Violet Velvet Mittens with Everything: The Fabulous Life of Diana Vreeland

Backorder (temporarily out of stock)
Product Details
$18.95  $17.62
Princeton Architectural Press
Publish Date
8.1 X 10.8 X 0.2 inches | 0.85 pounds

Earn by promoting books

Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program.

Become an affiliate
About the Author
Deborah Blumenthal is the author of twenty-four books for children and adults, and an award-winning journalist. She lives in New York City with her husband and their rescue dog, Nellie.

Rachel Katstaller is a children's book illustrator who lives in the Austrian Alps with her cat, Hemingway, at her side.
"This book is a joy to read and to look at with each page illustrated with the most delightful and clever sketches. Have fun and enjoy this book. You deserve it!"
- Fern Mallis, Creator of New York Fashion Week,

"Violet, Velvet Mittens with Everything takes us on an extraordinary journey filled with colour, from Dianas' childhood in Paris to becoming the rule breaking Fashion Editor of Harpers Bazaar. In Dianas' own words 'The Eye has to Travel' so feast your eyes on Rachel Katstaller's elegant and witty illustrations and let Deborah's delightful story inspire us all to be a little bit more FABULOUS!"
- Eva Byrne, author and illustrator of Along Came Coco: A Story about Coco Chanel,

"A gorgeously fun tribute to the one and only Diana Vreeland"
- Julie Morstad, author of BLOOM: The Story of Elsa Schiaparelli,

"The intimidatingly fabulous Diana Vreeland (1903-1989), 20th-century tastemaker and editor of Harper's Bazaar and Vogue, breezily narrates this picture book tribute to her aesthetic achievements: "I turned fashion on its head, dreaming up stories of glamorous worlds." Blumenthal's Vreeland airily skims by biographical detail--the telling jumps from the figure's youthful love of dance to becoming "the Empress of Fashion" in a single spread. Instead, the figure's merrily madcap worldview dominates, building to a series of dazzling quotes from her legendary column, "Why Don't You?" ("Have every room done up in every color green?") Katstaller's trendy, clean-lined illustrations decorously tidy Vreeland's opulent world, taming the visionary wildness of her famous red room. Still, it's a winsome, if partial, introduction to a style icon who chose to "never, ever [be] boring.""
- Publishers Weekly,

"A fitting tribute to [Diana Vreeland's] fashion finesse."
- Booklist,

"Readers get a glimpse into the life of fashion icon Diana Vreeland in this picture book biography....The mixed media artwork is the star of the book. The bold colors pop and the stylistic design makes a nice counterpoint to the text."
- School Library Journal,

"This book does what the best picture book bios do: It makes the subject inviting while offering a path for young readers on how they might live their own lives. One of the more charming books of the year."
- School Library Journal Fuse 8 Blog,

"This picture book biography captures the dynamic voice and dramatic sense of style of fashion icon Diana Vreeland, whose favorite color was 'RED RED RED.'"
- Washington Parent,