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
    Beautifully made and intriguing. ...
  • Janet
    Oct 06, 2017
    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...
  • Annie
    Mar 02, 2018
    Told in a bold and confident first-person point of view, along with gorgeous, bright, and vivid illustrations (liquid watercolor, gouache, and pencil crayons) help to tell the story of Elsa Schiaparelli, the inventor of the color ?shocking pink? or as we now call it ?hot pink? ...
  • Michelle
    Apr 15, 2018
    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
    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
    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
    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 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 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
    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...
  • Sarah
    Aug 06, 2018
    I had never heard of Elsa Schiaparelli before, but I had heard of her color: shocking pink! I was amazed to read about her revolutionary fashion ideas that are listed in the back of the book. What a wonderful little picture biography to introduce young readers to the art of fashion, an...
  • Michelle (FabBookReviews)
    Apr 15, 2018
    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
    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. ...
  • Lynn  Davidson
    Sep 03, 2018
    A very interesting story about a girl who grew up to be an inspirational, inventive, talented fashion designer. ...
  • Linda
    Apr 03, 2018
    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. ...
  • Beth
    Aug 17, 2018
    Stunning and inspiring! ...
  • Becky B
    May 29, 2018
    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
    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
    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
    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 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
    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
    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. ...
  • Ruth
    Apr 27, 2018
    Picked it up because of the cover. I didn?t even know what it was about and I had never heard of Elsa Schiaparelli before. I?m glad I was able to learn about someone new and in such a fun, colorful way. ...
  • Stephanie
    Jan 26, 2018
    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 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 ...
  • Lian
    Aug 26, 2018
    Superb in every way. ...
  • Patricia Gmitrovic
    Aug 16, 2018
    Fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli grew up feeling ugly. She planted a new seed of beauty with her fashion designs. Beauty is not about conforming to certain standards. Elsa was imperfectly perfect. ...
  • Pink STREAM
    Jul 17, 2018
    Are you the girl who designs clothes wherever she finds a blank paper? Are you the girl who wears the fanciest clothes every day? Are you the girl who makes suggestions to her friends about their clothes? Are you the trendsetter girl in the school? If your answer is yes, you found the ...