Monday, April 07, 2014

Elle Vietnam - A Spring 2014 Couture Spread

The Art of Haute Couture
Elle Vietnam
April 2014

The best part about online magazines is that it closes the gap between countries thousands of miles apart and allows us to view beautiful editorials we may have never seen before. Elle Vietnam presents the majesty of Spring 2014 Haute Couture in their latest issue, lensed by photographer Benjamin Kanarek and styled by Adele Cany. He captures Canadian model Dauphine McKee in a myriad of exquisite couture looks that tantalize our high fashion palates.

Dauphine McKee is ravishing in avocado green on the cover of Elle Vietnam April 2014, dressed in a visually expressive ruffled confection by Alexandre Vauthier.

Marco Zanini debuted at Schiaparelli in grand fashion, showing off a gargantuan puff sleeved white jacket that capes a billowy chiffon gown with feathered headdress.

We have Karl Lagerfeld to thank for updating the average sneaker to couture status. Dauphine looks stunning in a turquoise and teal iridescent peacock feathered dress with sequined tulle skirt. 

What seems to be floral curtaining takes a couture turn in this well tailored (and actually wearable) pantsuit by Maison Martin Margiela. In typical MMM avant-grade style, the look is paired with a mesh mask & bronze boots.

Touching upon more feminine ground, Dauphine is styled in a beautiful ivory slashed bodice and satin pleated skirt by Alexis Mabille.

With his futuristic design aesthetic, couturier Stéphane Rolland gave us a glazed apricot orange gown with a patent leather exaggerated bodice and sheer paneled skirt.

Dauphine strides in a wave of sky blue organza and a mesh beaded top by Armani Privé, topped with a headscarf that supplements the ethnic feel to this outfit.

A spiked gold choker and burgundy leather bustier lend a goth dominatrix look to this edgy and sensual Alexandre Vauthier ensemble.

Dauphine cites the retro disco era in a silver silk jersey hooded jumpsuit with plunging neck by Versace that is fully encrusted with studs and sequins.

Dauphine takes flight in a theatrical butterfly shaped Jean Paul Gaultier silhouette, set in flutters of lace trimmed cerise pink organza. Wearable? Well, maybe for a show girl. Creative? Most definitely.

This artful white On Aura Tout Vu dress is constructed from an inventive gem-studded high-collar and off-the-shoulder neckline with a split high-low hem draped skirt.

It takes a skilled photographer to make an Elie Saab gown look even more stunning in editorial, as Benjamin does with this gorgeous oceanic blue silk chiffon dress with slitted skirt and strapless neckline.

Modesty and grace meld together in Valentino's guipure lace embroidered long-sleeved gown.

The true essence of Spring is depicted by beaming canary yellow and coralista pink in a radiant two-piece creation with embellished top and fishtail skirt by Giambattista Valli.

Which of these Spring 2014 Couture looks inspire your imagination?

*Next Post on Wednesday.

139 comments:

Beautetude said...

Wow these outfits are very eye catching.
Happy Monday Sam.
Beautetude

Busola Coutts said...

You are absolutely right about it closing gaps between countries. I am actually super impressed with you for pulling this out on your blog because sadly, i have never read or heard of Elle Vietnam. Thank you cause now i know and i will do more research those from other countries.

I am in total awe with this avocado green couture dress. Great designer and i hear a huge buzz. Great job Sam!

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Chiara T. said...

You are totally agree, those dresses are art! I would love to wear it but I think I would be a little afraid, they too beautiful!
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Valeria said...

Hi Sam. This selection is so inspiring. I'm in love with the first amazing dress!
xx

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Ali Graaff said...

LOVE the first dress!!! Your blog is beautiful Sam! X

Helena Polansky said...

so lovely dress!

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Demi Mist said...

I like the first dress a lot!
Have a great week!!!

Blue Dressed Doll said...

My favorite is Elie Saab. He´s fantastic! :)
xoxo

BlueDressedDoll

Simona said...

So transportive, wonderful looks, a real fantasy!
Simona
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Katie said...

Thanks for sharing, I'm not sure if I'd have seen these wonderful images if you hadn't! So amazing. Have a great week! xx

Lady parisienne said...

wow, the first and the orange dress are incredible!

Beauty Follower said...

Fell in love with the first dress!

Have a wodnerful week dear Sam :)

Fashion Snapshots said...

I have two weddings this year, and wouldn't mind wearing any of those dresses.. the first one it's super gorgeous and different!
take care dear! Happy week!
xx

Marina Ghirga said...

This selection is beautiful! Kiss
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Sadie said...

Gorgeous editorial! I'd love to be able to just walk around in haute couture and feel super extravagant :) xx

Daniella said...

Wow so many amazing dresses and the editorial shots are beautiful. The first dress is GORGEOUS! I love the colour and the Chanel dress is also amazing! :)

Take care and have a wonderful week,
Daniella xox

Sophie S said...

both versions are beautiful but i prefer the pictures they still talking to me. xo

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Carolina ogliaro said...

Fantastic, precious and unbelivable classy editorials!
Love them
Xxx princess

Carolina

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Mª Pilar Domínguez said...

Elie Saab is always my favourite when we are looking for elegance and gowns for evening parties. Beautiful pictures, Sam. Kisses :)
I wish you the best for the whole week.

Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

The cover is so beautiful! x

Rosa Mari Moraza said...

I love Elie Saab designs!! Great job dear! Awesome pics!
Lots of kisses sweetie! ;))
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Ivana Petrovic said...

I love the last one - they always seem to look better in shoots than the runway in my opinion haha!

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Josie said...

Gorgeous editorial! I love the Elie Saab gown xxx

Sugar Lane said...

wow! i really like them all!
thx for sharing!
s

Jackie Harrison said...

Cool post love the style.
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Abaya and Heels said...

Amazing dresses!! the one of Valentino is simply perfect <3

MilanoTime said...

Amazing selection Sam! these dresses are wonderful!
Kisses
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Busisiwe Mgoboli said...

The printed Valntino gown is to die for. Amaze.

Lilli said...

Hi Sam, hope your weekend went fine. How nice you featured an editorial from Elle Vietnam, I seldom have seen it and its editorials. This one is fantastic, the cover caught soon my eye, that dress is a masterpiece! I also love the jumpsuit from the Atelier Versace and the Valentino gown, both are really beautiful and so is the model. Have a lovely week ahead, kisses! xo

nicoleta buru said...

This issue of Elle looks pretty amazing from what you showed us here!
Kisses
Nicole
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Coco said...

Elie Saab gown is breathtaking, well, they are all magnificent!
Baci,
Coco
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Pamela Runsick said...

Wow that Elie Saab gown is gorgeous. I would have loved to see someone rocking that on the red carpet. Some of those outfits are crazy but gorgeous!

<3, Pamela
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Sandra Leiva said...

Very nice!!

xx

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Gina said...

so pretty! I love that last ensemble...so vibrant and gorgeous.
I hope you had a wonderful weekend, darling!
XO, GIna

Benjamin Kanarek said...

Thanks for posting! :-)

Benjamin Kanarek said...

Watch the video here: http://www.benjaminkanarekblog.com/2014/03/20/dauphine-mckee-art-haute-couture-benjamin-kanarek-cover-elle-vietnam/

Style and Paper said...

Amazing pieces!!

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Emmylou said...

Oooo...Kanarek did an amazing job with this editorial IMO:) I love Elie Saab's look the most.

PS Thank you for the bday greeting, Sam. XOXO

Mira said...

Wow amazing editorial. Dauphine looks stunning but I love the runway looks too! Loving all these looks but the Elie Saab dress is my favorite. Have a happy Monday Sam!!

xx Mira

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Kashaya said...

Wow the cover is beautiful.=)

Veronica Vannini said...

Amazing editorial!!!
Kiss!
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Ozden Ozdogan said...

I just love this issue.So beautiful and im in love with the first yellow dress.its so unique and funnily beautiful :)
Love the new layout girl
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Annalisa Masella said...

Lovely post... Very very beautiful collction <3 <3 Thank you for visiting my blog! Do you want to see my last post?
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Dascha Boonstra said...

Wow! so lovely!

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Larissa said...

How intersting to have a little insight of Elle Vietnam. I didnt know that there was a Elle Vietnam! Its fun how some of the dresses look so different on the runway and some do not. Really nice overview like always! Thank you so much for your kind words on my last post! They made me really happy :) And yes, the pictures were from a farming region in Germany :)
Lots of love!

Marta Purriños Hernández said...

OMG, the haute couture is so amazing, the first is PERFECT, WONDERFUL, I can't say nothing more

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bridechic said...

Such gorgeousness--especially love the first two images! Those ruffles are awesome!

Angel Pinkoolaid said...

wow! stunning!

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Kim Alston said...

I'm loving that lime green in the very first pic. Wow it's a stunner! Sam, these are beautiful. I'm wishing you an amazing week doll.

Beauty Unearthly said...

Love the collection of amazing looks!

Xenia Metelski said...

the last one is amazing :) Thank you dear for stopping by :) Have a good week without stress! Hugs, Xenia

Putri Valentina said...

WOW!Those dress are amazing!

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Chiara Giatti said...

Amazing colours!
ciao :)
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doncia babe said...

the dress from Alexandre Vauthier is absoultely amazing!;)

Melo Limparfaite said...

I love the pink dress, the shape, te movement and the color : splendid !
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Klaudia L. said...

Amazing photos and post dear :))

aschaaa said...

amazing outfits!

Bárbara Marques said...

Some of those looks are a little bit too much for me...But some others, are amazing :)

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Patricia González Fernández said...

what an amazing dresses =) looooooooooove that =)

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Ania Łuka said...

Wow! This is amazing :)

What Kenny Hearts said...

So pretty! Have a great day. xo



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Bianca Afonso said...

Oh my gosh im crazy about this pieces! so damn beautiful!

Darek Kozdraś said...

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Pamela Soluri said...

these editorials look amazing! love all
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Paola Lauretano said...

WOW!!! I love haute couture!!!!
Stunning dresses... Alexandre Vauthier dress is fantastic!!!!
Have a great start of the new week darling!!!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Haute couture is an artform in itself and I love how Elle Vietnam presents these amazing looks. The photo of the Elie Saab gown is fantastic!
Hope your week is off to a wonderful start Sam!

Rowena @ rolala loves

Marion | 24 hours of Fashion said...

I don't like the shape of most of the items, but what a great colors and prints!

Mihaela Pojogu said...

The second look so Parisian! I like the last as well, so powerful colors.
Have a great week.

S said...

Amazing editorial!!!
Elie Saaab and Valentino's are my fav outfits!
xxx
S
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Caro * said...

I really love this post. First dress is fabulous and the orange one is amazing !

Margaret Dallospedale said...

Armani is so cool!!!
I love this post. It's so stylish <3 <3 <3
Have a sweet week
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Louise Elisabeth said...

Absolutely gorgeous, love the movement he creates in his photographs.

xx

Svetlana said...

Oh, I love the dress from Alexis Mabell :)

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LoveT. said...

Wonderful Post! The last Outfit is my Favorite one <3

kisses

Jess said...

Awesome editorial! Thanks for sharing it! =)

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xoxo,

Jess

Nicky mywishstyle said...

Love the editorial so much!!

Moscow blogger by Marina Maximova said...

Lovely!!!! Grate!
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Magda Carvalho said...

each dress is more beautiful than the other I think I could not select any wanted everyone: D
kisses

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Dania Carbonini said...

These photos are really fantastic!
Kisses

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Con estilo al cubo said...

Wow!! Amazing designs!

xx

Mili said...

I love how the photographer used motion in his photos. It makes them all the more lively! Thanks for the share :)

Mili

Karolina said...

great post!

andysparkles said...

all of these are such an inspiration, especially the last photos with the bold colours mixed together!

Lyriel B said...

Wow girl, love them all, but first + second picture dresses, are epic!
Have a good week!

xxLyriel
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Anngelik Martinez said...

I love seeing these as well and they look completely different than form the runway. I should subscribe to some of these magazines to keep up.

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Adriana Leandro said...

The first is wonderful. Kisses!

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Mindy Fan said...

Ohh wow! I love how they are trying to close the gap between countries with this! To be honest, the clothes on the runway look quite different from the pictures in the magazine.. I actually think it is really cool to see how different they are. That Elie Saab dress is my favorite one! The color is beautiful and I love the way it is shaped!
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Mingaile Tarpy said...

Very interesting outfits, probably not practical, but the colouring and patterns are inspiring and elegant. Beautiful, Sam!
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Toks said...

Beautiful post. You really do find the most amazng articles.
xoxoxo

Corinne Figliuzzi said...

jessica stam on the runway in that second photo is breathtaking!
i absolutely love international editorials! thank goodness for technology unless we'd miss so much!
these photos are amazing, by the way! love how they gave a really cool 3d effect with her hair! she definitely put less mannequin & more human behind each piece of clothing!
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Vanessa Billie-Jill-Jean said...

Wow, what a stunning collection. *__*
Lovely greets...

libys11 said...

all these couture creations are FABULOUS!! wow!

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Michelle LL said...

I'm glad there is Elle Vietnam 'cause I didn't know about that, will definitely look through their site. Love all the dresses here, perfect for spring! Adore Valentino, JPGaultier, and of course Elie Saab dresses are always special! Congrats to your new position Sam and all the best. Same here, its been a long and draining Monday for me at work, another bad day in the office like they say lol. Have a nice day Sam! See you Wednesday! xx

Alina Dinh said...

I feel so proud looking at those amazing high fashion photos as I am Vietnamese myself. Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!! So glad I found your blog. <3

xo, Alina
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Constance Murphy said...

Love it love it love it! ♥

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Sakuranko said...

Oh very cute pics, interesting collection~
xx

Zahra Sandberg said...

As always your posts are so informative and all of the designs provide lots of inspiration! My absolute favorite though is the Eli Saab - you couldn't have put it better, but the editorial image of that dress and the wind blowing her hair make for a dramatic and stunning picture! Have a great week!

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Ambi Page said...

Amazing editorial !! xx
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Linda B said...

High fashion is always so intriguing to observe - so intense and cool!

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Melanie C. said...

Great post! So inspiring!

xx,
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Tanya said...

I love Valentino and Armani Prive.'s mesh is a great sense for spring and summer! Always great fashion sense selective Sam. Happy new week darling girl.

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Milka said...

wow, beautiful editoral!
have a great week Sam!

FASHION TALES said...

Marvellous! I like the art direction, and the orange futuristic outfit is amazing!
xx/Madison

BELULOVE said...

amazing pics!

trishie said...

Definitely the Elie Saab editorial! Looks amazing

Elle Sees said...

that chartreuse and the powder blue gowns were ravishing

Johnny said...

wanna have this dresses<333
xoxo

Laviña Jampit said...

love the white and burgundy :)

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Pip Addis said...

Sam,
Thanks for sharing girl! I am in love with #1 and #6! I also am so obsessed with the major magazines in other countries. I hope you are well dear and having a good week so far! xoxo
xx Easy Outfits, by Pip

mademoiselle mode said...

So lovely show ^^

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LEN K said...

wow such nice eye-candies!!
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cat eyes & skinny jeans said...

She looks exquisite in each of these looks - but the cover is my fave!

xx

Patrícia M. said...

I really love how the editorials use the ideas directly made from the runways! It always looks even more beautiful on a magazine.

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borka gamero said...

Amazing! this is beyond beautiful!
Kisses from Miami,
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Milanotime said...

Wish you a great day honey!
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Krysten Gautreaux said...

Oooh these are pretty!

Sammy C said...

Wow so beautiful and stylish! <3

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Sartorial Diner said...

Love the contrast between editorial and runway shots!

Julie Chagas said...

Love the first dress!
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Ileana said...

Amazing! The green one is gorgeous! :)

xoxo

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Caitie Schlisserman said...

If I'm ever feeling uninspired I know I can always come here. You always have the best roundups and images. thanks for that!

xxx
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Jessica said...

Elie Saab is one of my favorite designers. The dress above is completely stunning.

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Carmen said...

These looks are so cool and creative! I especially like the dress from the cover and the second look :)
xx

Anouka said...

So many stunning and inspiring designs! I really love the first dress though.

Punctuation Mark said...

Amazing designs!!!

Kati said...

That Valentino dress is truly majestic!!

Have a great day,
-Kati

Imke Db said...

Such a beautiful set of photos! Gorgeous!

XO Imke

Dressed with soul said...

I have to admit that I never took a look before inside the Elle Vietnam :) The looks you have chosen are so great and especially Schiaparelli makes me dream ... Hope you had a happy and successful week so far and you are healthy and happy!

xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

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Jointy&Croissanty said...

I'm really impressed of the first dress and the first cover! Also twelfth dress looks spectacular!

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Laura said...

lovely images:-) x

Anett B said...

That dress on the cover is crazy gorgeous! Not much imagination in the styling department though, they literally just took the looks off the runway....

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Gigi Katz said...

woah! love all of the fabulous colors here. the first one in green is definitely my fav and it pairs so well with that red lip. thanks for sharing this Sam! xx. gigi. www.gigikkitchen.com

awhite said...

I would love to wear one of these creations sometime- they are works of art!

-Ashley
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June said...

WOW! These are so stunning Sam! I'm loving the green dress in the first pic though its too dramatic for real life!!
xx
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Suzanne S. said...

Love the vibrant colors!
xoxo
Suzanne from written by suzanne

Elle said...

Wow Sa, this is a wonderful presentation!
What I am most struck with is how different each dress looks on the runway verses in the studio!
LOving the puff sleeved confection in white, but would hate to tray and eat anything in it! Loving Karls tulle and feather concoction, and am pleased with the sneaker reinvention: this is a dramatic look, and the kicks make it more playful, I think. Love Daphne in the Luminous Lavender outfit and head scarf: Armani Prive is genius. And I am ever faithful to Valentino, for his exquisite handiwork and sense of majesty, this gown is so exemplary.
Such fun to see! What a brilliant idea to look to Vietnam!
XX, Elle
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Tany said...

The last look by Giambattista Valli took my breath away,... Shape, structure, texture and color are perfectly combined into a true masterpiece!
Hugs from Portugal,
Tany et La Mode

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Hi dear
Thanks for your comment on my blog
So cool this post!!

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