Oscar de la Renta, Carolyne Roehm and Bill Blass up in Connecticut where we all lived! I loved these two talented men; Oscar my mentor in everything and Bill a fellow midwesterner – both had enormous impact on me and my life
I am not a good enough writer to put into words how much your comments and emails have meant to me. There are friends from the past, like Dennis, my wonderful talented wood carver; friends from long ago that I have not been in contact with for many years; and those of you who have been in contact with me, although we have never met in person. Your kind words of a speedy recovery and encouragement have been so very meaningful to me and I just want you to know this.Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I was going to make this post about how inspiring I find the beautiful Dutch flower paintings of 17th and 18th century. But, as you know by now, my mentor and beloved friend Oscar de la Renta died last night. It is a very sad day for so many of us who loved this man. He taught me about so much more than fashion, he was a teacher of life as well. I am currently in New York but when I return to Weatherstone on Friday, after weeks spent in NYC because of my surgery and my friend’s surgery, I shall prepare a blog about my time spent with this dear and amazing man, as seen through the eyes of a very young woman from Missouri.
I shall miss him dreadfully; he was such an important and everlasting influence on my life.
“I love you, dear Oscar. Goodbye.” Carolyne