Fendi ABClick Letter Mink Charm. Source & Images Via Neiman Marcus
We haven’t been this charmed since Fendi introduced its furry monsters two years ago. The brand’s accessories add a touch of whimsy and come in every letter of the alphabet, so you can express yourself without saying a word! Available here.
Valentino Couture Spring 2017. Images & Source Via WWD
One could argue that this couture season saw two major debuts, the more obvious, that of Dior’s Maria Grazia Chiuri. In a sense, her former partner, Pierpaolo Piccioli, had his own debut, his first solo couture collection for Valentino, since he and Chiuri ascended to the role of joint creative directors after the retirement of the house founder.
“To do couture for a designer is a great opportunity,” Piccioli said during a preview, appearing not at all frazzled on the eve of his third show in three weeks. (He’s shown men’s last week in Paris, and prior to that, pre-fall, in New York.) “For me to create couture, to have the opportunity to work with the atelier, is a dream come true.”
For spring, Piccioli staged another exquisite Valentino Dream sequence. What did surprise: The challenging nature of the collection. These were not easy clothes. Exquisite, yes, but not easy in terms of proportion. Dresses fell free-form to the floor from a high neck or off the shoulders, unfettered by demarcations of waist or hips. Often, subtle trapeze cuts, pleats and vertical ruffles added sly volume to the gentle plissés and chiffons. The overall look was surrealist, otherworldly nightgown; these beauties could have costumed Heaven in a Cocteau film, had he been a minimalist. There were day looks as well, including a round-shouldered cape and a long white coat embroidered discreetly with classical symbols of love and nature, both in sturdy, austere cashmere double-face.
#TuesdayShoeLab: 10 Chicest mules for spring. Source FN.com
It’s #TuesdayShoeLab at TFS, so it’s time to talk shoes. Our pick today? The chicest mules for spring.
It’s no secret that this backless shoe style is one of the biggest shoe trends right now. The slip-on-and-go style offers effortless polish to any outfit. But how do you make it work for your own personal style? Whether you’re heading to a rock concert or an important business meeting, there’s a number of different mules on the market that can be tailored to you. Just remember that the style tends to read as more casual than dressy — meaning if you want to wear it to the office, you’ll want to look for a more refined, closed-toe shape.
There’s something for everyone, and we’ve rounded up the best ones this season for every budget.
Be sure to come back every Tuesday to check out the week’s featured style and shop the shoes sure to keep your wardrobe fresh and covetable.