Vintage DVF: ‘Book of Beauty’ Gems
I’m so into DVF lately, she’s kind of my new life guru. While I didn’t have an old one, she’s single-handedly changing my views on everything. After finding these photos of her on NY Mag and reading a review of her ”Book of Beauty” on Into the Gloss, I’ve concluded she’s a modern day, fabulous Yoda. She’s so wise and always has been; she wrote this book in 1976 and it is full of genius for living a healthy, beautiful, chic & sexy life. WE ALL WANT THIS. Unfortunately, it’s out of print, but you should check out the ITG post and see what you learn. Some of my favorite gems include:
1. What makes you attractive is being yourself, being natural, being unaware.
2. The easier your hair is to manage the happier you’ll be with it and the prettier you’ll feel.
3. It is more important to be pretty as a woman than to be fashionable.
4. One of the most important things about fashion is to dress as well as you can, look as attractive as you can, and at the same time be comfortable with yourself. Be easy about your clothes; forget about them.
5. The greatest natural enemy of women is insecurity. We all feel it and we all think we are the only ones who feel that way. How we deal with these fears determines to a great extent how effective we are in running our lives. Most women present a façade to the world and keep the insecurity locked inside.
Top photo: Screening of ‘Andy Warhol’s Flesh For Frankenstein’ at the Trans-Lux East Theater, New York, New York, May 1974.
9 o’clock Ball in the Rainbow Room – December 5, 1972.
Diane von Furstenberg and her husband, Austrian prince Egon von Furstenberg, standing in a city street, 1970s.
We can all agree to love this woman.
And here are some of my favorites from her fall collection. Shop it out!
photos + captions via NY Mag