Inspiration: Diana Vreeland

Over the weekend I watched the documentary, Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel. I felt the need to take notes, as the film was filled with continuous truths and inspiration. The importance she puts on extra-ordinary, transformation, originality, using weaknesses as strengths, and empowerment through style was just what I needed as I've been wading through my own goals, purpose of my own work, and image I put forth. Later, Jonas and I Googled her name to confirm suspicions that she was a Libra (yep!), and discovered a site of Diane Vreeland quotes. Here are some of my favorites:

“There’s only one thing in life, and that’s the continual renewal of inspiration.”

“I think when you’re young you should be a lot with yourself and your sufferings. Then one day you get out where the sun shines and the rain rains and the snow snows and it all comes together.”

“Where Chanel came from in France is anyone’s guess. She said one thing one day and another thing the next. She was a peasant—and a genius. Peasants and geniuses are the only people who count and she was both.”

“Vogue always did stand for people’s lives. I mean, a new dress doesn’t get you anywhere; it’s the life you’re living in the dress, and the sort of life you had lived before, and what you will do in it later."

“I think part of my success as an editor came from never worrying about a fact, a cause, an atmosphere. It was me—projecting to the public. That was my job. I think I always had a perfectly clear view of what was possible for the public. Give ‘em what they never knew they wanted.”

To be contented—that’s for the cows.”

“One thing I hold against Americans is that they have no flair for the rain. They seem unsettled by it; it’s against them: they take it as an assault, an inconvenience! But rain is so wonderfully cleansing, so refreshing, so calming...”

“Lighting is everything in a color.”

“Black is the hardest color in the world to get right—except for gray...”

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