{vintage valentino + the winner . . .}

. . . busy and happy on this sunny wednesday afternoon and "it is astonishing how short a time it takes for very wonderful things to happen"
~frances hodgson burnett

{p.s.} a warm congratulations to carolina of argentina, winner of the smokey quartz faceted earrings give-away!

{congratulations, carolina!}

{image: valentino via merci new york, discovered via twitter from the book valentino: themes and variations; image courtesy les arts decoratifs -- thanks, felicity!}

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Blogger caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

oh my goodness, R! I'm so happy, I can't believe it! I loved these earrings at first sight, and now I own them! how lucky I am? thanks! xoxo

November 18, 2009  
Blogger Brandi said...

The coat is gorgeous. Wish we could see the dress a bit more. I just love this photo.

November 18, 2009  
Anonymous Kelly Oshiro said...

Love the photo! So glamorous!!!

November 18, 2009  
Blogger Callie Grayson said...

stunning image!!
congrats to Carolina:)

November 18, 2009  
Blogger Crystal @ Plush Palate said...

This is truly a gorgeous shot! Love the back of her dress!

November 18, 2009  
Anonymous FXOX said...

Dear R, one of my all time favorite images from more info


and images here


hugs and smiles to you


November 19, 2009  
Anonymous FXOX said...

Oh and the "before "shot is in this link :-)


hugs FXOX

November 19, 2009  
Blogger The Lil Bee said...

Oooohh I just love this image:) So supremely beautiful.

November 19, 2009  
Anonymous FXOX said...

Hey Beautiful lady< I wont comment on all the posts I get a mention on - but I am totally chuffed anyway & delghted that you liked them:-)
I love the ribbon hat too isnt it beautiful.

You are way the sweetest (saw comment in " usual place") hugs bug to you.

hugs bug and will write more soon - should be sleeping

Smiles and take care


November 23, 2009  
Anonymous FXOX said...

PS. G, just wanted to let you know theres one too many n's in the title (winnner) of this post.


November 23, 2009  
Blogger {this is glamorous} said...

caroline -- a pleasure + so happy you won!

felicity -- lovely to hear from you + thanks again for the brilliant links and also for letting me know about the typo -- how that could have escaped without notice for so long is a wonder and must have been sleepy when it was written :)


November 23, 2009  

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