I f*cking love Vivienne Westwood. The brilliant designer baits the press with gems like, "People have never looked so ugly as they do today regarding their dress." In addition to being the mother of punk, she's an outspoken activist to end global warming and consumption. So I was all types of glitter happy to see that Ecouterre, the eco-fashion website, compiled images of her with some of her delightfully brilliant musings such as:
I never look at fashion magazines. I find them incredibly boring. To me, reading a fashion magazine is the last thing I need to do. I've got books I need to read. More people should read books. It's the most concentrated experience you can have. You know, all those incredible geniuses concentrated their lifetimes' experiences in books. It's much better than chattering away to somebody who's never read anything and knows nothing at all.
—Vivienne Westwood in the November 2011 issue of Interview.
If you are unfamiliar with Westwood, she dressed the Sex Pistols and is often called the mother of punk. She has her own manifesto, Active Resistance Against Propaganda, that you can read here . For more Shit Vivienne Westwood Says fun, watch this interview she did with the New York Times:
She has inspired me to learn how to sew and make my own clothes, to love art, and to love myself.