If you fancy taking any tips on just how to cope in a recession fashionista-style, then listen well to Diane von Furstenberg's pearls of wisdom. The 62-year-old designer has in the past boomed, gone bust and is now booming once more and it's not just down to her innate ability to design exactly what women feel comfortable, glamorous and relaxed wearing. It's her X-Factor- style self-belief, too. ‘It's more important than ever to have confidence,' she explained to The New York Times. ‘It's like we are on a surfing board in the middle of a tsunami. It just so happens that I'm surfing a good wave now.' Diane, can we join you on that wave please?