Despite the dismal weather, yesterday was one of those days that involved a lot of pretty. First the Valentino team visited our local fashion outpost, Richard’s, in Greenwich. A portion of the store was cordoned off and transformed into a spring-like day
and an artfully presented lunch were all composed with spring in minc.
Young editors from W were on hand to present selections from the Valentino 2013 resort collection with commentary on trends for spring. Look for fresh colors and pretty with more pretty.
I love how Valentino is interpreting its luxurious legacy for a fresh new look, still respectful of the traditions of the house.
Lace appeared in various guises from traditional silhouettes to this amazing green lace jumpsuit.
The impeccable workmanship that the house is known for was evident in this amazing dress.
And they used their bow motif in fresh new applications
The Valentino Rockstud collection has to be one of the most successful accessory lines in recent years and the team brought a stunning grouping with them, including this spectacular embroidered specialty piece.
On a more practical note, this handsome saddle-colored tote was calling my name.
Thank you to Linda Levy, the team at Richard’s and Maison Valentino for a lovely luncheon – it may have been miserable outside but inside, spring reigned supreme!
Yesterday also marked the opening of the new Monique Lhuillier boutique in New York City, off of Madison Avenue. In a star studded mobbed venue, the designer, above with Kelly Rutherford, Jamie Tisch and a chic young model, was on hand to welcome her guests and show off her sleek modern space, below, (sorry for the fuzzy shot – tough to shoot in a crowded space!)
Upstairs featured the bridal collection. From classic elegance to extravagant embellishment, every style is represented.
The fashion on the first floor features exuberant color
leather and lace
pops of purple
and lavish lace
all executed with incredibly detailed workmanship
and the ultra femininity for which Lhuillier is known. With the holiday entertaining season upon us, the new boutique at 19 East 71st St. is an address to remember.
13 thoughts on “A Fashionable Day | Valentino and Monique Lhuillier”
Gorgeous! What a great way to spend a wet and cold day!
That Valentino bag IS you! And I’ve had a secret wish that at least one of my daughters will get married in Monique Lhuillier.
That lace jumpsuit was ah-mazing!! Certainly brought a ray of sparkle on a dreary day! franki
I love almost everything Valentino creates, and this is no exception. I’m am with you on the tote. I want it! The lace pieces are beautiful.
Thank you for sharing, Stacey.
Green lace jumpsuit?! Yes please! Covet.
As always, beautiful post Miss Stacey!
I have always had a weakness for Valentino. Thank you for a fabulous sneak peek! Saving those pennies….spring will be beautiful! xo Ann
Thank you for bringing this beauty & glamour to my very average Wednesday.
So much gorgeousness from two of my favorite design houses. I think the team at Valentino has done a fabulous job preserving Valentino’s legacy while moving the house forward. I am utterly obsessed with the dress with the celery green skirt and white lace top – Bergdorfs sent me an email for that the other day and I’ve been dreaming of it ever since, and I’m spying it once again here. Glad you got to spend the day in all this beauty and glamor!
Looks like lace and color are on trend for Spring 2013 – you are a lucky lady to have seen these beautiful fashions in person!
C + C
You have the best job in town!!! :)
Love the pretty pastels coming our way for Spring. Love knowing what’s in store!!
What stunning pictures!!! And thank you so much for the shout out!!!
Q. this is just divine! It was a treat to be your tablemate. You caputured it all perfectly! The spirit of Mr. Valentino lives on, does it not? The Monique also looks heavenly. A busy but beautiful day!!!
I know this comment is very late…but I love this blog post and was hoping to learn the name of the white lace Valentino dress. Would you send it to me? I hope you read this. Thank you again!