As part of my job, I sometimes spend time on Rodeo Drive, perusing the racks of Dolce & Gabbana, Tom Ford, Miu Miu, and Valentino. Every time I walk into Valentino, I am blown away by the amount of color that springs out from every dress. They really have a way of capturing the essence of happiness, excitement, and whimsy. Their 2013 resort collection is nothing short of amazing. I will hopefully one day be able to afford one of these beauties, but in the meantime I can admire and stay inspired.