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!
What a beautiful post kpriss, both in pictures and in words. I feel your good mood :-)
Thank YOU! ana!
How motivating <3!
I love you both you sweet women!! :) <3<3<3
Nederland's Gouden Eeuw – Dutch Golden Era. Coincidentally there's a series about that era on tv. I watch it of course. History is interesting and inspirational.
At first I didn't like the show. Then I found the video and watched it three times because I loved it so much. I saw the Delft's Blauw – Delft's Blue dresses and though: "meh…" Because I associate it with tourism!
Further I always fought Calvinism with a passion. See the high collars…..where are the scissors? ;)
Since I was a 15 year old runaway I often did seek shelter in the Rijks Museum. Didn't know a thing about art and fell in love with Johannes Vermeer and Jan Steen. The last is not a consistent painter but I adore some of his paintings.
This is an collection is an emotional experience due to a lot of things that have to do with my country…..and then I read your sweet words……a bit too much…..but so very, very much appreciated. :)
P.S. I did “grrrrrrrr…..” a lot reading some fashion critics about “the Flemish homage”….Flemish is a dialect. The Flemish speak Dutch. Even though Vlaanderen – Flanders has been a part of the Netherlands. I love the southern area of my country and I love Flanders. But Vermeer is from Delft!! How Dutch is that? ;)
But it’s the truth! It was indeed a Beautiful collection! And look at the beautiful memories you’re associating with it? Taking refuge in a museum and getting to know art firsthand, uninhibited by previous knowledge? :*
What a lovely collection of clothes!
I love everything! : )
A deserving dedication to you Appollonia! : )
Yes, odd isn’t it? I The library was also free at the time. Not to borrow books but there was the possibility to read books, newspapers and magazines for free :)
Also the Dutch Golden Age looks like these days but different of course….and there’s the upcoming abduction of the Queen….noticed that white fur in this collection? It’s all so coincidental. So most emotional collection ever for me…
Yes, silly me, I know that….:)
Ellington, we were writing at the same time. Sorry girl, I didn’t notice your reply. Thanks ever so much sweeties. Now it’s enough because I need Kleenex. A box Kleenex since I also listen to Rocco DeLuca, Kpriss’ weekend music choice. :)
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