For The Hungry - Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel
Posted on 17 July 2013
“There's only one very good life and that's the life you know you want and you make it yourself.”
These words really stuck when I heard them, as I was just asking myself the same question. Not that I'm complaining, but I was rather burnt out from the frenetic pace of the last six months. I was in desperate need of some rest and inspiration, neither of which I was succeeding in finding. So last week, I went to a screening of The Eye Has To Travel, a documentary chronicling the colourful and fantastical life of Diana Vreeland. It was just what I needed. And I loved it so much, I got all the girls in the office to watch it with me again!
Famously, the eccentric editor of Harper's Bazaar (1936-1967) then Vogue (1962-1971) she is responsible for bringing the Costume Institute back to life (1971-1989) and influencing generations of fashion and culture. She was the first Fashion Editor as we know them today! As a person, I think she's an extraordinary character; so voracious, brave, energetic, candid, crazily original and tireless in bringing her visions to life. Not to mention her great sense of humour, she has a wonderful way of telling stories where everything is 'marvelous' and her witty gems warrant their own post altogether! "My little lingerie shop had brought down the throne!"
So if you're hungry for inspiration, here you go. It will be an hour and a half very well spent!