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Yesterday’s runways took us from Italian holiday to historical Japanese fiction with classic prints from Valentino and startlingly bold lines by Alexander McQueen.

Valentino SS15 Paris Fashion Week navy gown.

Valentino’s Grand Tour-inspired collection was as beautifully varied as Italy itself. Creative directors, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, aimed to transport us to an era of Italian esteem, when Europeans flocked to Italy for a lesson in culture and aesthetics.

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It was unseasonably warm in Paris today, so Lala’s look is perfect for the weather while hinting at the season to come. Her moto vest is cool and urban, and I love the pairing with a feminine skirt. Lala keeps the genre play going with her studded stiletto boots and modern Chanel clutch. Merci pour l’inspiration, Lala!

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Black Moto Vests | Tweed Skirts | Black Studded High-Heel Boots

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Halogen Moto Vest | Nina Ricci Miniskirt | Valentino Bootie

The moto jacket lives on for yet another season! Genre-mixing looks are known as molto popolare in Milan. I love the way Fabritzia paired her biker jacket with femme florals and a full skirt. Studded Valentino flats are the perfect match to this tough/ladylike look. A small lilac handbag adds a hint of color and even more feminine flair.

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Black Leather Moto Jackets | Midi A-Line Skirts | Studded Flats

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Topshop Moto Jacket | Milly Print Skirt | Valentino ‘Rockstud’ Flat

Women in Milan have a classically chic sense of style, and Rita is the epitome of la donna italiana. This outfit is a mastery of the mixed-print trend—her patterns are understated, yet the overall look makes a seriously modern, woman-in-the-city statement. Valentino heels and a Fendi bag may have a little something to do with that!

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Print Midi Skirts | Fendi Bags | Studded Pumps

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Diane von Furstenberg Skirt | Fendi ‘Peekaboo’ Satchel | Valentino Pump

Nothing says Burberry like a classic trench coat, and these blonde beauties are perfectly paired. The base of their looks may be the same, but they each have clear individual style. Leather leggings and Valentino heels are urban and edgy, while lace-up stilettos and modern cat-eye sunglasses have subtle sex appeal. Love the look, ladies!

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Burberry Coats | Black Stella McCartney Bags | Valentino Shoes

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  Burberry London Trench Coat | Stella McCartney Foldover Tote | Valentino T-Strap Pump

How amazing does Laetitia look in this bold noonday sun? She practically radiates grace and glamour. I love vintage, and this fifties-inspired look is beyond beautiful.

The full, patterned skirt is a must-have this fall, and burgundy is going to be the must-wear color, so Laetitia is right on point. Her simple pastel blouse is an understated complement to the statement skirt and heels.

xo,
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Print A-Line Skirts | Nude Pumps | Button-Down Tops

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Tracy Reese Skirt | Chloé Pump | Valentino Poplin Shirt

I was weaving my way through the mayhem after the Rodarte show and stumbled upon our very own Olivia Kim! Olivia is an inspiration, both in life and in fashion. I love her keen and creative eye and her willingness to experiment with fashion. Today’s look is a unique mix of casual menswear and formal femininity. I would never have imagined a pairing such as this, but I can’t stop thinking about it now. Thanks for the challenge, Olivia!

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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White Crew-Neck Tees | Black Midi Skirts | Black Oxfords

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Current/Elliott White Tee | Lanvin Long Slit Skirt | Valentino Patent Leather Oxford

This look is so clean and well-proportioned. Fashion blogger Fer Medina (The Fashion State) says that she loves pieces with interesting design elements, like her amazing skirt. The bold stripe pattern and creative cut make a strong statement. I love that she brought in a little bit of pastel, too, rather than keeping her look all black and white. Those Valentino heels are the icing on the style cake!

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Light-Colored Crop Tops | Asymmetrical Skirts | Studded Pumps

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Helmut Lang Crop Top | Michael Kors Asymmetrical Skirt | Valentino Studded T-Strap Pump

heroOur Director of Creative Projects and Pop-In Shop curator Olivia Kim offers up daily inspiration, favorite products and things she’s super in love with right now.

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Lanvin Slim Fit Poplin Dress Shirt

“Theres nothing better than a crisp white dress shirt. I love the classic simplicity of it and how well it pairs with jeans or an outrageous skirt!

“If you find one you love, buy three! One is never enough!”

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Topshop Sheer Panel Hem Shirt

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A.P.C. Cotton Shirt

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Valentino Ruffled Back Poplin Blouse

heroOur Director of Creative Projects and Pop-In Shop curator Olivia Kim offers up daily inspiration, favorite products and things she’s super in love with right now.

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“Valentino ‘B-Formal’ Kiltie Patent Leather Oxford”

“My Monday morning dancing shoes. Dance, kiltie fringe!”