Friday, January 14, 2011

"I didn't know what I wanted to do, but I knew the woman I wanted to become."


Last night I heard DVF speak at the 92Y. If you have heard Diane von Furstenberg speak you know she is confident, lovely, business savvy, and above all else, sexy.  Born in 1946, every move she makes exudes sex appeal and self love (in a good way). She was honest, interesting, and inspiring. What most struck me most was her focus on the business side of her brand rather than the creative side - the mini autobiography she gave was a story of a successful business woman with what she describes as two careers.

In the cheekiest of ways she mentioned that after only 4-years on the market they were making 25,000 wrap dresses a week, "That's 50,000 sleeves!" said DVF.

My question for the day: do you DID's out there know what type of woman you want to become? Did you always know? I did! I always wanted to be a diva. I remember quite vividly dancing and singing by myself to Someday by Mariah Carey. I was 11-years old and already 5'7" (taller than all the boys in school). Close your eyes and picture my awkward-teenage self wanting nothing more than to be like Diana Ross or Sydney Rutledge from Swans Crossing. Terrifying!


  1. I love DVF and everything she stands for. She's so inspirational and awe-inspiring.

  2. I also wanted to Sydney from Swans Crossing. Who knew she would grow up to be Buffy the Vampire Slayer!