MAY I INTRODUCE VALERIE LEE FERRARI!
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE?
A LUXE AND LAVISH GYPSY!
WHAT INSPIRES YOUR SIGNATURE STYLE?
A COMBINATION OF MY LIFE EXPERIENCES AND THE BEAUTIFUL BROAD MIX IN THE WORLD TODAY.
WHAT ACCESSORY CAN YOU NOT DO WITHOUT?
BRACELETS ~ EARRINGS~NECKLACES………..OKAY ALL OF THEM!!!
I’M IN A CARNELIAN AND GREEN KICK RIGHT NOW AND ALWAYS LOVE A DEEP RED.
DO YOU HAVE A SIGNATURE PIECE THAT DEFINES YOUR STYLE?
MY SIGNATURE DRESS.
WHAT ARE YOUR STYLE STRENGTHS?
MY ABILITY TO MIX HIGH AND LOW FASHION.
DO YOU HAVE A STYLE ICON?
MY MOTHER ……THE MASTER!
(VALERIE’S MAMA ON THE LEFT!WITH THE RED HAIR and in PAGLAMAS!
THE FABUOUS BLOGGER
A MOTHER’s INSIGHT DIANA AMATO on the RIGHT!)
WHAT ARE YOUR BEAUTY ESSENTIALS THAT YOU COULDN’T DO WITHOUT?
LIPSTICK AND A SMOKEY EYE.
DO YOU HAVE REPEAT OFFENDERS IN YOUR CLOSET IF SO WHAT ARE THEY?
NO MATTER HOW MANY THERE IS ALWAYS ROOM FOR MORE!
WHAT ADVISE DO YOU HAVE FOR WOMEN OVER 50,OR OVER 40?
DON’T BE AFRAID TO TRY NEW THINGS.
DON’T ASK YOUR HUSBAND IF HE APPROVES!
DO YOU HAVE ANY STYLE RULES THAT YOU LIVE BY?
What style rules do I live by?RULES?I buy what I love,I wear what I like and I will make it work even if it is an unlikely love match…..I feel like women get hung up on “rules” SOMETIMES you have to just follow your heart with fashion.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE ONLINE GO TO SOURCES?
I USE PINTEREST AS EXERCISE FOR MY EYES.
DO YOU HAVE A PARTICULAR DESIGNER THAT YOU ARE DRAWN TO?
I adore prints and patterns….and find all levels of fashion inspiring!!!
I love the fun of ANA SUI,
the ethnic mis mash of DRIES VAN NOTEN
and the theatrical world of ALEXANDER McQUEEN.
HELLO READERS and BE WELCOME!
I hope you enjoyed VALERIE MY choice for OUR SEPTEMBER AGELESS STYLE VICTIM of the month!
I ADORE HER SHOP in San Diego, CALIFORNIA and do not get down there but maybe once every TWO YEARS and I think thats being OPTIMISTIC!!!!The GREAT thing about VALERIE is you can shop with her by TEXT!She will send you some SNAPS by phone!Than post to you.Kind of like Christmas in July!
She owns FOUR SHOPS on the same STREET……..WEST LEWIS STREET within STEPS AWAY FROM EACH OTHER!!!!!!!
F O U R SHOPS!!!!!!!!!!
YOU heard me CORRECTLY!!!!!IF I STILL LIVED DOWN IN THAT AREA AND I DID YEARS AGO WITH MY GORGEOUS COUSIN CIRCA 1976-77………………I WOULD DEMAND A JOB AT THIS SHOP UNPAID as it is so much FUN!IT is like a SALON from VERSAILLES but BETTER MORE HOMEY !!!!GREEN VELVET SOFA’s with Leopard carpet stairways leading to rooms with fireplaces that are TWINKLING when the weather is a bit BRISK for CALIFORNIANS!Showroom cases full of SPARKLING jewels that have you PULLING THE DOORS OPEN FASTER than you can say ZIPPTY DO-DA-DAY!
A PHONE NUMBER TO REACH THESE SHOPS IS
INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS: Chateaubelage
LE BEL AGE BOUTIQUE………….1607 W.Lewis Street San Diego, California 92103
THE FIRST BOUTIQUE is 33 years OLD!
CHATEAU BELAGE Boutique…………1578 W.Lewis Street San Diego,california 92103
THE BOUTIQUE THAT WAS A REAL HOUSE!
WITH LOVE GIFT & Paperie……………1620 W.Lewis Street San Diego,California 92103
THE GIFT SHOP THAT IS RUN BY HER ADORABLE HUSBAND JIMMY!
SALON BELLA………1605 W.Lewis Street San Diego, California 92103
I have yet to VISIT this one!Give me time !
HERE WE HAVE THEIR WILD CAT LEWIS who just showed up one DAY on WEST LEWIS STREET and decided to STAY!
ON one of my visits he was curled up on the chair in my fitting room!!!!!!!!
A TRIVIA FACT, I find FASCINATING is VALERIE spent her childhood growing up in a HOTEL!!!
A BIG HOTEL
HOTEL DEL CORONADO
SHE SAW THE GLAM ARRIVE AND DEPART ON A DAILY BASIS IN AN ERA WHEN DRESSING WAS AT IT’S FINEST!
HER EYE was trained at an early age and by shopping with her GORGEOUS MOTHER on frequent trips to BEVERLEY HILLS.SHE HAD THE RUN OF RODEO DRIVE and was most likely known by all the shopkeepers!
Which in turn made her grow up to want to own a shop HERSELF!
Valerie also taught FASHION CAREERS of CALIFORNIA for FIVE YEARS.
SHE IS working on a website as I TYPE AWAY HERE!
One last tidbit.This is where those KIMONO’s come from that I occasionally BOMBARD YOU with either HERE or on INSTAGRAM as A WAY to cover your EXERCISE ATTIRE!!!!!!Had I had my ACT together I would have had my TECHY GAL insert VALERIE’S
YOUTUBE on HOW TO TIE A KIMONO multiple ways!
YOU will be amazed!It can go from long elegant to short and sporty!
Just head over to YOUTUBE and put in KIMONO TYING 101 on YOUTUBE!!!!!!!!
WATCH VALERIE DO HER MAGIC!!!!!!!!
COME BACK LATER TODAY OR TOMORROW TO SEE VIDEO.
I HOPE TO HAVE IT INSTALLED FOR YOUR VIEWING PLEASURE RIGHT HERE!
Now, do POP over to https://cindyhattersleydesign.com/blog ( click on Her name before this to go THERE!)
NOW and see who she is FEATURING!
I happen to know IT IS A BIGGY And I mean a BIGGY in the WORLD OF INSTAGRAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I can NOT wait to go and read about her MYSELF shall I give you a HINT?
SHE LIVED IN South Africa and is MOVING!!!!!!!!
SHE POSTS DAILY and writes VOLUMES about her POSTS………….
THE BEAUTY of this woman TO ME is SHE KNOWS PEOPLE I KNOW IN South Africa!!!!!!!
HOW SMALL A WORLD IS THAT?!!!!!!
I LOVE INSTAGRAM FOR THIS REASON!
Please comment HERE so Valerie and I can get EXCITED about your COMMENTS and OVER on CINDY’s POST so SHE and SERENA can Get excited TOO!
If you do not know how send me or Cindy an email and WE will try and HELP YOU!
I am BACK from a TWO week GARDEN/ANTIQUE trip with another BLOGGER DEBRA AT;5th AND STATE BLOG to ENGLAND!
Can I just say………..It was probably One of the BEST TRIPS of my LIFE with the EXCEPTION of me getting SICK as I was BOARDING the FLIGHT!Flight attendants were WORTHLESS, but I made it to write about it and I will DO JUST THAT!
There is so much to SHARE!
SO, many PHOTOS……..
AND PLASTIC TOYS at a PRIVATE ENTRANCE I PASSED AT KENSINGTON PALACE in the RAIN that just made me SMILE from EAR to EAR……….guess I know who lives THERE!
BE WELL DEAR READERS!
WE HAVE NO TIME TO BE SICK!
Shall WE CROWN these TWO DELIGHTFUL LADIES for ANSWERING OUR QUESTIONS?
I THINK YES INDEED!!!!!