Acquired via BookCrossing 19 Mar 2008 – from the Red Cross donation bags

An interesting memoir by a woman who grew up in Siberia and dared to try for a career in the fashion industry. She goes through various harrowing events and struggles and eventually achieves her dreams. I enjoyed this although one bit that annoyed was the slight harping on about esoteric experiences, which really didn’t have a place in what amounts to a tale of hard work by an immensely practical and resourceful woman.