diana vreeland: the eye has to travel

Why don’t you… dress up in your finest gear and watch the Diana Vreeland biopic The Eye Has to Travel?

I did this last night (alas, minus my most stylish getup) and cannot recommend this film enough. Even if you’re not the slightest bit interested in #fashun, the film provides a great insight into a truly remarkable character. While I don’t think I’m the most qualified to provide a critique of the film, what I do know is that I came away feeling awestruck, amazed, and absolutely inspired not only by the life that Diana Vreeland led but also what she achieved and created in her lifetime. From her visionary editorial spreads to the inclusion of arts and music features in fashion magazines, you could say her legacy is pretty much the fashion publishing industry as we know it today. If you have the chance, do not hesitate to go see this film!
I’ll leave you with some (probably loosely paraphrased) quotes from the film that stuck with me:
“There’s only one very good life and that’s the life you know you want and you make it yourself”
“It’s not the dress that matters, it’s the life you live while wearing it”
“The best thing about London? Paaaaaris!” (especially fun to say while putting on your best Diana Vreeland voice)
“Don’t be boring”


  1. Joy November 23, 2012

    i can't wait to watch this film!!

  2. That second quote is definitely something that stands out for me.

    • soph (owl vs. dove) November 23, 2012

      If I remember correctly, in the film it might have been when they were talking about D.V's relationship with Jackie O, so that makes it even more mind blowing! haha

  3. Sarah November 23, 2012

    Thanks for the recommendation! I'll be sure to check it out 🙂

    Sarah x

  4. Meera November 24, 2012

    Diana is such an icon for the fashion industry. I absolutely love these quotes. I cannot wait to see the movie! Thanks for sharing.

    xoxo, Meera | http://www.momentswithmeera.com

  5. Dark Blue Stripes November 24, 2012

    Thanks for sharing. Looks like a great biopic. I shall place it at the top of my must watch list. 🙂

    Christie x

    Dark Blue Stripes


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