up attracted to the bright colors of the slower market in Rome. Her imagination soars as she dreams of the stars, tries to fly and finds ideas in books and objects in the attic. Elsa b...

    This is a children's book, but also a great introduction to fashion as well as the life of fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli. Simplified in order to be understood by younger readers, it's an entertaining story of how a young girl in the 1920's overcame her family's disappointment with...

    What an amazing true story about a woman who defied others' negative perceptions of her by becoming an artist, and an influential and successful fashion designer. I love the illustrations by Julie Morstad, and the way the story includes quotes by the subject, Elsa Schiaparelli, in a ha...

    This beautifully illustrated picture book tells the story of Elsa Schiaparelli, a young girl whose imagination blossomed her into an iconic fashion designer. As a young girl she always saw things in a different light, one with brilliant colours. Her motto was Dare to be Different. A gr...

    Bloom is a beautiful story about a young girl who follows her dreams and becomes one of the most influential fashion designers of the twentieth century. Elsa Schiaparelli loves color. Color speaks to her. This vibrant book has illustrations that jump off the pages and really expresses ...

    I beautifully illustrated picture book biography about fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli. Her designs broke all the rules in the 20s and 30s. Also invented the colors "shocking pink" and "ice blue". Great lesson on choosing what makes you happy despite what other people say and never ...

    Another book about a girl who didn't fit the mold her parents and society wanted her in, not as a child and not as an adult. She grew up to invent the color "shocking pink" and to treat fashion as art, mixing materials in ways never done before. ...

    A tiny bit preachy like most books about female trendsetters and go-getters. BUT, so stinkin pretty that it gets a free pass anyways. The illustrations are just so much fun that you just want to linger over them. Definitely a recommend particularly for children interested in fashion. ...

    A beautiful story of a girl who didn't fit in, had a great imagination, and working hard for her dreams. I wasn't familiar with Schiaparelli. It was a great story and wow that "shocking" pink is beautiful! ...

    This is a kid?s picture book about the designer Elsa Schiaparelli (1890-1973). The illustration are cool and since it is mainly a picture book at the back there is a catalogue of her contributions. A enough to get you interested and wanting to know more about her. ...

    daring and bold. not your standard bio which makes is all the more inspiring. ...

    Written and illustrated beautifully. ...

    I really loved learning about Elsa Schiaparelli. Led to a lot of Googling after because I wanted to see more of her work. The illustrations in this book are beautiful. ...

    The art! ...

    Lovely PB biography with unique perspective and stunning illustrations. I found myself lost in Schiaparelli's artistic journey. ...

  • Lexi
    Mar 13, 2018

    This certainly is a gorgeously-illustrated picture book. But like the author herself says at the end of it, it?s very hard to tell someone?s story in such a small amount of pages, especially someone who was an important figure in the fashion world. Elsa Schiaparelli was someo...

    I must give this picture book four stars because the illustration is so lush. The opening scene shows two disappointed parents looking down on their baby daughter. Of course the idea was that they wanted a son. They already had a daughter so the idea of having a son isn't too shock...

    Full disclosure, I am a HUGE Kyo Maclear fan and love everything she writes. Bloom is no exception. Throw in the fact it is illustrated by the magnificent Julie Morstad and you have a five star picture book on your hands. Bloom is the true story about avant guard fashion designer E...

    It took me years to recognize fashion as an art form; while I myself am not fashionable, I can now appreciate the creativity behind clothing design. Kyo Maclear's BLOOM would make a great gift for young readers as well as older fashionistas who want to be inspired by the story of a cre...

    A picture book biography of Italian fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli who didn't feel loved or lovely as a child, and didn't have quick success as an adult, but eventually became a famous fashion designer with unconventional styles and colors. Most readers will know Elsa Schiapare...

    An interesting look at fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli the creator of shocking pink. Her non-traditional designs hit Paris by storm. This story serves to inspire readers to follow their dreams and don't be detoured by the obstacles you may face. ...

    Not being remotely into fashion, I'm not the right audience for this book at all. I tend to think of older children as getting into fashion, so this seems to be missing its audience to some degree. It's really pretty and well told, though. ...

    The queen of Shocking Pink! This is discussed in the book right after she wears a shoe for a hat. I really bought this for the illustrations but it's a great little biography of her life, work, and contemporaries. ...

    Beautifully made and intriguing. ...

    This is a 8X10 picture book that tells the story of a fascinating and unique individual, Elsa Schiaparelli. It begins in early childhood where we learned that Elsa was a disappointment to her parents because they wanted a boy and she wasn?t as pretty as her sister. This compelled Els...

    Bold beauty. Quiet beauty. Hidden beauty. By the age of seven, I wonder: What makes something beautiful? Canadian author and artist duo Kyo Maclear and Julie Morstad have worked together previously- on the delightful and beautiful picture book Julia, Child- and return here in...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is Bloom: A Story Of Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli, written by Kyo Maclear and illustrated by Julie Morstad, a moving story of the fashion ...

    An ugly duckling story within the fashion world. Kyo Maclear's Bloom is a story of fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli. This biographical picture book is told in first person narrative, as Maclear shares the story of Ella Schiaparelli. The illustrations, by Julie Morstad are absolutely ...

    The life of Elsa Schiaparelli, sad in the beginning and delightful as she matures, celebrates her creative spirit, is beautifully told in first person by Kyo Maclear, with Julie Morstad illustrating using some of Schiaparelli?s own extraordinary fashion firsts. The illustrations ble...

    Raised as an unwanted second daughter who was considered ugly due to the moles on her face, Elsa grew up attracted to the bright colors of the slower market in Rome. Her imagination soars as she dreams of the stars, tries to fly and finds ideas in books and objects in the attic. Elsa b...

    This is a children's book, but also a great introduction to fashion as well as the life of fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli. Simplified in order to be understood by younger readers, it's an entertaining story of how a young girl in the 1920's overcame her family's disappointment with...

    What an amazing true story about a woman who defied others' negative perceptions of her by becoming an artist, and an influential and successful fashion designer. I love the illustrations by Julie Morstad, and the way the story includes quotes by the subject, Elsa Schiaparelli, in a ha...

    This beautifully illustrated picture book tells the story of Elsa Schiaparelli, a young girl whose imagination blossomed her into an iconic fashion designer. As a young girl she always saw things in a different light, one with brilliant colours. Her motto was Dare to be Different. A gr...

    Bloom is a beautiful story about a young girl who follows her dreams and becomes one of the most influential fashion designers of the twentieth century. Elsa Schiaparelli loves color. Color speaks to her. This vibrant book has illustrations that jump off the pages and really expresses ...

    I beautifully illustrated picture book biography about fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli. Her designs broke all the rules in the 20s and 30s. Also invented the colors "shocking pink" and "ice blue". Great lesson on choosing what makes you happy despite what other people say and never ...

    Another book about a girl who didn't fit the mold her parents and society wanted her in, not as a child and not as an adult. She grew up to invent the color "shocking pink" and to treat fashion as art, mixing materials in ways never done before. ...

    A tiny bit preachy like most books about female trendsetters and go-getters. BUT, so stinkin pretty that it gets a free pass anyways. The illustrations are just so much fun that you just want to linger over them. Definitely a recommend particularly for children interested in fashion. ...

    A beautiful story of a girl who didn't fit in, had a great imagination, and working hard for her dreams. I wasn't familiar with Schiaparelli. It was a great story and wow that "shocking" pink is beautiful! ...

    This is a kid?s picture book about the designer Elsa Schiaparelli (1890-1973). The illustration are cool and since it is mainly a picture book at the back there is a catalogue of her contributions. A enough to get you interested and wanting to know more about her. ...

    daring and bold. not your standard bio which makes is all the more inspiring. ...

    Written and illustrated beautifully. ...

    I really loved learning about Elsa Schiaparelli. Led to a lot of Googling after because I wanted to see more of her work. The illustrations in this book are beautiful. ...

    The art! ...

  • Stephanie
    Jan 26, 2018

    This certainly is a gorgeously-illustrated picture book. But like the author herself says at the end of it, it?s very hard to tell someone?s story in such a small amount of pages, especially someone who was an important figure in the fashion world. Elsa Schiaparelli was someo...

    I must give this picture book four stars because the illustration is so lush. The opening scene shows two disappointed parents looking down on their baby daughter. Of course the idea was that they wanted a son. They already had a daughter so the idea of having a son isn't too shock...

    Full disclosure, I am a HUGE Kyo Maclear fan and love everything she writes. Bloom is no exception. Throw in the fact it is illustrated by the magnificent Julie Morstad and you have a five star picture book on your hands. Bloom is the true story about avant guard fashion designer E...

  • Baby Bookworm
    Jun 05, 2018

    This certainly is a gorgeously-illustrated picture book. But like the author herself says at the end of it, it?s very hard to tell someone?s story in such a small amount of pages, especially someone who was an important figure in the fashion world. Elsa Schiaparelli was someo...

    I must give this picture book four stars because the illustration is so lush. The opening scene shows two disappointed parents looking down on their baby daughter. Of course the idea was that they wanted a son. They already had a daughter so the idea of having a son isn't too shock...

    Full disclosure, I am a HUGE Kyo Maclear fan and love everything she writes. Bloom is no exception. Throw in the fact it is illustrated by the magnificent Julie Morstad and you have a five star picture book on your hands. Bloom is the true story about avant guard fashion designer E...

    It took me years to recognize fashion as an art form; while I myself am not fashionable, I can now appreciate the creativity behind clothing design. Kyo Maclear's BLOOM would make a great gift for young readers as well as older fashionistas who want to be inspired by the story of a cre...

    A picture book biography of Italian fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli who didn't feel loved or lovely as a child, and didn't have quick success as an adult, but eventually became a famous fashion designer with unconventional styles and colors. Most readers will know Elsa Schiapare...

    An interesting look at fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli the creator of shocking pink. Her non-traditional designs hit Paris by storm. This story serves to inspire readers to follow their dreams and don't be detoured by the obstacles you may face. ...

    Not being remotely into fashion, I'm not the right audience for this book at all. I tend to think of older children as getting into fashion, so this seems to be missing its audience to some degree. It's really pretty and well told, though. ...

    The queen of Shocking Pink! This is discussed in the book right after she wears a shoe for a hat. I really bought this for the illustrations but it's a great little biography of her life, work, and contemporaries. ...

    Beautifully made and intriguing. ...

    This is a 8X10 picture book that tells the story of a fascinating and unique individual, Elsa Schiaparelli. It begins in early childhood where we learned that Elsa was a disappointment to her parents because they wanted a boy and she wasn?t as pretty as her sister. This compelled Els...

    Bold beauty. Quiet beauty. Hidden beauty. By the age of seven, I wonder: What makes something beautiful? Canadian author and artist duo Kyo Maclear and Julie Morstad have worked together previously- on the delightful and beautiful picture book Julia, Child- and return here in...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is Bloom: A Story Of Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli, written by Kyo Maclear and illustrated by Julie Morstad, a moving story of the fashion ...

  • Dodie
    Jun 16, 2018

    This certainly is a gorgeously-illustrated picture book. But like the author herself says at the end of it, it?s very hard to tell someone?s story in such a small amount of pages, especially someone who was an important figure in the fashion world. Elsa Schiaparelli was someo...

    I must give this picture book four stars because the illustration is so lush. The opening scene shows two disappointed parents looking down on their baby daughter. Of course the idea was that they wanted a son. They already had a daughter so the idea of having a son isn't too shock...

    Full disclosure, I am a HUGE Kyo Maclear fan and love everything she writes. Bloom is no exception. Throw in the fact it is illustrated by the magnificent Julie Morstad and you have a five star picture book on your hands. Bloom is the true story about avant guard fashion designer E...

    It took me years to recognize fashion as an art form; while I myself am not fashionable, I can now appreciate the creativity behind clothing design. Kyo Maclear's BLOOM would make a great gift for young readers as well as older fashionistas who want to be inspired by the story of a cre...

    A picture book biography of Italian fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli who didn't feel loved or lovely as a child, and didn't have quick success as an adult, but eventually became a famous fashion designer with unconventional styles and colors. Most readers will know Elsa Schiapare...

    An interesting look at fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli the creator of shocking pink. Her non-traditional designs hit Paris by storm. This story serves to inspire readers to follow their dreams and don't be detoured by the obstacles you may face. ...

    Not being remotely into fashion, I'm not the right audience for this book at all. I tend to think of older children as getting into fashion, so this seems to be missing its audience to some degree. It's really pretty and well told, though. ...

    The queen of Shocking Pink! This is discussed in the book right after she wears a shoe for a hat. I really bought this for the illustrations but it's a great little biography of her life, work, and contemporaries. ...

    Beautifully made and intriguing. ...

    This is a 8X10 picture book that tells the story of a fascinating and unique individual, Elsa Schiaparelli. It begins in early childhood where we learned that Elsa was a disappointment to her parents because they wanted a boy and she wasn?t as pretty as her sister. This compelled Els...

    Bold beauty. Quiet beauty. Hidden beauty. By the age of seven, I wonder: What makes something beautiful? Canadian author and artist duo Kyo Maclear and Julie Morstad have worked together previously- on the delightful and beautiful picture book Julia, Child- and return here in...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is Bloom: A Story Of Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli, written by Kyo Maclear and illustrated by Julie Morstad, a moving story of the fashion ...

    An ugly duckling story within the fashion world. Kyo Maclear's Bloom is a story of fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli. This biographical picture book is told in first person narrative, as Maclear shares the story of Ella Schiaparelli. The illustrations, by Julie Morstad are absolutely ...

    The life of Elsa Schiaparelli, sad in the beginning and delightful as she matures, celebrates her creative spirit, is beautifully told in first person by Kyo Maclear, with Julie Morstad illustrating using some of Schiaparelli?s own extraordinary fashion firsts. The illustrations ble...

    Raised as an unwanted second daughter who was considered ugly due to the moles on her face, Elsa grew up attracted to the bright colors of the slower market in Rome. Her imagination soars as she dreams of the stars, tries to fly and finds ideas in books and objects in the attic. Elsa b...

    This is a children's book, but also a great introduction to fashion as well as the life of fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli. Simplified in order to be understood by younger readers, it's an entertaining story of how a young girl in the 1920's overcame her family's disappointment with...

    What an amazing true story about a woman who defied others' negative perceptions of her by becoming an artist, and an influential and successful fashion designer. I love the illustrations by Julie Morstad, and the way the story includes quotes by the subject, Elsa Schiaparelli, in a ha...

    This beautifully illustrated picture book tells the story of Elsa Schiaparelli, a young girl whose imagination blossomed her into an iconic fashion designer. As a young girl she always saw things in a different light, one with brilliant colours. Her motto was Dare to be Different. A gr...

    Bloom is a beautiful story about a young girl who follows her dreams and becomes one of the most influential fashion designers of the twentieth century. Elsa Schiaparelli loves color. Color speaks to her. This vibrant book has illustrations that jump off the pages and really expresses ...

    I beautifully illustrated picture book biography about fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli. Her designs broke all the rules in the 20s and 30s. Also invented the colors "shocking pink" and "ice blue". Great lesson on choosing what makes you happy despite what other people say and never ...

    Another book about a girl who didn't fit the mold her parents and society wanted her in, not as a child and not as an adult. She grew up to invent the color "shocking pink" and to treat fashion as art, mixing materials in ways never done before. ...

    A tiny bit preachy like most books about female trendsetters and go-getters. BUT, so stinkin pretty that it gets a free pass anyways. The illustrations are just so much fun that you just want to linger over them. Definitely a recommend particularly for children interested in fashion. ...

    A beautiful story of a girl who didn't fit in, had a great imagination, and working hard for her dreams. I wasn't familiar with Schiaparelli. It was a great story and wow that "shocking" pink is beautiful! ...

    This is a kid?s picture book about the designer Elsa Schiaparelli (1890-1973). The illustration are cool and since it is mainly a picture book at the back there is a catalogue of her contributions. A enough to get you interested and wanting to know more about her. ...

  • Odessa
    Mar 11, 2018

    This certainly is a gorgeously-illustrated picture book. But like the author herself says at the end of it, it?s very hard to tell someone?s story in such a small amount of pages, especially someone who was an important figure in the fashion world. Elsa Schiaparelli was someo...

    I must give this picture book four stars because the illustration is so lush. The opening scene shows two disappointed parents looking down on their baby daughter. Of course the idea was that they wanted a son. They already had a daughter so the idea of having a son isn't too shock...

    Full disclosure, I am a HUGE Kyo Maclear fan and love everything she writes. Bloom is no exception. Throw in the fact it is illustrated by the magnificent Julie Morstad and you have a five star picture book on your hands. Bloom is the true story about avant guard fashion designer E...

    It took me years to recognize fashion as an art form; while I myself am not fashionable, I can now appreciate the creativity behind clothing design. Kyo Maclear's BLOOM would make a great gift for young readers as well as older fashionistas who want to be inspired by the story of a cre...

    A picture book biography of Italian fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli who didn't feel loved or lovely as a child, and didn't have quick success as an adult, but eventually became a famous fashion designer with unconventional styles and colors. Most readers will know Elsa Schiapare...

    An interesting look at fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli the creator of shocking pink. Her non-traditional designs hit Paris by storm. This story serves to inspire readers to follow their dreams and don't be detoured by the obstacles you may face. ...

    Not being remotely into fashion, I'm not the right audience for this book at all. I tend to think of older children as getting into fashion, so this seems to be missing its audience to some degree. It's really pretty and well told, though. ...

    The queen of Shocking Pink! This is discussed in the book right after she wears a shoe for a hat. I really bought this for the illustrations but it's a great little biography of her life, work, and contemporaries. ...

    Beautifully made and intriguing. ...

    This is a 8X10 picture book that tells the story of a fascinating and unique individual, Elsa Schiaparelli. It begins in early childhood where we learned that Elsa was a disappointment to her parents because they wanted a boy and she wasn?t as pretty as her sister. This compelled Els...

    Bold beauty. Quiet beauty. Hidden beauty. By the age of seven, I wonder: What makes something beautiful? Canadian author and artist duo Kyo Maclear and Julie Morstad have worked together previously- on the delightful and beautiful picture book Julia, Child- and return here in...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is Bloom: A Story Of Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli, written by Kyo Maclear and illustrated by Julie Morstad, a moving story of the fashion ...

    An ugly duckling story within the fashion world. Kyo Maclear's Bloom is a story of fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli. This biographical picture book is told in first person narrative, as Maclear shares the story of Ella Schiaparelli. The illustrations, by Julie Morstad are absolutely ...

    The life of Elsa Schiaparelli, sad in the beginning and delightful as she matures, celebrates her creative spirit, is beautifully told in first person by Kyo Maclear, with Julie Morstad illustrating using some of Schiaparelli?s own extraordinary fashion firsts. The illustrations ble...

    Raised as an unwanted second daughter who was considered ugly due to the moles on her face, Elsa grew up attracted to the bright colors of the slower market in Rome. Her imagination soars as she dreams of the stars, tries to fly and finds ideas in books and objects in the attic. Elsa b...

    This is a children's book, but also a great introduction to fashion as well as the life of fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli. Simplified in order to be understood by younger readers, it's an entertaining story of how a young girl in the 1920's overcame her family's disappointment with...

    What an amazing true story about a woman who defied others' negative perceptions of her by becoming an artist, and an influential and successful fashion designer. I love the illustrations by Julie Morstad, and the way the story includes quotes by the subject, Elsa Schiaparelli, in a ha...

    This beautifully illustrated picture book tells the story of Elsa Schiaparelli, a young girl whose imagination blossomed her into an iconic fashion designer. As a young girl she always saw things in a different light, one with brilliant colours. Her motto was Dare to be Different. A gr...

    Bloom is a beautiful story about a young girl who follows her dreams and becomes one of the most influential fashion designers of the twentieth century. Elsa Schiaparelli loves color. Color speaks to her. This vibrant book has illustrations that jump off the pages and really expresses ...

    I beautifully illustrated picture book biography about fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli. Her designs broke all the rules in the 20s and 30s. Also invented the colors "shocking pink" and "ice blue". Great lesson on choosing what makes you happy despite what other people say and never ...

    Another book about a girl who didn't fit the mold her parents and society wanted her in, not as a child and not as an adult. She grew up to invent the color "shocking pink" and to treat fashion as art, mixing materials in ways never done before. ...

    A tiny bit preachy like most books about female trendsetters and go-getters. BUT, so stinkin pretty that it gets a free pass anyways. The illustrations are just so much fun that you just want to linger over them. Definitely a recommend particularly for children interested in fashion. ...

    A beautiful story of a girl who didn't fit in, had a great imagination, and working hard for her dreams. I wasn't familiar with Schiaparelli. It was a great story and wow that "shocking" pink is beautiful! ...

    This is a kid?s picture book about the designer Elsa Schiaparelli (1890-1973). The illustration are cool and since it is mainly a picture book at the back there is a catalogue of her contributions. A enough to get you interested and wanting to know more about her. ...

    daring and bold. not your standard bio which makes is all the more inspiring. ...