This past week has truly been magical and so surreal for me. Singapore Fashion Week kicked off yesterday and because my parents arrive tomorrow morning, I knew that I unfortunately wouldn't be able to make it to all the shows of the week. It didn't bother me too much though when I received tickets to Fashion Talks by Diane von Fursteburg and CEO of the CFDA, Steven Kolb. I was beyond excited in fact, as besides always admiring Dvf from a fashion perspective, I'm also a major fan of her recent reality show, House of DvF.
The fashion talk series took place in a relaxed and fairly informal environment. Diane and Steven chatted about her career as a fashion designer and going from a simple girl with a suitcase full of dresses to now a world renowned fashion icon. Diane was frank, honest and humourous and really provided some fantastic insight into the industry, especially from a designer's perspective. My personal favourites though were stories from her time as a young lady leaving Europe to go to America and all the inevitable adventures that went along with that.
Towards the end of the discussion, we were allowed to chat to Diane and ask her some questions which was amazing. It's always a strange feeling meeting someone who you have admired in the media for so long - it's definitely unreal. Another highlight for me was also meeting Britney Hampton, the winner of the House of DvF reality show, who is now the global brand ambassador for DvF. Britney was incredibly friendly and gave us a rundown of her amazing experience so far. All in all, a wonderful event and a memorable lifetime experience for me! SS
Photographs by me shot at Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore.