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Thursday, September 15, 2022


Blog Tour: DRESSING UP THE STARS

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the DRESSING UP THE STARS: THE STORY OF MOVIE COSTUME DESIGNER EDITH HEAD by Jeanne Walker Harvey & Diana Toledano (Illustrations) Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 

About The Book:

Title: DRESSING UP THE STARS: THE STORY OF MOVIE COSTUME DESIGNER EDITH HEAD

Author: Jeanne Walker Harvey & Diana Toledano (Illustrations)

Pub. Date: September 20, 2022

Publisher: Beach Lane Books

Formats: Hardcover, eBook

Pages: 40

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, B&NiBooks, KoboTBD, Bookshop.org

 Discover the true story of how a shy miner’s daughter became one of the most legendary costume designers in Hollywood in this inspiring nonfiction picture book biography.

As a child in the small mining town of Searchlight, Nevada, Edith Head had few friends and spent most of her time dressing up her toys and pets and even wild animals using fabric scraps. She always knew she wanted to move somewhere full of people and excitement. She set her sights on Hollywood and talked her way into a job sketching costumes for a movie studio.

Did she know how to draw or sew costumes? No. But that didn’t stop her!

Edith taught herself and tirelessly worked her way up until she was dressing some of the biggest stars of the day, from Audrey Hepburn to Grace Kelly to Ginger Rogers. She became the first woman to head a major Hollywood movie studio costume department and went on to win eight Academy Awards for best costume design—and she defined the style of an era.

 

My Review:

A cute picture book full of amazing art. This children's book tells the story of Edith Head, an amazing costume designer.

I wanted to know more about this character because of what she did. I didn't know much about costume designers and even less about this specific one, but I wanted to learn more. This book was quite an insight into Edith Head's life.

The story was brilliantly told in this book. Especially the parts where she made mistakes and things didn't work. I love that that was included. It's possible to fail at the beginning but if you strive to get better, you might be able to do it.

The artwork in this was gorgeous. The art of her outfits and sketches were amazing. I loved the colors and the rather simplistic artwork. Not simplistic in a bad way, more that the entire pages weren't taken up by things that could steal your attention.

 

About Jeanne Walker Harvey:

JEANNE WALKER HARVEY studied literature and psychology at Stanford University and has worn  many job hats, ranging from being a roller coaster ride operator to an attorney, a middle school  language arts teacher, and a long-time docent for school groups at the San Francisco Museum of  Modern Art. She is the author of several books for young readers, including the picture book  biographies Dressing up the Stars: The Story of Movie Costume Designer Edith Head, Ablaze with  Color: A Story of Painter Alma Thomas, and Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines. Jeanne  lives in Northern California. Visit her online at JeanneHarvey.com.

 

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About Diana Toledano:

DIANA TOLEDANO is an illustrator, writer, and educator. She is also a Pisces who loves children’s books, patterns, and dancing her heart out. Originally from Spain, Diana (pronounced the Spanish way: dee-ah-na) grew up in Madrid where she studied art history and illustration. Now she lives in San Francisco with her husband and two fluffy cats. Her mixed media art seeks to capture the magic of the ordinary. Diana’s product designs, picture books, board books, and chapter books have been published and sold all over the world. Diana also teaches workshops for kids and adults. She enjoys doing school visits and speaking at conferences. Learn more at Diana-Toledano.com.

 

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Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive a finished copy of DRESSING UP THE STARS: THE STORY OF MOVIE COSTUME DESIGNER EDITH HEAD, US Only.

Ends September 24th, midnight EST.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tour Schedule:

Week One:

8/31/2022

@jael_and_jenessa_reads

Review/IG Post

9/1/2022

Lisa-Queen of Random

Excerpt/IG Post

9/2/2022

BookHounds YA

Excerpt/IG Post

9/3/2022

Ya Books Central

Excerpt

Week Two:

9/4/2022

Just Another Teen Reading Books

Review/IG Post

9/5/2022

booksaremagictoo

Review/IG Post

9/6/2022

One More Exclamation

Review/IG Post

9/7/2022

Little Red Reads

Review/IG Post

9/8/2022

Two Points of Interest

Review/IG Post

9/9/2022

Nerdophiles

Review/IG Post

9/10/2022

Do You Dog-ear?

Review/IG Post

Week Three:

9/11/2022

RavenzReviewz

Review/IG Post

9/12/2022

pickagoodbook

Review/IG Post

9/13/2022

Write. Read. Live

Review/IG Post

9/14/2022

A Backwards Story

Review/IG Post

9/15/2022

Nonbinary Knight Reads

Review/IG Post

9/16/2022

For The Love Of The Page

Review/IG Post

9/17/2022

Feed Your Fiction Addiction

Review/IG Post

Week Four:

9/18/2022

@enjoyingbooksagain

IG Review

9/19/2022

Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

Review/IG Post


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