October 18, 2010

Life is a Masquerade

French Vogue celebrated their 90th Anniversary on September 30th with a Masquerade Ball during Paris Fashion Week. Reading about the event, struck me because I was so inspired earlier this year by the masquerade after including images of Venice's luxury Hotel Palazzina Grassi in my blog post, Beach House Chic, this past summer. Palazzina Grassi was designed by renowned designer, Philippe Starck. The Masquerade Ball was a tradition of the Venetian Carnival dating back to the 16th century Italian Renaissance. I still have the Venetian masks from my first trip to Italy as a young girl.

Photo: Izabel Goulart, French Vogue's 90th Anniversary Party

Photo: Karolina Kurkova, French Vogue's 90th Anniversary Party

Photo: Alessandra Ambrosio, French Vogue's 90th Anniversary Party

Photo: Louis Marie de Castelbajac and Dita Von Teese, French Vogue's 90th Anniversary Party
Source: http://www.hoteldemode.blogspot.com

Hotel Palazzina Grassi

Photos: Designer, Philippe Starck, Hotel Palazzina Grassi, Venice, Italy

Photo: Sharif Hamza for Vogue Source: http://www.fashiongonerogue.com


Julie (brown eyed belle) said...

I need to be sitting on that little terrace, eating and drinking something yummy :)

Does Alessandra EVER not look gorgeous? No? I didn't think so.

Beautiful post, lady!!


Jen said...

Look at all the beautiful dresses!! Now why haven't I ever been invited to a masquarade? I would love to go to one!! The first dress tho... my favorite! :-)