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The Woman I Wanted To Be

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    Diane von Furstenberg(Author)

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One of the most influential, admired, and innovative women of our time: fashion designer, philanthropist, wife, mother, and grandmother, Diane von Furstenberg offers a book about becoming the woman she wanted to be.

Diane von Furstenberg started out with a suitcase full of jersey dresses and an idea of who she wanted to be-in her words, "the kind of woman who is independent and who doesn't rely on a man to pay her bills." She has since become that woman, establishing herself as a global brand and a major force in the fashion industry, all the while raising a family and maintaining "my children are my greatest creation."

In The Woman I Wanted to Be, von Furstenberg reflects on her extraordinary life-from childhood in Brussels to her days as a young, jet-set princess, to creating the dress that came to symbolise independence and power for an entire generation of women. With remarkable honesty and wisdom, von Furstenberg mines the rich territory of what it means to be a woman. She opens up about her family and career, overcoming cancer, building a global brand, and devoting herself to empowering other women, writing, "I want every woman to know that she can be the woman she wants to be."

'Lessons in style, wisdom and fabulousness' "My birth was her triumph," Diane, 67, writes in her new book The Woman I Wanted To Be."She was not supposed to survive. I was not supposed to be born. We proved them wrong. We both won the day I was born." In her book...Diane refers to her mother's diminutive stature - she beautifully describes holding this tiny woman's hand throughout many of the more poignant and painful episodes in both their lives' --Elle

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Book details

  • PDF | 256 pages
  • Diane von Furstenberg(Author)
  • Simon & Schuster UK; UK ed. edition (28 Oct. 2014)
  • English
  • 7
  • Art, Architecture & Photography

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  • By Guest on 15 May 2017

    good condition. perfect deal

  • By Funto on 30 November 2014

    After being inspired by the legend that is Diane, I cannot but make changes in my life leading me to be the woman I want to be. I intend to write to her in the near future thanking her for this life altering insight. Thank you Diane. Funto.I also loved the fact that I could google images, instances and references she made using the kindle app, this helped with visualising and being present in the book, I met most of the characters and saw most of the locations and pictures.

  • By Sweetpea on 12 June 2016

    I've been wanting to read this for a while. I'm not generally a big 'memoir' person but I love fashion and the workings of it and I thought this would be an interesting read. I wasn't disappointed. Diane writes quite frankly about things but perhaps not as in depth as some memoirs tend to go. If you're looking for something that gives you every single nitty gritty aspect of a person's life, then this probably isn't for you. For example, when her first marriage broke up, she basically just says 'he moved out'. There's not always a lot of emotion shown - although I have no doubt she felt it. The fact that she is a caring, and kind person, definitely comes through.It's certainly true - as some critics have argued - that she's had a privileged life, and that it's easy to be successful when you have that benefit. But I'd argue that yes, she certainly had connections, and doors opened to her that, had she not been a European Princess, probably would have stayed closed, but she still had to work at it. She had to create something people wanted. She had to have talent too. It's a very easy read - definitely a name drop fest - but that's half to be expected.Diane's positivity shines through and can be infectious. She's applied this to all aspects of her life, and continues to do this through her philanthropic work, encouraging other women to be the women they want to be.

  • By Stefania on 2 December 2014

    She definitely had an interesting and intense life, both private and professional. It seems that before she turned 30 she had already had what most women wouldn't be able to achieve in 10 lives: love, children, successful career, glamour, BUT...It really seems that most of her success was determined by the people she was surrounded by: husbands for connections, son for business, etc. She comes out as an extremely determined woman, but without the connections and the help, I believe she wouldn't be where she is now.There is a lesson to be learnt though. If you are a fascinating and interesting person, you will be able to surround yourself by a lot of people that can help you in life. Still....DETERMINATION comes first.

  • By Mrs Mandy Sarussi on 1 November 2015

    What an inspirational read, highly recommend this book

  • By fifty shades of grey on 29 December 2016

    An inspirational insight and very personal account of DVF's life. Good read, a little slow in parts but all in all a good book

  • By foxy on 23 January 2015

    Really enjoyed this. What an inspiring woman and what a life she's had. Her determination inspires me.

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