Posts tagged DVF
Posts tagged DVF
As you go through higher education (and even after), everyone tells you to come up with a one minute “elevator pitch.” This “pitch” as most of you probably know is what you would say if you were in an elevator with a major CEO, Editor In Chief of a magazine or a fashion icon. What would you say to sell yourself to someone important?
Well, I unfortunately still have not figured this out. I’m a bit shy and have realized that I am starting to miss out. Don’t get me wrong — I have loads of friends who are bold, uninhibited, walking up to celebrities and sports figures saying things like “You’re Alex Rodriguez and I’m from Seattle!!” (Not that A-Rod cares about anyone being from Seattle these days…) Problem is, my friends are never with me (or I with them) when luck hits me!
I’ve lived in Manhattan for nearly two years have seen Kelly Cutron, Sean Penn and Jimmy Fallon and have said nothing. Yep, three chances to have someone change my life and I just stood from afar admiring.
And if that’s not enough - today really slapped me in the face.
After work, I found myself in the Meatpacking District, strolling into DVF at five to seven (store closes at 7pm). Not because I could afford any of the gorgeous pieces of garment, but because I had watched Sex and the City (the movie) on Sunday night and saw Carrie Bradshaw shopping there in the movie.
Anyway, I walked in and started looking around. I noticed a tall beautiful woman in the accessories corner saying:
“I really love everything here, and am a huge admirer. I own several of your pieces.”
WTF?! Double take - she was talking to the one and only, ICONIC DIANE VON FURSTENBERG. The woman who invented the wrap dress, and created the beautiful green dress that Kate Middleton wore (you bet I’m hunting every online and vintage store in NYC for the same dress!!!).
International Icon, Diane von Furstenberg
So chic, as always.
So what did I do when Diane walked around the store, smiled and said a polite hello to me? I stupidly smiled back and said “hi.”
I was so distracted I couldn’t even pay attention to the clothes I couldn’t afford. I’m sure all the sales associates noticed too. I debated trying on one beautiful navy lace dress, hoping Diane would gift it to me because seeing it on me would make her feel as though it was meant for me. But I safely assumed that this only happens to Carrie Bradshaw when she’s photographing for Vogue. Instead I walked out of the store as if she was just another person.
What I should have done was ask Ms. von Furstenberg to recommend a dress for me and then bought it. It would have been worth the $298 to $394 I would have forked over to say that the one and only, actual Diane von Furstenberg picked it out for me. I’d be able to schmooze at parties and say “I’m wearing DVF, she picked it out for me!” Maybe she and I would have had a casual conversation and then who knows what would happen!
I was severely disappointed in myself and have therefore made a mid-year resolution. I need to come up with my one minute pitch so that the next time I bump into someone influential, life-changing or amazing I have something more to say to them than “hi!” I mean this is why I live in NEW YORK CITY right?! What the hell am I going to do when I really do bump into Ryan Gosling and we’re eyeing the same cab? Say hi and let him take the cab? I’ve GOT to get over my shyness so I can ask him to share the cab with me!!
Therefore, if any of you have good pitches, please pass them along so I can use them for inspiration in creating my own.