Thursday, May 24, 2012

Diane Freis Timeline

I've created a timeline, and I summarized bits and pieces of information from various articles that I've cited below the picture.  I also posted this in separate page; you can find it in one of the tabs at the top of the page.


*Update 5/25/2012


I've updated the timeline so that it is easier to read.  You can see the new timeline in the tab above, too.  


Diane Freis timeline by Quryous
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Old timeline:


Diane Freis timeline by Quryous
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Copyright © 2012



Citations:


Block, E. (1983, Jul 18). After a rough start, designer Diane Freis hopped aboard the orient express to success. People. Retrieved from http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20085508,00.html

Clark, Hazel; Raugust, Karen. "Freis, Diane." Contemporary Fashion. 2002. Retrieved May 23, 2012 from Encyclopedia.com:http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G2-3401400162.html

Meyer, M. (1990, August 23). Diane Freis loves `splash and dash' - Hong Kong-based designer eschews subtlety in favor of bold prints. Houston Chronicle (2 STAR ed.), 6. Retrieved May 5, 2012, from NewsBank on-line database (America's News)

Primeau, M. (1985, March 31). Freis' feminine and fun fashions - They're playing her song and wearing her clothes. The Dallas Morning News (Home Final ed.), 12E. Retrieved May 5, 2012, from NewsBank on-line database (America's News)

Salley-Schoen, G. (1986, October 2). It's hot, it's crazy--It's California. Sacramento Bee (Metro Final ed.), SC1. Retrieved May 6, 2012, from NewsBank on-line database (America's News)

Steiger, L. (1987, May 28). Freis designs with ruffles and a flourish. San Diego Union, The (CA) (1,2,3,4,5,6 ed.), E-1. Retrieved May 5, 2012, from NewsBank on-line database (America's News)

Wallace, C. P. (1991, Feb 5). Doing business : A rags and riches tale in hong kong : Diane Freis left Los Angeles for Asia and made a lucrative mark for herself in the fashion business. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved from http://articles.latimes.com/1991-02-05/news/wr-837_1_hong-kong

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Another Favorite

Here's another favorite of mine.  There are blues, pink, white, purple, and other colors in this ruffled and multicolored confection.  There's a nice weight to this dress, and it moves beautifully.  I think this Freis dress is in my top three out of the all the Freis dresses that I own. Love it!  If you have a favorite Freis dress or garment of your own, feel free to share it in the comments section below. :)

I bought this beauty on Ebay. I'm wearing it with brown faux leather cowboy boots, a yellow belt, a silver necklace from an estate sale, and a men's straw hat. Click on the picture to enlarge it.

A Favorite

Here's another favorite of mine.  The skirt portion of the dress is pleated, and there are lovely ruffles on the front and back of the bodice portion.  The polka dots are just so fun.  I love how these dresses move.

Here's a black and white Diane Freis dress that I bought on Ebay. Click the picture to enlarge it.

A Favorite

I'm in one of my favorite Diane Freis dresses. I just love it.  :) I bought it on Ebay.  The pictures aren't the best, partly because I'm taking them with a camcorder. The pictures do not do this dress justice.You really can't see the vibrancy of the colors.  I'll probably add another picture to this post at a later time; I'll see if I can get a close up of the fabric.

 Here's a multicolored Diane Freis dress that I bought on Ebay. Click the picture to enlarge it.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Diane Freis - Video Series - Video 5



Alright! Here's video 5.   What do you like about Diane Freis garments?  Do you have a favorite Freis dress in your closet? If so, how do you style it?

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Diane Freis - Video Series - Video 4







Thank you for watching, and let me know about your favorite Freis pieces!


Diane Freis - Video Series - Video 3





Thank you for watching, and let me know about your favorite Freis pieces!

Diane Freis - Video Series - Video 2




This is a jumpsuit.  Thank you for watching, and let me know about your favorite Freis pieces!

Diane Freis - Video Series - Video 1




This is the beginning of a video series where I highlight some of my favorite Freis garments.  I've bought them on Etsy or Ebay.  Thank you for watching, and let me know about your favorite Freis pieces!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Article & Ads


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A day in the life of…Diane Freis: Dress tycoon. (1983, Feb 20). The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved from http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=kJ1WAAAAIBAJ&sjid=BucDAAAAIBAJ&dq=diane%20freis&pg=3455%2C6678054


Askew, T. (1988, Feb 20). Designer Diane Freis follows her intuition. Palm Beach Daily News. Retrieved from http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=o9UzAAAAIBAJ&sjid=nukFAAAAIBAJ&dq=diane%20freis&pg=1139%2C3719637


Askew, T. (1988, Apr 18). Diane Freis boutique successfully debuts. Palm Beach Daily News. Retrieved from http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=eZQzAAAAIBAJ&sjid=zOkFAAAAIBAJ&dq=diane%20freis&pg=2398%2C8308818


Diane Freis fashions: Limited editions colorful, classic, timeless. (1988, Feb 26). The Palm Beach Post. Retrieved from http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=vEojAAAAIBAJ&sjid=MM8FAAAAIBAJ&dq=diane%20freis&pg=5970%2C2328630


Engelhardt, L. (1988, Feb 22). Summertime splash: Easy care fashions coolest look for hot weather. Ocala Star-Banner. Retrieved from http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=DLhPAAAAIBAJ&sjid=CQcEAAAAIBAJ&dq=diane%20freis&pg=4483%2C4104515


Have Diane Fres. Will Travel [advertisement].(1986, Jan 8). Palm Beach Daily News. Retrieved from http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=xKUyAAAAIBAJ&sjid=oekFAAAAIBAJ&dq=diane%20freis&pg=6007%2C318785


Miller, N. (1988, Jun 22). Fancy and wrinkle-free: Diane Freis fashions fun. Boca Raton News. Retrieved from http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=-x1UAAAAIBAJ&sjid=MI0DAAAAIBAJ&dq=diane%20freis&pg=5385%2C6476929


Moore, J. (1984, Apr 26). Brighter face. The Glasgow Herald. Retrieved from http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=2MpAAAAAIBAJ&sjid=4aUMAAAAIBAJ&dq=diane%20freis&pg=1752%2C5668316


Steward, R. R. (1989, Jul 6). Diane Freis’ trademark prints, patterns seen in a Toledo trunk show. Toledo Blade. Retrieved from http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=rUNPAAAAIBAJ&sjid=_AIEAAAAIBAJ&dq=diane%20freis&pg=6998%2C1267251


Wolff, M. (1986, Apr 3). Diane Freis offers a wearable summer garden. Palm Beach Daily News. Retrieved from http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=DqYyAAAAIBAJ&sjid=oekFAAAAIBAJ&dq=diane%20freis&pg=1174%2C6104339




Miscellaneous Articles (found through Google.com)


Block, E. (1983, Jul 18). After a rough start, designer Diane Freis hopped aboard the orient express to success. People. Retrieved from http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20085508,00.html


Rourke, M. (1987, Jun 19). Designer Diane Freis adapts to the pace of Hong Kong. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved from http://articles.latimes.com/1987-06-19/news/vw-4838_1_hong-kong


Other articles from the Los Angeles Times: http://articles.latimes.com/keyword/diane-freis


Fashion Encyclopedia entry for Diane Freis: http://www.fashionencyclopedia.com/Fr-Gu/Freis-Diane.html




Newsbank Database - Articles
You may be able to find these articles at a local library.  Check to see if your library's website gives access to this database; if not, call your local library and see if you can access this database inside the library.


Becky Homan, S. (1989, March 9). Freis frame...Diane Freis comes here with her signature florals. St. Louis Post-Dispatch (5* ed.), 1. Retrieved May 5, 2012, from NewsBank on-line database (America's News)


Bing, B. (1987, January 18). Shades of the past. Wichita Eagle, The (KS) (City Edition ed.), 5D. Retrieved May 5, 2012, from NewsBank on-line database (America's News)


Burdick & Charlene Mitchell, T. (1990, January 25). Finding success by breaking rules. The Washington Times (2 ed.), C2. Retrieved May 5, 2012, from NewsBank on-line database (America's News)


Davin Light of the Sentinel staff, B. (1986, March 19). Freis' femininity always in season. The Orlando Sentinel (3 Star ed.), E1. Retrieved May 6, 2012, from NewsBank on-line database (America's News)


Day, D. (1990, August 26). Freis frame - From prints to polyester. The Dallas Morning News (Home Final ed.), 6E. Retrieved May 5, 2012, from NewsBank on-line database (America's News)


Designer without ruffles Diane Freis takes a no-frills approach to her popular prints. (1989, February 22). Sacramento Bee (Metro Final Ed.), F1. Retrieved May 5, 2012, from NewsBank on-line database (America's News)


Donnally, T. (1989, February 20). Designer Freis branches out - She has added natural fibers to her line of polyester florals. The San Francisco Chronicle (Final ed.), B6. Retrieved May 5, 2012, from NewsBank on-line database (America's News)


Gillan Griffin, L. (1986, April 2). Sesigner insight - Diane Freis `loves you' - Frilled dresses so crazy with colors and ruffles they seem to move on their own. Houston Chronicle (No Star ed.), 6. Retrieved May 6, 2012, from NewsBank on-line database (America's News)


Gottschalk, M. (1991, October 27). Afterthoughts - All for art: Museum's Freis show a success. San Jose Mercury News (CA) (Morning Final ed.), 3L. Retrieved May 5, 2012, from NewsBank on-line database (America's News)


Hellman, M. (1992, September 11). Going global works well for designer. San Diego Union-Tribune, The (CA) (1,2,3,4,5,6,7 ed.), E-3. Retrieved May 5, 2012, from NewsBank on-line database (America's News)


Howard Daily News Staff Writer, R. (1992, October 22). A bigger way to go - Fashion designers tailoring to large women. Daily News of Los Angeles (CA) (Valley ed.), L5. Retrieved May 6, 2012, from NewsBank on-line database (America's News)


Humphreys, C. (1988, March 4). And Diane Freis is; even her sister copies her designs - When you're hot, you're hot. The Orange County Register (Evening ed.), j03. Retrieved May 6, 2012, from NewsBank on-line database (America's News)


Johnson, Marylin, Marylin Johnson Staff writer. (1990, September 2). Diane Freis's designs have a look women love. The Atlanta Journal and The Atlanta Constitution (The Atlanta Journal Constitution ed.), L/6. Retrieved May 6, 2012, from NewsBank on-line database (America's News)


Kirkby, M. (1990, August 22). Art project became A career. The Seattle Times (Final ed.), G3. Retrieved May 5, 2012, from NewsBank on-line database (America's News)


Meyer, M. (1990, August 23). Diane Freis loves `splash and dash' - Hong Kong-based designer eschews subtlety in favor of bold prints. Houston Chronicle (2 STAR ed.), 6. Retrieved May 5, 2012, from NewsBank on-line database (America's News)


Jean Patteson of The Sentinel Staff, B. (1987, December 16). Synthetics are the real thing for bold chic. The Orlando Sentinel (3 Star Ed.), E1. Retrieved May 5, 2012, from NewsBank on-line database (America's News)


Primeau, M. (1985, March 31). Freis' feminine and fun fashions - They're playing her song and wearing her clothes. The Dallas Morning News (Home Final ed.), 12E. Retrieved May 5, 2012, from NewsBank on-line database (America's News)


Salley-Schoen, G. (1986, October 2). It's hot, it's crazy--It's California. Sacramento Bee (Metro Final ed.), SC1. Retrieved May 6, 2012, from NewsBank on-line database (America's News)


Steiger, L. (1987, May 28). Freis designs with ruffles and a flourish. San Diego Union, The (CA) (1,2,3,4,5,6 ed.), E-1. Retrieved May 5, 2012, from NewsBank on-line database (America's News)


Swartz Rocky Mountain News Travel Editor, M. (1992, March 1). Hong Kong designer makes the ultimate in travel clothes. Rocky Mountain News (CO) (FINAL ed.), 6T. Retrieved May 5, 2012, from NewsBank on-line database (America's News)




InfoTrac Database - Articles
You may be able to find these articles at a local library.  Check to see if your library's website gives access to this database; if not, call your local library and see if you can access this database inside the library.


Diane Freis forms holding company in Beverly Hills. (1986, August 27). WWD, 152, 9. Retrieved from http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7CA4392260&v=2.1&u=va0082_002&it=r&p=GRGM&sw=w 


Five Diane Freis outlets on drawing board for US. (1986, February 5). WWD, 151, 14. Retrieved from http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7CA4126993&v=2.1&u=va0082_002&it=r&p=GRGM&sw=w


Musselman, F. (2007, August 3). A new era; pepper's collections and veteran designer Diane Freis partner for a fresh venture. WWD, 25S. Retrieved from http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7CA167537249&v=2.1&u=va0082_002&it=r&p=GRGM&sw=w


Sajbel, M. (1986, September 30). L.A.: the frill seekers. WWD, 152, 12. Retrieved from http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7CA4392623&v=2.1&u=va0082_002&it=r&p=GRGM&sw=w


Sajbel, M. (1986, October 23). Diane Freis's bi-continental strategy. WWD, 151, S5. Retrieved from http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7CA4465674&v=2.1&u=va0082_002&it=r&p=GRGM&sw=w