Fashion Reads: D.V.


Wow. What a phenomenal woman. This whole memoir is a long story-telling of Diana Vreeland’s crazy and wonderful adventures. With an opening story involving Jack Nicholson in Paris, and others including happenings with royalty and amazing designers, you can imagine that Diana’s life was full to bursting with creativity, laughter, and wild fun.

Rather than following along to a direct timeline, we jump around with Diana Vreeland over decades of her life as she lives and travels between London, Paris, and New York. It’s not really about keeping up with her life leading up to Vogue; it’s more about seeing each adventure in her life as a guide to her love for beautiful things. Her use of adjectives and exaggerations is completely compelling; you find yourself instantly wishing to visit exotic places or see a style of dress Diana deemed long-gone.

I read the entire memoir in her voice, as if listening to a long interview with DV herself. Very similar to the documentary Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel (I recommend watching this as well!), which is on instant watch via Netflix. Definitely a must-read for anyone interested in fashion.

{ image via Barnes & Noble }


Fashion & Film: The September Issue

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What a great insight into a world we’re incredibly obsessed with. No day goes by that I don’t dream of the day I can move to New York City and work for this publication. And the thing is… This is MILLIONS of girls’ dream – which is scary. What could possibly make me any different from all of those other girls?

But, no matter what, I keep a positive view on it. If that’s the dream, I’ll continue to pursue it.

On another note, this is definitely a great watch and an intimate view into the life of Vogue and its queen, Anna Wintour. Available to watch instantly on Netflix.