Valentino

Buy it now: August fantasy shopping list



As a self-confessed knitwear addict, aw12 is looking most exciting – may I draw your attention to Rochas and Acne for starters? I’m also happy to see so many kilts and mid heels appearing – possibly the after-effects of our Jubilee summer. For the August-to-September transition, I like this Chanel ‘Holiday’ nail polish – an optimistic all-year-round shade that looks like summer in a bottle.


ABOVE LEFT TO RIGHT:
TOP: Astley Clarke earrings, £40; Asos bag, £75; Rochas cardigan, £705
MIDDLE: Chanel nail polish, £18, Burberry Brit kilt, £232; Valentino shoes, £409
BOTTOM: Acne jumper, £190; Kenneth Jay Lane earrings, £49.99; PAM bag, £69



Watch the making of Valentino’s lace espadrilles!



When Jim Shi first tweeted a photo of Valentino’s lace espadrilles from the ss12 runway, I thought it was tres decadent. I mean really, who buys lace espadrilles? I thought they were just for the show but how wrong I was. Not only have they gone into production, you can buy them here and watch the making-of video. Enjoy…

Buy Valentino’s lace espadrilles (I dare you) at Netaporter



Deborah Turbeville shoots Valentino SS12 campaign



Loving everything about this pic from Valentino’s SS12 campaign. Strong and romantic with the signature pop of Valentino red – so nice to see them use Deborah Turbeville to shoot in lieu of the usual suspects. Wonder if she shot using film and Polaroid? (more…)



Valentino Garavani’s virtual museum



What a great idea the forthcoming Valentino online archive is. An idea that has also been touched on by Jasper Conran (read this insightful interview here from last year), the ‘virtual archive museum’ will display iconic couture and ready-to-wear wear pieces, as well as films (including 95 runway videos), sketches and photos that give a rich, visual insight to the brand. (more…)