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Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta

If you have not had an opportunity to view “The Glamour and Romance of Oscar de la Renta” exhibit at The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, you are in luck.  The viewing has been extended through March 18, and ball gowns enjoyed by Beyonce, Taylor Swift, and First Ladies, Laura and Barbara Bush, are only a few of the styles that will amaze you.  Here are the highlights of my recent visit:



Imagine a night in this red dress, worn by Beyonce in Vogue Magazine.


Here is a ball gown chosen for a gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.



I love this sequin embroidery evening coat. The detailed handwork is exquisite.  You must experience it in person!


It was a thrill to see Amal Clooney’s custom wedding dress and vail:

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Houston Socialite, Lynn Wyatt, adored wearing this pantsuit ensemble many evenings to entertain.


Ms. Wyatt also enjoyed dancing the night away in this stunning gown:


I was fascinated by this cocktail dress.  The fabric was designed based on the historical pattern in Marie-Antoinette’s bedchamber at Versailles.


See more of this collection of Oscar de la Renta, internationally known fashion designer at MFAH.  Be sure to wear the complimentary headset to enjoy the fascinating, often humorous, stories of his life, told by those close to him and the ladies for whom he designed.





Whatever You Do–Have Fun Tomorrow!


My mother always said, “Whatever you do on New Year’s Day is what you will be doing the whole year long.”  Therefore, I have just spent this whole day doing everything I don’t want to be doing tomorrow, as in de-decorating, etc.  Tomorrow I intend to do everything I like.  Sewing is a must; I want to spend lots of time in 2013 creating new bags.  I’ll also be reading, trying new recipes, walking on the beach with Rick and our darling dogs, drinking champagne, and doing some travel planning.  One project I’m definitely looking forward to is a new arrangement for the sewing room.  (More about that next month.)  Seriously, I have been sewing but as I look at my monthly blogs, you haven’t seen half of the bags I’ve created.  New Year’s Resolution:  Blog and share pictures of the bags as I sew them.  Forget the monthly goal, just sew and blog, sew and blog, right?  Should be a tad bit easier as my sweetie bought me a MacBook Pro!  Am I lucky or what?!  So…here’s wishing you moments tomorrow that are so happy you’ll be positively giddy!  Whatever you do–have FUN tomorrow!