To Louis With Love

Did anyone else nearly die when they saw Kirsten Dunst in a checkerboard Louis Vuitton dress at The Art of Elysium’s 6th Annual Heaven Gala a couple weeks ago? Her hair and outfit pairings (the ivory clutch, the simple pointed-toe show) were perfection. But if we’re being honest, that dress is what stole the show. And the red carpet. Nay, the entire night.Kirsten+Dunst+Louis+Vuitton+TAOEG+1

Louis Vuitton is often on the cutting edge of fashion despite their long historic roots and classically beloved styles. But this new collection is an absolute masterpiece fit for women of all walks of life. It’s fun, it’s chic, it’s a little of the old world and plenty of the new. If I had the chance to blow a ton of change on one outfit this spring, it would definitely be one of these. Now the question is, which one?

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Genny for Jenny? A tale of Little Red Dress envy…

If you’re obsessed with fashion like me, and you have a very small budget like most girls in this sad economy who love to write and find themselves doing so on the side of a retail job, then there are two things to remember:

1) You will get there eventually, but it will take a crap load of work and plenty of patience.

2) No one says a girl can’t dream.

So, I inevitably rack up a fair amount of hours each week on style.com, imagining myself in the little frocks and the big rocks. Dreaming of Vuitton and Chanel and denim that dazzles and blazers that cost what a down payment might on a Mazda. And sometimes it’s the trend reports and others it’s the straight-up runway shows. And today it’s an Italian designer with (almost) my very own little name.

Ah, Genny, how I love thy FW 2012 collection. So vampy, so cut-throat, so aggressively chic. For a girl who favors ribbons and ruffles and roses, I was surprised to find myself so enamored with this collection, but sometimes you can’t question love. From velvet to fur and sheer panels to skinny trousers, this entire show is insanely Italian, and so hot. My favorite is this little red dress, a crushed velvet and satin number with a V so deep it can only be worn by flat chested biddies like me, and paired with blood red tights and crimson sex shoes that I would call my own with pleasure. Allora, sono triste. Ti amo, Genny! Sei favoloso.