Thursday, 31 December 2009

Diana Vreeland

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Diana Vreeland was initially known for her 'Why Don't You...' column which she wrote for Harpers Bazaar. Diana was loved for her joie de vivre lines such as 'why don't you have your cigarettes stamped with a personal insignia' and 'why don't you rinse your blond child's hair with dead champagne...'. She would later become editor-in-chief of Vogue. She was credited with the discovery of it-girl Edie Sedgwick and also assisted then First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy (Jackie O) with her style.

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As soon as I watched 1957 film, Funny Face, I knew the character of Maggie Prescott (played by Kay Thompson) was fashioned after the inimitable Diana Vreeland. Afterall, it was she who coined the expression 'pizazz'.


'I loathe narcissism, but I approve of vanity' - Diana Vreeland

4 comments:

Liz.Blog said...

Fantastic post! Best wishes for a great 2010 New Year.

WilliamsWest said...

thank you! I wish you the same..have a great year ahead...xx

Tiffany said...

Great post.

Happy New Year.

WilliamsWest said...

Happy New Year Tiffany...xx