Get a Life: The Diaries of Vivienne Westwood

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Get a Life: The Diaries of Vivienne Westwood

Get a Life: The Diaries of Vivienne Westwood

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I’ve been a supporter of Leonard, a Native American who has been wrongly imprisoned for 35 years, for a long time. Not only was Vivienne Westwood a punk icon and fashion inventor, she was also an activist for climate change and a major supporter and friend of Julian Assange. So, I figure that I should tell you all right now that if you enjoy biographies, if you enjoy women with conviction, and if you enjoy reading about politics, this is the book for you. 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'. Vivienne Westwood began Get A Life, her online diary, in 2010 with an impassioned post about Native American activist Leonard Peltier.

Get a Lifeis a fresh, unpredictable look at the life of one of the most influential artists and campaigners of our times. While the diary was written, primarily, with the intention of warning people of the danger we’re in from climate change (a subject that feels particularly pertinent given fracking’s recent UK go-ahead, despite a rejection from Lancashire council), it is, as Vivienne puts it, also a great thing to do for yourself. Very motivating read, to Vivennes's way of thinking and the time she devotes for environmental causes. Her thinking on culture and the importance of engaging with the world to develop culture (not consumption) was very clear and inspiring. 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.At the ceremony, Westwood was knicker-less, which was later captured by a photographer in the courtyard of Buckingham Palace.

I will surely remember this book but found it naive sometimes to believe you can do anything to influence few thousands people in the world who rule 7 billion. 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. 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. I need to admit I learned many things about topics which should be very close and important for all of us.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. She knows she thinks differently than the status quo, and because of that, she sometimes must explain herself. 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. This book is in the form of a journal that Vivienne kept from 2010 through 2016, containing drawings, art she admired and photographs. 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 totally admire her dedication and energy and can only hope to be that active when I reach her age! At last, I wanted to cry out, a celebrity who recognizes that politicians only care about themselves and who cares about the earth and who will actually do things about the things she cares about. I enjoyed the diary, I have learnt a lot and was definitely inspired to open up to the world and culture more. Spanning six years of Climate Revolution, fashion and activism, the book is as provocative as you would expect from Britain’s punk dame.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.



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