A Tribute ~

Last October, American women lost a national treasure….

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DASHING ODL, DREAMMAKER ~

 

Oscar de la Renta, born in 1932, was to fashionable women what honey is to brie. His career spanned more than a half century, during which he dressed every first lady from Jackie Kennedy to a reluctant Michelle Obama.  After the FLOTUS wore a J Crew cardigan to a dinner with the Queen of England, de la Renta sniffed  “you don’t wear a SWEATER to Buckingham Palace!”  Michelle, who never wore the great designers clothing, preferring to give unknown names a chance to shine, finally relented and wore a dress of  his the day after he died.  I guess she got the last laugh!

 

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MICHELLE IN HER FIRST, AND PROBABLY LAST, ODL DRESS.

 

But who could forget the gowns…those glorious ball gowns.  The stuff little girls dreams are made of……

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CAM DIAZ IN GLORIOUS GOLD ~

 

CARRIE BRADSHAW WOULD HAVE KILLED FOR THIS! SJP  AT THE MET GALA, 2014

 

Feminine, chic, sexy and oh, so elegant….

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MY LIFELONG PASSION FOR LACE AND BLACK REALIZED HERE….

 

His bridal gowns were coveted perfection….

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THE FINAL MASTERPIECE, THE CLOONEY  WEDDING GOWN

While it is not my go-to fragrance, it is a lovely fragrance, and today in honor of Oscar, I will spritz myself with ODL, and  gaze upon the lovely art he left us….with awe and gratitude.

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CLASS AND SOPHISTICATION, LIKE THE MAN HIMSELF.

Oscar died of cancer at the age of 82. My favorite quotes of his read, “The qualities I admire most in women are confidence and kindness,” and who could forget this gem… “Walk like you have three men walking behind you..”

Remember that, ladies…..walk proud, and sashay like a supermodel!❤️

Were  you lucky enough to wear an Oscar piece?

Click here for his final collection.

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