Taking your fashette from coo-coo to Coco is serious business these days. Barbies come clad in Reem Acra, Zac Posen, DVF and Anna Sui. Marc Jacobs has introduced a 'lil luxe line (in case your daughter isn't Dakota Fanning). And, miraculously Cookie hasn't even folded. So what to do if you've exhausted, "This Little Piggy Went to Prada?" Grab a copy of Elizabeth Matthews' "Different Like Coco" mais oui! It's Gabriel Chanel's 'rags-to-riches' story illustrated and saccharined for children aged 5 - 9.
While it may not be entirely true to her story, it's far chic-er than "The Cat & The Hat." And maybe, had it been around earlier, I might've traded in my red stripes for some pearls a bit sooner.
Different Like Coco, $16.99, bn.com