443. Thank you, thank you for being the Angels you are…

443. Thank you, thank you for being the Angels you are…

I entered the fashion world for a chance to meet beautiful women… I’ve always been fascinated by women, by the feminine principle, their way of seeing things, their almost supernatural ability to create life!

I was always struck by the capacity that women have to transform themselves according to the situation. A woman knows how to be a friend, a companion, a partner, a mother, a grandmother, an angel. Yes angels, because women are in fact angels, angels sent to earth to help us men to overcome the difficulties we face every day.  They protect us, protect our children, our future. Every woman is a guardian angel!

I have a great debt of gratitude to women. My life has always been complemented by a woman at my side. We have come together and together we have learned, experimented, made mistakes.  Together we have complemented each other.

I have dedicated my entire life to dressing women all over the world, to enhance their natural beauty, to make them even more alluring, more fascinating.  I have endeavour to help them express their confidence in themselves and their pride in their own bodies, at every moment of their lives.

Often I found myself in front of a star, a talented artist for whom I have designed a dress that would reveal her as a queen of stage and screen, enhancing her performing art…

It is almost magic to see the transformation that the right outfit has to confer super powers on the wearer… “Roberto, when I wear your dress I feel different, your clothes have the ability to make me finally feel myself…”. This is the recurring phrase that has always filled my heart and been music to my ears…

Thank you, thanks to all the women of the world, thank you for living and for all that you so generously bestow every day on those of us who are lucky enough to share your world.

Thanks for giving me the opportunity to create and enhance your natural beauty!

I LOVE YOU

Roberto Cavalli Blog

Roberto Cavalli

441. Merry Christmas…

Roberto Cavalli441. Merry Christmas…

It’s Christmas once again and this year, as always, everybody is getting ready for a traditional heartfelt celebration…

Each year history repeats itself… you get back from Summer vacation, you get cuddled by Autumn and, just as you are getting used to the warmth of the wood fire and the smell of roasted chestnuts, suddenly it is Christmas…

On December 1st we decorate the tree, the lights start to glow with their festive colours and Christmas is in the air…

I love the Christmas markets… it is a tradition that belongs to Northern Europe and became very popular throughout Italy. If you go to Sweden you must visit their Christmas markets, they are magical… I can spend hours wandering through them.

When I was a young boy we use to wait for The Befana, an old witch on a broomstick, to bring us gifts on January 6th. One day my grandfather told me that the Befana did not exist! I did not know whether to believe him or not. Or maybe I just didn’t want to. He had broken my dream. I rebelled and began to scream but he thought that it was time for me to grow up “You’re a grown up… now you are a man!” he screamed louder than my cries. I was only five years old.  Even the most beautiful dreams come to an end…

But Christmas retains its magical atmosphere for me and I still enjoy its enchantment as I watch the joy in my grandchildren’s eyes.  I share with them the joy of anticipation… I go back to being a child once again even if only for a few moments.

And these are the moments for which I wait with eager anticipation every year… the time when we are all together… these are precious moments that I wish will never end…

Then everyone returns to the hectic everyday life until, once again, you find yourself thinking how far away next Christmas is…

I wish you a peaceful Christmas in the company of your family, the people you love… because they are the most precious part of our lives!

I wish I could hug everyone, all together… Best wishes to all of you with all my heart, Season’s Greetings!

I LOVE YOU

Roberto Cavalli Blog

440. A Birthday with the Angels!

rc-birthday440. A Birthday with the Angels!

Every birthday is special, but this year I celebrated a very special birthday… my children and grandchildren have literally surrounded and overwhelmed me with all their affection!

I want to thank you all for the nice messages I received! It took me a while to read them all but it was very pleasant reading… thank you!

The years pass by, they pass for all of us and leave the inexorable signs of their passage… but they are not always a bad thing… in fact, quite often they are a great life teacher!

How many things have I learned over time, how many life experiences have I had?  Sometimes I think it would be wonderful if we could transfer our experiences, our knowledge to our children, to our grandchildren as we transfer photos from one computer to another…

But maybe not, maybe we all need to build our own lives through our own experiences, our own mistakes, our own successes using the free will God so kindly gave us.

We should all discover the artist within us… because we are all artist, each and every one of us.  The difference lies only in the fact that we do not all have the perseverance to try, to experiment and discover our talents. Never stop trying, failures are part of life. Success stories are full of failures. How many times in my life have I started from scratch… how many times have I searched and found the way to solve seemingly impossible situations?

And that’s what I want to transfer to my children, to my grandchildren and to all of you… never stop believing in yourselves and in your abilities because this is the path for each of you to follow to create your own way in this great adventure that will be your life!

Discover the artist within you… look around and learn from nature. It has millions of years of experience…

Do not ever stop studying and learning new things. What today may seem unnecessary one day will help you solve a problem.

Surround yourself with love, because love will be the beacon of your life.

I LOVE YOU

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