We all were Andy Sachs once

“Devil wears Prada” has quotes for every occasion.

Emily: You don’t deserve them, I mean you eat carbs, for Chrissake!

Nigel: Okay. Now, Chanel. You’re in desperate need of Chanel.

Jocelyn: [at a board meeting over the April issue] Well… they’re showing a lot of florals right now, so I was thinking…
Miranda Priestly: Florals? For spring? Ground breaking.

Emily: I’m sorry, do you have some prior commitment? Some hideous skirt convention you have to go to?

Nigel: Oh, never mind. I’m sure you have plenty more poly-blend where that came from.

Miranda Priestly: I need 10 or 15 skirts from Calvin Klein.
Andy Sachs: What kind of skirts?
Miranda Priestly: …please bore someone else with your questions.

Miranda Priestly: …You have no sense of fashion…
Andy Sachs: I think that depends on…
Miranda Priestly: No, no, that wasn’t a question.

Miranda Priestly: Find me that piece of paper I had in my hand yesterday morning.

Nigel: Let me know when your whole life goes up in smoke. Means it’s time for a promotion.

Nigel: There’s a scale. One nod is good, two nods is very good. There’s only be one actual smile on record and that was Tom Ford in 2001. If she doesn’t like it she shakes her head. Then of course there’s the pursing of the lips.
Andy Sachs: Which means?
Nigel: Catastrophe.

Emily: I have Patrick!

The best one is the “cerulean blue” speech. It was one of the first entries I published on the blog (you can find it here). I’ve memorized the speech and I’m looking forward to spontaneously saying it to someone:

Miranda Priestly:  Something funny?
Andy Sachs: No. No, no. Nothing’s… You know, it’s just that both those belts look exactly the same to me. You know, I’m still learning about all this stuff and, uh…
Miranda Priestly: ‘This… stuff’? Oh. Okay. I see. You think this has nothing to do with you. You go to your closet and you select… I don’t know… that lumpy blue sweater, for instance because you’re trying to tell the world that you take yourself too seriously to care about what you put on your back. But what you don’t know is that that sweater is not just blue, it’s not turquoise. It’s not lapis. It’s actually cerulean. And you’re also blithely unaware of the fact that in 2002, Oscar de la Renta did a collection of cerulean gowns. And then I think it was Yves Saint Laurent… wasn’t it who showed cerulean military jackets? I think we need a jacket here. And then cerulean quickly showed up in the collections of eight different designers. And then it, uh, filtered down through the department stores and then trickled on down into some tragic Casual Corner where you, no doubt, fished it out of some clearance bin. However, that blue represents millions of dollars and countless jobs and it’s sort of comical how you think that you’ve made a choice that exempts you from the fashion industry when, in fact, you’re wearing the sweater that was selected for you by the people in this room from a pile of stuff.

source: imdb

//La traducción al español estará disponible esta misma tarde//

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It’s always fun talking about “Devil wears Prada”

I found this article because Miss at la Playa was linked on it (the Runway covers I made) and I found it funny and interesting. I already knew many of the things told on it, but it was fun remembering all the hype that surrounded the book and the film. It may be just another film, but there hasn’t been a better film about fashion since Devil wears Prada (Sex and the City and Confessions of a shopaholic were so bad)

FAQs of Devil wears Prada

In what ways is the book’s Miranda Priestly similar to Vogue’s Anna Wintour?
Even though The Devil Wears Prada author Lauren Weisberger has never publicly admitted to basing her character Miranda Priestly on her former Vogue boss, there are a handful of unquestionable similarities. The Anna Wintour Devil Wears Prada true story reveals the following parallels:
-Both Miranda from the book and the real life Anna Wintour are British.
-Both serve as the editor-in-chief of a major fashion magazine.
-Both worked at their magazine’s overseas counterpart before being transferred to New York (Miranda at French Runway and Wintour at British Vogue).
-Both have a fashion quirk (Wintour wears large, dark sunglasses while in the book Miranda sports a white Hermès scarf).
-Both enjoy playing tennis.
-Both have two children.
-Both serve on the board of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
-Both have marital problems that end in divorce.
-Both are known for their cold, cutthroat personalities.
-Both have nearly identical offices (which prompted Wintour to redecorate hers)

Anna Wintour’s real offices and Miranda Priestly’s

Did Wintour really attend the movie’s premiere?
Yes. Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour wore a Prada dress to a special advance screening of The Devil Wears Prada in New York. Meryl Streep described her as being “very, very cordial” when the two were introduced at the movie’s premiere. “We chatted, briefly,” said Streep. “She was very gracious. I think the book was probably more upsetting to her than the film.”

What did Anna Wintour think of the movie?
The day after she attended the premiere of The Devil Wears Prada, Anna Wintour’s spokesman issued a statement about the film, “She thought it was very entertaining. It was satire. What’s not to like?” (guardian.co.uk) In a Barbara Walters Anna Wintour interview, the Vogue editor-in-chief conveyed her reaction to the movie by saying, “I thought the film was really entertaining. Anything that makes fashion entertaining and glamorous and interesting is wonderful for our industry. So, I was 100 percent behind it” (ABC News).

How did author Lauren Weisberger land a job at Vogue?
Lauren landed her job as Anna Wintour’s assistant by utilizing her own creativity. She mocked up her résumé to look like a magazine. She then submitted it to Condé Nast Publications and within days she was hired as Ms. Wintour’s assistant. –The New York Times

Is it true that top fashion designers were afraid to appear in the movie?
The true story behind The Devil Wears Prada reveals that only one designer, Valentino Garavani, actually appeared as himself in the movie (ReelzChannel). It has been reported that Vogue’s Anna Wintour warned major fashion designers to not accept their invitations to make cameo appearances. Yet, no hard evidence of such warnings can be verified. However, the absence of these individuals in the movie may be sufficient evidence in itself.

[read the rest here]

PD: No he tenido tiempo de traducirlo todo al español, lo siento! :)

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