Tuesday, August 30, 2011
I Love...Ralph Lauren (Who Doesn't?)
Well, I am putting myself "Right out there" today. Let me just "tell it like it is", okay?
I LOVE RALPH LAUREN!!! And, make NO mistake about it. Do we understand each other? Well alright, then.
I don't want to get any one's "dander" up, but I am very passionate about this Marvelous Man. It doesn't get any better than Monsieur Lauren, in my book! Were it not for the fact that I am an artist and putting all discretionary funds back into my art, I would, literally, live (full boar) in Ralph Lauren.
His sense of style is unmatched when it comes to sensuality brilliantly coupled with easy Town and Country couture. Soft flowing drapability in silk and wool dresses, seductively belted with fine leather and perfectly finished off with magnificently appointed boots gets me every time. Sighhhhhh!
And then, there's always lacy femininity in combination with classic wide leg trousers (and, the ever present leather belt...reminiscent of equestrian elegance). Oh, Ralph. "You really have a way with the ladies"! This one, anyway.
Hold on. I'll be right back. The pot is boiling in the kitchen...wool washing day! Back in a jiff with more on Mr. Lauren. What a Guy!
I'm back, and dreamily thinking of Ralph, me and "La Look Boheme". Ralph does it again with tweed jackets and fawn colors for fall. How does he do it? And, so perfectly tuned to my tastes and sensibilities? I think Ralph Lauren is one of those geniuses who captures the essence of his own lifestyle, and transforms it into ART. The art of the "Bohemian", all polished up with the smell and feel of "tack and leather"! (Oh...someone, quick. Bring me my smelling salts!)
Ralph has the gifted knack of projecting his unique vision out of his subconscious, right onto the human figure, and polishing up the subject to spotless brilliancy. Prestidigitation. Even with all of those words, I am not sure if I am capturing the true essence of Ralph Lauren. Therein lies the challenge. Perhaps, that, in the end is the true beauty of him. The mystique of him. Ralph Lauren is an experience. One that you or I want to "live" in. He makes us feel the sensuality of our being. That part of us that hearkens back to Bohemian nature. Aah, yes. I think I have it now. In the feeling, the senses of sight, smell, sound and touch.
I think I will leave it at that, so that I do not tarnish or diminish him with words. I simply, close my eyes, run my hands over the textures of his palette and "experience" the magic of Ralph Lauren. Sensual Bohemian.
[Pause. Slow, deliberate intake of breath...]
Ralph Lauren. 'Nuf said.
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