Thursday, July 14, 2011

different like coco

"Different Like Coco by Elizabeth Mathews is a picture book which chronicles the life of the woman who invented the little black dress. Simple ink and watercolor illustrations wrap the text which is longer than the average picture book. There are elegant touches throughout- some of Chanel's beautiful work are used on the inside jacket (such as "How many cares one lose when someone decides not to be something but someone") and there are small sketches of details unique to Chanel such as keeping her dressmaking scissors attached to a long string of pearls around her neck. Mathews deftly covers the decades of Chanel's life with the right amount of detail and the drawings convey her strong personality."

Coco Chanel is such an inspiration. She was named as one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century. The children's book, Different Like Coco, teaches young girls that being unique can be a great thing and that you should always stay true to yourself. I can't get enough of these books! The illustrations are precious too! =)

a few pages from the book:

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