Devil In The Couture Details.

As I am getting amped up for NYFW this weekend (where you should follow me backstage at the Ruffian show on Saturday morning on ALL the social medias), I would be amiss if I didn't mention the incredible Spring Couture shows we saw over the past few weeks.  Instead of talking about the looks themselves, I wanted to pick out some of my favorite details from the shows...because isn't that REALLY what couture is all about?  (It is, don't argue me.) First up in trusty ol' Chanel who nailed pastels as per usual.  Leave it to Lord Lagerfeld to sneak in something a bit youthful and also questionable in the form of sneakers.  But screw it, I would wear these kicks in a heartbeat.  And if Karl told me to wear them with a tulle skirt, I would be all 'anything you say, you're magic'.

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Raf Simons...you Dior designing gentleman who I wish I was my friend...you are able to use texture like it ain't nothin' and then it becomes EVERYTHING.  It was slightly reminiscent of everyone's favorite merry-go-round centered Vuitton show but stood completely on its own.  The use of artwork and the balance of pastel and deep navy is basically what I wish my wardrobe and life looked like.

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Giambattista Valli kinda killed it when it came to the embroidery and embellishment game.  The color palette was baller.  The accessories were equally as baller.  And dammit I wish I had the money/excuses to wear all of this.

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Schiaparelli came flying in like the slightly more refined but still just as batty sister of Vivienne Westwood.  And it's impossible to not love that.

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And everyone's favorite Valentino went fashion balls out with fabrications.  That lace, those feathers, the embroidery and, oh look, adorable lion prints!  Gothic ballerina on safari.  Well, that's a dream I never thought I would have and now can't stop thinking about...

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(All images c/o Style.com)