Embrace Your Inner Mermaid

Diane von Furstenberg Fall/Winter 2014 Review

Dear Reader,

So I look at this dress and I see a Georgia O’Keefe-inspired flowery effect. Which I love. Actually while I’m at it I think I am going to list all of the things I love about this dress. I love the subdued, autumnal color palette and the ballerina-esque wrap sweater (a style von Furstenberg is well-known for). I love the two ribbons that slip down from the aforementioned sweater. I love the seashell patches around the neckline. And I love love love the strappy golden shoes. I love all of these things I promise you.

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Also, at the end of the show, Diane von Furstenberg made her appearance wearing a dress with a similar Georgia O’Keefe-esque print. She is the epitome of lovely.

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 This dress reminds me of curtains. And before you assume that this is a bad thing let me assure you it most certainly is not. The fabric looks like those fancy ornate drapes that you see in mansions which lace and butlers and such. I blame the rich emerald and scarlet accents. And then there is the fantastic blue fur purse that I very much want.

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Ok so by now you are probably all like Natalie you need to stop with all of your Project Runway references and whatnot but I CANT STOP ITS A PROBLEM AND MAYBE I DONT WANT TO STOP I DONT THINK I WILL. It’s just every time I see a dress with waves on it, I think of Leanne Marshall, the Season 5 Winner, and her glorious wave skirts. Actually this dress doesn’t even look like any of Leanne’s pieces, but thats ok because its just as pretty. I love the inconsistency of the pattern.

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 I have a maxi skirt/dress obsession that has blossomed over the course of a year. I remember being very much off the band wagon when the trend first began; now I cannot resist the boho, ankle-grazing style. I find it very elegant. And whats more, the length elongates the body and kind of makes one feel/look like a mermaid, so what’s not to love, really. I very much enjoy the symmetric wave pattern at the top of this maxi dress. Mostly because it is intricate, but also a lot because it helps exude mermaid vibes hehe.

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 XO, The Girl in the Little Black Dress

P.S. Comment your favorite look

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36 responses

  1. O’Keefe & Diane Von Furstenburg what a lovely combination of inspirational women artists. Her designs are so beautiful & so much more than her iconic wrap dress. All of the looks you posted are fun & I like your comments. Good job & lovely blog!!

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  2. Hi Natalie!

    I love your blog! The pictures make everything so engaging and it’s obvious you love what you’re talking about :) Oh, the first and last dresses are my favorites ) I love the depth of the colors in the first dress, and the style is my kind of thing; and I just love anything blue and long :) .

    Chelsea

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  3. I hereby admit you are the only “fashion” blog I actually like. I am not a fashionista, at all. At the age of 67 I very rarely wear a dress because I simply choose not to. Actually, I don’t currently have one. I have TWO skirts, which, until now, have sufficed (funerals and/or very serious appointments).
    Then I arrived at your blog here and saw the Diane Von Furstenburg collection…
    Perhaps – just PERHAPS – I might change my mind about buying a dress to wear for own nuptials later this year. If I do – IF I do – I will give the credit to you. Thanks :)

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  4. I’m loving the mermaid look. And your writing is refreshing to me. Something I thought I’d never read – a blog on fashion…. But somehow I just feel happy when your blog posts appear in my inbox. Well done!

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  5. Natalie – I’ve just recently started following your blog – and I find it and you, quite fascinating! Well done on obviously taking a passion and interest and sharing it with the world in quite the unique fashion ;)

    I quite agree – the “Mermaid Dress” is really elegant -the colors and upper body details are spectacular -and it speaks waves :)

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  6. My favourite? It’s got to be the dress with the waves. Great optical effect, would also look good in a casual setting outdoors.

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  7. Oh! What a glorious post. I love, love, love that final photo, the gorgeous tulip shape, it’s almost empire line with that detail at the top – fabulous :)

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