Géométrie de L’mpossible is a photographic art installation – no photoshop was used. French artist Fanette Guilloud paints optical illusions in abandoned spaces and later photographs them from different angles to create three dimensional illusions that would otherwise appear distorted unless viewed from a special angle. Très cool.
Valentino has taken bohemian extravagance to a mind blowing level. Inspired by Maria Callas and the Roman Opera, creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli produced a collection that was beautiful, grand, and romantic – but honestly, did we expect anything less? Rich fabrics and exquisite craftsmanship was obvious in the folkloric motifs, lavish embroidery, and elaborate lace work. Colors popped against a black palette, embroidered jackets were worn over dresses, and gowns were accessorized with astrological jewelry and scarab adorned flat sandals. What it not to love here?!
Jimmy Choo’s Dream sandals, with multi-colored tassels and decorative coins, came and went before we had a chance to snag a pair this summer. The next best alternative was to DIY them, of course. I recreated these gypset stunners in black, which seemed more suitable for fall. They are so fun to wear and actually quite easy to customize with your own charms and trinkets!