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The Resource Butterfly on a pin : a memoir of love, loss and reinvention, Alannah Hill

Butterfly on a pin : a memoir of love, loss and reinvention, Alannah Hill

Label
Butterfly on a pin : a memoir of love, loss and reinvention
Title
Butterfly on a pin
Title remainder
a memoir of love, loss and reinvention
Statement of responsibility
Alannah Hill
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Unflinching, funny, shocking, inspiring and tender: this is a story like no other. Alannah Hill, one of Australia’s most successful fashion designers, created an international fashion brand that defied trends with ornamental, sophisticated elegance, beads, bows and vintage florals. But growing up in a milk bar in Tasmania, Alannah’s childhood was one of hardship, fear and abuse. At an early age she ran away from home with eight suitcases of costumes and a fierce determination to succeed, haunted by her mother’s refrain of ‘You’ll never amount to anything, you can’t sew, nobody likes you and you’re going to end up in a shallow grave, dear!’At the height of her success, Alannah walked the razor’s edge between two identities – the ‘good’ Alannah and the ‘mongrel bastard’ Alannah. Who was the real Alannah Hill? Reprieve came in the form of a baby boy and the realisation that becoming a mother not only changes your life, but completely refurbishes it, forever. Yet 'having it all' turned out to be another illusion. In 2013 Alannah walked away from her eponymous brand, a departure that left her coming apart at the seams. She slowly came to understand the only way she could move forward was to go back. At the heart of it all was her mother, whose loveless marriage and disappointment in life had a powerful and long-lasting effect on her daughter. It was finally time to call a truce with the past. This extraordinary book is the fierce and intelligent account of how a freckle-faced teenage runaway metamorphosed into a trailblazer and true original
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10667918
Cataloging source
VHOB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hill, Alannah
Dewey number
746.92
Illustrations
illustrations
Literary form
non fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hill, Alannah
  • Fashion designers
  • Fashion
  • Businesswomen
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a memoir of love, despair and reinvention
Label
Butterfly on a pin : a memoir of love, loss and reinvention, Alannah Hill
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000062215035
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
325 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781743794258
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1033545405
Label
Butterfly on a pin : a memoir of love, loss and reinvention, Alannah Hill
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000062215035
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
325 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781743794258
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1033545405

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