Diane von Furstenberg

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March 8th was International Women’s Day, of which Diane von Furstenberg is a huge supporter. In the spirit of this holiday, Diane von Furstenberg has launched a contest in which you can win a $5,000 DvF Shopping Spree, trip to New York City, and a chance to have a seat at the 2009 DvF Fashion Show. This prize package is absolutely amazing and it is simple to enter. All you have to do is write an essay about the women who inspire you. The contest runs through April 19th, 2008.

Description: Diane von Furstenberg believes in the transformative value of women’s participation in society. In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8th, DVF invites you to share the love with an inspirational story about a fabulous, strong, intelligent woman who has nurtured or inspired you. What woman has accentuated the spirit of camaraderie of women, mentored or encouraged you? Submit a photo with a detailed description or write a blog, with photos if you’d like, of a woman who has positively impacted your life. The winner will win a trip for them and a friend to NYC for a $5,000 shopping spree at Diane von Furstenberg’s flagship NYC store plus two tickets to the DVF Spring 2009 fashion show!

Read more and enter at Diane von Furstenberg Women You Love HERE!

diane von furstenberg crocodile wrap bag
Diane von Furstenberg Crocodile Wrap Bag

We have an update on the Diane von Furstenberg bag we brought you earlier this week. The Diane von Furstenberg Crocodile Wrap Bag costs $10,000. It is the epitome of casual-chic with a touch of exotic refinement! But the price tag is very high. Start counting pennies in your piggy bank. For now, I am sticking to loving the leather version. This is going to be a huge hit for DvF and really put her name into the handbag market.

Diane von Furstenberg Wrap Bag
Diane von Furstenberg Wrap Bag

We all know Diane von Furstenberg for her stunning clothing collection, mainly her dresses. There is not a season that passes that I don’t buy at least one of her amazing numbers. Her innovative design and casual feel appeals to all audiences. And while her clothing is top notch, her handbags that we have seen have ranged for the very affordable Floral Tote to the outrageous Gold Heart Bag costing $36,000. While her handbag collection has been few and far between, I kept yearning for the chic appeal that is seen in her clothing line on a bag. She has done it! I am enthralled with this bag. The Diane von Furstenberg Wrap Bag combines her house favorite wrap dress into a stunning leather bag, making a must-have option from DvF. This is the ideal bag that I have been waiting for from Diane, combining the practical ingenuity and the laid-back design. This leather choice is named denim, but it is very reminiscent of the fabulous Hermes Blue Jean color. The pale gold hardware adds a delightful subtle sheen and the wraps of leather straps finish off the look to make it very recognizable. This large tote comes with a small DvF embossed purse which is a great addition. This is a total must and now I am thrilled to watch Diane create new and exciting handbags for seasons to come. Buy through Net A Porter for $900.

And if the leather version is not enough for you, there is an exotic crocodile version that was spotted on the runway also. I am awaiting information on the price of the crocodile bag.

Diane von Furstenberg crocodile Wrap Bag
Diane von Furstenberg Crocodile Wrap Bag

Diane von Furstenberg Floral Tote

After spending the long weekend in Key West, it is extremely evident to me that everyone has spring and summer on their minds. Everyone in Key West did at least, as the temperatures reached a balmy 85 degrees and the un-sightly sweat marks on everyones shirts were out in full force on the island. What I know I need for this summer is a great beach tote. It is the beach, and because of this, I refuse to pay huge amounts of money for a bag that can be ruined. Even if I had unlimited funds, I wouldn’t buy a bag that I could ruin just to lug to the wet and sandy beach. I ran across this exclusive Diane von Furstenberg Floral Tote which is covered in Fiji flowers and warm blues and browns. The best part about this tote is that 10% of the proceeds from each sale will benefit Dress for Success (an international, not-for-profit organization offering services designed to help disadvantaged women find jobs and remain employed). This bag is cute, cheap, and large enough to carry many of your necessities, 21″W X 14″H X 8″D. Buy exclusively for $45 via Saks.

Diane von Furstenberg Heart Bag
If you had $36,000 spare dollars, which would you buy?

The hoopla behind the Diane von Furstenberg Wrap Dresses has yet to die down. It may have taken a small itsty-bitsy step down, but it is far from falling. To me, this is still what DVF is known for, her wrap dresses and sultry apparel line. Who would have known she makes accessories, and enormously pricey ones at that. I am all for thinking outside of the box and following your heart, and DVF does just that, follows her heart full of gold to design the Diane von Furstenberg Heart Bag. Now I am pretty sure Diane herself is not slaving for two months over creating this bag, but this piece of art is created by a master goldsmith over a two month time period. The amount of gold is astronomical for a handbag, or just to own. Merely half a foot in diameter, the gold heart bag is lined with lush black suede and features a silk black strap. Some of you thought the Judith Leiber Bag was only to be looked at, well now what do you think of this? Personally, give me $36k to spare and I’d much rather opt for a stunning BMW 328i Coupe and still have $700 to spare. If you are high rolling, buy this masterpiece of gold art through DVF for $36,000.

What would you buy with $36,000?

{Thanks Caitlin!}

A woman who means business, Diane von Furstenberg sent her Fall 2007 line on the runway keeping it practical and true to her roots.

Diane von Furstenberg Fall 2007

Beginning with what she knows works, DVF sent out a black signature wrap dress in ruffled taffeta which was later followed by a stunning silk fuchsia wrap dress. If you do not own a DVF wrap dress I highly recommend buying at least one; they are a wardrobe staple. Easy to wear to work or dress up for a night on the town, the fuchsia silk wrap dress is stunning for fall.

Diane von Furstenberg Fall 2007 1

Lots of legs are being seen all over the Fall 2007 runway. Chic dresses are paired with matching coats that can easily be thrown together with another outfit or worn together. Elegantly stunning, the coat would be perfect for the chill of fall.

Diane von Furstenberg Fall 2007 2

The color palette for fall is simple but perfectly appealing. Large white polka dots on a black background along with the fuchsia I adore are a perfect match.

My own personal style; young, fashionable, and comfortable, are all emanated in this line. DVF brings workable fashion to Fall 2007 which will soon be seen hanging in my closet ;-)

Via Style

Diane von Furstenberg Red Convertible Bag

Red was always a color I strayed from. Lately, I am drawn to it. It is so sexy and sultry. Lately I have also become literally obsessed with Diane von Furstenberg Wrap Dresses. The dresses are easy to throw on and very flattering. I wasn’t aware of the beautiful DVF accessories. The Diane von Furstenberg Red Convertible Bag combines slouchy with stylish. The body is ponyhair and the bag is trimmed in leather. There is a hammered brass ‘love knot’ which is based off out the DVF H. Stern Jewelry Collection. Pockets are what make this bag spacious and roomy- there are two side pockets and a front pocket with a diagonal flap closure. Pricey yes, beautiful yes – Buy it from DVF online for $1190.

via Luxist