Throwback to the most iconic Princess in History
As you might had already noticed, Martina Vincenzo's first collection is inspired by Princess Diana. We would like to honor her not only with that, but also with our inaugural blog post.
Let's put this in her own words:
"I don't go by the rule book... I lead from the heart, not the head."
Not so long ago, Diana was alive and brave enough to break the rules and walls for a warmer and equal world. Surpassing any country borders, Princess Diana has remained in everyone hearts and memories. Her moral and ethical standards along with her constant humanitarian efforts made her famous for the best reasons. Despite her association to the royal family that ignited the media attention and got her name famous, Diana used that power wisely in benefit of others and her beliefs.
Diana touched countless lives and it was truly her acts of kindness that cemented her legacy. Let's remember the most inspiring ones:
1. Diana broke the Royal Protocol to be the People's Princess, by fully abandoning the wearing of gloves.
She valued direct human contact with no biases. Either by holding the hands with people she visited in hospices, as with people she met during public engagements. Diana also defined that hats were against her causes, explaining:
"You can't cuddle a child in a hat."
2. April 1987: Diana visits the Middlesex Hospital, in London, and was the first to shake hands with a patience with AIDS.
As she famously said:
"HIV does not make people dangerous to know. You can shake their hands and give them a hug, heaven knows they need it."
3. Diana was an active Red Cross volunteer the patron of British Deaf Association and many other humanitarian associations.
Communication was so important to her that she learnt sign language as well. She was keen to show deaf people that she cared about them and felt that she could do so by communicating with them in their own language.
Another most known humanitarian action of her was in 1997, in Angola, bringing awareness to the landmines. During that time, she visited a prosthesis clinic in Huambo and walked the streets of Kuito, meeting the victims of land mines and discussed the shortage of prostheses.
Reminding her words back then:
"I have all this media interest, so let's take it somewhere where they can be positive and raise a situation which is distressing, like this."
These are just very few examples of her acts during her short time with us. Diana was constantly part of Humanitarian causes as declared during a discussion in Royal Bompton Hospital:
"I make the trips at least three times a week, and spend up to four hours at a time with patients holding their hands and talking to them. Some of them will live and some will die, but they all need to be loved while they are here. I try to be there for them."
We miss you Diana. We miss your example.