December 06, 2018 1 min read 1 Comment

Dear Fashion Friend:

Something lovely from The website lists it as: “Backless V-Neck Sleeveless Lace Dress.” Isn’t it beautiful? The lace is exquisite! The setting is enchanting! I enjoy very much on-location fashion photos. It provides for the opportunity for storytelling like we have seen in the artwork of Jean H. Fragonard, Nina Hardy, Ferdinand Toussaint.

Perhaps our model has received a LOVE LETTER from her beloved on her smartphone! Love Letters are enchanting, are they not? Phrases like “my love” or “sweetheart” appear over and over on the pages! Invariably, there comes that bittersweet moment when the letter comes to an end. All that there is left at the end of the page is the customary “xoxo” We can reread the letter, but it does not come along with the rapid heartbeat we experience when reading the message for the first time!

We are in suspense as to how she will respond!

I hope your visit to is an enchanting one! xoxo




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

Steven Miller
Steven Miller

December 08, 2018

Nicely said & all lovely.

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