Between the pages of a book is a lovely place to be.
There are rare women in history that enrich and shape the world into a more beautiful, inspiring place. Reading their stories is not only interesting, it encourages me, motivates me to be better, to believe in my own strength and follow my heart. They were often misunderstood, even laughed at, but their success is only a reminder that impossible is nothing when you stay true to yourself and don't let anyone blur your vision.
1. Empress of Fashion: A Life of Diana Vreeland - An editor, curator and wit, Diana Vreeland is the woman who launched Twiggy and advised Jackie O. A true visionary, she was a fearless innovator who inspired designers, models, photographers and artists, and reinvented the way we think about style.
2. Grace: A Memoir by Grace Coddington - British born Grace Coddington began her career as a model, naturally becoming a stylist as the years passed. For years she's been working behind the scenes of some of the most beautiful fashion spreads at Vogue, until The September Issue turned the spotlight on her.
3. Isabella Blow: A Life in Fashion - Isabella Blow, the woman who discovered Alexander McQueen for the world and supported milliner Philip Treacy, is famous for her willingness to wear and say extravagant things that amuse and shock.
4. Shocking Life: the autobiography of Elsa Schiaparelli - The bold 1920s and 1930s designer was the first to use shoulder pads, animal prints and shocking pink. Schiaparelli collaborated with artists including Jean Cocteau, Alberto Giacometti and Salvador Dali and had an affluent clientele, from Katherine Hepburn to Marlene Dietrich
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