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Jun 19, Nicole A. Some women succeed at being echiaparelli and also tender, but most of those who have intended to walk alone, making their own way, have lost their happiness.

Shocking Life by Schiaparelli, Elsa

Jun 20, Pamela Mandell rated it liked it Shelves: I wanted to know how she constructed the clothes she did? A good copy of this scarce title by a designer who was later described as the “mother of punk”. Magers and Quinn Booksellers Condition: Ships with Tracking Number! May 25, Shannon rated it it was ok. Shocking Life Elsa Schiaparelli In fact, I encourage you to read her wikipedia page before reading this book.


Signed copies of her memoir are quite scarce. I couldn’t finish it.

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Feb 21, Katie Mcsweeney rated it liked it Shelves: Sep 08, Marisa Berman rated it really liked it. Shocking Life by Elsa Schiaparelli. Black cloth with lettering in shocking pink and shocking pink dustjacket. Instead she talks a lot about her experiences as an immigrant, as a single mother, her furniture, and about escaping occupied Paris and aiding the resistance during WWII – all of which were quite interesting.

Shocking Life

Aug 04, Barbara Schultz rated it really liked it. Shocking Life Schiaparelli, Elsa Hardcover. Elss super excited to get into this autobiography, for possibly all the wrong reasons. Rare in This Condition. Attalie rated it really liked it Jan 26, My library Help Advanced Book Search. Tracy rated it liked it Jan 27, Shiaparelli’s fascinating autobiography charts her rise from resident of a rat-infested apartment to designer to the stars.

I wanted to hear much more about her collaboration with Dali and Cocteau, more about her creative process, less about her furniture I read this book as a precursor to reading “Shocked”, which was inspired by the author reading “Shocking Life”.


The woman practically invented networking! Quotes from Shocking Life.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Elsa Schiaparelli – Shocking Life – Paperback. After reading the Dior autobiography I thought this would be all about fashion as well, however, on the contrary fashion was not the major topic in the book.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. More and better illustrations would have been welcome.

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She talks about her love for Gogo with genuine feeling but she spent so lkfe time away from her from infancy. I wonder did she choose anecdotes just so she could name names She also writes a lot about yachting and private plane capers with her pals – those parts were less interesting to me.

Her relationship with her daughter was very difficult to understand.