What Women are missing these days… and don’t even know

Talking strictly Fashion and Glamour here!

Suddenly I feel nostalgic of a bygone era of elegance and romance, perhaps it is because lately lmy friends and I have been talking  about our parents …   .Well,  we are always talking about our parents actually, reminiscing moments forever engraved inside of us, just a little dusty and hidden in the deep folds of the mind …  missing and longing,  even for the ones that are still with us, the memories of them, young and strong, stars of their own lives, not yet relegated to the corners by debilitating illnesses or by the darkness of games played by their minds that make them forget everything they once loved, created and dreamed of…

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A time when it was ok to be feminine and delicate at the same time of being strong and smart… Vintage Dior, 1963
A time of hats... Vogue 1960
A time of hats… Vogue 1960
Cary Grant
A Time of gentlemen opening doors and bringing flowers… at least in the movies !
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A Time when it was beautiful to have curves and charm…
A Cinderella time! Dior 1950s
A Cinderella time! Dior 1950s
Fred and Rita
A time of dancing….    The magic of Fred and Rita!
Glamour!
A time of glamour and more glamour!
Christian Dior 1950
A time of seduction and mistery !  Christian Dior 1950
Cary Grant and Grace Kelly in
Cary Grant and Grace Kelly in “To catch a Thief”
A time of beauty and femininity
A time of beauty and femininity! Christian Dior 1950s by Philippe Poitier
Grace
A time of Grace!
Roger Moore
A time for The Saint!   Roger Moore
Christian Dior, Harper's Bazaar 1951
Christian Dior, Harper’s Bazaar 1951
Photography by Gordon Parks
Exquisite times!   Photography by Gordon Parks
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Yves St. Laurent, 1958.
A time of perfect Grace!
A time of perfect Grace!
Rock Hudson
Franco Nero
Elegant and timeless. 1960s
Elegant and timeless. 1960s
Lanvin, 1952
Lanvin, 1952
Dior 1954
Dior 1954.  Perfection!
Rita Hayworth
Rita!
Rock Hudson
Rock Hudson
Grace Kelly
A time of class!
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Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
Eleanor Parker
Eleanor Parker
Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn
Gilda! Rita Hayworth
Gilda! Rita Hayworth
Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor
Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
Vintage Dior
A time of Hats!  Vintage Dior
Baroness Schraeder
Baroness Schraeder
The name is Bond, James Bond.
The name is Bond, James Bond.
Christian Dior, 1956
A time of gloves!  Christian Dior, 1956  Anybody could wear this right now, without alterations, it is perfection, from color to design.  The only thing we wouldn’t see is that horrible linoleum floor!!
Dior 1950
Dior 1950
Chanel 1950
Chanel 1950
Sean Connery, Mr. James Bond
A time when men didn’t shave their chest hair! Thank you.
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Vogue 1950s
Vogue 1950s
The 50s
The 50s
Vogue 1945
Vogue 1945
Vogue 1950
Vogue 1950
Jean Patou
Jean Patou
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Roger Moore
Roger Moore
Christian Dior 1958
Christian Dior 1958
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Yves St. Laurent
Suzy Parker. Dior 1952
Suzy Parker. Dior 1952
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Givenchy, 1954
Givenchy, 1954
Jean Patou 1969
Jean Patou 1969
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Eleanor Parker
Eleanor Parker
Jackie
Jackie
Grace
Grace
Rod Hudson
Rod Hudson
Lanvin, Spring 1969
Lanvin, Spring 1969
Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor
Christopher, my Captain Von Trapp
Christopher, my Captain Von Trapp
A wonderful time!
A wonderful time!

I know all past times were not necessarily better, but children have a way sometimes to rescue the best of their past in order to continue dreaming… Or in order to survive.

I had to add a few days after sharing that I hope everybody understood that I am talking strictly about Fashion, Style and Glamour!  The illusion, the perception, the memories through the eyes of a child.  And every time we catch a glimpse of an old movie on reruns, it brings us back to that moment, glancing through our mother’s magazine pages and being in awe of the beautiful ladies in hats and gloves, cladded in fabulous designers’ dresses, dreaming of the time we could wear something as feminine and as glamorous as that! (and only for that reason I’ll add a couple of pictures more… like I need an excuse to use more pictures!)

More of the 50s
More of the 50s
Renee Breton in Christian Dior.
Renee Breton in Christian Dior.

Red Velvet Weddings, the Age of Love.

As I share the last centerpieces and bouquets I made, I want to wish a Happy Independence day to my beloved country Peru and to all Peruvians wherever in the world this day might find us. I’m so glad the flowers are mostly red, one of the two colors of our red and white flag.

In honor of our independence day I had included a few pictures of one of the most iconic and beautiful buildings in my hometown, Trujillo, the Palacio de Iturregui, now and for as long as I can remember the home of the traditional Club Central, the finest example of Neo-Classical architecture we have in Trujillo and a place I hold very dear to my heart.

Rouge
Simple red roses bouquet.
Gatsby
Gatsby
Palacio de Iturregui, Club Central, Trujillo Peru.
Palacio de Iturregui, Club Central, Trujillo Peru. Simply magnificent.
Drew Barrymore, timeless
Drew Barrymore, timeless in Channel
Feathers and pearls
Feathers and pearls
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Two tone bouquet
Anita Ekberg, 1950's glamour
Anita Ekberg, 1950’s glamour
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Alexander McQueen
Gorgeous!
Gorgeous!
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Red roses and black feathers with silver accents
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Colin Cowie
Colin Cowie
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Exquisite!
Exquisite!
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George V. Paris
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Art Deco
Art Deco
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The genius of Alexander McQueen
See the similarities with the Alexander McQueen dress!
See the similarities with Alexander McQueen’s dress!
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Monique Lhuillier
Monique Lhuillier
Bridesmaids Bouquet
Bridesmaids Bouquet
Gucci
Gucci
Old Hollywood Glamour
Old Hollywood Glamour with an unforgettable Oscar de la Renta!
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Dany Tabet 2015
Dany Tabet 2015
Alexander McQueen
Alexander McQueen
White, gold and ..
White, gold and crystals by Karen Tran
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Centerpieces
Centerpieces
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Zuhair Murad
Alexander McQueen
Alexander McQueen
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Alexander McQueen
Alexander McQueen, the only place I really enjoy his hunted genius without getting emotional,  the window displays at Bergdorf Goodman.
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Alexander McQueen
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Dolce and Gabbana
Art Deco
Art Deco
Drew Barrymore
Drew Barrymore
So delicate and elegant! I believe this one might be Karen Tran as well
So delicate and elegant! I believe this one might be Karen Tran as well
Amazing photo!
Amazing photo!
First patio at the entrance of Palacio de Iturregui, Club Central. Trujillo, Peru.
First patio at the entrance of Palacio de Iturregui, Club Central. Trujillo, Peru.
roses and pearls
roses and pearls
The Enchanted Garden, Flowers and Design
Bouquet: The Enchanted Garden, Flowers and Design
Gold and diamonds wedding shoes!
Gold and diamonds wedding shoes!
Manolo Blanik
Manolo Blanik
Fabulous!
Fabulous!
One small colorful bouquet for the bridesmaids
One small colourful bouquet for the bridesmaids