Diana Newman was 5'9" tall at age 8. She began modeling as a photo-model
for Max Factor cosmetics as a pre-teenager, and went to Paris during
school summer vacations, where she was represented by agent and former
supermodel, Dorian Leigh. In Paris, she attended the Alliance Francaise,
while working for French Vogue, numerous European fashion magazines,
advertisers and Christian Dior.
In 1980, China
Machado invited Diana to join the staff of Harpers
Bazaar Magazine, as
a fashion editor. She remained on staff until Stanley Marcus invited
her to return to Los Angeles, and take charge of Fashion Direction and
Public Relations for Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills. Diana remained at
Neiman's until she was offered a Vice-Presidency at Bijan, Inc., where
she began advertising campaigns for Bijan. She also opened her own advertising
agency, winning awards for her ad campaigns for Gucci International;
also producing ads for high-end designers and their stores.