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A Va-Va-Voom Dress For A Va-Va-Voom Girl

“Golden Globes” passed, but the Internet is still high for Meryl Streep’s speech and the gowns that flowed all over the place on all sorts of lists. Having seen the same outfits for so many times through news feeds here and there, I can’t help but think, in the back of my mind, of two gowns in particular.

The first one is right on my favourites list from the 74th annual. It’s true that I love both the actress and the dress, so when watching the Globes and seeing them both in the same place, I thought of a match made in heaven.

It’s Felicity Jones in a Gucci dress.

Shortly after, Zoe Saldana showed up in a Gucci dress also and although I was dying for the dress and I happen to like Zoe too, I said sadly to myself “mnope“, without giving too much thought to it at the time. It was tough. It is a Gucci dress we’re talking here about.

We have two beautiful dresses, two beautiful actresses, impeccable make-ups, smiles also.

Yet?

This is a case of two gorgeous women who wear gorgeous dresses, but who still don’t (quite) make it onto the “best dressed list”. Not that this would be the goal in life, but there was a red carpet in the pictures above, so there most certainly was a “list”.

Yet?

The dresses didn’t match the personalities. It were the dresses that wore the celebrities, not the celebrities that wore the dresses. The dresses were the celebrities. Gucci dresses are celebrities by definition. Through colours, cut, fabrics, ruffles, playfulness, bliss. This is it! Bliss! A.k.a. “a state of perfect happiness, oblivious of everything else”.

Therefore, a va-va-voom dress, like Gucci dresses are, e.g., once dressed, must be assumed. Understood. Furthermore, felt. Once dressed, the dress becomes the best friend of the one wearing it. Whom she laughs, dances, dedicates songs with on the dance floor/red carpet, whom she confesses to, who she drinks champagne, sings, have fun (in) with.

And this is how clothes become so much more than just clothes.

The most important thing, though, is for both the woman and the dress to “love” both fashion and a little bit of craziness at the same time. Better yet! To enjoy the chemistry in between.

Chemistry… Here comes the answer to the question from the back of my mind above. There’s no chemistry. Everything beautifully by the book, but no chemistry.

There has to be one between the wearer and the whatever garment.

Especially when the garment is a va-va-voom one.

Just like in life.

H2O, anyone?

Below are some happy formulas of Gucci dresses. They below must have liked it at school.

Beyoncé in Gucci in “Formation” video

Florence Welch in Gucci

Rihanna in Gucci

Chloë Sevigny in Gucci

Sienna Miller in Gucci

Leandra Medine in Gucci

Dakota Johnson in Gucci

Anna Dello Russo in Gucci

Fall Fling

I am doing this one more time, mom!

Dressing up like “This is it!“, this is the last chance to wear summer in autumn and, then, I am switching to fall, sticking to it even. Only summer is so hard to let go. No? The thing is you never know when is the last sunny day when you can actually (more…)

Moments Like This

 

Until just recently I had no idea what I truly wanted to do with my life, so I mingled from thing to thing gathering all sort of experiences, meeting different people, watching lots of movies, listening to music etc. Just keeping my eyes wide open. Mind and soul, also.

I still do all of these things (In fact, I always have this anxiety to do things, any things) with the same energy I do Netflix and chill. The same! Only now I know this is the place I have always wanted to be in and have been working for all along.

And I came to say this because of Netflix. Neah. But actually yeah. My hugging partner and I have just last night rewatched Martin Scorsese’s “Goodfellas”.

1. Ray Liota’s character became a gangster just because of the way of living of a gangster, not money (!) which is awesome.

2. Karen Hill’s (the character) dress, in the rat out at the police station, turned itself into the character which is just as awesome as earlier the character.

And made me realise why I love it so much to be here. Because of moments like these.ozinparis-goodfellas-karen-hill

The moment when it hit me. My mom took me to my first day of school in a dress just like this from above. Even prettier. I’ll show it to you when I find the picture. And she mesmerised me in it. Just as she did every morning getting ready for work or at nights for the parties my parents and their friends used to throw.

Man!

Just like Lorraine Bracco’s appearance in this scene. And the way they talked about style.

My mom and Karen!

It weren’t just my eyes open, I tell you. It were the ears all along, too.

And we never really thought of it when it happened, back when we were kids (I know I didn’t) until we do and then we know. So looking back, growing up, I guess I just knew the kind of woman I wanted to be. Or the woman I’ve been becoming without even realising. But then you do. I do, too. In moments like this.

Eyes and ears open, my friends. And love. Free love.

All of it leads us to today and they don’t say “Live in the moment!” for nothing, anyway.

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I mean look at this robe here. Man!

PS: I am dying to wear the dress!

Yeah, interesting choice of words. And pictures.

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ozinparis-goodfellas-quotesLife, ha.

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Call your bff

Call your bff today and plan something together. A stroll, breakfast or a glass of red wine for lunch. Uh, yeah! Wine for lunch, please! Come on, it’s Sunday! This is what I thought of the first time I saw the picture below. Not the wine. The bff.

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Maybe it’s their feet.

Coordinating. Synchronising.

And I don’t mean flats. It’s the length from the foot off the ground to the ground. The foot off  of each of them. Exactly the same length. Look! The angle of the turn of the heads. The same. Look! The smiles.

Accomplices. And this is a future post.

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Now, since this is about clothes and our passion for fashion, I have to say that both dresses are supa dupa cool. The dresses are supa dupa cool. There, I said it.

Rules:

The turtleneck of the black and white dress goes perfectly with the bun, the sunglasses, the bag and the simple (at first glance), without-padding lingerie.

The shear of the wihte dress… Uhm. Perfectly set in the perfect set. The fabric, the hair, the cross-over bag, the glasses, the long sleeves, the lingerie.

Matching sandals. You bet.

Getting chilly? The weather, not the relationship. Below are the jackets. Keep the sandals. Don’t you love it when it’s getting colder outside on summer evenings, but you still get to keep the bare feet? Uhm…

Are they twins? Or is it the friendship?

It’s the love. Throw your hands in the air! Now. And call her/him. Now!