Jul 6, 2010

"I always wanted to live a man's life in a woman's body."




silk floral embroidered blouse, Diane von Furstenberg.  ruched red tube dress, Express.  combat boots and belt, Forever 21.  metal feather necklace, Wet Seal.  metal feather earrings, vintage.

Photography by Ben Filio


Long before Pheobe Philo was painting an aesthetic of perfection for strong, fashion forward woman of a wide range of ages, the Queen of femme and wrap dress fame, was inventing the very idea of strong, fashion forward women.   Now 63, Diane von Furstenberg, who prefers her Belgian last name to be umlaut-less and is quite literally a princess (through marriage), is continuing to wield dominance when it comes to dressing the women on-the-go who is glamorous, sexy, and always put together no matter how many red eye flights she’s endured in her globetrotting escapades.

Furstenberg’s collection starting points go anywhere from Bond Girl to Rock Goddess to Groupie, with the ever-present theme of Nomad mixed in.  She quite literally has something for everyone: while my grandma may be into the femininely oversized hound’s-tooth suits, my mother would probably really dig the flower chiffon wraps, and me…well I can’t stop staring at the all-leather fitted suit with the structured, waist-length, three quarter sleeve jacket and cropped pants from her Fall 2010 RTW collection.

There’s no denying Furstenberg’s knack for packable clothing, so many of her pieces are chiffon or jersey knit and this particular blouse, at one hundred percent silk, holds up flawlessly to my fidget-y tendency to wrinkle everything I'm wearing.  I also must admit that at first glance, this blouse did not strike me as, well, me.  I bought it because of the label, which is something I strive never to do...but at five dollars, I felt in the spirit of fashion archeology, that the best place for this piece was in my closet.  It did however, happen to be love at first wear.  Buttery smooth, cool, comfortable, with the potential for conservativeness, if ever I needed it, but simultaneously oh-so-sexy when styled just the right way.  I will now eternally be a DVF fan.



18 comments:

宥妃宥妃 said...

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Carissa said...

you rock that red skirt!

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育隆 said...

Offence is the best defence.............................................................

Haute World said...

What a gorgeous top... and what a steal you got it for! I agree that DVF has such a versatile collection and she really does know how to design a perfect wardrobe for a woman. Great setting for a photoshoot by the way!

雲亨雲亨雲亨 said...
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婷珊 said...

覺得自己能不能做到,其實只在一念之間。.......................................................

Lissa said...

I'm loving that top C: xxx

江美娟江美娟 said...

永遠不要躊躇伸出你的手。也永遠不要躊躇接受別人伸出的手。.................................................................

王美妹 said...

在莫非定律中有項笨蛋定律:「一個組織中的笨蛋,恆大於等於三分之二。」. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Lindsay With An "A" said...

Love DVF too! Thanks for visiting my blog! I appreciate it!

TASHA B said...

I LOVE THE BACKGROUND SETTINGS YOU HAVE IN ALL YOUR POSTS!!!
SO INSPIRING!

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