Born as Diana Dalziel in France, her publishing career began in 1937 with Harper's Bazaar and ended as editor of Vogue. She was known to many fashionistas as the “Empress of Fashion” right to her demise.
Her name in the industry was Diana Vreeland, and she once said “too much good taste can be boring” and this from a lady who made it to the International Best dressed list.
With the fashion shows are in full swing, many miss seeing the woman always was seated on the front row and dictated what the world would be wearing the next season.
“The Eye Has to Travel” is a film charting the life and work of Diana Vreeland, who is an enigma who wore her sweaters backwards. However, when she spoke or nodded all of 7th Ave, Paris. Milan, London and the masses listen.
She was instrumental in developing the super model such as Twiggy and Jean ‘the Shrimp’ Shrimpton) and fashion photogs such as Richard Avedon and Irving Penn as household names.
Fired from Vogue in 1971 due to a difference of opinion in the magazine’s future, she kept fashion alive as the professional mentor to the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The documentary tells Vreeland’s story from childhood in Europe through to her Vogue years and is filled with antidotes from fashion designers, models and celebrities.
One designer handbag that would get the nod of approval from Ms. Vreeland would be the authentic Louis Vuitton Epi Ombre. This is definitely a chic and sophisticated in a silhouette of a modernist shaped tote prefect to carry essentials for work or otherwise.
The Louis Vuitton Epi Ombre is a find since it has long been discontinued and considered rare.This is the tote that will last and forever retain its good looks due to its water resistant grained black leather. Only Louis Vuitton has the patent Epi leather, enhanced by smooth leather trimming and its embossed initials crafted near the bottom of the bag.
The base of the bag is rounded and stands without tipping over.
The highlight to the Ombre bag is its contrast of materials with its shiny double oval shaped resin art deco inspired handles for easy toting.
The interior offers ample space and is lined in grey Alcantara microfiber. One open patch pocket is on the inside wall.
The authentic Louis Vuitton Epi Ombre is made in a simple and sleek design that even Diana Vreeland would give the thumbs up too and used for heading to the offices of Vogue.