4.30.2008

Style Icon: Diana Vreeland

You know that book "When I am An Old Woman I Will Wear Purple?" My version would be "When I am An Old Woman I Will Be Diana Vreeland." Known for
her impeccably eccentric and chic sense of style, Diana was the be-all end-all of all things fashion for much of the 20th century. Vreeland was born in Paris to British parents, so chic-ness was, naturally in her very bones. She rapidly ascended from a columnist for the New York Times to Fashion Editor for Harper's Bazaar and later the Editor in Chief of Vogue. All that can be said is here at Urban Flea, we worship Ms. Vreeland, and every hallowed step she made through the fashion universe.










A note: Vreeland was also a mistress of the quote. For your reading pleasure, dear readers, here are some of her bits of her fashionable wisdom:
"Blue jeans are the most beautiful things since the gondola."
"Elegance is innate. It has nothing to do with being well dressed. Elegance is refusal."
"I loathe narcissism, but I approve of vanity."
"Pink is the navy blue of India."
"The only real elegance is in the mind; if you've got that, the rest really comes from it."
“Too much good taste can be boring.” (my personal favorite!)

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

great idea - I hope you post more - can you tell me why diana vreeland was fired from vogue? thanks... LR

Anonymous said...

The seventh picture down is Nan Kempner, not Diana Vreeland. Although Vreeland did once call Kempner the "only chic American woman."

The Sale Rack said...

what an elegant woman

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