Somewhere at the intersection of strict schoolgirl dresscode, Dutch Royalty wardrobe and Valentino’s innocent fashion sensibility lies the new Fall 2013 of the house now under the creative scepter of Maria Grazia Chiuri and Piepaolo Piccioli.
Knowing that the stylists directives for the new season involved black and white fashion with heavy somber air and strict, disciplined cuts, this new Valentino collection is the perfect interpretation. They worked on the ‘Girl With the Pearl Earring’ visuals, both for the clothing and the beauty approach, so we might as well go ahead and call this ‘Valentino’s Dutch show’.
It’s not groundbreakingly original or revolutionary innovative, but this collection was very feminine, very sensitive and inspiring.
I may be in a better mood today, fashion – wise. And why wouldn’t I? the sun in shining, the weather is … well… spring is in the air. So I feel lighthearted and inclined towards beauty and romanticism. Thus, looking at this Valentino collection, I feel like Paula Deen did back in the day, looking at a stick of butter: in Heaven! (wink) I have no intention of skimming it, I’ll take this Valentino Dutch as it is, enjoy it fully and source out as much inspiration as I humanly can.
And beyond the sun and the spring, let’s not forget another important reason to feel subjectively positive about this particular fashion show: like our dear friend Ana said, it’s an homage to our other dear friend, Appollonia! So I’m loving it for that too!