To Karen, Love from Valentino

Valentino Spring 2012 ready to wear

Click to read what this is aaaallll about.  Plus I need to ask you something…

Valentino Spring 2012
Valentino Spring 2012 Ready to wear

Valentino Spring 2012 ready to wear
Valentino Spring 2012 ready to wear
Valentino rock stud shoes

I think the fairy godmother sprinkled some magic dust onto me recently. Why?  I was invited via Polyvore to cover the annual UNICEF Snowflake ball taking place tonight in Manhattan.  A black tie red carpet event that raises money for UNICEF and celebrates the lighting of their giant crystal snowflake that hangs each year above 5th avenue & 57th street.

The cinderella part is that Valentino has generously loaned me two Spring 2012 RTW gowns from which to choose from to wear (yes, I still can’t believe it. You should’ve seen my face when their messenger rang my door bell holding the Valentino garment bag).

My question to you:  I need your help deciding which one to wear tonight!!

I love the romantic vintage feel of the first, the strong Valentino red of the second and the incredible detailing of them both.  Basically I cannot decide.  BOTH have side pockets which I love on gowns which makes it that much harder.

So which one?!

ps. Follow me on twitter &  instagram today and tonight to follow my prep, attending the ball & to see which one I picked!


  1. LookinFab says:

    Wow, That is incredible!!
    I think the first dress is much more “you” and is really unique and different but the red color of the second one suits you more and makes you pop + it has pockets!!! So hard to decide but I think you’d look better in the red one.

  2. C.A.R. says:

    I really like the first dress! 🙂

  3. fabmood says:

    Sorry, cant’t help. I’m too busy drooling on the screen of my laptop. 🙂
    Really now, these are both so stunning, that it doesn’t really matter what dress you pick: you look fabulous in both. But I can say one thing: enjoy them while you still have them, wear them as much as you can.

  4. Jess says:

    Oh my goodness, you lucky thing! Such breathtaking gowns. You work the hell out of them too! But as beautiful as the red dress is, the first one is so ethereal and striking against your skin. Have a fabulous time tonight, I look forward to seeing what choice you make!

  5. Anonymous says:

    1 Vote for the first one!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Of course the red one – without ANY hestitation.

  7. beej says:

    Choose the red one! It’s GORG AND much more appropriate for fall/winter weather. The floral one is great too, but not for a black tie event! The red dress will look amazing with a high, sleek, large bun. Also maybe a mini shoulder bag or a clutch… oh, I’m just thinking how I would style it… I LOVE THE RED ONE SO MUCH!

  8. Elske says:

    They are both gorgeous, but I think I would go for the red one

  9. Sarah says:

    The first dress, as you can wear it with the red shoes. The second one is very beautiful too, but red with red might be a bit overwelming.
    And girl, i hope you enjoy every bit of your fairytale.

  10. Anonymous says:

    I think u should Wear the red one!

  11. Anonymous says:

    The first one, love it!

  12. Anonymous says:

    RED!!!!! its a christmasy colour and it took my breath away

  13. Olive says:

    The nude one, with all the flowers is my absolute favourite!!! You look amazing in it (well, you do in both)…