Ethereal Bliss: Valentino S/S:2015 Campaign

I know this came out a few weeks ago, but I’m definitely not over it yet. Valentino’s new campaign, based off none other than the GRAND TOUR, is a sheer delight (with emphasis on sheer). For those of you who weren’t batty English majors like myself, the Grand Tour was a trip that upper class European men took as the sort of cap on a liberal education. It was most popular from the mid-1600s until the invention of rail (which opened it up more middle class people, “how droll”). Traditionally, these young men would visit the famous sites of Western antiquity, making Italy a favorite watering hole.

Given Italy’s unique role in the Tour, Valentino’s choice to take this as inspiration reflects a strong cultural sentiment that keeps Italian fashion distinctly Italian. However, if he has added any historical revision (besides the obvious sea stars), it’s the fact that in this reimagining women get to participate and reclaim what was traditionally an exclusively male pursuit. To this I say Brava!






Isn’t it so dreamy and elegant? Yet everything seems to be worn so casually. Love!!

**obviously, I don’t own these pictures or the rights! So link to Valentino, not me.

Last Minute Dream Christmas List

If I had all the money, these would be my top 5 things right now.

1. Brooks Brothers Paisley and Fox Fur Cape (or Just Get Me to the Opera on Time)


They call me Lord Byron for a reason.

2. What Katie Did Padded Bra and Knickers (or Madonna Still Inspires Us)


Because my witticisms aren’t “sharp” enough alone.

If these aren’t your style and the Christmas haul is underwhelming, I’d highly recommend checking out pleasurements .com.

3. Dolce and Gabbana Cage Sandals (My Own Secret Garden)


4. Chloé Bib Detailed Wool Sweater (Navy Sans Seasickness)

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5. Valentino Red Embroidered Lace Gown (What Did You Think I Was Wearing to the Opera?)

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So this is the reason they associated the color red with love….

A Merry Christmas to you and yours!