Glamorous Gloves. . .

January 3, 2010

I have been hard at work for several days in the studio and on the computer. So much is happening on the Breeziway and campus fronts, there has been little time to just be still with myself. I decided to indulge myself in a long, luxurious soak in the Jacuzzi this morning, while enjoying a present from my daughter, Jai - Nina Garcia's "The One Hundred - A Guide to the Pieces Every Stylish Woman Must Own". This book is pure fun and full of ideas and playful illustrations for the woman who wants to reflect on her own style approach to the fashion classics.

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I recently blogged about glamorous fingerless-gloves that would look fantastic with two new bridal Breeziway designs and just had to share some fun facts about the history of gloves. Nina notes that although opera gloves have not made a big comeback since the 'fashionable avoidance of feminine expressions' of the 60's and 70's, they are still make a chic and glamorous statement when worn at the appropriate occasion. Queen Elizabeth I is credited with wearing the first pair of opera gloves to an Oxford University ceremony in 1566. No visual record of this event was found for this entry (no surprise!), but there are numerous photos of Queen Elizabeth II wearing the same symbol of royalty and a blog devoted to opera glove sights and insights.

Now. . . if we can only get Nina Garcia to publish an addendum that includes the perfect hair accessories/headpieces to her list of 'must-haves' for every woman that would really makes this a perfect Sunday.

Audrey Hepburn in "Breakfast at Tiffany's". . . now this is classic chic and glamour. Holly-go-Lightly was not shy about being both glamorous and independent.

Happy style-fantasizing and shopping for us all!



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