Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Shades of dark red vs. MARSALA / in English/Deutsch/Italiano









As discussion about the 'color of the year' in posts and comments of Fashion Blogs has become hot, I'd like to write an "editorial' about it. Yes, I'm the senior (and only...) editor of my blog, so I dare doing it ;-)))))

One just has to type 'PANTONE DARK REDS' on Google to understand that there are DOZENS OF SHADES of the color.
This season's 'fashion' MARSALA is just one of them, and in reality it's a BROWNISH RED and not even a dark one.
It's nearly impossible to show the right shades of red in amateur pictures, and frequently not even  fashion magazines show the correct ones either.

Can't say that I'm a big fan of dark reds, although - or maybe because - it was used a lot by old Ladies in my youth. It was regarded as a posh but difficult color, to combine only with grey, or crème bow-tie blouses.
Anyway, I kept a lot of pieces in my 'sleeping' wardrobe, especially in the shades that go into pink. Seeing it everywhere now I quickly re-accustomed and discovered that it combines well with all kinds of vivid and pastel colors.

What we all regard as MARSALA now, in reality are all the beautiful GLOWING VARIATIONS of VINE, BURGUNDY, ROSE RED, ARKANSAS (yes, found the name on Pantone!), RUBY, VELVET, POMEGRANATE, STRAWBERRY (it's healthy, too ;-)))) ...........
So don't let us be influenced by judgements of others, that nearly never regard the shade we actually have in mind - let's just pick out our favorite one, call it Marsala if we like to, and don it whenever we want!!!!


Because the real Pantone MARSALA nobody would use for an outfit - it's just right for a BLUSH!!!!








Die Diskussionen über die 'Farbe des Jahres'  in Posts und Kommentaren der Fashion Blogs werden immer heisser, darum habe ich Informationen gesammelt, um einige Fakten generell klarzustellen.

Es reicht, auf Google 'PANTONE DUNKELROT' zu tippen, um zu verstehen, dass es DUTZENDE von SCHATTIERUNGEN dieser Farbe gibt.
MARSALA ist nur eine von ihnen, in Wirklichkeit ein BRAUNROT, und nicht einmal dunkel. Es ist fast unmöglich, auf einem Amateur-Foto den korrekten Ton wiederzugeben, und häufig stimmt er nicht einmal in den Mode-Magazinen.

Ich kann nicht sagen dass ich ein grosser Fan von dunkelrot bin, obwohl - oder vielleicht deswegen - es in meiner Jugend von älteren Damen sehr viel verwendet wurde. Es galt als sehr elegant aber schwierig, und wurde meist mit einem grauen Twin-Set oder einer cremefarbenen Seidenbluse mit Schleife kombiniert.
Ich habe aber einig Stücke tief hinten in den Schränken aufbewahrt, hauptsächlich jene, deren Farbe ins rosa ging.
Auf einmal war es überall, also habe ich sie rasch herausgeholt und entdeckt, dass man sie mit vielen anderen Farben super kombinieren kann.

Was wir alle jetzt unter MARSALA verstehen, sind in Wirklichkeit all die TIEFEN und LEUCHTENDEN Schattierungen von WEINROT, BURGUNDER, ROSENROT, ARKANSAS (...auf Pantone gefunden, ich schwöre es!!), RUBINROT, VELVET (glaube nicht, dass es auf Deutsch Samt heisst..), GRANATAPFEL, ERDBEER, HIMBEER (scheint auch gesund zu sein ;-)))......
Also lassen wir uns nicht von negativen Urteilen anderer beeinflusse, sie betreffen fast nie genau den Ton, an den wir denken - suchen wir uns den aus, der uns am besten gefällt, nennen wir ihn Marsala, weil's modern ist, und ziehen an, was wir wollen!


Denn im wirklichen Pantone MARSALA würde sowieso niemand ein Kleidungsstück machen sondern höchstens ein ROUGE für die WANGEN!!!





Visto che le discussioni sul 'colore dell'anno' su blogpost e commenti diventano sempre più animati, ho colto l'occasione per cercare un po più di informazione.

Basta cercare 'PANTONE ROSSO SCURO' su Google, e vengono fuori DECINE DI TONALITÀ.
Marsala e solo una, in verità un ROSSO tendente al MARRONE, e neanche scuro. È quasi impossibile mostrare il tono giusto su una foto amatoriale, e spesso non è nemmeno corretto nelle riviste.

Non sono una grande fan die rosso scuro, nonostante che - o magari é proprio quello la ragione - nella mia gioventù veniva usato molto dalle 'signore bene'. Era considerato elegante ma difficile, e combinato con Twin-Set grigi o camicie di seta avorio con fiocco.
Ho tenuto alcuni pezzi, sopratutto quelli tendenti als rosa. E quando il colore é riapparso dappertutto, ho scoperto che si abbina benissimo con tanti altri colori.

Quello che adesso riguardiamo come MARSALA in realtà sono tutte le TONALITÀ VIVE di ROSSO VINO, BORGOGNA, ROSSO ROSA, ARKANSAS (giuro, l'ho trovato su Pantone!), RUBINO, VELLUTO, MELOGRANO, FRAGOLA, LAMPONE (sembra anche sano ;-)))).
Perciò non lasciamoci influenzare degli giudizi altrui, ma scegliamo il tono che più ci piace, chiamiamolo Marsala per essere alla moda, e mettiamolo quanto vogliamo!


Perché in MARSALA Pantone vero nessun stilista farebbe un vestito, e solo adatto come FARD!!!!!





Red garments look different in between my phone and Portable, although both are i-photo!!!
So here I try to use the picture that most resembles the original shade - anyway, you might see it differently on your PC.

This is another suede skirt I kept, and I styled it together with my very own Etienne Aigner bag from the early '1980, much used then - it looked so 'adult-, stored away for more than 30 years, darkened a little since then (because of cleaning it with vine shoe polish), but the right thing for this moment.

By the way, we called the shade 'Cartier color' back then :)))












Fotos von roten Kleidungsstücken haben sogar auf meinem Handy und Laptop verschiedene Farbtöne, obwohl beide i-Photo sind!! Darum versuche ich hier, die ähnlichste Version wiederzugeben, aber es trifft nie genau den Ton - und wahrscheinlich seht ihr auf eurem Computer es wieder anders.

Dies ist ein zweiter Velourleder-Rock, den ich aufgehoben habe. Ich habe ihn mit der Etienne Aigner Tasche meiner Jugend kombiniert - damals viel verwendet, weil ich mich so 'erwachsen' damit gefühlt habe, mehr als 30 Jahre weggeräumt, ein bisschen nachgedunkelt (auf Grund weinroter Schuhpaste zur Pflege) - aber genau richtig in diesem Moment.

Übrigens - damals hat die Farbe 'Cartier-Rot' geheissen :)))





Foto del colore rosso sono diverse persino su telefonino e laptop (anche se tutti e due sono i-photo)!! Io cerco sempre di scegliere quelle più simili, ma non e mai corretto al 100% - e magari voi sui vostri PC lo vedrete ancora diverso.

Questo é un'altra gonna di renna che ho tenuto, e l'ho indossata usando la borsa Etienne Aigner della mia gioventù. L'avevo usata molto allora perché mi dava un'aria così 'adulta', poi messo via per più di trent'anni. É diventata un po' più scura per via delle pulizie con crema per scarpe rosso scuro - però va proprio bene in questa stagione.

Una curiosità - il colore allora si chiamava 'Rosso Cartier' ;-)))




If you are interested in more information around that color theme, just have a look here

Falls ihr euch mehr für diese Farbe interessiert, seht hier nach

Se vi interessano altri articoli sull'argomento, guardate qui






Rosa


Skirt/Rock/gonna 1970' - no name
Coat/Mantel/cappotto 1990' - Emanuel Ungaro Collection
Scarf/Schal/Sciarpa - Pegorer
Boots/Stiefel/Stivali - Pura Lopez
Bag/Tasche/borsa 1970/80' - Etienne Aigner
Beanie/Haube/cuffia 2014 - made by me/eigene Produktion/io :lol
Flower hairband used as bracelet 2014 - partly of Japanese shop La ZACCA in Via San Carpoforo in Milan, flower made by me/Haarschmuck als Armband 2014 - der Haargummi aus japanischem Stoff ist aus dem japanischen Geschäft La ZACCA in Via San Carpoforo in Mailand, die Blüte von mir/Elastico per capelli 2014 - la base, fatto di stoffa giapponese, e del negozio Giapponese La ZACCA in Via San Carpoforo a Milano, il fiore fatto da me


103 comments:

  1. That skirt is very cute, however, i absolutely LOVE your vintage jacket! It is beautiful!

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  2. I love your skirt & bag! Fab!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog lovely!
    I hope you have a great week ahead! Stay in touch!
    xo from Italy,
    Sonia Verardo
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  3. Rosa I totally second that.....and with that said let's come to the important one....your beautifully styled outfit. LOVE IT! That maxi coat is divine!
    hugs
    Lenya
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  4. I think the color is lovely, and I LOVE that maxi coat so much!! -xx

    Shauna

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  5. Love how you play all colors together, just beautiful and cheerful...

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  6. Beautiful outfit, love the handbag and floral blazer :)
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  7. Like how you grab the accent color out of the print and use it as an accessorie

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  8. Okay I have to ask.. why is everyone posting about marsala this month?! - www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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    1. I have answered your question on your blog, dear :))

      Rosa

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  9. devo dire che a fuoria di vederlo mi sta cominciando a piacere questo colore.
    xxx
    mari
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  10. I am so loving that color. It's amazing. I just wish I had it in my closet.

    K. of Pure & Complex
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  11. Nice look! kisses!

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  12. che bella la gonna abbinata a questo cappotto nero!
    baci Gi.

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  13. Amazing pics and the skirt is too nice I really like the colour :)
    New post in my blog dear
    Kisses

    xx Lisbeth
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  14. In love with that shade of red, what a perfect color for Winter! Great look!

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  15. It's a beautiful skirt. I love this color. Kisses!

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  16. That colored skirt is amazing!

    God bless,
    XO, Claire
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  17. Thanks for taking the time to answer my question dear!! <3 You are amazing! - www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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  18. Gorgeous skirt!

    xx Cara
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  19. I personally feel that this colour is wayy too overhyped! I mean, as much as I love reds, I won't be able to stand everyone wearing red this year!! It's an eyesore! And red often represents anger...so there's that! I honestly wished they chose a nicer colour like emerald green or smth!! Haiz!! But love your skirt babe, and love the way you styled it!!

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  20. Amazing selection! I didn't like the color of the 2015 marsala, but this stuff look so cool!
    xx
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  21. Nice skirt!

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  22. Ottimi consigli ed anche il look veramente cool! Baci Elisabetta

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  23. Great post dear! I agree, to put it bluntly, Marsala is dark red but with a prettier name. I love dark red lipsticks though.

    xx Janelle
    Styles & Prints

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  24. Great post!
    I really dont understand why this strange names for colour of all the life! :D
    But , I love the colour! And It is nice in my skin! So, happy, of Marsala time!
    Kisses!!

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  25. mi piace molto come colore!

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  26. I guess Marsala is the in thing now! I've always liked the shades of burgundy. Love the pix, dear! xoxo

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  27. Very interesting post! Beautiful color! =)

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    xoxo,
    Jessica

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  28. I just love that skirt, that color is so nice!! :)

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  29. E allora vai con il marsala!:-)
    Mi piace tantissimo la tua gonna ed è molto bella anche la borsa!
    Un bacio
    Paola ♡
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  30. I just cannot get on board with this color choice!

    Heidi D.
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  31. You're right - this year belongs to masala :) And I see that you have many amazing things in thing color ;) And what about your comment on my blog - it's not my city, but I'm studying there, it's Wroclaw ( I live nearby Wroclaw), in Poland, I recommend you to visit it, because it's such a beautiful city :)

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  32. Gostei muito do estilo que diferencia a sua personalidade.

    beijinhos


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  33. I don't know why this color is so hotly discussed. I know some people either hate it or love it. I don't particularly mind it and I for one can think of two colors I would wear with it. It is not that bad of a color in my opinion. Maybe because in my field, I am task with using the most god awful colors and making them just work LOL. Love this post and thanks for sharing your thoughts and outfit :).

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  34. adoro cartier e il suo rosso è davvero simbolico e iconico; un po' come il verde tiffany.
    xxx
    mari
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  35. bel colore!!!!
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  36. mi è piaciuto subito e ho già provveduto a racimolare roba di questo magnifico colore
    Finalmente sono tornata online con un nuovo blog e un nuovo look, se ti va passa
    un abbraccio
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  37. Loove your review of marsala colour))
    I felt in love with burgundy and rose red colours so you're absolutely right we'll decide when and how to wear it))

    Tanya
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  38. A me piace tanto questo colore (che poi alla fine è sempre una sfumatura di bordeaux, che va praticamente sempre di moda in autunno/inverno, ma ogni anno cambiano leggermente la tonalità per farci comprare qulacosa), e trovo che stia benissimo soprattutto alle bionde come te!
    La gonna è bellissima ed il colore è super di moda, meno male che te la sei tenuta! Ora puoi sfruttarla quanto vuoi! :D
    Baci!
    S
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  39. Mi piace tanto questo colore Rosa! Cosi come il tuo maxi cappotto!
    Un bacio!
    ♥♥♥
    Jeanne
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  40. Lovely colors ! :) xo

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  41. è un colore che mi piace ma non riesco proprip a vedere per i mesi estivi o anche solo primaverili..
    Un bacio

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  42. Your bag is perfect!!!

    xxx
    Camilla
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  43. You're wearing great ensemble. The coat and bag are awesome!!

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  44. Hast Du schöne Sachen in Marsala :) Das hast Du schön auf den Punkt gebracht, ja, genau, nennen wir doch all die diversen dunklen Rotschattierungen einfach marsalafarben und schon sind wir super trendy! Ich bin ja gespannt, wie die Farbe sich letztendlich durchsetzen wird, denn außer dass ich die Farbe des Jahres zuvor, nämlich Radiant Orchid schon immer mochte und mag (ich nenne es nur fuchsia), hatte ich nicht das Gefühl, dass diese Farbe enorm beliebt war :)
    Ich wünsche Dir noch eine schöne, restliche Woche!
    xx Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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    1. Hallo Rena, weisst du, was ich glaube - es wird immer zur 'Farbe des Jahres' erklärt, was bestimmt keiner aus den letzten Jahren im Schrank hat, um die Wirtschaft anzukurbeln. Ist ja auch normal...... Und fuchsia ist so ziemlich eine meiner Lieblingsfarben, aber für mich leider nur mehr in kleineren Dosierungen :))) (ahmm, also, ich hab mir vor kurzem ein super Abendkleid ganz in uni fuchsia gekauft - hab' aber sowieso keine Gelegenheiten, es anzuziehen, also bewundere ich es und aus ;-))))
      Liebe Grüße Rosa

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  45. ciao Rosa, buona serata!
    baci baci Gi.

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  46. Lovely post!! xx

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  47. Guapísima!! Un post genial.
    Besos
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  48. I love this color!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  49. I love this color on you, love your skirt you look great! :) xo

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  50. nice look doll!
    xox
    borka
    www.chicfashionworld.com

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  51. that bag is a great perfect Marsala Piece..

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  52. As I mentioned before babe, even though I am not a fan of this colour, I absolutely in loveee with your bag!! It's so gorgeous, and vintage looking! <3

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  53. Amazing post!


    X
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  54. Con le foto è sempre un problema, i colori vengono sfalsati del tutto! Hai ragione comunque, alla fine si tratta sempre dello stesso colore che varia di qualche tonalità!

    La moda anni '50
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  55. I really love the color marsala- so glad it's the color of 2015! :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  56. Il rosso Cartier è sempre bellissimo :)))

    xoxo
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  57. The color is so great! Especially love the bag!

    Karen
    thestyleadmixture.com

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  58. "Perché in MARSALA Pantone vero nessun stilista farebbe un vestito, e solo adatto come FARD!!!!!"
    Stessa opinione ;) Mi piace il modo in cui ti esponi.Complimenti !

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  59. love the shade of red!

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  60. non lo amo come colore...sarà che non mi sta bene!
    The Fashion FAD

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  61. I think this is such a great color! It can almost work like neutral, it goes really well with a lot of colors, love it! :)
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  62. psychology plays a great part in how we view colours, when some word becomes fashionable we tend to use it more often and so it is with Marsala. I've noticed that when burgundy was really popular, people would comment on my burgundy pieces- that really weren't burgundy at all.
    I've seen some fashion editorials that show Marsala in range from pink to red:)

    As you have pointed out, it is really hard to view a colour perfectly via photographs or even recordings. Lights plays funny tricks:). Maybe we would be more correct to talk about 'marsala inspired' colours because that exact shade won't always be the same, even if it is used by many designers.

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    1. Yes you're right, Ivana!! And anyway, nobody searches for Pantone charts in fashion... ;-))).
      Bacio Rosa

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  63. I hope you're having a blessed day! =)

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    xoxo,
    Jessica

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  64. Hello sweetie:) Thats a lovely post! I want ro wear something red:):)
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  65. Super nice tips!! ;) Love it.
    Kisses from Spain.
    Xoxo, P.

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  66. Love how you analyze the color red! I totally agree with you there are enormous amount of shades of red, that sometimes hard to describe, but somehow you just feel it, feel its difference from the others.

    Have a nice weekend! I would love to visit Milan again~

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    1. Thank you, Jing, for your nice comment!!! Hope you have the chance to come to Milan again, maybe for the EXPO :)))
      Rosa

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  67. Nice look! kisses

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  68. You're rocking the marsala trend! :)

    Fashionably,
    Patricia
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  69. Very nice post. Great pictures.
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  70. You look great! I love this 'vintage' look.

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  71. You look absolutely amazing! That skirt is so beautiful!

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  72. Love love love the bag!
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  73. Ma la borsa è fantastica!
    Complimenti!
    Se ti va passa da me..
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    Baci Andy

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  74. Nice skirt. :)

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  75. wow bellissim quest gonna lunga

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  76. Mi piace molto il marsala! Ed è splendido anche il tuo maxi cappotto Rosa!
    Have a great start of the week!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  77. A me questo colore piace tantissimo!! Carinissima anche la borsa :).

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  78. vielen dank für den besuch!

    die tasche ist ein HINGUCKER! oh wow

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  79. HEY DEAR
    thanks for stopping my and for those beautiful comments
    followed u
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  80. what a lovely entry
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