Every week I visit net-a-porter and look at the ‘new arrivals’ page for a couple of reasons – 1. I’m a sucker for punishment and 2. it is the BEST insight into what has just become available by the major designers – I feel a little bit like I’m cheating because I get a glimpse of what I can expect to see everyone wearing in the future! Literally within a week you’re sure to see a few of the pieces on the celebrities and other well-to-do ladies and then there are certain trends you’ll notice that you will then start to see everywhere over the next 6-8 months. It’s exactly like that incredible monologue by Miranda Priestly in the Devil Wears Prada:
“‘This… stuff’? Oh. Okay. I see. You think this has nothing to do with you. You go to your closet and you select… I don’t know… that lumpy blue sweater, for instance because you’re trying to tell the world that you take yourself too seriously to care about what you put on your back. But what you don’t know is that that sweater is not just blue, it’s not turquoise. It’s not lapis. It’s actually cerulean. And you’re also blithely unaware of the fact that in 2002, Oscar de la Renta did a collection of cerulean gowns. And then I think it was Yves Saint Laurent… wasn’t it who showed cerulean military jackets? I think we need a jacket here. And then cerulean quickly showed up in the collections of eight different designers. And then it, uh, filtered down through the department stores and then trickled on down into some tragic Casual Corner where you, no doubt, fished it out of some clearance bin. However, that blue represents millions of dollars and countless jobs and it’s sort of comical how you think that you’ve made a choice that exempts you from the fashion industry when, in fact, you’re wearing the sweater that was selected for you by the people in this room from a pile of stuff.”
Anyway, here are some pieces that I think make such a great outfit and I’m sure over the coming months you’ll start to see this amazing Valentino-esque floral print popping up all over the place! I’m sure you’ll agree this is a stunning dress. I want. I’ve put it with a great neutral Chloe blazer, Fendi bag, Self Portrait Sunglasses + Aquazzura patent heels.