I am constantly asked what @therealdvf is like in person and here is my answer: genuine, funny, talkative 😉, inspiring, intelligent, curious, innovative, humble, adventurous, unique, motivating, full of life, hard working, has high expectations, and most of all loving, kind, and generous. She wants to make the world a better place and I’m thankful to be a part of that 🌎. #dvf#incharge#inspiration#worklife#fashionicon
pics i take vs. pics ppl take of me — idk if anyone really notices but the manipulation of light changes EVERYTHING .. first pic is not edited second pic i tried to edit and fix but yeah nah — instagram lowers quality as u all kno so yeah
Em NY passei em frente a uma loja da DVF maravilhosa, estava fechada mas deu pra ver bem a beleza e cuidado em cada detalhe, até mesmo nas escadas. E o que estava escrito nelas me chamou atenção. ⠀
“Eu nunca conheci uma mulher que não é forte”. ⠀
Eu não poderia concordar mais! 💗💪🏻 #womanincharge
“Shawty what’s your sign?” Another shot of #dvffollowthestars, the project I’ve been working on for @dvf. If you’re in New York, make sure to check it out (it opens to the public this weekend)! #starman
Big week for skp with the launch of the space I concepted and designed for @dvf#dvffollowthestars. It’s been a lot of hard work, but I’ve loved the challenge and the exciting opportunity to work with so many talented people. This has truly been a dream come true. Now please excuse me while I go sleep for a week... 💫 📸: @therealdvf
It all started in 2015, when I sat on these exact steps as a candidate for season 2 of “House of DVF”! Fast forward to a year later , in March of 2016 when I started my career at DVF. These last two years have really set the tone for the Woman I Want to Be! I value every experience and opportunity I’ve had and cherish the great friendships I have made along the way. My time here at DVF will FOREVER be a milestone to my career 💕
“we may enter this world at war, but it’s that war that turns us into warriors”
as promised, here is the full speech from
@girlswritenow#dayofthegirl minus the part where i told @dopequeenpheebs her instagram commentary on russel crowe’s les mis performance makes me cackle on regular basis ▶️▶️▶️ for the battle mantra i think we should wake up and say to ourselves everyday, and thanks again to @dvf for making me look and feel like general okoye 🙅🏿♀️
celebrating #dayofthegirl last week at the @girlswritenow benefit with @tadeyemibooks , @dopequeenpheebs , and Gianny, my mentee of three years. Girls Write Now does vital and joyous work in helping underserved teenage girls find their voices through writing and community - if you have cash or time (or both) to give them please do.
I tried to show Sunday the building that I took my first steps in as the pencil skirt’d, Louboutin stiletto’d DVF publicist— the building that molded my career in fashion— but she didn’t seem to care. She just wanted the half eaten candy floating in the muddy puddle in the middle of the cobblestone street. #priorities#dvf#dvfgirl#everydaywithsunday
“Celebrating the pioneer in every woman...” — @therealdvf. This Spring ‘19, the @dvf woman embraces the new and makes it her own in featherweight chiffon blouses, wrap dresses in cool plaids, fresh florals and ultra sleek tailoring in rich earthy tones.
This weekend, come and see the #dvfmetgala 2018 exhibition at our Meatpacking location. The exhibition features our 6 custom gowns designed and crafted at our DVF Atelier in New York by @nathanjenden and his team. On view from May 10–16 at our Meat Packing location, or you can catch the traveling exhibition at our Coral Gables store from May 18-24 and The Grove from June 8. #metgala#dvfcraft
Last week I got to be a part of the women #incharge movement. Over the course of the week I saw a place transform into a hub and think tank for women.... I saw history when survivors and #genz activist completely moved an audience through their stories and passion‼️#womenruntheworld Hope u caught it liveeee 😉✌️
This #internationalwomensday, the house of DVF opened its doors as a celebration of women #incharge. Feeling inspired by our panelists, new friends, and of course @therealdvf’s wisdom 💪 Here are some of our favorite new memories.
Come and customize! Embroider, screen print, bedazzle! ✨Plus you can enjoy front row seats at the #dvfspring18 New York Fashion Week Show thanks to our virtual reality experience, and take your own iconic selfie, modelled after an archival 70s image of @therealdvf.
I've been on two Mentor Walks in NYC. One was in 2009, and I was paired up with @cindi_leive. We walked around Central Park. I told her I had an idea for something called @shesthefirst. She said to run with it. And well, we all know how that turned out. 😁
That same year, in 2009, I was working at @seventeen as a prom web site editor, producing a video series called "The Ultimate Prom." It was like Project Runway for teens and took place at @fashionhighnyc. Three students competed to design the dress that a celebrity would wear to their prom. Larissa @muehlederofficial won.
Nearly 10 years later, today, I participated in another Mentor Walk, co-hosted by @dvf@geraldinelaybourne@alyse_nelson + @vitalvoices. (My mentor this time was @giovannagray, Director of Civic Engagement at @the.wing, pretty magical b/c I am a proud member!) It was on the High Line. At the High Line entrance, a woman held the elevator open for me to hop on... It was Larissa! She too was participating in the walk. And here we are together, #incharge!! (Swipe to see how we've aged 😉)
Larissa is living her dream of being a fashion designer to this day, and I know she has big breaks yet to come. It was no accident that @therealdvf was her mentor on the walk. It's little moments like these that remind me every day, the power of mentorship is uncontrollable.
Larissa, proud to say I knew you when. @dvf + @cindi_leive: THANK YOU both for investing in me + @shesthefirst in our earliest stages. And to former boss @annshoket - who was also there today - thank you for being a constant mentor and understanding that only in a Big Life could your former prom website editor end up as a nonprofit CEO!
We kicked off our #internationalwomensday events tonight with a celebration! Featuring two panels by women #incharge, music by @natashadiggs, a customization setup, a VR experience, and so many photo opps ❤️ stop by our house from tomorrow at 9:30AM EST until March 11 🙌 link in bio for details
Beyond thankful for this opportunity and for all the incredible support from @dvf and my super badass coolest mentor @therealdvf ❤️Excited to join a group of incredible female entrepreneurs on 3/9 as part of @dvf’s International Women’s Day celebration. Sign up for “The Leadership to Inspire” panel at DVF.com/Events. See you there! #incharge#iwd2018
Tonight we begin our celebration for #internationalwomensday with a live stream on Instagram & Facebook at 6:45PM EST. ❤️ Come join us and women #incharge from tomorrow until March 11 at our event at the house of #dvf in NY. You're all invited! Click link in bio for more details.
Just us (and Joshy). Filming a show is unbelievably hard! We’ve been filming all day, editing all night and literally not sleeping. Have you guys been watching?? And what do you think? (The link is in my bio) ❤️❤️❤️
Best time to unite the girls. At @dvf for the screening of American Women on @cnn. A story on being strong, making change, and speaking up as a woman in the workplace. I can’t wait to watch the rest of the series.
This is hard to believe, but after the #dianevonfurstenberg presentation, @christopher.peterson and I saw Ms Furstenberg trying on jackets at the DVF store. So we thought what if we could get her to come out in the same jacket that's on the store's sign. So we asked and she came out! #streetstyle