Biography, Women biography, Canadian non-fiction, Canadian authors (Non-fiction)
As a little girl in Rome, fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli was told by her own mamma that she was brutta. Ugly. So she decided to seek out beauty around her, and she looked everywhere until something inside of Elsa blossomed,… and she became an artist with an incredible imagination. Defining beauty on her own creative terms, Schiaparelli worked hard to develop her designs, and eventually bloomed into an extraordinary talent who dreamed up the most wonderful dresses, hats, shoes and jewelry. Why not a shoe for a hat? Why not a dress with drawers? And she invented a color: shocking pink! Her adventurous mind was the key to her happiness and success--and is still seen today in her legacy of wild imagination. Grades K-3 and older readers. 2018.