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Discover THE PARIS SECRET with Natasha Lester

Natasha Lester THE PARIS SECRET Kimberly Crisman-Campbell WORN ON THIS DAY author photos cover art

Creating Conversations is delighted to invite you to join international bestselling author Natasha Lester in conversation with Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell discussing Dior, the attire and attitudes of the female pilots in the Air Transport Auxiliary, and more insights into Natasha's latest, The Paris Secret!  A wardrobe of Dior gowns, a secret kept for sixty-five years, and the three women bound forever by war …The Paris Secret is an unforgettable story about the lengths people go to protect one another, and a love that, despite everything, lasts a lifetime.

Natasha worked as a marketing executive for L'Oreal before penning the New York Times and internationally bestselling novel The Paris Orphan. She is also the author of the USA Today bestseller The Paris Seamstress. When she's not writing, she loves collecting vintage fashion, traveling, reading, practicing yoga and playing with her three children. Natasha lives in Perth, Western Australia.

Kimberly is a fashion historian and author of Fashion Victims: Dress at the Court of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette (2016 Costume Society of America Award winner) and Worn On This Day (2019, Running Press). She has appeared as a fashion commentator on many media outlets, is a former People magazine fashion and entertainment reporter, and current contributor to the Wall Street Journal,, and She lives in Los Angeles, CA.

This event will be held on-line, and is open to readers in all time zones; registration is required.

Event Date: 
Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 6:00pm
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
The Paris Secret Cover Image
ISBN: 9781538717288
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Published: Forever - September 15th, 2020

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Orphan comes an unforgettable historical novel about a secret collection of Dior gowns that ties back to the first female pilots of WWII and a heartbreaking story of love and sacrifice.

England, 1939: The Penrose sisters couldn't be more different. Skye is a daring and brash pilot, and Liberty the one to defy her at every turn. Even if women aren't allowed in the Royal Air Force, Skye is determined to help the war effort. She's thrilled when it reunites her with her childhood soulmate, Nicholas. She's less thrilled to learn Nicholas is now engaged to an enigmatic Frenchwoman named Margaux Jourdan.


Paris, 1947: Designer Christian Dior unveils his glamorous first collection to a world weary of war and grief. He names his debut fragrance Miss Dior in tribute to his beloved sister Catherine, who forged a friendship with Skye and Margaux through her work with the French Resistance.


Present Day: Fashion conservator Kat Jourdan discovers a priceless collection of Dior gowns in her grandmother's vacant cottage. As she delves into the mystery of their origin, Kat begins to doubt everything she thought she knew about her beloved grandmother.

Worn on This Day: The Clothes That Made History Cover Image
ISBN: 9780762493579
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Published: Running Press Adult - November 5th, 2019

This stunning visual guide is a journey of discovery through fashion's fascinating history, one day at a time.
Beginning on January 1st and ending on December 31st, Worn On This Day looks at garments worn on monumental occasions across centuries, offering capsule fashion histories of everything from space suits to wedding gowns, Olympics uniforms, and armor. It creates thought-provoking juxtapositions, like Wallis Simpson's June wedding and Queen Elizabeth's June coronation, or the battered shoes Marie-Antoinette and a World Trade Center survivor wore to escape certain death, just a few calendar days apart.
In every case there is a newsworthy narrative behind the garment, whether famous and glamorous or anonymous and humble. Prominent figures like Abraham Lincoln, Marilyn Monroe, and the Duchess of Cambridge are represented alongside ordinary people caught up in extraordinary events. Beautifully illustrated throughout, Worn On This Day presents a revelatory mash-up of styles, stories, and personalities.

The Paris Seamstress Cover Image
ISBN: 9781538714775
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Published: Forever - September 18th, 2018

The Paris Orphan Cover Image
ISBN: 9781538764893
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Published: Forever - September 3rd, 2019

The Way We Wed: A Global History of Wedding Fashion Cover Image
ISBN: 9780762470303
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Published: Running Press Adult - December 1st, 2020

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