Designer Oscar de la Renta died yesterday at the age of 82( THAT was the headline heard round the world and on every news channel today). When I saw the scroll on CNN announcing his passing early this morning I was deeply saddened and surprised by what appeared to be this sudden loss to the fashion industry. This was a man who was at the top of his game and looking every inch the dapper gentleman in every photo of late. It was only weeks ago that he appeared at the finale of his Spring 2015 Collection. Immediately after that he was photographed for Vogue alongside Amal (now Clooney) as the designer of her wedding gown and his Bridal Collection for 2015 had just walked the runways. In true Oscar fashion he died on his own terms keeping his illness private and passing peacefully at his home surrounded by family. Oscar de la Renta was a true legend in the fashion industry -one in which we will never see the likes of again. He designed the same way he lead his life…. with the utmost of grace, eloquence and style. This was a man who lasted 50 years in the fashion industry, designed gowns for everyone from Jackie Kennedy to Oprah, was a constant designer favorite on the Red Carpet and had a reputation for being one of the most genuine, kind, considerate and talented souls on the planet. God Bless you and your family Mr. De la Renta. You will be deeply missed.
I have always had a “thing” for a great fitting woman’s tuxedo jacket. There’s just something about taking this men’s fashion staple and amping it up about a thousand notches for a look that’s soft and feminine and utterly fabulous. I know I’m jumping the holidays hoopla by a smidge or two but let’s face it a Glamour Girl can never be to ready when it comes to stocking your closet with some classic evening essentials.
If you’re craving a little retail therapy at the moment I might just have the solution. Saks is running their infamous friends and family sale and it’s easy peasy to partake…. just enter the code FRNFAM and you will be saving 25% on a bevy of beautifully appointed items. See the details below and start shopping tomorrow 10/16 to Sunday 10/19.
Friends & Family
ENJOY 25% OFF
20% off Jewelry
Designer Exclusions Apply
Online Now; In Stores 10/16-10/19
Use Code FRNFAM
I have always had a thing for pretty pumpkins. Pumpkins have become quite the decorating item with gobs of sites showing you different ways to “doll up” your pumpkin. If you haven’t quite taken to decorating,carving or painting your pumpkin perhaps this will get you inspired. Because lets face it… there’s nothing more perfect to perk up your porch than a pretty pumpkin or two …or three…or four. Enjoy!
For additional images of decorated pumpkin please visit:
Go to Glamour Girl FACEBOOK page.