Saturday, February 2, 2013

My Spanish heart

My February monthly theme is up, and I have Ralph Lauren to thank for it.

As usual, Lauren’s inspirations are vintage and when seen as a collection, slightly costume-y. For spring 2013 the collection was an hommage to a fanciful Spain and Latin America of the 1920s-40s. There were red roses, black lace, cut-out leather, black and red combinations, boleros, gold braid, ruffles, even matador jackets.

I have to admit, I was in love with the drama of it all!

So, without further ado, my brief trip to Spain:

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The gorgeous song “Amado Mio” comes from the 1946 Rita Hayworth movie Gilda. It was written by Doris Fisher and Allan Roberts. The original, mimed by Hayworth, was sung by Anita Kert Ellis. My theme’s version comes from Pink Martini. 

Rita Hayworth’s Amado Mio

Stop by my Etsy shop starting on Monday...I'm rounding up items with bravura!
Red cotton full skirt, coming soon to my Etsy shop

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