Diana Vreeland

Since the fashion week just started in New York it seemed rather appropriate to watch the documentary about Diana Vreeland, the great fashion innovator who began her career at Harper’s Bazaar in The Big Apple.
Diana_VreelandBy the way her eccentric personality reminds me of Iris Apfel, particularly when you see these two shots together …
Iris-Apfel

I thoroughly enjoyed the movie and wanted to share some of the quotes that caught my attention. Some are rather hilarious, others just remind you that you are the creator of your own life.

“I am as practical as Bloomingdales”

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To the question “how does one become Diana Vreeland” she answered:
“The first thing to do my love is arrange to be born in Paris”

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“There’s only one very good life. And that’s the life you know you want and You make it yourself.”

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“At 17 I knew what a snob was. And I also knew snobs don’t get my number”

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“The best thing about London is Paris”

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“None had a better sense of luxury than Coco Chanel”

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“I was going through money like someone was going through whiskey if they were an alcoholic”

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“Style is everything. It helps you get up in a morning. It helps you get down the stairs. It’s a way of life. Without it you are nobody. And I’m not talking about clothes”

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“I once heard someone saying: I shall die very young. How young …I don’t know. Maybe seventy, maybe eighty, maybe ninety ….but I shall be very young”.

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These are just a few wisdom pearls from her fascinating life. If you have an opportunity – definitely would recommend watching this movie. If you already have – feel free to leave a comment:)

Have a lovely day!
Jolita x

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