Oscar de la Renta Taylor Python Giveaway and LIVE! Chat with Oscar Transcript!

UPDATE: The winner for the Python Hobo is Linda Costello-Roth, Green Lawn, NY

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US RESIDENTS ONLY PLEASE


Nov 12 2009, 7:58 AM

AssataSAYS (guest): Good Morning all!

Nov 12 2009, 7:58 AM

Cynthia (guest): Good morning Oscar!

Nov 12 2009, 7:59 AM

OscardelaRenta: Good morning!

Nov 12 2009, 7:59 AM

OscardelaRenta: hi Tina! Is Kelly here today too?

Nov 12 2009, 7:59 AM

BagSnobTina: Good morning everyone! thank you for returning for part 2!

Nov 12 2009, 7:59 AM

OscardelaRenta: I am very happy to be back

Nov 12 2009, 7:59 AM

BagSnobTina: Kelly is on west coast time, she is taking her kids to school!

Nov 12 2009, 7:59 AM

BagSnobTina: I will be facilitating today!

Nov 12 2009, 8:00 AM

BagSnobTina: So, first, I’d like to thank Osccar for the very generous giveaway!

Nov 12 2009, 8:00 AM

OscardelaRenta: you’re welcome

Nov 12 2009, 8:00 AM

Cynthia (guest): And I’m hoping i will win

Nov 12 2009, 8:00 AM

OscardelaRenta: Tina, how was your trip home?

Nov 12 2009, 8:00 AM

BagSnobTina: It was amazing, Taipei is a beautiful city..

Nov 12 2009, 8:01 AM

FashEccentric (guest): Hi Everyone! Hi Oscar

Nov 12 2009, 8:01 AM

BagSnobTina: And you have many fans there but they can’t buy Oscar there!

Nov 12 2009, 8:01 AM

Samantha (guest): I’m so excited, I missed thsi last week!

Nov 12 2009, 8:01 AM

OscardelaRenta: No, not in Taipei

Nov 12 2009, 8:02 AM

Cynthia (guest): who will pick the winner of the bag?

Nov 12 2009, 8:02 AM

OscardelaRenta: we do sell in Taiwan at Julia

Nov 12 2009, 8:02 AM

BagSnobTina: Cynthia, we are sharing the email list we collect with Oscar’s team and it will be drawn via random computer drawing

Nov 12 2009, 8:03 AM

Tammy (guest): Oscar, my mother and I have been collecting your dresses for years. My first was for prom, we love your beautiful clothes!

Nov 12 2009, 8:03 AM

FashEccentric (guest): I just came on this chat via Twitter. So exciting!

Nov 12 2009, 8:03 AM

OscardelaRenta: that is fantastic

Nov 12 2009, 8:03 AM

FashEccentric (guest): Oscar, I wanna wear your dress for my wedding

Nov 12 2009, 8:04 AM

OscardelaRenta: do you have one in mind?

Nov 12 2009, 8:04 AM

Tammy (guest): And I have the red crocodile Audley (or is it Audrey).

Nov 12 2009, 8:04 AM

Cynthia (guest): I have a question, when you design your bag, who tests them?

Nov 12 2009, 8:05 AM

OscardelaRenta: That is a great bag – we use the best American alligator from Louisiana

Nov 12 2009, 8:05 AM

FashEccentric (guest): Not really, but I love Katherine Heigl’s dress

Nov 12 2009, 8:05 AM

FashEccentric (guest): something off-shoulder along those lines

Nov 12 2009, 8:05 AM

OscardelaRenta: it is a beautiful silhouette

Nov 12 2009, 8:05 AM

BagSnobTina: American alligator is the best, is that correct?

Nov 12 2009, 8:05 AM

FashEccentric (guest): It is! Which body type do you think suits that silhouette best?

Nov 12 2009, 8:05 AM

OscardelaRenta: we wear test them in-house

Nov 12 2009, 8:06 AM

AssataSAYS (guest): Good morning Mr. De La Renta. I’m glad you’re back again this week. Just as last week, I have a few questions for you.

Nov 12 2009, 8:06 AM

OscardelaRenta: that is correct Tina

Nov 12 2009, 8:06 AM

AssataSAYS (guest): On Monday, I went to the Women in Need (WIN) Charity Auction (http://ow.ly/ATE6) where you designed a house to be auctioned off. The pictures are here http://ow.ly/ATTY and here http://ow.ly/ATTC for anyone who would like to see.

Nov 12 2009, 8:06 AM

FashEccentric (guest): I’ve quite a straight figure, not curvy

Nov 12 2009, 8:06 AM

AssataSAYS (guest): What was your inspiration? I’m curious to if there was a specific reason why you decided to put a model in the doorway of the house.

Nov 12 2009, 8:06 AM

BagSnobTina: and the Bag Snobs are happy to test for you as well

Nov 12 2009, 8:06 AM

Malla: Hi Oscar! Thanks for sharing your world with us – can I ask where you have your handbags made?

Nov 12 2009, 8:06 AM

OscardelaRenta: the dress that we made for Katherine Heigl was a mermaid type shape

Nov 12 2009, 8:07 AM

OscardelaRenta: which is great for a straight figure

Nov 12 2009, 8:07 AM

FashEccentric (guest): is mermaid shape good for all figures?

Nov 12 2009, 8:07 AM

OscardelaRenta: it will add shape

Nov 12 2009, 8:07 AM

FashEccentric (guest): great! I hope I can find something similar in your new bridal collection

Nov 12 2009, 8:07 AM

OscardelaRenta: hi Malla! our handbags are made here in new york

Nov 12 2009, 8:07 AM

Cynthia (guest): Yes, where are the handbags made? I’m considering one right now. If I don’t win the Taylor, I’m hoping to purchase it

Nov 12 2009, 8:08 AM

FashEccentric (guest): I wish I can get your gown in Singapore

Nov 12 2009, 8:08 AM

Samantha (guest): I love that they’re made in NY! I’m a new yorker!

Nov 12 2009, 8:08 AM

Malla: Thats great that you keep your collection made in the states!

Nov 12 2009, 8:08 AM

Samantha (guest): Do you feel the quality in the US is of the same as say, Italy?

Nov 12 2009, 8:08 AM

OscardelaRenta: we make them in new york because we can work closely with the factory on them – make corrections, changes…

Nov 12 2009, 8:08 AM

noor_alnaimi: hi oscar cant belive that im chatting with you

Nov 12 2009, 8:09 AM

OscardelaRenta: quality is quality

Nov 12 2009, 8:09 AM

OscardelaRenta: we can get the same quality here as we do in Italy

Nov 12 2009, 8:09 AM

Jenny (guest): Hi Oscar!I noticed your Spring 2010 collection was a little different than others from you. What influenced that collection? Xoxo, Jenny

Nov 12 2009, 8:09 AM

BagSnobTina: That makes total sense. I can imagine how frustrating it would be to change something in a factory 7,000 miles away

Nov 12 2009, 8:09 AM

FashEccentric (guest): I think it’s a good thing that it is made in the States. Most labels are heading to China for low production costs…

Nov 12 2009, 8:09 AM

OscardelaRenta: plus we are supporting the fashion industry in America

Nov 12 2009, 8:09 AM

Malla: How long does it usually take for a bag to go from start to finish?

Nov 12 2009, 8:10 AM

OscardelaRenta: its much easier here – one of my assistants can go over to the factory at any time

Nov 12 2009, 8:10 AM

AssataSAYS (guest): Sorry guys. The pictures I just linked aren’t working but you all can see them at charitybuzz.com

Nov 12 2009, 8:10 AM

Samantha (guest): Go Oscar! I try to support the industry here, too. I’m a shopaholic lol

Nov 12 2009, 8:10 AM

OscardelaRenta: from start to finish it could be anywhere from 3 months to a year

Nov 12 2009, 8:10 AM

BagSnobTina: And if the blogging thing does not work out for me, I’d like to be your assistant! I know one of your former assistants, Donna Simonelli

Nov 12 2009, 8:11 AM

FashEccentric (guest): I volunteer to be your assistant too!

Nov 12 2009, 8:11 AM

OscardelaRenta: hi Jenny! what did you think was different about it?

Nov 12 2009, 8:11 AM

dramaspaz: Last time I talked to you, right before the Website went Haywire!! I was wondering if you were ever going to make a full on Mens Wear Collection!! Or are you just going to keep it small!!!??

Nov 12 2009, 8:11 AM

noor_alnaimi: my cousin is addicted to your fashion her name is nayla and she had this amazing dress from your summer2009 collaction <3

Nov 12 2009, 8:12 AM

OscardelaRenta: womenswear is my first love and will always be our focus

Nov 12 2009, 8:12 AM

dramaspaz: OOoO, thanks for asking the question!!

Nov 12 2009, 8:13 AM

Malla: Do you find that most designs evolve over the process or are you very definite in what you want to see from the beginning?

Nov 12 2009, 8:13 AM

OscardelaRenta: but of course I think men should look great too - we have a small mens business which i enjoy designing

Nov 12 2009, 8:13 AM

michelsrunway: Oscar, how long did it take you to be discovered?

Nov 12 2009, 8:13 AM

FashEccentric (guest): Is it harder to design menswear?

Nov 12 2009, 8:13 AM

Tammy (guest): oh thank god. I plan on dressing my daughter (one day when I have one) in Oscar when she comes of age as my mother did with me. Sorry, i am no very technical and a slow typer. I'm an expert shopper, not blogger. ha

Nov 12 2009, 8:13 AM

OscardelaRenta: it is always a work in progress and every garment is an evolution

Nov 12 2009, 8:13 AM

Jenny (guest): Well, I noticed you have a tendency to use florals often and very lively colors. Your Spring 09 show was very feminine and had an Audrey Hepburn feel. This seemed to have the feel of a little more country and darker colors. But, I noticed you also had a couple of dresses that were like other collections.

Nov 12 2009, 8:14 AM

AssataSAYS (guest): I was able to find a picture of the house Mr. De La Renta designed for the Women in Need charity auction. http://www.assatasays.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/img00055-20091109-1701wtmk.jpg

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Nov 12 2009, 8:14 AM

dramaspaz: I know exactly how you feel, because I am an aspiring Fashion Designer and share your love for Womens Wear!!! Its just so fun and so many things yo can do with it!!!

Nov 12 2009, 8:14 AM

AssataSAYS (guest): And here is a picture of the doorway I was asking about. http://www.assatasays.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/img00056-20091109-1702wtmk.jpg

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Nov 12 2009, 8:14 AM

BagSnobTina: Wait til you guys see the Spring bag collection in person! We got to play with them courtesy of Oscar, the day before he showed them.

Nov 12 2009, 8:14 AM

FashEccentric (guest): I’m so jealous, Tina!

Nov 12 2009, 8:15 AM

OscardelaRenta: each collection has a unique spirit

Nov 12 2009, 8:15 AM

Malla: You should do a movie like Valentino, It is so amazing to see the process and in’s and out of the business…except just don’t retire in the end!

Nov 12 2009, 8:15 AM

Tammy (guest): Tina, your job is a dream. would love to do what you’re doing

Nov 12 2009, 8:15 AM

OscardelaRenta: i love to use florals

Nov 12 2009, 8:15 AM

noor_alnaimi: what type of bags do you think we will see in this season ?

Nov 12 2009, 8:15 AM

BagSnobTina: Your love of florals is inspired by your garden, correct?

Nov 12 2009, 8:15 AM

OscardelaRenta: we are working on some beautiful ones for our upcoming pre-fall collection

Nov 12 2009, 8:16 AM

OscardelaRenta: yes

Nov 12 2009, 8:16 AM

BagSnobTina: Are exotic skins still a focus for pre-fall?

Nov 12 2009, 8:16 AM

OscardelaRenta: as you know Tina, I love to garden

Nov 12 2009, 8:16 AM

FashEccentric (guest): Any favourite flowers?

Nov 12 2009, 8:16 AM

OscardelaRenta: i love gardenias

Nov 12 2009, 8:17 AM

OscardelaRenta: and all of the flowers that grow in the carribean – because of my upbringing in the Dominican Republic

Nov 12 2009, 8:17 AM

Jenny (guest): I love your florals! What is very different about your use of florals is that it looks very much like a painting. I know that before you designed, you were an aspiring painter. Do you think that influences your use of florals compared to other designers?

Nov 12 2009, 8:17 AM

FashEccentric (guest): Gardenias are beautiful. I’m going to take more notice on the floral prints.

Nov 12 2009, 8:18 AM

OscardelaRenta: we will always use exotics – they are so luxurious for accessories

Nov 12 2009, 8:18 AM

OscardelaRenta: we will be using python, ostrich, watersnake, and lizard

Nov 12 2009, 8:18 AM

dramaspaz: And they make them special and different!!! I LOVE A GOOD EXOTIC SKIN!!!

Nov 12 2009, 8:18 AM

Cynthia (guest): Great question jenny. I always notice that his florals are like paintings, too

Nov 12 2009, 8:18 AM

FashEccentric (guest): watersnake is my favourite

Nov 12 2009, 8:19 AM

Malla: Do you find it difficult to produce and sell your bags in this market?

Nov 12 2009, 8:19 AM

Malla: Or in this economy, I meant.

Nov 12 2009, 8:19 AM

OscardelaRenta: accessories are relatively new for me

Nov 12 2009, 8:19 AM

Samantha (guest): Is it difficult in general to market your luxury goods in today’s economy?

Nov 12 2009, 8:19 AM

AssataSAYS (guest): Mr. De La Renta, there’s a saying that “poverty breeds creativity.” Since the global economy is where it is right now, do you feel the need to be more creative and/or innovative within your company? And I’m not referring only to designing but everything from design to marketing.

Nov 12 2009, 8:20 AM

OscardelaRenta: i think that you need to work harder in this environment to make a woman love your clothes enough to buy them

Nov 12 2009, 8:20 AM

OscardelaRenta: accessories are a new challenge for me – it is a very exciting process

Nov 12 2009, 8:21 AM

BagSnobTina: Is the process very different designing bags from ready to wear?

Nov 12 2009, 8:21 AM

AssataSAYS (guest): Mr. De La Renta, in recent years there has been such a change in the way that we receive information on fashion from fashion news to product launches to virtual fashion shows…

Nov 12 2009, 8:21 AM

AssataSAYS (guest): Have you ever felt pressure to keep up with technology or conform to the accepted mode of communication such as having a Facebook page for your company or giving more interviews to blogs as opposed to speaking to the consumer through traditional magazines?

Nov 12 2009, 8:21 AM

dramaspaz: I don’t think it should affect this design aesthetic!! The reason is because his Accessories are so timeless and well made that its not even a purchase as much as it is a Collectors Item!!!

Nov 12 2009, 8:22 AM

michelsrunway: Oscar, how long did it take you to get discovered? or be a very recognized designer, should I say..

Nov 12 2009, 8:22 AM

Cynthia (guest): I agree! Oscar is timeless

Nov 12 2009, 8:22 AM

OscardelaRenta: the way that we communicate has changed very much

Nov 12 2009, 8:22 AM

OscardelaRenta: for one thing, it is much faster

Nov 12 2009, 8:22 AM

OscardelaRenta: the instant you show a collection, there will be a video of it online

Nov 12 2009, 8:22 AM

BagSnobTina: I’m sure many of your customers never imagined they’d be chatting with you on a blog one day!

Nov 12 2009, 8:23 AM

FashEccentric (guest): I can’t believe myself – I’m blogging about this after this chat!

Nov 12 2009, 8:23 AM

OscardelaRenta: before, you relied on magazines to feature your collections but now you can reach the consumer directly

Nov 12 2009, 8:23 AM

dramaspaz: NEVER!!! It’s incredible that I am talking to you rigth!!!

Nov 12 2009, 8:23 AM

OscardelaRenta: what is your blog?

Nov 12 2009, 8:23 AM

michelsrunway: is it stuck?

Nov 12 2009, 8:23 AM

Tammy (guest): Well, my mother has been buying for over 25 years, and i am on the phone with her right now. She says hello and that she wants you to design more hats again for her suits

Nov 12 2009, 8:23 AM

FashEccentric (guest): www.fash-eccentric.com I write about fashion and my lil’ boring life

Nov 12 2009, 8:24 AM

OscardelaRenta: I did some great hats for spring

Nov 12 2009, 8:24 AM

Jenny (guest): I too am blogging! I must state that you, Oscar, are my favorite designer xoxo

Nov 12 2009, 8:24 AM

noor_alnaimi: what about the dresses 4 this season ??

Nov 12 2009, 8:24 AM

Lady_de_la_Renta: mr Oscar,i would like to thank you 1st of all for all ur hard work, ur really talented designer im a big fan of yours, i was in NYC last summer and i bought the most amazing gowns !!hands down, ur the best !!

Nov 12 2009, 8:24 AM

OscardelaRenta: thank you Jenny

Nov 12 2009, 8:24 AM

FashEccentric (guest): I noticed that! You used very rich, vibrant colors for spring 2010

Nov 12 2009, 8:24 AM

dramaspaz: I actually made it my Status on Facebook!! That I had cahtted with you!!!

Nov 12 2009, 8:25 AM

Malla: I have often wanted to design a collection of bags, do you have any advice for a future accessories designer?

Nov 12 2009, 8:25 AM

dramaspaz: *chattted with you!!!

Nov 12 2009, 8:25 AM

michelsrunway: Oscar, How long did it take you to be a very recognized fashion designer?

Nov 12 2009, 8:25 AM

OscardelaRenta: i love to use color in my designs – in fact my collections always start with colors and fabrics

Nov 12 2009, 8:25 AM

Jenny (guest): You’re welcome Oscar Your designs are very unique. Finding a classy, unique, and creative designer is very hard.

Nov 12 2009, 8:25 AM

BagSnobTina: And with magazines it is difficult to gauge the marketing efforts. With the internet, you can measure your efforts with sales, link backs, readers’ response, etc. We were very impressed with Oscar being so open to working with us very early on.

Nov 12 2009, 8:25 AM

dramaspaz: I guess I was just so giddy I forgot how to spell

Nov 12 2009, 8:25 AM

AssataSAYS (guest): My blog is AssataSAYS.com. I’m not sure if that question was directed to me but there it is anyway.

Nov 12 2009, 8:25 AM

Tammy (guest): i know how you feel drama! i’m giddy myself, good thing i didn’t have my 3rd cup of coffee this morning!

Nov 12 2009, 8:26 AM

dramaspaz: Bhaha!!! I know exactly what you mean!!!

Nov 12 2009, 8:26 AM

FashEccentric (guest): I love your choice of fabrics… and how it sculpts around the body to create an amazing silhouette

Nov 12 2009, 8:26 AM

OscardelaRenta: yes Tina, we can get feedback instantly

Nov 12 2009, 8:26 AM

FashEccentric (guest): you know how to make women look even more amazing

Nov 12 2009, 8:26 AM

BagSnobTina: Oscar, can you tell us the difference (if any designing bags compared to ready to wear?

Nov 12 2009, 8:26 AM

OscardelaRenta: i think it is my role as a designer to make a woman look her best

Nov 12 2009, 8:27 AM

michelsrunway: Oscar, how long did it take you to be a very recognized fashion designer?

Nov 12 2009, 8:27 AM

Jenny (guest): By the way, Oscar. I seen Taylor Swift’s Instyle cover- beautiful! So tastefully done!

Nov 12 2009, 8:27 AM

FashEccentric (guest): I noticed quite alot of one-shoulder dresses, is this trend going to stick around?

Nov 12 2009, 8:27 AM

BagSnobTina: When you started your career, what were your goals and have you reached them all?

Nov 12 2009, 8:27 AM

dramaspaz: GOOD QUESTION TINA!!!!

Nov 12 2009, 8:27 AM

OscardelaRenta: at the end of the day, it is really the same process – it is colors, materials, shapes – they all go together to make a collection

Nov 12 2009, 8:28 AM

OscardelaRenta: i think Taylor looks great

Nov 12 2009, 8:28 AM

Cynthia (guest): And did you ever dream you’d be as successful as you are today?

Nov 12 2009, 8:28 AM

OscardelaRenta: that dress was taken right off of the spring runway for that shoot. they were shooting the same day !

Nov 12 2009, 8:29 AM

OscardelaRenta: after the show it went straight to the shoot

Nov 12 2009, 8:29 AM

Jenny (guest): Me too I remember her stating that she would die if she ever got to wear Oscar de la Renta

Nov 12 2009, 8:29 AM

FashEccentric (guest): when designing, do you have an ‘ideal woman’ of the season in mind?

Nov 12 2009, 8:29 AM

Malla: In regards to Tina’s question about the process… Since you arent making your bags in your own studio-doesnt that change the creative flow?

Nov 12 2009, 8:29 AM

Lady_de_la_Renta: mr OSCAR, 1st of all i would like to thnk you for your gorgeous creations and hard work, i was in NYC last summer and i bought 6 coture gowns for a coming occasion

Nov 12 2009, 8:29 AM

OscardelaRenta: well I hope she is ok!

Nov 12 2009, 8:29 AM

AssataSAYS (guest): Do you have any regrets about decisions you’ve made regarding your career in fashion? I read somewhere that near the start of your career, you had to choose between working at Elizabeth Arden or Christian Dior. Is there anything you might have done differently in regards to decisions like that?

Nov 12 2009, 8:30 AM

Jenny (guest): I am sure she is fine She just had an “I die!” moment like I tend to do with your clothes.

Nov 12 2009, 8:30 AM

OscardelaRenta: no – we make the bags in the exact same way. the only difference is that our ready to wear samples are made right here, and our bag samples are made a few blocks away

Nov 12 2009, 8:30 AM

OscardelaRenta: Lady de la Renta? Are we related?

Nov 12 2009, 8:31 AM

OscardelaRenta: Tina, will I see you at our pre-fall show?

Nov 12 2009, 8:31 AM

dramaspaz: DO you have a Specific Woman in Mind for each season!! Or is it the same woman in different situations??

Nov 12 2009, 8:31 AM

BagSnobTina: Unfortunately, no but I’ll be in NYC in December and will stop by and say hello.

Nov 12 2009, 8:32 AM

Lady_de_la_Renta: lol thats how much i appreciate your work, your the best designer out there, thank you for your beautiful gowns

Nov 12 2009, 8:32 AM

OscardelaRenta: thank you for buying my clothes!

Nov 12 2009, 8:32 AM

Guest636 (guest): Oscar, I see on your website you have an online shop…how long have you had that? Its great that people all over the world now can be just a click away from your designs!

Nov 12 2009, 8:32 AM

OscardelaRenta: and Tina, we will miss you and I look forward to seeing you in December when you are here

Nov 12 2009, 8:33 AM

OscardelaRenta: we have had e commerce for one year

Nov 12 2009, 8:33 AM

OscardelaRenta: fashion today is a global business

Nov 12 2009, 8:33 AM

michelsrunway: Oscar, what move that you made you think may have influenced on your international recognition?

Nov 12 2009, 8:33 AM

Tammy (guest): I wish one day to attend an Oscar de la Renta show. I read from Bag snob that they are magnificent indeed

Nov 12 2009, 8:33 AM

dramaspaz: Speaking about your Website!! You have a Mens Accessories Line avaible!! What inspires that???

Nov 12 2009, 8:34 AM

FashEccentric (guest): Will you stage a show in Singapore? *fingers crossed*

Nov 12 2009, 8:34 AM

Jenny (guest): What inspired you to use tweed in Resort 2010?

Nov 12 2009, 8:34 AM

OscardelaRenta: I am always thinking about the idea of the modern woman and how she dresses for her lifestyle

Nov 12 2009, 8:34 AM

OscardelaRenta: women today have very busy lives!

Nov 12 2009, 8:35 AM

Cynthia (guest): As a new Oscar customer (I bought a sweater and a dress!) I would like to say that the details in the stitiching and interior of your dresses really holds a girl in! No wonder once you start you can’t stop. Other dresses pale in comparison.

Nov 12 2009, 8:35 AM

dramaspaz: What inspires your Mens Wear Collection and the Accessories???

Nov 12 2009, 8:36 AM

Guest636 (guest): the menswear is AWESOME.

Nov 12 2009, 8:36 AM

BagSnobTina: Oscar, can you tell us your goals as a young designer and if you’ve reached them? what about new goals?

Nov 12 2009, 8:36 AM

OscardelaRenta: for Resort, you have to design collection that is somewhat seasonless – it had a very long selling season

Nov 12 2009, 8:36 AM

OscardelaRenta: i love to use tweeds, but the tweeds for resort in particular were very lightweight

Nov 12 2009, 8:36 AM

OscardelaRenta: most of the jackets can be worn year round

Nov 12 2009, 8:37 AM

Jenny (guest): I adore tweed. It is very chic and timeless.

Nov 12 2009, 8:37 AM

OscardelaRenta: my goal has always been to make a woman feel beautiful

Nov 12 2009, 8:37 AM

dramaspaz: So they are a like a ten month tweed would you say??

Nov 12 2009, 8:37 AM

FashEccentric (guest): It’s very Parisian – tweed.

Nov 12 2009, 8:38 AM

OscardelaRenta: if i have done that then that would be my ultimate contribution – but, i am always learning. the day i feel i have learned everything i will stop.

Nov 12 2009, 8:38 AM

Lady_de_la_Renta: Mr Oscar, what was the biggest decision you have made regarding your career? the turning point..

Nov 12 2009, 8:38 AM

AssataSAYS (guest): Mr. De La Renta, do you have any regrets?

Nov 12 2009, 8:38 AM

Malla: When does a resort collection come out?

Nov 12 2009, 8:38 AM

BagSnobTina: Then you’ve certainly reached that goal! My blue bubble cocktail dress is my husband’s favorite dress from you!

Nov 12 2009, 8:38 AM

OscardelaRenta: i am a very positive person

Nov 12 2009, 8:38 AM

BagSnobTina: It’s flirty, chic and I feel like a queen whenever I wear it.

Nov 12 2009, 8:39 AM

Guest776 (guest): I love the personal shopper service that is offered on your website….it has been a great tool for international Oscar lovers like me!!!

Nov 12 2009, 8:39 AM

OscardelaRenta: my biggest regret is when a dress is dropped from the collection!

Nov 12 2009, 8:39 AM

OscardelaRenta: I always feel sorry for it

Nov 12 2009, 8:39 AM

Guest636 (guest): I just saw the resort collection in your online shop on the website.. TDF! The red gown is amazing.

Nov 12 2009, 8:39 AM

Tammy (guest): I have that dress! From 2 years ago right? or 3 years.

Nov 12 2009, 8:39 AM

OscardelaRenta: our personal shopping service has been very successful

Nov 12 2009, 8:39 AM

Malla: Why then would you drop something from a collection? Do you have alot of handbags that also get dropped from a collection?

Nov 12 2009, 8:40 AM

AssataSAYS (guest): When you look back on your career, are there any decisions you’ve made that you might change if you had the opportunity?

Nov 12 2009, 8:40 AM

OscardelaRenta: we sold a 120 thousand dollar sable coat

Nov 12 2009, 8:40 AM

Guest636 (guest): OMG

Nov 12 2009, 8:40 AM

Malla: Do they get re-worked in the next season?

Nov 12 2009, 8:40 AM

OscardelaRenta: i think that you have to look forward as a designer

Nov 12 2009, 8:40 AM

dramaspaz: Also how was working with the crew on the September Issue!!! Were you excited?? Were you Nervous?? Also how is Anna Wintour in Person???

Nov 12 2009, 8:40 AM

OscardelaRenta: i believe that my best work and best times lay in front of me

Nov 12 2009, 8:40 AM

Guest776 (guest): amazing!!! has this helped you get you amazing designs to places where they would have been able to go?

Nov 12 2009, 8:41 AM

BagSnobTina: Sold it On the internet? Amazing! Your furs are the BEST! I play with them everytime I visit the studio. How do the girls get any work done in there? I’d be so busy trying on clothes I wouldn’t get any work done! I guess I would make a terrible assistant for you

Nov 12 2009, 8:41 AM

OscardelaRenta: it was just a regular day designing in the studio when the september issue crew came through

Nov 12 2009, 8:41 AM

Jenny (guest): I think that this is you at your very best. Such a gorgeous gown! http://bit.ly/3GcL0s

[Oscar de la Renta Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear Collection Slideshow on Style.com]

Nov 12 2009, 8:41 AM

OscardelaRenta: Anna is a very dear friend of mine and visits my studio often

Nov 12 2009, 8:41 AM

Malla: Not many people can say that!

Nov 12 2009, 8:41 AM

BagSnobTina: Can you give us a hint of the Pre-fall silhouettes? Will we see more edgy pieces like the studded leather jackets youd id?

Nov 12 2009, 8:42 AM

dramaspaz: Does she really help you fine tune your collection like she did in The September Issue??

Nov 12 2009, 8:42 AM

Guest776 (guest): sorry..super excited about talking to mr oscar himself. did the personal shopper service help you get your designs to places where they would be differcult to buy?

Nov 12 2009, 8:42 AM

FashEccentric (guest): It’s awesome that studs actually lasted awhile! I thought it was going to be a fad.

Nov 12 2009, 8:42 AM

OscardelaRenta: she will always give her opinion which I value

Nov 12 2009, 8:42 AM

Jenny (guest): Did it crash?

Nov 12 2009, 8:43 AM

Jenny (guest): Ahh. There we go!

Nov 12 2009, 8:43 AM

BagSnobTina: I think when Mr. de la Renta gave the okay on studs, it went from fad to high fashion

Nov 12 2009, 8:43 AM

FashEccentric (guest): How do you handle negative comments on your collection? Do you take them into your design consideration?

Nov 12 2009, 8:43 AM

OscardelaRenta: we have some incredible spring furs that will be in stores soon

Nov 12 2009, 8:43 AM

OscardelaRenta: lightweight and colorful

Nov 12 2009, 8:43 AM

Malla: Is it hard to always have to be so creative? Or to always have to come up with new designs?

Nov 12 2009, 8:44 AM

FashEccentric (guest): That’s true! Studs can be done tastefully, and it never fails to wow me.

Nov 12 2009, 8:44 AM

Lady_de_la_Renta: Mr Oscar, what was the biggest decision you had to make regarding your career?

Nov 12 2009, 8:44 AM

Malla: Where do you find inspiration for new shapes each season?

Nov 12 2009, 8:44 AM

Jenny (guest): I admire Anna, like her actually. If something is tacky she says it, nothing wrong with that. But, she praises people who well-deserve it too.

Nov 12 2009, 8:44 AM

OscardelaRenta: i think that the challenge is what makes you work harder – i always listen to constructive criticism

Nov 12 2009, 8:44 AM

dramaspaz: Also in your segment in the September Issue!!! It seems as though you make a lot of looks and then take a Fine Tooth Comb to make sue the collection is Cohesive and FABULOUS!!! Is that what you always do???

Nov 12 2009, 8:44 AM

noor_alnaimi: we would love to see some studded shoes, dresses & bags from ur creation

Nov 12 2009, 8:44 AM

OscardelaRenta: at the end of the day what matters is if a woman buys your clothes

Nov 12 2009, 8:44 AM

AssataSAYS (guest): I don’t think it needs to be said that you are an amazing stand alone designer. Are there any other designers that you want to work with or might see yourself collaborating with in the future?

Nov 12 2009, 8:45 AM

OscardelaRenta: i always say that fashion is not what happens on the runway but what happens when a woman buys your design

Nov 12 2009, 8:45 AM

BagSnobTina: He has amazing studded boots for fall! And that necklace I have, everyone goes crazy for it when I wear it

Nov 12 2009, 8:45 AM

Guest636 (guest): Didnt you sing that at Fashion’s Night Out?

Nov 12 2009, 8:45 AM

Guest776 (guest): I have a few Oscar pieces that make me feel as if i should have a flock of photographers following me around. each piece is amazing and is a true work of art.

Nov 12 2009, 8:45 AM

FashEccentric (guest): Business VS Designs – which comes first?

Nov 12 2009, 8:46 AM

OscardelaRenta: i did sing at Fashions Night Out

Nov 12 2009, 8:46 AM

dramaspaz: Yeh, did you have a SET LIST for your Performance at FNO!!!

Nov 12 2009, 8:46 AM

Jenny (guest): With Bette Midler!

Nov 12 2009, 8:46 AM

Cynthia (guest): Oscar is an artist in the truest sense. One of the last greats of the golden era of couture. I want to cry that I’m chatting with you. Will you have the transcript up again for this, Tina?

Nov 12 2009, 8:46 AM

dramaspaz: How was is singing with Sarah Jessica???

Nov 12 2009, 8:46 AM

OscardelaRenta: i sang with my good friends Barbara, Bette and Sarah Jessica

Nov 12 2009, 8:46 AM

FashEccentric (guest): I wanna hear you sing! I wonder if it’s on YouTube

Nov 12 2009, 8:46 AM

Guest636 (guest): that was awesome

Nov 12 2009, 8:46 AM

OscardelaRenta: i dont know if it is on YouTube!

Nov 12 2009, 8:47 AM

Guest776 (guest): how much of your inspiration goes back to your first days in Spain? I have read in your autobiography that flamenco dancers inspire you to this day..is this true??

Nov 12 2009, 8:47 AM

BagSnobTina: Yes of course, I’ll have the transcript up within the hour. Everyone we have 15 more minutes of Mr. de la Renta’s time! Please ask your questions!

Nov 12 2009, 8:47 AM

FashEccentric (guest): I’m checking now

Nov 12 2009, 8:47 AM

OscardelaRenta: we did have a list – we rehearsed at Barbara’s house

Nov 12 2009, 8:47 AM

AssataSAYS (guest): Are there any designers that you want to work with or might see yourself collaborating with in the future?

Nov 12 2009, 8:47 AM

Jenny (guest): When you were young you wanted to be a painter. Does that influence how your florals are?

Nov 12 2009, 8:47 AM

Samantha (guest): May I ask what colors you will be utilizing in your pre-fall collection you just mentioned?

Nov 12 2009, 8:47 AM

OscardelaRenta: i am still very inspired by my time living and working in spain

Nov 12 2009, 8:47 AM

Malla: Where do you find inspiration for new shapes each season?

Nov 12 2009, 8:48 AM

FashEccentric (guest): no I can’t find any videos of Oscar singing on YouTube

Nov 12 2009, 8:48 AM

OscardelaRenta: watching flamenco, having my suits made by a tailor…

Nov 12 2009, 8:48 AM

FashEccentric (guest): Will there be a collection inspired by Asia?

Nov 12 2009, 8:48 AM

OscardelaRenta: there were many things I experienced then for the first time that continues to inspire my work today

Nov 12 2009, 8:48 AM

FashEccentric (guest): Or Asian culture.

Nov 12 2009, 8:48 AM

dramaspaz: About Your Furs?? Where do you get your furs and what inspired them???

Nov 12 2009, 8:48 AM

Jenny (guest): Will you be using more Ikat?

Nov 12 2009, 8:49 AM

Malla: Is it hard to always have to be so creative? Do you find it to be alot of pressure?

Nov 12 2009, 8:49 AM

OscardelaRenta: i have been to asia several times and i love the culture there

Nov 12 2009, 8:49 AM

FashEccentric (guest): Which part of Asia inspires you most?

Nov 12 2009, 8:49 AM

OscardelaRenta: we are expanding our business there as well

Nov 12 2009, 8:49 AM

OscardelaRenta: i love Tokyo

Nov 12 2009, 8:49 AM

OscardelaRenta: i have been there many many times

Nov 12 2009, 8:49 AM

FashEccentric (guest): That’s good to hear! Most luxury labels are expanding over here. The Chinese are high- luxury consumers!

Nov 12 2009, 8:50 AM

FashEccentric (guest): Tokyo is wonderful, and full of inspiration.

Nov 12 2009, 8:50 AM

OscardelaRenta: maybe i can get a video up

Nov 12 2009, 8:50 AM

Guest636 (guest): can you put it on your website?

Nov 12 2009, 8:50 AM

FashEccentric (guest): YES!

Nov 12 2009, 8:50 AM

FashEccentric (guest): I vote for a video!

Nov 12 2009, 8:50 AM

OscardelaRenta: let me see what i can do

Nov 12 2009, 8:50 AM

Guest776 (guest): your were once quoted in Colombian newspaper after you fashion show there..that you believe in living you life first and you work comes second. Can this be a motive for your fun, full of life designs. Plenty of your designs are somewhat whimsical fairy tale like…yet here in reality. in the end of the day…can you say you have lived the life you dreamed of?

Nov 12 2009, 8:51 AM

Guest636 (guest):

Nov 12 2009, 8:51 AM

dramaspaz: I read that you use Origin Assured Fur?? What made you decide to do that!!! And thanks for that, because I feel it is important when using Fur???

Nov 12 2009, 8:51 AM

BagSnobTina: Oscar, when I was home in Taipei my aunts were most proud of my photos with you. They barely nodded at my magazine features, tv appearances. But when I pulled out the WWD feature with your photo, they jumped for joy! You have many fans in Asia. I’d love to host an event in Taipei or Hong Kong for you!

Nov 12 2009, 8:51 AM

FashEccentric (guest): Thank you Oscar, I will put it up on my blog This is so amazing! I’m talking to you!

Nov 12 2009, 8:51 AM

FashEccentric (guest): YES! I’ll be there! Singapore, anyone? LOL

Nov 12 2009, 8:51 AM

FashEccentric (guest): I’ll be glad to host it

Nov 12 2009, 8:51 AM

OscardelaRenta: at the end of the day i love what i do and I feel blessed to be able to do this every day

Nov 12 2009, 8:52 AM

Guest506 (guest): hello

Nov 12 2009, 8:52 AM

OscardelaRenta: that would be great Tina

Nov 12 2009, 8:52 AM

Jenny (guest): Before this end I do need to say a couple of things

Nov 12 2009, 8:52 AM

FashEccentric (guest): It’s a rare thing to find happiness in your work.

Nov 12 2009, 8:52 AM

OscardelaRenta: i think it is very important

Nov 12 2009, 8:52 AM

Lady_de_la_Renta: mr Oscar, your very down to earth, and an inspiration to all designers out there, your dresses are very well consructed which makes your designs diffrent from other cotoure labels, i will never cheat and buy other designer gowns !!

Nov 12 2009, 8:53 AM

dramaspaz: What mande you decide do use OPrigin Assured Fur???

Nov 12 2009, 8:53 AM

dramaspaz: *Origin

Nov 12 2009, 8:53 AM

Jenny (guest): I cannot wait to see what else you create. Your designs are beautiful and you are an inspiration to not only aspiring designers, but to all.

Nov 12 2009, 8:53 AM

OscardelaRenta: Origin Assured furs remove a lot of questions for the consumer

Nov 12 2009, 8:53 AM

Guest776 (guest): I have noticed that in the last few years, the day after your fashion show that you always have the front page of wwd. I have been in fashion for sometime…but have never seen any designer grace the front pages as much as you.

Nov 12 2009, 8:53 AM

Guest506 (guest): i like the night wear you designs

Nov 12 2009, 8:54 AM

dramaspaz: THANK YOU FOR DOING THTA!!! Because I think it is very important when usinf and buying fur!!! that we know where it comes from!!!

Nov 12 2009, 8:54 AM

FashEccentric (guest): You’re a source of inspiration and happiness to me. Thank you for your designs, you make women (and men) very happy

Nov 12 2009, 8:54 AM

Jenny (guest): You started out not long ago designing for young girls. Are there any other areas you would like to design for?

Nov 12 2009, 8:54 AM

OscardelaRenta: thank you very much – i am very thankful for their support. and i have been working in this industry for 100 years : )

Nov 12 2009, 8:54 AM

BagSnobTina: Last 5 minutes everyone! Oscar has a packed schedule, we are so lucky he agreed to do this part 2 chat!

Nov 12 2009, 8:54 AM

noor_alnaimi: ur an Inspirational Person , i love ur design and ur work

Nov 12 2009, 8:54 AM

FashEccentric (guest): I’ll be so honoured to wear Oscar de la Renta for my wedding Will keep you posted!

Nov 12 2009, 8:54 AM

Guest636 (guest): Thank you Oscar!!!

Nov 12 2009, 8:55 AM

BagSnobTina: and don’t forget to sign up to win the Taylor python tote. the email list collected will be shared with Oscar’s team.

Nov 12 2009, 8:55 AM

Guest776 (guest): very hard to believe 100 yrs if you look no more the 50!!

Nov 12 2009, 8:55 AM

FashEccentric (guest): I hope you’ll do this chat again! Thanks for taking time off from your busy schedule

Nov 12 2009, 8:55 AM

OscardelaRenta: i want to say thank you to you Tina for your support

Nov 12 2009, 8:55 AM

FashEccentric (guest): Thanks Tina for organizing

Nov 12 2009, 8:55 AM

Guest636 (guest): that bag is amazing

Nov 12 2009, 8:55 AM

Guest776 (guest): i couldnt take my chances of not winning the taylor,……went on line and bought

Nov 12 2009, 8:55 AM

Malla: Oscar, Many blessings for continued success and for inspiring new designers to go for their dreams!

Nov 12 2009, 8:55 AM

OscardelaRenta: and send my thanks and my love to everyone who has chatted with us and who allow me to do what i love to do

Nov 12 2009, 8:55 AM

dramaspaz: THANK YOU FOR THIS WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE!!! BOTH OF YOU!!!! I hope to one dat reach the heights of FAshion that you have or even touch that!!! You are INSAME AT WHAT YOU DO!!!

Nov 12 2009, 8:55 AM

BagSnobTina: It is our pleasure, Oscar!

Nov 12 2009, 8:55 AM

Jenny (guest): Thank you, Oscar, for your gorgeous designs! And thank you Tina for this

Nov 12 2009, 8:55 AM

Guest776 (guest): can is say…im in love with it

Nov 12 2009, 8:55 AM

dramaspaz: STAY FIERCE!!!!!

Nov 12 2009, 8:55 AM

Lady_de_la_Renta: THANK YOU MR OSCAR & TINA !!Love to all

Nov 12 2009, 8:56 AM

Jenny (guest): Thanks Oscar! xoxo

Nov 12 2009, 8:56 AM

FashEccentric (guest): Our pleasure, Mr de la Renta!

Nov 12 2009, 8:56 AM

OscardelaRenta: lots of love

Nov 12 2009, 8:56 AM

Guest776 (guest): your designs are very limited….

Nov 12 2009, 8:56 AM

BagSnobTina: We will have the best of Spring bags up soon. You will all love!

Nov 12 2009, 8:56 AM

Lady_de_la_Renta: we love you Mr oscar

Nov 12 2009, 8:56 AM

BagSnobTina: Good bye Oscar, please come and chat again!

Nov 12 2009, 8:56 AM

Guest636 (guest): come back soon!!

Nov 12 2009, 8:56 AM

FashEccentric (guest): Can’t wait to read your blog post about Oscar’s bags

Nov 12 2009, 8:56 AM

Lady_de_la_Renta: Tina your the BEST !!

Nov 12 2009, 8:56 AM

BagSnobTina: The new Spring ’10 bags are insanely fabulous.

Nov 12 2009, 8:56 AM

Guest636 (guest): ^^ +1

Nov 12 2009, 8:57 AM

dramaspaz: THANKS AGAIN!!! I will post this on my FACEBOOK AGAIN!!

Nov 12 2009, 8:57 AM

BagSnobTina: Awww, thanks, all! For taking time of your busy day with us!

Nov 12 2009, 8:57 AM

OscardelaRenta: Thank you all!

Nov 12 2009, 8:57 AM

dramaspaz: Anything for you guys!!!

Nov 12 2009, 8:57 AM

BagSnobTina: I will have the transcript up very soon!

Nov 12 2009, 8:57 AM

FashEccentric (guest): Oh, thanks for Twittering about it!

Nov 12 2009, 8:57 AM

OscardelaRenta: goodbye and i hope to see you all soon -

Nov 12 2009, 8:57 AM

FashEccentric (guest): *hugs* YAY!

Nov 12 2009, 8:57 AM

Cynthia (guest): Good day, Oscar. Bye tina, thank you!!

Nov 12 2009, 8:57 AM

noor_alnaimi: thank oscar

Nov 12 2009, 8:57 AM

Tammy (guest): Bye Oscar!

Nov 12 2009, 8:57 AM

Lady_de_la_Renta: goodbye oscar, you have a wonderful day

Nov 12 2009, 8:57 AM

Samantha (guest): We love you!!!

Nov 12 2009, 8:57 AM

FashEccentric (guest): Enjoy your weekend!

Nov 12 2009, 8:57 AM

dramaspaz: STAY FIERCE!!!!

Nov 12 2009, 8:57 AM

Guest636 (guest): dont forget the video

Nov 12 2009, 8:58 AM

Cynthia (guest): Yes the video, i want to see!

Nov 12 2009, 8:58 AM

FashEccentric (guest): Yes, don’t forget the video! We’ll keep a lookout for it

Nov 12 2009, 8:58 AM

BagSnobTina: We will remind his PR team to post the video and put it on our twitter and FB fan page

Nov 12 2009, 8:58 AM

dramaspaz: I cannot wait for it!!!

Nov 12 2009, 8:58 AM

Jenny (guest): I’ll remind the PR too Tina

Nov 12 2009, 8:59 AM

noor_alnaimi: thank u tina <3 u

Nov 12 2009, 8:59 AM

FashEccentric (guest): Thanks Tina!

Nov 12 2009, 8:59 AM

FashEccentric (guest): Pleas organize this again

Nov 12 2009, 8:59 AM

BagSnobTina: We’ll see you all online soon! xoxo

Nov 12 2009, 9:00 AM

Guest776 (guest): going to the website now!!! buying a lil something to remember the day i blogged with mr Oscar de la Renta!!

Nov 12 2009, 9:00 AM

JayJaeKal: If I won the lottery, first order of business would be to buy his fall line!!!

Nov 12 2009, 9:00 AM

Guest506 (guest): i really like the night wear you design

Nov 12 2009, 9:01 AM

FashEccentric (guest): Can we get a chat log of this?

Nov 12 2009, 9:04 AM

Lady_de_la_Renta: I AM SO HAPPY

Nov 12 2009, 9:04 AM

Lady_de_la_Renta: ILL ALWAYS REMEMBER THE DAY I TALKED TO MR DE LA RENTA

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