Saturday, December 16, 2017

Designer: Hubert de Givenchy

I am amazed and thrilled to realize that this wonderful and iconic Designer is still around as of December 2017. He founded The House of Givenchy 1952. The face most associated with them was that of beautiful actress, Audrey Hepburn.

  In 1988, The House of Givenchy joined LVMH  Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton. This year, Mr Givenchy turned 90 y.o.

Here are just a few of his gorgeous dresses:

Audrey Hepburn, "Breakfast at Tiffany's"

pc: forbes

AH for "Funny Face" - pc fashiongonerogue

AH for "Sabrina"
Hubert de Givenchy with Audrey Hepburn; pc: DILTZ

year 1991; pc WWD
 pc: ITV/REX Shutterstock)

"Breakfast at Tiffany's" pink dress worn by AH; pc:  Givenchy/Fondation Bolle

50 Years in Fashion

Six Dresses for Audrey

Hubert de Givenchy

To Audrey, with Love

Givnchy 2017 Exhibit in Switzerland

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Memorable Celebrity Closets

A quick glimpse into the private closets of:  Nanette Lepore,  Ray Romano, Aerin Lauder, Khloe Kardashian, Tamara Mellon, Keri Russell, Jenni Kayne, Brian Atwood, Nate Berkus

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Louis Vuitton: Neverfull GM Bag

Modelled by our lovely friend, D.  She purchased this authentic LV beauty while vacationing in Paris, France.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Designer: Marc Jacobs

Loved the years he was with Louis Vuitton!
Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for Marc Jacobs
Fashion designer MARC JACOBS (Louis Vuitton,  1997-2014) condemned political correctness in a speech at Oxford University in response to criticisms he received last year over his decision to dress white models in dreadlocks.
Jacobs spoke to around 400 students at Oxford University, arguing that it is very dangerous to say: “You can’t use this, you can’t look at that, you can’t borrow from that, you can’t be inspired by that.”
“You know, ‘stay in your own lane.’ I don’t really understand that mentality and I think it’s a very dangerous way of thinking,” he said.
Jacobs was criticized last year during Fashion Week for featuring white models in dreadlocks, a hairstyle that is typically associated with black culture. “I didn’t feel like I was doing anything wrong. I was expressing myself – these were my references and my reasons for being inspired to do it,” Jacobs argued.
In response to criticism, Jacobs has doubled down, arguing that political correctness is dangerous to creativity. “I felt attacked for doing something that I thought was my right to do,” he said. “I do feel that creative people shouldn’t have any kind of border control on what it’s okay to look at, what it’s okay to be inspired by, so I stand by that.”
Jacobs was speaking alongside Edward Enninful, the first black male editor of British Vogue magazine. Enninful told students that he has no problem with cultural appropriation as long as the original culture is given credit.
“If someone appropriates something, as long as they give credit where it’s from and give the history of where it’s from, I’m completely fine with it,” he argued. “If you are going to appropriate, just credit the original.”

by Tom Ciccotta

Danger of Political Correctness

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Chanel: Ballet Flats, Tweed

TBT: Chanel classic ballet shoes in black & white Tweed with a black patent cap toe for $725, Year 2012

Jeremiah 33:2-3

Thus saith the LORD the maker thereof, 
the LORD that formed it, 
to establish it; the LORD is his name; 
Call unto me, and I will answer thee, 
and show thee great and mighty things, 
which thou knowest not.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Chanel: Clover Scarf

TBT:  Black, White, Navy Scarves, 
Spring 2009

Psalm 119:93
I will never forget thy precepts: 
for with them thou hast quickened me.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Memorable Coco Chanel Quotes

Today, September 10th, is Karl Lagerfeld's birthday. He is  Chanel's head designer and creative director. To celebrate, here are some of the best Coco Chanel quotes:

Link: 21 Best Coco Chanel Quotes

LinkCHANEL ... French, privately-held company is appointed unto men once to die, 
but after this the judgment
Hebrews 9:27

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Chanel: Karl Lagerfeld

To celebrate Karl Lagerfeld's Birthday on Sunday, September 10 (he will be 84 y.o.),  it's TBT! Year 2010

Timeless Clutch bag in Caviar
$ 1295
Jeremiah 33:2-3
Thus saith the LORD the maker thereof, the LORD that formed it, to 
establish it; the LORD is his name; Call unto me, and I will answer 
thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.


Saturday, September 2, 2017

Chanel: Jumbo Lizard Bag

In anticipation of Mr Lagerfeld's birthday, here is a look back at the 227 Lizard Bag in irridescent leather, $12,100

Year 2010

Psalm 121:7-8
The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. 
The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in
from this time 
forth, and even for evermore.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

List: Rare Diamonds Sold at Auction

Number 1 @ $71.2 million
Pink Star Diamond
AP Photo/Vincent Yu

Link:  GIANT: Priciest Diamond Ever Sold

Number 2 @ $57.5 million
Oppenheimer Blue Diamond
Denis Balibouse / Reuters, file

Number 3 @ $48.4 million
Blue Moon Diamond 
Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images

Number 4 @ $46 million
Graff Pink Diamond
Image via Sotheby's


And he [Jesus Christ] said unto them,
 Take heed, and beware of covetousness: 
for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance
of the things which he possesseth.

Luke: 12:15

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Chanel: Ballet Flats

TBT:  Chanel Classic Ballet Flats/Shoes in medium grey with beige Cap Toes. Year 2012  $745

Colossians 2:9-10
For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are
complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Chanel: White Bags

Baguette, in Caviar

Essential Tote 
pc: Chanel
Rock in Moscow Drawstrling Bag, Nylon
Psalm 119:160
Thy word is true from the beginning: 
and every one of thy righteous 
judgments endureth for ever.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Lanvin: Jaisal Clutch Bag

Note:  Photobucket has messed with my blog's links, but I am in the midst of "fixing" them.  In the process, I am finding pics that were never posted or need to be re-posted.
Here's a look back at Lanvin's Jaisal Clutch Bags:

Jaisal Clutch Bags

Jaisal Hobo Bag

2 Corinthians 10:17-18
But he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.
For not he that commendeth himself is approved, but whom the Lord

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Chanel: Coco Chanel's Birthday!

Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel was born on this day in year 1883.  We have her name to thank for the many authentic & valuable Chanel accessories that are in our closets, right? Yes, indeed!

Philippians 2
 Do all things without murmurings and disputings:
 That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without
rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye
shine as lights in the world;

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Chanel: Spring 2010 Cruise Line Bags

TBT  More throw-back-Thursday pictures.
Love these Yellow Lambskin Bags

Yellow Lambskin Mini Square Flap Bag

Yellow Lambskin Flap Bag

CC Handy - Blue, Red, White with Denim Interior

CC Handy --- Black & White with Denim Interior

ETA: Modelling pictures of the above bags; courtesy of pics from the Purse Forum.  Sorry, they're smallish in size, but you get the idea.

Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, 
that ye may be healed.   The effectual fervent prayer 
of a righteous man availeth much
(James 5)