Couture Spotlight

I love… Giambattista Valli

Giambattista Valli’s first couture collection is exquisitely beautiful, undeniably chic, and very much in touch with his signature lady-like aesthetic.

Decadently ruffled evening gowns; delightful feathered cocktail dresses; distinct cocoon-shaped jackets – I fell irrevocably in love at first sight!

As one of eight designers invited to show during Paris Couture Week, as a special guest of the Chambre Syndicale; Valli’s master class in the overtly feminine, perfectly portioned cocktail dress is timeless elegance personified. Showcasing 45 looks, Valli’s debut Haute Couture collection became a spectacular affair.

With looks perfectly accessorised by grosgrain headdresses, the chic cocktail dresses and gowns floated down the runway with unmistakable charisma. In vintage shades of rich magenta and coral, the collection evoked Old-Hollywood mystique. Gowns were adorned with tiny lily of the valley petals; ostrich feathers; sequins and beads – showcasing the extraordinary couture craftsmanship and precise attention to detail. Meanwhile, make-up further exuded the 50’s finesse with pale faces, nude lips and flicked eyeliner.

The couture collection was watched by a bevy of ‘IT’ girls – Olivia Palermo, Caroline Sieber and Astrid Munoz – as well as the Queen of Fashion herself Anna Wintour -who rushed backstage to congratulate Valli personally.

Amid a collection of rapturous pleasures, Valli presented a feast of unabashed timeless glamour.

What do you think of Giambattista Valli’s first couture collection? xx


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A Sunday Fashion Shot…

2 Espresso Shots Of News + Chic Last Week + Some Sunday Editorial Inspiration…

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Chic Last Week…

Making it onto the ultra Chic Last Week list (from left to right); Kirsten Dunst, Caroline Sieber and Laura Bailey all looking enchantingly, exquisitely, picturesquely perfectly in Chanel! Then looking adorable in Carven is Chloe Moretz. Who is your best dressed from last week?

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Roksanda Ilincic For Debenhams

Roksanda Ilincic has presented a new line for Debenhams. Her capsule collection, entitled RI by Roksanda Ilincic, consists of six evening dresses. Of the capsule collection Ilincic said, “It’s great to be able to offer some of my mainline aesthetic to a wider audience through this collaboration. I wanted to create contemporary occasionwear for fashion-conscious women that combines fashionable shapes with intricate details and rich colours.” Prices start from £200 and are consistent with the designer’s signature bold colours and ultra feminine silhouettes.  

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Camilla Skovgaard – Accessory Designer of the Year

Camilla Skovgaard has been announced as the Accessory Designer of the Year at the Danish Fashion Awards. The award was created in 2008 by jewellery designer Georg Jensen. Skovgaard was born in Denmark and of her connection with it said: “As much as I am British educated and my business is established in London, in certain ways the Camilla Skovgaard shoe business does have a Danish heart – we operate on a Denmark bank and the team in London office sit on Arne Jacobsen chairs and table lamps from Louis Poulsen.”

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Some Sunday Editorial Inspiration…

My Sunday inspiration came in the form of a glamorous sun-filled editorial for Vogue Italia ‘Summer Glam’. Featuring the beautiful Michaela Kocianova and lensed by Greg Kadel, the editorial celebrates oversized accessories, gorgeous white bikinis and Kocianova’s divine flowing locks!  For all those in the Northern Hemisphere, a seriously chic summer is just around the corner… sigh!

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Hope you have all had a fabulously fashionable weekend! xx


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