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Get a Life: The Diaries of Vivienne Westwood

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By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions. 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. I’ve been a supporter of Leonard, a Native American who has been wrongly imprisoned for 35 years, for a long time. 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.

remarked many times by Lee and John as the the one who introduced punk to fashion in the 70's and 80's. 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. 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. Before I read this book, I think I just kind of figured that fashion designers were just high-class citizens who uphold a bourgeois status, not really socially and culturally aware.I totally admire her dedication and energy and can only hope to be that active when I reach her age! In 1992, Westwood was awarded an OBE, which she collected from Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. 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.

This online magazine fuses the best high-end, progressive and luxury brands as well as independent designers. 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. I wish she'd simply written a real diary rather than 'dictated' one for an audience, as it feels to me in this case.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.What we have here then is a story of the last six years of Climate Revolution and the journey that got us there.

She knows she thinks differently than the status quo, and because of that, she sometimes must explain herself. Very motivating read, to Vivennes's way of thinking and the time she devotes for environmental causes.

Since then, she has written two or three entries each month, discussing her life in fashion and her involvement with art, politics and the environment. 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. And then there are the personal colour photographs, fashion, celebrities, musings and reflections; the passion that is Vivienne Westwood.

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