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Own It: The Secret to Life

Diane von Furstenberg

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In Own It: The Secret to Life, Diane von Furstenberg provides readers with an alphabetized survival guide filled with wisdom from her personal life experiences.


Own It: The Secret to Life

Own It: The Secret to Life

by Diane von Furstenberg


Belgian fashion designer and author Diane von Furstenberg is best known for her unique fashion line, DVF, and the invention of the wrap dress. Deemed one of the most important women in fashion, von Furstenberg has curated a legacy rooted in glamour and compassion.

In her latest book, she shares her perspective on all life has to offer – the good, the bad, and the in-between. Own It follows a dictionary format, with each section corresponding to a specific word.

The manifesto touches upon topics such as personal values, family life, love, and business, imparting readers with advice extracted from von Furstenberg's own experiences. Readers can flip through the book to seek knowledge about a particular subject or go through chronologically for a comprehensive insight into personal growth.

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The more I think about it, the more I think owning it is the key to everything, the secret to life! It applies to everything and everyone. It is about assuming responsibility, accepting reality, and dealing with the truth.

- Diane von Furstenberg

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