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Ciao, Bella:
The New Sheath Dress

The classic jersey sheath dress gets a summer makeover on the Bella. Well, we should say makeovers, but we’ll get to that! This particular Bella, a DVF exclusive, brings the boldest print of the Pre-Fall season to this crossover, tie-front style that feels so comfortable, yet looks fearless and modern with on-trend accessories like this essential mule and fringe bag. Prefer a petite print? Try this Bella instead. Or make a solid statement in this raspberry silk version. Can’t get enough? There’s always the edgy leather-and-jersey Bella, a favorite of Natalie Joos, to round out your collection.

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Take the Heat:
The Layla in Rose

We’re putting the spotlight back on the Layla dress. We’ve already shared how to wear this feminine, breezy style to summer weddings, but with things really heating up in New York, we’ve been turning to it for days in the office and weekends alike. One of Diane’s favorite silhouettes, the Layla is a must-have in this ombré floral, which gets a casual twist with an of-the-moment fringe bag and a wooden platform heel. Light and loose, you can’t get much cooler than the Layla dress.

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Jessica Joffe’s Fourth of July Picks

Whether you’re American, Australian, French, Russian, Icelandic or Cuban (and that’s just a smattering of countries who pledge allegiance to the red, white and blue) this particular tricolore salad may tug at your patriotic heartstrings. And that’s quite aside from how perfectly these three colors go together. I can personally attest to his: between my hair, my eyes and my ghostly pallor, it is incredibly wearable (or unavoidable). Added bonus: worn à trois it will also ensure that no one will be able to guess whether you’ve committed to one or the other political party until you’re safely inside the voting booth next fall.

But put all thoughts of elections aside for a moment and think about this lovely weekend just around the bend, and how many clambakes, boule tournaments and sunset cocktails you won’t have to plan for if you just follow my advice below. Friday night all you need to think about is whether you want to wear this denim and lace wrap dress with shoes or without. I’d vote to save them for another outfit, and wear a set of golden bracelets instead, as the dress needs no extra help. And when you decide to jump straight from deck into the ocean for a midnight skinny dip it comes off in a cinch. Thankfully, you can sleep in and wake up just in time for a spot of pétanque, which you’re naturally going to win. A pair of white shorts, a loose tented red shirt (my favorite silhouette of the season), a touch of festive fringe for good luck and you’re set. Bask in your glory all afternoon in nothing but a bikini and a pair of DVF sunnies, and head back to shore for a clambake in our navy knit shirt dress and caramel platform sandals. Another added bonus: you’ll never find the melted butter stains on this print, so don’t bother with a bib and enjoy the balmy evening.

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Jessica Joffe’s Fourth of July Picks

Whether you’re American, Australian, French, Russian, Icelandic or Cuban (and that’s just a smattering of countries who pledge allegiance to the red, white and blue) this particular tricolore salad may tug at your patriotic heartstrings. And that’s quite aside from how perfectly these three colors go together. I can personally attest to his: between my hair, my eyes and my ghostly pallor, it is incredibly wearable (or unavoidable). Added bonus: worn à trois it will also ensure that no one will be able to guess whether you’ve committed to one or the other political party until you’re safely inside the voting booth next fall.

But put all thoughts of elections aside for a moment and think about this lovely weekend just around the bend, and how many clambakes, boule tournaments and sunset cocktails you won’t have to plan for if you just follow my advice below. Friday night all you need to think about is whether you want to wear this denim and lace wrap dress with shoes or without. I’d vote to save them for another outfit, and wear a set of golden bracelets instead, as the dress needs no extra help. And when you decide to jump straight from deck into the ocean for a midnight skinny dip it comes off in a cinch. Thankfully, you can sleep in and wake up just in time for a spot of pétanque, which you’re naturally going to win. A pair of white shorts, a loose tented red shirt (my favorite silhouette of the season), a touch of festive fringe for good luck and you’re set. Bask in your glory all afternoon in nothing but a bikini and a pair of DVF sunnies, and head back to shore for a clambake in our navy knit shirt dress and caramel platform sandals. Another added bonus: you’ll never find the melted butter stains on this print, so don’t bother with a bib and enjoy the balmy evening.

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Ciao, Bella:
The New Sheath Dress

The classic jersey sheath dress gets a summer makeover on the Bella. Well, we should say makeovers, but we’ll get to that! This particular Bella, a DVF exclusive, brings the boldest print of the Pre-Fall season to this crossover, tie-front style that feels so comfortable, yet looks fearless and modern with on-trend accessories like this essential mule and fringe bag. Prefer a petite print? Try this Bella instead. Or make a solid statement in this raspberry silk version. Can’t get enough? There’s always the edgy leather-and-jersey Bella, a favorite of Natalie Joos, to round out your collection.

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Take the Heat:
The Layla in Rose

We’re putting the spotlight back on the Layla dress. We’ve already shared how to wear this feminine, breezy style to summer weddings, but with things really heating up in New York, we’ve been turning to it for days in the office and weekends alike. One of Diane’s favorite silhouettes, the Layla is a must-have in this ombré floral, which gets a casual twist with an of-the-moment fringe bag and a wooden platform heel. Light and loose, you can’t get much cooler than the Layla dress.

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Shine On:
The Eugenia Embellished Dress

There’s so much to celebrate—especially in the carefree summer months—so we’re matching our look to our mood with these brilliant evening options. For one, our powerstone minaudière now comes in a dazzling caviar leather that will punctuate any outfit, all season long. Next, we’ve found the perfect gold heel that’s just made for dancing. Last, but certainly not least, we’re loving this Eugenia dress, which packs shimmering silk and embellished details into one very mini silhouette. Whatever you’re celebrating, shine on!

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Flashback Friday:
Laid Back Style

1982: Diane lounging on the terrace outside the barn-turned-studio at Cloudwalk, her Connecticut home. Have a relaxing, refreshing weekend!

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Travels to my Elephant:
The DVF Rickshaw

We are proud to share our participation in Travels to my Elephant, a rickshaw race and auction raising funds for the endangered Asian elephant. If you’ve been in London this summer, you may have noticed the colorful fleet of rickshaws touring around town—including Flora Fauna, our cheetah floral-printed design. At the end of the month, TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will be hosting an auction of the designer rickshaws, so read more about efforts to save the Asian elephant, visit Flora Fauna (currently at Chiltern Firehouse), and get ready to place your bid!

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Summer Friday Agenda:
Fair Folks & a Goat

Let’s talk about Summer Fridays. If you’re not using this great New York tradition to kick off a weekend getaway, you’re faced with quite a (delightful) dilemma: spend a languid day at home, or get out and explore?

Well, we’ve found the perfect spot to end any debate: Fair Folks & a Goat. Tucked in a quiet block of the East Village, this shop offers charming wares and a coffee membership program that’s creating a relaxed, community feel unique in their bustling Manhattan neighborhood. The result? A visit to Fair Folks is like shopping in the comfort of your (dream) living room. Alongside the cases of chic watches and shelves of unique candles, the furniture (curated by co-owner and former MoMA Design Store buyer Aurora Mazzei) is on sale and totally lust-worthy… think tufted benches perfect for relaxing with an iced latte while considering new throw pillows. So this Friday, bring a friend, order a drink, and stock up on new bikinis and hostess gifts for summer weekends away—in the unlikely event you still want to escape.

Fair Folks Recommends:
When you’ve finished caffeinating and catching up, have a late lunch at Momofuku, or a massive Italian sandwich from Russo’s, then head to Yuca for happy hour in the sun. Or if the weather turns sour, head north to the Met for paintings of Pan, Greek god of shepherds and flocks, and namesake of our new favorite Summer Friday spot.

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Wrap of the Moment:
The Jewel

We’re big fans of a mixed wrap dress. Jersey meets chiffon. Multi-scaled prints. The possibilities are endless, really, and we’re pleased to be introducing a new one for Pre-Fall. To show off the boldest print of the season, we’ve brought back the Jewel wrap dress with its signature form-fitting jersey top and a flirty pleated skirt, now in a light, textured linen and silk blend. To make the most of the beautiful texture, we’re pairing this wrap with a basketweave clutch, cloth-covered heels, and a wood-grained resin necklace for a fresh, organic summer look.

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