By Laura Medina
Watch the entire interview on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWZjuubZxF0.
Former "Scoop" proprietor, Stefani Greenfield, has transited from shop owner to web host for Gilt Groupe's "Unracked" where she has amassed fifteen years of friendship and admiration into an informative, in-depth, sit-down interviews with fashion legends and emerging style influentials.
Here, they open to their old friend, Stefani, about what it takes to be a successful designer and how one can discover personal style without breaking the bank. But, if you must, they will tell you how to have fun doing it.
Each twenty to twenty-five minute interview is chunk full of advice and compassion for new talent and for the average person.
You can catch the whole eight part series on giltgroupe.com/unracked.
Diane von Furstenberg reflects on being a veteran, a designer, and being a woman.
She told Ms. Greenfield she decided to become president of Council of Fashion Designers of America because it is the older, wiser designers' and bigger brands' duty to help the young designers to rise up to keep brands and the industry vital.Even though she hates airing her runway shows right off the bat, Diane loves surfing the net. Digital photography helps her in making new prints when she shoots barks, stones, and leaves while hiking then turns them into prints.
She further ruminates on what it takes to be a success as a woman and her years as a designer.
1. Pay Attention. When she noticed that young, hip girls were buying her original wrap dresses from thrift and vintage stores but the dresses were worn out and the prints and colors were faded, she figured it is time for a comeback. But this second time around, the fabrics and prints will be fresher and the colors more vibrant.
2. Power of Words. Never say the word, "die."
3. Don't think a Mistake. It's an experience. It's a failure at that time and you learn from it.
Of course, you want to know what Blair and Serena are going to wear next season.
The draped and ruched, sunset dress could be for Blair while the spangly mini in coral beadings could be for Serena.
Daman bluntly said his job is to make the characters believeable and relatable. With the show's two most sophisticated couple, Chuck and Blair, his job is to not make them into caricatures.