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My obsession with Gossip Girl continues in season five…
The beautiful Charlie Rhodes, apart from providing me with fantastic and amusing entertainment, she is also wearing one of my necklaces…and she looks amazing!
Here are some of the scenes from last night’s Gossip Girl Episode 9, Rhodes to Perdition where Charlie was quoted by saying to Max, “No one can touch me anymore. I am a Rhodes now.” I can’t wait to see how easy it will be for her to stay there… Anyway…Charlie is honoring me by wearing one of my current designs from The AGE OF GODS -Athina Collection.
Thank you Gossip Girl!
A POST CARD AGE OF GODS – Athina
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A Post Card – History & Glamour NIKE!!!
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NIKE – The eternal and universal winged goddess of VICTORY!
In antiquity, the Greek goddess Nike was represented in statues and paintings as a woman with wings, dressed in a billowing robe, and carrying a wreath which was intended to be awarded to the “winner.” Please visit the Louvre Museum in Paris for more details as one of the most famous statues in the world “Nike of Samothrace” is permanently exhibited there in the most magnificent manner – Nike prefers the splendor of Paris! The French, I must say, are the most gracious hosts! Currently, they are hosting the “In the Kingdom of Alexander the Great – Ancient Macedonia” exibit and I am for ever greatful … as a proud Macedonian myself…
Since I am mentioning Alexander, in this post about Nike and “winners,” there is a very famous quote that I must share with you:
“To the winner.” This is what Alexander the Great – King of Macedon famously replied when, at his death bed was asked, “To whom was he bequeathing the Macedonian Kingdom?”
Please see my previous posts in this blog for earlier writings, as my fascination with Nike does not seem to go away.
Nike’s message is very simple : She does NOT like loosing.
She stayed on Mount Olympus, a place in Greek mythology to be between the earth and the heavens, along with Zeus, Athena, Hera, Hades [well, Hades was not staying there as he was the God of the underworld], Poseidon, Ares, Apollo, Artemis, Hermes, Aphrodite, Demeter and Hestia, back in the AGE OF GODS… Can you imagine the scene?
The Olympian Gods loved Nike, so did everyone else at the time [and ever since…] There was nothing sweeter for the Ancient Greeks than to taste the sweet fruits of NIKE [Victory], be it in war, in love or in athletics. This is a passion which survives to this day, and the thrill of Victory is one of the best feelings in the world – as a modern Greek, I can attest to that! You can see why I am obsessing with Nike!
As per goddess Nike [my strongest belief as well] loosing is NOT an option!
Here are two postcards for inspiration:
My new collection of Goddess Inspired Jewelry which I am naming AGE OF GODS – Athina will be available soon. needless to say, a collection inspired by goddess Nike is in the works as well….I will be updating you…
A POST CARD – ELIZABETH TAYLOR
“My ring gives me the strongest feeling of beauty.” Elizabeth Taylor
LEGENDARY JEWELS EXIBIT Christies New York
Saturday December 3rd is nearing…and I am counting the days…
“The legendary Jewels” exibit is opening at Christies in New York City – a major jewelry event for the world of glamour! The late Elizabeth Taylor’s magnificent jewelry collection is up for sale! I can’t wait to be able to see up close , maybe try on, the “history making” pieces that once were worn by my “idol” Elizabeth Taylor. What an experience! Maybe, by a miracle [and I do believe in miracles] one day…I would own at least a piece!.. maybe…maybe… the tiara? or maybe a more practical piece such as the emerald cut Krupp diamond?…keep on dreaming Susanna…but again one never knows…I am very optimistic on matters such as jewelry!
Elizabeth Taylor once said, “Big girls need big diamonds.” She would know.
Over her fairy tale lifetime full of glamour, fame, love and passion…and Richard Burton as husband (2X) she amassed these magnificent pieces of fine jewelry – personal mementos and love tokens of obsession and affection from all her husbands…I lost count…is it seven? Included in the selection is a set of diamond rings Richard Burton gifted her for besting him in a ping-pong game, and the 33.19 carat famous Krupp Diamond shown below.
The “Legendary Jewels” her $30 million private collection, is on view starting December 3rd and on sale on December 13 at Christies in NYC.
“I adore wearing gems, but not because they are mine. You can’t posses radiance, but you can only admire it.” Elizabeth Taylor
A Post Card below Inspired by History – History and Glamour! [Translation: Elizabeth Taylor – Great Inspiration!]
Up and coming on a new Gossip Girl episode RHODES TO PERDITION.
The beautiful “Charlie” played by Kaylee Defer is wearing jewelry by Susanna Galanis Inspired by History. The rust color agate necklace featuring a leopard medallion is from the AGE OF GODS-Athena Collection Spring’12.
Thank you Gossip Girl!…and thank you Charlie for looking so beautiful! I will be watching!
A POST CARD
“Nothing is impossible to him who will try.” Alexander the Great
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A POST CARD – As seen in Gossip Girl earrings on Serena.
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Please see above Susanna Galanis Inspired by History online store contact information for Serena’s Blue Agate earrings as seen recently on Episode 506 I Am number 9. They are available in many colors. By special order only.
Thank you, Susanna