Diana Vreeland: An Original Opinion on Just About Everything

Wednesday, 26th of November, 2008:

The Design Public features this popular photo of Diana Vreeland and another infamous quote: “I want this room to be a garden - but a garden in hell.” See also The Design Public: Hollywood Regency 101

Vreeland was one of the most outspoken women among our style Icons. If I think about it, there’s probably a positive correlation between becoming an Icon and following your own creative instincts. 

Icon status comes to only a few people in life.

The rest of can be very happy as self-actualized people.  I believe that finding our Inner Artist is essential to discovering our true selves. We’re not all painters and composers. Some of us are patchwork-makers and needlepointers.

The challenge is to find a passion that relaxes and inspires us … something we can say — this is an expression of ME, of my sense of color, my sentiments, my vision.

Research has shown that when women indulge in self-discovery, we not only find ourselves to be happier … but so are all the people who live with us.  Self-sacrifice does not bring joy for people in our orbit, unless we really and truly make those sacrifices from a good  and loving place in our hearts and minds.

When our generosity is buried in resentment and strident reminders of how no one appreciates us, everyone suffers for years.

New Anne of Carversville linking blogs we discovered researching this post:

Home Channel: The Design Public, and Bluetramontana Style

Élan Channel: Bobble Bee  and iCING on GalaDarling