mrs. vreeland

As I was flying down the 134 today, on my way home from an afternoon spent seated blissfully beside my brilliant writing partner, a most interesting truth unexpectedly emerged from the cloudy sky above me and slowly bored its way into the depths of my brown bobbed skull…and that truth is this:

The women that I consider to be the CHICEST women who’ve ever lived didn’t dress to impress men. In fact, what men thought or wanted didn’t play into the equation AT ALL.

No, the CHICEST fucking women in the world dress to impress OTHER WOMEN.

Okay, and GAY MEN.


As for me, I am guided, emboldened, and inspired by the FIERCE, MAGNIFICENT, VISIONARY Mrs. Vreeland — through whose bio doc I BELLY WEPT from beginning to end.

I am now going to share with you one of the most significant lessons I have learned in my life…and it came straight from the staunch, stylish, handsome lips of DV herself. Changed my life, it did.


“You don’t have to be born beautiful to be wildly attractive.” — Diana Vreeland

About muffybolding

Muffy Bolding is a mother/writer/actor/knitter/feminist/withered debutante who likes the smell of asparagus pee, and remains obsessed with the bathroom hygiene of her three children -- despite the fact that they are 23, 19, and 16. She is blissfully married to a cute Jewish boy who looks like Willie Wonka, but remains tragically in love with the dead poet, Ted Hughes. She has the mouth of a Teamster, and her patron saint is Rocco (pestilence relief.) Ms. Bolding lives in Southern California, where she enjoys typing words, making movies, and plucking the rings from the fingers of the dead. She was the co-creator and Editor-in-Chief of the award winning satire zine, Fresno Lampoon, and in between writing screenplays, carnival barking, and savagely threatening her trio of darling larvae with a wooden spoon, she currently publishes the zine, "Withered Debutante." More of her work can also be found in the anthology, "Mamaphonic: Balancing Motherhood and Other Creative Acts", the compilation zine, "Mamaphiles III: Coming Home", as well as in The Cortland Review and She is currently writing and producing for film and television, and working on a book of essays entitled, "Inside A Chinese Dragon." She has slept around, but not nearly as much as she would have liked.
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1 Response to mrs. vreeland

  1. Marisa says:

    YES. THIS. I utterly adored “The Eye Has to Travel”. She’s my fashion heroin – I mean, heroine.

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