Thursday, 16 September 2010

Today is the day...


... that my book is published! Just got my order from amazon -- yes, I ordered my own book, because I wanted to get one of the limited edition book bags with a gorgeous black and white illustration by Karl Lagerfeld. I love the look of the book -- although I have twisting knots in my stomach about its delivery into the hands of critics -- but I do feel unadulterated pleasure at finally seeing the book bag. Simple linen, with the clean lines of a Lagerfeld sketch of Mademoiselle Chanel on the front.
I hope those of you who pre-ordered from amazon will have received your copies today. When you do, have a peek under the glossy wrap-around cover, and see the secret beneath...

13 comments:

Penny said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Absolutely thrilled for you!

It was such a pleasure to speak with you earlier in the week, here below is a link to a mention of Coco Chanel, The Life and The Legend on Milk. - http://www.themilkzine.com/article/on-the-radar/coco-chanel-the-life-and-the-legend/

I hope you'll enjoy.

With my very best wishes
Penny

That's Not My Age said...

Congratulations! I am very excited about this & will be coming to see you at the V&A.
Best wishes,

TNMA

Justine Picardie said...

Penny, thanks so much for the great piece. And TNA -- look forward to meeting you at the V&A.

Justine Picardie said...

sorry, TNMA!

enid said...

Mine has been ordered through a SA website so no bag but I can't wait to read it. Congratualtions I am so excited.

Cristina said...

Justine,

Just wanted to say congratulations and wish you the very best with this book. The video on Amazon is great!

Stephen Pope said...

Events are moving at lightning speed. White Van Man handed over book and bag just a few minutes ago. Within seconds of picking it up you can see that the layout and graphic design is superb. Yes, congratulations!

oxford-reader said...

It arrived at work at lunchtime and I spent my break leafing through the pages, taking it all in. I really need to find a decent bookmark - an old train ticket simply wont cut it with this book! I'm going to post a first impressions on my blog in a bit. Well done!

Stephen Pope said...

Love those (newly unearthed?) Chanel snaps mounted on parchment and re-photographed - works really well. You've brought together an absolute feast of great pictures!

Dash said...

Congratulations! Just ordered two copies of your book, one for me and one for my Belle Mere, after reading about it on Christina Lindsay's blog. Will have to wait for it as I am based in France, can't wait to read it.

Gondal-girl said...

congratulations Justine - love the video too. Have just posted a little on my blog about it, and writers and perfumes, would you be able to stop by and tell us all what perfume you wore while writing Chanel?

Lilacs In May said...

Congratulations Justine! The clip felt very intimate, you have a lovely voice, why don't we hear you on radio more?
My copy hasn't arrived yet, I wish it would hurry...

Half-heard in the Stillness said...

Congratulations!

My copy arrived this morning....WOOHOO!!!! :))))