Joy is not in things: it is in us.
“May all beings learn how to nourish themselves with joy each day.”
Thich Nhat Hanh
“…focus on the journey, not the destination.” Joy is found not in finishing an activity, but in doing it.”
“We can do nothing well without joy, and a good conscience which is the ground of joy”
Thank you Alakazia for bringing so much joy to this world through your art!…Your hats are not just “things” they are TRUE JOY!!!
Paris is always a good idea!
Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.
A girl should be 2 things: classy and fabulous.
Isn’t elegance forgetting what one is wearing?
Yves Saint Laurent
Few questions for Monsieur Alakazia….
1.What inspires you in life?
The elements in life that inspire me the most are the possibilities that passion can thrive on our plane and that hope still springs eternal and forever. Of course, good food! Good wine! Good conversation! And GREAT PASSION!
“The Power of KARMA” by Mary T. Brown
3.Favorite place to be?
My favorite place to be is not a physical place. It is a place of the mind, body and soul, where peace, harmony, honesty and true love reside. A physical place would be Como, Italy
Music that speaks to my heart! The artists are too varied to mention but in the top five, Andrea Bocelli
5.How to choose the right hat?
One chooses the right hat according to:
A. The personality and lifestyle.
B. The shape of one’s face.
C. The legenth of one’s hair.
D. The shape of the hat, to the shape of one’s head..
E. The occasion, purpose and need.
F. The style and fabrication.
F. The price.
MOST IMPORTANTLY, THEY JUST PLAIN LOVE IT!!!!!!!
Recently I was having a breakfast with my friend/mentor/family member Fabulous Alakazia. At my 80es style birthday celebration with Monsieur Alakazia
I thought I knew everything about him: his brilliant career at most prominent design houses (Versace, Lanvin, Ungaro, Yves Saint Laurent,..to name a few)
After our breakfast at “Alcove” he invited me to visit his studio in one of the high rises in Downtown LA, and what a discovery it was!...
I felt like “Alice in the Wonderland!” In a Beautifully arranged room there were …amazing clothes from fantastic Italian fabrics, jewelry, handbags, and magical Kate Middleton worthy hats placed on the center table!…
one of his pieces from Ungaro collection
True Treasure Palace!...I started trying on all his fantastic hats, and he was just laughing in amusement at my childlike enthusiasm! I was having too much fun!…At the end he let me borrow a few of his pieces to feature them in my blog and to carry them in my online store.
I am so excited to share with my discovery with you!…Check in all this week to read an interview with Fabulous Alakazia and see those Princess Worthy Hats!
See you soon!
Sometimes things happen without reason…
Just once I would like to wake up and hear that Monday was canceled! 🙂
Happy Monday everybody!
I have prepared a cool surprise for this week, make sure to check in 🙂
Coachella is not only a music festival, but one of the biggest “Fashion Shows” in the world.
Trend setting event for Junior Fashion and endless source of inspiration 🙂
Flower Tiaras are the leading trend! Flower Power!
Nano Shorts and Boots!
TOMS, Trucker Hats and Bare Skin…
Coachella light packing:
- Animal Print Bodysuit
- Chiffon dress
- Denim Bra
- Denim Shorts
- Tons of Accessories
- …and boots
…and The Military Jacket of course!
Mademoiselle Chanel introduced the Chanel Jacket in the1920es as an alternative to corseted look popular at that time. It symbolized women’s liberation, youthfulness and sportiness…but for me today it symbolizes the “magic power” of thought.
The “magic power” to think of an idea, then make it and then see hundreds of people wearing it! Wearing someone’s thoughts! Isn’t that magical?
This brings me to the missing element in the movie “The Secret”( I am sure everyone has seen it or heard of it by now). The concept there is “think of something and it will happen”…maybe they are being much more esoteric then I can comprehend…but it would mean sitting in your room, meditating all day “I want gold,” and seeing gold coins magically appear on the floor…how many people have experienced that?
…But I am sure many people have had ideas/visions in their minds which became part of their reality when an action was applied….
I don’t want to undermine “The Secret,” I absolutely agree with the idea…I just think it is missing the element of “ACTION.”
I have thought of hundreds of dresses in my mind…but the ones that actually exist and people wear are the ones that I’ve applied some “Action.” I’ve sketched them, chosen fabrics for them, made samples of them…
That’s my Secret to “The Secret,” which is inspired by Coco Chanel. Her thoughts and vision in the form of this Jacket live on for almost 100 years!
Viva Chanel! An endless inspiration!
When choosing a new pet, it is very important to decide if you share the same style sense!..
I think we do….Don’t you think?