Archive for the ‘~Fabulous Fashion~’ Category

Just a little daydream…

May 5, 2009

monsoonspring095in pink…

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Growing up in Harare, we had a massive bougainvillea tree in our front yard that we affectionately named The Faraway Tree – from the Enid Blyton book – seeing the bright blossoms always brings back happy memories of climbing trees…

{Photo: Monsoon, Flickr}

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A lovely Sunday in Spring…

March 29, 2009

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Hope you enjoyed your weekend and maybe even had a chance to go for a long walk…

The style and colour scheme of this outfit translates perfectly to Jessie Randall’s living room.

{Photo: J Crew}

Valentino: The Last Emperor

March 24, 2009

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Valentino – his are some of the most beautiful creations to grace the human form. You can hardly call them dresses or clothing – they truly are works of art. If I could own one couture gown it would be a Valentino!

Valentino: The Last Emperor focuses on Valentino during the last two years of his career. It goes behind the scenes at the creation of his beautiful hand-made gowns. I think that much of what makes his dresses so special is his special ability to bring together inspired creativity with a strong understanding of the female form, in all the shapes it takes.

“For me, one of the most important things is proportion,” he says. “I look very carefully [at] all the detail of the human body of the woman.”

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Click here to view a video of Valentino at work at on Oprah.com

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He really pays attention to the personality of the person he is designing for and their unique form, which is why his looks are also such a perfect fit.

valentinokatehudsonKate Hudson is the Queen of Boho Chic in this.

valentinohalleberry2005This gorgeous gown is a perfect fit for Halle Berry’s curves.

The film also delves into Valentino’s personal life – beyond the glamourous parties and shows, you see his relationship with his partner in life/love/business of 45 years Giancarlo Giammetti.  On Valentino, he says:”To be with Valentino as a friend, as a lover, as an employee is a bit insane. You need a lot of patience.” But it looks like they both enjoy the beautiful things in life from their boat to their homes, parties and not to forget, their five pugs.

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Click here to watch the preview.