I dream in fashion: Valentino coat

Well, hello there! I took an extended summer break and, now, it is back to school - literally and figuratively. Classes resume this week, and there will always be something about this time of year that encourages starting anew. New York Fashion Week also begins today. I am looking forward to seeing the Spring/Summer 2016 collections from the NYC shows. Until then, have a look at this.

Barring a major windfall of cash, I can only covet this beauty from afar. It is the stuff that fashion dreams are made of. The creative duo of Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli teamed up with the artist, Celia Birtwell to create the pattern used on this coat and other items in the pre-Fall 2015 collection.

I would not pair them with the matching boots but I would pair this coat with nearly anything else. A statement like this could elevate the basics, like a tee shirt and jeans and just as easily top off evening formal wear. 


I <3 geek chic with Gucci Resort 2016

I have to admit it. I may have fallen back in with Gucci after seeing the resort 2016 collection executed by the newly appointed designer Alessandro Michele. The collection feels elegant, quirky, and retro. It hits a sweet spot for me in the overall mood and styling - feminine, studied, colorful. In short, I am enamored with it. Here an up close of the beauty look and my favorites from the collection. 

As a woman who wears glasses, I was thrilled to see bespectacled models! The beauty look is soft, fresh, and polished. It feels approachable, noncompetitive, and complete yet unfussy. 


Stay tuned as the resort 2016 collections continue to roll out. From what I have seen so far, it is going to be a great season!