So says legendary designer Valentino, in the documentary Valentino: The Last Emporer, which I watched last night. It's definitely worth watching. The behind-the-scenes fashion stuff is, of course, interesting, as is the relationship between Valentino and his longtime partner Giancarlo Giammetti.Valentino's pugs get taken for a walk.
But for me, the best parts of the film were the scenes featuring those who work for Valentino behind the scenes. Namely, the team of Italian seamstresses--especially the wonderfully cranky and necessarily particular head seamstress--who actually create Valentino's designs. And the DVD extra that follows Michael Kelly, Valentino's incredibly serene majordomo, as he prepares and runs the Valentino household for huge parties and day-to-day living, whether in NYC, France, or on a ski trip in Gstaad, is incredibly fascinating. I could have watched an entire film about Michael Kelly!
I seem to have more than the usual amount of shop items to get ready this week. So I'll be splitting up the preview into a few posts. Here's what I photographed today.
Stripey 80s boatneck dress.
Sparkly beaded powder blue cardigan.
Marigold full skirt dress.
Art nouveau peacock print skirt.
L'Aiglon shoe print dress. This has an inverted pleat in the front skirt and a scarf tie at the back collar--so cute!
Plaid day dress.
1970s Levi's denim car coat.
1960s does 1920s, mod drop waist sailor girl dress.
Olive and orange tweed pencil skirt--fab pockets!
1960s paisley taffeta dress.
1970s chartreuse and blue Vera folk art print blouse.
And finally, here's what Andy was doing while I was taking photos.
Pretty, huh? We've had enough. No more carpet in the bathroom. Carpet in a bathroom is crazy. Maybe this is the start of the much-discussed, long-dreamed-of, home improvements. Maybe not. Stay tuned!