Another awards, another bunch of celebs in pretty dresses, right? Let’s cut to the chase. Here are our top 5 favourite frocks and leading ladies.
All pics from Vogue.com (go and check out the rest!)
Vogue Paris has a trio of models on its September issue front cover and they’re all wearing the same Dolce & Gabbana dress.
It’s a bold move pitching Kate Moss, Lara Stone and Daria Werbowy against each other, all of whom are also wearing strong red lipstick. The big question is, who is your favourite and who do you think will sell the most copies?
Pics: The Daily Mail
We’ve been glued to the London 2012 Olympics coverage all weekend and to celebrate some incredible sport, we bring you some wonderful golden things to lust over.
Picnic hampers as handbags has to be one of SS12’s tastiest micro-trends. While Dolce & Gabbana’s golden baskets were catwalk favourites and cost a lot (a lifetime’s worth of gourmet sarnies) the trend translates really well for the high street with cute wicker offerings everywhere. We’ll be plumping for a big boxy number for maximum snackability…or a tiny novelty wicker bag in the shape of something quirky for fun summer nights.
I have been a little obsessed with Gareth Pugh of late; his ultra fierce cage get-ups and that amazing anti-tutu. Anything too cage-like might attract the wrong kind of attention in the office but a mesh shoe can toughen up any business outfit or standard skinny jeans look and there are some incredible designer and high street offerings.
The say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Well, let’s hope Dolce & Gabbana are really flattered as Primark has once again imitated (rather closely if you ask us) one of the Italian fashion house’s most recognisable SS12 designs – the aubergine-print cropped top, as recently worn by Pixie Lott.
Primark has been VERY inspired by the catwalk of late and we have spotted a copy of the Dolce & Gabbana chilli pepper dress, Henry Holland-esque supersized leopard print neon tee and Prada’s Cadillac print tops and skirts at the budget retailer. Good news for penny pinching shoppers but it makes us wonder if or when fashion houses will get a little bit miffed.
I’m just going to put it out there. I don’t really understand Pixie Lott’s natural style. Sure there’s generally a bit of retro styling going on but then the popstrel starlet flits from almost too grown-up suits and high end fashion to next-to-nothing metallic leotards and bright make-up.
I love this Dolce & Gabbana aubergine outfit and Pixie looks cute but the brand is so sassy and Italian I’d love to see this outfit less ‘put together’ and on someone older and curvier – a powerful woman who is less cute. If I were Pixie, I would have paired the Dolce cropped top with a pair of 1950s style cropped jeans and cork wedges…and had a little more retro fun.
Pic: The DM.
Models and IT girls don’t do food right? WRONG! They certainly do when it’s served by fashion royalty Dolce & Gabbana. A collection of models and singers referred to as ‘London IT girls’ modelled Dolce & Gabbana’s SS12 foodie-inspired collection for Harper’s Bazaar magazine US. I am in love with the chilli dress and pasta earrings.
Both are behemoths of the Italian fashion and feature plenty of gold and winter florals – but in very different ways this MFW.
At Dolce & Gabbana every surface was encrusted with gold embroidery or beading decorating 19th century shapes – corsets, voluminous shorts and capes – yes they’re back! We spotted more pointy shoes, which are now definitely worth investing in.
Even socks were covered in ribbons and earrings replaces with massive bejewelled chandeliers, while floral tapestry-style dresses added to the Sicilian style. And of course there was velvet and gold more velvet and gold.
Over at Versus there was also gold but Christopher Kane style, which for AW12 is edgy and super sexy, with laces, slashes and rivets to flash some flesh. After floral and sporty looks of SS12, the winter Versus woman means business with slicked-back hair and lots of side lacing (a Versace thing). I personally lovre the leather and burgundy combos.
Which collection do you prefer?