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

  • Emma (Miss Print)
    Oct 31, 2017
    I like a lot of this but the structure is a bit strange with it being in the first person. The backmatter is a little disjointed but informative and includes options for further reading. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Jen
    Feb 23, 2018
    Rufus ADORED this book. Fanciful, beautiful, engaging. ...
  • Ms Threlkeld
    Mar 11, 2018
    Beautifully written and illustrated biography. ...
  • Pat
    Feb 21, 2018
    A delightful account of the life and artistry of fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli and how she challenged women to be bold and colorful in their choice of clothing in the 1920's and 30's. ...
  • Kelly
    Mar 05, 2018
    Good enough detail in this story, but not necessarily captivating for a child. ...
  • Mary Librarian
    Mar 05, 2018
    An inspirational biography for the kid who aspires to be a clothing designer or just needs the courage to follow their passions. ...
  • Edward Sullivan
    Feb 02, 2018
    A rich, vibrant picture book biography of the influential fashion designer, although I am not a fan of the first-person narrative. ...
  • pati
    Feb 25, 2018
    So this is where shocking pink and ice blue come from. I learned lots about Schiaparelli and her trend defying fashion. ...
  • 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...
  • Jennifer
    Apr 02, 2018
    Love. Shocking pink! Sometimes I read picture books and I think, what great notecards or thank you this art would make. I especially feel that way about this cover. Love it! ...
  • Meredith
    Feb 25, 2018
    I'm planning to do a DonorsChoose of picture book biographies, and this will be on the list. Can't wait to share with my students who want to be fashion designers. ...
  • Emily Edmond
    Mar 01, 2018
    Meh. I would have preferred more about her actual life, or at least some more pictures of her dresses, which only appear briefly at the end of the book. ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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. ...
  • Stephanie
    Mar 08, 2018
    gorgeous ...
  • Lola  Reviewer
    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...
  • Krystal
    Nov 13, 2017
    This wonderful children's story inspires young and old alike with trailblazing fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli! ...
  • Michelle Stahlman
    Apr 12, 2018
    Think I just found a new role model. ...
  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • Lexi
    Mar 13, 2018
    The art! ...
  • 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...
  • Odessa
    Mar 11, 2018
    daring and bold. not your standard bio which makes is all the more inspiring. ...
  • Bluefoxstudio
    Feb 16, 2018
    So timely and beautifully done. A book to be enjoyed by all ages. ...
  • Jellyfish Blues
    Jan 23, 2018
    Stunning in every way. ...