Valentina, Brazil’s first life-like sex doll, is being called the world’s finest Real Doll with her “green eyes, fleshy lips, full breasts and a body that inspires envy in all women.”
God, I feel solo jealous right now of this SEX DOLL that I can barely finish writing this. Deep breath.
In conjunction with Valentina’s debut at Sao Paulo’s International Exhibition of Inflatable Dolls, online sex shop Sexônico is taking a cue from women like Catarina Migliorini and is auctioning Valentina’s virginity. The highest bidder will not only get to deflower Valentina, but will also win a prize package that includes a night with her in the Presidential Suite at the Swing Motel in Sao Paulo, a candlelight dinner with French champagne, and an aromatic bath with rose petals. Keep reading »
I love all of Valentina’s colorful ink drawings, but this flower print especially caught my eye, thanks to its funky ’70s vibe and whimsical swirling shapes. The best part? Unlike the jar of wilted roses in my office that I keep forgetting to throw away, this bouquet will last forever. [$35 framed, Society6]
March is National Women’s History Month, and we’re celebrating by sharing a lady we admire each weekday.
Today, tabloids (and websites like us!) report on what designers’ clothes celebrities wear to movie premieres and trips to the grocery store. If we had been following star style from the 1920s through the 1950s, we would have written about designer Valentina. Back then, everyone was on a first-name basis with Valentina, who designed clothing and costumes for great actresses like Greta Garbo, Katharine Hepburn, and Norma Shearer, along with socialites such as the Vanderbilts and the Whitneys. She even introduced a perfume, My Own, in 1950. Valentina once said, “Simplicity survives the changes of fashion,” and the five little black dresses hanging in our closet couldn’t agree more.
Valentina: American Couture and the Cult of Celebrity by Kohle Yohannan
“Valentina, A Designer Of Clothes For Stars In The Theater, Dies at 90“
Couture, the Great Designers by Caroline Rennolds Milbank
Costume Design on Broadway: Designers and Their Credits, 1915-1985 by Bobbi Own
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