Valentino’s Mirabilia Romae: La Mostra Diffusa

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Of all the amazing, surreal, pinch me experiences I’ve had during my fashion career so far this has to be the most mind boggling of the lot. My borderline unhealthy obsession with Valentino is far from a secret. I adore every single thing about the legendary Maison; from its rich history, flawless standards of luxury and commitment to the art of haute couture to the brand’s contemporary marketing strategy, progressive attitude and approach to digital media, not forgetting of course those heart meltingly beautiful clothes. So travelling to Rome as a guest of Valentino for a two day discovery of its heritage and future was nothing short of a dream come true…

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Staying at: La Belle Juliette

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As you no doubt gathered from my Haute Couture diaries, I moved hotels more than once over the course of my week in Paris! I’m a big fan of staying in (nice) hotels generally, regardless of my ability to rack up colossal room service bills in a very short space of time and I have to say, La Belle Juliette is definitely a new favourite…

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10 Years of Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb

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First and foremost, I am very sorry and more than mildly embarrassed about not having posted in the best part of a week! I know I kicked off my previous post with an apology but this is way worse. Basically I went on holiday and genuinely “switched off”. Or at least, wilfully ignored my laptop and emails while obviously still going wild on my Instagram and Snapchat. This is something I haven’t done in actual years and I feel is perhaps occasionally essential in order to remain a vaguely sane human being. Anyway, now I’m BACK so get ready for my final few posts about the utterly amazing experience that was my first ever Paris Haute Couture week. Let’s begin with Viktor & Rolf’s 10th anniversary celebrations for their legendary Flowerbomb fragrance…

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