Mimi’s Brainbreaker Week; These images are taken 30 years apart. Which one is your favorite?
Ours is the left one!
Left; Diana Vreeland in her home photo by Jonathan Becker in July 21, 1979 for Vanity Fair Magazine (getty images)
Right; Sarah Jessica Parker photographed as Diana Vreeland for Harper’s Bazaar by Peter Lindbergh in March 2009 (via harpersbazaar)
With Halloween being celebrated, we’ll put our focus on Christmas.
As new journalist at Harper’s Bazaar, Diana Vreeland started Why don’t you… in what would soon become a cult column. This holiday special appeared in the December 1936 issue, in which Vreeland asks “Why don’t you buy your wrapping paper at the Japan Paper Company?”, “Why don’t you go to Dazians prop shop for your table decorations?”.(Photo: D.R., with kind permission from the Musei Civici Veneziani.)
Mrs Vreeland’s Christmas gifts suggestions, december 1936.
MIMI BERLIN PORTFOLIO: SPECIALS Department of Special Products; Anything we find inspiring to make: Presentations, Movies, Pictures, Sculpturettes, Assemblages etc.
Q&A after watching the documentary film on Diana Vreeland. At the IDFA 2011 at the Tuschinski Theatre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.