Words….and their extravagance

You don’t have to be born beautiful to be wildly attractive – Diana Vreeland

Diana Vreeland began her now legendary 25 year tenure at Harper’s Bazaar, writing a column of audacious advice & extravagant ideas that helped redefine American women and 20th century fashion.

way ahead of her time
way ahead of her time – sounds like good practical advice to me!

A few quotes: “The bikini is the most important thing since the atom bomb”

“You gotta have style to get up in the morning”

“The first rule that a geisha is taught, at the age of nine, is to be charming to other women…Every girl in the world should have geisha training.”

There’s only one very good life and that’s the life you know you want and you make it yourself,” Vreeland famously said.  And she devoted herself to this infectious, all-encompassing idea that you could make yourself as interesting – as fabulous-as you wanted.  Why be boring? She also, luckily for us, never seemed to say anything that didn’t qualify as a perfect (not to mention totally Tweetable!!) little life quote.

What a life, what a fabulously stylish life!

dvJohn Esten is the author of “Diana Vreeland, why don’t you, Bazaar Years”

Personally speaking – it’s a Bazaar world!

Vogue, Elle, InStyle, W, Allure, Harper’s Bazaar and their various world counterparts give you the very best of the very latest stylish clothing & beauty trends. But if I had to choose only one magazine per month I would have to go with Harper‘s Bazaar.  Here are my list of reasons why:

We love the September Issues.
We love the September Issues.

When Harper’s Bazaar was launched as a weekly journal in 1867, it was the first version of the modern fashion magazine in America and possibly the world.

Bazaar’s assemblage of photographers, artists, designers and writers deliver a “sophisticated” perspective into the world of fashion, beauty and popular culture bar none!  The photography is unparalleled.

The incomparable DianaVreeland (the eye has to travel) was the editor from 1936 – 1962 among other notables like Carmel Snow.

The “style at every age” pages are for those ranging from their 20’s to 70’s+ (a wider appeal than most other magazines).

Stories are kept short and to the point & I’m attracted to the COVERS.

September Issue for Subscribers
September Issue for Subscribers

I just had to show you the difference between buying the magazine on the newsstand and getting it sent by subscription.

So why don’t you subscribe?