CharityBuzz has posted an awesome experience that will allow one lucky bidder a four-night escape to the DVF penthouse on Hayman Island, Australia, as well as lunch with Diane Von Furstenberg in New York.
Bidding starts at $8,000 and proceeds benefit The Rape Foundation in support of Stuart House.
The auction will allow one lucky winner and a guest to reward their-self with the stay of their dreams on beautiful Hayman, Australia’s celebrated private island destination in the Great Barrier Reef. Hayman welcomes guests to enjoy unique and memorable experiences at this top travel playground of the world, which presents magnificent resort living, an incredible garden landscape, exceptional dining, an award-winning spa and fascinating island and reef activities and adventures.
This special experience for two people includes four nights’ accommodation in the stunning DVF Penthouse, which has been personally designed by Diane von Furstenberg. The contemporary, light and fresh interior, which features a selection of Diane von Furstenberg’s personal photography, is appointed with unique furnishings designed and upholstered in striking DVF fabrics and offers two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a spacious living room, whilst a secluded wrap balcony boasts spectacular uninterrupted views over Hayman Beach to the crystal waters of the Coral Sea.
Today Gap announced plans for a second GapKids and babyGap collection by Diane von Furstenberg . The Spring 2013 DVF for Gap collection is expected to be available for purchase in April 2013 in select GapKids, babyGap and DVF stores globally and online at Gap.com.
“Diane’s iconic prints, signature silhouettes and optimistic color palettes really resonated with our customers around the world,” said Steve Sunnucks , Global President of Gap. “After a successful first collaboration, we’re thrilled to continue working with Diane and excited to see what she will bring forward in her second DVF for Gap collection.”
Diane von Furstenberg comments, “I really loved the challenge of translating my designs into the first DVF for Gap collection. It was so much fun to see little girls wearing the pieces, and I’m looking forward to collaborating with Gap on this second collection.”
Photo by Jane Kratochvil/Coup d’étage
Diane von Furstenberg and VSP, the largest non-profit vision benefits company, are working together to give free eye care using a Pinterest campaign.
VSP will donate up to 1,000 certificates for eye exams and glasses — one per repin from its #PinToGiveAndGet board — to youth in need through the New York City Mission Society, a charity chosen by DVF. Each giveaway is valued at $385, which will total up to a $385,000 donation.
“We’ve been following what other brands are doing on Pinterest and we saw a lot of brands dabling in Pin It To Win It and Pin To Give,” Julie Berge, VSP senior PR specialist, told Mashable. “Being a not-for-profit, and our ability to provide eye exams, we thought Pinterest would be a fun platform to experiment with, and it’s a space we thought we could make a big impact.”
There’s something in it for you if you repin from the #PinToGiveAndGet board besides doing good. Participants will be entered to receive one pair of DVF sunglasses each week and one $500 gift card to be used on dvf.com.
The campaign, which launched last month, will run through Jan. 31.
Photo by Jane Kratochvil Photography
Diane Von Furstenberg presented her spring/summer 2013 collection at New York Fashion Week earlier today and showed the fashion world that color blocking is here to stay for the upcoming warm weather season. A big trend for Fall 2012 which is continuing in Spring 2013, color blocking dominated Diane Von Furstenberg’s spring 2013 looks on the runway at The Theatre in Lincoln Park.
The runway was intricately decorated with metallic doves hanging from the celling and lining the double runway. One thing that really stood out to us about the show was Diane’s partnership with Google. Model’s went down the runway wearing Google Glass, a technology that allows it’s user to interact with a computer or a smartphone using a device, engineered to be worn like glasses. While the technology is cool, I thought it took the focus away from the clothing, rather than complementing the looks, or showing off a way for them to be worn in a particularly fashionable way.