Since I learned how to write all the letters, it started my adventure with words. At first these where some simple sentences I used to write in the picture books I was receiving – such as: “This is my favourite book ever” (written inside of “The wizard of Oz”) – that were, later on, more specified and connected in the short stories and the poems since when I was nine years old. What a vivid imagination I had! What took it from me so I am still trying to finish my first novel? In the meantime, this blog appeared – even I am mostly making the posts how passionate I am about the fashion, the real story behind all that has to be included: that is me – and, in my world, the words are the essence.
One of the very first impressions about the woman is related to how her hands look. That is not the matter only because most of the women love to look after their nails, but because the hands make a very important part of the nonverbal communication and they can very easily attract our look whilst the communication lasts. I was into carrying for both my hands and the nails since I remember, but I fell in love with the half-moon manicure a couple of years ago. The whole process is not something delicate – the only things that make it a bit more complex are the patience and the preciseness: the rest comes easy!
It happened that I did not sew or work on my designing ideas for more than a month. In that time I found myself very occupied by reading the fashion books and considering the way in which my intentions could go – I let the ideas to incubate – and they led me to the designs I will present in this and many future posts. The feminine shape, the whole-coloured fabrics, sequins, ribbons or the uniquely decorated material will become the whole, bounded by two simple rules: elegance and simplicity. More than ever, I am inspired by Dior – the ideas he was working on through the early 1950’s – and I tried to release such feelings in the new period of my work.
These days I am holding in my hands one of the Vogue’s editions about the most significant couturiers of the last century: “Vogue on Christian Dior”, written and systematized by Charlotte Sinclair, pleases both mind and eyes whilst going through the pages; I am so happy to share the story of Dior herein, since my fashion ideas are very correlated with his fashion sense. The story that goes brings so many surprises!
The base: egg, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 140 g caster sugar, 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar, 200 ml buttermilk, 180 g plain flower, 60 g coconut oil and 1 tablespoon red food dye.