The adventures of Lily Max, a schoolgirl at Middle Lakes Normal, who is crazy about fashion. When she hears the school ball has a prize for best-dressed costume, she comes up with her most daring designs yet...but reckons without her arch-enemy, Violet Hughes. The author Jane Bloomfield says, "I hope my books inspire children to be creative and a little experimental with fashion - not to be afraid to rock their own style. Lily Max is her own person, she's probably the type of girl I wish I'd been - doggedly determined against all odds, and outspoken."
Shortlisted for New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults: Junior Fiction 2016.
"Funny, quirky & hugely enjoyable ... a great book for young style junkies and budding designers." --Isobel Marriner, NZ Herald Canvas Magazine Best Books 2015 issue. "I loved the humour, the clothes & the storyline." --Caitlin, 10 "Lily Max's sorry letter to Violet made me laugh till I cried!" --Lexi, 9 "Watch out! Lily Max is just OUTRAGEOUS," --Miss Sprotts, approx 250 "Can I pre-order Book 2 please?" --Xara, 8 "If you're a fan of Lauren Child, Victoria Azaro and Alan Bradley's precocious child characters then you'll thoroughly enjoy Jane Bloomfield's first book Lily Max: Satin, Scissors, Frock." --Maria Gil