Get a Life: The Diaries of Vivienne Westwood

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Get a Life: The Diaries of Vivienne Westwood

Get a Life: The Diaries of Vivienne Westwood

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Beginning with a great sweep through those early decades of activism and fashion (activism in fashion) – rebelling through clothes at 430, Kings Road; plundering history for the Pirates collection; quietly shaping a manifesto that would later evolve into the Climate Revolution project – the idea is to access Vivienne’s point of view. I will surely remember this book but found it naive sometimes to believe you can do anything to influence few thousands people in the world who rule 7 billion. By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions. To be so full of energy and life at her age - and to rally against what you believe is detrimental to the future - environmental, creative and judicious. I decided to donate some money to the Green party, but now they are thinking of giving it back, having discovered I have a Luxembourg company that minimises my tax liabilities.

Westwood advanced from OBE to DBE in the 2006 New Year's Honours List for services to fashion,and had thrice earned the award for British Designer of the Year.At the ceremony, Westwood was knicker-less, which was later captured by a photographer in the courtyard of Buckingham Palace. In 1992, Westwood was awarded an OBE, which she collected from Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace.

I totally admire her dedication and energy and can only hope to be that active when I reach her age! I’ve been a supporter of Leonard, a Native American who has been wrongly imprisoned for 35 years, for a long time. Find your next must-read with the Serpent’s Tail newsletter and discover gripping crime and mystery from Viper Books. Not only was Vivienne Westwood a punk icon and fashion inventor, she was also an activist for climate change and a major supporter and friend of Julian Assange. Sometimes u may feel that her diaries are very hectic hence even more I'm proud of myself to get to the end of it and not dropping earlier.Later that evening, I have dinner with the Dalai Lama who asks me about my meeting with Ban Ki-moon. Reading Vivienne's thoughts, in her own words, is as fascinating and provocative as you would expect from Britain's punk dame - a woman who always says exactly what she believes. Her thinking on culture and the importance of engaging with the world to develop culture (not consumption) was very clear and inspiring. So, I figure that I should tell you all right now that if you enjoy biographies, if you enjoy women with conviction, and if you enjoy reading about politics, this is the book for you.

And, to clarify, nothing she says is of the hateful manner, so it's the little things like what does art really mean? What we have here then is a story of the last six years of Climate Revolution and the journey that got us there. I wish she'd simply written a real diary rather than 'dictated' one for an audience, as it feels to me in this case.Dame Vivienne Westwood is one of the icons of our age: fashion designer, activist, co-creator of punk, global brand and grandmother. hungry to learn more I planned to dive one era backwards to understand different inspirations and fashion world back then. Fashion designer, political activist, national icon: Vivienne Westwood sets down her unique vision of the world in her blog, Get A Life. This book is in the form of a journal that Vivienne kept from 2010 through 2016, containing drawings, art she admired and photographs.

Then again, Vivienne might be hanging out with her friend Pamela Anderson, or in India for Naomi Campbell‘s birthday party, or watching Black Sabbath in Hyde Park with Sharon Osbourne.You might find Vivienne highlighting tribal communities’ struggles to maintain the rainforest; another might see her visiting Julian Assange in the Ecuadorian Embassy, or driving up to David Cameron‘s house in the Cotswolds in a full-on tank. At last, I wanted to cry out, a celebrity who recognizes that politicians only care about themselves and who cares about the earth and who will actually do things about the things she cares about. Her career has successfully spanned five decades and her work has influenced millions across the world. I liked this but I didn't rate it higher only because I didn't always agree with some of her ideas and sweeping generalisations. remarked many times by Lee and John as the the one who introduced punk to fashion in the 70's and 80's.



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