Monday, March 5, 2012

of happyy things

mona lisa by:: f. botero

i like fat people. ok certain fat people
somehow, they feel friendlier - nicer and fuzzier
and one fat person whom i've always thought looks like the fat-people paintings by botero, is alber elbaz::
left:: alber elbaz, source:: lanvin
right:: collection for lavin, source:: vogue
about him::
In 1997, Elbaz left Beene and, through retailer Dawn Mello, was hired by the firm of Guy Laroche. But, by the time of Elbaz's arrival, the Laroche enterprise had become overly conservative and lackluster... however, he departed within a year, 1998, and began designing ready-to-wear women's clothing for Yves Saint Laurent, because Saint-Laurent himself wished to withdraw from his hands-on design of prêt-à-porter (ready-to-wear). In the position, Elbaz's talent was recognized, and he was groomed to become the head designer of the house when Saint Laurent retired. This was not to happen, because the Gucci Group purchased YSL Rive Gauche, the ready-to-wear label, and, hence, Gucci design director Tom Ford dismissed Elbaz after three collections. 
In October 2001, Elbaz was appointed artistic director of Lanvin in Paris. In 2006, he introduced new packaging for the fashion house, featuring a light forget-me-not blue color, a favorite shade which Lanvin purportedly had seen in a Fra Angelico fresco. Packaging included shopping bags imprinted with Paul Iribe's 1907 illustration of Lanvin and her daughter Marguerite, and shoe boxes designed like antique library files, tied with black ribbons to emphasize the precious nature of the product...

and so, i've succumbed... to the fat man
in the happy form of a bag :: the lanvin happy bag
chose a cheery yellow-lime tan shade
reminding me to do more of what makes me happyy! :)

also, spotted today in one of the design blogs,
concrete + gold jewelry::
the necklace reminds me of mapei grout colour samples!
collection fr::

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