A design diva named Diane

Along with wanting to be Gloria’s friend, I am currently obsessed with

Diane von Furstenburg.  Maybe I like her because she once was married to a Prince. (Oh, c’mon don’t judge me..what chick doesn’t secretly want to be a real princess for one day?) Or, maybe I love her because  she re-launched her fashion company, Diane von Furstenberg (DVF), in 1997, with the reintroduction of her famous wrap dress and the company is now a global luxury lifestyle brand offering four complete collections a year.  You have to admire a strong business woman who can reinvent herself and stay current for over forty years!

I think the designs for her fashion house are better than ever and I am loving what she is doing with prints and fabrics.  I adore the Evett dress below in burnt orange paired with the Yvonne suede boot in blue for a great transitional ensemble that will take you from summer into the Fall season seamlessly.

The dress retails at $398.00 and the boots are $498.00, but I think they are well worth the money for all the ways you can wear them during the next three seasons.

If you want a cute, easy-to-wear dress that speaks summer, try Diane’s Squaretan shift dress that is made of silk in the meadow stripe red pattern for $225.00.  It is very cute in person and I am sure it will look adorable on you as well.

In 2005, the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) awarded our friend, Diane, a lifetime achievement award and the following year named her as their president, a position she has held since 2006.

I would have loved to have been friends with Diane in the 1970’s when she was rocking the Studio 54 days.

Look how her style in 1970 is still current and trendy today.  And here she is pictured below as a new designer and mom…I bet she is a fun mom…think of all the clothes she would give you to wear if you were related to her!

Now, look at how timeless and rocking Diane still is today.

Diane is very philanthropic and loves to travel.  I would like to take a vacation with her, or have coffee and talk about all of her great adventures while sitting  here in her apartment:

Whether it is Diane von Furstenburg or Gloria Vanderbilt, everyone needs to have their own style icon to inspire their wardrobe and lifestyle choices.  Who is yours?  If you don’t have one then find one!  Or you can call me up for a drink and we will talk about Diane and Gloria.  I always love to chat and dream…


2 Comments on “A design diva named Diane”

  1. Love the blue boots…very chic,
    Celia
    http://www.celiabedilia.com


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