Amazon Best Book of the Month, August 2015 (Ages 3-5)
“I really love that giraffe… I would definitely be interested in playing Mitford when the inevitable movie comes out.”—Gwendolyn Christie, “Brienne of Tarth” from Game of Thrones
“It’s at once a gentle satire of the fashion world and story intended to inspire kids to stay positive and follow their dreams.”—Wall Street Journal
"Since his humble baby beginnings on Instagram, Mitford has gone on to grace J.
Crew’s kids tees and more recently, the walls at French boutique Colette during Paris Fashion Week, and now, he’s getting his very own book: Mitford at the Fashion Zoo.”—InStyle.com
“Sassy and inspiringly drawn: a funny, captivating treat for the eyes and imagination.”—Kirkus Reviews
Mitford is a giraffe.
But not your everyday, live-on-the-savannah giraffe.
Mitford lives in the city.
But not your everyday, filled-with-people city.
This city is filled with animals.
Animals who like to dress up,
especially the animals who work at COVER magazine.
Mitford would do ANYTHING to work there.
But first Mitford must prove himself.
Can Mitford survive the Fashion Zoo?!
Donald Robertson is a Toronto-born/New-York based artist whose prolific career spans decades and industries. Robertson has been a career creative, most recently rejoining Estée Lauder on special projects. To his credit, Donald worked with the founders of MAC Cosmetics, where he helped launch VivaGlam and raise millions globally for the fight against AIDS. Subsequently trading in beauty for fashion, Robertson launched American Marie Claire before redesigning American Glamour with Conde Nast and Hearst.
In the past 18 months, he has focused on his solo art career after social media launched him into the global spotlight and the press nicknamed him the “Andy Warhol of Instagram.” His most recent interview by Lee Woodruff aired on CBS This Morning, adding to countless features in publications including CR Fashionbook, Vanity Fair UK, Vogue Korea, Vogue Brazil, Harper’s Bazaar, the NY Post, and InStyle Magazine, where he is a regular contributor. Additionally, recent highlights include the birth of his twin boys, Charlie and Henry, designing the summer windows at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City and being given free range by Linda Fargo, to art bomb the entire Women’s and Men’s store, having illustrations commissioned by the White House and Jo Carole Lauder to raise awareness for FAPE, multiple art shows at Colette in Paris, and collaborations with prolific fashion designers including Giles Deacon, Alice and Olivia, J. Crew, and shoe designer Kenzo.
Fast Company included Donald on their Most Creative People 2015 list. In 2014, the CFDA nominated him for the first-ever Fashion Instagrammer of the Year award and he had his first solo show at the Eric Firestone Gallery in East Hampton.