I came across this beginners Bible of fashion at Neiman Marcus and just had to buy it… I’m sure LL won’t be itching to color in Karl Lagerfeld’s face anytime soon, but at least it’ll give me something to do while he’s busy drawing… Check out this and some other fashion inspired children’s books! Summer reading list contenders perhaps?
The Fashion Coloring Book by Carol & Lulu~
This Little Piggy Went to Prada: Nursery Rhymes for the Blahnik Brigade by Amy Allen~
Filled from cover to cover with sumptuous full color illustrations by Eun-Kyung Kung, This Little Piggy Went to Prada presents classic nursery rhymes with a thoroughly modern and charmingly ironic spin that will make the most sleepless fashionista mom smile… and then want to get some major shopping on!
In this contemporary twist on the tale of the Elves and the Shoemaker, Manolo Blahnik’s delightful drawings evoke the past, envision the future, and, of course, evidence the indelible footprint he’s made on fashion history. His illustrations take us from the banana plantations of his childhood to his current reign at the top of high-fashion footwear design, while playfully hinting at all the adventures he’s had and friends he’s met along the way.
Different Like Coco by Elizabeth Matthews ~
This rags-to-riches story of Coco Chanel plays out in a wonderful picture book biography as full of style and spirit as its heroine.
Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel was always different. And she vowed to prove that being different was an advantage! Poor, skinny, and orphaned, Coco stubbornly believed that she was as good as the wealthier girls of Paris. Tapping into her creativity and her sewing skills, she began making clothes that suited her (and her pocketbook) — and soon a new generation of independent working women craved her sleek, comfortable, and practical designs. Now an icon of fashion and culture, Coco Chanel continues to inspire young readers, showing just how far a person can come with spunk, determination, and flair.