Style

Print of the Moment:
Firebird

It’s a mythical creature from Russian folklore. It’s the original Stravinsky-Diaghelev collaboration. And now, it’s your key to standing out in a in a sea of jeans-and-heels and little black dresses. Our firebird print—seen here with our must-have envelope clutch and a metallic heel—comes on wrap dresses, easy tunics… even down jackets and furs! But we’re especially enamored with this two-piece look for cocktail hour: a classic button-up and drawstring pant are instantly evening ready in this sexy, standout print for Fall.

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Back to School:
The Mara Skirt

We’re taking inspiration from the classic schoolgirl pleats making their annual return: the Mara skirt with a matching Aurelie cardigan feel so right for channeling the effortless, carefree spirit of girlhood. This sweater’s sheer detailing perfectly balances the heavyweight intarsia skirt for a sophisticated, grown up take on those classic folds. Of course the real fun of being all grown up is adding sexy stilettos and a crossbody bag that exudes the confidence of a woman who is charge and on-the-go!

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NYFW:
Street Style With Hanuk

Fashion Week is here and despite ninety degree temperatures, the super chic crowds came out in droves. As captured by our intrepid street style photographer, Hanuk, models, editors, bloggers and, oh by the way, Lauren Hutton, proved that the most covetable looks of the season are not always on the runway. From crisp whites to bold stripes and mixed prints, we found a lot to lust after. So, go ahead, flip through the slideshow for cues from a few of our favorite influencers.

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Back to School:
The Mara Skirt

We’re taking inspiration from the classic schoolgirl pleats making their annual return: the Mara skirt with a matching Aurelie cardigan feel so right for channeling the effortless, carefree spirit of girlhood. This sweater’s sheer detailing perfectly balances the heavyweight intarsia skirt for a sophisticated, grown up take on those classic folds. Of course the real fun of being all grown up is adding sexy stilettos and a crossbody bag that exudes the confidence of a woman who is charge and on-the-go!

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Style

Print of the Moment:
Firebird

It’s a mythical creature from Russian folklore. It’s the original Stravinsky-Diaghelev collaboration. And now, it’s your key to standing out in a in a sea of jeans-and-heels and little black dresses. Our firebird print—seen here with our must-have envelope clutch and a metallic heel—comes on wrap dresses, easy tunics… even down jackets and furs! But we’re especially enamored with this two-piece look for cocktail hour: a classic button-up and drawstring pant are instantly evening ready in this sexy, standout print for Fall.

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News

NYFW:
Street Style With Hanuk

Fashion Week is here and despite ninety degree temperatures, the super chic crowds came out in droves. As captured by our intrepid street style photographer, Hanuk, models, editors, bloggers and, oh by the way, Lauren Hutton, proved that the most covetable looks of the season are not always on the runway. From crisp whites to bold stripes and mixed prints, we found a lot to lust after. So, go ahead, flip through the slideshow for cues from a few of our favorite influencers.

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News

Introducing DVF x goop

Jumpsuit lovers around the world rejoice—the limited edition DVF X goop Collection is here! And in addition to maybe the chicest jumpsuit ever, there is an exclusive wrap dress in fresh white cotton and goop’s always refined take on our must-have 440 envelope clutch. DVF and goop already fêted the collection in grand style, but we are celebrating right now, at our desks, whilst shopping the full collection (available exclusively at goop.com)!

Inspired by strong, iconic women and designed by Diane and Gwyneth. Does it get any better than that?

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Celebrity

Riviera:
Spring 2015

On Sunday afternoon it wasn’t fall in Manhattan, but rather a sparkling summer’s day on the Côte d’Azur, as models prepared to breeze down the runway in a crescendo of print and color: that would be our “Riviera” Spring 2015 collection. Inspired by the effortless glamour of Brigitte Bardot, and the work of Matisse and Picasso, ginghams and florals draped the cast of modern bombshells, including Naomi Campbell, Isabeli Fontana, Candace Swanepoel, Anna Ewers and Kendall Jenner, who smiled and posed backstage before receiving a warm instruction from Diane: Smile, have fun and be you!

The front of the house was filling up all the while, with an A-list mix of fashion, media and pop culture. Allison Williams looked fresh in the Spring ’15 Samella dress, and Lily Aldridge stunned in a navy Ireland jumpsuit while Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece and Denmark opted for a short Celeste romper. Zoey Deutch and Analeigh Tipton both wore floating chiffon from the Fall ’14 collection, while Estelle, Paris and Nicky Hilton all modeled bold Fall colors in classic DVF silhouettes. Anna Wintour spoke with New York’s First Lady Chirlene McCray, while André Leon Talley mingled with Whoopie Goldberg and BethAnn Hardison. Across the aisle, Olivia Palermo looked chic in a leather wrap, while Tali Lennox rocked a floor-length version of the timeless dress.

At last the audience took their seats and was treated to a whirlwind of chic black-and-white with pops of color in pink, sunshine yellow, and riviera blues that felt like a refreshing sea breeze across the sweltering Spring Studios. Crisp cotton, flowing chiffon, embellished shirtdresses and wraps will be the order of the day come spring!

The lush daydream did not end with Diane’s dance down the runway; rather the crowd came “home” to DVF Studio, which had been transformed with colorful furnishings and a glowing floral wall in the aptly named Eden garden print. The sparkling headquarters hosted everyone from Fran Lebowitz to Emily Weiss of Into the Gloss, who all came to offer their congratulations and toast Diane. For dinner, Estelle traded her firebird pants for a floor-length wrap and DVF’s Style Editor Jessica Joffe held court in a black wrap romper, as Paris Hilton arrived in a printed version of the same micro mini style. Ellen Barkin was spotted with Bryan Lourd and Wendi Murdoch while waiters snaked through the crowd with platters of hors d’oevres and champagne. Rachel Zoe arrived with husband Rodger Berman to pose and chat with the hostess, and Mickey Boardman lit up the room with his wit and his silver sequined polo, which was rivaled only by the stunning Elisa Sednaoui in a shimmering gold wrap.
After a Mediterranean feast of quiches, tabbouleh, fresh summer salads and fruit tarts, Diane reclined on the stairs, chatting with Peter Brant Jr., as the revelry continued long into the night… a fête worthy of the golden age of the dazzling, glamorous French Riviera.

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Jessica’s Fashion Month Survival Kit

Guess who predicted that summer would end all the way back in May?! Me! And did you listen? Because now it has: unceremoniously and cruelly. We went from footloose and fancy-free frolics to 25-hour work days and the most important month of the year begins RIGHT NOW! Fashion month is upon us, and how else to survive it but by preparing yourself meticulously and fragrantly? Yes, that is my actual fashion week bag, so if you see me, don’t forget to bring an extra trash bag to collect the overflow.
Fashion month — for those of us fortunate enough (or unfortunate enough, depending on whom you ask) to participate in the merry-go-round bookended by New York and Paris – can be taxing, draining, never-ending and occasionally very exciting. Imagine having the same conversation with the same 300 people every single day! Imagine having to be awake 20 hours a day and looking your best whilst having said conversations! Imagine how many people you greet and double it because everyone during fashion month is European and gives two kisses, ¼ of a hug and zero handshakes. If you follow my simple but thorough plan, you can survive the next 4 weeks and look better than you did when you started.

Morning: start every morning in the shower (or bath, if you’ve turned European for the month) with Grown Alchemist’s Chamomile, Bergamot and Rosewood Body Cleanser to wake up. Because it contains no sulphates, glycols, petrochemicals, artificial fragrance, animal derivatives, silicones, parabens or synthetic colours it is the only soap you should let anywhere near your body. Start every other morning with Clinique’s Sparkle Skin to sandpaper-regress your skin, and every third morning with Aveda’s Smooth Infusion Shampoo and Conditioner to trick your hair into thinking it’s not actually humid outside. The entire process should take 7.5 minutes.
Once you have disembarked from your shower/bath, deposit a generous amount of ByTerry Purete de Rose Cleansing Gel on your Clarisonic Brush and polish your face of the last residues of last night’s grime. While it’s still damp, rub a few drops of Absolution’s Addiction face oil. One use and you will, as the title suggests, be… compulsively attached. Made of 27 organic oils and flower extracts it gives your skin a lot more attention than it might ordinarily need. Cover your limbs in Grown Alchemist’s Rose Damascena, Acai and Pomegranate Body Cream. If that doesn’t smell good enough to you, then rub a little of Aveda’s Shampure Aromatic Oil on your wrists and breathe deep. Or, like me, keep it in your bag for multiple applications throughout the day.
Because you don’t have any time to put on your face more than once, keep it very simple: a sliver of Nars’ Radiant Creamy Concealer under the eyes and to even out red patches, Clinque’s Chubby Cheek or Cheek Pop to add youthful color to your cheeks, and a single coat of black Chanel Inimitable Intense Mascara. Keep Ilia’s Fade into You translucent powder stick close by to avoid “oil slick face” brought on by autumnal humidity, A/C free tents and hot (camera) flashes. My only concession to day-to-night is lipstick: Nars’ new Audacious lipsticks in Anita (neutral for day) and Annabella (red for night) should cover all your bases. If you successfully make it home before the next morning: bravo! Celebrate by filling your tub with Aveda’s Stress Fix Soaking Salts and slather on Peter Thomas Roth’s Bio Repair Gel Mask or Absolution’s Le Soin Repulpant mask after you take it all off with Clinique’s Take the Day Off makeup remover. Finally, put a thin layer of Erno Lazlo’s Luminous C10 Night Treatment, the ultimate cheat. You will wake up with your skin glowing and start the whole day over, at least 28 more times.

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In Conversation:
Jessica Joffe and Michael Herz

Here, Style Editor Jessica Joffe catches up with Michael Herz, DVF’s disarming and wickedly talented Artistic Director, about the Spring 2015 collection. Inspired by the mid-century French Riviera, it evoked Brigitte Bardot, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso at the chicest picnic of all time as they paint the Garden of Eden into the sunset.

Jessica: First of all, where are you from?

Michael: I was born in Guyana. It was wonderful to grow up there: memories of sunshine, rainstorms, hibiscus flowers and coconut water fresh from the tree fill my mind.

JJ: Did you travel a lot when you were a child?

MH: In my mind I traveled a lot, reading books from a very young age I traveled to Asia, Europe and Africa. At the age of 12 I traveled to England with my parents, brother and sister to start a new life.

JJ: When did you first go to the Côte d’Azur? And what was the very first thing you noticed about it?

MH: I first went to the Côte d’Azur for a wedding in my twenties. It was amazing, fresh and sparkling and so relaxed. I loved it.

JJ:Which is your favorite Brigitte Bardot movie?

MH: Le Mepris.

JJ: Mine too! Which is your favorite Brigitte Bardot’s husband?

MH: Gunter Sachs.

(Editor’s Note: Gunther Sachs courted Brigitte Bardot by depositing hundreds of roses from a helicopter onto her Côte D’Azur villa. It worked.)

JJ: What would you pack on the perfect picnic?

MH: A butler.

JJ: Gingham is best worn while …?

MH: …you still can.

JJ: Which of the pieces would you most likely wear yourself?

MH: The stripe lace t-shirt.

JJ: Are you on the Côte d’Azur right now?

MH: I’m not! I’m heading to bed in my London home so goodnight.

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Wrap of the Moment:
the Roma

In a flash, with the city skyline as the backdrop and St. Vincent as the soundtrack, gold became the go-to shade for Fall 2014. One of our favorite gilded pieces is the Roma, a dramatic mix of textured mesh and lace in a classic wrap silhouette. This dress, which made its gala debut on Sarah Jessica Parker, is our definition of celebratory. Be sure to add a pointed pump like Sarah Jessica. And a clutch–in gold, of course–is the perfect final touch!

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Fashion Week Star:
The Tamara Gown

It’s been spotted on our runway, Kate Moss, and the red carpet. Now the ethereal Tamara gown is finally here! With sweet cap sleeves and a sheer back that will turn heads, the Tamara is best styled with delicate black heels and a gold lips clutch that will add to the gilded romance. Fashion Week inspires us all to add a bit of drama to our wardrobes, and this plunging, star-studded gown is our number one pick.

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News

Introducing DVF x goop

Jumpsuit lovers around the world rejoice—the limited edition DVF X goop Collection is here! And in addition to maybe the chicest jumpsuit ever, there is an exclusive wrap dress in fresh white cotton and goop’s always refined take on our must-have 440 envelope clutch. DVF and goop already fêted the collection in grand style, but we are celebrating right now, at our desks, whilst shopping the full collection (available exclusively at goop.com)!

Inspired by strong, iconic women and designed by Diane and Gwyneth. Does it get any better than that?

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Style

In Conversation:
Jessica Joffe and Michael Herz

Here, Style Editor Jessica Joffe catches up with Michael Herz, DVF’s disarming and wickedly talented Artistic Director, about the Spring 2015 collection. Inspired by the mid-century French Riviera, it evoked Brigitte Bardot, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso at the chicest picnic of all time as they paint the Garden of Eden into the sunset.

Jessica: First of all, where are you from?

Michael: I was born in Guyana. It was wonderful to grow up there: memories of sunshine, rainstorms, hibiscus flowers and coconut water fresh from the tree fill my mind.

JJ: Did you travel a lot when you were a child?

MH: In my mind I traveled a lot, reading books from a very young age I traveled to Asia, Europe and Africa. At the age of 12 I traveled to England with my parents, brother and sister to start a new life.

JJ: When did you first go to the Côte d’Azur? And what was the very first thing you noticed about it?

MH: I first went to the Côte d’Azur for a wedding in my twenties. It was amazing, fresh and sparkling and so relaxed. I loved it.

JJ:Which is your favorite Brigitte Bardot movie?

MH: Le Mepris.

JJ: Mine too! Which is your favorite Brigitte Bardot’s husband?

MH: Gunter Sachs.

(Editor’s Note: Gunther Sachs courted Brigitte Bardot by depositing hundreds of roses from a helicopter onto her Côte D’Azur villa. It worked.)

JJ: What would you pack on the perfect picnic?

MH: A butler.

JJ: Gingham is best worn while …?

MH: …you still can.

JJ: Which of the pieces would you most likely wear yourself?

MH: The stripe lace t-shirt.

JJ: Are you on the Côte d’Azur right now?

MH: I’m not! I’m heading to bed in my London home so goodnight.

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Celebrity

Riviera:
Spring 2015

On Sunday afternoon it wasn’t fall in Manhattan, but rather a sparkling summer’s day on the Côte d’Azur, as models prepared to breeze down the runway in a crescendo of print and color: that would be our “Riviera” Spring 2015 collection. Inspired by the effortless glamour of Brigitte Bardot, and the work of Matisse and Picasso, ginghams and florals draped the cast of modern bombshells, including Naomi Campbell, Isabeli Fontana, Candace Swanepoel, Anna Ewers and Kendall Jenner, who smiled and posed backstage before receiving a warm instruction from Diane: Smile, have fun and be you!

The front of the house was filling up all the while, with an A-list mix of fashion, media and pop culture. Allison Williams looked fresh in the Spring ’15 Samella dress, and Lily Aldridge stunned in a navy Ireland jumpsuit while Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece and Denmark opted for a short Celeste romper. Zoey Deutch and Analeigh Tipton both wore floating chiffon from the Fall ’14 collection, while Estelle, Paris and Nicky Hilton all modeled bold Fall colors in classic DVF silhouettes. Anna Wintour spoke with New York’s First Lady Chirlene McCray, while André Leon Talley mingled with Whoopie Goldberg and BethAnn Hardison. Across the aisle, Olivia Palermo looked chic in a leather wrap, while Tali Lennox rocked a floor-length version of the timeless dress.

At last the audience took their seats and was treated to a whirlwind of chic black-and-white with pops of color in pink, sunshine yellow, and riviera blues that felt like a refreshing sea breeze across the sweltering Spring Studios. Crisp cotton, flowing chiffon, embellished shirtdresses and wraps will be the order of the day come spring!

The lush daydream did not end with Diane’s dance down the runway; rather the crowd came “home” to DVF Studio, which had been transformed with colorful furnishings and a glowing floral wall in the aptly named Eden garden print. The sparkling headquarters hosted everyone from Fran Lebowitz to Emily Weiss of Into the Gloss, who all came to offer their congratulations and toast Diane. For dinner, Estelle traded her firebird pants for a floor-length wrap and DVF’s Style Editor Jessica Joffe held court in a black wrap romper, as Paris Hilton arrived in a printed version of the same micro mini style. Ellen Barkin was spotted with Bryan Lourd and Wendi Murdoch while waiters snaked through the crowd with platters of hors d’oevres and champagne. Rachel Zoe arrived with husband Rodger Berman to pose and chat with the hostess, and Mickey Boardman lit up the room with his wit and his silver sequined polo, which was rivaled only by the stunning Elisa Sednaoui in a shimmering gold wrap.
After a Mediterranean feast of quiches, tabbouleh, fresh summer salads and fruit tarts, Diane reclined on the stairs, chatting with Peter Brant Jr., as the revelry continued long into the night… a fête worthy of the golden age of the dazzling, glamorous French Riviera.

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Fall

Wrap of the Moment:
the Roma

In a flash, with the city skyline as the backdrop and St. Vincent as the soundtrack, gold became the go-to shade for Fall 2014. One of our favorite gilded pieces is the Roma, a dramatic mix of textured mesh and lace in a classic wrap silhouette. This dress, which made its gala debut on Sarah Jessica Parker, is our definition of celebratory. Be sure to add a pointed pump like Sarah Jessica. And a clutch–in gold, of course–is the perfect final touch!

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News

Jessica’s Fashion Month Survival Kit

Guess who predicted that summer would end all the way back in May?! Me! And did you listen? Because now it has: unceremoniously and cruelly. We went from footloose and fancy-free frolics to 25-hour work days and the most important month of the year begins RIGHT NOW! Fashion month is upon us, and how else to survive it but by preparing yourself meticulously and fragrantly? Yes, that is my actual fashion week bag, so if you see me, don’t forget to bring an extra trash bag to collect the overflow.
Fashion month — for those of us fortunate enough (or unfortunate enough, depending on whom you ask) to participate in the merry-go-round bookended by New York and Paris – can be taxing, draining, never-ending and occasionally very exciting. Imagine having the same conversation with the same 300 people every single day! Imagine having to be awake 20 hours a day and looking your best whilst having said conversations! Imagine how many people you greet and double it because everyone during fashion month is European and gives two kisses, ¼ of a hug and zero handshakes. If you follow my simple but thorough plan, you can survive the next 4 weeks and look better than you did when you started.

Morning: start every morning in the shower (or bath, if you’ve turned European for the month) with Grown Alchemist’s Chamomile, Bergamot and Rosewood Body Cleanser to wake up. Because it contains no sulphates, glycols, petrochemicals, artificial fragrance, animal derivatives, silicones, parabens or synthetic colours it is the only soap you should let anywhere near your body. Start every other morning with Clinique’s Sparkle Skin to sandpaper-regress your skin, and every third morning with Aveda’s Smooth Infusion Shampoo and Conditioner to trick your hair into thinking it’s not actually humid outside. The entire process should take 7.5 minutes.
Once you have disembarked from your shower/bath, deposit a generous amount of ByTerry Purete de Rose Cleansing Gel on your Clarisonic Brush and polish your face of the last residues of last night’s grime. While it’s still damp, rub a few drops of Absolution’s Addiction face oil. One use and you will, as the title suggests, be… compulsively attached. Made of 27 organic oils and flower extracts it gives your skin a lot more attention than it might ordinarily need. Cover your limbs in Grown Alchemist’s Rose Damascena, Acai and Pomegranate Body Cream. If that doesn’t smell good enough to you, then rub a little of Aveda’s Shampure Aromatic Oil on your wrists and breathe deep. Or, like me, keep it in your bag for multiple applications throughout the day.
Because you don’t have any time to put on your face more than once, keep it very simple: a sliver of Nars’ Radiant Creamy Concealer under the eyes and to even out red patches, Clinque’s Chubby Cheek or Cheek Pop to add youthful color to your cheeks, and a single coat of black Chanel Inimitable Intense Mascara. Keep Ilia’s Fade into You translucent powder stick close by to avoid “oil slick face” brought on by autumnal humidity, A/C free tents and hot (camera) flashes. My only concession to day-to-night is lipstick: Nars’ new Audacious lipsticks in Anita (neutral for day) and Annabella (red for night) should cover all your bases. If you successfully make it home before the next morning: bravo! Celebrate by filling your tub with Aveda’s Stress Fix Soaking Salts and slather on Peter Thomas Roth’s Bio Repair Gel Mask or Absolution’s Le Soin Repulpant mask after you take it all off with Clinique’s Take the Day Off makeup remover. Finally, put a thin layer of Erno Lazlo’s Luminous C10 Night Treatment, the ultimate cheat. You will wake up with your skin glowing and start the whole day over, at least 28 more times.

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Style

Fashion Week Star:
The Tamara Gown

It’s been spotted on our runway, Kate Moss, and the red carpet. Now the ethereal Tamara gown is finally here! With sweet cap sleeves and a sheer back that will turn heads, the Tamara is best styled with delicate black heels and a gold lips clutch that will add to the gilded romance. Fashion Week inspires us all to add a bit of drama to our wardrobes, and this plunging, star-studded gown is our number one pick.

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