High Notes

The best thing about hand-written, or even typed, notes are that they are lasting physical samples of someone that can be kept forever. We enjoyed the piece in Elle Decor this month about legendary Vogue editor Diana Vreeland, who was famous for her ‘pronouncements on all things chic- so it’s not surprising that her in-house memos to fellow staffers are filled with her irresistibly readable opinions, directives, and ecstatic tidings of new trends.’

“This is the year of the ribbon.” “Let’s start now using big hats.” “Please be sure and note that every shoe has a strap around the ankle.”

These memos have been collected and can now be seen in Diana Vreeland Memos: The Vogue Years.

From Elle Decor (p.78)

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