What I Wore on Wednesday - September 17, 2014

by mary September 17, 2014

In recognition of Art Meets Fashion Week at the Des Moines Art Center, today's Dorothea's Closet outfit is a really cool Diane Von Furstenberg dress from the 1970's that I picked up at the shop several years ago!  I just love the black & white "jigsaw puzzle" pattern on this dress!

Diane Von Furstenberg, formerly Princess Diane of Furstenberg (born 12-31-46) is a Belgian born American fashion designer, who began designing women's clothes in 1970.  After moving to New York, she met Vogue editor Diana Vreeland, who declared her fashions "absolutely smashing".  In 1976, she was featured on the cover of Newsweek magazine, & the accompanying article called her "the most remarkable woman since Coco Chanel".  And more recently, in 2005, the Council of Fashion Designers in America awarded her the Lifetime Achievement Award. 

With today's outfit, I decided to wear one of my dice charm bracelets with black & red crystal beads & a silver good luck Cracker Jack/gumball charm.

I also chose to wear one of my recently made pair of earrings -- made from parts of fish lures that I picked up at a garage sale & at a couple of antique shops during my travels to Wisconsin this summer.  I really like the way the bits of metal, red beads & other odds & ends catch the light & interact!

To see more of Dorothea's Closet Vintage clothing, check out the shop's website at http://dorotheasclosetvintage.myshopify.com.  To see more of my jewelry, go to http://paulinesjewelrybox.com. 

As always, thanks for reading and for supporting small businesses!

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Pauline's Jewelry Box was founded by Mary Nelson in 2012 in Des Moines, Iowa.  I chose the name Pauline's Jewelry Box because my mother's name was Pauline & I have many fond memories of looking through jewelry box & playing with her jewelry

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