Sunday, March 23, 2014

DVF in Japan

I mentioned very briefly in my last post that I participated in a special event, and this was it. I had the privilege of being one of the models to represent Diane von Furstenberg's Pop Wrap Dress from the Andy Warhol Collection for two events. She is famous for designing the wrap dress, which is what I am wearing (very easy to wear and so comfortable!), and celebrated the 40th anniversary of the dress. Apparently, it is a pretty long lifespan for a dress design, so I applaud her for her feat.  She had a huge exhibit in Los Angeles called "The Journey of a Dress," which can be viewed on the DVF website here. And coincidentally, it was Tokyo Fashion Week last week, and the DVF fashion show took place on Thursday. 

For the first event, Diane and the models arrived at the Isetan (Japanese department store) in Shijuku, and we posed for a 30 minute photo session where some of the guests were able to get a photo taken with Diane and the models, and get an autograph and the photo on the spot. It was so quick, so of course we didn't get to talk to her, but I enjoyed being able to stand next to her during the event. Two days later, we did the same thing but at the DVF boutique in Ginza. This time, Diane answered questions and spoke about herself, which was really interesting to listen to. Being able to hear about her life through her own words was truly inspiring. After she met with some of the guests there, we were immediately escorted to the DVF in Barney's, which was right down the street. A short photo session, then Diane was off to New York. What a busy lady! 

I only posted photos that were taken on my Canon, but I did post a few pictures from the Shinjuku event on my Instagram. What do you think of the Pop Wrap dresses? I loved the bold color combinations, and that most of them were pink :) It was such an honor for me to have been a part of this, and to have met an amazing woman that I admire. Her dream was to create something that could be a woman's best friend, and she did a very good job accomplishing just that with the wrap dress. 


Samantha Mariko

p.s. Thank you to kimonosnack for linking this post on her blog :)


  1. Exciting! You look so pretty and I instantly want that dress. 40 years for a dress design is extreme! It looks like you had a lovely time, everything (and everyone) looks fancy and pretty. :)

  2. So amazing event and collection. I love every dress of it. The combo of collors and patterns...wonderful. :)
    Fashion Happenss

  3. OH MY this event looked wonderful so jelly! Haha wish I could have been there. You guys all look so chic! I so need a DVF wrap dress in my life. Great post.

    Allie of ALLIE NYC

  4. You look so gorgeous on that dress! Love it!
    Nice post! :D


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  6. You look so pretty! I love your dress so much! **

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  7. This is so chic! I love it!

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  8. What an amazing and exciting opportunity!!!
    So jealous. Looks like a great time...and you also looked amazing!
    thanks for commenting on my blog, won't regret following you for sure..look forward to future posts!!

    -dominique xx

  9. You girls, look incredible!
    Patricia ♥

  10. Wow, an event with Diane herself is fantastic! I love DVF's wrap dresses.. they are a bit on the high price range but hey, it's the pioneer! You look great in yours :)

    Mrs Jack Of All Trades

  11. 私もパーティに伺い、ダイアンと初めてお会いしました。


  12. Very nice Impressions


  13. so cute thhese photooss, I really loved this post honey!!
    nice to meet your blog!


  14. まりこさん、嬉しいお返事ありがとうございます。


  15. great post!
    you look amazing!
    I'm so jealous I wish I could
    go there too everything looks so
    xoxo Rose

  16. wow....amazing!!
    such a dreamy party and love all those pictures!!

  17. Wow, you all look so beautiful, love the colorfully printed wrap dresses, made with grand flair. The cake looks amazing, what a fun event! Thanks for your style input, have a great and productive week ahead!

  18. I really love this post and your blogstyle!
    would you like to follow each other on GFC, dear? I'd like to keep in touch!
    Let me know with a comment on my blog, I promise that I'll follow you back!


  19. Sam, this was so awesome. You looked amazing in her Pop Dress! You rocked it girl. I'm so glad you shared these. Just to be close to her. She's an icon! My mom had a dress of hers way back when. Treasure these pics always girl. You looked beautiful.

  20. Love DVF's collection! You look really great in the dress <3
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  21. You girls loo so amazing!

    would you like to follow each other on GFC & Bloglovin?
    Let me know.. x


  22. You look gorgeous girl, that wrap dress is mint on you. Congrats on the event -- saw (and liked!) the pics you posted on insta, so fun. I love the wrap dress, it's so iconic. And Diane, what a power woman. I mean.

    xx Hélène

  23. what an awesome opportunity! i love DVF wrap dresses!! you guys look amazing.

  24. the event looks so amazing! u look gorgeous. so lucky to meet DVF herself!

    xoxo, Eliza
    Bread and Butter

  25. looks great, love all the color and print :)

  26. Oh wow, that's very exciting! I would love to see the DVF collection in person. The dress looks absolutley fabulous on you! :)

    Take care always, love Christine ~ xo
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  27. great dvf event! It was really nice to go to the dvf event in LA, I pretty much was inspired by every dress. The colors are so vibrant! Make sure to check out my blog to check out the dvf dresses and my inspired journey of a dress! :)

  28. I adore Diane as a person and as a designer! As always a flawless perfect collection and a boutique. Love all the bright, colourful dresses you girls wear



  29. Amazing collection! I love dvf!

  30. oh she`s one of my favourite designers and I simply adore her iconic wrap dresses, great post!
    and fantastic blog as well, definitely following you now, hop you might follow me back:)


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