I remember it clearly, the day my mother came home with her first Diane von Furstenberg wrap dress. I am pretty sure it was just like the one above. It was 'cool', as I would have said back then. It was in the 70's and the dress magically transformed her from everyday housewife in the suburbs with six kids to a sophisticated woman of the world. My Father said she looked very 'chic'. That sealed the deal, she was a new woman. I could tell she felt differently too. The power of a dress. Funny that.
This all came to mind while reading an article in the Huffington Post.
'Life After 50: What Can Diane von Furstenberg Teach Us About Starting Over'
Diane von Furstenberg has had an interesting life. By the age of 28 she
had created the famous wrap dress, was a successful businesswoman, style icon and was pretty much living the American dream. Things changed. By the time she was in her 40s she had given up control of her company, moved to a house in Connecticut and lived a quiet life. By 50 she was ready to go again. She bought back the company, remarried and reinvented herself.
Barbara Hannah Gufferman met with Diane not to long ago. She mentions that
Diane believes women are their best, most confident and sexiest after 50.
I like that thought :)
What impresses me most about Diane are her thoughts on being a woman today.
The article is worth reading (here).
Be Comfortable, wear clothes that feel good and make you look better.
Be Confident, self confidence makes us more beautiful as we age.
Be the Priority, be your best friend and take good care of you.
Be Compassionate, engage in activities to create a more compassionate world.
Be You, "if you are healthy and comfortable and feeling good about yourself,
then you'll give of an aura of confidence, sexiness, and power"
Forget rules and just feel good about you.
I like the way this woman thinks :)
Diane's attitude shows in her recent collection.
Her enduring style carries on and we are lucky that it does!