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For me, Valentino always seemed to be clothes for a lady of a certain age, but this collection proved that wrong. Dainty and feminine, each dress was beautiful and elegant with a touch of avant guard- just the way I like it. My favorites have to be the birdcage dress and the fourth dress. Of course, bows make it all irresistible! I think that birdcage dress is perfect for people with the mysterious case of the ‘sticky fingers’. That has Winona Ryder written all over it, also any toddler.

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Whenever I’m in Paris, I make time to go to this cool boutique. Last time I was there, I picked up these mirrors cut out in the shape of French cartoon characters for my son’s room. Sooooo coooooool! They also have a website and are having a huge sale right now.

Here are my picks this month:

-Olympia Le Tan’s  minaudières (a box that looks like a book)

– Giuseppe Zanotti‘s ballet slippers with rhinestone bullets. Simultaneously dainty and bad ass.

Valentino x colette Limited Edition t-sirt. It’s supposed to be an orchid, but I like to think of it as rotten lungs.

Buffalo Toyz introduces a designer toy called ALYENZ . This is trouble for me because this would look fantastic next to my be@rbricks.

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So this is Valentino’s Fall 2009 Haute Couture Collection. I like this , but I don’t LOOOOOOVE it. I feel like I’ve seen this somewhere else before but I can’t put my finger on it. The lace gown in the last photo is wonderful, but could pass for a Jessica McClintock gown. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, BUT it is supposed to be Haute Couture. Which means it probably costs more than your car. I think what draws me in are those masks… so mysterious, so Venetian… (like the casino) . No, I’m kidding. I like those masks/ hats… it’s a twofer! Is it me, or does the coat in the 2nd photo look Victor & Rolf-ish?

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