valentino meets shakespeare

"The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, are of imagination all compact." - William Shakespeare

Happy Februrary, lovely readers!
As you know, this month crowns a monarchy of amorous passion and dreams.
The fourteenth of every February becomes the realm of lace, frills, frocks and champagne. One can daintily pose for slice of red velvet cake, donning forms of ruby-hued accoutrements, and simply muse of their (future) Prince Charming.

However, for me, Valentine's Day translates to Valentino and his courtly confidant, William Shakespeare. It is the Spring/Summer 2012 Ad Campaign, cultivated and brewed by the aesthetically-talented connoisseurs at Valentino, that leaves a lasting impression.
Who isn't enthralled by the antique, royal tones of these photos? The overall story, mood and paraphernalia seems like merely an offspring of Shakespeare's penned works.

Of course, this only makes me excited for a slew of spring/summer trends that are already erupting, thanks to the buffet of models on the runways. Ornate prints, embroided laces, mocha palettes, subtle studding...?
Count me in!

What are you excited for spring/summer?



Ms.Fashionista said...

this is so elegant and sophisticated. i love it!



Annika said...

ugh. too beautiful!!
it leaves me speechless


Amanda {feast.fashion.faves} said...

oh my goodness...i nearly fell out of my chair....I just want to be all bundles up in all of these gorgeous pieces...wow!!!


Bonnie said...

I love the Shakespearean theme. It really makes the collection magical.

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Mimi said...

I'm excited for everything spring/summer right now! I love these looks! So feminine!

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MT Days & Nights said...

I love these looks, especially that red dress in the first pic!

Elly said...

love this! it's amazing!


Angela Leberte said...

these photos are just TOO beautiful!!!! valentino is wonderful. have you ever seen his documentary the last emperor?


Sara said...

Such inspiring photos! i seriously adore the dresses! so very unique and stylish!



Pretty pictures! Have a good birthday month girl!

Green Tea and Cupcakes said...

Absolutely Stunning!!!!!

Incognista said...

wonderful collection!absolutely gorgeous! love your blog. will follow :)


Stella said...

Beautiful pics! The dresses are just amazing!

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Annie said...

Such gorgeous photos and inspiration - perfect for February :)

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Jenna Hughes said...

stunning! i love the air of whimsical efforts


erica marie said...

These are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

xo erica

Alona said...

This collection is absolutely breathtaking! If only I could afford it hahaha :) A girl can dream!

PS- Thank you for leaving that sweet comment on my blog! It means the world to me :)

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So pretty!

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The Chic Sheet said...

This is oh so beautiful ;) I love the backdrop as much as I do the actual clothes. Much <3

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Jennifer said...

love these, so beautiful x

Bravoe Runway said...

I am super excited about pastels this Spring. And for summer I'm excited to wear shorts again, I live in Chicago and while we've had a mild winter, it's been quite chilly! You have a fantastic sense of style, hope you'll stop by and perhaps we can follow each other?

Cathy said...

Heyy cutie, I nominated you for the Liebster award. (:

the goldfish girl said...

this campaign is a real fairytale!!!The spirit of Valentino s designs fits perfeclty to Shakespeare atmospere..thanks for your lovely comment!you have an adorable blog!!!I m following you dear!!:)


Sandra Leiva said...

Great pictures and nice clothes!
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Fictitious Fashion said...

Oh My!! Valentino= LOve!!! love the collection ;)

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Bee said...

argh this photoshoot is too romantic and pretty! I genuinly enjoy reading your blog girl, you know your stuff :)
much love from beemod..


Joyce said...

This ad campaign is so beautiful, I love the pastel colors and the lace!

Life is a fairytale ♥ said...

Such beautiful clothes! <3
Lovely post sweetie :)
I am a new follower here :)And being 16 and so fashionable, makes you adorable! ^_^
Following you :)
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Mary Manaila said...

Love the way you've written the post!!! I was wondering if you'd like to check and/or follow my blog. If so, let me know so I can follow you back :)

Love, Mary

Laura said...

This is so elegant! So pretty! I love it!

Disneyland or shopping sounds like a lot of fun! Wish I could go to Disneyland Paris for my birthday but it's too far away haha!

xoxo Laura

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Jaqueline Ferrera said...

sophisticated it's the definition for this pictures...

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Head to Toe Chic said...

So beautiful and elegant!


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jane said...

So elegant and romantic. I totally love it !

MSLXIONG said...

These images are so inspiring! I must do a photoshoot inspired by the images. Please come check out my blog and hopefully you will subscribe to me as I have done the same! Thank you!

Love, Lee

Barby said...

I'm most excited for nice weather and to put my coats at the back of the closet :D

Daisy said...

awesome pictures :)

xoxo Daisy

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pancakeSTACKER said...

these shots are just toooo much - i LOVE them. i think it's the english major in me combined with the fashionista in me. swoon!

i did, indeed, had such a wonderful time in LA. basically i need to return again soon!


VLM. said...

This is such a beautifully written post, Kelsey! I adore your interesting take on Valentine's Day. I for one, am NOT a fan of Valentine's day. I think love should be celebrated every day, and I feel so strongly against it that I'm thinking I might even blog about it :) Valentino is amazing, and I love love love those pictures! Wonderful as always, I loved reading this :) There's a new post up on my blog, so feel free to stop by!
xoxo, Veena

Twitter: @VeenaMcCoole

- ME - Fashion Blog said...

This are very great pics!!!

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Marissa, After Flats said...

love the photos, love angles, love the color, theme, everything :)

Christina said...

They are so elegant and pretty. I love their makeup and the style of their hair.

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head + heels said...

these pictures look absolutely amazing! the colours are stunning! <3

xx mika

Souda said...

i'm a total romantic when it comes to fashion. I love the lace, I love the ivory, pinks and pastels. I love the red lips and the braided hair. I'm totally excited that this spring is all about romance. Bring it on!



Hi Kelsey,

I usually get bored by blogs that publish editorial content, but you have exceptionally great taste. In fact, Valentino campaign is one of my favorites. I remember the first time I saw it (while flipping through Vogue out of sheer boredom), I immediately fell in love. Jessica Stam did something with Fendi once. Can't remember the exact season, but I think you'll love that too.

Following you on Bloglovin'. Keep up the great content, fantastic taste, and crisp layout!



*THIS Valentino campaign