Thank You for May! The inebriating scent of a bunch of lily of the valley in my hands is taking my head away to somewhere where I am in Dior dress with Van Cleef and Arpels jewellery. Vogue‘s model I am now!
May is beautiful, May is très chic!
Chic is a French word, “Très Chic” literally means”very stylish”. French style is to embody elegance and minimalism – Less is more. As Leonard de Vinci said – “Simplicity is supreme sophistication”.
For me elegant Lily of the Valley is reflection of the supreme sophistication.
The scientific name for Lily of the Valley is, “Majalis” or “Mails” which means “belonging to May”. The flower also has many formal names like May Lily, May bells, Ladder-to-heaven and Male Lily. It is called “Muguet” in French.
The delicate green sprigs in emeralds capped with tiny white brilliant bells this brooch by Van Cleef and Arpels is, mmmm let me find the words, très chic!
Lily of the valley was Cristian Dior’s lucky flower. “Superstitious and attentive, he slipped a sprig of the delicate dried flower into the hem of every one of his haute couture models, and always kept it with him. In his jacket pocket he kept a finely crafted reliquary containing his beloved flower” – I am reading in the story of Dior.
This dress “Muguet” (Lily of the Valley) is from haute couture Spring-Summer 1957.
Christian Dior knew how to express delicacy and femaleness in his dresses. French très chic looks effortlessly but with sense of intrigue. Woman is in beautiful dress Lily of Valley, what else can be soooo French!
Lily of the Valley brings luck and signifies the return of happiness.
Tender fairy with charm – butterfly on this watch by Van Cleef and Arpels, you see it is without figures, promises to us very happy and très chic May.
“Happiness is the secret to all beauty. There is no beauty without happiness,” said Christian Dior. Dior dress with Van Cleef and Arpels jewellery is just a dream I was blessed by a simple flower, lily of the valley.
I am happy to feel your smiling eyes, I am happy to share this moment with you. We are beautiful, endlessly beautiful.