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I guess I fall somewhat into that latter camp?

She spent most of her time talking about her early life as a pampered housewife with little to no formal education. The Gracelin O’Malley Trilogy. 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.

Reads like a conversation. The genealogist Philippe Chapelin of genfrance. Thomas Reed Vreeland m.

This was a fun one, and hopefully will help get me back on the reading horse. She lived in such a bubble; it was surreal at times to read about her life experiences.

She also states she and doana sister were taken to the Louvre every Wednesday when they were young and vrdeland hours looking at the Mona Lisa. I veeland can’t seem to get out of bed for that kind of false indignation anymore. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Feb 18, Elizabeth added it. This book was a hoot as long as you remember that Diana Vreeland was definitely brought up privileged in a bygone era. Eat Pray Love 10th-Anniversary Edition. I stopped reading at about page 50 when it dawned on me that Diana Vreeland was the Paris Hilton of her time. Vreeland is a consummate name dropper and appears to have been independently wealthy and fashion focused all her life.


Back cover copy Brilliant, funny, charming, imperious, Diana Vreeland–the fashion editor of Harper’s Bazaar and editor-in-chief of Vogue–was a woman whose passion and genius for style helped define the daina of high fashion for fifty years.

As the author reveals towards the end, many of her charming anecdotes never actually happened; this is a book that’s more about capturing a mood and a tone of voice than it is relating historical events. Primates of Park Avenue. Aug 19, Jennifer rated it it was ok. Inshe was lauded in an article about social climbing in The New Yorker. The International Hall of Fame: I could happily turn back to page one and read it again and again. How to write a great review. She was completely focused on fashion; politically she was passive and indifferent.

Kennedy advice about clothing during her husband’s administration, and small advice about what to wear on Inauguration Day in Interesting to note that is how she felt, d.v.

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Once again, the fashion industry sucker punched me. I loved it- completely- and read it in about 2 days. To be “popular” means the common slob has the same tastes as you – not a good thing. She claims that flirtations and affairs are an expected part of society and keep life interesting. In Vreeland explained how she saw fashion magazines. Also she was known to have a huge collection of blackamoor pieces. You’ve successfully reported this review. She commented in that “[T]he bikini is the most important thing since the atom bomb “.


Sep 13, Jaimie rated it it was amazing. Her clients included Wallis Simpson and Mona Williams. We appreciate your feedback.

Imagine having been dressed by Coco Chanel herself! Before I Let You Go.

Equally fascinating is the way this book highlights how far d.v has come. I wanted to know how she made the transition from practically do nothing she had lots of servants- Vreeland noted, I’m paraphrasing, to my disgust that she was prepared to work at Vogue because she knew how to run a house full of servants to do almost everything kind of person.

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We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Reading this immediately after von Hildebrand’s memoir, her attitude feels treacherous. She became famous and powerful purely on the basis of her money and family. A Hard Act dina Follow Refresh and try again.

She has a whirlwind life jammed full of unbelievable experiences and devoid of any reflection or concern for personal responsibility. One example is a suggestion she made in the column, “Why don’t you The range of people she knew is beyond astonishing. She was also portrayed in the film Factory Girl by Illeana Douglas.