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Living The Daydream Of Valentino

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I want to live in the dresses of Pierpablo Piccilo’s Autumn 2017 collection. And, while I’m inhabiting his daydream, clothed in his tunics and frocks, I’ll reside at the Hotel Salomon de Rothschild where he unearthed his romantic, strong and vibrant collection fit for a modern-day princess.

Piccilo’s mood boards were a study in the fusion of opposites: Victoriana and Memphis Group — an Italian design and architecture group founded in Milan by Ettore Sottsass in 1981, and inspired by Art Deco, Pop Art, and the emerging postmodernism movements. Nathalie du Pasquier and George Sowden were cited by Piccilo as his main influencers, with fabric designer Pasguier priming his numbers, serial florals and hand motif graphics.

There were plenty of the beautifully intricate, high-waisted and high-necked Victoriana dresses that have been a house staple of late, but it was the Memphis inspirited dresses that really stole my heart. The flowing, waistless, knee-length dresses in lemon yellow satin, colorful sequins, and black and white patterned prints, along with the hands and numerals print maxi dresses, paired with rugged to-the-knee boots that will surely be touted in all the upcoming fall fashion magazine issues.

Now excuse me while I go buy my lottery tickets, a girl has to finance her daydream somehow.

Valentino’s To Die For Accessories:




See the entire collection Valentino Autumn 2017 Collection here.

Some of my other favorite from the Paris collections.

Christian DiorDries Van Noten


RochasNina Ricci

Off WhiteBalmain


Christian Dior // Dries Van Noten // Loewe // Nina Ricci // Balmain // Mugler // Balenciaga // Off White // Rochas // Chloe  All Autumn 2017

Then There’s This

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Our Best Backstage Photos From Paris Fashion Week’s Fall 2017 Shows Our Best Backstage Photos From Paris Fashion Week’s Fall 2017 Shows


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Fall 2014 Biggest Trends

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Knits: whether head to toe, boyfriend size sweaters, or big chunky sweaters with uber wide turtlenecks, this is the year to invest in cozy, comfortable ultra modern knits.


Fur: Mixed with leather, colored, shearling, real or fake (be kind, wear fake), fur was everywhere on the runways. It can be a big investment, but believe me this trend will be around for quite some time. (Gucci & Sacai)

Louis VuittonSaint Laurent

Swinging Sixties: Fall’s retro trend emerged from the catwalks of Paris — Louis Vuitton, Saint Laurent and Valentino all imparted new life into the sixties dollybird dresses. Italy was in the vibe too, displaying Peacoats, full mini’s and ankle cropped pants.

CelineChristopher Kane

Slouchy Pants: Skinny pants aren’t going anywhere soon, but there’s a new relative in town. A more relaxed, roomier pant with a fresh new look yet still just as chic. (Celine & Christopher Kane)

Dries Van NotenPeter Pilatto

Pop Art: Prints aren’t going anywhere this fall, and you certainly can’t miss them. In fact, they might have you doing double takes. One might even frame them as Pop Art on your walls?? (Dries Van Noten)

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Dresses Over Pants: Speaking of not going anywhere. The dress over pants look has decided to stick around. I love how fall textures and fabrics give it a whole new vibe. I’m in love with this Haider Ackermann look.


Spiced Up Evening Wear: Leave it to designers such as Givenchy, Valentino and Mary Katrantzou to add a little (or a lot) of zest, spice and humor to evening wear. It’s nice to see evening wear that doesn’t all look the same. I wonder how many of thee beauties will make it to the red carpet? Also, look for lots of sheer evening wear this fall.

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Street Style Eye Candy

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Street Style Fall 2014 Couture

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Every once and a while even the chicest and most imaginative amongst us needs a little inspiration when their creativity well runs dry. When in need of ways to spice up your daily ensembles, looking to the streets of Paris is always a good place to start, especially when it is fashion week, and the couture collections are in town.

Here are some of the looks during the Fall 2014 couture collections that roused my creative juices. I hope you get a little motivation from these looks as well!!

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Street Style Fall 2014 Couture Street Style Fall 2014 Couture

Photographers: Tommy Ton, Phil Oh and Diego Zuca

A last few pics of my favorite exits from the Fall 2014 Couture collections.

Giambattista Valli Fall 2014 Couture Valentino

Zuhair Murad Fall 2014 Couture

Elie Saab Fall 2014 Couture

Vionnet Fall 2014 CoutureUlyana Sergeenko Fall 2014 Couture

Clockwise – Giambattista Valli // Valentino // Zuhair Murad // Elie Saab // Ulyana Sergeenko // Vionnet






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Where’s My Glass Slipper?

We might all have different versions of the dress, the setting and the ambiance, but deep down every girl has envisioned their Cinderella moment. Walking the red carpet at Cannes Film Festival just might be it for me (a girl can dream can’t she).

This year there were two belles of the ball: Nicole Kidman (no surprise), promoting her movie Grace of Monaco, bedazzled in Armani Prive, a white delightful Altuzarra and a body hugging Alexander McQueen; Blake Lively, L’Oreal Paris’ international spokesperson, was equally stunning in a sleek burgundy Gucci, a short embellished Giambattista Valli mini, and the dress everyone is talking about – a black and white sublime Gucci Premiere.

We can’t forget Naomi Watts, looking gorgeous in a light blue cascade of chiffon Marchesa gown, and Nadja Auermann, striking in a flower print strapless tea length Dolce & Gabbana dress that highlights the longest legs in the business.

Cannes Film Festival continues till May 25th, so we will see a lot more star wattage and dazzling gowns!

Clockwise from top left: Blake Lively in Gucci & Gucci Premiere // Nicole Kidman in Armani Prive // Laetitia Casta in Christian Dior // Nadja Auermann in Dolce & Gabbana // Sonia Rolland in Zuhair Murad // Cate Blanchett In Valentino // Suki Waterhouse in Peter Pilotto // Naomi Watts in Marchesa.

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Better Late Than Never

Fashion weeks came to a close last week, ending in the city of lights – Paris, but I can’t move on without sharing of a few of my favorites. As they say, ‘better late than never’ (yet since it is technically the Fall 2014 collections I’m still ahead of the game, right?)

Phoebe Philo of Celine continues her brilliant streak with collections women relate to and are drawn to in droves. Philo’s emphasis was on the tenderness of the clothes. “I wanted them to feel touched by human hands,” she explained. Her vision resulted in a sensuous, wearable collection with the accessories adding a touch of whimsicality (origami-folded leather bags). See the entire collection here.

What can I say about Valentino’s Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli; they’re the heart and soul of the house and are truly masters of their domain. Continuing to obtain inspiration from the history of Italy they delved into Italian Pop art from the sixties and seventies. But the collection was about more than just that, they wanted to offer choice and variety to women. The designers showcased their couturier skills with evening wear — a significant portion of the collection. Embroidered butterflies, along with birds and roses over long chiffon dresses were standout pieces. See the entire collection here.

A few more of my favorite looks from Paris. Stay tuned for Haider Ackerman’s collection and more of my favorites.

Clockwise from top left: Saint Laurent Fall 2014, Louis Vuitton Fall 2014, Giambattista Valli Fall 2014, Givenchy Fall 2014, Hermes Fall 2014, Stella McCartney Fall 2014.

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And the Grammy Goes To…..

None of my dress selections showed up on the red carpet (though I almost chose the Valentino Couture dress Katy Perry wore, I pinky swear), yet many of the ladies of song still shined bright and looked gorgeous. My stand out favs were: Taylor Swift’s glamorous silver form-fitting chainmail style Gucci dress, Anna Faris’s navy strapless alluring Fitriani gown, and Madonna and her son’s dapper, matching themed, Ralph Lauren’s pant suits. Loved them all!

There were a few misses, which need no explanations, just a look and you’ll understand why they bombed. Some one should have told Paris Hilton that wearing that dress was about as good an idea as her cutting an album.

Clockwise from top left: Anna Faris In Fitriani, Taylor Swift In Gucci, Rita Ora In Lanvin, , Madonna & Son In Ralph Lauren, Iggy Azalea In Elie Saab, Bonnie McKee In Gustavo Cadile, Anna Kendrick In Azzaro, Katy Perry In Valentino Couture Spring 2014.

Clockwise from top left: Kathy Griffin, Paris Hilton in House Of Milani, Paula Paxton, Chrisette Michele.

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Paris Fashion Week – Alexander McQueen Plus More Favorites

“I don’t know what started it,” laughed Sarah Burton backstage before the show, “Maybe female worker bees, like all of us in the studio”. She is, of course, referring to the collection’s inspiration which, as she is the McQueen bee, very apt.

Another brilliant collection that was not only focused and intricate, but also oddly sexy. Burton emphasized that she’s more interested in “sensuality and the female form, and doing something light but not naked”. The hyper-exaggerated female silhouette was derived from the pinups of Alberto Vargas, and were displayed perfectly with wasp-waist corseted double-peplumed jackets made of gold-on-black honeycomb-patterned jackets, cagelike pannier dresses, and hard, tortoiseshell-resin harnesses and bras. The presentation culminated with the show stopping Bengalinesque gowns that had Scarlett donned them, Rhett Butler would have been brought to his knees much sooner.

I leave you with a few of my other favorites from Paris.


1st group of photos – Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2013.

2nd group – clockwise from top left: Isabel Marant, Balmain, Louis Vuitton, Haider Ackerman,Valentino, Chanel, Haider Ackerman, Miu Miu.

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