It's not that I'm not a fan of "mainstream" fashion, but overall I do find "eco-fashion" a lot more interesting – the risk-taking designers, always evolving textiles and heightening profile of the industry in general.
That being said, I am a sucker for a classic design… a Chanel suit (vintage, of course), a Halston gown and definitely the Diane Von Furstenberg wrap dress. I've had a crush on that silhouette since my mother wore a handful of them in the 70s. There's something about DVF's style that is unparalleled. With her design, she has mastered the combination of bold patterns, clean designs and a flattering cuts… but to me, more important than that, she is the greatest example of an incredible & independent, easy-elegance and exotic-though-still-urbane lifestyle look.
For years I've secretly (and not-so-secretly) wished that DVF would start producing her line with "green" textiles, using fair trade labor practices… but for now, I'm still waiting. What I can do, in the now, is pay hommage to her bohemian-meets-uptown approach to interior design, her fearless use of pattern and her stunning mix of design styles.
Disco, deco & JLO… who else could pull that off?!?
Animal prints are key. Zebra, leopard, ocelot… as long as the pattern looks luxe (and not cheapo tacky), they're fair game!
The Mod Zebra recycled content rug tiles by FLOR and a fast, easy and "eco" means to acheive that bold DVF look from the bottom up.
For the boudoir, don't be afraid of bold, bright patterns – because DVF certainly isn't! CB2's Gion Organic bed linens celebrate a delicious fusion of Orient-meets-Mod.
She's a lot to live up to… but it's certainly fun trying!
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