Thursday, April 28, 2011

Isabella Blow, A Life in Fashion

Isabella Blow was a fascinating woman who transformed her insecurities and pain into
a shield of artful fashion originality, thus carving herself a place in fashion history
that will continue to inspire and influence creative people for ages to come.

She was a tragic and beautiful muse...
befriending and promoting Alexander McQueen and
tomorrow's Royal Wedding Milliner, Philip Treacy.
A truly original character, who left the world,
sadly, more beautiful for her having been in it.
Even her flaws were larger than life and outrageous!

This is not a fluffy bio about fashion,
but a interesting look into a generation of British Nobility
that was raised to be ill-equipped to face any sort of reality,
as well as the take-over of the creative/fashion world by
corporate interests (in the 90's), more interested in bottom lines
than hemlines or the fragile personalities that worked in it.

I learned so much more than I anticipated when I picked this book
and I had a hard time putting it down. A very good sign!

Until next time... Miss Absinthe

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