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Get a Life: The Diaries of Vivienne Westwood

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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. Sometimes u may feel that her diaries are very hectic hence even more I'm proud of myself to get to the end of it and not dropping earlier.

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. I enjoyed the diary, I have learnt a lot and was definitely inspired to open up to the world and culture more. Honestly, just from reading this book, I can tell that Vivienne Westwood is a wholly genuine person. And, to clarify, nothing she says is of the hateful manner, so it's the little things like what does art really mean?Later that evening, I have dinner with the Dalai Lama who asks me about my meeting with Ban Ki-moon. 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. 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. 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. 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.

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

I find her fascinating and whilst I don't always agree with her and can't see the point she is trying to make on many occasions; I was still looking forward to reading her 'diary'.

And then there are the personal colour photographs, fashion, celebrities, musings and reflections; the passion that is Vivienne Westwood. 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 need to admit I learned many things about topics which should be very close and important for all of us. By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions. You might find Vivienne highlighting tribal communities’ struggles to maintain the rainforest; another might see her visiting Julian Assange in the Ecuadorian Embassy, or driving up to David Cameron‘s house in the Cotswolds in a full-on tank. 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.

Beginning with a great sweep through those early decades of activism and fashion (activism in fashion) – rebelling through clothes at 430, Kings Road; plundering history for the Pirates collection; quietly shaping a manifesto that would later evolve into the Climate Revolution project – the idea is to access Vivienne’s point of view. 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. 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. Her thinking on culture and the importance of engaging with the world to develop culture (not consumption) was very clear and inspiring.

In 1992, Westwood was awarded an OBE, which she collected from Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. Get a Lifeis a fresh, unpredictable look at the life of one of the most influential artists and campaigners of our times. I wish she'd simply written a real diary rather than 'dictated' one for an audience, as it feels to me in this case. This online magazine fuses the best high-end, progressive and luxury brands as well as independent designers. Fashion designer, political activist, national icon: Vivienne Westwood sets down her unique vision of the world in her blog, Get A Life.

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