Friday, March 19, 2010

Coincidence...Or Do I Still Have IT ??

Sometimes we receive a positive revalidation
in the most simple of ways, but it has an impact on your spirit,
and that's what I'm writing about today. 
As I've told you, I was in luxury retail for a long time,
 I worked in one of the most special positions at Sak's 5th Avenue,
surrounded by gorgeous apparel,
with total run-of-the-store responsibilities,
and some of the most wonderful clients a person could have. 
I became an intregal part of their lives, and that of their families...
the daughters, the husbands. 
It has been a few years since I've worked there having
started my own jewelry design studio.  I'm not on the
front line of what's happening now so I could have
lost my touch. Not something I wanted to happen.

I did a post in February about Spring
and showed a few pieces from different collections
which I thought gave a small, but broad, view of what fashion
 would be about for this season. 
Imagine my delight when I picked up the new issue of Vogue
from an Orlando news stand and found that the
 inimitable Grace Coddington
had selected TWO of the same pieces
to show in Vogue...
(believe me, I had no knowledge when I wrote my blog posts)

the Rochas piece

& the Diane Von Furstenberg dress.

How about those odds?

and so I'm smiling and thinking the ole girl still has IT, you know?
In January I did a post on Etro, an Italian fashion house
and their lovely prints and the hallmarks of this house.
Below are images which appeared in the same Vogue
for their ad campaign...

showing the outfits with all the accessories,
note the big statement
necklaces, bracelets
And finally,  there was a post about Karl Lagerfeld shooting
Claudia Schiffer as Freida Kahlo. 
Karl made Claudia famous
in the early 90's by using her in all his shows and ads...
and suddenly he decided to go another direction. 
How life does change. 
She is usually
seen on the front row of his shows, but no where in the Chanel ads.

Suddenly, here she is again, modeling for the print ads for
Chanel...& looking splendid, again.

also in Vogue.

Thought you guys might find this as much fun as I do.

Happy Weekend Coming Up...Enjoy being outside
with pets, kids, husbands, significant others,
kites, baseballs, skates, horses, gardens
& shopping.