February 23, 2014

Origami inspired clothing

Really loving the textures and intricate folds of these clothes and accessories.  The Marchesa dress in particular is a killer.  

Marchesa, Spring 2011

Top Row - Louboutins
Bottom row from left - Maison Martin Margiela and Giuseppe Zanotti shoes

Joe Challita Couture

Galliano for Dior, 2007

 Galliano for Dior, Spring 2007

Unknown designer

February 22, 2014

Bal Crillon des Debutantes in Paris

I just received an invitation in the mail to my cousin's cotillion this summer and started thinking about the famous Bal Crillon des Debutantes held in Paris every year.  Yes, it's an event that is a bit over the top, but I couldn't help conjuring up these images...

I'm loving the cream ruffled dress with feathered shoulders 
on the girl seated on the floor, second from right.

 Andie McDowell's daughter Margaret

Scout and Bruce Willis

February 17, 2014

Evening shoes with bows

With two weddings I get to attend to this year, I couldn't believe it was only a year ago that I was in the planning stages of my own wedding and one of the minor yet frustrating things I didn't want to waste time dealing with were finding the perfect shoes.

In the spirit of the wedding season which is only a short 4 months away, I found these evening shoes that are beyond dainty and beyond frilly and would be perfect for any occasion.


Ever since these were spotted on Kate Middleton, women everywhere have been swooning.

Ferragamo's Varina flats are perfect for swinging on the dance floor 
with a short, lace reception dress.

Giuseppe Zanotti's chifon shoe - the mother of all bow evening shoes.

A perfect mid-priced shoe if you don't want to blow your rent (or mortgage) money on shoes!

Valentino's lace couture shoes

Caparros Elate shoes - a great, lower priced alternative to the Valentino shoes

February 15, 2014

Gowns with beautiful details on the back

I'm totally in love with these dresses.  I've got them stuck in my mind like permanent, timeless pieces of artwork.

Sofia Coppola in Azzedine Alaia

In love with Cate Blanchett's hardware- Jean Paul Gaultier.  

Cate can do no wrong - another winner in John Galliano

Beautiful, beaded wedding dress by Orkalia, a Dubai-based couture house.

Intricate tattoo Chanel dress

All knotted up but in a good way...dress by Zuhair Murad

Unknown designer