Author: Jax Cassidy // Category: , , , ,
When I think of passion, beyond the pages of my novels, I think of other creative-types and what drives them to make their dreams a reality. Being such an art lover, in all forms, it's always nice to be able to share things in common with your partner. Lately, Mr. Right and I have really been enjoying documentaries, especially fashion ones. We've talked about the 'Valentino' documentary for a long while and decided to pick it up at Blockbusters last night. I have to say, it was one of the most beautifully made movies I've seen in a long while...

The movie VALENTINO, THE LAST EMPEROR gives insight into one of the most beloved designers of our time. It showcased his passion for life, his art, his gorgeous creations. The story didn't just focus on his fashion empire, but also about his love affair that spanned 50+ years with his partner, Giancarlo Giammetti. I was pulled into the story from the beginning and was engaged to the end.

There was so many interesting facets of the movie, especially seeing Valentino's seamstresses hand-stitch every gown just from his renderings. I was deeply inspired. I could imagine how amazing it would feel to put so much love and detail into each piece. Although Valentino was the face of the documentary, without Giancarlo, there would not have been an air of intimacy to the film. Without seeing both points-of-view, we would not see that the brand is spectacular because of both of them working side by side. They poured their passions into building the empire...and they poured their hearts into their relationship.

The highlight of the movie for me was seeing Valentino do all the hand-sketches of the designs. He was the sole creator and he didn't use assistants like other fashion houses who have a team to create their designs under their umbrella. I totally adored Giancarlo's business savvy tactics and the behind-the-scenes drama in order to make sure everything ran smoothly. Most of the time Valentino was oblivious to the inner workings of the company and the couple's bantering was hilarious and endearing.

What did I take from the movie? I totally related to Valentino because he was so passionate about his designs that he often neglected the responsibilities that lay beyond the fashion. He walked among the clouds when it came to his vision and his art...which I most definitely do. I could see Mr. Right being my Giancarlo. He always walks alongside me in every facet of my life and is the one who brings me back to reality.

This movie was a reminder that sometimes achieving success doesn't have to be a sole venture. Success comes quicker when you have that support system, when you allow someone you totally trust--who is your other brain, your conscience, and your anchor--to help you along. I've always been a stubborn person but it's not so bad when you can share your space with someone who completes you. In the past, when I felt like there was no one around that understood me...there is now...and that's when I see the passion and the force behind what drives a person to make things happen.

5 Responses to "Passion"

Marcia Colette Says :
10:30 AM

Awwwwwww. *sniffle* You lucky stiff. Here's to hoping things continue to go strong--and passionate--between you and Mr. Jax. :-)

December Says :
11:49 AM

I'll have to put this on my queue to watch. it sounds inspiring!

Jax Cassidy Says :
3:58 PM

I like it so much I'm buying it! Maybe I'll have a fashion documentary collection :)

Wynter Daniels Says :
8:05 AM

Sounds so good. I'll have to rent it, too!

Katie Reus Says :
10:43 AM

I haven't seen that movie yet, but I love your depiction of it. I'm totally checking it out now. Glad you found your Mr. Right :)

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