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How Bazaar! Our Vreeland-themed Salon

On Tuesday we returned to Drink, Shop & Do for the first of our series of summer salons. Our guest speaker was Amanda Mackenzie Stuart, author of a truly fascinating and insightful biography of the great Diana (Dee-ahna) Vreeland, editrix supreme and the force behind the Met’s famous fashion exhibitions.

Here’s a little excerpt from our introduction:

Amanda worked as a screenwriter for an independent film producer before writing her first biography, Consuelo and Alva Vanderbilt: The Story of a Daughter and Mother in the Gilded Age and her brilliant biography Diana Vreeland: Empress of Fashion was published by Thames and Hudson earlier this year… Diana Vreeland was made for a life in fashion – her entire philosophy corresponded perfectly with fashion’s – she essentially Photoshopped her own life, emphasising the good – her glamorous childhood in Paris – and erasing the bad – her husband’s love affairs, her deep-seated insecurities about her looks.

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Win a copy of Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel!

The first Pamflet salon of the summer season is with Amanda Mackenzie Stuart, author of Empress of Fashion: A Life of Diana Vreeland and to give the proceedings even more pizzazz, we’ve wangled three copies of Lisa Immordino Vreeland’s beautiful photographic account of Mrs V’s life and work, The Eye Has To Travel, to give to three lucky salon attendees.

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All you have to do is purchase your ticket via the button below and you’ll be entered into the draw – we will give the winners their copes at the salon on Tuesday July 2nd.

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SALON 1: HOW BAZAAR / ON THE COVER OF A MAGAZINE…

bazaar***THE SALON IS NOW SOLD OUT! TICKETS TO THE NEXT TWO SALONS WILL BE ON SALE ON MONDAY 1 JULY***

The first in our series of summer salons takes place on Tuesday 2nd July with Amanda Mackenzie Stuart, author of Empress of Fashion: A Life of Diana Vreeland. Amanda will be talking to us about Diana’s life and work and how she came to write this comprehensive biography in an evening of bookchat and wine at our favourite venue, Drink, Shop & Do in Kings X.

We have long been fascinated by Mrs V, arch-editrix and tastemaker extraordinaire. She was the ultimate example of how clothing can be used to construct a better, truer version of yourself. Her influence can still be felt today – although no-one has ever come close to surpassing her vision, creative courage or pizzazz.

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