Unpopular opinion: 80s fashion was beautiful. Loud, crazy, obnoxious, hell yeah. Bring it on.
Oh and Sarah, girl, way to rock the white gloves. The Queen must have been so proud. :)
I actually really like this dress!
One National Artist on another: Nick Joaquin on Fernando Amorsolo
The 1920s was when [Fernando Amorsolo] developed the light—or, rather, the backlighting—that is his greatest contribution to Philippine painting. The glow against which his figures stand and which usually coruscates into a burst of light at one point of the canvas—in a cluster of leaves, a spill of hair, the swell of breasts—is what makes classic the Amorsolo Filipininana of his time.
Says the Maestro: “When I came back from Spain I did nothing but paint and paint out in the open, studying the light. Maski sa España kung nagpipinta ako, diyan ako nagpipinta sa liwanag na liwanag. Wala akong ginawa kundi mag-observe (Even in Spain, when I painted, I would paint where the light was brightest. I would no nothing but observe the light).”
In his work the Philippine earth is observed in hot light and delight, by an artist in whom abounded the vitality of ordinary sensual man, a man who married two wives, begot six children by the first and eight by the second, and who rose every day with the dawn to paint and paint—until arthritis slowed down those lusty prolific hands.
Haga Slott: Ett Kungligt Hem.
Dolce and Gabbana Alta Moda by Daniele and Iango + Luigi for Vogue Germany April 2014
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge reception hosted by the Governor-General on the final evening of their tour of Australia and New Zealand
Source: Daily Mail