Afiya Francisco is a Style Expert, television and fashion personality, speaker, and brand ambassador. The Style House is a multimedia platform designed to help women approach their personal style with confidence, simplicity & joy. 

On the Bookshelf: Grace: A Memoir

As the Creative Director at Vogue, Grace Coddington has long been a rock star of sorts in the fashion industry – her book Grace: Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue (2002) reached cult status, now out of print, copies fetch up to $4000 on Amazon. Nevertheless, the buzz remained behind the scene and her name familiar only among ardent fashion watchers until The September Issue, the acclaimed documentary that highlights the creation of the most important and largest issue of the year (2009), which catapulted Grace into bonafide international celeb territory.

Her latest title Grace: A Memoir is written with the same candor and charm that endeared Grace to audiences and her account of a childhood spent in Anglesey, an island of the coast of Wales, paints a picture that gives insight to the romantic β€œtravelogues” that are her signature.

If Wintour is the Pope . . . Coddington is Michelangelo, trying to paint a fresh version of the Sistine Chapel twelve times a year.
— Time

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