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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Get a Lifeis a fresh, unpredictable look at the life of one of the most influential artists and campaigners of our times. 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. 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. 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.

She knows she thinks differently than the status quo, and because of that, she sometimes must explain herself. Later that evening, I have dinner with the Dalai Lama who asks me about my meeting with Ban Ki-moon. While the diary was written, primarily, with the intention of warning people of the danger we’re in from climate change (a subject that feels particularly pertinent given fracking’s recent UK go-ahead, despite a rejection from Lancashire council), it is, as Vivienne puts it, also a great thing to do for yourself. 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.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'. 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. 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. 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.

remarked many times by Lee and John as the the one who introduced punk to fashion in the 70's and 80's. At yoga, I suddenly had the stunning revelation that Alice in Wonderland, a book written by Lewis Carroll, actually proves Einstein’s theory of relativity. She lives a busy, busy life - and as she records her daily routine we begin to get to know this woman - in an intimate productive way.This online magazine fuses the best high-end, progressive and luxury brands as well as independent designers. I’ve been a supporter of Leonard, a Native American who has been wrongly imprisoned for 35 years, for a long time. 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. 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. At the ceremony, Westwood was knicker-less, which was later captured by a photographer in the courtyard of Buckingham Palace.

Her career has successfully spanned five decades and her work has influenced millions across the world. 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. 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. 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. I totally admire her dedication and energy and can only hope to be that active when I reach her age!

Dame Vivienne Westwood is one of the icons of our age: fashion designer, activist, co-creator of punk, global brand and grandmother.

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.By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions.



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