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Diana Vreeland. ‘The One and Only Fashion Editor’

I wasn’t a fashion editor, I was THE ONE and ONLY fashion editor.

Diana Vreeland (1903 – 1989) is the visionary personality of the first years of fashion magazines (Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue), reinventing the job of a fashion editor with her great humour and enthusiasm.

Last year I discovered her autobiography, ‘DV’, written in 1984 and fell in love with her amazing stories she had lived in her times, discovering the great fashion icons we all know today and giving fashion such a strong impact.

The fashion world changes all the time. You can even see the aproaching revolution in clothes. You can see and feel everything in clothes.

This year was announced the launch of Diana Vreeland documentary film, ‘The Eye Has To Travel’ and I’m looking forward to it.  Here are only some of her most amazing quotes:

I’m a great believer in vulgarity – if it’s got vitality.  A little bad taste is like a nice splash of paprika.  We all need a splash of bad taste – it’s hearty it’s healthy, it’s physical.  I think we could use more of it.  NO taste is what I’m against.

You gotta have style.  It helps you get up in the morning.  It’s a way of life.  Without it you’re nobody. 

You’re not supposed to give people what they want, you’re supposed to give them what they don’t know they want yet.

There’s only one very good life. And that’s the life that you know you want and you make it yourself.

Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel – Official Trailer (HD) from Sawyer Studios on Vimeo.

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Founder of Rue des Trucs & Rue9 brands and e-boutique Studio Rue is mainly a blog about my interests, trips and creative projects that I love and support. Studio Rue is involved in styling, costume designing, fashion branding and editorial projects. Need an idea, word of advice, or you want to share your ideas with me, please feel free to contact me at

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