UNDER COVER SEDUCTION
Donna Karan Shapewear from Donna Karan Intimates
I’ve always believed in dressing from the inside out. Because if you build a sexy and secure foundation, you’ll feel sexy and secure in your skin – and also in your clothes. You’ll stand a little straighter, walk a little taller. Sensual confidence has power. That’s the secret behind Incognita, our newest Intimates collection. It’s seductive lingerie that functions – accentuating the positive, deleting the negative. Smoothing, supporting, sculpting. Putting your curves where you want them in the most flattering and comfortable way possible. It’s done through the art of seamless molding, micro lining, under-wiring and other patent-pending secrets that conceal and reveal you to perfection. Intricately engineered, each piece offers 360 degrees of smoothing and support, so you can wear the most body-conscious clothes you own and no one will know you have a little help underneath - - whether it’s eliminating bra bulges, defining the waist, holding in the tummy or slimming thighs. Yet it’s Incognita’s styling you (and he) will notice first. And this is where looks can be deceiving…every detail is pure woman. Evocative, alluring and a bit mysterious. Stretch lace. Embroidered touches. Sheer and satin panels. Shapes are sensual – balcony bras, camisoles, thongs, hipsters. This is lingerie you’ll like to be seen in privately – or peeking out of a blouse. Think modern film noir. Whether or not any one sees it but you is beside the point. You’ll know it’s there. And as a woman, that makes all the difference in the world.
Introducing The Evolution Hosiery Collection
A DAY SPA FOR LEGS
As a designer, I’m consumed with legs. How to make them look longer, leaner and leggier. That’s why designing hosiery has always been an integral part of my design process. Beyond how legs look, I care about how they feel. Legs are a woman’s very foundation. They take you everywhere you go, and if you’re like me, you spend most of your day on your feet. Evolution, our newest hosiery collection, is the first-ever wellness hosiery. Based on advanced knitting technology, Evolution pampers and invigorates legs with an all-over graduated compression for enhanced support and micro-massaging. So your legs feel energized all day. Most important, Evolution looks as sleek and chic as any of our hosiery. They feel good to the touch and create a smooth, sculpted silhouette under even the most body-conscious clothes. Evolution hosiery is so comfortable, you almost don’t want to take them off, even after a long day. They come in Seasonless Sheer and Seasonless Opaque, in four quintessential shades – Black, Off Black, DK Grey and Chocolate. Putting on a pair of Evolution is like checking your legs into a day spa - something indulgent you do for yourself and only you will know.
The Evolution Collection retails for $28 and is available at major department stores nationwide, Donna Karan stores, and here at DonnaKaran.com.
Fashion Week always hits like a hurricane after Labor Day. Mind you, I’ve been working all summer on our Spring collections – Donna Karan and DKNY don’t happen overnight. But there’s still that sudden, back-to-school feeling in the air. You have everyone in town, all at once – the international press, retailers, bloggers, celebs – and the schedule is jam packed. There’s literally something – actually many things - every hour on the hour. It’s the ultimate fashion reunion – a moveable feast running from uptown to downtown, day into night. Usually, DKNY and Donna Karan are among the last shows of the week, but this year, I’m thrilled to say they are among the first. Why am I thrilled? Because then it will be essentially over and I can enjoy the rest of the week. Or at least try to. Right now, pre-shows, I’m running back and forth between 550 Seventh Avenue (Collection’s home) to 240 W 40th (DKNY’s home.) I’m styling looks, fitting models, previewing with the press, hearing music, writing press releases, deciding on hair and makeup and on and on. Add in Fashion’s Night Out – the truly brilliant, round-the-world, shop-till-you-drop party established four years ago created by Anna Wintour and Vogue, and the pressure is just all that more intense. (Our FNO included Miss Piggy at the DKNY store selling FDNY Heroes Calendar as well as Lauren Bush Lauren and the DKNY X FEED Collection to fight world hunger. And, at our Collection store, we previewed my new book on Stephan, “Connecting the Dots: Portrait of a Man.”) I’m not doing this alone. I have the most amazing teams in the world. I hit the ground running at 7am and fall into bed after midnight. You would think with more than 50 shows behind me, I wouldn’t get stressed at all, but I do. Yet, I’ve learned to stay cool through my yoga, pilates, juices, aromatherapy and getting a massage before I go to bed. After our Collection show, I host a dinner for all my designers and creative talent who worked on the show, and we get to breathe a collective sigh of relief. For a minute, that is. Then we go to work the next morning and start all over again. To be continued….
FASHION’S NIGHT OUT 2012: CONNECTING THE DOTS
For Fashion’s Night Out, I will be at the Donna Karan New York Flagship store on Madison Avenue signing preview copies of STEPHAN WEISS: CONNECTING THE DOTS, PORTRAIT OF A MAN, a full-color book and tribute to my late husband and artist, Stephan Weiss, due out in October.
Stephan’s work, Energy Field Art, is based on the string theory of modern physics and his method was to connect randomly placed dots with quick, artistic strokes. The shape and energy that emerged would then be transformed into a painting or sculpture. His artwork and book’s title stand as a perfect metaphor for his unique ability to bridge and connect with people, worlds and causes, and is the basis for my philanthropic imprint, the Urban Zen Foundation.
Stay tuned for more about Stephan, his work, and where to get the book in an upcoming Love Love Love post in coming weeks. And if you’re in the City, I hope to see you tonight!
Burnished Copper Pieces by Donna Karan Tabletop by Lenox
I love, love, love anything sculptural, unique and made by hand. Especially
an artisan piece that has been formed in a relationship between man and
nature. These fabulous burnished copper pieces are a great example. The
design is literally formed by fire, so each piece is as individual moment
captured forever. Handcrafted in India, they are copper-plated iron, which
is then burned in a coal oven. The artisan lights each piece on fire to get
the beautiful mottled effect. The result is an ageless vessel – whether a
vase or a bowl - that is as classic and modern as it is raw and elemental.
My husband Stephan was a sculptor who loved to work with metals, often
using its natural patina to evoke depth and texture. These pieces have that
same tactile quality that begs touching. Perfect for any décor, they make
the perfect gift, whether for your own home or for someone else’s. And
you’re absolutely guaranteed they won’t own anything like it.