Diane von Furstenberg and the Tale of the Empress’s New Clothes

17/01/2013

Diane von Furstenberg and the tale of the empress's new clothes by camilla morton book review / fashion fairy tales / best fashion books / via fashioned by love britsih fashion blog
We all do the same things. What makes us different is how we do them.”
Diane von Furstenberg | Camilla Morton, The Empress's New Clothes

A month or so ago as the seasons changed, a new book landed on my bedside table. The third fashion fairy tale by Camilla Morton called The Empress’s New Clothes was about Diane von Furstenberg. After reading The Tale of Sleeping Beauty and The Elves and the Shoemaker I was really looking forward to Camilla’s new story, excited about new discoveries and seeing Diane’s illustrations and couldn’t wait to cocoon myself in beautiful words.

Diane von Furstenberg and the tale of the empress's new clothes by camilla morton book review / fashion fairy tales / best fashion books / via fashioned by love britsih fashion blog
Having read Diane’s autobiography and writing about her in the past I wished and hoped that the fairy tale, a creative blend of Diane von Furstenberg’s memories and an imaginary story of a young empress based on the classic Andersen’s “Emperors Old Clothes”, would be good enough to portrait this wonderful iconic woman and have an impact even on those people who don’t know much about the designer.

Diane von Furstenberg and the tale of the empress's new clothes by camilla morton book review / fashion fairy tales / best fashion books / via fashioned by love britsih fashion blog
The book didn’t disappoint. It was an enjoyable and enchanting story full of love and beauty.

Read it on a quiet afternoon when the light outside becomes soft and sleepy and the shadows wrap the world in a blanket made of fantasies and stars. Immerse in this fairy tale and allow yourself to dream savouring each sentence and, maybe, a cup of ginger tea, one of Diane’s favourite.

Diane von Furstenberg and the tale of the empress's new clothes by camilla morton book review / fashion fairy tales / best fashion books / via fashioned by love britsih fashion blog
The Empress of New Clothes is available on amazon, Matches, Net-a-Porter and my-wardrobe

39 comments:

  1. I really adore DvF, het talent, beauty, wits, life & career choices. She's one of not so many who truly deserves to be called an icon

    Xx

    Alexandra

    www.fashion-bridge.blogspot.com

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  2. Immediately added to my must-read list! Sounds like an easy read on a chilly Sunday afternoon.... with a warming cup of ginger tea - thanks for the suggestion!
    http://missbbobochic.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. I would like to have this book, Little Rus! Kisses

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  4. I think I'm going to have to read this now:-) It sounds delightful. Thanks for sharing,darling:-)

    Have a fabulous day!
    XO, Gina
    http://classyeverafter.blogspot.com

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  5. Why have I not heard of any of these?! I'm looking them up immediately!

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  6. Consider it bookmarked. I like the illustrations too.

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  7. I'd love to read it too! I like this kind of book! xo

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  8. I'd love to have this book!
    Seems really interesting and I love these illustrations!
    xxx
    S

    http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.it

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  9. I actually have this on my wish list right now. I am such a HUGE DVF fan, and cannot wait to get my hands on a copy of this. :)

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  10. How fun! I'll have to check it out!

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  11. This sounds like a delightful read and DVF's illustrations are always so charming. Thanks for the review!

    Rowena @ rolala loves
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  12. Beautiful! I have to read that plus the illustrations are adorable <3

    Lali pops of colour

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  13. we love your style and your blog! would you like follow each other? :) so we starts, and follow on gfc and bloglovin! hugs the twins from wmw-style.de

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  14. Wow, that book seems really interesting!!!

    Kisses, Lucy ♡
    stylewithoutlimits.blogspot.cz

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  15. I also love DvF, she has also said a lot about life in general that is inspiring, as well as her fashion! Thx for sharing this! Hope you're off to a great weekend! xo Caroline

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  16. Hello dear! I like your blog!
    And I think we sould follow each other. What do you say ? Kisses

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  17. Thanks for sharing, I want to read it too ;) xoxo ES
    www.liveyourpassion.gr

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  18. Thanks for introducing this lovely book to me, the illustrations are wonderful and from your description it sounds like a keeper! I hope to nab myself a copy

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  19. I should add this to my reading list :D
    xoxo

    novelstyle.blogspot.com

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  20. This book looks so good! Fairytales AND fashion. I love DVF, she's such a fab role model xxx

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  21. Looks like a wonderful read - I've always admire Diane (but had no clue this book existed). I'd love to read it!
    "Read it on a quiet afternoon when the light outside becomes soft and sleepy and the shadows wrap the world in a blanket made of fantasies and stars." - beautiful, I love it!
    xxx

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  22. This must be a really great book! Enjoy!
    Best Regards
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark
    http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

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  23. amazing!

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  24. I don't know how its possible, but I've never heard of this series! I just opened a new tab to look for the books on amazon, because they sound absolutely wonderful - DVF definitely has had a life of fairytale and I love reading about it!
    xox,
    Cee

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  25. WOW, this sounds like a fabulous book, great review! I actually know a little about DVF's story as I've been a little in love with her homewares line for a while now - it's an inspirational tale for sure.

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  26. I am going to go find this book (and the other two you mentioned!) and read them, it sounds fascinating! I really love Dvf and admire her so this books sounds like a delight and really an interesting take on her. (And I love the illustrations, it looks like a pretty book as well.)

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  28. I need to get all THREE books! The story sounds great and I am loving the illustrations (you know I love illustrations) HAHAHA Thanks for sharing this. It's so beautiful!
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  29. Great illustrations!
    xx
    www.clothesandcamera.com

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  30. adding this to my reading list
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  31. Oh you make me want to cuddle up with all three books! I haven't read any of them, but after this amazing post, I really want too!

    Xo,
    Rachel Ashley
    http://fashionablyliving.com

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  32. I love This book :)
    Nice blog :)

    Would you like follow each other ?

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