With the latest technology, we’re now able to read books on different formats and devices including iPads, nooks (they’re out of circulation), kindles, and everywhere else as long as they’re on a pdf or digital format. But, there’s something about the hardcover and paperback books’ charm of collecting them and many other things that eventually end up creating an infinite list of why to buy a book.
That charm is so unique, that at least, I see myself lately buying more books and magazines than clothes and jewelry. I never thought that was going to happen, but I guess working at one of the biggest publishers and editorials around the world, definitely changes your mind.
This new change, makes you want to buy books not only on a daily basis, but every time a book review comes out you’re already ‘googling’ when, where and how you can get it. The last book I bought, is about the memoirs of a person who I truly admire, Grace Coddington.
Grace: A Memoir, written by Grace Coddington, makes you open your eyes to a new perspective of how she’s practically the engine of Vogue USA’s heart. Miss Coddington is still working at the age of 72, and after you read this wonderful biography, you’ll see that the life she has lived, is absolutely unreal and full of exciting, hard and wonderful moments. It is like sitting down with all of the Vogue USA and UK‘s socialité. You get to meet a lot of amazing characters, and know the charm of working in such a prestigious place.
The book has the charm that the old ones had. Hardcover, and the pages are just beautiful. It is not only a book to read, but a photographic book, documenting Miss Coddington‘s life and her memories in charming little sketches.
As always, I took notes throughout the whole entire book, and I’ll list them here for making this post a little bit more fun. Here they go. Enjoy!
1. Grace Coddington was born on April 20th of 1941 under the name of Pamela Rosaling Grace Coddington.
2. Her first official job was waitressing at the Stockpot of Basil St at Knightsbridge, London. This is where the photographer Norman Parkinson discovered and encouraged her to become a fashion model.
3. Soon after, Miss Coddington signed up as a model at the Cherry Marshall‘s model agency, which later took her to meet, personally, Miss Eileen Ford, founder of Ford Models.
4. There was a time where Miss Coddington had kind of two jobs at the same time. One as a fashion model, and the other as the junior editor at Vogue UK. Miss Coddington worked at the british magazine for 19 years before she moved to Vogue USA.
5. Because of her amazing and professional work at the fashion industry, she has been awarded with the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002, and the British Fashion Award in 2009.