Actor, writer and comedian Elsa Majimbo has coupled up with Valentino to collaborate on her new book, The Alphabet For Kids and Adults, and thanks to her self-explanatory title, there's no second-guessing as to what this book is about.
In the creative's classic humourist tone, the book takes the reader through the alphabet from A - Z with two definitions for each letter, one for children and one for adults. Thanks to the - quite literal - double meanings of each letter, the book isn't targeted at one specific age group either; you don't have to be old or young to enjoy Majimbo's writings (but you do have to have a sense of humour). Asserting Majimbo's comedic style and relevance amongst young creatives, Valentino referred to the publication as 'A testament to Elsa's quick comedy and innate understanding of what excites people and what makes them laugh.' And if we can only agree on one thing, let it be that we all deserve a bit of humour after the monstrosity that was 2020.
Majimbo said of the collaboration, 'I am so happy to have the support of my Valentino family in presenting this special book to the world. They believed in and loved the project and supported me on it. I'm so excited to share my first book with the world, and I'm extremely happy to have my entrance to fashion be with a phenomenal fashion house. Real recognised real.'
Over the last year, Majimbo has been having her moment in the spotlight, featuring in Martine Rose's S/S 21 film and has also been interviewed by 90s supermodel Naomi Campbell. She first dominated the internet during the beginning of the worldwide quarantine last March, using her imagination and relatable sense of humour to capture the internet's mass audience, making her move with one crisp at a time, (the majority of her videos involve her eating some type of crisp). Known to offer fresh and youthful perspectives on the world around her (the internet star is only 19), The Alphabet for Kids & Adults is no exception, with Majimbo using it as another fresh take on the world around her to embrace a new adventure - the world of luxury fashion.
The Alphabet for Kids & Adults will be launched worldwide on March 20th 2021, and although not available for sale, it will be produced in limited quantity and made available to select friends of Maison Valentino and friends and fans of Majimbo.