Ah, love....

14/02/2014

Shalom Harlow in Tiffany & Co. ad campaign via fashioned by love british fashion blog
Ah, love... Are you celebrating St Valentines? Do you believe in love? In danger of sounding rather pragmatic, I sincerely think that this particular day is important for people looking for their true love or as a perfect occasion to announce such a love once it's found (you know, with a teddy bear, a rose and a heart-shaped box of chocolates...).

I even went as far as dedicating three stories to the process of meeting, greeting and dating the right man. They are, actually, pretty good, even if I say so myself... Besides, I've been there, with all the hopes and dreams and the heart skipping a beat every time the door bell rang... Once I was even presented with a teddy bear, though turned out it was the only good thing about that particular Valentine...

And so... without producing too many paragraphs, I want to wish everyone to find their love and remember that once the love is here and so is your Valentine, it is important to celebrate it every day of the year, with special moments only you two can create for each other.

Once you have your love, why worry about the calendar, teddy bears, chocolates or overpriced cards? Love is a quiet kind of feeling, the warm blanket for your heart and fuzzy ball of sunshine for your mind... Treasure it, just between the two of you.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Ali Stephens in "True Romance" Allure February 2010 editorial  by Michael Thompson via fashioned by love british fashion blog
Anja Rubik in Zara Fall/Winter 2006 campaign via fashioned by love british fashion blog
Elle Bride Italia 2010-2011 photography by David Burton via fashioned by love british fashion blog
Linda Evangelista by Patrick Demarchelier in Harpers Bazaar November 1996 via fashioned by love british fashion blog
Harpers Bazaar UK November 2013 Romeo & Juliet via fashioned by love british fashion blog
Anne Vyalitsina wearing Calvin Klein in I-D magazine February 2009 issue via fashioned by love british fashion blog
Natalia Vodianova in Vogue US July 2007 Fade to black editorial by Mario Testino via fashioned by love british fashion blog
Christy Turlington in Nine West Campaign 1997 photographed by Herb Ritts via fashioned by love british fashion blog
Lonneke Engel in Ralph by Ralph Lauren campaign via fashioned by love british fashion blog
Tanga Moreau in Romance by Ralph Lauren campaign via fashioned by love british fashion blog
Valentina Zelyaeva in Romance by Ralph Lauren campaign via fashioned by love british fashion blog
Tanga Moreau in Romance by Ralph Lauren campaign via fashioned by love british fashion blog
Valentina Zelyaeva in Romance by Ralph Lauren campaign via fashioned by love british fashion blog
Shalom Harlow in Tiffany & Co campaign
elisa sednaoui in vogue germany december 2009 via fashioned by love british fashion blog
Linda Evangelista in Vogue Italia March 1992 via fashioned by love british fashion blog
Linda Evangelista in Vogue Italia March 1992 via fashioned by love british fashion blog
Kirsty Hume in Seasoned Simplicity editorial by Arthur Elgort in Vogue US September 1995 via fashioned by love british fashion blog
Angela Lindvall in Vogue US February 2002 by Carter Smith via fashioned by love british fashion blog
Photo source: Shalom Harlow in Tiffany & Co. ad campaign, Allure February 2010 (photography: Michael Thompson), Elle Bride 2010-2011 (photography: David Burton),  Glamour France March 1991 (photography: Andre Carrara), Harper's Bazaar November 1996 (photography: Patrick Demarchelier), Harper's Bazaar UK November 2013 (photography: Max von Gumppernberg & Patrick Bienert, styling: Carine Roitfeld), i-D February 2009 (photography: Matt Jones),  Vogue US September 2011 (photography: Mario Testino),  Vogue US July 2007 (photography: Mario Testino, styling: Grace Coddington),  Nine West campaign 1997 (photography: Herb Ritts), Ralph Lauren Romance campaigns (photography: Bruce Weber), Ralph by Ralph Lauren campaign, Tiffany & Co campaign, Vogue Italia April 1980, Vogue Germany December 2009 (photography: Vincent Peters), Vogue Italia March 1992 (photography: Steven Meisel), Vogue US September 1995 (photography: Arthur Elgort), Vogue US February 2002 (photography: Carter Smith)

43 comments:

  1. I love this post! So agree with you. I'm lucky to have found love and this day is not that special to us, we try to spread the love every day instead:)
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  2. So true! Happy Valentine's Day Natalia! And good luck with the Reiss competition!:) Kisses! xo

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    1. Thank you, Lilli. It wasn't my lucky day today for competing. :) Oh well... Happy Valentine's day, sweetheart! x

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  3. I totally loving this post :)

    maybe we can follow each other on GFC if you want?
    Let me know and I fallow you back immediately :)

    www.DDOUBLES.tk

    Kisses ;*

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  4. Happy V-day!!! Beautiful photos. I'm not going to celebrate it :)

    xx Mira

    www.glamdevils.com

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  5. Happy Valentine's Day! I am celebrating by myself today but it's going to be a good one as it's my second last day in Rio!

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    1. Enjoy your holiday, Anouka! And Happy Valentine's day! x

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  6. Lovely!!!

    xx

    http://www.madridforniagirl.com/

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  7. Awwww--- this has me feeling all amorous! Lovely!

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    1. Wonderful! That was the idea! :) Happy Valentine's day, darling! x

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  8. "Love is... the warm blanket for your heart" is such a beautiful line. Great Post!

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  9. I like the celebration of love aspect of Valentine's Day though I don't like the commercialization. Good luck with the contest and Happy Valentine's Day!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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    1. Thank you, Rowena - I didn't win, unfortunately. I don't like the commercial aspect of the holiday either, I think that's one of the things that changed my view of Valentine's day quite a bit. x

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  10. I believe that nobody can avoid loving, it is part of our natural instinct.
    Happy VDAY

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  11. Happy Valentine's Day, lovely lady!
    xox,
    Cee

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  12. I think Valentines day is a good reminder to show the one you love how much you love them but I do think love should be celebrated daily too! Love these beautiful love inspiration pictures!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  13. How can I vote for you?? Your final words on love and S. Valentine express my view on this holiday (I didn't post about it today). Big hugs and bunches of flowers every day!
    Love,
    Coco
    Coco et La vie en rose
    Coco et La vie en rose on Bloglovin
    Coco et La vie en rose on Facebook

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    1. Hi sweetheart! There was no voting involved - the winner was picked at random by Reiss. :) And no, I didn't win, wasn't my day.
      Happy V day and sending hugs back! x

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  14. love these romantic pictures! my favorite is the one from Vogue Italy March 1992 <3

    Letters To Juliet

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  15. I do love Valentine's Day, but it can mean different things to people. We love and appreciate each other every day, but it's nice to do your own thing ... whatever you do. Lovely photos! /Madison

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    1. Well, I tend to stick with the original meaning of St Valentine's day. :) As history intended so to speak. :) But I understand what you mean. x

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  16. I already saw your board on Pinterest, Reiss is such a great brand! I am affiliated with them but I totally missed this competition (oops did I just admit I don't always read the emails hahaha). I hope you win because Reiss is such a classy brand and I don't know what you look like but I imagine you will look gorgeous in their clothes! Love the inspiration! Goodnight love and good luck!! xxx

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  17. We celebrate it because it makes us sit down and pause and enjoy each other's company without phones and computers. And for that - I think it's wonderful!

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  18. Damn! I missed this! I do not have strong feelings about Valentine's Day one way or the other, I am not the overly romantic girly type, the only way I am girly is my love of clothes and fashion. But if other people want to celebrate their union, why not? And I think the pix with the dog is my fave.


    Allie of ALLIE NYC
    allienyc.com

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  19. Beautifully romantic inspiration! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  20. Beautiful pictures, each and every one of them. Happy Valentine's Day!

    http://bellapummarola.blogspot.it/

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  21. Happy Valentine's Day Dear!! xx


    Jacquelyn
    www.thestyleworthwhile.com

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  22. Beautiful post Natalia. I found my Valentine and very lucky that I did. It should be Valentines day every day, love love love. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

    Xo
    Sam
    http://fabulouspetite.blogspot.com

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  23. I love your blog
    followed
    http://minimaysi.blogspot.co.uk/

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  24. Wonderful photos,
    hope you had a great time!

    http://beautyfollower.blogspot.gr/

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  25. Happy Valentine's Day!

    http://initialed.blogspot.com

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  26. Love all these images! Thank you for stopping by my blog! Happy Valentine's Day :)

    www.peak25.com

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  27. Beautiful pics!:)

    xxMonica
    http://sunstreetmonidesign.blogspot.com

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  28. Great post hun,amazing pictures:)


    http://www.bloglovin.com/en/blog/11612501

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  29. So beautifully and eloquently stated Natalia! I'm still looking for mine. HAHAHA I think he's lost :D I will have to read those posts. I went out to dinner and had dessert. I had a really good time. I'm so happy for anyone that has found love. It's a beautiful thing.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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