Giuseppe Verdi gave us “La Traviata”. Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli gave us “VALENTINO COUTURE Spring/Summer 2014”

The VALENTINO designer duo  Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli created an astonishing collection, inspired by the opera.  Giuseppe Verdi’s “La Traviata”  marked the beginning of an incredible runway show, filled with romantic, tulle, “ballerina” dresses, capes, oversized coats with animals built into the fabric, embroidered dresses in gold, silver and white.

 

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To see the full collection, visit: http://www.vogue.com/fashion-week/spring-2014-couture/valentino/review/

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ELIE SAAB SPRING/SUMMER 2014 COUTURE

Once again, Elie Saab created a breathtaking collection that looks like it has been taken  straight out from  fairy tale. Delicate lace, floral details, subtle sheerness, crystal embellishments,  soft, romantic colors like coral, soft pink, champagne and some black…  every piece from this collection is a masterpiece.

Presenting you my favorite pieces from the Elie Saab S/S 2014 Haute Couture collection  inspired by the work of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema.

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Photo credit: http://www.vogue.co.uk/

For the Love of Shoes!

Recently I had the chance to check out Tom Ford’s shoe collection for the upcoming Spring/Summer 2014 season. The first pair I saw, were the thigh high lace ups… and I knew I would love the entire collection, based on the look of those shoes. I have never seen anything similar, and that just shows what a genius designer he is.

I am all about pieces that stand out in the crowd and these shoes… will do exactly that. 🙂

The pairs I absolutely love…

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Designer Crush: Zuhair Murad

I think that by now, you know that my designer love is Karl Lagerfeld, but I am allowed to have  crushes on other designers :). One of those crushes is the amazing Zuhair Murad. This amazing Lebanese designer made his first appearance on the catwalks of Rome in 1999.  Chosen by L’agenzia per la Moda to appear at the official opening of the 2001 festival in Rome, he quickly became known as one of the best designers in Italy. Not only has Murad made his mark on the elite Italian catwalks but also on the renowned French platforms as well as the rest of the key fashion cities.

He is the designer choice of many celebrities today. Some of those stars are Jennifer Lopez, Kristen Stewart, Blake Lively, Katy Perry, Nina Dobrev and so on.

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Photo Credit: www.elleuk.comperezhilton.com

Enjoy his Fall/Winter 13-14 collection and add some new things to that “Dear Santa” letter!

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Photo Credit: www.zuhairmurad.com