Okay, it’s official. Diane von Furstenberg has had the very first NYFW collection where I’ve loved EVERY single piece.
Maybe it’s because I’m super into animal prints right now or because the radio has been playing Katy Perry’s “Roar” every five fucking seconds, but DVF’s safari-themed pieces are just what the doctor ordered.
“What I’m hoping is that people feel joie de vivre, happiness, and beauty in a world that is so rough, so unpredictable, and scary,” the designer said before her show. Mission accomplished. These clothes make me happy. I feel like I can rule the damn world in jungle-chic ensembles that bring out my inner wild child. But I still don’t know which one I want (hypothetically, because let’s be serious—I ain’t made of money)…
Click “Vote” under the look above that makes you want to show off your animalistic side!
We had a bit of catching up to do after the weekend, so today we’re showing you Christian Siriano, Victoria Beckham, Catherine Malandrino, Ostwald Helgason, Diane von Furstenberg and my personal fave, Duro Olowu. So many shows, so little time! Check out all the collections after the jump! Keep reading »
I love Fashion Week, and I love runway show beauty, but not all of it is accessible. It’s not unusual for the makeup at some shows (see: red eyes at 3.1 Phillip Lim) to be utterly ill-advised when taken out of context. I believe that beauty is incredibly personal, and for that reason “runway beauty trends” are kind of moot: as beauty editor Cat Marnell at xoJane put it in her beautifully introspective piece on Fashion Week, “don’t you already sort of know what looks good on you?” Models, who look good in anything, including red eyeliner, whose faces are painted in a manner that complements the focal point, the clothes, should not dictate what makeup you decide to wear. You know what you like: stick to it. Sometimes, though, just as we scurry to replicate a red carpet makeup look we find covetable, and think would look good on us, there’s beauty on the runway that can work for you. If dark, dramatic eyes with a rebellious, middle-finger flair are your trademark, here are three tutorials for you to try.
The fashion industry says it’s going to be carding its youngest charges from now on and young models under 16 won’t be allowed to walk in fashion shows anymore. According to Council of Fashion Designers of America head Diane von Furstenberg, girls will be required to carry ID showing proof of age. The measure is ostensibly meant to guard against super young girls being exploited, but it seems like a bizarre arbitrary measure. Von Furstenberg herself was actually criticized for allowing 15-year-old model Hailey Clauson to walk in several of her shows, and some feel this is a personal response to that criticism. She sent out a statement to all members of the CFDA, writing: “The casting agents for the Diane von Furstenberg show will be doing [the age restriction] and we encourage others to do the same,”
The whole thing smacks of ridiculousness, considering the arbitrary nature of the age ban. Aren’t they all a bit too young to be strutting their stuff on a runway? Whether 14 or 16, shouldn’t these young girls be in school, rather than prancing around on a catwalk? [Fashion Indie] Keep reading »
These Diane von Furstenburg pants are really, really high-rise. And also really, really purple. Are they the definition of man repellent? Well… Keep reading »
This week’s eBay finds feature dresses from Mary-Kate and Ashley, colorful ceramic pieces, and even a little Rodarte action. Check out our fabulous finds after the jump! Keep reading »
“You know what I don’t like right now about women in America? I don’t like when they are objectified in ‘The Housewives of Miami‘ and ‘The Housewives of’ … you know? What I resent is when women are objectified. … I just want every woman to know that they can realize their potential — but their potential is not necessarily fake tits.”
— Diane von Furstenberg wants you to reach for the stars, ladies. You too can marry a Belgian prince and design a crazy popular wrap dress and then marry a possibly-gay billionaire. Think big! [NYMag.com] Keep reading »
- Diane von Furstenberg just announced that she’ll be launching a new fragrance, cosmetics, and skin care line this year. We predict punchy colors will reign. [Elle UK]
- Rumor has it (again) that Karl Lagerfeld will retire from Chanel in 2012 and that he’ll “stage a massive, never-before-seen, no-expense-spared farewell.” [Fashionologie]
- Prada is apparently $1.4 billion in debt! (Didn’t see that one coming.) Some think the company might start selling public shares. [Styleite]
… More fashion news after the jump! Keep reading »
Cameras and social networking go hand-in-hand. Both make it possible to take your friends on your journey with you, even if they’re across the country. But for some moments of creativity or inspiration, a simple smartphone camera just won’t do. Instead, you need something that packs a stylish technological punch. Enter Diane Von Furstenberg‘s limited-edition Canon G-12. Not only is this super haute camera decked out with DVF’s iconic Andy Warhol-designed lip print in Swarovski crystals, but it also makes it really difficult to take a blurry picture. That’s a win-win for the true photographer and style maven! But you only have one day to snag the DVF camera on AHALife. Now before you ask, find out what exactly AHALife is after the jump. Keep reading »
Can you make a stay in the hospital fashionable? Diane von Furstenberg was willing to try when the Cleveland Clinic enlisted her expertise to redesign the classic hospital gown. In classic DvF style, she slapped an iconic print on her design, made them reversible, and incorporated a wrap construction (of course). The design also doesn’t expose the butt like standard hospital gowns, but instead allows the patient to reveal certain parts of the body without being completely exposed. So far, the Cleveland Clinic reports that patients are generally enthusiastic about the change. Well, except for the guys: “Men feel a little uncomfortable and feel it’s slightly feminine.” [Newsweek via DNA Info] Keep reading »