My Dear Valentino
I have been in love with Valentino’s gorgeous dresses for as long as I can remember. There is just that little “something” about them that keeps them looking elegant where any other dress would look tacky. My wedding dress is going to be a Valentino if it means I and the poor bastard who happens to marry me have to live on the street.
However, this fall, my eye fell on something elce, more precisely his gorgeous coats. I am obsessed with finding the perfect coat that keeps me warm, looks stylish, and is so timeless that I might put it on in ten years and not look outdated one bit. So once I saw Valentino’s fall/winter collection, I prayed for myself to win the lottery, just to get one of his coats. And started looking for an equivalent in high street stores, without much success.
Until last Saturday, when I was out shopping yet again, trying to find something to keep me warm during the winter. I saw a small boutique which was closing down, and was selling the winter collection to a reduced price, and without high expectations I walked in.
There were only two coats left, and I swear my heart froze a little when I saw the small logo on the brass buttons. The perfect Valentino coat, just how I wanted it, black, a classic A-line shape and most importantly, to a price I know I will never ever see a Valentino again. After having made a compromise with myself to eat noodle soup for the next three months, I got it (umm, and a pair of shoes, and a bag, but that’s a whole other story).
The only thing I don’t like about it, is that it is almost down to my mid-calf, while I have never worn a coat or trench longer than above the knee before. I’m afraid it might overpower me, although everyone I asked thought it looked good. Should I have it shortened, or is it idiotic to risk ruining a designer coat that looks good as it is?
Here are the pictures of my beauty. I was trying to channel old Hollywood glamour, but thinking of it, I ended up looking more like an oppressed woman from Iran rather than Audrey Hepburn or Jackie O. Note to self: Do not wear all black while rocking a headscarf.
Coat: Valentino Scarf: H&M Sunglasses: Gina Tricot