“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.”—Diana Vreeland
Anna Wintour’s predecessor knew a thing or two about life, fashion and living. Responsible for taking Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue into mainstream publication and popularizing the circulation of the fashion magazine across the globe, Vreeland was known for fearlessly speaking her unedited thoughts aloud. What I really admire about her, though, is her zest for living. Instead of complaining about the wrongs in life, she set out to create the life she wanted to live. Vreeland spent every moment of the day living, not over analyzing or allowing fear to keep her from taking in each moment with a fresh perspective. She saw the challenges of life and business as opportunities to express her best and most highest self. At times, her solutions were received well and highly praised and at other times she fell flat on her face. But she wasn’t afraid of the fall nor did she allow the possibility of falling keep her from trying. This is true inspiration to me. To live life in such a way that you are fully present and grateful in each moment. Allowing these to open the door to your passions and creativity. Then maybe we won’t despise Mondays so much but instead see the day as a new possibility for a new beginning to a new creative moment. Mondays? Yes, I’m starting to look forward to it just a wee bit more…
Happy Monday Everyone!
P.S. If you are a fan of fashion and Vreeland, check out the documentary, The Eye has to Travel!