1. DVF’s growing empire

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    I recently attended the opening of Diane von Furstenberg’s new boutique in Atlanta – the latest addition to her growing empire. While there I met the very charming Brittany Hampton, DVF’s Global Brand Ambassador. She won the position in a competition documented on the House of DVF, a reality show on E! The boutique’s opening was being filmed for season two of the show.    Gracey and Brittany Hampton at DVF Atlanta

    Chatting with Brittany and her best friend Nellie, it is clear that Diane von Furstenberg fascinates and inspires younger women. They admire not only her success and style, also but her sophistication and elegance. No one knows better than Diane von Furstenberg how to be a woman and successful. It is the foundation of the empire she built.

    Her new fall collection, “Seduction,” mixes lace and menswear.  She told fashion journalist Tim Blank, “It is for a woman who can go to the boardroom and wear a pinstripe dress with a little chiffon pinstripe, but then at night she can inspire fantasy. And that is what every woman wants and should have.”

    As one woman said, “No one knows seduction like Diane!”

    Adis Collado and Megan O’Brien of DVF

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