January 24, 2019 1 min read 1 Comment

Dear Fashion Friend:

On Twitter, I was friends with a beautiful woman. She and I shared a love for fashion. Every day, we instant messaged our favorite examples of clothing! We exchanged ideas about dresses gowns and swimwear! I am sure she would love this beautiful chiffon evening dress! My friend would admire its deep blue color and the decorative design pattern around the neckline. She and I would then share thoughts about accessories like this stunning shell bracelet and shell necklace as seen below!

Alas, we are no longer in contact with one another. I will never forget, though, her incredible fashion sense and warm friendship.  She was such an inspiration!

Our model's spontaneity lies in her enchanting demeanor and smile. “The world is full of beautiful women,” Vogue Italia’s Franca Sozzani once wrote back in 2011, “but little have personality.” Those who are efficacious in this endeavor are those who “have personality to spare, and this makes them successful in the photographers' eyes, those who actually pick them.” 

That’s so true, Franca! As Christie Brinkley once noted, “A smile is like an instant facelift and an instant mood lift.” I can see our model greeting her beloved with that captivating smile of hers. Perhaps they are having St. Valentine’s dinner at Seattle’s Blueacre Seafood Restaurant! As she sits down, she finds a card containing a quote from Nicholas Sparks: “Love is like the wind, you can’t see it, but you can feel it.”

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


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

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January 31, 2019

Loved this delightful post, love how you write Gabriel

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