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Go Behind The Scenes Of NYFW With Milly And Tracy Reese [Video]

February 17th, 2015 by Fashion Staff

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Mode Media and smartwater have teamed up with three CFDA designers to provide a rare “inside look” at the creation of NYFW collections, with the new docu-series “MyLifeMyInspiration.” The videos just premiered and will be added throughout the remainder of Fashion Week as part of the digital content platform’s expanding original programming for CFDA.

Featuring the designers behind top fashion brands Milly (Michelle Smith) and Tracy Reese (Tracy Reese)  these videos are apart of a three-part series follows each throughout their collection curation process. From inspiration to finished product, “MyLifeMyInspiration” exposes the daily influences that shape each artist’s designs, leaving viewers inspired to discover and create their own personal sense of style.

 

MyLifeMyInspiration – Milly

MyLifeMyInspiration – Tracy Reese


Discover more from the behind the scenes series by visiting CFDA.com all Fashion Week long.  Who are some of your favorite designers?  If you could ask your favorite designers about the inspiration behind their designer collections, who would you ask? Share your questions in the comments section below.

NYFW Uncovered With SheaMoisture And Tracy Reese F/W Collection

February 16th, 2015 by Christen

As much as I love to watch the shows of New York Fashion Week – I can’t help but want to break out in a North West-esque tantrum because I want it all, RIGHT NOW!  I mean, having to wait for months until the collection becomes retail ready just isn’t something I want to accept all the time – and this time the Tracy Reese Fall/Winter collection is no exception. A runway show draped in powerful femininity and hints of urban warrior chic from head to toe dominated the runway and I got the chance to see it all form together backstage.

 

Tracy Reese

 

Show preparation begins with hair/makeup and nails and thanks to SheaMoisture, I got up close and personal with the hair team behind the sleek styles that rocked the runway. China/bantu top knots styled by lead stylist Bok-Hee and the Shea Moisture team were achieved using SheaMoisture Tahitian Noni & Monoi Smoothing cream, Coconut & Hibiscus Curling Gel Soufflé and High Shine Glosser to create sleek and fierce styles for a collection of models from across the world.

 

Once ready to go – the models sashayed down the runway in frocks filled with patterns of Maasai reds, Ebony blacks and Cassava whites.  A collection inspired by the the evolution of heritage and how it has shaped today’s modern woman.  Check out my favorite (lust-worthy) looks from the Tracy Reese Fall/Winter 2015 collection below.

 

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Tracy Reese – Mod Floral Lace Multi Faceted Coat

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Tracy Reese – Cassava Studded Patent Coat and Zip Front Skirt

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Tracy Reese – Cassava Luxe Poncho with Chic Trouser and Black Turtleneck

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Tracy Reese – Cassava Patent Moto Jacket / Stretch Cady Embellished Shell and Modular Culotte

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Tracy Reese – Maasai Red/Ebony Abstract Fringe Poncho w/ Ebony Patent Halter Dress

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Tracy Reese – Studded Ebony Patent Coat and Zip Dress

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Tracy Reese – Maasai Red Flared Sweater Dress and Zip Off Cardigan

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Tracy Reese – Animal Spot Trench w/ Black Cavalry Twill Combo Dress and Oatmeal Turtleneck

    27 Tracy Reese – Camel Vegan Leather Studded Coat w/ Tarnished Gold Sequins Combo Shit and Blue Turtlneck     31

Tracy Reese – Neutral Multi Faceted Coat w/ Black Cavalry Twill Zip Skirt and Oatmeal Turtleneck

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Tracy Reese – Modular Plaid Coat w/ Bright Navy Turtleneck and Sweet Potato Cavalry Twill Gaucho

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Tracy Reese – Navy Grid Jacquard Peabody Jacket

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Tracy Reese – Black/Blue Gradient Fur Hemmed Vest w/ Ebony Turtleneck & Skirt

WATCH: Your Front Row Seat To New York Fashion Week [LIVE VIDEO]

February 13th, 2015 by Fashion Staff

NEW YORK FASHION WEEK video

 

Can’t make it to New York City for the NYFW shows?  Need a front seat next to Kim and Kanye?  Find all the New York Fashion Week video action right here and right now.  DivasandDorks.com has an exclusive LIVE feed inside of the fashion tents and runway shows that you want to see – all from the comfort of your computer screen.  Looking for the latest from BCBGMAXAZRIA and Desigual hot from the fashion runway?  It’s all right here.  Watch your favorite designers showcase their latest collections below!

New York Fashion Week Video

Which of your favorite designer collections are you anxious to see? Which super famous celebrities will be spotted on the front row? You can see everything New York Fashion Week and more with our exclusive New York Fashion Week video airing 24/7 on DivasandDorks.com.

[Event Recap] Relax, Renew And Recharge NYFW Event #NYFWRRR

September 15th, 2014 by Christen

[EVENT RECAP]  Thursday, September 11th – In celebration of another successful New York Fashion Week dozens of editors, bloggers and fashion enthusiasts attended “Relax, Renew and Recharge” #NYFWRRR lounge at Inglot Chelsea Studios in NYC.  Hosted by Ty Alexander of GorgeousinGrey.com, Christen Rochon of DivasandDorks.com and Kéla Walker of KelasKloset.com – collectively known as the Digital Sorority group – invited guests experienced live beauty demonstrations and complementary makeovers from Angela’s Hair Studio and Inglot Cosmetics.

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Once guests received complementary makeovers, many of them took to the #NYFWRRR selfie booth for unfiltered party moments shared on social media and beyond.

 

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The #NYFWRRR Selfie Booth was in full swing and the life of the post fashion week party.

 

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Hands on demonstration of the latest AT&T smartphones by knowledgeable product specialists.

 

In addition to beauty services and selfies, guests enjoyed hands-on interaction with AT&T products including the LG G Vista, Amazon Fire, LG G 3, G Watch and other exciting devices sure to empower any stylish editor on the go.  During the social media charged event, guests got social during the Relax, Renew and Recharge Twitter party and won amazing prizes including LG G Vista smartphones and accessories from AT&T, makeover prizes from Angela’s Hair Studio and Inglot Cosmetics, Resurgence power cases from OtterBox and more.

 

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Guests also enjoyed a special 20% off shopping experience for the must have beauty products for Fall.

 

Many guests walked away with giftbags filled with full size beauty products from SheaMoisture and Beautiful Textures, prizes and great memories concluding another series of New York Fashion Week events.  For more information, photos and get in on the post fashion week conversations follow #NYFWRRR online and visit DigitalSorority.com.

 

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NYFWRRR grand prize winner receives her new LG G Vista smartphone from AT&T product specialists.

 

Thanks to our amazing sponsors Angela’s Hair Studio, OtterBox, Inglot, SheaMoisture, Beautiful Textures and AT&T powering Relax, Renew and Recharge this fashion week season.  See you next year!

 

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 Special thanks to all that attended #NYFWRRR from the hosts Christen, Kéla and Ty of Digital Sorority.

Harlem’s Fashion Row Creates Collective Style & Commerce During NYFW

September 12th, 2014 by Christen

As New York Fashion Week comes to a close, it’s only right that I share one of my favorite annual events from the epicenter of all things fly and fashionable in NYC.  Harlem’s Fashion Row events powered by Pandora kicked off fashion week fun with a Blogger’s Breakfast (sponsored by McDonald’s) as well as an editors luncheon offering a preview of the designer collections that would be gracing the runway during the 7th Annual HFR Runway Show and Style Awards.

 

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 Designer Kianga “Kiki Kitty” Peterson (K. Milele) seen with models at HFR Editors Luncheon Sept. 4 in NYC.

 

After media previews throughout the week, celebrities near and far gathered to NYC for the 7th Annual Harlem’s Fashion Row Runway Show And Style Awards.  A show filled with designers from near and far, the HFR show is one of the anticipated runway events of each season.  In addition to K. Milele designs, models dominated the runway in Harlem HaberdasheryJosh and Nicol and kept fashion fans in awe during the entire show.  Discover moments from the show and surprise model appearances below.

 

 

Harlem's Fashion Row 7th Annual Fashion Show And Style Awards

 

TV personalities Miss Lawrence and Bevy Smith attend Harlem’s Fashion Row 7th Annual Fashion Show

 

 

Harlem's Fashion Row 7th Annual Fashion Show And Style Awards

Iconic model Beverly Johnson attends Harlem’s Fashion Row 7th Annual Fashion Show And Style Awards

 

 

 

Harlem's Fashion Row 7th Annual Fashion Show And Style Awards

A model wearing K. Milele during HFR Fashion Show

 

Harlem's Fashion Row 7th Annual Fashion Show And Style Awards

Model wearing Harlem Haberdashery Harlem’s Fashion Row 7th Annual Fashion Show

 

Harlem's Fashion Row 7th Annual Fashion Show And Style Awards

Model wearing Josh and Nicol during at Harlem’s Fashion Row 7th Annual Fashion Show

 

Harlem's Fashion Row 7th Annual Fashion Show And Style Awards

Model Bree Scullark wearing K. Milele during during HFR runway show

 

Harlem's Fashion Row 7th Annual Fashion Show And Style Awards

Recording artist Fat Joe walks the runway wearing Harlem Haberdashery during HFR runway show

 
About HFR
Brandice Henderson, CEO and Founder of Harlem’s Fashion Row, has over 12 years of experience in fashion ranging from retail, buying, costing, and production. In May 2007, Henderson created HFR and produced the first fashion show which received critical acclaim and a mention in Women’s Wear Daily.

In just 5 years, Brandice moved Harlem’s Fashion Row from a small restaurant venue to the striking Allen Room at Lincoln Center. She’s gained corporate support from companies such as Target Stores, Iman Cosmetics, Sprite Green, and BET. Harlem’s Fashion Row has also been covered by NY Daily News, New York Time Out, and Jones Magazine as well as NYC TV “That’s So New York”, The Cut, NY Racked, Black Enterprise, and Centric.

Harlem’s Fashion Row is now a movement to increase diversity in fashion by producing events to teach, inspire, and encourage as well as by providing a platform for designers of color during fashion week. Harlem’s Fashion Row is a business with a purpose.

Relax, Renew And Recharge During NYFW! #NYFWRRR

September 11th, 2014 by Christen

#NYFWRRR

Is it just us or does NYFW suck away all of your energy too? The NYFW madness has just begun and we’ve been running to fashion shows, hopping in and out of cabs, waiting impatiently for the trains and just as quickly as it began, it’s now almost over.

Since we’ve survived another hectic fashion week we’ve decided to reward everyone for their hard work.  We’re bringing our Relax, Renew and Recharge event back with AT&T and this time, we’ve moved closer to the fashion week action – just steps away from Milk Studios in Chelsea NYC.

This year, we have some amazing prizes and gift bags for all our hard-working NYFW friends and we can’t wait to catch up, talk shop and Relax, Renew and Recharge from all the fashion week excitement this season!

Relax, Renew & Recharge with INGLOT & AT&T

RELAX with an evening of free blow-outs, makeovers and beauty consultations by the world’s leading beauty brands. RENEW with a little “retail therapy” – complementary INGLOT gift cards for shopping during the event. RECHARGE from NYFW by tweeting for a chance to win AT&T smartphones, gift cards and more than $1000 in prizes!

Join Christen of DivasandDorks.com, Ty of GorgeousinGrey.com and Kela of KelasKloset.com for an evening of pampering, networking and more!

Did you miss our last #NYFWRRR event?  Relive the experience here and don’t forget to reserve your spot for an amazing celebration of Fashion Week Survival below!  See you there!

Click here to RSVP: nyfwrrr.eventbrite.com

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Elevated – Dom Streater’s S/S 2015 Collection Unveiled in NYC

September 10th, 2014 by Christen

Dom Streater

ELEVATED

On Monday, September 8th editors, media guests and fashion lovers alike  attended the runway show and fashion presentation unveiling ELEVATED, the Spring/Summer 2015 collection by Dom Streater, winner of Project Runway Season 12.

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Inspired by the landscape views of the Midwest terrain during a flight to Los Angeles, ELEVATED is a collection that includes cool and warm tones on bold, psychedelic textiles. Check out more from the unveiled line in NYC below.

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Dom Streater

The aviation theme was present throughout the entire collection from head to toe.

 

Dom Streater

 

The mixed patterns, colors and matching accessories were colorful and complementary

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The volcano inspired maxi dress moved and swayed beautifully down the runway

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A 3-price of design rolled into one.

The overcoat, dress and matching headphones is a stylish trio that any women would enjoy.

 

Dom Streater

 

The eye-catching designs and beautiful models owned the runway from start to finish.

 

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It’s a party!  The DJ is rocking the runway and the guests had a wonderful time!

 

Dom Streater

 

Dominique Streater was born and raised in the heart of West Philadelphia. An avid artist since childhood, she has earned a Bachelors degree in Fashion Design from Moore College of Art and Design. Just a few years after the completion of her degree, Dom was cast on the Emmy award winning television series, Project Runway Season 12, where she made a mark on the fashion industry by winning the competition with her use of bold and daring color and prints in her fashion forward designs.  For more information visit dominiquestreater.com.

 

What do you think of the “Elevated” Spring/Summer collection? Did you like the colors, patterns and accessories of the runway looks?  Share your thoughts below.

 

Photo credit is to D. Burton Photos

Korto Momolu Spring Featuring Darrell Roach Jewelry Designs Presented By SheaMoisture

September 10th, 2014 by Christen

On Monday, September 8th Korto Momolu showcased her phenomenal designs during her New York Fashion Week spring show presented by SheaMoisture.   Filled with a variety of textures, pastels and dynamic structures, the Project Runway All-Star accessorized the beautiful line with the definitive structured pieces of one of my favorite jewelry designers Darrell Roach Jewelry.

 

Korto Momolu

 

Thanks to the great folks at SheaMoisture, I got the details on the hair and makeup looks by celebrity makeup artist Renny Vasquez.  Rich hues on the lips was the look for all using the SheaMoisture Lip Crayon in Roberta and lip gloss in Rosie for shine and deeper color.

 

Korto Momolu Spring/Summer Show Presented By SheaMoisture

 

 

The Darrell Roach designs that graced the models were made of lucite, copper and were an great addition to the designs that stole the show.

 

Korto Momolu Spring/Summer Show Presented By SheaMoisture

 

 

Korto Momolu Spring/Summer Show Presented By SheaMoisture

 

Korto Momolu Spring/Summer Show Presented By SheaMoisture

 

 

Inspired by her African roots, Liberian-born fashion designer and stylist Korto Momolu (pronounced Cut • Toe – Mo • Mo • Lu) is stamping her global brand on fashion forward women’s wear and accessories that celebrate the essence of her rich heritage through the use of traditional, luxury fabrics; skins; mixed prints, etc.

 

Korto Momolu - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015

 

This beautiful dress was lined with brilliant pop of cobalt blue and that Darrell Roach designed neck peice  is a great touch!

 

Korto Momolu - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015

 

The embellished, structured shorts were quite a hit with the front row fashionistas

 

Korto Momolu - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015

Flowy, chiffon gowns were also a huge hit on the runway.  This beautiful gown is something I’d definitely love to wear.

 

 

Korto Momolu - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015

Pops of tangerine in a shift dress with fishnet accessories kicked off the runway show

 

 

Korto Momolu - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015

 

This floor length chiffon dress in cream definitely was a highlight of the show, especially paired with Darrell Roach necklace.

 

Korto Momolu - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015

 

Nudes and neons is still high on the Spring/Summer trend for next year, I love how Korto Momlu paired the two colors in this ready-to-wear piece.

 

Korto Momolu - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015

 

 

Glitz and glam was on the menu with this Korto Momlu sequins-embellished piece

 

 

 

Korto Momolu - Front Row - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015

I even got a chance to rock my favorite Darrell Roach designed jewelry piece (my ring) that I got back in 2008 in Charlotte, NC.

 

 

Korto Momolu Spring/Summer Show Presented By SheaMoisture

As the Korto Momolu brand expands, so do her accomplishments and opportunities to include designing for Miss Universe (Leila Lopes) and the President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf; creating an accessory line for Dillard’s Incorporated department stores; producing an eco-friendly jewelry line for the Smithsonian museum stores; designing the uniforms for the Walton Family Museum (Crystal Bridges); serving as the Cheerios’ ambassador for the Shoprite Partners in Caring “Knock Out Hunger” campaign; and contributing her time and talents to countless charitable and philanthropic endeavors.  Highlighted in the ‘Top 5 Designers to Watch’ in New York City this season, Korto has been featured in many international and national publications and has appeared on numerous television shows, including two seasons of Project Runway AllStars.

 

 

What do you think about the collection?  The jewelry?  Share your thoughts on your favorite looks below. 

 

 

Photos by Getty Images/ By: Brian Killian

 

Talking Texture Hosts Bold And Beautiful Hair Brunch During New York Fashion Week

September 9th, 2014 by Christen

Talking Texture

 

Over the weekend, Beautiful Textures haircare brand and the lovely ladies behind TalkingTexture.com hosted an intimate brunch for beauty editors, hair enthusiasts and more.  Held at one of NYFW’s chicest hot spots for bites, Cafeteria – guests mingled over mimosas and hot talk about beauty, hair and fashion.

 

Talking Texture

 

Led by Ty Alexander and Christina Brown of Talking Texture, the debate over natural hair, “curlism” (aka the divide of women based on their natural hair curl pattern) and inclusion in the natural hair movement ensued and many opinions were shared.  Guests shared candid thoughts on their hair and how hair versatility can make any women feel unique and beautiful from the inside out.

 

Talking Texture   We checked out Beautiful Textures product line including the TMS (texture manageability system) and talked about how we manage to keep it cute with our hair during fashion week and beyond.  It was a great afternoon of candid beauty talk, tips and sharing what makes us beautiful and unique – our hair.  Check out photos from the fun event below.     Talking Texture

Deena Campbell of Essence Magazine shares some beauty and hair secrets with the ladies at brunch.

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Danielle Young and Joy Adaeze of Curl Sistas share a smile over brunch at Cafeteria Resturant in NYC.

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Christina Brown snaps a pic of Kela Walker of KelasKloset.com and Danielle Young of HelloBeautiful.com.

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Kela Walker, Christen Rochon and Danielle Young striking a pose.

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Style writer Geneva S. Thomas (of Bravo TV’s Blood, Sweat and Heels) and her mom share a moment over brunch

  Talking Texture   Talking Texture is an online community and style resource for women with textured hair. They educate women on how to maintain healthy hair, empowers them to embrace their inner and outer beauty, while we celebrate our hairstyle history and culture.  TalkingTexture.com would love to hear from you. Become a member of the Talking Texture community and submit your texture styling tips, questions, suggestions and comments. As a hair style resource, Talking Texture values your opinions and input. Celebrate the beautiful history and culture of our hair by connecting with Talking Texture online, Twitter, Instagram or Facebook today!

NYFW: DVF Spring 2015 Gingham Prints, Pops Of Color and Naomi Campbell

September 8th, 2014 by Christen

If there’s one show I look forward to witnessing every season, it has to be the DVF collection by Diane Von Furstenburg herself.  Always filled with statement pieces for the everyday woman, this collection houses much much than the iconic wrap dress – and that’s where the anticipation builds year after year.  Who knew this season’s off-site show would house such stylish moments with gingham, the legendary Pat McGrath, fashion’s newest “IT-GIRL” Kendall Jenner and fashion icon Naomi Campbell.

 

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Legendary makeup guru, Pat McGrath sharing her favorite beauty tips for the DVF model looks.

 

 

My DVF fashion fun began hours before the show with lead stylist Orlando Pita (for CHI Haircare) & Beauty Guru Pat McGrath.  Throughout the sea of beautiful models laughing, snapping selfies and getting their finishing touches on hair, nails and makeup – a commanding, yet motherly  voice arises “Orlando, Orlando!”  and in walks Diane Von Furstenburg herself.

 

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Diane and lead hair stylist Orlando Pita share a moment before the show.

 

After a few moments of praise, Diane and her team rushed to the the runway in preparation for the show rehearsal.  One by one, the models dressed in bright and bold golds, blues and greens walked the runway for final approval before the big show.

 

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An impromptu photo shoot keeps the models busy while waiting for the rehearsal to begin…

 

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Lined up and ready to go, the models await their turn to rock the runway during rehearsal.

 

 

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A look of bold colors, mixed prints and no shortage of separates in the DVF Spring 2015 collection

 

 

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Who doesn’t love DVF printed gingham bags and matching heels?

 

Once the show began, everyone was all abuzz about Kendall Jenner walking in the show, but it wasn’t until the showstopper herself – Naomi Campbell walked the runway that upped the anti on what could be considered a great Spring show.

 

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Kendall Jenner struts down the runway in this monochromatic DVF frock…

 

 

 

DVF Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell shocked guests as the surprise show-stopping model gracing the DVF runway.

 

 

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The legend Diane Von Furstenberg appears for her ovation after the finale of her show.

 

Filled with bra tops, baby doll dresses and plenty of leg-worthy frocks to go around, this DVF collection is definitely more vacation friendly than office friendly, but hey that’s what makes DVF so great right?  I mean, we have more than enough wrap dresses to go around so this collection is a welcomed suite of fun fashions for any woman to enjoy next spring!

 

Check out more looks from the DVF Spring 2015 collection below.

 

 

What do you think?  Do you love the collection, adore Naomi Campbell or think Kendall Jenner looked stellar?  Share your thoughts below.

 

 

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