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Monday, September 05, 2016

Fashion Rebels by Carlyn Cerniglia Beccia

Carl Van Vechten photograph of Anna Mae Wong

This is a fun-to-read book for girls of all ages! Beccia has included historical 'rebels', such as Elizabeth 1 who had portraits painted with ermines because they represented purity and courageous Dolley Madison with her exotic turbans. I especially enjoyed reading about Anna Mae Wong who started off lifting eight-pound irons in her Chinese father's laundry and became a famous actress. She said: 'I want to become mentally and spiritually all that is possible for me to be'. It also contains articles about some of today's fashion rebels. I am more interested in the historical ones.

Beautiful fashion illustrations by Beccia accompany the text and there are also quizzes.

I received this free ebook from Net Galley in return for an honest review.

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