A RARE CHANCE TO PURCHASE DIANA VREELAND’S VISIONAIRE

SECOND OCTOBER, TWO THOUSAND AND TWELVE

As the documentary ‘Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel’ has just seen its worldwide release (with tons of raving reviews and personal recommendations), the lovely people at VISIONAIRE magazine have dug up some rare back issues of VISIONAIRE #37, originally released in February 2002. For those dear readers who don’t know it: it’s the most amazing issue of VISIONAIRE that ever saw the light of day! The VREELAND MEMOS is a collection of facsimile reprints of the famous editor’s internal notes to her staff at American VOGUE. Mrs. VREELAND typically spent her mornings at home, taking long baths while phoning her secretary who would kindly note down whatever her boss was either raving or fuming about that day. “For goodness sakes, beware of curls…” she would instruct her staff, including BARON DE GUNZBERG, Mrs. MELLEN and Miss MIRABELLA. Or: “I repeat again the importance of knee socks.” Or: “Our cover situation is drastic… I do not hear from anyone any idea or a suggestion of either a face or something that would be suitable… We are on the verge of a drastic emergency.” It’s pure fashion poetry that originally came in the form of paper notes that look just like bcc-ed e-mails – decades before e-mail became popular – that landed miraculously in the hands of VISIONAIRE thirty years later. They’ve made a limited amount of issues available again for a sympathetic $200 – but the offer only stands ‘til today, so please act quickly. It’s a delightful gift to oneself or a dear fashion-fanatic friend! Facebook  Twitter


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  1. Immi:

    If I hadn’t been eleven years old at the time, I would have bought this tenfold! Magnificent. I must now also make a friend at Aristocrat Embroidery, for purposes of use.

(Photography by Kacper Lasota.)


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