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Countdown to Fashion U

October 8, 2009
Editors of Teen Vogue magazine

Editors of Teen Vogue magazine

So I am literally marking X’s on my calendar as I anxiously wait for October 23rd, or in other words, the kick-off for Teen Vogue’s Fashion University 2009.

Last year I went and it was an amazing networking experience. I got to meet holy fashion designers and magazine editors right in the heart of New York City.

This year, there will be seminars featuring designers Kimora Lee Simmons (the designer for Baby Phatt), Derek Lam, Thakoon, Cynthia Rowley, Rebecca Minkoff and so many others.

I already signed up for the seminars I want to attend and I am so eager to meet Eric Daman, the costume designer for the hit show Gossip Girl. I also get to listen to Frances Pennington, a marketer for Juicy Couture which for me is a HUGE deal because Juicy Couture is one of my favorite brands. In addition to getting a tour of Teen Vogue offices, I also get to listen to fashion & style bloggers.

And, to celebrate beforehand, Juicy Couture is hosting a special retail kick-off event at their flagship store on 5th Avenue. H&M is also hosting a special retail event the following evening.

So now the most important question is, what should I wear?


It girl to icon

October 1, 2009
Diane von Furstenberg, photo by Peter Lindbergh, courtesy of

Diane von Furstenberg, photo taken by Peter Lindbergh, photo courtesy of

Her style is effortless, her character is wise and her designs are legendary.

Diane von Furstenberg, the iconic designer who for those who may not know, created the wrap dress back in 1974, and since then, that dress has become a timeless piece in fashion history.

I recently picked up the latest issue of Harper’s Bazaar and read the six page Q&A on the designer who’s thoughtful insight graced the pages with her confidence.

Asked the popular and unsurprising question, “How would you describe your own style?” DVF said, “I’d like to think that my style and the clothes I design are effortlessly elegant and sexy…I think there’s nothing more beautiful than a woman who’s confident.”

Personally, I think DVF is such a great powerful female figure in the fashion industry and an inspiration to not only young designers but to young women everywhere that want to be successful–no matter what kind of business or industry. She is a feminist, a grandmother and the ultimate style expert.

I am looking forward to meeting her at the end of October! I’m going to Teen Vogue’s Fashion University in New York the weekend of October 23rd where I will get to rub elbows with holy fashion designers, editors and other prominent professionals in the industry. DVF is the keynote speaker and for that matter, the key person I will be looking out for that weekend.