My philosophy on ageing, “better not younger”, certainly applies to the beautiful Diane von Furstenberg.
I have been a long time admirer of her fashion, her personal style and her insights when it comes to women.
Last week I had the great pleasure to join Diane von Furstenberg for lunch.
The group was small and intimate so there was time to chat with the guest of honour and learn a little about her.
It turned out the other way around; Diane von Furstenberg wanted to know all about us.
She asked us if we were “the women we wanted to be’, about our individual journeys and whether we knew what kind of women we wanted to become from an early age. She felt we could spend our time together on small talk or we could truly engage in meaningful conversation and learn something valuable about each other.
And so we did.
Diane von Furstenberg managed to make us feel as if we were the most interesting women in the world. She is a brilliant raconteur, she is glamorous, intelligent and supremely successful and yet she was entirely down to earth and approachable.
She listened, she asked the kind of questions that made us respond openly and honestly; there were tears and there was laughter.
If anyone epitomises my “better not younger” way of thinking, it is Diane von Furstenberg.
Diane von Furstenberg was focussed from an early age, she has been a beauty from day one and yet I believe it is only now that she is truly reaching her prime.
Her style was impeccable; she looked as she does in her photographs, yet they don’t do her justice. They miss the beauty she exhibits within which can only come through a life well lived and becoming the woman she wanted to be. Not to mention her luminous smile and fabulous legs. If this is what “mature” looks like, I’m racing there.
The more I learn and the more I experience becoming the woman I want to be, the more I understand the best is yet to come. xv
Better Not Younger: We Wore DVF
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