This is my look for Valentine's dinner. Little black dress made of knitted fabric and embellished with beads, embroidery and velvet flowers applique. This dress is Indian and that's why it has so much decoration on it, Indian women don't like plain dresses too much. As there is pretty much of everything on the dress itself I accessorize it with a few simple silver jewelry: a chain, earrings and a ring. I also wear a head band though I am not a big fan of them. And there is a new for me eye make-up, thick lines a la Brigitte Bardot (though I'am afraid it is not that much noticeable on the photos). I'm still not sure whether it suits me or not (what do you think?)
It is interesting that just 15 years ago when I still lived in Belarus nobody heard there about Valentine's day. And during such a short time everything changed, now it became not only known but popular and is celebrated with joy, mostly by young generation of course.
Anyway, though there was no such a special day for sweethearts at those times in the USSR, Valentine's cards did exist. They were called "friendship cards" and people gave them to each other whenever they wanted to, not just to makr a certain day. They were hand-painted and had sweet touchy phrases written on them also by hand.
These three cards were given to my mom in the late 1950s when she was a young teenage girl. There were more but only these three have survived the time.
"Remember and don't forget your darling friend" is written on this one.
"You are my happiness and joy" says this one.
"Wish you happiness" is written on this one
Sharing this post on Patti's Visible Monday as Little Black Dress never fail to make a woman visible, be it in India or somewhere else.