I'm not sure if I've mentioned it before but apart from the fact that I'm a shopaholic and generally crazy about fashion, I'm also a bookworm. It must sound like an odd combination but there are times in my life when I just can't live without reading. Any minute spent doing anything else than reading seems like a minute wasted..
Back on the fashion subject. All sorts of fashion books are obviously of my interest and I sometimes spend ages in Chapters lusting over some new beautiful publications filled with amazing photographs or fashion illustrations. I was delighted to see the new Coco Chanel book published, filled with incredible pics and highly recommended by everyone. I was putting the purchase off until the end of the year though (Christmas in mind). Early this week however, I found out that Dubray Books are having an evening talk and book signing again and this time it was Justine Picardie herself (the author) and so I felt like I was given no choice...
After a horrendous day (let's not get into details, all I can say is I have no passport 2 weeks before my holidays and freaking out) I made my way to the bookshop and made it just at the beginning of Justine's talk. The whole thing was very intimate and it wasn't too crowded, with glasses of champagne and lovely talk given by the author. I must admit that queuing up for the signature was a challenge for me (I got my vaccinations that afternoon so the room was spinning and I felt anything but well) but I made it! :) and I am so glad that I did. Justine Picardie seems like a lovely and very stylish lady. She complimented on my look which was quite a shock given that I've been up since 5 am and surrounded by ladies dressed up in Chanel (looking) outfits.
So this is a pic of her, sorry, it's just a phone pic.
And these are the book and the shopping bag which came as a freebie on the evening, decorated with Karl Lagerfeld's drawing of Chanel.
Overall a very nice and fulfilling experience. Book looks great and I hope it will be as enjoyable.