My heart is literally broken… If there’s anything to know about me, it’s that I adored this man…
Although Oscar de la Renta is the reason I fell in love with fashion at a very young age, he represented so much more to me than beautiful dresses. He represented chasing your dreams and rising from the very bottom to the very top through hard work, dedication and perseverance… He was my every day reminder that dreams do come true no matter where you’re from, your class or race. If he could make it, so could I. He’s from a small island in the Caribbean just like my family, but his vision for his life exceeded the borders of the Dominican Republic. He landed an apprenticeship in Spain to work under the legendary Cristóbal Balenciaga as a teenager… His mother was dying and, of course, he didn’t want to leave her side, but she refused to let him stay, so off to Spain he went, and with a heavy heart because he knew he’d never see his mother again… and the rest is history. He certainly made her proud.
As a Dominican American, he has also made me so unbelievably proud. From our humble island to the White House and beyond… From poor beginnings to building one of the most iconic and sophisticated fashion houses in the world… He was a gem… And one of the finest. And a national treasure to not only the Dominican Republic, but to America…
Farewell to a fashion legend and my fashion icon… I’m so honored to have met you and to have captured that magical moment. I’ll never forget it and the way you looked me up and down with a smile on your face as if you were approving what I was wearing. It was an indescribable feeling. Say ‘hello’ to Coco for me…
Oscar de la Renta.
We have lost one of the heads of fashion, we have lost Oscar de la Renta(via mrqqs)
The world just got a little less elegant.
May you rest in peace Mr. Oscar De La Renta
Thank you so much Oscar. For making such an impact on the fashion industry and being a strong inspiration in my dream of pursuing a career in fashion. Thank you.
In the Victorian era, hand-fans were used not only to cool oneself but also as a secret way to communicate the language of love. For example, by running one’s fingers through the fan’s ribs, one is trying to say, "I want to talk to you." The enigmatic language of the fan was widely used by both men and women.
I. A fan placed near the heart.
"You have won my love."
II. A closed fan touching the right eye.
"When may I be allowed to see you?"
III. A closed fan moved threateningly.
"Do not act so impudently!"
IV. A half-opened fan pressed to the lips.
"You may kiss me."
V. Covering the left ear with an open fan.
"Do not betray my secret."
VI. Hiding the eyes behind an open fan.
"I love you."
VII. Shutting a fully open fan slowly.
"I promise to marry you."
VIII. Fanning oneself slowly.
"I am married."
IX. Letting one’s fan rest on the right cheek or the left.
"Yes" and "No", interchangeably.
X. Opening and closing the fan several times.
"You are cruel."
XI. Fan in front of the face.
XII. Twirling the fan in the left hand.
"We are being watched."
XIII. Fan held over left ear.
"I wish to be rid of you."
XIV. Carrying an open fan in the left hand.
"Come and talk to me."
XV. Opening a fan wide.
"Wait for me."
XVI. Placing the fan behind the head with finger.
[Artwork: Secret, by Lee Yun-hi.]
WHAT IF YOU WERE JUST HOLDING A FAN AND NOT TRYING TO SAY ANYTHING BUT YOU ACTUALLY PROMISED SOME GUY YOU’D MARRY HIM
[I WANT THIS AU PLEASE?]
Thought I’d add this little treat to expand upon a Victorian AU:
I was at a horse race yesterday when some kid lost his balloon…
let’s be honest here, who would ‘t cheat in chemistry
next level cheating.
this is some naruto shit
It’s like that episode of soul eater
EVERYTIME IT’S ON MY DASHBOARD I WATCH IT AND CRY BEST VIDEO
ITS BACK THANK YOU GOD
This video is a gift.
I want what she’s having.
I saw this post years ago, and it gets better every time.