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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I wish she'd simply written a real diary rather than 'dictated' one for an audience, as it feels to me in this case. Her thinking on culture and the importance of engaging with the world to develop culture (not consumption) was very clear and inspiring. 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.

Honestly, just from reading this book, I can tell that Vivienne Westwood is a wholly genuine person. 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. hungry to learn more I planned to dive one era backwards to understand different inspirations and fashion world back then.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.

Vivienne does not talk about Fashion as long as it's not connected to her second (if not first) love in her life which is climate revolution and politics. 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. Get a Lifeis a fresh, unpredictable look at the life of one of the most influential artists and campaigners of our times. I find her fascinating and whilst I don't always agree with her and can't see the point she is trying to make on many occasions; I was still looking forward to reading her 'diary'.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 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. 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.

I need to admit I learned many things about topics which should be very close and important for all of us. While it's not a comprehensive biography--we have Ian Kelly to thank for that--it is as close as we can get to the inner workings of her mind. 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. Dame Vivienne Westwood, DBE, RDI (born Vivienne Isabel Swire) was a British fashion designer largely responsible for bringing modern punk and new wave fashions into the mainstream. Her career has successfully spanned five decades and her work has influenced millions across the world.In 1992, Westwood was awarded an OBE, which she collected from Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. 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 enjoyed the diary, I have learnt a lot and was definitely inspired to open up to the world and culture more. Find your next must-read with the Serpent’s Tail newsletter and discover gripping crime and mystery from Viper Books.



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