…and life will always be… la vie en rose

Joy is not in things: it is in us.

Richard Wagner

Evelina Galli

“May all beings learn how to nourish themselves with joy each day.”

Thich Nhat Hanh

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                                                                           “…focus on the journey, not the destination.” Joy is found not in finishing an activity, but in doing it.”

Greg Anderson

Evelyne Poghosyan

“We can do nothing well without joy, and a good conscience which is the ground of joy”

Fra Giovanni

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 Thank you Alakazia for bringing so much joy to this world through your art!…Your hats are not just “things” they are TRUE JOY!!!

Evelina Galli

Love

E.

More Kate Middleton Hats !

Paris is always a good idea!

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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.

Coco Chanel

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A girl should be 2 things: classy and fabulous.

Coco Chanel

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Isn’t elegance forgetting what one is wearing?

Yves Saint Laurent

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Bravo Mr.Alakazia!

Fabulous Hats by Mr.Alakazia!

Few questions for Monsieur Alakazia….

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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!
 Evelina Galli
2.Favorite book?
       “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.
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4.Favorite music?
      Music that speaks to my heart! The artists are too varied to mention but in the top five, Andrea Bocelli.
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5.How to choose the right hat?
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       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!!!!!!!
Evelina Galli

How well do you know your friends?

Recently I was having a breakfast with my friend/mentor/family member Fabulous Alakazia.Evelina and 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!...

Alakazia

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!…

Ungaro 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!

Xoxo

E.

Mademoiselle Chanel and The Secret behind “The Secret”

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?

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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?

Evelina Galli …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.”

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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! 

xoxo

E.