Another way to wear the VK Erica Bandeau and Bella Skirt. It's all about beautiful multi-functionality http://t.co/QbGGFQvX10.10.2012 - 17.08
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RT @frankidurbin: @VanessaKnox seriously, that sweater top makes me giddy! Major fashion love. I want every color.10.10.2012 - 11.57
We would like to wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and a FABULOUS New Year! Love from Team VK XXX
Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine in the US have featured our Cosima Coat and Amandine Dress in their beautiful December spread.
Huge thank you’s to Paula of the FAB-U-LOUS Tres Chic Mama Blog for including our Penelope Dress in your post this week!
Do check out Paula’s blog and when your there, visit her on Pinterest for wonderful inspiration on everything from fashion to interiors. Her maternity street style boards are my favourite.
Yesterday was truly a day of heavenly inspiration. After touring the Valentino exhibit at Somerset House, I managed to catch the Tim Walker show in the East Wing and I am so glad I did.
Tim Walker is one of my favourite fashion photographers for his sense of humour and imagination. You get lost in his photographs which are set in the most extravagant, surreal environments and are as devastatingly beautiful as they are weird and wonderful. His campaigns can be seen in the fashion pages of Vogue, Harpers Bazaar and Tatler (to name a few). The Victoria and Albert Museum and the National Portrait Gallery have his work in their permanent collections.
If you are in the neighbourhood do pop into this show and escape into the magical, enchanting world of Tim Walker for a while.
Click here to read more about it
Yesterday I was fortunate to be invited to a private viewing the Valentino exhibition to marvel and swoon over 130 of his greatest pieces spanning his 50 year career in Haute Couture. Many of these exquisite pieces have never before been seen outside the Valentino Atelier.
As soon as I arrived I got absolutely lost in the intricate, expertly crafted detail of every exquisite piece. I was constantly referring back to the catalogue to read about each piece and match it back to the famous celebrity or socialite it was created for – like the iconic white dress that Jackie became “Jackie Onassis” in. I left the gallery hours later.
The one thing that was overwhelming and inspiring to a designer, such as myself, was that Valentino never followed trends, his designs transcend eras and trends and his couture pieces from the 1950′s are as relevant and wearable now as they were then. Every piece is utterly breath-takingly beautiful, feminine and timeless.
So much to take in in just one visit- I will be back.
Click here to read more on this amazing show
The 60 metre runway with mannequins resembling Valentino’s elite clientele, such as Jackie O, Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren, Grace Kelly and Julia Roberts to name but a few.
The Valentino wedding dress worn by Marie – Chantall Miller when she married Prince Pavlos of Greece. This dress took 25 seamstresses to make and used 12 kinds of laces and had a four and a half metre train.
The last display of the exhibition showed up-close details of Valentino’s signature treatments (such as the rose above) painstakingly created by hand by “The Girls” of the Atelier.
This Autumn/Winter velvet popped up on the catwalks of designers such as Dolce & Gabanna, Gucci, Bottega Venetta and Etro. The new interpretations are cool and modern and nothing like the party dresses from our childhood days.
This season we have played into this trend with our velvet jacquard Cosima Coat which is our luxe twist on a classic swing coat with adjustable belt loops for maternity, pre and post-pregnancy wearability.
It is looking like it is going to be a very bling holiday season. Gold and sparkle is another big statement this season and it is everywhere from the High Street to the high end designer boutiques and worn from day to night.
If head-to-toe gold is not your thing, play into it with gorgeous accessories. Glam up a chic, simple little black dress (like our Lucia Dress, pictured below with gold python Milli Millu Parisian Clutch) with a bold necklace or cuff, or gold embellished shoes. Grab a luxe evening bag and shine on!
We hope you have a fabulous Holiday season! Love from Team VK X