Mar 15, 2017

Designer Details

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

If you need a little mid-week pick me up how about taking a peek at some pretty little designer details..

detail green sleeve

Image Courtesy Style.com  / Valentino Couture

detail gold pant

Image Courtesy of T/New York Times Balmain

detail cream lace

Image Courtesy of Vogue.com Balenciaga

 

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Jul 10, 2015

And the Bride wore Valentino..

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

Nicky  Hilton tied the knot on Friday at Kensington Palace in London to longtime boyfriend James Rothschild Now that you have that news flash I KNOW you want to see the dress designed by Valentino. In a word-STUNNING! nh bridal (All images courtesy of Harpers Bazaar.com) nh2 hbz-nicky-hilton-wedding-08 hbz-nicky-hilton-wedding-05 hbz-nicky-hilton-wedding-03

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Nov 3, 2014

Look who’s cooking-Valentino:At the Emperor’s Table

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

There are oodles of early gift giving suggestions milling about already but this morning the Mother of ultimate gift items for Holiday 2014 presented itself in my email. Ready? (dah-dah-dah dah-here it is….Valentino as in THE Valentino Garavani has penned a cookbook just in time for the  holidays. It is a glorious collection of simple and healthy recipes (Mr. Valentino only likes fresh ingredients, (no sugar, no processed anything -maybe that’s how he keeps that tan?!) and pages and pages of perfectly photographed table setting fit for a King or in this case an Emperor.  Take a moment and check out this gorgeous collection of recipes and stylish table setting available at Assouline for $150.00  http://www.assouline.com/valentino-at-the-emperor-s-table.html.

You can also purchase the book at  Amazon.com for a bit of a discount $97.28  http://www.amazon.com/Valentino-At-Emperors-Table-Garavani/dp/1614282935

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Mar 16, 2011

A Glamour Girl Rhyme…

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

What better way…to start your day,

Than with three pretty pumps…priced high to low…

All from Nordstrom and topped with a bow.

Valentino Crystal Satin Pump $1,195.00 (From Spring 2011 Collection)

Badley Mischka “Keeper” Pump $200.00 On Sale: $118.00

Chinese Laundry Haylie Pump $89.95
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Dec 1, 2010

Valentino fills in the GAP!

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

O.K….. Here are two names that I NEVER thought would be connected: Valentino as in THE HOUSE OF VALENTINO and GAP… as in (fall into the GAP)! I know!!!  Who knew???

First question is: Why??? Here’s the dish: To celebrate Gap’s first store openings in Italy, the US clothing retailer has collaborated with Italian fashion house Valentino for a capsule collection of seven styles. The items became available in the UK and Colette right after Thanksgiving.  Rumor had it that the collection was only available in Europe BUT sources now say that the pieces will be available online for US customers.(I guess it’s either that or eBay).

Designed by Valentino creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli, the one-off collection infuses Gap’s utilitarian basics with Valentino’s signature flower-like ruffles, flounces and bows.

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Oct 5, 2010

Visions of Valentino…..

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

I have always subscribed to the notiion :

“To  Cheer up…Dress up!

Any of these Valentino Gowns from the Fall 2010  Collection should do the trick!

Have a great day Glamour Girl!

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Feb 9, 2010

A Valentine for Valentino!

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

Valentine’s Day, is a mere four days away and I would be totally remiss if I didn’t take a notable time out to reflect on THE one designer known for his signature red gowns-Valentino. Mr. Valentino, as all of you know-(and if you don’t-I suggest you run to your nearest Target and purchase the DVD “Valentino-The Last Emperor’ chronicling the making of his final design collection  in 2007 including an intimate look into his personal and professional relationships, lifestyle, and uber extravagant surroundings). Valentino, was undoubtedly the king of glamour, beauty and all gowns- red. In fact there was a color deemed Valentino Red…When he did retire in 2007  they built an entire exhibit that housed 3 levels of Red Valentino Gowns…  Mr. Valentino  designed some of the most beautiful clothes from 1972 to his final collection in Spring 2008. Nobody but nobody-had a more intricate and feminine design  sense and truly understood what made a woman look spectacular .  Mr. Valentino, you made us want to see red-Valentino Red…that is… Happy Valentine’s Day. 

This quote said it best…..

There is the Pope, and there is Valentino. In this city, I don’t know who else is as famous.”

—Walter Veltroni The New Yorker

 

 

Valentino in front of his many Red Couture Creations..

 

Valentino bidding farewell to the Fashion Industry upon his retiremnet in 2007….

 

Valentino -The Last Emperor out in DVD. A fashion MUST SEE!

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Jan 24, 2010

“Forever Four!”

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

Quick Question.

 If you could purchase only four handbags in your  lifetime- which ones would they be? Let me know in the comment section and I will report at the end of next week to see if we have “favorites” that we all agree on!  Below are my Favorite Forever Four!

“The Hermes Birkin..Buy it once-have it for life!!!! The Ultimate Handbag.

The Ricky Bag By Ralph Lauren...A steal at $17,000? Named after Mrs. Ralph Lauren..

The Valentino Bag..Every girl must have at least one in her closet. Pick this one in a neautral color.

Vintage Chanel Bag-Did you really think I would forget my beloved Chanel?

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Dec 17, 2009

Wardrobe Basic:The Suit!

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion Wardrobe basics

The”  Business Suit of Today” has come a very long way since its first incarnation. When women started wearing the “power suit” (truth be told-) it was pretty boring and not at all fashionable.  Women were walking around in the standard navy blue or black single breasted suit with a flat front pencil skirt that hit  below the knee. I can’t quite put my finger on who or when this all evolved- I can only say THANK GOODNESS it did. The business suit of today has style, fashion, and flair. It can speak volumes about you as a professional and as an individual. Below I have spotlighted some suits that give you a range from conservative as in the red Valentino to the ultra hip suit by Temperley of London. Let your conscious and your “good taste” be your guide when choosing a suit for your given profession. The rule is usually the more creative a field you are working in the more “leeway” you have in the cut , color and detail.

Here are a few rules that no matte what your “suit status” you will absolutely want to consider when purchasing.

•1.     FABRICATION: More than an other item in your wardrobe your suit should be made of a fabric that does not wrinkle. Translation: Put down anything made of linen or rayon.

•2.      FIT: The suit should fit perfectly in all the right places: (shoulders, back, arm length and hip). If you must decide between a size that is a bit big versus a size that is a bit snug -opt out for the larger size. Tailors have an easier time taking-in than letting out.

•3.     OPTIONS: If the suit comes with a matching pant-BUY IT!

•4.     SKIRT: The perfect skirt length for just about every woman is at or just above the knee.

•5.     COST: Buy the best quality you can afford.

•6.     Accessories can change the entire look of the most basic suit. Use them in good taste to convey your own unique style.    

Valentino
Valentino
Christian Dior
Christian Dior
DKNY

DKNY

Temperly of London

Temperley of London

Halle Berry (Suited Up) for the women in Entertainment Breakfast.

Halle Berry (Suited Up) for the Women in Entertainment Breakfast. Halle made a perfect seleciton with this simple yet chic suit for the event!

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Nov 15, 2009

Fashionable Reads!

Posted By: Terri
Category: Uncategorized

With the holidays fast approaching and your gift list extending way beyond the length of your new thigh high boots I thought…. Why not take a moment and recommend some good gift giving fashion reads. Let’s face it a fashion read is a great gift. For starters fashion moves at  a break neck speed-(most of the time its picture after fabulous fashion picture to look at so there is no chance of boredom setting in). Number two- you will most likely be inspired by the beautiful pictures or at the very least burn a few calories salivating over the fashion shown on the glossy pages and finally, it’s fashion so it HAS to have a happy ending… Who could ask for anything more except maybe free shipping! So here my dear glamour girls are a few suggestions for the upcoming Holiday season.  

P.S. I do not have stock in Amazon.com I just use their site as a jumping off point for a price reference. We are in a recession and I am always thinking of Glamour girl’s budget… You can thank me when you get a lower Visa/Master Card or American Express bill. Happy Shopping!

The Sartorialist by Scott Schuman
The Sartorialist by Scott Schuman (Amazon $16.50)
Valentino
Valentino-Themes and Variations (Amazon $47.25)
Chanel Collections and Creations by Pamela Gobin (Amazon.com Hardcover $26.40)
Chanel Collections and Creations (Amazon.com Hardcover $26.40)
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