"I WASN'T A FASHION EDITOR. I WAS THE ONE AND ONLY FASHION EDITOR!"
(images via dianavreeland.com)
"The fashion world changes all the time. You can see the approach of evolution in clothes. You can see everything in clothes."
Where do I begin about the legendary Diana Vreeland? I remember some time about three years ago, I was browsing through the fashion bookshelf at my school's library. I used to think nerd is chic, and I still do. There were all these old titles that are out of prints. That's what I called hidden treasures. I remember seeing this red book with D.V embossed on the cover. I grabbed it by curiosity, and it became one of my favorite bedtime stories ever since.
Diana had a vision. Her aesthetic was to give people what they want before they even knew they want it. She was modern beyond her times. She saw something special in a person and she embraced it. Diana had always had an eye for talents: Barbara Streisand, Penelope Tree, Twiggy, Mick Jagger, Angelica Huston, you name it. Her Bazaar's column "Why don't you" brought about the most crazy yet visionary ideas about life, love, and above all, style. Harper's Bazaar UK is still embracing the column nowadays.
Diana is pure lengend. I could go on about Diana for days, but luckily the inspiring documentary "Diana Vreeland: The Eye Had to Travel" is opening in theatre this weekend. Now...
Why don't you dress in red and go see Mrs. Vreeland for yourself!