Oscar de la Renta Bella Blanca

 

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Óscar Arístides Renta Fiallo known professionally as Oscar de la Renta, was a Dominican fashion designer, who was trained by Cristóbal Balenciaga and Antonio del Castillo. De la Renta became internationally known in the 1960s as one of the couturiers who dressed Jacqueline Kennedy. An award-winning designer, who worked for Balmain and Lanvin. His eponymous fashion house continues to dress leading figures, from film stars to royalty. Sadly Oscar de la Renta died of complications from cancer on October 20, 2014, at his home in Kent, but his lagacy is still alive…..

The garden is probably the most pure and spiritual of joys – a communion with nature and beauty in their most simple and fundamental forms.

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This winter fashion house Oscar de la Renta introduces a new perfume for women simply named Bella Blanca, yet with a prominent and calming floral aroma. The simple white and pure design, as well as sensual fragrance ideally, portrays the Oscar de La Renta woman. Because Oscar de la Renta isn’t among us, the fashion house is owned and run by the famous Inter-parfums company. They announce the new perfume as being the pureness and the spirit of joys that are found in the simple things.

Top notes: Pear, Lily of the Valley, Green notes
Heart: Orange blossom, Jasmine, Tuberose, Roses
Base: Iris, Musk, Sandelwood

Created by famous perfumer Harry Fremont of the Firmenich, Oscar de la Renta Bella Blanca is a powdery/floral perfume that starts to seduce with fresh pear notes along with green leaves calming with floral accords of lily of the valley, tuberose, jasmine, orange blossom and aromatic roses. The base calms on a woody layer made of musk, sandalwood, and iris.

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Gorgeous model Zhanna Brass is the face of the new perfume shotted in a gorgeous pure and white roses-infused garden by photographer Kristian Schuller. The perfume’s flacon design is simple, yet elegant and beautiful, a splendid white flacon including three dimensional white blossoms on it.

Oscar de la Renta Bella Blanca is available as 30, 50 and 100ml Eau de Parfum.

 

 

 

Countess Mona von Bismarck and Cristobal Balenciaga

Countess Mona von Bismarck, the queen of the international cafe society according to Vogue. Cecil Beaton described her as a ‘rock-crystal goddess’. Coco Chanel voted her to be the best dressed woman in the world and Cristobal Balenciaga was her close friend and favourite designer. The fashion conscious Countess Mona von Bismarck developed a vèry close relationship with the world renowned designer Cristobal Balenciaga and lasted for almost 30 years. It is reported that on one occasion when most of her clothes were destroyed in a railroad accident she ordered over 150 dresses from the couturier in one setting.

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Countess Mona von Bismarck wearing Cristobal Balenciaga (Photo by Cecil Beaton)(Click photo to enlarge).

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Countess Mona von Bismarck wearing Cristobal Balenciaga (Photo by Cecil Beaton)(Click photo to enlarge).

In May 1968, during the manifestations and general strike in Paris, when Balenciaga retired, as an act of mouring, Countess Mona von Bismarck shut herself behind closed doors sipping champagne for three days. Finis Mundi.

by Jean Amr