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!
Raf Simons sent bold metallic brows and tightly wound buns down the runway at the Musée Rodin for Christian Dior‘s spring spectacular. Makeup artist Pat McGrath and her team spent the morning bleaching brows before coating them with liquid gold pigment and glitter. While some models wore just the brow, others were given an even more extreme look with the whole eye covered in gold and accented with minty green eyeliner. Hairstylist Guido Palau slicked hair into crisp side-parts, drawing the ends into tight knots at the nape of the neck. Who else is wanting glistening gold eyebrows for a night out on the town?
I’m a collector of afghans. I’ve loved them since I was a child – my grandmother used to make them for everybody. Several years ago while I was filming a movie in Oregon, I came across these gems in almost every thrift store for as little as a dollar. So began my collection. They add such beautiful color and coziness to any space!
Lace and leather, ruffles and studs, black and white, frothy and structured, sugar and spice, tough and nice . . . Isabel Marant played with contrasts for spring, once again proving she is a pro at mastering the bohemian-rock ‘n’ roll look, from head-to-shoe. And until we can get our paws on a pair of slouchy leather pants and grommeted sandal booties, her long awaited collaboration with H&M, which debuts on November 14th, will keep us plenty satisfied.