07 November 2010

often imitated

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you must be wondering- does the staff at little augury spend countless hours looking for these things constantly?
why, No. the staff does not- meaning-I do not.
it just happens- I see: then it comes to me.

today this:







&  then this





 DV-current for 2011, so modern and "chic" i defy anyone to call me on the use of chic here.










never duplicated.
individual Style never really is-  

Diana Vreeland-for PRADA Resort 2011.



the Prada images from style.com
the Vreeland images- from DIANA VREELAND by Eleanor Dwight

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14 comments:

  1. her taste was surely timeless,
    if not before her time.
    great photos,
    by the way,
    of mrs. vreeland.
    i'm familiar with the first one by louise dahl-wolfe,
    but not the last three.

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  2. CKid- I have noted that the other Vreeland images came from the book by Eleanor Dwight- check the end of the post. Yes she was an original. pgt

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  3. I often used to see D. Vreeland when I worked in The Arden salon in New York, She always looked bazar, and her make-up quite overdone, but always amazing,and chic to a fault, looking at herself in a long mirror, half turned as tho she was on one leg. We don't seem to have women like that anymore
    so many women are frightened of not being in fashion, and not being individuals.
    Stephen Glass London

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  4. it's themes repeating though they way in which they are worn completely changes. it's also the attitude that is galaxies away from the modern to the older. the older seems more and is spontaneous. the modern is stiff and planned ..why, because the story has already been "told".
    ps: thank you for the comment you left - pls explain what you meant ..can we email?

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  5. Stephen, I love this. I put her on such a pedestal that I can not quite envision that she was among us! thank you for this description- and I can imagine her well- and Chic to a Fault, well said! Gaye

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  6. Prada did the most beautiful brogue (and the hardest shoe I have ever worn) 13 years ago. They should have revisited it for this collection.

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  7. hobac- sometime we must suffer for fashion, I know 13 years ago I was much more willing and able. Seems they dipped into archives on this those of DV. xo, Gaye

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  8. 'tho i'd nominate about six dozen of your posts for this honor, prob., this must be one of your true top tens, dearest pgt

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  9. VT, really? and so glad you liked it. pgt

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  10. Very astute of you, Little Augury, to make these connections!
    You're not missing anything, are you?
    As for Mrs Vreeland at the salon in London, I was told (years ago)
    a story of Mrs V's emphatic instructions to a hairdresser, which amounted
    to two words only: " LACQUER IT!!"
    When asked to clarify, she added: "Like a CHINESE BOX."
    Which is exactly what they gave her.

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  11. Honestly all your posts are so good and I agree with Victoria. There are at least six dozen. It is lucky for us they get better with each and every post.

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  12. Diana was (and still is) inimitable. I have to think that's because she was always herself. She never cared what the herd thought or if she did, she didn't let it dictate her tastes. She really couldn't be anything but a stand out original. She was born to it. I just adore her!

    H.H.

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  13. Hill house! Correct!!! She was always "herself"!!

    Completely correct!


    I must not be the first to think of this!!

    YOUR POSTS MUST BE MADE PERMANENT!! BOOK!

    THEY MUST BE IN A BOOK!

    THAT WE CAN HOLD IN OUR HANDS.....AND READ!

    EVERYONE HAS TO HELP!

    I have no idea whatsoever~ I am just learning that being a "storyteller" is a gift!

    BOOK!!

    Friends in high places! HELP!!!
    Penelope

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    1. Penelope-you are too too kind, from your voice to God's ear!

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