The Eye Has to Travel: Part Deux

One New Yorker who many have admired over the years is Diana Vreeland.  You might remember my post on the book about her life and career, The Eye has to Travel.  It was written by Lisa Immordino Vreeland who is married to Diana's grandson, Alexander Vreeland.  Since she is part of the family, Lisa was able to comb through the family's vast archives and gain access to many who knew Mrs. Vreeland personally.  Out of the research came the idea for a documentary by the same name that will be released in New York and Los Angeles on September 21, 2012.  It will feature video interviews of Diana Vreeland that have rarely been seen.  What I loved most about Mrs. Vreeland is that she had to go to work to help support her family and did it with gusto.  She exemplifies the can-do attitude of New York and definitely motivates me to always keep moving. 

“My feeling was that she has been misunderstood. Everybody knows this external side of Diana Vreeland,” explains Immordino Vreeland. “When people talk about her, they talk about her looks and her mannerisms. I wanted to show how serious she was, the texture of the woman.”