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Blow by Blow: The Story of Isabella Blow

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If you love fashion, then chances are you know about Isabella Blow.  Oddly beautiful and eccentric, she was always easy to spot with her Philip Treacy hats and haunting eyes.  Born of aristocratic ancestry, her life was not as easy as it would appear on the surface.  She began her thirty-year career in fashion as Anna Wintour’s assistant at Vogue and had an eye for fashion.  Her unique taste is credited with launching the careers of Philip Treacy and Alexander McQueen. It’s so sad that her beloved Alexander McQueen and she shared the same fate of ending their lives in suicide.

Blow by Blow: The Story of Isabella Blow is written by Isabella’s husband, Detmar Blow.  The two met in 1988, were engaged sixteen days later and remained married until her untimely death.  With the help of Tomy Sykes, Detmar Blow paints a portrait of Isabella that few have seen.  They give insight to the behind-the-scenes- world of fashion and high-society.  The enduring love that Detmar felt for Isabella comes through in his writing and this book, a last act of a lifetime of love.

Blow by Blow: The Story of Isabella Blow is available for purchase on

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2 Responses to “Blow by Blow: The Story of Isabella Blow

  1. Sha! says:

    Absolutely LOVE this! I have yet to read this! There’s another book but I’m going to have to snatch this one first.

    I am SOOOO happy that you covered this book. Honest. Isabella Blow was a star.


  2. sherine says:

    was JUST talking about these 2 books. well written! long live isssssy!


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