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Kennedy advice about clothing during her husband’s administration, and small advice about what to wear on Inauguration Day in She is chatty and funny and a great raconteur. Turn your child into an Infanta for a fancy-dress party? Looking for beautiful books? That is just so patently wrong it’s absurd. May 15, Suzanne rated it liked it Shelves: Reading this immediately after von Hildebrand’s memoir, her attitude feels treacherous.
I’d been recommended this book before but only just now got around to reading it since I saw the trailer for “The Eye Has To Travel. Sep 26, Betty Mars rated it it was ok Shelves: Now That You Mention It. Full of delicious quotes and name dropping. Sure, she may not be telling the utmost truth about her life – and she admits that – but even so she’s clearly had an extraordinary one.
Superficial, artificial, and appallingly aristocratic she may be, but Vreeland’s high camp persona unfolds on the page as pure comic gold. Oct 16, Breeland rated it it was ok Shelves: But it is difficult not to have great fondness for a book with lines like “Lettuce is divine, This book is the literary equivalent of cotton candy The quality of her character is questionable, but she is not boring.
Hell, I wanted eiana know more about her time at Harper’s and Vogue, the Met even.
It was a slow start on this one. Not sure what they were expecting in the first place. Even upon reflection years later. The back yard garden is half an acre. She’s vain and self-centered and likable and smart and name-drops like it’s her job. Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. In JanuaryVreeland was featured in her future employer, Voguein a roundup of socialites and their cars.
Obviously all that jet setting around the world, and designer clothes and jewels and servants etc stem from great wealth, but she never explicitly mentions it. Her old-fashioned ideas on women and race made for some uncomfortable reading. I guess that is better than describing them as white trash? She seems somewhat of an exhausting personality. In Vreeland explained how she saw fashion magazines. The leap from Edwardian England to Reagan’s America in the 80’s is a large one.
The poor editing and the casual racism really weaken my enjoyment of the book, though. She keeps it light, silly, and ridiculous. In spite of being extremely successful, Diana Vreeland was paid a relatively small salary by the Hearst Corporationvreelanf owned Harper’s Bazaar. She claims that flirtations and affairs are an expected part of society and keep life interesting.
D.V. by Diana Vreeland
Books by Diana Vreeland. She says, “I got these from Diana Vreeland. Remarks like “Unshined shoes are the end of civilization” and the famous “Pink is the navy blue of India” make Vreeland seem superficial. Oct 24, Nancy Loe rated it it was ok Shelves: Or being in the hotel in Munich when fourteen were murdered by Hitler’s officers.
Apparently no one fact checked this book because she claims she and her sister were also two of the last people to see the Mona Lisa before it was stolen on August 21, We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Diana Vreeland was a noted columnist and editor in the field of fashion. Jan 31, David Jay rated it it was ok. The ensuing society scandal estranged Vreeland and her mother, who died in September in Nantucket, Massachusetts.
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Despite Vreeland getting an F in race relations. Feb 22, Mary rated it liked it. What a life she led. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Diana Vreeland. Lady in the Dark — Biography of a Musicalp. She had a business and felt a responsibility to work.