Feb 23, 2009

81st Annual Academy Awards Red Carpet (See the complete photo gallery and comments on my facebook group: "Fashion Design Forever". Just click here)

Which ones are your favorite gowns?

These are some of my favorite gowns of the Oscars. I'd love to hear your comments and see which ones are your favs! Thanks!! :)

1. Penelope Cruz in a 60 year old vintage white Pierre Balmain

I can't believe it's vintage! It looks like it was made especially for her. Penelope has this unique style every time she is in a red carpet event. She loves details and glamour. This gown is a perfect reflection of her style. It's just fabulous!! I think the tailoring is perfect. I absolutely adore the embroidered lace on the bottom of the dress; It reminds me so much the beautiful Spanish costumes. The bangs couldn't be cutter. The jewelry and accessories are perfect as well.

2. Natalie Portman in Rodarte

Gorgeous color on her!! She looks like a princess. Everything goes perfect on this look. The nude makeup, the dramatic eye shadow and the elegant hairdo, the jewelry..the gown fits perfect, again wonderful tailoring. The intricate details on the bodice are connected with the skirt; it looks almost like a cascade. Beautiful piece.

3. Taraji P. in Roberto Cavalli

This gown is one of my favs! Everything looks very put together. the beautiful necklace goes with the style of the gown, the hairdo is modern, flirty yet elegant and appropriate for the occasion. I think she couldn't choose a better color for her beautiful skin tone. The layers on the gown are so delicate and feminine. It seems like she feels very happy, sexy and comfortable. I think that's what fashion is all about and I love it!

4. Alicia Keys in Armani Prive

Again I absolutely love the color on her. This gown is so delicate, feminine, sweet yet sexy. The hairdo is very natural and perfect for her personal style and age. The color of this gown is maybe not the color we use to see on the red carpet, but I think is very refreshing to see different shades and styles. The gown fits her like a glove. Perfect tailoring! Love it.

5. Evan Rachel in Elie Saab

Simply stunning!! The pleating and weaving effect on the bodice takes this gown to another level. Sometimes is not necessary to put too many details in every single inch of the gown. This gown is just about contrasting the architectural shape of the bodice with the flowy, dreamy style of the skirt. Her hairdo might be a little older for her age, but due to the elegance and sophistication of the gown, they all go together perfectly! Simple accessories because it's all about the gown.

6. Sarah Jessica Parker in Dior Haute Couture

I think the work on the bodice of this gown is a piece of art. The embellishment is wonderful!. This gown has this fairy tale feeling which every girl loves. The only thing I don't like so much is the fit on her bust area. When I saw it on T.V. it looked very tight. The belt is perfect and again not too much jewelry which is perfect in this case because of the beautiful embellishment on the gown.

7. Amy Adams in Carolina Herrera

I think the color of this gown plays a main role on the whole look. The color looks amazing on her skin tone. Very delicate and elegant gown. Perfect for her beautiful body shape. I'm not so sure about the necklace just because it takes a lot from the gown. It's a beautiful necklace, but I'd match it with a very simple gown to make the necklace the main focus. I think is all about balance.

8. Marisa Tomei in Versace

The workmanship on this gown is amazing. I'm a fan of pleating and I think this gown is a dream, but when I saw it on T.V. I thought the bodice needed to be steamed or something. It's probably the fabric that makes the seams on the bodice look a little bit unflattering. The make up and jewelry very appropriate for the gown.

9. Anne Hathaway in Armani Prive

She looks adorable! I love this gown on her. I think it shows off her beautiful body shape. It reminds me the old Hollywood glamour in a good way. The make up and jewelry very appropriate for the gown as well as the hairdo.

10. Kate Winslet in a Yves Saint Laurent gown

I think Kate Winslet looks stunning. The asymmetrical gown shows off her toned arms as well as the belt her narrow waist. Even though is not a very fitted gown in all areas, I think it enhances her body shape. Love the make up too.

11. Freida Pinto in John Galliano

She is very beautiful!. The color was a perfect choice. The bead embroidery on the gown is wonderful and I like the asymmetrical idea, but I'm not so sure about the's just my personal taste on this one, but I think without the sleeve, it'd be a much younger look. Anyway, I love her complete look and the simplicity of her accessories. It's all about the gown. Love that!

If you want to see more photos of the Oscar's red carpet gowns just click on this link: FASHION DESIGN FOREVER, this is my Facebook group where you can see the complete photo gallery.

Feb 19, 2009

My beautiful Peru

Here with my friends in Machu Picchu, Peru

I wanted to share with you a little bit of my country Peru which is always my main inspiration.
I hope you like this video :)

Feb 13, 2009

Sharing Feelings

For my Valentine,

Every time I see your eyes, every time I see your face..
I can tell that love exists and lives in you..Every time you smile at me all my world and all I feel is the need to be surrounded by your light
You're the strength that takes me away every time I need to fly.. in your arms I feel I can spend the rest of my life..
Every time I hold your hand and even when you're this close.. I feel my heart beating hard just like the first time..
All the things we've lived together, all the things we shared and more, let my days to tell the story of our love.
all the feelings you heart holds.. all the memories and love are the melody for our everlasting song.
If you feel the way I'm feeling now.. come close to me and remember that one day we were just waiting for each other without knowing.. and the very first moment I saw your eyes, I found myself and I still do...
Every time I think of you, every time I sing our song, I remember all the reasons you give me to smile..
Walking holding hands as always, spending our days together and the little details that make our love special, come into my mind today just to tell you once again lucky I am to have you and to hold this in my heart..

Thank God I found you, thank God I have you..all the love I have is just for you.
By Giovanna Mariela
Boho Market.-

Feb 12, 2009

Caribbean Flair by Laura Trevey

This beautiful painting was made by Laura Trevey and was inspired by one of the pictures I took of the Old San Juan's streets (See black and white picture on the post below: My inspiring trip) I love the colors Laura put on this beautiful painting because the actual photo is black and white. Her interpretation of the picture and composition is fantastic. You can buy this wonderful work of art at Laura's shop at:

or you can see her blog post:

She also has more beautiful paintings there so you're welcome to visit her shop at Etsy .
Thanks for sharing your talent with us Laura! :)

Feb 10, 2009


I've been tagged by the lovely Stephanie. Her blog is:
Thanks Stephanie! :)

So here I am with the SIX RANDOM THINGS ABOUT ME:

1. I love chocolate!! It's my secret addiction. Dark chocolate the best!!! ;)

2. I'm also a teacher. Fashion is my passion, but teaching brought me a lot of happiness and satisfaction. I think I love both careers equally, but in different ways.

3. I like dancing latin music such as: Merengue, salsa, cumbia, peruvian folklore, etc

4. Simple things make me happy. Things such as going out for a walk with my hubby or my Sunday morning coffee.

5. I can't live without my mom's food (peruvian homemade food)

6. I've had all sorts of pets: A turtle, parrot, guinea pigs, rabbits, dogs, etc.

Peruvian chocolate: "Chocotejas"

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