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DvF’s wrap dresses // The stalker dress

I’m still struggling with taking my own photos, so I thought I’d make make a fool of myself so you wouldn’t notice how fuzzy the picture really is!
Just last week, I told you how much I love a wrap dress and how it makes everyone look good, no matter your body shape (see here). Today, it was time to bring out a dress from the queen of wrap dresses, Diane von Furstenberg. Check out her Wrap Shop here!
As the then wife of Prince Egon of Fürstenberg, Diane started her fashion company in 1970, to “be someone of her own”, and already in 1973 the sale of her knitted jersey wrap dresses took off. She sold more than FIVE MILLION wrap dresses over the next few years! She was a regular at Studio 54 and the wrap dress came to symbolise the free and independent woman we’d all like to be.
Then the market lost interest in the wrap dress and she was forced to sell her licenses to avoid bankruptcy.  But DvF is not a quitter and in 1997 she started the company Diane von Fürstenberg Studio and relaunched the wrap dress, apparently more moderately priced this time around. Slowly, the company has grown and today she carries women’s wear, sunglasses, shoes and accessories, while also designing high-end jewelry for H. Stern and funky carpets for The Rug Company. She is mentioned as one of the 26 most fascinating entrepreneurs on Inc. here.
My white and pale blue DvF wrap dress, in the softest silk jersey, is several years old, but the great thing about her dresses is that they never go out of style! Most of them have a retro print anyway, which will always be in fashion, as long as you don’t choose one that is too loud or too busy.
There is a funny story to my dress: I “forced” my boyfriend at the time to attend Daily Candy‘s first (and one of few) sample sale in London. He surprised me by saying yes – I think he was dying to see what a sample sale was all about. Anyway, as I like a good lie-in, we didn’t get there until over an hour after it had opened and there was no DvF to be seen. The people who came first had grabbed as many as they could carry and hung on to them until they had seen everything in the sale, and then made their final selection. While I was trying on other stuff, my BF took it upon himself to stalk the DvF horders around the sales floor, catching any dresses that any of them put down. Soon, he got hold of one in a ridiculously small size and managed to trade it for a larger size with another woman! He was so proud when he came back with the dress – and we quickly named it the stalker dress…
As per usual, it was freezing this morning, so I teamed the stalker dress with a fitted denim jacket and my floral scarf. I like how the denim dresses down the dress and makes it more casual. On my arm is my Longchamp tote:
On my feet were incredibly comfortable pale blue heels from NoaNoa – the perfect heel height for us tall gals at about two inches:
And just in case you’re interested, here are my never to ripen but very pretty cherry tomatoes:
  • Thanks a lot! Can I hire you as my photographer?!?

  • I love this post! You look really smashing!

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