Valentino’s Lastest Collection Is 1 Word: Eclectic

From baroque evening gowns, Native American printed jackets, to an Owl sweater dress, and flower petals draping on a black chiffon gown. Valentino Creative Directors, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli seem to be putting together many of their elements from collections over the past year with some elements, for a very fresh feel. As Chiuri and Piccioli will be presenting their Menswear collection for the House, tomorrow and the awaiting Haute Couture collection next week. They leave us Sparked with excitement on their upcoming collections. Especially when a black lace and sheer dress gets a ruffled sheer white collar, very Pre-Fall/Fall 2013 inspired. Beautiful Native American inspired prints, (one of my favorite Pre-Fall trends), get warmed up for Winter’s frost. My favorite Preppy staples of tweed, cashmere, and the Equestrian boot get vamped up with Tropical printed hairbands, oversized handbags, and moccasins. Fur gets an Artistic vamp. An olive cap serves more as a drape than a dress. Brightly gleaming Butterflies shimmer on a black chiffon evening gown. And Baroque and Lace evening gowns make me go back to July when Valentino’s Haute Couture collection hit the runways! Eclectic, indeed!!!!!

#ootd Golden Baroque Goes Equestrian

#ootd Golden Baroque Goes Equestrian

Since Christmas Spirit is in the air, I decided that what wouldn’t be better than wearing my Golden Baroque full skirted dress????? Last year, my maternal Grandmother Judi had sewn me the Golden Baroque dress, and a matching jacket. And … Continue reading

Balenciaga Spring 2014

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After his remarkable debut at the House of Balenciaga last season, Alexander Wang went way beyond his homage phase today. “I wanted to bring ease into the DNA and codes of the house that I’m working with,” Wang stated. As his collection showed such Feminity and Purity, while keeping a more Relaxed and Chill vibe at the same time. Many of the pieces remind me of Modern day 17th-Century fashions, with the many ruffles, and the many Baroque inspired prints. The collection also has this such Cool and Relaxed vibe, with many of the pieces exposing the midriff, and Classy trenches and suits, with some sheer fabric, showing off a little but still very conservative. The collection, really shows off Balenciaga’s DNA with an Alexander Wang vibe to it, extremely Chic and very wearable to the average women. There is definitely something for every woman in this collection.

Christopher Kane Spring 2014

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Taken place on two floors, and in three rooms in an old warehouse, Christopher Kane presented a Stunning Edgy, Feminine, and of course Glamourous collection. Throughout the collection, Kane uses many very feminine fabrics like Baroque, lace, and floral prints, and shades of white, pastels, and Black. Giving them cutouts for such an edgy, very Christopher Kane feel. Like many designers, I love how Kane incporated in many hoodies paired with lace. Which I think really describes, the feminine and edgy feel here at Kane.

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Towards the end of the collection, we see many Grecian inspired dresses in silk and Baroque fabrics, many in a Chic neutral shade. But Kane really gives the Beautiful Grecian inspired gowns a Chic modern edge with bedazzle and Beautiful, Classy pointed toe pumps, seen throughout much of today’s show.

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Pictured: Juliana Schurig, Alana Zimmer, Yumi Lambert, Lisa Verberght, Manon Leloup, Catherine McNeil, and Kaitlin As