10 Life Lessons Only Miranda Priestly Can Teach You

Marv D'Souza , 17 Jun 2014
The Devil Wears Prada
The Devil Wears Prada

They don’t call her the Dragon Lady for nothing. She is vicious, she is demanding and they pay her the big bucks for the magazine she sells! What if The Devil Wears Prada‘s Miranda Priestly (immortalized by Meryl Streep) was your boss? Would life be a living hell? Possibly, but once you’re done with her, her insults might turn you into a hard skinned, go-getter who is ready to take on the world!

Here are 10 Life Lessons through infamous quotes by Miranda Priestly In The Devil Wears Prada.

1. Take a chance.

Miranda hired Emily. She trusted her instincts though, for a moment, she questioned it. At the end, it all worked out.

Trust your instincts like Miranda does.
Trust your instincts like Miranda does.

2. Aim for the best.

In Miranda’s world, anything below brilliance is simply unacceptable. And stating the obvious, surely will not go well with her.

Meryl  Streep as Miranda Priestly
Meryl Streep as Miranda Priestly

3. Don’t ask her. Figure it out. Get it done!

Miranda has way too much on her plate. And does not have the time to hear your excuses Get it out of the way and get it done!

Don't tell her. Show her!
Don’t tell her. Show her!

4. And do it quickly!

No one likes to be keep waiting. Especially Miranda!

Go ahead, move at a glacial speed. Not!
Go ahead, move at a glacial speed. Not!

 5. Be prepared?

If she’s gonna be there, everyone around her better be on their best game. It’s not her job to make life easier for you. So the next time she demands something, you better ready!

6. Don’t piss her off with your stupidity!

She seriously has a low tolerance level.

Did you fall down?
Did you fall down?

7. Or your petty questions.

Questions? Take it to the door.
Questions? Take it to the door.

8. Because remember, you work FOR her and not with her.

At work, she is the center of your universe.

Has she dead or something
Has she dead or something.

9. She is the best at what she does!

Remember this?

” ‘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.”

The infamous 'stuff'
The infamous ‘stuff’

10. And that’s why she’s worth the hype.

All in all, Miranda Priestley, may be the devil lady in a very, very expensive suit. She may step on toes and be unapologetic about it. But she’s worked hard, is brilliant at her work and everybody wants to be her. Every body!

Everybody wants to be Miranda Priestley
Everybody wants to be Miranda Priestley

So what’s your favourite Miranda Priestly moment? To check out more fashion insults, click here!

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