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Well, it was a back and forth bonding process with this Giselle for me. I was about to sell her, even posted an ad. And the first responses were like "oh no, you're selling her, what's the matter, you didn't liked her?". I thought maybe I should give this doll a second chance and withdraw my post. After releasing her from the box, I was smitten, what was I thinking about selling this beauty! She's outstanding! My first photo-op with Gigi was quite underwhelming and resulted in getting only one good pic that I didn't even post here on flickr.

 

But, time passed and my passion for dolls and creating fashions got a little cold over the winter. Then it came spring and all this magnificent sunny energy got me loaded with ideas :)

 

I highly admire the genious of Giambattista Valli, everything he does is pure gold to me. Seeing his creations on the runway is like a religious experience - those truly exquisite, sumptuous tulle gowns flowing, just flowing like delicate clouds or foam. I'm not kidding you guys, my heart stops when I see this kind of spectacle. Some may say this is just fashion, clothes and 10-something minutes runway show, but to me, this is something larger than life. I'm like Celine Dion in this Suzy Menkes instagram video: www.instagram.com/p/BWGTx_sn6Rj/?taken-by=suzymenkesvogue... :D

 

Of course, with my skillset, I'm nowhere near the level of impeccability that Mr. Valli represents. But I'm charmed by his immaculate creations and got inspired by them with this puffy gown. It was so big my set wasn't big enough, that's why I decided to crop it like that! :)

 

If you want to see the runway presentation of Giambattista Valli cutoure for FW 2017, here it is on YT: www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KhfaxBok_I

 

And a fabulous detailed backstage photos from the same collection: www.wmagazine.com/gallery/giambattista-valli-haute-coutur...

 

Background photo credit: Photo by Masaaki Komori on Unsplash

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Taken on April 15, 2018