A Fashionable Day | Valentino and Monique Lhuillier

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

Valentino resort 2013

Beautiful bouquets

All white floral arrangement at Valentino luncheon

and an artfully presented lunch were all composed with spring in minc.

lunch at Valentino presentation

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.

Valentino luncheon at Richards in Greenwich CT

I love how Valentino is interpreting its luxurious legacy for a fresh new look, still respectful of the traditions of the house.

Valentino trunk show at Richard's Greenwich CT

Lace appeared in various guises from traditional silhouettes to this amazing green lace jumpsuit.

Valentino green lace

The impeccable workmanship that the house is known for was evident in this amazing dress.

Valentino intricate white lace dress

And they used their bow motif in fresh new applications

Valentino new usage of the bow motif

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.

Valentino rockstud embroidered bag

On a more practical note, this handsome saddle-colored tote was calling my name.

Valentino rockstud tote

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!

Monique Lhuiilier with Kelly Rutherford 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!)

Monique Lhuillier new NYC boutique

Upstairs featured the bridal collection. From classic elegance to extravagant embellishment, every style is represented.

Monique Lhuillier bridalThe fashion on the first floor features exuberant color

Monique Lhuillier dresses

frothy confections

Monique Lhuillier dresses

leather and lace

Monique Lhuillier day dresses

pops of purple

Monique Lhuillier NYC opening and lavish lace

Monique Lhuillier lace gowns

all executed with incredibly detailed workmanship

Monique Lhuillier dress details

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

  1. 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.
    Happy Wednesday.

  2. 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!

  3. You have the best job in town!!! :)

    Love the pretty pastels coming our way for Spring. Love knowing what’s in store!!
    ~ Elizabeth

  4. 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!!!

  5. 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!

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