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Snapshot: Arpège and Mom

Snapshot: Arpège and Mom

Posted by Valerie Vitale in Snapshots 02 May 2011

images-1M y father was not the kind of father that traveled for work, but for some reason when I was 6 or 7 he traveled to Spain for several weeks. When he returned, my mom received a pearl necklace and Arpège. These gifts along with a box of six scented soaps sat perfectly tucked away in my Mom’s top lingerie drawer. Many times, I would sneak in their bedroom and open the box of individually wrapped soaps, their powdery tenacity almost coming through the box. A perfectly gilded figure of a woman wearing a full gown that resembled a caftan crowned each individually wrapped bar. I was mesmerized with this figure. It was only recently that I realized the figure is a woman with a child. At some point, the Arpège bottle moved from my mom’s drawer to sit perfectly on top of her dresser.
Paul Iribe created Lanvin’s image that symbolizes bond
between mother and daughter.

  • wisteria May 28, 2011 at 7:34 am / Reply

    Pooh, this is so beautiful! I want to hear more…

    • Valerie Vitale May 28, 2011 at 5:29 pm / Reply

      Thanks again and again, you are so kind. Let’s see where this takes me.

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