My review of Patricia Volk's Shocked is my first review of a memoir for the Jewish Book World. I looked forward to this assignment because I have a thing for the French fashion world, la haute couture, and so reading about how eccentric fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli influenced author Patricia Volk was going to be a treat no matter what.
Then the book arrived, and already I loved the book jacket. You can see it's pink (going along with Schiaparelli's love for outrageous pink) but it's also textured like a dyed exotic leather purse.
|Shocking by Schiaparelli was|
Volk's mother's favorite
perfume - the only real
link between the two women