Thursday, September 12, 2013

Exclusive Interview with our Designer

Q: How did you get into design?

A:  “I loved to sketch and paint as a young kid. I grew up in Argentina and my Aunt visited NYC and came 
back with a sketch pad, pencils, and markers.  At 19 I moved to Manhattan where I worked in a fabric store as a sales person. I then moved on to doing the windows and dressing the mannequins. I enrolled in Fashion Institute of Technology and got my first job as a design assistant in evening wear and never looked back.”

Q:  Why did you decide to work in evening wear?

A: “There’s a lot of freedom, no limits.”

Q:  What is your daily inspiration?

A: "I am inspired on the way to work, the streets I cross, the newsstands I encounter, the magazines, old films and fashion history." 

Q: What are this year’s Homecoming trends?

A: “Definitely a Gatsby theme- beaded mesh, lace, over layers, nudes, pinks, and sky blues- sort of a soft, romantic, whimsical vibe”

Q: Describe the brand you design for.

A: “It is a young, fresh, trendy line that sells at an affordable price point.”

Q: Tell me about the process of designing a line.

A: " First I create a presentation board with color swatches and pictures of shapes and trends. I usually use one trend to build a collection. This season was based off of The Great Gatsby and the 1920’s. I travel internationally to get inspiration as well. I go to international fabric shows and when I am abroad I visit museums and study the different street styles. The best inspiration comes from simply opening your eyes."

Q: What do you look forward to everyday?

A: "The chance to be creative, see what trends are going on and producing what my imagination envisions."

Q: What does fashion mean to you?

A: "Everything, I breathe fashion."

Q: What is the most important component of being a designer?

A: "Being creative, evolutionary, never giving up- knowing you are never finished or done creating."

Q: What advice do you have to share with aspiring designers?

A: "Be creative and persistent. It’s not easy. Stay focused on what you want and believe in yourself."

Monday, August 5, 2013

The Right Party Dress For Your Body Type


 If your body is straight with no curves, go for a tight A line dress to flaunt your skinny mini self! 
 Try styles 9509 (left) and 9038 (right) for your next evening out! 


Are you built like Kim Kardashian? If so we are super jealous and have the perfect style dresses for your body type! Try out 9243 and 8881. These will keep all your curves in check but still allow you to twirl in style!! 


Hey Varsity Star! Got that toned body and killer skills that the boys wish they had? Try these dresses to give your body some curves. Style 8410 and 9140.


Ah, at last. The classic pear shape. Ladies, dresses like 9196 and 9129 (that flare out at the bottom)  are great for your body type!

Don't see your body type up here, comment below and we can help you find the perfect dress! 


Wednesday, July 31, 2013


 "Fate fell short this time, your smile fades in the summer. Place your hand in mine, I'll leave when I wanna."
                                         "Feeling This" Blink 182

Lets face it DANCING DIVAS we all fantasize about that boy asking ask for at least one dance. When you finally get the chance to impress him with your awesome dance moves, beautiful dress, and fabulous hair DON'T forget, your hand will be in his!

Try these awesome nail ideas for these dresses and share with us more ways to paint your nails for that boy  ; )


Dave & Johnny

Wednesday, July 24, 2013


DAVE & JOHNNY is super super super excited to fly out to Atlanta, Georgia for a week of market.

For those of you who don't know, market is where buyers from all over the world meet in one spot to purchase merchandise to be stacked and hung in-between isles and on top of racks.

For those of you who are well aware of what market is and will be at the following shows, let us know! We'd love to meet up and discuss our line.

Upcoming Shows:

Atlanta: Aug 6th-12th
Dallas: Aug 15th-17th
Las Vegas: Aug 19th-22nd
Chicago: Sept 28th-Oct 1st

Check Out A Picture From Last Years Market: PRE CROWD or as Leslie would say, PRE "MARCH OF THE PENGUINS" !!!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Inspiration Board

Inspiration Board 2014

Everyone needs motivation. Let's face it, that blaring alarm going off at 5:45 am (sometimes before the sunset) isn't enough to get us out of bed. There's inspiration all around us here in NYC. We see it in the streets, on the runways, and throughout the best magazines. When we see something, we are sure to snap a picture and create our own look.

This Homecoming season, what will inspire you to go for that little black dress or that sparkle pink one?

Monday, July 22, 2013

Homecoming Playlist

Hey Fabulous Fashionista's!!

At Dave & Johnny we not only work in the heart of the concrete jungle, but also in the heart of RACK jungle! While being surrounded by tons and tons of dresses, we get in the event mood by playing some great dancing tunes. Here's what we are listening to:

(Click the song title to listen too!!)

1. We Can't Stop- Miley Cyrus 
2. I Need Your Love- Calvin Harris
3. Come and Get It- Salena Gomez
4. Blurred Lines- Robin Thicke
5.Get Lucky- Daft Phunk 

What would be your top 5 songs to hear at your next big event?!  

Inside Scoop From Dave & Johnny

Today is an exciting day! Dave and Johnny presents you with a blog atmosphere. A forum for retailers and a forum for our beautiful dress seekers. A platform where you can interact, comment, and post with us.

We are excited to share with you dress trends, beauty tips, health advice, and exclusive inside news on what is going on in our New York City office!

Angela Monet once said,

"We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams."

At Dave and Johnny, we dance for an excuse to wear our favorite dresses!

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