Bottega Veneta and the Art of Glam

The other day my bestie texted to say how much she’s been hating fashion ads lately but that she both LOVES this Bottega Veneta ad as well as the outfit it features on Grace P Cheng.  I am in whole-hearted agreement.  That which I love here:

  1.  The fact that Bottega Veneta’s F/W 2017 collection is overtly and unabashedly feminine
  2.  The subtle but powerful use of texture (the brocade bag, the fur-shouldered blouse, the accordion pleat skirt, the whip-stitch gloves, the chained pin)
  3.  The completely current color combination of black and gold and cognac
  4. Grace Cheng’s FACE.  And hair.  And attitude.  And general awesomeness.

Bottega Veneta has been killing it lately by embracing cold-hard glamour.  Last night they sponsored the Hammer Gala and rolled out these ultra-glam A+ looks:

You know how all musicians wish they wrote Wonderwall? In much the same way I wish I had created the thoroughly modern, not-at-all-boring-yet-completely staid outfit that Zachary Quinto was chosen to sport.


The embroidered flowers on Camilla Belle’s dress are so elegant and perfectly tie to her lipstick.  Details matter.

I am unmoved by Sistine Rose Stalone’s belly-baring tube top but I would engage in hand to hand combat for that jacket.


I predict that these stripes will do good things for the continuing career of Marissa Tomei.