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Giambattista Valli, Beautiful Dresses!

20 May

Giambattista Valli Spring Collection

I’m in love with these dresses and in love with the designer, Giambattista Valli! So what do I do, go to my seamstress and say this is it…take all to make it happen! A McCall’s pattern, some pictures, the shoes out of the closet, the nail color and it can happen! Even my favorite perfume! All off of my picture board!


Letia’s Picture Board

Taking Victoria Beckham, also pictured in a Giambattista Valli dress and my J Crew shoes, Valentina as the inspiration…. it’s going to be great for this upcoming summer white party! See how a picture board can help, try it for yourself for putting it all together…just like a designer!

Now about Giambattista Valli, shows four times a year during Paris Fashion Week. He also designs an eponymous line of accessories, has a deal with Italian top fur-maker Ciwifurs for his own fur coats and jackets and designs a line for the oldest sporting jackets manufacturer, Moncler. The brand has more than 245 selling points in 41 countries worldwide. A very international, glamorous, sophisticated crowd of young, beautiful women have endorsed his talent by wearing his clothes. Among them the likes of Penélope Cruz, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Biel, Natalie Portman, Diane Kruger, Halle Berry, Zoe Saldana, Julianne Moore, Brooke Shields and also royals like Her Majesty, Rania of Jordan!

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Top Secret, Guess Who’s Back? Tom Ford – Spring 2011

4 Jan

Edna E Mode

 ” I never look back, dahling. It distracts from the now!”

I sure did miss Tom Ford!  The music being played by Karen Elson <I always get asked>!   For this just released footage, you must have heard that Beyonce helped him out in his  womenswear fashion show, which was top-secret!   The cat’s out the bag!

For those who never heard of him, Tom Ford is an American fashion designer.  Known for his creative eye for menswear; dressing celebrities such as Johnny Depp, Pierce Bronsan and Brad Pitt to name just a few.  His designs are always present at the Academy Awards and many celebrity profile events.   

In the early 90’s Tom Ford started at Gucci; followed by YSL, to launch his own brand in 2004, TOM FORD.  He even has his own film production company, adding to his list of talents, film director.  Beauty fragrances with Estee Lauder, sunglasses; the list goes on and on!   He recently received a 2010 nomination for Menswear Designer of the Year – by the Council of Fashion Designers of America!

If you ever in NYC, his flagship store consider adding this stop to your checklist to see , the decor, mirrors, the marble floor, display of the suits….. it’s absolutely amazing!   This store is a gentleman’s store, everything required is at hand!   Take a peek; see his eye on detail!  You can get some great ideas and shop where affordable; because style is style!

Letia 🙂


Edna ‘E’ Mode photo & quote by Disney for Pixar Films.

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