I’ve been getting to know Donna Karan ~ the woman and the brand ~ quite intimately lately, as I have the honor of serving as her first-ever Virtual Ambassador. It’s a role I feel very privileged to play, because I can’t think of another designer who has done more to revolutionize the way women dress at work and play, nor one who has more genuinely promoted a holistic lifestyle or given back to the world community. She’s truly an inspiration. And she KNOWS how to make the kind of clothes we just can’t live without!
Her Infinity Dress is a prime example. Like I stated in the ‘7 Easy Pieces‘ story, I will always invest in items that can truly be worn in multiple ways, and this dress fits that description better than anything I’ve ever seen. Just as the four classic elements encompass all aspects of existence, so this dress can be worn anywhere and any way you can imagine. While the possibilities are truly limitless, I chose to style it in the four ways I felt best represented the elements of Earth, Water, Air and Fire ~ elements at the core of all ancient theologies (including Greek mythology, the tarot and the zodiac), and undeniable essentials to life, art and inspiration.|EARTH| Earth is Mother, the centering element which represents our relationships with home and stability. It is represented with a center twist, wrapped twice around the body in a protective, motherly hug. |WATER| Water runs deep; it is the element of emotion, intuition and love. It is romantic, sweetheart sleeves spilling smoothly over the shoulders, as effortless and serene as a softly sparkling sea. |AIR| Air is the element of action, the modern woman as multitasking superhero. It’s the insouciantly sexy single-shoulder sweep; it’s an unflappable confidence and indefatigable drive. |FIRE| Fire is the energy and nobility of the cosmos, the element of creativity and inspiration, of passion and transformation. It is a dress no longer encumbered by neckline, instead worn in strapless simplicity, wrapping thrice around the body in the quintessence of red-hot heat.