Wednesday, September 14, 2011

All About DVF

As most of you know by now, the biggest speaker booked for the FABB Conference was the amazing Diane Von Furstenberg.  She was the first to when we walked into the room, she was already seated on stage.  Everyone was awe-struck simply by her presence, but when she began to talk, you could have heard a pin drop.  Hearing her share her story was truly incredible and the nuggets of wisdom she imparted to us, I will never forget. 

Showing off her outfit

Isn't she just gorgeous?

Holding her Harper Connect Handbag

I was furiously scribbling notes the whole time she spoke - some quotes that stuck with me (and impressed me) from her talk were:
  • All women should have children & all women should have an identity outside of their children/family.
  • You have to learn how to breathe & have buffers between you & the world.  Never get so busy that you lose yourself.
  • As nice as it is to receive good feedback, it doesn't help you get better.  You learn the most from criticism.
After she was done speaking & answering questions, we (the 3 musketeers) literally jumped over chairs and pushed our way to the front of the room to get a chance to meet her.  Just as it was my turn to introduce myself, her assistant told her it was time to leave.  Thankfully, she saw the disappointed look on my face and grabbed my hand to pull me on stage with her.  I was almost too shocked to speak, but I managed to mutter how grateful I was to meet her & what an inspiration she is.  I'm so thankful that Tiffany was ready with camera in hand & quickly snapped this picture of us, before Diane was ushered away by her staff.  It was a moment I will never forget.



Real Girl Glam said...

WOW! I'm in awe of her and I wasn't even there to see her in person! What an exciting experience.

My Dressy Ways said...

What an AMAZING opp! That last photo of the two you is meant to be in a frame!!!

Fashion By Alicia said...

Love it! I watched her on the Lucky FABB live stream but I would have loved to meet her in person. I am so jealous but so excited for you!

Alysson said...

oh my gosh! what an awesome post! I am so jealous you got to meet her...AND you have a picture! glad you had a great time.

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

two of the most beautiful women. i have a feeling i am going to say this on every post but i am SO dang jealous. this sounded like the most amazing conference ever. i just adore DVF.

xoxo, jenn
the stylish housewife

Patti said...

That's great! How exciting for you.

Sarah said...

OMG!!!! That is SO awesome! Love the things you bulleted here that she said - so inspirational! You look BEAUTIFUL in this pic, so so happy you got this opportunity!


grace - stripes and sequins said...

It was so amazing seeing her speak. I loved your recap! Did not know you were going, wish we could have met up!

a Sequin Dress at Breakfast said...

so fun meeting you last week-and yes diane was incredible to listen to!


Marissa at Style Cusp said...

OMG OMG - i WON the Harper Connect bag. Yes that gorgeous baby is on it's way to my house :) Just thought I'd throw that out there, since you're the first person to have a good shot of it that I've seen yet!

I completely agree with you on all about DVF. She was awe-inspiring, motivating, beautiful, and so real. Adored her.


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