Monday, September 24, 2012

Diana Vreeland

The other night we went to see "Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel" all about the famous editor of both Harper's Bazaar (1937-1962) and Vogue (1962-1971) not to mention becoming the consultant to the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in 1971.

Overly rouged with a fabulous outlook on life, she was extremely quotable..for example: "There's only one really good life, and that's the life that you know you want, and you make it yourself!" or "The only real elegance is in the mind; if you've got that, the rest really comes from it".

I first became aware of who she was as a teenager because in the 1957 movie musical "Funny Face", the character of Maggie Prescott (as portrayed by the divine Kay Thompson) was based on Vreeland. Go and see it if you have any interest in Fashion, style or just plain fun...Trust me it has Pizazz!!

A print of this piece can be purchased by visiting my Etsy store at


Caitlyn Dailey's ArtBlog said...

The color is outstanding!

Laura Duarte said...

I love this! Can I post it on the facebook/twitter for the Diana Vreeland Estate and the facebook for the film?
What a great sketch!
I will be sure to link it back to your tumblr account.

Laura Duarte
Social Media for the Diana Vreeland Estate

Shiu Pei Luu said...

I love this!!!

Anonymous said...

We just bought this print at WonderCon in Anaheim. Loved the film and love this capture of Diana. Her spirit is alive in this piece of art.
Thank you so much.