The Fashion Bicycle

June 14, 2012 § Leave a comment

This bicycle, unlike any other sporting equipment fully deserves a place in My Fashion Wish List as this is no ordinary bike. Created in limited numbers it might be the hottest accessory of the summer and it is brought to us by Dolce & Gabbana. The designer duo, Domenico and Stefano are both big lovers of healthy life style hence it is not surprising that they went a step further in promoting sporting activities. The Animalier bicycle reflects the designer brand through and through – from iconic leopard print, to black bell engraved with the logo, to 24k gold branded plate on the leather seat. It is indeed a piece of luxury. The bicycle is designed for ladies only as it features low cut female frame. Style-wise it is very traditional – based on artisan creations it does not have any gears or other fancy modern features. But even the will to pay £1450 for the designer bike will not guaranteethe purchase: the exact number of bikes produced is unknown, but only a handful of stores in major cities around the world will have it on offer. If you are head over heels for it, I suggest you get yourself down to brand’s London boutique asap for more information on availability.

And in case you do purchase it, or indeed if you are just inspired by iconic animal print, there is a whole range of printed accessories to choose from and below are my picks:

  1. Sunglasses,£150 at SaksFifthAvenue.com
  2. Blackberry sleeve, £90 at net-a-porter.com
  3. Belt, £240 at net-a-porter.com
  4. T-Shirt, £254 at farfetch.com
  5. iPad Case, £140 at net-a-porter.com
  6. Scarf, £229 at farfetch.com

Spring/Summer 12 Trend Alert: Scarf Print

February 5, 2012 § 1 Comment

Ever since the Spring/Summer 12 catwalk for D&G it was obvious that scarf print will become a major trend for the season. It was not just a few pieces in any collection, it was the domineering theme of the last ever D&G collection before it gets absorbed into Dolce and Gabbana (making it a super brand). The Italian duo put a lot of work in to makes sure the line goes out with a bang: vibrant, sexy, very youthful and trend-setting, this is exactly how we will remember D&G.

Yet scarf print is not new, Versace and Etro are two brands that most closely have been associated with it for years, but thanks to D&G the print is back and it’s big, migrating it out of my grandma’s closet and to the wish lists of all fashionistas. Below are the classics-gone-youthful from Versace and Etro, the pricey way to go about this hot trend.

  1. Versace Scarf Print Silk Satin Mini Dress, £465
  2. Versace Barocco Silk Printed Shirt, £745
  3. Etro Printed Skirt, £320
  4. Etro Silk Dress, £810
  5. Versace Venetian Print Silk Shirt, £745
  6. Etro Paisley Cardigan, £550

But as always I am a firm believer that you don’t have to break the bank to get on board with the latest trend. High street has already caught up with the designers and produced a wide range of scarf print pieces – below is my selection. And if you dare, do mix the prints and colours up in the outfit – clashing is so in!

  1. River Island Blue Scarf Print Bomber Jacket, £40
  2. River Island Pink Scarf Print Playsuit, £18
  3. River Island Orange Raised Front Maxi Skirt, £45
  4. Topshop Moto Baroque Hotpants, £34
  5. Topshop Scarf Print Shirt, £40
  6. Topshop Scarf Priny Leggings, £20 
  7. Zara Printed Blouse With Scarf, £29.99
  8. Miso Scarf Print Bralet, £15
  9. Zara Printed Blazer With Scarf, £59.99

 

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