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IN STORE // Vilshenko

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If you're a fan of romance then you'll love Vilshenko's SS17 collection. With flowing skirts, delicate toile and just the right amount of boho - you'll want nothing more than to run through a field of wildflowers.

Haute to Trot

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The Paris Haute Couture shows just ended and as with other Fashion Weeks there were definitely some stand-out trends.  

Puff Sleeves:
From the exaggerated 80's to the regal Romanovs - full sleeves blew up at almost all the Haute Couture shows. The sizes, shapes and fabric varied but the theme remained the same.

Barely There:
Sheer dresses that showcase the wearers undergarments (should they choose to wear any) have been hitting the runways for several seasons and don't seem to be going anywhere. One of the few trends that has made it to Hollywood and its runway; the red carpet.

Exposed Shoulders:
Haute couture gave us the cold shoulder once again. This time around draped silhouettes were favored which made for a subtle sexiness. 

This historical trend appeared in a few ways on the catwalk. Vaguely Victorian to overtly Elizabethan, ruffles framed the faces of countless models.

images via Vogue Runway

88th Academy Awards

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Coincidently some of the best looks at last night's Oscars were also the most interesting. In a sea of purple strapless gowns there were a select few fashion choices that stood out. Boboli favorites; Valentino and Stella McCartney hit the red carpet and Giambattista Valli made it to the Vanity Fair after party. 

Golden Globes 2016

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Awards season has begun. Here are some of our favorite looks from last weeks 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards. 

Block Out

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Block heels are back. These babies can handle various terrain. This is good news when cobbles, turf and other treachery threaten your fashionable way. These sturdy heels keep things cute . . . and safe.


CFDA International Award goes to . . .

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All smiles - Pierpaolo Piccioli &   M  aria G  razia C  hiuri 

All smiles - Pierpaolo Piccioli & Maria Grazia Chiuri 

Valentino Creative Directors; Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli. Having a History with Valentino (the man and the house) since 1999 this award is well deserved. 

Visit the Valentino website to watch a short video illustrating the creativity and elegance the duo breathed into Maison Valentino. 

NEW ARRIVALS // Valentino Pre Fall 2015

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You heard us. Pre Fall.

One of the great things about this collection is the botanical print - it may be part of the autumn line-up but the flowers are delightfully spring-y. In fact Boticelli's La Primavera served as inspiration to the season's collaborative textile designer Celia Birtwell and her bespoke print titled; Enchanted Forest

A fashion pioneer in the 60's and 70's Celia Birtwell partnered professionally and romantically with designer Ossie Clark. Together they shaped the bohemian style of the day. A style that in 2015 is seeing a welcome resurgence.

As well as the delicate floral, Valentino designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli drew on the creativity of Italian Pop-Artist; Giosetta Fioroni. Embroidered, gilded and knitted hearts occasionally scribbled with the phrase ". . . your eyes are the eyes of a woman in love" (appropriated from the 1955 film Guys and Dolls) is splashed across dresses, encrusted on handbags and emblazoned on sweaters - the summer (autumn) of love theme is most literal. 

Between Fioroni's pop-art influence and Birtwell's collaboration, Valentino's Pre Fall 2015 collection is a nostalgic breath of fresh air and is the perfect transition for that time between late summer and when the leaves start to change. 

Peace, love and fashion.