St. Valentine's Day in Alexandria, Virgnia

January 17, 2019 2 min read

St. Valentine's Day in Alexandria, Virgnia

Dear Fashion Friend:

I found this lovely pashmina on the www.aleyacollections.com website. It’s an exquisite accessory for your St. Valentine’s Day attire. Its enchanting floral pattern reminds me of the decorative artwork of the artist Marianne Dwight Orvis.

What is also eye-catching is the photo! Its lovely artwork and vintage furniture remind me of those delightful antique shops one can find in Edinburgh or London. When I was an undergraduate, I had a summer job in Alexandria, Virginia. On my lunch break, I loved to visit the town’s many charming bookshops and antique stores. I guess that is why I love art and fashion and books so much! Thank you, Alexandria, Virginia, for this and for so many other things! So, as you can see, the photo brings up many fond memories.

Our model is delightful! Her taste in jewelry is lovely! Her choice of attire and makeup impeccable! I can see her as a quiet soul! She has the persona of someone owning an antique shop. She works diligently to make her small business a success! On St. Valentine’s Day, she wears her pashmina to meet her beloved at Alexandria’s Murphy’s A Grand Irish Pub. Her thoughts that day are of the lyrics to Shania Twain’s You’re Still the One:

“You're still the one I run to

The on that I belong to

You're still the one I want for life

(You're still the one)

You're still the one I love

The only one I dream of

You're still the one I kiss good night.”

I hope your visit to www.aleyacollections.com is an enchanting one!

Sincerely,

Gabe xoxo

P.S. 1. I want to thank my lovely friend Donna for tweeting to me Shania’s beautiful song!

P.S. 2 I also want to point out that Aleya’s Collections ran out of the presented pashmina. However, there is a “Notify me when this product is available” prompt.

 

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 www.aleyacollections.com. He hopes that you find his blog posts informative and uplifting.


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