So, you’ve got an hourglass figure, huh? Lucky you! This is one of the least common body shapes making it extremely sought after. And when it comes to famous hourglass figure icons, there’s no shortage of stunning examples. Let’s take a trip down memory lane and remember Hollywood legends like Marilyn Monroe and Sophia Loren, who epitomized the classic hourglass shape and always dressed to impress. Fast forward to today, and we’ve got some more contemporary celebs flaunting their beautiful curves. Think Christina Hendricks, Dita Von Teese, Kim Kardashian, Scarlett Johansson, Salma Hayek, and Jennifer Lopez… Now we’re guessing you clicked on this article because you want to know how to dress for your body. And we also know dressing an hourglass can be a bit intimidating…That’s why we’ve created this guide to help you every step of the way! First we’ll start by identifying if you truly have an hourglass body or if you’re more of an inverted triangle (hey, both gorgeous shapes!) before diving into the styling tips and tricks you need to show off your upper body, cinch in that waist, and flaunt your feminine curves. Definition of the hourglass body shape An hourglass silhouette is all about curves in the right places, a fuller bust and hips, petite waist, plus wider shoulders for true symmetry. It’s common to mistake this shape for the inverted triangle or rectangle. How can you tell them apart? Easy! The key difference is the balance between the upper and lower body. An hourglass shape has equal proportions, while inverted triangles have wider shoulders and rectangles have less defined curves. How to tell if you have an hourglass figure If you want to be absolutely sure you’ve got an hourglass body shape, grab a measuring tape and note down your bust and hip measurements. […]Read More
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Pippa Middleton Is Pregnant With Her First Child
The Middleton’s have quite a bit to celebrate this year. Not only is Kate Middleton having her third baby but it appears that Pippa Middleton and hubby James Matthews are also expecting. As revealed by The Sunday Express the couple whom married in May 2017 are indeed having a baby. This is Pippa and James’ first child and naturally the mother-to-be is “thrilled and overjoyed” a friend tells The Sunday Express. Having already undergone her 12-week scan, Kate was the second person after James Matthews to be informed of her sister’s pregnancy and she was said to be “delighted” upon hearing the news. Pippa is reportedly due in October, and with Kate about to drop anytime soon, a Royal Wedding on the way and another baby to be expected from the Middleton camp, 2018 is sure to be a year to be remembered.Read More
Kate Middleton vs Meghan Markle: Who wore Diane Von Furstenberg’s Zarita dress best?
The eagle-eyed fashion police have been quick to figure out that the Diane Von Furstenberg dress Kate Middleton wore last night to the Anna Freud National Centre charity gala held at Kensington Palace was seen on none other than our gal Meghan Markle back in 2012. Further cementing the fact that the sisters-in-law to be share a similar sense of style. While Meghan opted for a navy, shorter version of the elegant lace-sleeved “Zarita” dress, the Duchess of Cambridge recycled her more demure floor-length interpretation which she’s been pictured in twice already when pregnant with Princess Charlotte in 2014. If the decision as to whom wore it best was down to Meghan, we suspect she’d concede to Kate. Describing her look as somewhat of a fashion faux pas, while speaking with Glamour UK she said, “I was going to this event and there was this D.V.F. lace dress with a zipper up the back, and it was so fitted, and had tea-length sleeves. . . . I bought one in navy and black. It was too tight, and too short, and my hair was too polished, and everything about it was trying too hard.” Who do you think wore it best? Kate or Meghan? If you’re leaning more towards Meghan’s camp, you’ll be pleased to know her take on the Zarita dress is on sale over at MatchesFashion.com.Read More
It’s not too late to snap up these 10 wardrobe essentials (all on sale!)
There’s no better time to snap up your essentials than during the end of year sales. From the wrap dress to the day bag, skinny jeans to blouses….while reinventing your wardrobe for the year ahead, update it with these timeless pieces… 1. The Day Bag We all need a great day bag. It’s got to be sturdy enough to carry our gadgets and stylish enough to transition from day to night. Cue, this black leather shoulder bag with a detachable strap courtesy of Marc by Marc Jacobs. It’s practical, cute and versatile. Marc by Marc Jacobs Leather Shoulder Bag, £445 £311, available at MyTheresa 2. The Monochrome Dress With monochrome set to be a major trend for SS15, you can’t go wrong with this staple from Mango. The high street retailer hit the nail on the head with this minimal monochrome zigzag dress. At just £13 (yep you read correctly), it’s pretty much free! Mango Monochrome Zigzag Dress, £44.99 £13 available at ASOS. 3. The Biker Jacket We do love the super cool biker jacket and no wardrobe is complete without it. Pair with skinny jeans, a statement t-shirt and a killer pair of heels for the ultimate “seasonless” look. Pull & Bear Leather Biker Jacket, £99 £70, available at ASOS. 4. Over The Knee Boots Practical and chic, like the gladiator sandal over the knee boots are here to stay and it’s a good thing too ‘cause when snow strikes they’re the perfect go to footwear! Trish Pull on over the knee boot, £149 £89 available at Dune London. 5. White Trouser Suit A classic and currently a celeb favourite the white trouser suit oozes elegance and sophistication. Plus it’s a great “party” life saver when you just can’t find anything to wear. Not white but close enough, we love this cream trouser suit […]Read More
Get party ready with hairstyles straight from the catwalk
With party season on it’s way, there’s no better time to try out some of the fab hairstyles spotted on the SS15 runways. From sleek straight hair to reinvented buns and silky braids, here’s 10 hot hairstyles you can recreate at home. Tribal Looks and Gorgeous Hair This year’s tribal looks and patterned frocks are ideal when coupled with sleek, straight locks parted at the centre. Add purple eye shadow, a metal choker, and it’s an instant smash hit! Herringbone Braids One of the most casual (and lovely) looks spotted on the catwalk was the Herringbone braid. A transitional look, this style is perfect for both day and night, The Part and Bun – Redefined Another way to highlight super-straight hair is by using products such as ‘My Nava hair straighteners,’ then brush your hair back into a sleek pony or ballet bun. Apply grey shadow to your eyelids, or draw a line down the centre of your part. These recreated looks offer fast and easy transformations! Pretty Pastels with Simple Style Pastels and floral prints are in the spring forecast. Fresh country cottons, gingham and headscarves, make dressing a breeze. Hair that is brushed, and allowed to flow, is a look that is as refreshing as it is feminine. Keeping it Simple If you’re not a fan of too much fuss, keep it simple. Let your hair down and keep it loose and parted. Glam up your look and accent your eyes with knockout eyeliner, in bright neon shades. Side Parts Shift the part to one side to create a natural look. The beauty of runway hairstyles is in their natural simplicity. The fashions are all about reinvented style, with cuts, twists and plaits that are stress-free and youthful. Side Parts, Hair Clips and Long Hair Play up the […]Read More
The December covers we’re crushing on. Which is your fave?
What better way to cement your return than on the cover of Vogue Australia? Model and actress, Gemma Ward graces the cover in Dior Couture and we think she looks fab. Celebrating it’s 55th anniversary, Vogue Australia is the fourth oldest in the world after it’s counterparts Vogue US, UK and France. In other mag cover news, are you loving the the December issue covers as much as we are? Kate Moss has not one but two for Vogue UK of which we prefer the simple shot of Kate wearing a named necklace. In contrast, Nicki Minaj is decadent and fierce on the cover of V Magazine. Like Kate, Nicki was photographed by Mario Testino and she certainly left an impression. Testino tweeted, “Nicki rocked us with her looks and her strength. She was comfortable in all situations.’I was amazed by her.” Shot by Steven Meisel, Carolyn Murphy looks every inch the supermodel for Vogue Italia while inspirational Carey Mulligan glows for Harpers Bazaar. Last but not least, she’s back causing a storm on Instagram….how could we not include our beloved Rih Rih. Hitting stands on 18th of November, Rihanna shines on the cover of Elle USRead More
Diane Von Furstenberg wins Harper’s Bazaar Fashion Icon award
It’s no secret that we love Diane Von Furstenberg. Not only is her latest book The Woman I Wanted to be a great read but she gives the best advice and let’s not forget she pretty much changed the landscape of fashion with her iconic wrap dress. We’re not the only ones that think DVF is an inspiration to women everywhere. Last night saw the Harper’s Bazaar Women Of The Year Awards in London. Held at Claridges and hosted by Harper’s Bazaar in association with watchmakers Audemars Piguet, Estee Lauder and Selfridges, DVF was presented with the Fashion Icon award by fellow designer Victoria Beckham. The mum-of-four praised DVF in her speech saying, ‘Diane, you’re the woman I want to be, and the woman every other woman in the room wants to be.” Yes Diane, you are most definitely the woman we want to be. Other winners included the gorgeous Rosie Huntington-Whiteley who won model of the year (another well-deserved win), Carey Mulligan went home with the Inspiration award and designer Roksanda Ilincic picked up Business Woman of the Year. Click here for the full list of winners. Best dressed? With her glossy mane slicked back, winner of the Breakthrough of the Year award, actress Margot Robbie looked AMAZING in this stunning yellow evening-gown!Read More
New York Fashion Week SS15 highlights from Diane von Furstenberg, Victoria Beckham, Alexander Wang and more
New York Fashion Week continued to get bigger and better over the weekend, as more designers showed the lucky attendees – and the rest of the world – what they’ve been cooking up for the spring/summer 2015 season. The Diane von Furstenberg finale was probably the highlight of her show given that Naomi Campbell debuted the final look in the collection – talk about a fierce ending and going out with a bang! Although adorable little Harper was absent, Victoria Beckham’s loving husband and son Brooklyn were in the FROW to support her – and it’s a good job too as the show seemed to go flawlessly and her debut shoes seemed to go down pretty well too. We definitely think they’re her lucky charms! From the military inspiration at Victoria Beckham to the downright stunning red carpet worthy dresses at Monique Lhuillier, here are some of our highlights from NYFW over the weekend: Diane von Furstenberg Victoria Beckham Monique Lhuillier Alexander WangRead More
First look at Diane von Furstenberg’s ‘House of DVF’ trailer
As November is edging closer and closer, more details of Diane von Furstenberg’s House of DVF reality TV show are coming out – and there’s nothing quite as exciting as a trailer, is there? The Diane von Furstenberg House of DVF trailer doesn’t actually give much away, and we have to admit that we’re still a little bit in the dark about what this ‘fashion reality series’ actually entails. Is she looking for her next top model or maybe even an intern? Who knows! However, we do see the designer herself making an appearance which is pretty exciting, and it looks like she is displaying a no-nonsense attitude which we bet will make for great viewing. “I have a feeling you are the bitch of the group,” Diane says in what appears to be a one on one with one of the girls. Ouch! We love it already and we’re not even sure what’s going on. Surely the sign of a great show! Check the trailer out for yourselves below and let us know what you think. Diane von Furstenberg’s House of DVF will premiere on E! in November – don’t forget to set the Sky +. http://youtu.be/DxDJ4Ut4HVERead More
Diane von Furstenberg unveils limited edition Google Glass collection
We’ve waited patiently for what seems like years, but we’re ecstatic to announce that after all the hype, Google and Diane von Furstenberg will finally be launching their highly anticipated DVF Made for Glass collection. The collection is the perfect blend of technology and fashion, incorporating the creativity of Glass Explorers with the DVF aesthetic in the form of some beautiful frames and shades. “I have always been fascinated by technology and as a brand, DVF embraces technology,” Diane von Furstenberg said. “It is a very natural fit for us and we are delighted to be on the forefront with Glass.” We got our first peek of the revolutionary glasses when they first collaborated on “DVF Through Glass”, a film which provided an insider’s view of Diane von Furstenberg’s spring/summer 2013 runway show during New York Fashion Weekand we’ve been hooked ever since. Seems like a lifetime ago now, doesn’t it? The full collection will launch on June 23rd on the Google websiteand as exclusive edited packages on Net a Porter so keep your eyes peeled. [Image c/o Google]Read More
Kimye get their Vogue cover, M&S reveal new Leading Ladies, and Kristen Stewart’s Chanel pics leak
It finally happened! Kim Kardashian and Kanye West landed the American Vogue April 2014 cover! [Vogue US] Former Gossip Girl Leighton Meester covers Fleetwood Mac… and she’s pretty amazing! [Refinery 29] Pharrell Williams has announced a long-term partnership with Adidas Originals! Yippee! [Grazia] Are these the leaked pictures of Kristen Stewart’s debut ad campaign for Chanel? [Glamour] Marks and Spencer reveals its new Leading Ladies… [Marie Claire] Diane von Furstenberg’s reality TV show is heading to E! [Fashionista] Karl Lagerfeld doesn’t think Cara Delevingne is a stand-out beauty! [Telegraph]Read More
Couture beauty looks, Ralph Lauren Olympic uniforms, and Keira Knightley’s pout
We’ve seen the fashion, now let’s get a closer look at some of the prettiest beauty looks from Couture Fashion Week in Paris. [The Cut] Prince Charles doesn’t want us to obsess over what Kate Middleton wears anymore! [My Daily] Go behind-the-scenes of David Beckham’s upcoming H&M Super Bowl commercial! [Marie Claire] Marc Jacobs loves going matchy-matchy with his fave fashion editors! [Fashionista] The Olympic uniforms Ralph Lauren designed for Team USA aren’t going down too well with everyone! [Styleite] Diane von Furstenberg scrutinizes her own style over the past four decades; a great analysis! [Grazia] Not everyone is a fan of Keira Knightley’s signature pout; Karl Lagerfeld however, is not one of those people! [Telegraph]Read More
4 dresses every woman should own!
Is your wardrobe literally bursting with clothes, yet you still find yourself uttering the phrase “I’ve got nothing to wear?” on a regular basis? If that sounds like you, you’ll be pleased to know that you’re not alone. However you don’t need to go on a Clueless style shopping trip to fix the problem; all you need are these four dresses that are perfect for each and every occasion. Never will you have a sartorial crisis again! LBD You don’t need us to tell you that no woman’s wardrobe is complete without a signature little black dress. Whether you want it for date night or cocktails with the girls, you can never go wrong by slipping it on and accessorising around it. Wear with a statement necklace, a bling-tastic clutch bag and sky-high heels to really command attention, or a chic yet totally wow-worthy selection of fine jewellery that unrivalled understated look. The beauty of an LBD is that there are no wrong ways to accessorise! Wrap Dress Diane von Furstenberg will tell you that every woman needs a wrap dress in her life; of course she would because she is the Queen of wrap dresses. They’re super figure flattering and are great for all occasions and women of all ages – especially those who have been blessed in the curves department. The Kelly Brooks and Kim Kardashians of this world. Occasion Dress We all have those occasions that creep up on us; we’re really excited about the lavish event yet become more and more stressed when the big day approaches as we find out that we don’t have anything to wear. Cocktail dresses are the perfect solution for such dilemmas and can be worn for all occasions whatever the weather. Statement Dress And when no other dress will do, […]Read More
This Seasons Must Haves!
We love autumn. We love the new trends that come with a new season and most of all we love updating our wardrobes. Any excuse! Here’s our top fashion fix pieces to pick up before winter rears its ugly head! THE WRAP AROUND DRESS Made famous by DVF, over at Bonmarche in-house designer David Emmanuel gives us his take on the inspirational classic and it’s a beauty. A simple golden rule of dressing well is to know your own shape and work with it, not against it. As the wonderful Gok Wan has proved to millions of ladies, there are lots of tricks to maximize your “good bits” and play down the less-so-pleasing. When it comes to looking good, it is not your actual size or shape that matters at all, it’s the cut and fit of the clothes you choose to complement your body proportions and colouring! In jewel block colours and various prints the erap around dress is flattering to just about any shape, which is why it’s a MUST in our wardrobe. The drape and softness of jersey is both snug as well as gently sculpting. With this dress falling around mid-calf, petite ladies might like to team with heels for work or a special occasion. THE PRINT DRESS Checks were much talked about in the upcoming autumn/winter collections and Bonmarche, as ever, are right on trend, with the David Emanuel Dogtooth print dress, another office or drinks party pleaser. This dress is sleeveless, so not ideal for anyone self-conscious about her arms. If you like to keep upper arms covered up, then the range of feminine lacy half sleeve tops is perfect for you. Team with metallic-stitch stretch style jeans for a casual smart combination. This will skim over the tummy area and create a fluid […]Read More
Paloma Faith vs. Rita Ora…Who wore Diane von Furstenberg better?
In the battle of gorgeous gowns this week, we have the eccentrically charming and sartorially accomplished Paloma Faith, going head to head with Jay Z’s favourite protégée this side of the pond, Rita Ora. Both rocking a Diane von Furstenberg Spring 2013 sequined gown, there was some serious shimmering action to take in, and we weren’t about to let this fash-off slip from our style radar! Paloma Faith wowed at T in the Park last month, as she took to the stage in said dress. In true Paloma style, she adorned the look with an over-the-top floral headpiece and matching Steve Madden platform pumps. But beating the 30 Minute Love Affair singer to donning the Diane von Furstenberg beauty was Rita Ora, who debuted the look at the Brit Awards nominations announcement back in January. Pairing the gorgeous gown with nude pumps, a soft lip and a slick of crimson on the nails, she certainly nailed the look (pardon the pun!) Picking a winner sure isn’t an easy task, especially when both contenders look this great, but we had to settle on a favourite…and this week, we’re going with the crooner guilty of serious style, Paloma! The look-at-me headpiece, retro-inspired hairdo and sky high heels all add interest to the mono-coloured gown. Rita’s look, on the other hand, is a bit too tonal for our liking. What say you? Whose look was a winner for you?Read More
Shakira in Versace and DVF for sexy Elle US July cover
Wow, American fashion glossies sure are loving their hot blondes at the moment, aren’t they? Yesterday we had Lauren Conrad posing pretty on the Marie Claire US July cover, and now it’s time to check out Elle US‘s offering, featuring sexy, booty-shaking songbird Shakira! Shakira was photographed by Carter Smith and styled by Joe Zee, and is wearing an edgy Versace tee with some chic Diane von Furstenberg shorts on the cover. Judging from her noticeably toned figure, you wouldn’t think that she had recently given birth would you? Shakira opens up about her hubby Gerard Pique, as well as what her new role as a mother is like. A great read! “I’m still trying to figure it out,” she said about motherhood. “And I have a feeling I will try to do the same for the rest of my life. Some people put it like it’s very idyllic, some people put it like it’s a torturing experience, but it’s not quite one thing or the other. It’s like life – it comes with everything.” Click here to read more of Shakira’s wise words and peek at more perfect pics.Read More
Beyonce does laid-back holiday style in Diane Von Furstenberg
You often get told not to pack your finest designer threads on your jollies for fear of them getting lost or ruined, but it doesn’t look like Beyonce has taken that advice. Not that she needs to, anyway. Beyonce was snapped looking relaxed and gorgeous on holiday in Cuba, wearing a cute little printed dress from Diane Von Furstenberg’s pre-fall 2012 collection. Check those (Sasha) fierce earrings out too – we love! We’re glad to see Mrs Carter let her hair down and enjoy some down time with her hubby. Figuratively speaking, of course; she is working that braided updo like a pro – if anyone’s going to convince us to attempt rocking that 90s hairstyle once again, Beyonce is the woman to do it. Do you like her laid back holiday style as much as we do?Read More
What to wear on Valentines Day?
Dreading February 14, least because you haven’t yet got your beau a bow wrapped present, but because you don’t know what to wear? Since when did something so small turn into a full-blown, breakdown-inducing incident? Our Valentine’s Day style guide is here to, well, guide you through your wardrobe problems on the mushiest day of the year (do we sound like romantics?) and ensure all the focus is on canoodling post-candlelit dinner, rather than worrying about whether that black dress is too passé to impress Peter. Let us begin with what you’ve got planned for Valentine’s Day; an intimate dinner for two? Party central? Or maybe you’re celebrating all day and expecting a surprise from your other half, and so want to play it safe with a day-to-night look? However you choose to celebrate on February 14 let out style guide help take the load off your fashion-burdened shoulders, so you can concentrate on playing star-crossed lovers with your lover. And for the singletons amongst us; who needs an excuse to dress up anyway? Just join in for no-strings attached fashion fun! Romantic dinner Dress, clutch and heels all available at My Wardrobe Day-to-night date Top, jacket, skirt and boots all available at Reiss Party central Dress and sandals available at TopshopRead More
What do Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and Diane Von Furstenberg all have in common?
…they’re all fairy tale princesses of course. Joining the ranks of Snow White, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella comes the fairest fashion princess of them all – the lovely Diane Von Furstenberg. With two fashion fairy tales already under her belt (Mannolo Blahnik and the Tale of the Elves and the Shoemaker and Christian Lacroix and the Tale of Sleeping Beauty) author Camilla Morton has worked her magic on DVF with her latest book – Diane von Furstenberg and the Tale of The Empress’s New Clothes. The plot combines the designers’ history with Hans Christian Andersen’s The Emperor’s New Clothes to make for a great story. DVF as a fairy tale princess isn’t so surprising as the designer is actually a real life princess – she met her Knight (or Prince rather) in shining armour in the form of German Prince Egon of Furstenberg at just 18 years of age and the rest as they say is history. It might be a bit late to gift as an xmas pressie but it’ll make a nice read over the holidays! [Style.com]Read More
Gwyneth Paltrow pretty in pink for InStyle UK January
InStyle loves a bit of Gwyneth Paltrow, which is why the mag has decided to kick off the new year by putting the beautiful actress on its January 2013 cover. Gwyneth was interviewed by Diane von Furstenberg (a lot of legends in one place!) and it’s clear to see that she felt comfortable around her friend as she really opened up to her. Gwyn and Di covered a lot of areas during their chat, with some of the subject being Gwyneth’s desire for more babies, her diet, and hubby Chris Martin. “Probably our artistic temperaments together,” she said when asked about what the hardest thing about her marriage was. “Artists are sensitive; there are ups and downs, mood-wise. Musicians need a certain gravitas and focus in order to write. The temperament that goes with someone who is creative can be challenging.” They seem to make it work though! Not long to wait to read more of the interview and see more stunning pics, as the magazine is out tomorrow! Will you be buying the January issue?Read More
Gwyneth Paltrow wears – and is interviewed by – Diane von Furstenberg for InStyle US October
Another mag cover you might have missed due to being swept up in London Fashion Week fever was Gwyneth Paltrow for the InStyle US October issue. And it’s quite a good’un! This isn’t just any old magazine cover though. Not only is Gwyn rocking a very daring purple Diane von Furstenberg jumpsuit, but she’s being interviewed by the main woman herself. That’s right, DVF has turned interviewer! And what did she ask the 39-year-old actress you ask? We haven’t read the full interview yet, but one snippet we’ve seen suggests that the pair talked about Gwyn’s enviable body and the diet she follows to keep it so enviable. “I was very strict for a while,” she said. “I was macrobiotic for a couple of years, then I got pregnant and just ate ice cream. “What I’ve learned is I want to enjoy my life, and food is a big part of it. I love to cook and feed people. I cook every day. I indulge but I don’t like sweets. My indulging is a fresh baguette with cheese and a glass of red wine or French fries and fried zucchini. Or a turkey burger.” Forget body envy, we have food envy right now. Someone get us a fresh baguette with a glass of red pronto! (We know it’s 9:30 am…) Gwyneth Paltrow’s InStyle US issue is out on Friday, so grab it quick before it sells out!Read More
Top stories this week: Blake Lively gets married, NYFW kicks off and Kate and Wills go to Singapore
Blake Lively marries Ryan Reynolds Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds tied the knot during a secret ceremony at the weekend with all their close friends and family in attendance. Oh, and the bride wore Marchesa! Read more here! New York Fashion Week begins Victoria Beckham, Jenny Packham, Prabal Gurung and Vera Wang are just some of the designers who showcased their spring/summer 2013 creations on the New York catwalks this week… Read more here! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge go to Singapore Prince William and Kate Middleton have officially started their Diamond Jubilee Tour, with Singapore being their first port of call. Read more here! Technology meets fashion in the Big Apple! The announcement of the iPhone 5 isn’t the only thing geeks and fashionistas are getting excited about this week, as the Google Glasses were tried and tested at Diane von Furstenberg’s NYFW show. Read more here! Yvan Mispelaere leaves DVF And speaking of Diane von Furstenberg, Creative Director Yvan Mispelaere has left the brand after working with it for two and a half years. Read more here! [Image]Read More
Yvan Mispelaere leaves his Creative Director position at Diane von Furstenberg
The world is still buzzing after Diane von Furstenberg’s incredible New York Fashion Week show which brought technology and fashion together, but now there’s something else going on with the label too. DVF creative director Yvan Mispelaere has just announced that he’ll be stepping down from his post after two and a half years of working with the label. “I am so grateful for the contributions Yvan brought to DVF and fully support him as he takes the next step in his career,” Diane said. “Yvan joined us almost three years ago and has added enormous value. He also put together a highly skilled design team to support our growth both in fashion and accessories. “I am very thankful and proud of his accomplishments here and I look forward to our strong team continuing to create the signature DVF look for when everywhere.” And before we get a repeat of the “who will replace John Galliano at Dior” saga, it’s being reported that no one else will take the job, and the design team will be led by Diane herself. We’ll keep you posted about Yvan’s new job! [Image]Read More
Google Glasses unveiled at Diane von Furstenberg’s SS13 NYFW show
Technology and fashion have been working together rather seamlessly for years now, but Google has once again brought something new to the table – and at New York Fashion Week of all places! Tech-geeks might have already heard about the Google Glasses – a new headset that allows users to impose digital images on the world around them – but NYFW was the first time anyone outside of the Google family had experienced them. Diane von Furstenberg – a revolutionary in her own right – seemed like the perfect designer to test them out, as she used the glasses to not only showcase her new collection on the runway, but to also give users an insight into what goes on behind-the-scene too. “Today we’re thrilled to collaborate with the visionary and celebrated designer Diane von Furstenberg,” reads a press release from Google. “For the past week, we’ve been using Glass to capture the DVF creative process from entirely new perspectives. Soon you’ll get a glimpse into what it’s like to design, prepare and experience the DVF show at New York Fashion Week through Diane’s eyes and a few other views.” A short film entitled DVF through Glass will be released on Thursday September 13th on the DVF Google+ page as well as Google’s YouTube channel. There’s no word on when the glasses will be available to the public, but would you guys even wear them? What do you think of their appearance? Star Trek springs to mind if you ask us…Read More
New York Fashion Week S/S13 finally kicks off!
You instantly know what Fashion Month is going to be like after the first few shows of New York Fashion Week, and judging by what we’ve already seen in the Big Apple, we’re going to be in for a real treat this September! We’ve been monitoring NYFW very closely from the moment the first model stepped onto the catwalk, and already have our favourites from the likes of Jason Wu, Altuzarra, DKNY and Victoria Beckham among others. Jason Wu’s outing also went down a storm, as the designer incorporated elegant materials with tougher edgier ones, achieving full-on contrasting looks. One of our faves for sure… kind of like 50 Shades of Grey meets Downton Abbey? And we assume we weren’t the only ones really looking forward to Victoria Beckham’s new line since – judging by last season – every big name celeb will probably be stepping out in one of her creations at least once this year! We were really keen on seeing award-winning Altuzarra showcase his spring/summer 2013 collection too, and we can definitely see why he was victorious. You may remember that we’re mildly obsessed with Awards Season, so are always on the look-out for ultra-glam dresses for the occasion. This season, we got our first taste of red carpet glamour from Monique Lhuillier (standard!) as she gave her evening dresses an aquatic theme. Simply gorgeous! DKNY gave us another instantly wearable collection with a range of standalone pieces and sexy separates for when you want to mix it up, while Diane von Furstenberg presented gorgeous, flattering, empowering pieces If we had the funds, we would shop our entire holiday wardrobe from DVF! Stay tuned for more coverage tomorrow! What has been your favourite look/collection so far?Read More
Arizona Muse poses for Diane von Furstenberg’s autumn/winter 2012 ads
Just in case you hadn’t worked it out from the rather, er, ‘subtle’ lettering, the ad campaign above is indeed for the one and only Diane von Furstenberg! Remember DVF’s surreal spring/summer 2012 ad campaign images that had no faces in them so we could imagine ourselves in the clothes instead of the models? Well, although the autumn/winter 2012 ones sadly don’t have a mirror on them (boo), we think there’s something still quite surreal about them, don’t you? And to be honest, we think we’d rather look at Arizona Muse’s lovely face as opposed to our own, so everything worked out for the best in the end! The ad campaign was photographed by Camilla Akrans, and was apparently shot in an abandoned air strip, which we think is pretty interesting. Definitely mixes things up a bit! Click here to see more pics of Arizona doing her thing, and to get a cheeky behind the scenes look at the gorgeous model at work. [Fashion Etc]Read More
What did Kate Middleton and sister Pippa wear to the Wimbledon Men’s Final yesterday?
We all tuned in to watch the Andy Murray/Roger Federer Wimbledon Men’s Final yesterday afternoon, although we have to admit that we enjoyed the cheeky glimpses of all the famous faces in the audience just as much as the nail-biting match itself. Kate Middleton looked elegant as always, even despite the weather and the tense game! The Duchess of Cambridge wowed in a white Joseph crepe dress and matching jacket, which she teamed with her Diane Von Furstenberg printed clutch to jazz up her otherwise plain ensemble. Not one to be outdone, Pippa Middleton also looked the part as she sat next to her sister in a blue, printed Project D dress with very on-trend peplum detailing. Which Middleton look do you guys prefer? Ps: we’d just like to say a huge “well done!” to Andy who, despite missing out on the trophy, still did us proud!Read More
Five figure-flattering dresses!
We all know that one of the best things about fashion is the art of illusion; just look to Dita von Teese and her endless supply of corsets for proof! But, we’re not asking you to get your Dita on everytime you want to step out in a figure-flattering outfit, which is why we’ve selected five of the best dresses in the shops right now to hug and flatter every single curve in a slightly less provocative way. No Martini glass necessary! We’ve got all the tricks in the book for you; vertical stripes, maxis, wraps and panel dresses all covered! 1. Paisley print maxi dress, £30, available at Dorothy Perkins 2. Candy stripe dress, £26.99, Yumi available at House of Fraser 3. Silk wrap dress, £229, Diane von Furstenberg available at Farfetch 4. Ruffle shoulder contrast dress, £149, Ted Baker available at John Lewis 5. Aztec panel dress, £20, Blonde & Blonde available at BankRead More
Rachel Zoe and Joseph Altuzarra among CFDA’s new members
The Council of Fashion Designers of America, i.e. CFDA, has got itself some brand spanking new members (26 to be exact) as the likes of Rachel Zoe, Joseph Altuzarra, Tabitha Simmons, Pamela Love and Tadashi Shoji have all gained membership status.Read More
Maxi vs.Short…10 snap-up-now summer dresses to shop!
Looking for the perfect summer dress? If you want to make a standout style statement at every single summer soiree you attend in the coming weeks, look no further than our edit of the top 10 sizzling summer dresses at shopbop! Brights, pretty pastels, florals and this season’s heady prints; we’ve got them all covered with our top picks! Short, breezy cocktail dresses are perfect for office-to-party style, and nothing quite says a lazy summer’s day like a flowing maxi dress! Maxi or short, which style will you be sporting in the sun? (From top left) Rory Beca Bondi Basic Wrap Dress, £125.43 DKNY 3/4 Sleeve Shirtdress, £227.76 Tibi Sleeveless Dress, £217.86 Raoul Kate Dress, £260.77 Diane Von Furstenberg Carpreena Mini Rose Jacquard Dress, £320.18 Velvet Drucie Maxi Dress, £114.87 A.L.C Luisa Dress, £458.82 Clover Canyon Stained Glass Maxi Dress, £139.30 Nightcap Clothing Long Fringe Dress, £254.17 Diane Von Furstenberg Naira Dress, £394.78Read More
Snap-up-now summer brights at shopbop.com!
Inserting a splash of desperately needed colour into our wardrobes right now seems like the only remedy to rid ourselves of the weather blues. Whether the sun decides to make an appearance or not, we’re storming ahead with the hope that it will and embracing all manner of colourful fashion wholeheartedly! Our favourite online shopping destination, shopbop.com, has once again come to the rescue, with fluoro-splashed-eye-popingly-bright wares in the form of delicious summer dresses, super-stylish and breezy tops, accessories in rainbow shades and a whole lot more to lift the grey mood. So, before you retreat back to your monochrome/grey/black winter uniform in the middle of May, take a peek at our top bright picks available to snap up at shopbop.com right now, and you’ll soon be giving Joseph in that Technicolor coat a run for his money ! 1. Diane Von Furstenberg Inaya dress, £420.36 2. Equipment Signature blouse, £142.07 3. Noir Jewellery Highlight Spark earrings, £64.52 4. Joe’s Jeans high rish skinny ankle jeans, £110.14 5. BCBGMAXAZRIA Kyle shorts, £96.45 6. Cobra Society Najet tapestry flats, £322.60 7. Holst + Lee Secret Garden bracelet, £101.02 8. KAIN Label Lula blouse, £120.57 9. Diane Von Furstenberg Vintage Collection Saffiano iPhone case, £31.28 10. Rebecca Minkoff Ostrich embossed Beau clutch, £212.07 11. Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent Jude Wedge Espadrilles. £129.04Read More
Alice Temperley finally gets a flagship store in London!
Very exciting news this morning: Alice Temperley is finally launching a flagship store in London.Read More
Suffering a fashion finance famine? Check out our top sale picks from shopbop.com
If like the British weather your fashion fund is experiencing one of many droughts, then read on… No fashion girl should be deprived of the best clothes, shoes and accessories, and if we could, we’d petition to formally include this as a basic human right. (Utter dedication!) So, to ensure your fashion rights are duly fulfilled, without complete depletion of your bank balance, we virtually ventured into the deliciously kitted out sale section of favourite online shopping site, shopbop.com, to bring you this week’s fash bargains. Go ahead, shop your heart out! 1. Diane Von Furstenberg Raiko Jacket, £398.69 £289.58, shopbop.com 2. Marc by Marc Jacobs Gemma Margery Necklace, £159.47 £115.83, shopbop.com 3. Boutique 9 Phylicia High Heel Ankle Cuff Sandals, £86.53 £62.85, shopbop.com 4. Tucker High Waisted Shorts, £163.79 £118.97, shopbop.com 5. Torn by Ronny Kobo Quincy Hand Painted Sweater, £132.88 £96.53, shopbop.com 6. Theyskens’ Theory Anen Mini Flap Bag, £200.89 £149.51, shopbop.com 7. Anya Hindmarch Huxley Tote, £986.73 £716.09, shopbop.com 8. Marc by Marc Jacobs Upfront Suede Platform Sandals, £222.58 £161.63, shopbop.com 9. Made Her Think Stud Pendulum Spike Resin Earrings, £110.67 £80.36, shopbop.com 10. Theodora & Callum Mustique Platform Wedge Sandals, £238.54 £172.85, shopbop.com 11. Citrine by the Stones Triple Facette Ring, £231.14 £175.09, shopbop.com 12. Diane Von Furstenberg Tamika Dress, £213.26 £154.89, shopbop.comRead More
Mulberry designs official Vogue Festival T-shirt!
To coincide with the first ever annual Vogue Festival in London this month, the event organisers have asked Mulberry to design an official T-shirt for the occasion… and the British brand very kindly obliged!Read More
Get the Look: Rita Ora in Hussein Chalayan
Rita Ora first hit the MFL when she turned up at the Vivienne Westwood Red Label show at London Fashion Week looking super-cool in a tailored blue-grey trouser suit, red lippie and shades. Since then her retro-fabulous style has been catching our eye all over the place; from the Brit Awards to her evenings in London. Being Jay-Z’s latest protégée does nothing to harm her street cred, but we think her style merits its own respect. Appearing at the NME Awards, Rita looked like a vision in white wearing a Hussein Chalayan trouser suit from the designer’s S/S 12 collection. She paired the masculine-inspired look with a spiked Christian Louboutin ‘Marquise’ Python Clutch and a gorgeous pair of nude B Brian Atwood ‘Bambola’ pumps. She might have looked a million bucks but, thankfully, we have tracked down pieces which will let you get the look for less. 1. Calling Apollo Jacket:This draped jacket from French Connection is the epitome of laid-back chic… £172, available at French Connection. 2. Farhi by Nicole Farhi White Stretch Trousers: These Nicole Farhi are a perfect summer staple and look just as good in the evening as in the day…£135, available at my-wardrobe. 3. Sultry High Platform Courts: We can’t believe these leg-lengthening nude pumps aren’t designer…£65, available at Topshop. 4. Diane Von Furstenberg Harper Clutch: Rock up the look with this Diane Von Furstenberg clutch. We love the metal hardware and tassel details… £355, available at Matches.Read More
Return of the Culotte!
Before embracing a revival of the 90’s culotte trend, we want you to remove all Brownie Guide uniform connotations from your mind. Yes, the culotte has been a form of uniform, even for schools, in the past, but its spring/summer 2012 revival made sure it was far from being tucked away under the school desk. Culottes made a serious comeback for the new season, spotted in striking blue and tangerine at Acne; with an athletic edge at Phillip Lim in the form of culotte shorts , whilst Jaeger London also flirted with the skirt- trouser go-between Although slighlty intimidating at first sight, thanks to the wide hem and voluminous feel; culottes are the new season power buy, and can even be worn as two distinguishable looks – a super wide-leg trouser, or culotte. Keep it fresh and wear the culotte in more ways than one. Its versatility in terms of shape allows you to embrace more than one look, and ankle-grazing, knee length or full length culottes look equally on trend. We’ve picked out snap-up culotte buys that will definitely keep your fashion friends guessing whether it’s a skirt, short or trouser day. M Missoni Culottes, £95, available at ASOS Diane Von Furstenberg Saliana Culotte Shorts, £100, available at Matches Rag & Bone Maxi Silk Culottes, £355, available at My Theresa Whistles Ellie Soft Culotte, £67.50, available at ASOS Pleat Front Culotte, £240, Jaeger London Rare Pleated Chiffon Culottes, £12, available at ASOS Daniela Gregis Wide Culotte, £544, available at farfetchRead More
Suffering a fashion finance famine? Check out our edit of this week’s best sale buys
It’s our favourite day of the week again, and there’s no better way to end this week with a sale bargain bang! Check out our Friday sale edit and get your fashionable mitts on these delicious goodies with an even tastier price tag. We’ve thrown in some embellishment as we’ve already confessed to our obsession with it, along with some super-desirable YSL metallic wedges. We’re suckers for summer pastels and wide-leg is the au courant trouser trend to sport. A pop of colour thanks to Burberry Prorsum and some serious finger ‘bling’ with Alexis Bittar’s statement ring will complete your week with sartorial perfection. We can’t wait to shop and still come back with our financial dignity, and bank card intact! From My Fashion Life HQ, Happy Fashionable Friday! Yvana Embellished Top, £440 £176, available at Matches Alexis Bittar Druzy Droplet Gold Smoky Quartz Ring, £258 £77, available at My Wardrobe Palazzo Pants, £50 £15, available at ASOS Plastic Jacket by Boutique, £150 £75, available at Topshop Yves Saint Laurent Maggie 110 Wedges, £1,105 £555, available at My Theresa Suno Scattered Floral Print Skirt, £535 £214, available at Matches Burberry Prorsum Patent Leather Shoulder Bag, £695 £419, available at My Theresa Kara Bell Sleeve Shirt, £89 £55, available at ReissRead More
Runway to Bedroom Mirror: Aquatic Affection
Create your own underwater odyssey with this season’s oceanic obsessions. Thanks to certain designers championing all things sea life, spring summer 2012 offered super-desirable, and highly wearable underwater inspired creations. Think Ariel Mermaid metallic, bright Nemo references and even the deep sea ice coolness of Jaws, as designers including Mary Katrantzou, Chanel and Versace introduced us to the fashion above sea-level. The conch shell clutch and fish gill-like qualities at Chanel had us dizzy, while Mary Katrantzou’s pixelated fish swimming across taffeta cocktail dresses made us want to dive into the delectable digi-prints. Stella McCartney’s ocean wave-edged printed jackets and slip dresses made us want to unashamedly surf on our aquatic high. Get on the trend surfboard with our top water world picks. Anya Hindmarch Valorie Glitter Clutch, £325, available at My Theresa Sportmax Fido Silk Sequin Kimono Blouse, £1,208 £604, available at Matches Yves Saint Laurent Arty Glass Stone Ring, £159, available at My Theresa Marc by Marc Jacobs Silver Flat Sandal, £244, available at My Wardrobe Silver Strappy Maxi Dress, £38, available at Topshop ASOS Seedbead Wrapped Collar, £8, available at ASOS Diane Von Furstenberg Wanata Top, £266, available at Matches Alexis Bittar Pave Crystal Accented Woven Oval Earrings, £165, available at My Theresa Pacific Star Bodycon Skirt, £20, Topshop Reiss Kaylin Shell Hard Case Clutch, £110, available at ReissRead More
Style Rescue: Is Emeli Sande stuck in a safe style rut?
OK, we get it. Emeli Sandé has an unbreakable bond with dark clothes, and quite frankly, we’re here to destroy the peace. Oh, how we love this uber-talented, mohawk sporting songstress. Her vocals are magical and her superstar singer status was further cemented by landing the Critics Choice Award at this year’s BRIT Awards. Although the Heaven singer didn’t appear on stage to collect her impressive accolade, she made a rather unimpressive red carpet appearance in a drab, collared monochrome dress. Now cast your mind back to this year’s ELLE Style Awards and you will recall a rather criminally underdressed Emeli, again in a dull dress. Once is a mistake; twice is a sartorial crime! We’ve latched on to Emeli’s basic dress demands: full sleeved, knee length, no plunging necklines and subdued hues. We’re willing to let her carry on with the first three, but the subdued hues are a definite no-no. For such high prolife, fashion-centric events we expected Emeli to pull out all the ‘notice me’ stops – we know her amazing hair turns heads all by itself– as the dress is really what it’s all about. So we’ve done the honours of banishing Emeli’s boring dress choices by replacing them with three dresses from go-to online shopping destination, Matches – all of which she would approve, of course. Celeb life isn’t a Tim Burton movie, after all, and nor should your wardrobe be, Emeli! Diane Von Furstenberg Blaire Dress, £395, available at Matches The Blaire dress boasts all the elements Emeli looks for in a dress: full sleeves, high neckline and a demure knee length hem. Even better that it comes in a season-appropriate pastel green and has a detachable waist-tie for better shape. Jonathan Saunders Avery Dress, £1,105, available at Matches We’ve reluctantly let Emeli wander back into noir territory with this black dress, but Jonathan […]Read More
Suffering a fashion finance famine? Check out our edit of this week’s best sale buys
At My Fashion Life, we absolutely love the thrill of landing a good fashion bargain. Seeing as it’s Friday, and everyone’s super-excited for the weekend (we’re clearly ignoring the hazardous weather conditions outside!), we’ve decided to do the legwork for you by selecting the best sale bargains of the week and tempting you into parting with – although, not much of – your hard earned cash! Yes we know, the sport trend was huge for spring summer 2012, but you don’t have to sweat it out when it comes to your fashion fund! A treat with a neat price = sheer perfection! From punchy prints and flashing fluoros to snake prints and sandals with a sporty twist; our sale edit will help you stay stylish not skint. Come on fashion girls, why else do you graft so hard?! Balenciaga contrast-trim knitted dress, £1,005 £325, available at Matches Moto studded hotpants, £36 £20, available at Topshop Dee Desert boots £100 £40, available at French Connection Morning Mist bow shirt, £77 £38.50, available at French Connection Printed pleated midi skirt, £40 £15, available at Topshop TOUCH Snake bowling bag £189.90 £94.90, available at Mango Sporty zip vest, £45 £20, available at Karen Millen Tabitha Simmons Bertie canvas sandals, £739 £298, available at My Theresa Yvonne Sporre flower tunic shirt £289 £95, available at My Theresa Diane Von Furstenberg skinny Naples trousers, £271 £135, available at MatchesRead More
Solange Style Edit: The Other stylish sibling
Forever mesmerised by older sister Beyonce’s otherworldly vocals, electric concerts and extravagant ninety-minute Oxford Street spending sprees, its high time we sat up and took notice of the waves younger sister Solange is making. Already a fashion frontrunner, FROW-ing at major international fashion shows and a super-successful DJ; Solange is clearly not one to live in her sister’s shadow. A frequenter on our best dressed radar; we’re not too interested in her rather impressive afro, or her sibling squabbles with mega star sister Bey over who looks the best in Louboutin’s latest offerings (yes, even super famous siblings argue!), but more her quirky take on fashion and how she always turns out looking incredibly stylish and unpredictably fresh. In honour of Solange’s delicious wardrobe and knack for pairing together the most unpredictable of fashion trends to make them look like they were meant to be, we’ve selected the best finds to achieve her style. Although, we can’t offer a superstar, mega rich sister or brother-in-law in our style edit, we can promise an enviable wardrobe that may just end up scoring you a FROW ticket. With London Fashion Week kicking off today (how convenient), you’d better get shopping, and fast! Rag & Bone Tuxedo Blazer, £389, My Theresa Joseph Indigo Leather Leggings, £675, available at My Wardrobe Diane Von Furstenberg Gelassia-Bis Sweater, £203, available at Matches Equipment DaddyEmbellished Silk Skirt, £265, available at Oxygen Boutique HAYDEN Heeled Sandals with Ankle Strap, £50, available at ASOS Hard Lace Dress, £190, available at Karen Millen Dannijo Capucine Necklace in Neon, £325, available at Oxygen Boutique Chain Print Skirt, £28, available at Topshop Pierre Hardy Medium Cotton and Canvas, £115, available at MatchesRead More
Fashion Calculator: Swap Antonio Federici Gelato for Diane Von Furstenberg’s neon pink Lytton clutch
Boutique ice cream is the stuff dreams are made of. But then again, so is the neon pink Lytton leather clutch from Diane Von Furstenberg. Although we’re being bombarded from every angle with the latest inspirations for next season, believe it or not, we still have a summer, and a summer wardrobe to get through. And, even though ice cream fits in well with summer temperatures, and, of course, with this season’s colour palette, we’re willing to give up this luxury for a satiating splash of neon. Banish the cold stuff to the supermarket freezer in favour of this party-perfect investment, in all its silver-tone signature twig clasp and detachable chain shoulder strap glory. Versatile and on-trend. Ice cream, what ice cream? 55 x Antonio Federici Gelato tubs @ £4.39 = Diane Von Furstenberg Neon pink Lytton clutch, £240, available at My WardrobeRead More
Diane von Furstenberg literally wants you to see yourself in her designs
Diane von Furstenberg has always been seen as a bit of a revolutionary, a trend setter, and a general queen of fashion. The latest ad campaign for her spring/summer 2012 collection is a bit different from the usual bunch of adverts we see, as in case you hadn’t noticed, her model seems to be missing a face…Read More
London and New York finally agree to move spring/summer 2013 fashion week dates!
To quote Hannibal in the wonderful The A-team, we love it when a plan comes together! The on-going conflict surrounding the spring/summer 2013 fashion week show dates has finally been resolved, as London and New York have agreed to change their schedules to comply with the new dates of the Milan and Paris shows.Read More
Best of 2011: Five minutes with
One of the many perks of working here at My Fashion Life is the fact that we don’t only mingle with some of the hottest names in fashion, we get to chat to them, too.Read More
Saint Diane Von Furstenberg steps in to save Fashion Week
We’ve avoided getting into it until now, but it’s about time we addressed the ongoing battle of the fashion weeks.Read More
From DVF to Andre Leon Talley: what fashion was doing on 9/11
Yesterday marked the 10 year anniversary of September 11, when two hijacked planes flew into New York’s twin towers and left behind them a city in utter turmoil. Here, some of fashion’s finest faces recall what they were doing on that day one decade ago.Read More
Beachwear for your body shape: Pear
So we’ve covered the apple and rectangle body shapes. Now on to the pear. Pear-shaped girls should try and draw attention to their top half. Bikinis with plain bottoms and patterned tops are ideal. It may be worth buying bikini tops and bottoms separately if you unable to find a set. Alternatively, asymmetric swimming costumes work well to draw attention away from bottom halves and draw the eye upwards. Here are our top picks… 1. Adidas by Stella McCartney Palm Print Bikini, £70 £45, available at Mytheresa. 2. Bossamare One-shoulder Swimsuit, £113 £56, available at My-wardrobe. 3. Vibrant sarongs and breezy beach-wrap skirts can also be a pear-shaped girl’s best friend. Beyonce and Kim Kardashian never hits the beach without theirs! Diane Von Furstenberg Sarong, £216 £108, available at Matches.Read More
David Downton is appointed Claridge’s new fashion illustrator
Renowned fashion illustrator David Downton has apparently been installed as the new artist in residence at Claridge’s Hotel in London – or so the rumours go.Read More
Handbag Hunter: Diane by Diane Von Furstenberg Brenda print canvas bag
Monochrome is massive for next season, so this white and black Brenda print canvas bag from Diane by Diane Von Furstenberg is right on the money.Read More