7 Wise Life Lessons From Diane Von Furstenberg

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It’s only natural for every girl to go through the phase of wanting to be a fashion designer. The glamorous lifestyle, desirable power and impressive city office makes Diane Von Furstenberg ’s career an inspiration for all.

A world famous designer who introduced the wrap dress, Von Furstenberg is not only a woman with an empowering career, but a strong independent attitude to match. With a lifetime of experience, from fashion to writing, she’s not only a motivation for her success, but for the wise life lessons that she has to offer. Here are some quotes from DVF that have made us love her a little more.


“When a woman becomes her own best friend life is easier.”

As a dominant figure in the fashion world, Von Furstenberg doesn’t shy away from having to stand on her own two feet. Known for her independent approach, she highlights the importance for everyone to learn to love their own company and not feel the need to always rely on others.

“I didn’t know what I wanted to do, but I always knew the woman I wanted to be.”

With constant pressure to be sure of yourself, and know exactly where you’re going in life it’s easy to feel bad when you don’t have everything mapped out. Even Von Furstenberg, a strong successful woman, admits to not always knowing what she wanted to do, but stresses the importance of staying true to yourself, and knowing exactly who it is you want to be.

“My definition of beauty is strength and personality.”

In a cut throat industry consistently in the spotlight for it’s shallow approach, it would be easy for Von Furstenberg to lose sight of what the true meaning of beauty is. Despite having a career that is centred on materialistic worth she continues to be an advocate for inner beauty, and preaches that being beautiful is much more than the clothes that you wear.

“Be in charge of your own life.”

To be independent, it’s essential that you’re sure of yourself. Taking the reigns of your life, and not letting someone else stand in your way. It’s not just about being a boss in your career, but owning absolutely everything that you do.

“Don’t dwell on the dark side of things, but look for the light and build around it.”

Even with a career of many highs Von Furstenberg has had her fair share of lows. But with a strong mind, and optimistic attitude she’s the perfect example of finding good in the bad, and treating every negative as a lesson to be learned.

“When you feel humiliated or things like that, you either use it as fuel to change or you get covered by it.”

Behind every great success is a whole line of set backs. A woman as powerful as Von Furstenberg knows exactly how to channel any negativity, and simply uses it to make her more successful.

“Attitude is everything.”

Nothing is more important for someone with great success as their attitude. The way you handle both yourself, and others is what defines you, and if your attitude is right everything else should follow. Being able to tackle everything that comes your way, with a strong mind and a confident aura is the secret behind every great career girl.


Quotes from Goodreads.

  • http://theflashwindow.weebly.com/ Vera

    Such an inspiring post! It truly is important to be strong and be able to stand up on yourself, though we forget so sometimes… Thanks for sharing this! With love,

    The Flash Window | Bloglovin

  • http://www.TheCrownFox.com Kaitlyn

    I love these! Diane is such an inspiration. Classy, determined, successful… she’s one of the best!
    – Kaitlyn | http://www.TheCrownFox.com

  • http://www.blondesandbagels.com Blondes & Bagels

    I love the quote that she didn’t always know what she wanted to do, but knew who she wanted to be. At age 23 I’m rapidly approaching my quarter life crisis and still have no idea what exactly it is I want to do for the rest of my life (I’m not even sure I believe humans are supposed to only have one career anyway). It’s great advice to remain true to self – the rest will come.

  • http://xoxobella.com Bella B

    She is such an inspiration. I agree, attitude is everything.

    xoxoBella | http://xoxobella.com

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