You can always count on Miranda Kerr for the best in effortless elegance. This week, the model mom was spotted in a DVF Pre-Fall maxi while on the go at LAX, and we’re ready to pair our favorite floor-length styles with a satchel and sunglasses for our next getaway. From spring weddings to summer travel, there’s a maxi dress for every moment!
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April 12, 2015
On a wonderfully hot day Rachel Zoe and Rodger Berman opened the doors of their sprawling Palm Springs home to celebrate the arrival of summer, a new range of beautiful DVF sunglasses and a little music festival called Coachella. Maybe you’ve heard of it. As a gaggle of gorgeous gals slowly trickled in (Coachella time), late morning champagne and mezcal cocktails were poured, impromptu croquet games commenced and one brave soul (the irrepressible Erica Pelosini) jumped onto a floating swan in the pool, without getting a drop of water on her tiny pins.
Caroline Vreeland, Shea Marie and Elizabeth Gilpin sauntered in, wearing summer gingham and Riviera blue, raving about the AC/DC performance they had seen the night before. Although they were heading back to the festival, most of the girls confessed that they’d be spending most of their time relaxing with friends away from the hullabaloo. The intimate lunch under the chuppah served as a perfect respite. Superblogger Aimee Song and her sister Dani raved about the sunglasses while the delightful Holland Roden and her Teen Wolf boyfriend Max Carver realised that the frames were just as becoming on him as they were on her. Boys take note!!
The stunning Emily Ratajkowski arrived last, excitedly greeting Old friends Leigh Lezark and fellow Misshape Geordon Nicol. As everyone sat down for an indulgent brunch featuring vast platters of bacon brioche and bowls of punch, the ever-gracious Rachel Zoe surveyed the scene and smiled.
April 09, 2015
Leave your dreamcatchers, flower crowns, tiny tots and wearable geodes at home this year. With a musical (and culinary) lineup that’s as eclectic and impressive as it’s ever been, nothing should distract you from the godliest of activities: dancing (and singing along).
The only garment any seasoned festival-goer should wear is a wrap (w)romper. Easy, short, cool: you’re not only dressed for the weather (sweltering) but also for the occasion (awesome). You’ll never worry about a wardrobe malfunction or an accessorizing disaster because everything goes with it. Sneakers — particularly our crocheted cutie — aren’t too delicate for the terrain but are breathable, and your feet are just the place for an unexpected touch of color. A white 440 crossbody keeps your hands free and is all you need for your essentials (see below) as well as 4-5 raisins and almonds to tide you over ‘til your late-night 5-course meal at the Coachella Rose Garden. Who knows, maybe you can convince loveable and huggable (former chef/current rapper) Action Bronson to woo you culinarily.
Now, for packing. Think practically and bring only the bare necessities with you:
*three extra phone chargers or phones, leopard cases a must
*refillable water bottle (don’t waste a drop: California is in a serious drought)
*horse food (in case you see a rogue polo pony roaming the grounds, which are, after all, polo fields the remaining 50 weeks this year)
*wet wipes (to wipe down whichever set of shoulders you climb onto while Drake performs)
*pink pen and paper to send paper airplane love notes to Vic Mensa and Alison Wonderland while they perform
*a Lomo’Instant camera, for photos that turn into instant calling cards (write your name on the back of each one and see how many suitors you can collect at each gig)
*enormous earphones to block out any unwanted noise as you move from stage to stage
*sunglasses (to wear at night, when it really matters)
April 02, 2015
You’ve barely survived April Fools’ Day and a less-than-salutary beginning to spring, but you can’t help notice the days are longer and the sun is shining just a little bit brighter. Even though 48 degrees isn’t exactly warm, you have decided to leave the scarf and hat behind today and exchange your boots for a pair of ballerinas. So while you scour the trees for sprouting buds (and delight in the odd patch of crocuses at your feet) remember that spring is really when New York’s cultural institutions come out of hibernation. So even though you’re still cold and pale, some of the year’s best plays, exhibitions and performances are there for the taking, so go out and explore.
Just in time for this weekend’s release of Simon Curtis’ “The Woman in Gold,” Neue Galerie –my favorite museum not only because it comes in my mother tongue – puts its most famous possession “The Woman in Gold,” Gustav Klimt’s portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, on display, along with drawings, archival materials, photographs and sister paintings to fill out this fascinating story of Klimt’s favorite muse.
Head a few blocks further north to the Museum of the City of New York for something completely different but equally fascinating and important: “Hip-Hop Revolution: Photographs by Janette Beckman, Joe Conzo, and Martha Cooper.” With more than 100 photographs taken between 1977-1990, this exhibit charts the early, and arguably most important days in the evolution of hip-hop.
In anticipation of the Tony Awards, March and April have become the busiest months for the year’s best theatre. Three plays make my cut, though I advise seeing as many different plays on, off and off-off Broadway as you can this month.
The late playwright Wendy Wasserstein’s seminal classic “The Heidi Chronicles” is the sort of play that never really goes out of style, no matter how firmly rooted in its time it may be. The wonderfully nuanced Elizabeth Moss as Heidi Hollander reminds us that over a lifetime a woman will always have to fight against compromising her political, philosophical, romantic and familial ideals, regardless whether it’s 1968, 1988 or 2015.
Former teen star and reigning queen of Coachella Vanessa Hudgens makes her Broadway debut as Gigi, the famous French courtesan-in-training dreamed up by Colette and immortalized by Leslie Caron in Vincent Minnelli’s 1958 classic musical. Rewritten for a millennial audience, this new production brings “Gigi” to youngsters who have yet to revel in the willful and romantic young girl’s journey to finding uncompromised true love.
One of my favorite playwrights, Bathsheba Doran, has written another brilliant play about the “The Mystery of Love & Sex.” A young woman confused by her own desires and secrets collides with her parents (played by Tony Shalhoub and Diane Lane), who are mystified by their own as well.
This weekend, if you must go to the cinema, indulge in some guilty pleasures. An old school, golden-hued biopic, including a major Nazi theft, a famous painting, Helen Mirren trying out an Austrian accent for size and Ryan Reynolds in a pair of wire-rimmed glasses, “The Woman in Gold” is your perfect antidote to a long work week. And you’ll get a little history lesson thrown in for free.
Still trying to get through the Goldfinch three years later, and dying for a new book or two? Pore over Rizzoli’s new “Snapshots of Dangerous Women” (hundreds of women smoking and being bad) and try the superbly witty “Between You and Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen” by Mary Norris, the New Yorker’s reigning copy editor, so we can all finally learn perfect comma placement (and a few other things).
March 13, 2015
We’re thrilled to announce DVF’s third New York City location… on Thursday, March 26 we are opening our doors at Brookfield Place! We invite you all to celebrate the occasion with treats and champagne all day and a visit from our Global Brand Ambassador, Brittany Hampton, from 6-8pm.*
To further fête downtown’s newest destination, we’re sharing some of our favorite spots in the area. So mark your calendar for a downtown day on March 26, and in the meantime, follow us on Twitter at @DVFBrookfieldPl.
Art Nouveau lamps, art deco railings, one-of-a-kind clocks… this is the perfect spot to find salvaged and original treasures to create an elegant, eclectic space.
The Mysterious Bookshop
We’d come in for the name alone, but a charming shop and 35 years of expertise in mystery books and periodicals, first editions and rare editions certainly doesn’t hurt.
A true New York City classic, everyone from Andy Warhol to Lorne Michaels has been a regular–for good reason. Stop in for the Niçoise, a glass of wine, and the people watching of course!
Champagne, treats, and sunny décor. What’s not to love about Alli Webb’s blowout bar? Make a quick stop here between a new look from DVF and dinner with the girls.
Pier 25 – Hudson River Park
Between hiking, swimming and sailing, Diane is always inspired by the outdoors. This park is a sweet escape within the city with lawns, games, and a perfect river view.
Tribeca Film Center
This community center for filmmakers also hosts the annual Tribeca Film Festival. Prepare to be moved, entertained and inspired from April 15-26 (but get your tickets now)!
We’re new to the neighborhood! Our third New York City shop is the best place in Lower Manhattan to explore our ready-to-wear and accessories collections.
March 02, 2015
We love the world through the eyes of Natalie Joos: witty, unexpected and always with a vintage twist. The stylist extraordinaire took our Spring Collection to L.A., where she found herself some It girls and fabulous locales and started snapping away. Over the next few weeks we’ll be revealing Natalie’s gorgeous, sun-soaked images, so check back, and read more about the shoot, inspiration, and tips for wearing these Spring styles now.
Tell us about your inspiration for the shoot.
The inspiration started with the clothes. Diane and her team had envisioned this collection in Saint-Tropez. It was for the fun, chic and relaxed girl on the French Riviera. Names like Brigitte Bardot came to mind and I felt it had something ‘50s too. Since I was going to be in Los Angeles, I imagined this collection could work very well in a pastel-colored environment, with a retro twist. When my producer showed me the Pink Motel, I know we had to shoot there. The rest was all improv.
And how did you decide on the girls?
I always have my ear on the ground for the new It girls. In each city I visit and want to shoot, I find out from reliable resources, in this case one of my previous muses and local LA girl, who the cool kids on the block are. Then I do my research online and on Instagram and start to form my own image of them. Z Berg looked really fun and photogenic and I loved the fact that she was in a band. She suggested to shoot with her friend Paige, a very pretty girl who happens to be dating one of Z’s exes. I loved the organic nature of the process. As soon as we spoke on the phone I knew we’d have fun together. They had the right kind of energy and enthusiasm.
What about the Spring Collection drew you to an old hotel in LA?
We had a lot of different ideas before we landed on the hotel. We thought about a house with a pool, or the beach, or the Venice canals. But in the end we thought the colors would pop best at the Pink Motel. For me the collection has a retro feel, a little bit ‘60s at times, sometimes ‘70s, and I thought it worked well against an old pastel backdrop like that. It would also give the shoot that Cali feeling.
How does New York vintage differ from California vintage?
California vintage is more grunge and bohemian. New York is a little bit more structured I would say. But in the end every vintage store caters to the same customer. We all love old things and we wear them all over the world.
What was your favorite piece to work with?
I am really smitten with the little bralets. They’re so pretty and sexy!
Diane loves an unexpected twist, and your work seems to capture that so well. What can you tell us about the art of the unexpected?
In order to keep people interested you have to keep changing and moving forward. People get so bored of repetition. They want to be surprised, or shocked, or simply amazed. I am not a fan of the banal. I am always looking for new ways to not only inspire myself but also others. Fashion is about experimenting and about having fun. And if you want to keep people’s attention, you have to keep them on their toes.
Travel is such a frequent part of your work…what are your travel essentials?
I am a little bit of a travel expert now, I think. Packing happens on autopilot. Foremost I need earplugs! Can’t sleep without them. A moisturizing mask. A good book. My favorite sunglasses. My running shoes and gear.
Finally, for those of us for whom Spring has arrived but it’s still freezing, any tips on how to wear the things we love now?
The key is cashmere, on your bare skin. It should be your first layer: a tight fitting cashmere long sleeve T-shirt. I guarantee nothing gets through. I wore a white one under my Spring shirt for the DVF show, and it became super ‘70s like that. I wore “summer” pants during the Fall shows but I wore wool tights under them. Always a hat, to prevent your body from cooling down. Gloves. And at least 3 layers.
Winter doesn’t get to me at all.
February 16, 2015
What was the inspiration behind the collection?
It is always about a woman and this collection is called Seduction…by day, she commands her world and by night, she inspires fantasy !
What are a few of your favorite looks?
I love the pinstripe power dress with the soft chiffon top underneath…and the Catherine dress with its ruffled chiffon skirt…there is a great romper with lace paneling detail under a little smoking jacket. I love them all !
How would you describe the prints and colors of the collection?
Well, it is all about the masculine and feminine, the yin and the yang, the unexpected twist, so the focus is really when tweed meets lace. And even the tweed, it is in this colorful confetti print and you can do it on soft chiffon, so it is not really what you think of tweed. And the lace is very sexy on slip dresses for evening, on little rompers. The palette is grounded in black and ivory with shades of red to give it that edge. There is also a bold cosmic blue. The key print is a floral daze and it is beautiful on long chiffon gowns, or something as simple as a chiffon top with a little twist detail.
What is the key accessory?
The Double Agent bag encompasses the whole collection…it is chic and structured, with the most beautiful shape, but it has a sexy little envelope on the outside that zips right off…it is really a double agent of a bag…it’s a solution and a best friend !
February 12, 2015
Without so much as a polite warning, Fashion Month seems once more to be upon us. Gird your loins because this thing won’t stop until you’re all mincemeat – attractive and sartorially evolved mincemeat, but mincemeat nonetheless. Fashion always wins. Instead of running away to a foreign country or that part of your apartment that has no phone reception, here are a few essential items you can actually fit into one bag (our Voyage Foldover Pochette!) that will ensure you glide through the next few weeks without so much as ruffling one feather.
Since your face will do most of the talking (you’ll never have time to take off every single coat, hat, scarf, glove before the show is over) make sure it’s in peak condition. The day before the your first fashion day stay home for at least 15 minutes, cover your Number 1 asset with this clay Bliss mask, take 4-12 selfies, LOL to yourself, and clean it off. You will probably compromise your entire bathroom in the process, but it’s worth it. Dab this simple, nourishing Kate Somerville Age Arrest eye cream anywhere in the vicinity of your peepers and go to bed early (slash watch Netflix all night). Before you leave the house the next morning, prime your skin with this magical Tom Ford primer (I have it on authority that Tom himself grinds opals, diamonds, pearls and sunshine into this potion) and cover up your red winter nose with this invisible Chanel concealer. After carefully studying at least 7 Youtube tutorials, apply a few swooshes of Kevin Aucoin contouring powder in tandem with his highlighter and you’re ready to go.
When everyone asks you about your new glow, tell them you only just got back from St Barths and this racket is just so exhausting, and you’re through with city life. Take a croissant out of your bag and eat it with maximum crust spillage so you can pick the crumbs off your lap in place of talking to anyone else.
I never advocate a lot of makeup since we are all more or less perfect as it is, but everyone needs at least four different lipsticks in their bag and the aforementioned Mr. Aucoin knows exactly what a girl wants: red, magenta, purple and pink. Layer the colors, switch them out, use them as a pen to take copious notes: these colors are as versatile as they come. But remember to lick your lips before you take your Kor shot: a little bullet of raw, cold-pressed organic ginger, lemon and cayenne juice, or a coconut, lemon and turmeric version. I like to have at least four per day, but my tooth enamel would suggest otherwise.
To keep your cool, these candy-colored healing crystals may or may not do the trick. If anything they are a good conversation starter (or ender, depending on whom your seated next to) so bring them along to manage your chi. Another very constructive activity is to bring a book and read between shows, or while you’re waiting for your FROW seatmates to arrive. I like a little bit of Italo Calvino myself, but it could really be anything, Winnie the Pooh or See Spot Run are equally effective.
Finally, if you, like me, are running out of outfit options by Day 3: sunglasses, phone cases and statement jewelry can always be switched out and are wonderfully distracting. No one will notice that you’ve been wearing the same black turtleneck since January.
October 14, 2014
Spirited and fresh, the Irina is a sweet addition to the wrap dress family. With a jersey top and light chiffon skirt, the Irina emerges in a flash of twinkle cobalt or this geometric spray featuring dots of candy colors. Contrast the Irina’s movement with a strong stiletto and an oversized clutch in our shade of the moment, aubergine.
October 02, 2014
Olivia Palermo was recently spotted on the streets of NYC in our leather wrap dress, styling it with a white collared shirt for a chic and polished look.For a touch of glamour, she added our favorite Haley Studded Sunglasses, the same style Daria Werbowy wore in our Fall 2014 ad campaign.
Meanwhile, we’re happy to announce that sweater weather is here at last! Bella Thorne looked lovely in lace running errands in her DVF Doreen sweater.