1.12.10

Art | The Allure of Diana

Psynopsis Dianna Vreeland Allure
'People can't get over people.'

Did I say wish list? Actually, I don't have one, need one… because a) I buy everything I fancy over the year anyway (and can’t ask poor J & S to spend any more money on me), b) I don't agree with the whole 'spend, spend, spend' attitude for Christmas, and c) I'm just a happy, content person (okay, wishful thinking)… I actually did buy myself a quite wonderful book recently (see!), which is not only fun to look at ('the visual road has been overtraveled and overcrowded' anyway says Mme Vreeland). I mean, the lady's got something to say (and many stories to tell). And how could one not be allured by thoughts like 'I think laying out a beautiful picture in a beautiful way is a bloody bore. I think you've got to blow it right across the page and down the side, crop it, cut it in half, combine it with something else… Do something with it.' I hear you, Diana!

What do you think, Christmas present potential?

'Allure' by Diana Vreeland

20 comments:

..R May A.. said...

ooh it would be lovely as a christmas present :)
loving your blog!! x

Dancing Branflake said...

1. I totally am with you on the whole wish list thing. I always just buy what I want. Surprise me!
2. That book and the stories in it sound fabulous.

vint junky said...

I l.o.v.e her thinking!
I think this may be a potential prezzie for me to Sabine ;)

xxx

Vintage Vixen said...

I so agree, Sabine! I buy what takes my fancy and hate Xmas madness. Fabulous book, such a witty and inspirational woman. xxx

Kellie W. said...

Oooh, this book looks really interesting! I'll have to flip through it the next time I'm at the bookshop!

Clare said...

What a great find! And I agree. We need to start being more frugal over the holidays.

drollgirl said...

well it looks fabulous!

and i lose my mind at those that think everything should be pretty. it is such a snore. pretty is fine and all, but the real fun is finding beauty in ugly, unorthodox, or unusual things. for reals!

ok, i'll get off my soapbox now!

tanvii.com said...

I have the same attitude as you when people expect you to shop 'coz it is the 'season' to shop I am just plain turned off to shop. And I too shop whatever I want throughout the year so what's the point of a wish list. P.S. Allure definitely has some gift potential! :)

Zarna said...

i totally have the same attitude i don't believe christmas means "spend, spend, spend" - although i do like to buy once nice thing over the holidays!

jemina said...

That book is brilliant!!!

Kisses
J
xoxo

Marinka said...

I think it's sounds great, I have never read the book before ( I know what a shame :P) But it seems really interesting !

yiqin; said...

Lovely! :)

Sleekit said...

I love a good coffee table book, put it on my christmas wish list for sure!

Sleekit x

ediot said...

i like spending. especially on others.
but i do agree with you- there are a lot of things I buy for myself too, on my last birthday i bought an external harddrive the day before and that was what my boyfriend did too.. he got a bit disappointed with me. but i just thought- i need this now! which i really didn't..
this book looks nice dear. haven't seen it before.
x

WeShop said...

This book sounds wonderful. I know exactly which friend I'm going to get this for. xx
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Melissa~ said...

that quote, opened my eyes. Thanks for share.
And thanks for your comment and for understand me :)

Kisses!

Maddy said...

Love that quote! I, for one, have always been the type to draw neatly in the lines and I see that, especially with my photos. But I do feel the urge to spice it up a bit. I always said I wasn;t a creative person, but now I think I do have a creativity muscle, I just need to exercise it a little more often :)

Couture Millinery Atelier. said...

Se was divine, wasn't she! And I can not believe you still have no Christmas list!!! :-))) Christmas list is the first thing I do in early december along with my New Years resolution list. Find it very usefull and Santa finds it very helpfull.:-)

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

That looks like a fabulous book! Definitely makes a nice little present :) xoxo

Cindy Whitehead said...

Great reminder that I have yet to buy this beautiful book!