I just mentioned Oscar de la Renta as one of the fashion giants in my previous blog (Elegance Never Goes Out of Style) and suddenly 6 days later news about his death (due to cancer after 82 years of staying on earth) were flashed on TV. The fashion world mourned for the demise of one of its legendary fashion icons who was famous for his lavish haute couture creations worn by a diverse group of distinguished women (from Jacqueline Kennedy, Hillary Clinton to Michelle Obama) and Hollywood celebrities. Frankly, I don’t own a dress designed by Mr. de la Renta … Continue reading Oscar de la Renta: The King of Suave!
Don’t we just love it when a facebook friend posts a picture of a bevy of beautiful ladies having a great time and dressing up in a charity ball for a cause? I was truly impressed by the way these Filipino-Americans in New York (photo shown above) flaunted their fashion sense by wearing an “all pink” elegant gowns coupled with bejeweled tiaras and with all smiles and in giggly mood, like they’re 16-year-olds! It was the right time of the year for them to strike their youthful passion and make fairytales do come true, dressing up like princesses in a … Continue reading Elegance Never Goes Out of Style!
Ah, Fashion! One of my weaknesses – yet luckily I have never been or will never be tagged as a fashion victim despite the loads of clothes in my closet! Or, is there such a thing? First, let’s dissect what fashion victim means as invented by fashion gurus and as defined in the web. Encarta World English Dictionary describes “fashion victim” as a person who is overenthusiastic, overzealous or uncritical follower of fashion trends, making the said person vulnerable to the so called “materialism” and “faddishness”. Oscar de la Renta who apparently first coined the term stated that a person … Continue reading Not To Be A Fashion Victim – Practical Useful Tips