December 01, 2018 2 min read 1 Comment

Dear Fashion Friend:

One of the things I adore from is its exquisite line of floral pattern dresses.  They are always chic, always elegant. This dress is an excellent example! Notice the various colors of red, green, and yellow on a black background. Isn’t lovely? Notice how the spaghetti string straps fit beautifully around the shoulder! An attractive design!

 One of the other things I admire from the Aleya fashion collection is how well their models present the selected attire. I am sure the goddess Aphrodite would love to emulate this model’s demeanor and sense of fashion etiquette! The model’s chosen accessories of red sandals and green earrings in no way clash with this dress. It blends into a harmonious whole

Finally, this photo brings up for me, dear Fashion Friend, memories. Lovely memories! Enchanting memories!

I am reminded of, for example, sojourns to Greece. Who can ever forget the feel of the soft wind coming from the Aegean Sea? Who can ever forget the texture of the sand? I loved those late morning swims; and how afterward, famished for nourishment friends, family, and I would visit one of the local taverns and enjoy delicious cuisine and wine.

I am also reminded of romantic interludes.  Those tender moments captured in the artwork of Jean H. Fragonard and James Sant.  How can anyone ever forget (or dare to ignore) the passionate feelings of a kiss or the holding of hands or the wonders of an evening dance? All are important to savor for “the course of true love,” as William Shakespeare noted, “never did run smooth.”  

I hope that you enjoy your fashion online experience with 



Gabriel Kikas
Gabriel Kikas

Gabriel is an adjunct instructor and fashion blogger. He continues to collect fashion photography from the 1950s to the 1990s. Gabriel wrote book reviews on the photography of Louise Dahl-Wolfe and Victor Skrebneski. He also wrote a book review on Sacha Lanvin's biography of Gia Carangi. Sacha's book is called "Born This Way". Gabriel is a regular contributor to the fashion blog of He hopes that you find his blog posts informative and uplifting.

1 Response


December 03, 2018

Love the dress, and the blog! Thank you, Gabe.

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