We can all thank Sara Jessica Parker for her idea of a collaboration with Valentino to design the costumes for the New York City Ballet‘s Fall Gala. 16 original designs were handcrafted with breathtaking couture details and pops of the designer’s signature red underneath voluminous tulle and organza tutus. Black and white was the main color palette and of course, each of the ballerinas were outfitted in ruby red pointe shoes . . . Valentino style.
I suppose we can call this week’s tutorial somewhat of a refresher course on how to master the perfect sliding knot. But the real reason why I had to recreate this familiar DIY with you is to share a little thing I recently discovered called a crimp end, that’s especially made for rhinestone chain. It’s a nifty finding that attaches to the ends, allowing you to finally put some use to all those few leftover inches of sparkle. Pay close attention and I’ll show you how to add to your growing and ever changing stack!
Ooh la la, we could not keep our eyes off the accessories and footwear at Fendi‘s spring showing. Shoes, with layered, color-blocked leather and heels covered in pyramid studs, were the result of a first-time collaboration between Nicholas Kirkwood and Karl Lagerfeld’s team. The brilliant mix of materials and textures made them especially refreshingly distinctive and delightfully bold!