Thursday, November 04, 2010

Why Hello Diane!!

I had the pleasure of seeing Diane Von Furstenberg speak at Georgetown University on Monday.

She told her life story, and how she made it as she has today. And it was just amazing, because a long with her speech she would put photos up on slides, to really emphasize her point and to tell a wonderful story. She has had such a lucrative career in fashion while also changing it up from books to cosmetics, which I previously knew nothing about. Not only did she tell her story, but she truly did inspire me. And on that note here are some things that really stuck with me:

"important to have clarity... to love what you do. It's important to make sense, and if you don't believe in it, it won't work"

" Clarity + Strategy = Success"

"Generosity is the best investment.. it protects your karma" - on working with Vital Voices.

" The most important relationship is with yourself".

She really did inspire me, and makes me want to be a designer of that scale. And I refuse to let anyone stop me!! :)

  • My 21st birthday was last weekend, still not sure if I want to put pictures up from them, but they're on my facebook account, not my sourtang page. :) But maybe pictures to come just to show what I wore. 
  • This week has just been super uber inspirational with spoken poetry from the Asia Project , really got me thinking about my life and all the things going on in it. And then my first happy hour, with one of my best friends Maria.. she reminds me of all the things I want to do. And how I don't need someone to hold me back. But its hard when you just like someone or that uncertainty of my own feelings. 
Truly, missing commenting on everyone's lovely blogs, and thank you everyone for the amazing comments, and support! And also pictures from fashion events to come. I've also been more inspired to work on my personal projects, and not devoting my entire present to school work. 



Arlene said...

You should take a pictures with her.

pluww said...

post more of your personal project! :D super excited to see them

cherie said...

i like what she said about generosity being the best investment. it must be so exciting to see her!

Lily said...

Wonderful! So you've met the queen of wrap dresses and president of CFDA! I want to aim for her level of success (in my dreams, but dreaming isn't bad right?)

Love all the quotes and i'm glad i can keep an update on the happenings of your life now :)


Courtney Erin said...

What an awesome opportunity! I'm jealous....

xoxo ~ Courtney

Flashes of Style said...

Wow! she is sooo amazing.

Marie said...

Such a lucky girl!:D Thanks for sharing these pictures. I like DVF too.:D

Have a great week!:D

***** Marie *****

J.Ashley said...

take lots of pictures

wobblinbetty said...

very inspiring words
tnx for sharing honey

wobblinbetty said...

very inspiring words
tnx for sharing honey

Eden said...

wow kelly, isnt this an exciting and an incredibly learning opportunity! i love DVF--though it's not exactly my personal style, but i think she's an icon and an inspiration to all women. awesome stuff!


jamie-lee said...

You are so lucky to have gotten to go and see Diane von Furstenburg speak, I'm totally envious right now! x

Julia mode said...

waouh ;)

Nubiasnonsense said...

wow that's awesome.. you must have felt so inspired

The Fashion Buzz said...

An amazing woman, quite jealous about that!

Gela said...

that Diane von Furstenberg talk must've been really inspiring! lucky!

belated happy birthday, btw! :)

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Dylana Suarez said...

I love Diane!