Literally. Raf Simon’s Fall/Winter 2014-2015 haute couture collection for Dior is filled with silhouettes inspired by court fashion of yore (think voluminous skirts with side hoops).

It’s interesting to see how he interpreted 18th century style to fit with today’s context. Fresh and unique!

christian-dior-couture-fall-winter-2014-2015-raf-simons-sleeveless-dressMy favorite look is this one! This sleeveless dress with asymmetric hem does not have the pannier thingy going on, leaning more towards a 1950s silhouette. It’s so pretty!

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valentino spring 2013 shoes high heels transparent straps studs

These shoes and accessories from Valentino Spring 2013 ready-to-wear collection made me switch from my bulky, masculine riding boot hunting mode to lover of the feminine lightness of all things transparent and sparkly — strappy high heels with studs, peep-toe slingback heels and wedges. Perfect footwear to showcase fun, neon colors on your toes and would look equally good with bright red nails or a subdued French manicure.

valentino spring 2013 rtw transparent high heels wedges

Ooh, and this totally see-through boxy clutch (so impractical but still love it) and bangles!

valentino spring 2013 transparent clutch bangles

Also from the same runway show, a couple of creamy pastel accessories. This pretty clutch + bangle combo in a pale jadite green looks good enough to eat. Yum!

valentino spring ready to wear shoes bag accessories - pastel green clutch and bangles

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Valentino Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2010/2011 translucent long gown with high neck and large pink bow at chest

What’s pretty, pink with bows all over? Valentino Haute Couture Fall 2010/2011 collection. A lot of adorable details in this collection!

Valentino Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2010/2011 strapless pink  crinoline ball gown with ruffle tiers worn with bow long gloves

A short and sweet suit in dusty pink. Mmmm…

Valentino Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2010/2011 pink suit with   floral embossed detail, turtleneck top, coat with peplum and matching   skirt

I’m totally love this black and white outfit and oooh, the half gloves with large bows on them — so lovely!

Valentino Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2010/2011 black skirt, white  ruffle top, black bow half gloves

A lovely strapless gown that is neither pink nor adorned with bows. :)

Valentino Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2010/2011 strapless dusty   green dress

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