Staying Positive With The Virus | Valentina Cirasola | Designer

RedBarelPurse

Red Barrel Purse

I found this cute barrel purse before the mess of coronavirus started all over the world. It’s made in India and it has a tag inside saying it’s vegan. OK, lately, I am finding many fashion items labeled “vegan”, we might have to get used not to have real leather anymore and that’s fine with me as long as the items are well made and don’t look “fake”. I fell in love as soon as I spotted this purse for its unusual shape. It reminds me of something I saw in fashion books featuring styles at the turn of the 19th century. I want to think of it as being an Art Deco piece but I really can’t place it in a specific period.

Pantone institute says this year’s color is blue, but I rather stay with my red color, as a conductor of power and positive energy.
This time we are living now will go down in history as a grave health/medical crisis. My friends tell me many of their friends have succumbed to coronavirus. I was in Italy working on an important project when the pandemic broke out. I made it back out of the country just on the same day the lockdown was declared leaving with a heavy heart knowing that my family is there. Upon my return, I was going to finish what I had left undone and start what I had in mind to do, but guess what? Never like this period, all my activities have come to a screeching halt. I have been silent on the social platforms, as I find myself short on words and feel at times demotivated. Being locked in the house has affected me, just like everybody else. Looking at colors helps me stay positive and active to support all my friends who are feeling depressed. I get dressed with colors every day, turn on the scented essential oil, I am working slowly on whatever I can, watch something funny on the TV and don’t slouch on the sofa all day long. I read passages from my book: RED – A Voyage Into Colors, Second Edition. Why not?

RED-A Voyage Into Colors, Second Edition

RED-A Voyage Into Colors, Second Edition

I keep telling my friends to think of the time when everything will be over and we will be able to wear the beautiful items now sleeping in our closets.
I want them to think about how colors can keep them inspired, and in a positive state. I am telling them, and I am also telling it to myself. I am not exonerated from feeling down, but as I look at this purse and I think of the many items I have to pair it with, I see a glimmer of light and hope that everything will be over soon.
How are you holding on? I am here if you want to talk about it. Ciao.
Valentina
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It’s my hope that through my writing and my stories I am enriching your aesthetic sensibility towards design, style and inspiring you to live in beauty. I love to encourage my clients to show their personality through their home décor, or the clothes they wear. I have loved my profession as an interior-fashion designer since 1990. I am here ready to offer consultations on-line if you need it. Check out one of my books on the subject of colors, ©RED-A Voyage Into Colors, Second Edition. Amazon and  Barnes&Noble 

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Teagan R. Geneviene
    Apr 04, 2020 @ 01:01:51

    Thank you for sharing your positive energy and style, Valentina. I love the purse — it’s so unique. Be well, be happy. Hugs on the wing.

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  2. dgkaye
    Mar 29, 2020 @ 02:30:59

    Somber, yet beautiful post Valentina. Making lemonade with lemons. My heart goes out to Italy, how they can continuously keep going in the hospitals.and keep up is commendable. I’m glad you got out just in time. And I know the struggle of trying to focus. I have no interest at the moment of getting into edits in a new book, but writing posts, reviews and such is a good diversion. Just stay in tune with what makes you think of happy things. And stay safe 🙂 x

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  3. Helen K Beacham
    Mar 27, 2020 @ 23:58:31

    Thank you for your post today, and for sharing your feelings. I am an artist and spend a lot of hours by myself in my studio anyway, but I’m finding that it’s hard to feel motivated right now. To break out of that cycle, I am beginning a new series of paintings about Italy, a country I dearly love. And you are right… Bright colors help us, even if only subliminally. p.s. your purse is beyond cute!

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