Saturday, October 25, 2014

RIP Oscar

Fashion icon Oscar de la Renta passed away this week. Oscar is one of the first fashion designers I came to know, mainly because of his perfume Volupte, which I stole off my mum aged 19. High fashion was a world away from where I grew up! It was a sweet, heady oriental fragrance with notes of mimosa, melon, mandarin, watermelon, ylang-ylang, sandalwood, patchouli, incense and vanilla. Totally suited my 90's vibe. Over the years I admired his over the top confection-type tulle & taffeta creations.
Indelibly burned into my fashion reference brain is the divine smoky grey gown Carrie wore in the Sex and the City final, swathed in tulle whilst being stood up by The Russian.
Here are a few fabulous quotes from Oscar:

“Walk like you have three men walking behind you.”

“I hate pretty. It’s a very empty word. It gives a bad name to beauty.”

"I love now and tomorrow. What I did in the past doesn't interest me."

“Fashion is about dressing according to what’s fashionable. Style is more about being yourself.”

“Luxury to me is not about buying expensive things. It’s about living in a way where you appreciate things.”

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