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She also states she and her sister were taken to the Louvre every Wednesday when they were young and spent hours looking at the Mona Lisa.

Interesting, but not good. May 15, Suzanne rated it liked it Shelves: I feel very conflicted about this memoir.

Retrieved September 11, She scorns traditional women’s clubs and pastimes. Primates of Park Avenue. This is stream of consciousness at it’s best and it’s worst. It is a conversation. She often visited Paris, where she would buy her clothes, mostly from Chanelwhom she had met in Inshe was lauded in an article about social climbing in The New Yorker.

Aug 16, Emily rated it did not like it Shelves: It doesn’t make me angry, reading about her privileged life, the way some reviewers here on Goodreads are. Carmel Snowthe editor of Harper’s Bazaarwas impressed with Vreeland’s clothing style and asked her to work at the magazine.

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I wish the editors, TWO of them, would have taken a firmer hand with the text.

Their bravado and fearlessness is astounding. Another problem I had with the story being told in her own words, was the way she exoticized people of color. I think like 3 or 4 pages into the book, she is eiana a room in her Hanover terrace mansion and mentions the yellow on the wall was like the yellow on a chinaman’s face.

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Julie NewmarVida Boheme Patrick Swayze gives a copy of Vreeland’s autobiography to a thrift-store clerk and tells him to “commit sections to memory”. I guess that is better than describing them as white trash? Like Syrie Maugham and Elsie de Wolfeother society women who ran their own boutiques, Diana operated a lingerie business near Berkeley Square. Really, her turns of phrase are the reason to dv this book.

The greatness and the horribleness of it all thus average out to 3 stars. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Sep 26, Betty Mars rated it it was ok Shelves: From page one, Ms.

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The misunderstanding came from the abbreviation “7bre” in her bulletin de naissancewhich Diana took to mean “July” but is actually shorthand for “September”, “7 does not mean July but seven, that is French ‘Sept. Earrings of fuchsia and peach.

One stays quiet and marvels. She exemplifies modern feminist diqna. Once again, the fashion industry sucker punched me. This is a typical fashion book – there is brief obligatory praise of transsexuals in the s! It happens way too much in fashion just this week: By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.

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I’ll Drink to That. I kept waiting for her to describe someone as being “a real jew” when acting stingy. How to write a great review. I think this book appeals to a very narrow group of people.

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I’ve been meaning to read this ever since seeing it referenced in To Wong Fu Thanks for Everything Julie Newmar, which is one of my favorite movies ever. The quality of her character is questionable, but she is not boring.

Selected Novels Volume One. I guess I fall somewhat into that latter camp? As such it is highly relevant reading for our times. She was editor-in-chief from until This book was a hoot as long as you remember that Diana Vreeland was definitely brought up privileged in a bygone era.

Vreeland makes many claims that may or may not be true, but this book is so incredibly entertaining!