Get a Life: The Diaries of Vivienne Westwood

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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. 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. She corresponded with Leonard Peltier for many years and worked for his release from prison. She had the essential attribute of curiosity and read widely on many subjects. She also did her reading in bed, which I was glad to hear because I do, too. Her wit and compassion were endless. Her death at the end of last year was a tragedy, but she left us so much. Stunning production qualities alone make this book very collectable. And then there are the personal colour photographs, fashion, celebrities, musings and reflections; the passion that is Vivienne Westwood. Vivienne Westwood began Get A Life, her online diary, in 2010 with an impassioned post about Native American activist Leonard Peltier. 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. Yoga. I am rewriting my manifesto as I have inexplicably left out a section on Gaia. 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. Andreas thinks I might be on to something and says: “Wow, everything is connected.”

Vivienne Westwood is someone who says exactly what she thinks – all the time,” says Mark Ellingham, publisher at Profile Books and Serpent’s Tail. “That’s what makes her diaries so compelling. You never know what she’ll be writing about nor what she’ll choose to say about it.’ Please report metadata errors at the source library. If there are multiple source libraries, know that we pull metadata from top to bottom, so the first one might be sufficient. For the past six years, fashion designer Dame Vivienne Westwood has written an online diary documenting her adventures in fashion, art and climate change activism. Get a Life: The Diaries of Vivienne Westwood, Westwood, Vivienne, Very Good Condition Book. Width : 14.4 cmHeight : 4.2 cmLength : 22 cmAuthor : Westwood, Vivienne. Publication Date : 2016-10-13. List Price : 16.99.Support authors: If you like this and can afford it, consider buying the original, or supporting the authors directly. However, with that being said, it's a little hard to review somebody's innermost thoughts! 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.

Everyone knows it: Vivienne Westwood is a goddess. But how did she transcend her mortal status? Aside from her visionary, arresting designs, what blows our minds about Westwood is her eternal youth. It’s not just her trendiness and her hot hubby. It’s her unwavering progressiveness. It’s her ability to see our world a little differently than most people, to hold on to some sort of child-like wonder over her surroundings. It’s her belief in the possibility of a different world, of a better world.

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Vivienne Westwood began Get A Life , her online diary, in 2010 with an impassioned post about Native American activist Leonard Peltier. 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.

Honestly, just from reading this book, I can tell that Vivienne Westwood is a wholly genuine person. She's outspoken. She fights for what she believes in. 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. Vivienne Westwood shook me to my foundations. 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. She was a breath of fresh air. Westwood had 11 exclusively-owned shops in UK; four in London, and one in Bicester Village, Leeds, Liverpool, Newcastle, Glasgow, Manchester and Nottingham. She also has showrooms in Milan, Paris and Los Angeles. MD5 of a better version of this file (if applicable). Fill this in if there is another file that closely matches this file (same edition, same file extension if you can find one), which people should use instead of this file. If you know of a better version of this file outside of Anna’s Archive, then please upload it. The godmother of punk has got a new book on the way. Entitled Get a Life: The Diaries of Vivienne Westwood, the book “spans six years of Climate Revolution, fashion and activism” according to the publisher. What a woman. In the grand scheme of things, I've only just gotten interested in her fashion line, so when I saw the flyer for her new book, I knew I had to buy it and read it. Every morning, I'd get up with a cup of coffee, and I'd read a year from her life. 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. She knows she thinks differently than the status quo, and because of that, she sometimes must explain herself. What better way to do that than with a diary-format autobiography?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... Taking action is something Westwood does all the time – earlier this week she hit headlines for criticising the British Museum, calling for it to end its controversial sponsorship deal with oil and gas company BP. “As the impacts of climate change are being felt more forcefully around the world, it is vital that prominent public institutions like the British Museum play their part in minimising the environmental impacts of their activities...” she said.

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