Saturday, 3 November 2012

Blast from Perfect (Gucci) Past

Once upon a time I had ambitions of combining frivolity and seriousness all one blog. Unfortunately, when life gets too serious I feel like lightening the load with escapist fantasies of a truly glamorous days gone by, when the world was free from war, poverty and natural disasters.

History will tell us that the past was punctuated by worse ills that we could ever imagine, but still my romantic notions effervesce into a perfect hideaway from an imperfect present muddle I call life.

To help you dream of a life that never happened, here are some wonderful past illusions from the house that created 'lifestyle'. Gucci

Ahhhh, the Jet Set life... 

...La Dolce Vita indeed 

When women coordinated even with each other...

...and luggage came in sets.

People bought only once so they only bought the very best...

...and leather-wear was synonymous with Italy
(France meant fashion darling)...

...and the Mombasa bag was for men who hunted in the Jungle
and belonged to Gucci and not to YSL
(sorry, Saint Laurent, got to keep up with the times) 


  1. Lovely post, I enjoyed the jet set pics especially. Elle

  2. I bet all those at Gucci were completely amazed to see it on the YSL catwalk in 2002 :D