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

442. A year filled with Peace and Happiness

442. A year filled with Peace and Happiness.

2017 has just begun and, as at the beginning of every New Year, each of us does a review of the year past and turns his focus to the New Year, to the future…

A new diet… more physical activity… sign up to a gym… lots of resolve and good intentions… we will follow through with some while others will soon be put aside.

After celebrating Christmas with my children and grandchildren I left Florence to return to Cavalli Island, my little corner of paradise in Sweden.

On Cavalli Island the temperatures are more frigid.  As a Florentine I am more accustomed to milder Tuscan winters.  It surprises me every time I return to see a landscape of snow and ice.  It is such a different landscape from the Tuscan.  Here the atmosphere is almost surreal, the days are very short and the Sun is low in the sky. The Sun’s rays hit the earth obliquely their shallow angle creating a different light, softer, sweeter… here the colours are pastel… so different from the strong, bright colours of the Mediterranean.

A few days of rest in this paradise… I let myself be pampered by the fireplace with its warmth… the red and yellow flickering flames lapping at the wood that responds with a crackling sound…

That’s how I find myself thinking about the past year and make plans for a fantastic 2017.  My wish is that this New Year will bring us Peace, Health, Happiness and Prosperity especially to those who are less fortunate.  

If you still have a line in your list of resolutions for the New Year, then fill it with an act of love for someone who is particularly close to your heart, for someone who deserves your help but does not expect it.  I assure you that there is nothing more beautiful than to give your love and affection to such people.  The pleasure it will give you will be multiplied many times for those for whom you share such affection.

My commitments force me to return to Florence… but I’ll be back soon… Cavalli Island has a magical atmosphere… like Florence it has a magnetic attraction, I cannot stay away from either place for long!

And you, how have you started your New Year?

I wish you a year full of Peace and Happiness!

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