Monday, February 8, 2010

Be my valentine-o...

A great coffee table book can look fabulous in your lounge room and be bliss on those really boring rainy days (or excruciatingly hot days like today!). Valentino: Themes and Variations by Pamela Golbin ($160 in store) recounts the remarkable career of the ever-stylish Valentino, celebrating his exquisite haute couture creations that have made such an impact on the fashion industry - and will be impossible to resist reading before your first rainy day.Marvel over the pages of intricately made gowns, and look back on some of the couture house's glamorous campaigns and Valentino's favourite moments.
After flicking through the pages of this beautiful book, it's not difficult to see why the golden skinned and smartly dressed Italian was farewelled with a standing ovation following his final collection and will be remembered for his flair, talent and creativity for years to come.