Those of you who have read ‘The Making of Henri Higgins’ will know who Angelina is. Those who haven’t – I don’t think it’s too much of a spoiler to let you know that Angelina is Elizabeta’s daughter, who dreams of being a designer. There’s just one thing stopping her (in the eyes of society) – she has down syndrome.
So you can imagine my delight when I came across the story of Isabella Springmuhl, a Guatamalen woman who is chasing her dream of being a design and is so good at it she was at London Fashion Week last year. Oh, she also just happens to be down syndrome.
You can find out more about Isabella’s story and her designs at her website.
And you can read about Angelina and what happens to her in The Making of Henri Higgins, now on sale!
He thought it was all a game…until he grew accustomed to her face.
Henri Higgins is bored by everything – his life, his work, even the models he regularly sees socially (and privately). So when a close friend suggests a high-stakes, friendly competition, a ‘fame’ game, Ree leaps at the opportunity for a little shake-up in his daily routine. The rules are simple: the competitors are to take the first person that they meet at a certain time and make them as famous as possible within two weeks.
But Ree doesn’t expect Elizabeta.
Elizabeta Flores del Fuego has a plan. An office manager by day, she moonlights at a number of creative Canberra businesses by night to learn all she can about the fashion industry and put her in the best place possible to help launch her beloved daughter, Angelina’s design career. Cleaning the office of Higgins Publishing is just one of those jobs, but when Henri Higgins offers her a week’s worth of work and a paycheque large enough to get Angelina Designs on its feet, it’s an offer she can’t refuse.
But Elizabeta doesn’t expect Ree, and neither expect the lessons in love they’re both about to learn.
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