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Star Power:
The Prita Shirt Dress

An effortless silhouette? The celestial print of the season? One of Diane’s favorites? The Prita Shirt Dress in Twinkle Cobalt is a triple threat. Pair it with a chic heel and clutch for after dark, or brighten up your winter days by throwing it over tights and your favorite pair of boots. Step out into the world and watch as the stars align.

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Journey of a Dress:
Jourdan Dunn

As the Journey continues, model Jourdan Dunn takes the wrap dress from “a day of business to a night of laughter with friends.” Read more about Jourdan’s wrap story below and watch the video for a day in the life of one of our favorite faces.

Tell us your journey of a dress wrap story?

I was on a quest to find a dress that is suitable for all occasions, for travel, business meetings and out with friends. The wrap dress was the perfect piece. When I wear one I think of Diane and all that she has accomplished in her life. It’s a reminder to dream big and believe in yourself and do it all with style!

How would you describe your personal style?

Street Chic with a bit of sophistication.

What does the wrap dress mean to you?

The wrap dress is a statement piece. It is timeless, comfortable, versatile.

What is your must have item this season?

The Maddie Lace Detail Dress is the perfect black dress that can be dressed up or down. It is simple, sophisticated, chic and makes a powerful statement.

What’s at the top of your Holiday wish list?

The Sutra Crystal Minaudière! It is perfect for holiday parties & red carpet events.

Do you have any words that you live by?

“Always believe in yourself and stay true to who you are.”

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The Tuxedo Effect

The holiday party circuit is just around the corner, and it’s time to think outside that perfectly wrapped box. In search of a bold, head turning, it’s time to really go for it cocktail look, we landed on this feminine twist on the tuxedo. Unexpected—a jumpsuit and a blazer?—and irresistibly chic, this look combines fine tailoring with just the right amount of sparkle. Add a pop of color with a clutch and shoes that shine on the dance floor. Enjoy it all.

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Last Night:
A Book Party for “The Woman I Wanted To Be”

Last night, worlds collided as fashion favorites like Naomi Campbell, Natalia Vodianova, Ivanka Trump and Natalie Joos converged upon the Bloomberg media empire to join hosts Hillary Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, Annette de la Renta, and Michael Bloomberg for an evening to fête Diane’s new book, The Woman I Wanted To Be. Our favorite moment, as captured on Instagram, involved Michael Bloomberg playing the part of Diane in her iconic Newsweek cover. A pocket square on a wrap dress? We like it! Now, flip through to see what other stylish revelers wore for the occasion.

 

 

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The Tuxedo Effect

The holiday party circuit is just around the corner, and it’s time to think outside that perfectly wrapped box. In search of a bold, head turning, it’s time to really go for it cocktail look, we landed on this feminine twist on the tuxedo. Unexpected—a jumpsuit and a blazer?—and irresistibly chic, this look combines fine tailoring with just the right amount of sparkle. Add a pop of color with a clutch and shoes that shine on the dance floor. Enjoy it all.

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Star Power:
The Prita Shirt Dress

An effortless silhouette? The celestial print of the season? One of Diane’s favorites? The Prita Shirt Dress in Twinkle Cobalt is a triple threat. Pair it with a chic heel and clutch for after dark, or brighten up your winter days by throwing it over tights and your favorite pair of boots. Step out into the world and watch as the stars align.

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Journey of a Dress:
Jourdan Dunn

As the Journey continues, model Jourdan Dunn takes the wrap dress from “a day of business to a night of laughter with friends.” Read more about Jourdan’s wrap story below and watch the video for a day in the life of one of our favorite faces.

Tell us your journey of a dress wrap story?

I was on a quest to find a dress that is suitable for all occasions, for travel, business meetings and out with friends. The wrap dress was the perfect piece. When I wear one I think of Diane and all that she has accomplished in her life. It’s a reminder to dream big and believe in yourself and do it all with style!

How would you describe your personal style?

Street Chic with a bit of sophistication.

What does the wrap dress mean to you?

The wrap dress is a statement piece. It is timeless, comfortable, versatile.

What is your must have item this season?

The Maddie Lace Detail Dress is the perfect black dress that can be dressed up or down. It is simple, sophisticated, chic and makes a powerful statement.

What’s at the top of your Holiday wish list?

The Sutra Crystal Minaudière! It is perfect for holiday parties & red carpet events.

Do you have any words that you live by?

“Always believe in yourself and stay true to who you are.”

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Last Night:
A Book Party for “The Woman I Wanted To Be”

Last night, worlds collided as fashion favorites like Naomi Campbell, Natalia Vodianova, Ivanka Trump and Natalie Joos converged upon the Bloomberg media empire to join hosts Hillary Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, Annette de la Renta, and Michael Bloomberg for an evening to fête Diane’s new book, The Woman I Wanted To Be. Our favorite moment, as captured on Instagram, involved Michael Bloomberg playing the part of Diane in her iconic Newsweek cover. A pocket square on a wrap dress? We like it! Now, flip through to see what other stylish revelers wore for the occasion.

 

 

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Jessica Joffe:
The Last Minute Gift Guide

If, like me, you’re only JUST getting around to the thought of holiday gifts, here’s my one-stop-shop (otherwise known as the Internet) for super-ultra-last-minute gifts bound to put a barely perceptible smile on the pickiest receiver’s face.

For that person we all know who goes into deep hibernation before the presents are even unpacked until Epiphany (January 6) there’s only one thing you can feasibly get her: A gigantic, unreasonably soft Tabula Rasa cashmere blanket (or two. My address is listed below). Build a fort, wrap a cocoon, pack a picnic (if your hibernator also likes to eat), turn it into a cape. The possibilities are endless and toasty. www.tabularasa-ny.com

For the frustrated decorator: our amazing friend Bronson van Wyck (almost definitely a genius), who stole everyone’s attention on House of DVF, has opened the doors to his Holiday Workshop this year to provide magnolia wreaths, gilded antlers, silver julep cups and most importantly his patented Arrowhead Farms Morning After duo. Whether you drink alcohol or not, his Bloody Mary and Bellini mixers are so delicious I like to inhale them straight from the bottle (shhh). For a more civilized, though less orthodox approach, I recommend using the julep cups, filling with ice, your poison of choice and topping off heartily. The (reindeer) antlers are hand-gilded and make for excellent centerpieces (or if you’re feeling particularly enterprising and fidgety, why not procure some string to make a rustic mobile?) There’s something for everyone here. www.theholidayworkshop.com

For the workaholic: to restore some of her shine, the only solution is buckets of jewelry. In anticipation of our own jewelry launch, two of my favorite designers have just the thing: sparkly half moon ear cuffs (you may recognize them from multiple appearances on House of DVF) and a delicate gold and leather choker by Melroso. If your approach is that more is always more, a handful or three of crystal chains, bracelets and earrings from Fallon will do the trick. I like to mix and match: but that’s mostly for wanting my cake and to eat it. www.melroso.comwww.fallonjewelry.com

Speaking of cake: don’t have the time to go procure decorations AND the best dessert of all time? Why not get Flour Shop’s divine Amirah Kassem, human firecracker and baker extraordinaire, to bake you an edible Christmas tree ornament? Nothing tastes better than her cakey delights and nothing looks better either. I would like the jury to know that I had to be restrained from taking a large bite out of this floury bauble during the photoshoot. www.flourshop.com

For your multiple personalities: oodles of perfume. Favorite perfumer Frederic Malle is home to some of the best perfumers the world has ever known. These artisans are responsible for some of the most complicated, refined, otherworldly scents you’ve ever smelled. For the winter season my favorites are L’Eau d’hiver and Musc Ravageur (for those of you who like to do the ravaging). If that’s not enough, the beautiful candles (here in Saint des Saints) is the perfect antidote to goose fumes and inevitable family strife. For a lighter, more unisex touch, I recommend Le Labo’s Figue candle (personalized for each user), Ambrette solid perfume and the Fleur D’oranger body wash. Mix and match as needed. www.fredericmalle.com; www.lelabofragrances.com

For you: the only thing your skin needs right now, at the end of a no doubt busy and productive year, is to relax and recover. Nothing will help on this path more assuredly than Rodin’s legendary Olio Lusso. The simplest and most effective skin oil on the market it will erase all your sins and add some virtues you didn’t even know existed. NB: The practical and mobile lip balm can be used for more than just a chapped lip if necessary and slips effortlessly into our flirty minaudière for the myriad of holiday parties you’re no doubt invited to. www.oliolusso.com

For the irrepressible athlete/vacationer there’s only one option: the Cover Swim gingham two piece. Whether you’re paddling off those extra pounds in the pool or making like a noon-time lizard on the deck of your boat in St. Barths, these extraordinarily cool and protective swimming costumes are made from a fibre that protects your skin more effectively than any sunblock you can come up with, with a UPF of 50+. Made in Dallas, these beautiful pieces have saved me many times from turning the color of my hair upon making contact with the sun. www.coverswim.com

For the pickiest member of your family tree: why not tuck an assortment of gift cards in one of our glitter card cases? No complaints! No wrapping paper!

For everyone: because I know my readers have impeccable manners, these hand printed, moody thank you cards from Well Received will make gratitude the first thought on your mind. You’ll invent excuses to send thank you notes: for the air we breathe, our health, friendship, family, and this helpful gift guide giver. www.well-received.com

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LOVE ACTUALLY:
THE CELESTE ROMPER

The season’s crowd-pleasing, irresistible, romantic and totally heartfelt…romper has arrived. In a playful lips print, the Celeste packs a serious punch, without taking itself too seriously. Pair it with a mini bag and heels for a night out and prepare to be noticed.

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The Little Black Dress That Could

If you’re feeling festive— and not in a reindeer sweater kind of way—we give you the Jaslene dress.  High on sex appeal and low on fuss, this one-shouldered wonder will be your go-to party dress all year.  With chic beading detail and a subtle a-line silhouette perfect for dancing, it also meets that immediate holiday need. Add a metallic heel and a shimmering wristlet and you’re out the door.  All without a santa or snowflake in sight.

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Accessories Are The Punctuation!

From boldly printed wallets to a sparkling fortune cookie change keeper, there is no shortage of bright ideas for the holidays. Punctuate that little black dress with a sparkling mini bag, or clip a bright red lip onto your favorite tote. A horseshoe and evil eye bring good luck, so give one to a friend but remember to keep one for yourself!

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We Love Lucy:
The Jumpsuit You Need Now

The new Lucy jumpsuit is Bianca Jagger meets Gwyneth Paltrow meets Beyoncé which is to say—and we do not use this expression lightly—it’s everything. With subtle embellishment and a novel take on our classic chain link, it’s the perfect mix of rock and roll and polished elegance. It’s downtown, it’s uptown; effortless and refined.  It also happens to have office holiday party written all over it. We show it here with a neutral clutch and black heels, but a pop of color might be fun, too.

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