I agonized for weeks over which to attend. IFB or FABB? The big blogger dilemma of 2011. I ended up deciding on FABB – because I’d been reading Lucky since I was 19… and because I heard that Diane von Furstenberg would be speaking. Also, Lucky gave me a complimentary ticket. I don’t know what I did to deserve that, and I’d already bought my IFB ticket… but it made me feel pretty awesome.
Back to DVF! She didn’t disappoint! It’s rare in one’s lifetime to get to hear someone so charismatic, charming, brilliant, independent, and all out amazing as DVF speak. She was poised, relatable… do I sound like I have a lady-crush yet? I’ve been coveting her designs for years, and only just now (as an-almost-thirty-year-old,) been able to buy them at the non-sample sale prices. On special occasions. I love her.
She talked a lot about getting into design. (Did you know – her first creation was actually a wrap top with matching skirt?) She spoke of wanting to be independent, to never need to rely upon anyone. And of making it. (Four years into it, they were making 25,000 dresses a week!)