“There’s only one good life, and that’s the life that you want. And you’ve got to get it yourself” Diana Vreeland says in the documentary/film The Eye Has To Travel.
[A very catchy line for all the students in Holly Becker’s e-course BlogBoss this month, including myself!]
I saw the film yesterday and again this morning. Full of mind blowing visuals, lingering statements, passion, action and most of all: Allure! What a woman she was! She was different from anything anybody had ever encountered and maneuvered herself into being the style oracle of America and beyond, I mean, at some point she was Vogue.
She embraced the world, brought it into her work, nothing was strange, everything interesting, everybody beautiful. The one thing you couldn’t be was boring; if need be make something up, but don’t be boring. ‘Faction’ is a word she invented, the mix of fact and fiction.
And I just love it, the world she created. I wish there was more to come, but sadly she died in 1966.
Still relevant, a true inspiration. Check her out. http://www.dianavreeland.com