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Metallics + Jewels at ASOS Revive (SO Dolce & Gabbana)

Coming from the ‘more is more’ school of thought, the ASOS Revive collection mixes quilted metallic leather, sequins and jewels plus faux fur and velvet.

Perfect for ‘wow’ party wear this collection really reminds us of Dolce & Gabbana’s super sparkly collection for S/S12 as shown at Milan Fashion Week.

ASOS REVIVE Jewelled Bodycon Dress £250 - Arabian Nights meets 90s Madonna?

A little like Dolce-style

Super embellished cardi £95 teamed with clashing neon mini £75

Amazing embellished shorts£85 with gold quilted jacket £60


Kristen Stewart goes retro for GQ cover

We love Kristen Stewart’s quirky fashion sense and the fact she never looks too over-done. All too often newly perma-tanned Hollywood starlets lose their edge stripping off for men’s magazines or go for the ball gown/dripping in diamonds look so we love that Kristen still looks like herself for this GQ cover.

Are you a fan? With Pan Am coming soon, Banana Republic’s Mad Men collection and Prada’s incredible Americana collection at Milan Fashion Week we can’t get enough of the 50s/early 60s retro look!

Better than the W mag cover?

Sneak Peek: Versace for H&M

Put the 19th November in your diaries – the day Versace for H&M hits the shops.

Vogue US has a sneak peek of what we can expect and the collection seems to focus on the 1990s heyday. We love the $30 print leggings and the full-on $149 mini dress – for the serious Versace fans. But we’ll be interested to see if the belt, bracelet and earrings on the model will be on sale too – a potentially cheap way of adding that blinged Versace look to the simplest of outfits.

Are you excited or would you prefer to see another designer H&M collaboration? (Or even something in subtler pastel shades as just seen on the catwalk at Milan Fashion Week?)

OTT or in love?

Scarlett Johansson in Dolce & Gabbana frow

We were so so worried about D&G winding down as it’s defined some serious trends for over a decade but Dolce & Gabbana is still very much alive and our go-to for sassy evening wear (after we win the lottery).

Inspiration: Glamour and incredibly detailed beading in a Vegas show girl kind of way. And vegetables (who’d have thought!) Of course Italian culture also figured…PASTA EARRINGS!

The Look: For party time: sexy crocheted and lace black dresses showing a lot of skin, dresses encrusted with plenty of coloured stones mixed with glitzy fringing, show-girl style sequinned swimsuits with fringing.

For daytime, Dolce & Gabanna took inspiration from vegetables (in a more grown-up way than Moschino Cheap & Chic) with chills, aubergines, onions and tomatoes creating rural idyll print retro-style dresses. Full skirts, printed chiffon, cut-out cotton playsuits and 1950s style underwear made for a sexy rustic look.

Best Bit: The finale where models packed the catwalk wearing retro sequinned swimwear. So glam.

Notes: Scroll all the way down for the frow including Scarlett and Paloma Faith.

An evening dress to die for (must weigh a tonne with all that beading!)

Sewing skillz innit.

50s inspiration but so glam

The Dolce look we know and love.

A snapshot of the models in lots of different sparkly swimsuits.


Lemon loving (hello, it's yellow again!)

Chilli pepper print = hot day wear trend

Pasta earrings - a DIY project?

And now for the frow…

Dolce girl Scarlett with the designers

And nude coloured lace for the main event

Paloma wows in Dolce & Gabanna gown (black, of course)

Poppy Delevigne keeps it simple in classic LBD

Pics from: Harpers, Elle, Cosmo and Twitter.

MFW: Marni 1970s florals

Inspiration: 1970s and retro wallpaper.

The Look: Big block colour, simple A-line dresses with nude petticoats and big bold 1970s floral prints. Retro cropped jackets and leather pencil skirts were key shapes too.

Colour-wise everything was vibrant and graphic with 70s chocolate and yellow hues as well as plenty of graphic navy circles and stripes to break up the florals.

Best Bit: Perspex flowers on miniskirts and amazing floral coat.

The amazing floral coat

Making the two piece modern

The midi is here to stay

Relaxed in retro print and stripes

Yellow perspex buttercup dress

Pics: WWD.

MFW: Tutti fruity Moschino Cheap and Chic

Inspiration: A fruit and veg stall (as seen at the show!) flowers and according to the brand: “For centuries, it has been said that if the body is healthy, so is the mind… Healthy fashion means a healthy body

The Look: Fruit prints a-plenty (we love the silky apple maxi dress), crisp white and colour blocked colour dresses, silky florals. Quirky vegetable buttons and a carrot hat also featured to make sure the audience got their 5-a-day. There was also plenty of raffia – on daisy-pattern wedges, incorporated into hair styles, boater hats and even a cropped jacket.

Best Bit: The strawberry dress! Bonkers but we love it.

Notes: The collection is called Beautyfood. We’ve seen plenty of lemon and tangerine hues for SS12 but this was the most literal and fun fruity themed collection.

Most fun fashion week dress!

Look at the cute veg buttons!

Super bold print apple silk maxi dress

Simple dresses got huge fruit applique patches

Fresh florals formed the more grown-up part of the collection

MFW: Anna dello Russo at Pucci: Gypsy Glamour

Inspiration: Exotic gyspy girls and arguably Catholicism (according to Elle) which picked out black lace trims, cross necklaces and shawls as proof of inspiration…not the short shorts and bare midriffs!

The Look:  Sultry gypsy girls rocking pretty prints in warm colour palettes, peasant tops, flouncy skirts and dresses of scarf-like construction. Then of course there is plenty of black lace, gold studs, big earrings and sheer clothing for some exotic sex appeal.

Best Bit: The mix of floaty pastel gypsy shapes with seriously smoky eyes. Oh and Anna dello Russo’s OTT feathery dress early in the morning!

Notes: While Moschino channelled matadors and flamenco dresses in its catwalk show, there were gypsy similarities and lots of gold detailing. Which do you prefer?

We love this delicate dress and smouldering make-up

Gypsy girl take on the maxi skirt

And a more vibrant version

We love the mix of prints and colours

Iconic Pucci print gets sheer, slim-fitting and sexy

Pics: Elle.

Not forgetting fabulously feathery Anna!


MFW: Just Cavalli looks to summer festival season

Phew! Bestival has just closed the 2011 summer music festival season and we’ve hung our muddy wellies up, but the Just Cavalli Milan catwalk had festival fever!

Inspiration: Summer Music Festivals, 60s vintage-style summer gatherings and a little Navajo chic. And Cavalli animal print of course! Arguably Kate Moss’ festival staples – fedoras, teeny shorts and waistcoats.

The Look:  Plaited hair, floaty floral kaftans with Navajo fringing, leather, furry jackets with more rock and roll animal print, metallic jeans and studded waistcoats. A polished festival look with pastels and that sherbert lemon colour.

Best Bit: Floaty mini dress with studded and furry waistcoat – love!

A little boho magic

They call it mellow yellow

Hat alert!

Missing accessory - rockstar boyfriend

Pics: Elle.

MFW: Milan celebrity round-up – lots of LiLo

amfAR’s Milan Fashion Week Gala has provided the most celebrity spots at MFW so far and rest assured we’ll add more as we see them! Enjoy x

Bar Refaeli keeps it simple in nude gown

Heidi Klum goes all-out glam

LiLo goes back to black - can her hair get any lighter?

The back of her dress is a little more daring as you might expect!

Lindsay has also landed a new job as the face of German designer Philipp Plein. She replaces OC actress Mischa Barton.

Plein reportedly said: “Lindsay is a beautiful, highly acclaimed actress and model. We will be able to create unique images: Refined and luxurious, but also full of sensuality.” Bless.

We LOVE this outfit - especially the studded shoulders.

Mischa Barton's 2010 campaign

And finally Lindsay looking happy at Plein's Milan show

All pics from The DM.

MFW: Jil Sander debuts neon paisley

How we love Jil Sander (and are still mourning the loss of the Uniqlo collaboration. Snap up those coats pronto people!)

Inspiration: As ever clean cut and leans, beauty parlour uniforms (apparently not Auston Powers)

The Look:  Ultra bright paisley prints, block colour and crisp white. Shape-wise Raf Simons showed almost austere shirt dresses, pencil skirts, short/jacket colour blocked suits and beautifully simple white gowns.

Best Bit: Paisley – recognisably Jil Sander but still a bit quirky and new.

Notes: A crazy press release was distributed that said: “it is a progressive dedication of caring, committing and emotional well-being that leads to a metaphorical beauty parlour where treatment becomes a social relation”. (obviously.)

Pics: The Telegraph.

lady-like hats completed the look

Power paisley!

The midi length is here to stay (sorry short people!)

Love the picasso style knit and sexy sheer skirt

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