Saturday, March 17, 2007

Donatella Versace - Misunderstood Diva of the Global Fashion Community

There has been some snarly, unsubstantiated press coverage of international fashion diva, Donatella Versace of late that must be put right and into context.

Donatella - style guru, entrepreneur and matriach:

Donatella is a fashion guru of the 21st century. Not only does she have style and and the aura of Euro-chique, she also possess academic abilities beyond the realm of most. She holds a degree in languages and literature. Unlike most of us, she is multi-lingual and has a literary appreciation and imagination beyond the grasp of most. This coupled with her international travels and business enterprise has given her a true cosmopolitan flavour and outlook that is the envy of her critics.

In addition to her linguistic and literary talents, Dontalla is an astute business woman . She is Chief Designer of the Versace label and is Creative Director of the Palazzo Versace Hotel chain. She was also adviser, confidant and critic to her late brother, Gianni Versace. Donatella's calculated and informed opinions and reviews of the Vercase fashion line are the linchpin to the label's contemporary global mega success story.

Donatella is also the envy of most women - she manages to juggle a robust, demanding and pressured career in addition to being a mother and matriach of the Versace family. She also married an American model, which is proof enough for those snakes in the media grass that Donatella is NOT ugly. Models don't marry ugly people, even if they are rich. He chose Donatella for her babydoll looks and her sophisticated world-view. It is of course always easier to criticise other's seemigly perfect lives if you compare it to your own dull sense of reality.

Gossip, Slander and lies - putting the record straight

Accusations of a fake tan, over-liberal use of black eyeshadow, hair bleaching and drug abuse have plagued Donatella recently, with no thanks to an over-zealous media, fuelled by jealous, failed fashion graduates (now career burger flippers), taking their own sense of failure and helplessness out on the successful Dontatella

As for the claim that Donatella has a fake tan, that is ludicrous. Remember our esteemed diva is of Mediterranean origin, meaning she has naturally olive skin. Given her busy career schedule, she often spends time between Italy and Florida, both drenched and blessed with blazing, glorious sunshine - no wonder she always has a golden, healthy glow. These allegations were no doubt written by jealous, pasty Anglophiles who, with their grey complexions, evidently get about two weeks sun exposure per year. We can't all look naturally radiant and healthy all the time...

Fashion gurus need to make their mark in the world, and make a distinct impression on the international catwalk. Black eyeshadow is Donatella's hallmark, a modern cleopatrian application that serves Donatella as well as it did Cleopatra in antiquity. Those in the don't-know obviously mistake her regal tendencies with bad taste.

Hair colouring is typical for 90% of women Donatella's age - the simple fact is that internationally recognised style gurus need to look like goddesses, and not like grandmas.

As for Donatella's nose dabble in the 'charlie', her critics are quick to forget that her brother was murdered. Most people, in times of grief, resort to some type of stimulant to block out the pain and forget reality. Thankfully her inner strength and pals such as Sir Elton got her through a grueling rehab session - with her emerging as radiant and fabulous as ever. Hopefully pop diva Britney, who recently succumbed to celebrity-itis, can draw strength and resolve from Donatella, who's been down, but got all the way up there again.

Donatella is clearly a misunderstood and unappreciated member by some of the international fashion and celebrity community. This blog serves to set the record straight, and to praise the diva in the all the glory she deserves.

More updates and media reviews to follow soon...

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