Dynamic Duo: Diane von Furstenberg and Ken Downing Take Chicago!

Diane von Furstenberg visited Neiman Marcus Michigan Avenue for a rare appearance and runway presentation and (double bonus) Ken Downing curated the show! I had the opportunity to go backstage prior to the presentation and chat with Ken as he meticulously styled the models in Diane von Furstenberg’s fall collection with fun sunglasses, blingy jewelry …

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Got Enough Leather? Now You Need Lace!

Yesterday, a 16 year young lady I know exclaimed to me, “I have a leather jacket just like that!” She was referring to the oversized black biker jacket I was wearing (and lately have been wearing it practically daily). For a brief (and I mean very brief) moment I thought, “Am I dressing too young for my age?” But then quickly I thought of Diane Von Furstenburg, who I had the exciting opportunity of meeting just the night before at Neiman Marcus in Chicago, and I thought of what she was wearing – leather and lace! Yes Diane von Furstenberg wore a black biker style jacket with an olive lace skirt, both from her collection of course

New York Fashion Week Spring ’17: Diane von Furstenberg Reimagined Classics

The first Spring/Summer collection since Diane von Furstenberg stepped down as head of her decades old namesake collection is one to be remembered. Jonathan Saunders, the new Chief Creative Officer for the brand, showcases his spin on the fashion icon’s collection, which took the classic silhouette and bias cut of the wrap dress and gave it a bit of an update. Needless to say this style can’t get any more classy and sophisticated, but Saunders managed to re-imagine the well known styles of DVF by presenting then in a new and modernized light perfect for the lady who still admires classic DVF but craves a bit of a modern twist

Celebrity Style Steal: Ashley Olsen’s Business Cool

Bring out the white and creams for this spring season with an easy-to-wear, Ashley Olsen inspired ensemble. Start off with an Equipment white button down blouse. This essential works for the office and you can throw it on with a pair of denim shorts for the weekend. What makes this neutral outfit work is the texture from the skirt.