Introduce Yourself With Valentino

You have heard of many times about Italian fashion houses and their creative fashion apparels. Don’t you ever try to know the creative minds behind these fashion houses? If not yet, it’s time to make yourself aware with one of the leading Italian designer Valentino Clemente Ludovico Garavani who is best known as Valentino.

As a fashion designer, Valentino profile is as strong as Ralph Lauren and other leading fashion designers. He is a founder of the Valentino SpA brand and company. His popular lines were Valentino, Valentino Rome, Valentino Garavani and R.E.D. Valentino.

His achievement as a designer is clearly shown through his awards- The Neiman Marcus Award (award by a luxury specialty retail department store operated by the Neiman Marcus Group in the US), Cavaliere del Lavoro (Order of Merit for Labor) and Grande Uffciale Dell’ Ordine Al Merito Della Repubblica Italiana (Order of Merit of the Italian Republic).

Since his childhood Valentino took interest in fashion and loved to visit local designer Ernestina Salvadeo regularly with his aunt. After completion of his high school, he moved to Paris to leave his dream. His parents supported him much. There he studied at the best school of fine arts.

In 1959, he first opened his fashion house in Rome with the support of his father. Right after, he first unveiled his creation in the Paris show. The Paris show had changed his life in one night. People appreciated his ready-to-wears and had got popularity as a “Valentino red” due to his marvelous red dress creation.

Valentino’s international debut took place in 1962 in Florence and his first show named “Pitti Palace” had appreciated by fashion lovers all across the world. His fashion house is still achieving wonderful goals in the fashion industry.

Valentino, Retrospective: Past/Present/Future

It’s time to consider a visit to Brisbane, Australia. Normally known for being the capital of the ‘sunshine state’, it has never been one to rival the fashion stakes of the more southern cities of Melbourne and Sydney. But it has scored a big fashion coup, Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art is set to launch the ‘Valentino, Retrospective: Past/Present/Future’ exhibition on August 7 and running through to 14 November 2010. And if you’ve seen the amazing Valentino, The Last Emperor documentary, you will understand the grandeur which will be on show. On a slightly smaller scale of course.

This is one of the biggest high fashion exhibitions to hit the land down under and will see 100 iconic pieces on display in an exhibition designed and realized by Les Arts Decoratifs, Paris, with the assistance of the house of Valentino. It will include iconic designs by Valentino Garavani from the late 1950s to his final collection in 2008 with iconic designs worn by the likes of Julia Roberts, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Elizabeth Taylor, Cate Blanchett and Nicole Kidman also on show.

“We are honoured to be the exclusive Australian venue for this extraordinary exhibition that will engage followers of Valentino and fashion lovers from all over the country,” Queensland Art Gallery Director Tony Ellwood said.

“The exhibition explores Valentino’s techniques and recurring motifs such as ornamentation, the use of geometric and animal prints, frills, folds and pleats as well as the creative possibilities of volume, surface and line.”

But it’s not just an exhibition of the past, five recent designs by the house of Valentino”s new creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli are also highlighted to show the future of the fashion house.

If you can’t get yourself to Brisbane to see the exhibition, you can purchase a hardcover companion book entitled ‘Valentino, Retrospective: Past/Present/Future’ (the same name as the exhibition) will be published by Rizzoli and will be available to purchase on the Gallery of Modern Art’s online shop and at the gallery.

Iris Strubegger on Valentino Fall/Winter 2009-2010 Campaign

I just visited the Valentino website for many times and I was inspired by their Fall/Winter 2009 Ad Campaign. I just could not help but write a post about it. If you’re in the mood for sexy somberness definitely, Valentino incoming Ad Campaign will quench your thirst.

Iris Strubegger Valentino Fall 2009 Campaign

An Austrian supermodel, Iris Strubegger is the new face of Valentino’s Fall 2009 Ad campaign.The latest campaign was shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott in an array of precarious positions. Iris’s sharp and glam makeup pull me as the gravity of seduction works. She appears to be readily cognizant of her creative vision, she’s very confident and powerful sitting in a dark red chair wearing a red Valentino dress.

Iris Strubegger Valentino Fall Winter 2009 Campaign

Another precarious shot, Iris is wearing a navy blue skirt and turquoise silk draped bodice with a jade green alligator clutch.

But the spread long-shiny legs of Iris surely caught my attention.

Iris Strubegger Valentino Fall Winter 2009 Ad Campaign

I love Italian Fashion but I love Valentino much more!

Mark the Valentino Shoes

An Italian designer, Valentino Garavani established his first fashion house for the label in 1959 with his partner, Giancarlo Giammetti. They developed the world famous couture and ready-to-wear fashion empire.


Under the new lead of Ferruccio Pozzoni, Valentino is going after a young clientele interested in dressing up. And his latest collection was nothing if not dressy like the checked jean jacket over a shawl-collared, double-breasted waistcoat and a stock-tied shirt.

Valentino is famous of using deep vibrant red in both dresses and shoes like the famous “Valentino Red”. Definitely, he knows how to dress our feet gorgeously.


His latest footwear collections are both beautiful and whimsical with open toes and accents such as bows, laces and ribbons on leather and satin high heeled shoes. He is fond of using leather materials as we can see from his formal shoe collection.

Valentino shoes range from elaborate low-heeled metallic sandals to an elegant heels for women and formal shoes for men.


If you’re a woman who loves red patent and chic bows, there could hardly be a more perfect shoe than this d’Orsay pumps from Valentino. They are very sophisticated and luxurious. Thumbs up for Valentino!!!

The Bow for Valentino Clutch Bag

valentino bow clutch bag

I love bows. I love candy colors and definitely I love clutch bags, this is the reason why I stumbled this young and chic Valentino bow clutch bag. This is another great bow inspired clutch to share with as my clutch rotation.

As the holiday is fast approaching, I am constantly on the look out for fun, chic, and eye catching clutch handbag and fortunately, I found this on Valentino. The violet sleek pearl leather looks amazing and see how the material is gathered and pleated into a fairly large side bow clutch which doesn’t overwhelm the rest of the bag.

Imagine how many great nights you could carry this elegant violet clutch!

The size of this multi-purpose clutch is perfect for everyday or travel which measures 10″ width X 5″ height X 7″ depth with a crunchy price of $995.

valentino bow clutch bag

The upper-zip opening with “Valentino” label inside.

Valentino Spray of Petals

I don’t have a green thumb when it comes to flower gardening but I really love florals. I only know a beautiful bouquet when I see one and of course, the printed flowery prints in most fashion accessories.

Once and for all, I’m anxious to see Giovanni Valentino hit the road in his floral fetish handbags in rosy prints that are popping up everywhere that will occupy a woman’s wardrobe flourished with sweet garden party this season. Fused with atelier quality and sophistication….truly a Valentino…

Discover the secrets of Valentino as we go along for his state of the art well-crafted handbags for Fall/Winter 2008/2009 Runway Collection.

valentino handbagsMain color: red
Materials: leather, metal
Dimensions: 14 1/2″W X 7 1/2″H X 6″D
Hardware color: gold
Price: $2609

valentino handbagsMain color: beige
Materials: patent leather
Dimensions: 14″W X 7 1/2″H X 6 1/2″D
Hardware color: gold
Price: $1581
valentino handbagsMain color: black
Materials: patent leather
Dimensions: 14″W X 7 1/2″H X 6 1/2″D
Hardware color: gold
Price: $1581
valentino handbags Main color: black
Materials: leather, metal
Dimensions: 14 1/2″W X 7 1/2″H X 6″D
Hardware color: gold
Price: $2609

As much as I adore the luxury that Valentino brings to fashion in general, there’s something so insanely ebullient and sickening about the spray of petals.

Italian Inspired Fashion Designer: Valentino

“Elegance is the balance between proportion, emotion, and surprise.”

A true Italian-born with an Italian blood, Valentino is one of the most famous Italian fashion designers of all time in haute couture and ready-to-wear fashion empires. Showing a precocious interest for art and sooner became interested in the world of fashion.

Through his long journey of success, he created flamboyant and opulent style of most sophisticated evening dresses worn by famous celebrities.

But things change when it comes to the general output of his work and its relevance to the fashion history. Valentino’s style can be seen as much more conservative and fixed compare to other great designers. His idea between elegance and beauty is basically nurturing glamour for the sake of glamour itself. Valentino’s international debut was very successful that took place at Italy’s fashion capital of the country, Florence. His first show at the Pitti Palace was welcomed as a true revelation and the young couturier was submerged by orders from foreign buyers and enthusiastic comments from the press. By having a business partner in the named of Giancarlo Giammetti was the beginning of worldwide expansion and a truly success on the House.

Selected awards: Neiman Marcus Prize (1967); Grand Ufficiale dell’Ordine al Merito by the President of Italy (1985); CFDA Lifetime Achievement Award (2000)

Leather Handbags for My Mother’s Birthday

It’s my mother’s incoming birthday!!! I am very excited to this most special day of her life. I am thinking what must be the “BEST” gift for her birthday. My mother is what so-called a fashionista. She really loves fashion and most especially crazy about designer handbags. I am planning to give her a designer leather handbag that she often wishes. Just like my mother, I am fond of leather handbags too. I like the style and its classic look. I need to have it too. Its multi-purpose accessories attract me most. I surf over the net and I found these great handbags:

Christian Dior

Dior Leather Handbags


Dior Leather Handbags

Louis Vuitton

Dior Leather Handbags


Valentino Leather Handbags


Gucci Leather Handbags

These are my options. So, what will be the best leather handbags you can recommend that could be the best gift for my mother on her birthday? Thanks a lot!!!

My Craze For Gucci And Prada Designs

The handbags fad is the fury today- whether it’s a tote or the clutch, straw handbag or jute handbags from summer, autumn, winter or spring collection. I am fond of Prada handbags and most of the unique and beautiful designs are in my wardrobe matching my apparels and to keep my wardrobe fashionable. I am a big fashion freak and can’t resist myself from buying a simple sober yet appealing Prada handbags to the most chic handbag from the most adorable designer brand Gucci too.
These handbags not only look beautiful and elegant but it also add a specific fineness and elegance to any dress and goes well with every occasion. These designer brands give a feel of a celebrity, at least to me. I develop and have my own style statement and can go to any extent to keep my style unique and stylish. In chilling winters, I prefer wearing the classic Gucci clothing that makes my senses fly high and I get warmth in the chilled weather.
I got stunned when I saw the range of beautiful and attractive clothing, shoes, and handbags range on online stores. They made me to spend some more extra bucks on my accessories and handbags, so that I look more dazzling and beautiful. There are many other brands that capture my heart rule my wardrobe with their chic and elegant designs, one among them is Valentino. The accessories, shoes, handbags, and clothing designed by this designer brand are simply terrific.

The exquisite and exclusive collection of designs offered by this brand is just superb and I prefer wearing shoes and handbags of this brand only. Where ever I go with a piece of Valentino brand, I became a talk of town. What else a girl want, when she is a brand conscious, so what are you waiting for? Just go and grab the piece that fascinates you the most.