Tuesday, August 28, 2012

That time I met Diane Von Furstenberg and my eyes were closed in the group picture.


Yeah, that time.

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I almost didn't want to post any of the other pictures, because it's funnier when it's just this one. But that would be a disservice to the lovely rendezvous we had at DVF, and clearly I've already done enough damage. I would just like to note that I can usually count on my girl Helena to have her eyes closed in a photo, but she let me down and therefore, I am all alone in the darkness.

The details of our night were kept under wraps, and we received a new puzzle piece at each destination, which led us to our next. We started out with blow-outs at Wonderland, which is why my forehead is so visible in this photo of me and Christine. I wanted to try a center part, but this made me decide to keep my bangs. Every year, I try two things: 1) forgoing bangs, and 2) a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Each year, I realize two things: 1) I like my bangs, and 2) I still don't like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

Our next stop was DVF headquarters, where we were invited into Diane's personal office space and made ourselves at home. There I am, acting like I own the place, next to Christine, Caroline, and Jessie.


 Keeping with the surprise theme of the night, we had an unexpected guest: Diane Von Furstenberg, herself! She sat and chatted with us about everything under the sun. She's everything you want her to be: strong, radiant, warm - but the best part is she is unfiltered. I have a feeling there's not a person in this city who could censor her. 

We ended the night on top of The Standard, but not before taking that group shot on Diane's stairs. I snapped this sneaky photo of her, like a creep:
Thank you, DVF, for such a wonderful night.


All photos (except the last one - which is from my instagram) courtesy of BFA.

41 comments:

  1. You look absolutely wonderful- what a lovely time! x

    Rose Eva
    http://www.silhouetted.org

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  2. Oh lucky you!! You look super sweet! I like your purse and blouse very much :)

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

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  3. OMG... I can't even articulate how jealous I am! So lucky!

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  4. Super lucky! You look great!

    http://sophisticated-sisters.blogspot.com.au/

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  5. wow! so lucky :) You look adorable, of course. It must have been amazing to meet her.

    www.hippieslovemangoes.blogspot.com

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  6. hilarious title + pic. also love how you try pb&j every year! there are def foods I keep trying but keep realizing I hate it. Like soda. Which isn't really food, but you get what I'm trying to say! Jeals you met DVF!

    TheShopaholic247

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  7. Great photos! Visit the headquarters of DVF this great event.

    From www.xeanafashion.com

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  8. She's my favourite designer! You're so lucky.


    LUXESSED

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  9. girl....you had me cracking up over and over again. dang it helena...how could you leave your girl hanging like that? =) you are adorable. that not at all creepy pic of DVF is amazing...she is such a beauty. what a fabulous time you girls must have had. so jealous!!!

    xoxo, jenn
    the stylish housewife

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  10. haha...love your post! you look adorable btw!
    http://sifascorner.blogspot.com/

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  11. such gorgeous, gorgeous photos! i love the one of you taking a pic on your iphone on the roof balcony, the composition is awesome :)

    sounds like it was a fab night!

    katie x

    PS i've had bangs for about 4 years now, & will never go back!

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  12. gorgeous photos!

    www.canyouimagine.eu

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  13. Stunning! Everyone is welldressed and looks like it's an amazing event! xx

    http://rosalindatj.blogspot.com

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  14. Your title made me giggle. this is exactly me lol.. What an amazing experience and you looked great :)

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  15. What a dream! You still look pretty, even with your eyes closed :)

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  16. honestly, you can't even really tell your eyes are closed because of your glasses! you look great!

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  17. What a kickass experience!!
    x
    www.iloveublank.blogspot.com

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  18. Oh hon. I've been wondering what you've been thinking about that group shot. I've seen it on all the other blogs, and I noticed your eyes were closed and I thought you must be so annoyed. Well, regardless you look gorgeous, and it was an awesome opportunity - you know this. :) Congratulations on meeting a legend.

    ~Natasha Fatah~

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  19. keiko you are such a lucky girl. thanks so much for sharing these photos with us. :)

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  20. in a group of that size, someone has to bite the bullet, take one for the team, and just shut their eyes.... it is photography dogma!

    looks like it was a blast!

    (also.... thank you for convincing me i should keep the bangs for awhile. the center part looks darling on you, but i don't think i miss it. yet.)

    http://dallianceswithsuitsandskirts.blogspot.com/

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  21. You have on such a lovely outfit.

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  22. Too funny! My mom closes her eyes in almost every photo. But she was upset that they were closed in virtually all of the photos of us as a family on my graduation. She mentioned this to the guy who printed her photos (she went to an actual photo mart, not CVS) and he said that they could manipulate the photo and essentially photoshop her eyes from another photo onto the one of us as a family. Sounds a little creepy but you totally can't tell!

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  23. I once had my picture taken with Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor - and had my eyes closed.

    I've always thought I should find someone to photoshop my open eyes into the shot!

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  24. This is amazing! And I hate peanut butter and jelly sandwiches too! Always have, always will.

    xo
    Diana
    http://unusuallylovely.com

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  25. What an incredible experience, Keiko! I would love to meet DVF. Thanks for sharing!

    xo, alison*elle

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  26. haha, this cracked me up! For once it wasn't me... YES!!

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  27. Wow that must have been an amazing day! What a surprise!
    And I think it's kind of awesome that your eyes are closed... it just makes you look that much more excited haha

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  28. Wow! That's really impressive that you spent time with Diane Von Furstenberg in her personal office in addition to being photographed with her and a bevy of other pretty fashionistas.

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  29. It looks like it was an AMAZING night. Thanks for sharing!

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  30. What a treat. I think you look amazingly gorgeous in all the photos and I feel the same way about my bangs, I love them!

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  31. this is so incredible, and what an opportunity! and that first picture makes me so happy! adore!
    xo TJ

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  32. Fabulous! Everyone looks so gorgeous!

    Anum
    http://summerxskin.com

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  33. Keiko - what a dream come true! I love everything DvF and although I can't afford anything of hers (YET), I admire her for everything she stands for. It looks like you guys had an amazing night!

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  34. Keiko! You are so hilarious. You look beautiful with or without bangs! :)

    http://jenvegas.blogspot.com

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  35. As the other girls posted the meeting with DVF days before you did, I thought you weren't invited and I was really mad at DVF's team lol SO, seeing this post was great, I'm really happy you got to go too. Is it just my impression or you were gifted with a DVF bag too? Could I see which one you picked/received?
    XO Daniela

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  36. This looks like such an amazing event! And I never noticed that your eyes were closed, I thought you were just extremely happy and smiley ;-)

    And I can totally relate to you in regard to the PB&J sandwiches. My bf is a big fan, but I just don't get it. I love peanut butter and I love jam, but not combined. Though I wish I would! I guess it's just not meant to be...

    Hope you feel better soon!

    xo Leonie

    http://www.thesignaturebow.com/

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  37. You can't tell your eyes are closed so I wouldn't worry. Looks lots of fun x

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  38. Sounds like an amazing night! I love your outfit!

    xo

    Ashley

    Southern (California) Belle

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