Toni Garn and Nimue Smit backstage at Valentino Haute Couture Spring 2012
Valentino…swoon swoon swoon. Best collection this spring, no argument.Source: eros-mutima
What, you never thought to wear a corset over a flower print dress? And what exactly has stopped you from donning a pair of knit stockings in a contrasting print? I don’t know what little detail finally propelled this outfit into cosmic awesomeness for me - the playing card earrings, the exquisite eye makeup, or the vintage hat?
The American Midwest can be a drab place and everywhere I go, people wear solids in shades of gray, black, beige, and dull green. Navy blue seems like a shocking statement. Prints? Rarely. March is often the least colorful month of the year as the melting snows in the urban streets create greige sludge all around. I simply won’t have it and try to wage a personal campaign to play more with your clothes, to think of them as a creative palette on the body that is your walking canvas.
It cheers me up to think there is a corner in Japan where such brilliantly creative excess and fashionable risk taking is an everyday occurrence. Do they take it for granted, I wonder? When I look at the background of most Harajuku street style pics, I see yet more artistic clothing ensembles just going about their own business. One important question: do you have to be under 25 to get away with this? I say no but am having a hard time finding the pics to prove it!
A spring selection from my store, inspired by Valentino’s collection at Paris Fashion Week. www.basyaberkman.etsy.com
Swoon worthy dresses from the Valentino couture spring collection. It’s Paris Fashion Week! The entire line is full of sheer shoulders, floral prints, and lace details. There is a “prairie romantic” vibe that reminds me of some trends from the late 70s/early 80s.
See more here: http://www.stylebistro.com/designer/Valentino.Source: stylebistro.com