EDITOR'S PICKS || The Midi Skirt

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EDITOR'S PICKS || Valentino Fall 2015 RTW

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Social media was spilling over with runway pictures of Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson takeover at the Valentino’s Fall 2015 Ready-to-Wear show. Some called it phenomenal; others called it impetuous. Regardless of varying opinions that divided the fashion cool kids into two groups, it was one memorable collection. 

We’re all for pretty yet practical blouses here at Stylish Sophisticate, even more so when it comes adorned with Victorian lace, collar bows and voluminous ruffles. The designers for Valentino, Maris Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, summed up in a preview, "We think you should be free to be who your are." The entire collection was inspired by Emilie Louise Flöge, an Austrian designer, fashion designer and businesswoman. She was Gustav Klimt’s lover and his muse for one of his famous paintings. Another inspiration for this collection was Celia Birtwell, a British textile designer known for her bold and feminine designs and was famously painted by David Hockney

We love how work-appropriate these blouses are and have it high up on our fall work clothing shopping lists. We have gathered a few Valentino pieces straight from the runway and some more affordable options for you to add a bit of romantic flair into your officewear. 





Editor's Picks || July Favorites

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1. Editor-in-Chief | Diya Liu -"I'm in love with this sleeveless jacket for the perfect summer-to-fall transitional piece. This would look equally stunning with white slacks and fitted white tee for a more creative work environment, with dark denim and a black blouse for casual Fridays, or in the fall worn over a grey sweater dress."

2. Creative Director | Rupsha B. Roy -“It is said that 'Nobody does opulent romance better than Dolce & Gabbana, the most iconic designer duo in the world.' This 100% cotton floral printed dress makes it an amazing summer wear. A nipped in waist and full skirt gives it a beautiful vintage feel. If I have to splurge on one item this summer, this dress would be it.”

3. Fashion Editor | Courtney Franzese  -"I have been on the hunt for a great tote and I am loving fringe right now so this was the perfect find!"

4. Fashion Editor | Alyssa Amato -"Rag and Bone's 'Classic' Panama hat is hands down my go-to summer hat. Paired with white jeans and a striped tee for an effortless, but posh style.” 


5. Fashion Intern | Rachelle Briana Allen -"I really enjoy booties in general. I think they're gorgeous and can compliment almost any outfit. These shoes particularly are great for your wardrobe because they can work as an "in between seasons" shoe. From Summer to Fall."

6. Fashion Intern | Jules Diez B  -"I am completely obsessed with this pump. It's the perfect shoe for any outfit. Wear it at work or out on the town and add a edgy twist to your style.”