Musings of a Chaotic Muse

Preguntame   Show Me Your Inspiration   Self-proclaimed party animal. Super nerdy, wild child, old soul, I'm a mixture of everything I love and everyone I've loved. I live recklessly. Can't cook, Can't clean. I love music. Mythology, the boy who lived, those vampires everybody can't get enough of, fashion, shoes are a passion, the written word, anything lovely.

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    underplay:

    "This leaves men confused and unable to pigeonhole you. What they are forced to do instead is… take you seriously."

    Reblog every time.

    i will ALWAYS reblog this. I feel powerful just reading this photoset lol 

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    womensweardaily:

Fashion Industry and Friends 
Remember Oscar de la Renta
"The last time I had dinner with him and Annette at the MoMa we had so much fun that Anna told us we were too noisy. So my last memory is a happy one.” – Karl Lagerfeld

    womensweardaily:

    Fashion Industry and Friends

    Remember Oscar de la Renta

    "The last time I had dinner with him and Annette at the MoMa we had so much fun that Anna told us we were too noisy. So my last memory is a happy one.” – Karl Lagerfeld

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    haydenwilliamsillustrations:

"My role as a designer is to make a woman feel her very best" - Oscar de la Renta. 1932 - 2014 

    haydenwilliamsillustrations:

    "My role as a designer is to make a woman feel her very best" - Oscar de la Renta. 1932 - 2014 

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    Óscar Arístides de la Renta Fiallo (July 22, 1932 – October 20, 2014) was a Dominican fashion designer. Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, De la Renta was trained by Cristóbal Balenciaga and Antonio del Castillo, he became internationally known in the 1960s as one of the couturiers to dress Jacqueline Kennedy. An award-winning designer, he worked for Lanvin and Balmain; his eponymous fashion house continues to dress leading figures, from film stars to royalty, into the 2010s. De la Renta is particularly known for his red carpet gowns and evening wear.

    At the age of 18, he left the Dominican Republic to study in Spain, where he studied painting at the Academy of San Fernando in Madrid, Spain. He quickly became interested in the world of fashion design and began sketching for leading Spanish fashion houses, which soon led to an apprenticeship with Spain’s most renowned couturier, Cristóbal Balenciaga. He considers Cristóbal Balenciaga his mentor. Later, de la Renta left Spain to join Antonio del Castillo as a couture assistant at Lanvin in Paris.

    In 1963, de la Renta turned to Diana Vreeland, the editor-in-chief of Vogue for advice, saying that what he really wanted was to "get into ready to wear, because that’s where the money is". Vreeland replied, “Then go to Arden because you will make your reputation faster. She is not a designer, so she will promote you. At the other place, you will always be eclipsed by the name of Dior.” De la Renta proceeded to work for Arden for two years before he in 1965 went to work for Jane Derby and launched his own label. When Derby died in August 1965 Oscar de la Renta took over the label. 
    From 1993 to 2002, Oscar de la Renta designed the haute couture collection for the house of Balmain, becoming the first Dominican to design for a French couture house. In 2006, the Oscar de la Renta label diversified into bridal wear. 

    Oscar de la Renta died on October 20, 2014 at his home in Kent, Connecticut at the age of 82, he had been diagnosed with cancer in 2006. A year before, at the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), Executive Director Fern Mallis called him “The Sultan of Suave.” At that event, he spoke of his cancer, saying, "Yes, I had cancer. Right now, I am totally clean. The only realities in life are that you are born, and that you die. We always think we are going to live forever. The dying aspect we will never accept. The one thing about having this kind of warning is how you appreciate every single day of life."

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    bergdorfgoodman:

We are deeply saddened by the loss of Oscar de la Renta, a fashion icon, true artist, and a gentleman. He will be missed.

    bergdorfgoodman:

    We are deeply saddened by the loss of Oscar de la Renta, a fashion icon, true artist, and a gentleman. He will be missed.

    — 7 hours ago with 130 notes
    Oscar de la Renta Dies →

    monsieurcouture:

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    NEW YORK — He led a charmed life.

    Oscar de la Renta, who died this evening at age 82 after a long battle with cancer, was fashion’s favorite ladies’ man. His Latin-lover good looks, fascination with feminine style, strong color sense and impeccable social skills — a wonderful sense of…

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Oscar’s first dress was made for Beatrice Cabot Lodge, the daughter of the U.S. ambassador to Spain, for her coming-out ball in Madrid, 1956.

    Oscar’s first dress was made for Beatrice Cabot Lodge, the daughter of the U.S. ambassador to Spain, for her coming-out ball in Madrid, 1956.

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    miguelyatco:

the man who put us all in a mind-set of ageless elegance.i took this moments before the final bow at his last show.this photograph now means more to me than it ever did. 

    miguelyatco:

    the man who put us all in a mind-set of ageless elegance.
    i took this moments before the final bow at his last show.
    this photograph now means more to me than it ever did. 

    — 15 hours ago with 598 notes
    Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta passes away. →

    pretaportre:

    Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who spent half a century putting high society in haute couture, has died. He was 82.

    The cause of his death, announced Monday by close family friends and industry colleagues, was not immediately clear. He was diagnosed with cancer in 2006, but said…

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