Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Playing Dress Up in DVF

I don't usually post photos of myself on this blog, as I feel that it takes away from what I aim to do here, opting instead to represent myself with just a tiny square icon in the upper righthand corner. However, today will be an exception, as I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to participate in a photo shoot at Diane von Furstenberg. Fellow NYC fashion bloggers from the Coutorture network descended on the designer's Meatpacking location this evening to style and/or model looks from the Spring '08 collection. Bloggeratti, Coutorture editors, photographers, and the lovely DVF staff joined forces in a collaborative effort to show off the designer's creations, as worn by everyday, fashion-loving people.

Feeling a bit camera shy, I figured I'd just style a few looks on one of the two professional models, but once I found myself perusing the racks of clothing, I felt inspired to try on a few pieces myself. It was great to actually get to meet some of the bloggers I frequently read, as well as discover some new material. Photos from the shoot will be up on Coutorture soon, but in the meantime, here are some shots of me in a couple of dresses I fell in love with.

In front of the Andy Warhol portrait of Diane. This dress is a bit more ladylike than what I like to wear, but it's a nice option for those random moments every girl has when she wants to feel hyper feminine. It also makes me look much older than the twenty year-old NYU student I'm frequently mistaken for. Unfortunately, I couldn't find the dress, signature shoes, or clutch on the website's e-shop, so you'll have to call or visit the store in person for prices. This crisp white wrap dress features a flattering neckline that doesn't expose too much skin, and cinches nicely at the waist.

I loved the neutral bag, which can be worn as a clutch (folded over, as shown), or as a slim, sleek, hand totable. It pairs easily with white, but it also works nicely against bold colors.

I adored the shoes, which are done up in Diane von Furstenberg's signature print and look like wearable, modern art (a key trend in seasons to come, therefore, a wise investment on your part). I wish they also sold this pink couch. Picturing what a DVF Home collection would look like . . .

This is a fun one I never would have thought to wear if it weren't for Val, the super helpful DVF associate. I should stress that as with a lot of DVF pieces, you really must try it on, since what may seem like a shapeless caftan or dizzying print on a hanger can often become a bold, beautifully draped statement on the body. More often than not, you'll be pleasantly surprised to find that her pieces work and then some. Tuvalu Dress in Zig-Zag Jungle Lime, $325. Provence Shoes in Gold, $350. Rutilated Quartz Power Ring in Bold, $5,400 (it got stuck on my finger, inducing panic for a good minute or two, before finally being twisted off). Love Knot Necklace, $7,600.


  1. You look gorgeous!
    The Fashion Bomb

  2. I really, really like the shoes. DVF is awesome to put together this fashion shoot for Coutorture.

  3. Love the second dress. You look great in it too.

  4. damn, you're really good looking.