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A POSTCARD Valentino Couture Spring ’12 – How pretty!


PARIS Spring’12 – Valentino Couture Collection





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A POSTCARD Paul Newman – Unforgettable

PAUL NEWMAN  Unforgettable

“If you don’t have enemies you don’t have character.”

“If you’re playing a poker game and you look around the table and can’t tell who the sucker is, it’s you.”

“Money won is twice as sweet as money earned.”

“Newman’s fist law: It is useless to put on your brakes when you’re upside down.”

“Newman’s second law: Just when things look darker, they go black.”

My favorite: “People stay married because they want to, not because the doors are locked.”

“Show me a good loser and I will show you a loser.”

“You only grow when you are alone.”

“So you wound out with Apollo. If he is sometimes hard to swallow/use this.” Note: Paul gave Joanne a silver cup as a wedding gift with these inscriptions.

All above quotes by: Paul Newman

So today is the day that Paul Newman [my all time favorite Apollo-like] icon was born. January 26th…I am not saying the year. Being that I was always obsessed with Greek Gods from the minute I was  born, [in Northern Greece]  is it any wonder that I am obsessed with him as well… anyway …he reminds me of my father…

He is an unforgettable academy award winner actor, a director, an enterpeneur, a humanitarian, a professional racing car driver, an auto racing enthusiast and above all, a legend. There is so much to tell you about this man…which I will on a later post.

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A POSTCARD Chanel Couture – Paris Spring 2012

“Adornment, what a science. Beauty, what a weapon. Modesty, what elegance.”               Coco Chanel  (Please see my earlier post dated November 4, 2011 for more Coco Chanel quotes.)







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A POSTCARD Ganbattista Valli – Modern Romance

Gianbattista Valli – SPRING 2012 Couture Collection











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A POSTCARD Dior fairytale

” I brought back the elegance of pleasing.” Christian Dior – Paris












PARIS COUTURE SPRING ’12 Dior Collection


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PARIS FALL ’12 Men’s Collections – Hermes, Dior, Lanvin


PARIS The men’s collections for Fall 2012 continue…


“Clothes make the man. Naked people have little of no influence on society.”                                                                    Mark Twain










Here are my favorite looks from Hermes, Dior and Lanvin:


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No more worlds to conquer…Alexander the great continued…



No more words to conquer…



Back again with more Alexander stories…

As I have mentioned earlier, Alexander the Great  was educated by one of the world’s greatest philosophers and polymaths – Aristotle.  According to the myths and legends, King Philip II and Queen Olympias of Macedon [ the famous parents] thought that no ordinary educator  would be good enough for their son Alexander, who could easily be led by reason but refused to submit to compulsion. Iliad  [ Homer’s epic poem describing the siege of Troy] was his favorite book and Achilles his favorite hero [more about that at a later post].

When Alexander was 16, Philip left him in charge of Macedon while he went away to campaign against the people of Byzantium. During this period, in the absence of Philip, the Thracians [eastern Macedon] rebelled and Alexander led an army against their larger city. He was victorious in this move and took over the city, renaming it Alexandria – after himself.

In 338 BC, Philip put Alexander in command of the cavalry at the Battle of Chaeronea [a battle between the forces  of Phillip II of Macedon and an alliance of the Greek city-states,  the principal cities of which were Athens and Thebes] and Alexander led the charge that broke [ this alliance] the Theban Sacret Band. This early bravery made  Philip so fond of his son that he liked nothing better than to hear his soldiers say than he [Philip] was the general but Alexander was the king.

Well, as it was eventually shown at a much grander scale, action and eternal  glory, rather than pleasure and wealth, were what Alexander wished to have above anything else.  Fame was his obsession. When he would  hear of Philip’s many conquests and their associated power and glory, Alexander would not be happy for his father’s success [according to the myths and legends.] Wealth, which eventually was going to become his in the form of his inheritance, was of no interest to him…instead he was sad that…” there would be no worlds for him to conquer.”…and therefore no glory. He was telling his closest friends that the way things were going…with his father conquering  everyone…nothing will be left for him to do once he became a king…well that was a very wrong calculation on behalf of Alexander…to the disappointment of the Persian Empire. The rest is history…which I will tell you about …

More about Alexander very soon … xoxoS