It all began way back in 2011 (possibly earlier) when Donna Karan started making Ashley dresses for events. Like, personally making them, not from a collection, MAKING THEM FOR HER, although Ashley has worn some collection pieces too! So yes. Ashley was pretty lucky to have such a cool designer on hand! :)
Some examples of Donna's magical creations for Ashley are:
|Breaking Dawn Part 1 World premiere - 2011. |
One of my favourite dresses Donna's made. AMAZING!
|MET Ball -2011|
I was blown away with this dress, it's just incredible!
|Avon Gala - 2011|
It's blue. It's shiny. It's pretty. It's sleek. It's sexy.
It makes Ashley look darn more beautiful than she already is, and she's already FLAWLESS.
|MET Ball - 2012|
I literally thought an angel had fallen from heaven. Did it hurt, Ashley?
|Breaking Dawn Part 1 New York Premiere (same bloody day as the UK premiere!) - 2011|
It's a unique design, making Ashley look ultra-slim and just awesome. Knocked Nikki Reed's icky green thing out the park.
So then in December 2011, the news came that she'd become the FACE of DKNY. Now that's pretty awesome, but to us Ashers, I guess it wasn't much of a suprise, as the lovely Donna Karan had clearly been a friend for a while!
So we got these beautiful pictures:
Uh-huh. Yup. Even I questioned my sexuality. Now wipe the drool from your face and lets move on.
Ashley turned up in the infamous Times Square in a rather fetching red fur coat to promote/present or whatever she was doing with the MAHOOSIVE new billboard up slap bang in the middle of Times Square.
Little fun fact:
It was up in Times Square for New Years. And so I was sad enough to do this:
Yup. I went on youtube to find a video of the ball dropping in Times Square, screencapped this shot and circled Ashley ;)
Soon enough, we got MORE photos, some ad campaign videos, and more questioning of the sexuality.
PRETTY! Is all I can say. Although pretty doesn't really do it justice.
Another "fun" fact. Ashley was spotted this year wearing the pink dress she modelled!
That dress is pretty. And her dogs are cute. :)
Sooo then Ashley attended a meet and greet kinda thing in Macys, NYC. Her choice of clothes was certainly interesting, but obviously, Ashley was wearing it. She could wear a sack and pull it off. I'm sure that lady's a fashion sorceress. Either that or she just suits EVERYTHING.
My friend Bret (go follow him on Twitter: @unite_and_fight), was a lucky bugger and got to meet her there! Making me highly envious of him of course. If someone's met Ashley, expect me to have at least a tiny grudge against them.. :P
I do have something else to say. Loving the lady photobombing in between Bret and Ashley.. XD
So most recently the new DKNY Fall pictures have been released, which are just as incredible as the rest of the pictures on this post.
Feast your eyes, but don't try to eat the computer.
I've seen DKNY clothes for myself many times now.
Theres a DKNY outlet at Bicester Village, theres DKNY in Harrods, and theres the DKNY store in London. In nearly every jewellery store, there are DKNY watches.
So this is my "experience" with DKNY:
|Trying not to squee at the sight of Ashley in Harrods|
|Behind bars in the DKNY store!|
|The moment of panic when I see the store boarded up! Only for refurbishment!|
|The new shiny DKNY flag!|
|pretty stuff. I LOVE that skirt!|
|With Ashley herself on a staircase ;) Trying not to get in trouble :P|
|My shiny new DKNY bag from Bicester village! Took off the reduction labels so it looks like I paid $295, not £79! :)|
|And the bag it came in.. :P|
So I hope you've enjoyed this wonderful journey through Ashley's time with DKNY. You better have enjoyed it, I'm meant to be sewing instead of typing! :)
Mini Alice xox