From Viv with Love

I called this From Viv with Love but it probably should include “and a kick in the arse from the Dame” to all of us who are complacent. That is the Vivienne we admire after all.

I have to admit that I have read every book on Vivienne Westwood – I think she is a great creative force that we all can learn from. And now for the first time ever, Dame Vivienne Westwood has agreed to an authorized biography. Westwood will write and collaborate on this personal memoir with award-winning biographer Ian Kelly. Alongside her own personal story, the book will also feature contributions from her group of celebrity friends including Pamela Anderson, Naomi Campbell, Prince Charles, and Julian Assange.

Her biographer Ian Kelly said of the upcoming tome:

“Vivienne is much more than what you first see. She is passionately committed to human rights and to eco-politics, but as well as that I am keen to tell the truth about a huge-hearted, warm and witty individual, whose face and clothes are known the world over, but who is also recognizably the Derbyshire primary school teacher who met and fell in love with Malcolm McLaren and changed the world.”

The book is set to be published for October 2014. A must for any fashion lover.

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Christian has been a cultural and style junkie since the age of 6; while most kids were swiping cookies, he was swiping his grandfathers' Patek Philippe. Raised to appreciate art, fashion,design and  literature (yeah, this one actually reads) by a single mother fondly called Jackie-O. Christian quickly went from childhood cultural capital thief to academia protégé. Referred to as the cat's meow by some, too clever by half by others, Christian eschewed the academic life and ran away to join the circus -the fashion circus. Several well-appointed positions later and a career on the rise would be most people's dream but it was time to say fuck off and start all over again.

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