The Studded Dress Syndrome

April 1, 2012 § 1 Comment

It started of with Versace Spring Summer 12 fashion show – tightly fitted gold studded dresses paraded up and down the catwalk. And when Donatella emerged at the end of the show wearing one of those herself fashion world knew this would be a new must have.  The first to be caught up in the spread of the micro trend were celebrities – Katy Perry and Nicole Kidman showed off their sex appeal in white creations. But Versace influence on the trend was not over: when collaborating with H&M a much more affordable range of studded figure hugging items emerged and even more people signed up to the trend.

And now those that did not get their hands on Versace or Versace for H&M studded pieces have been given another chance: River Island created a more affordable range of dresses inspired by original Versace designs. I’m in!

  1. Black Studded Dress, £30
  2. White Studded Dress, £50
  3. White Studded Dress, £30
  4. Black Studded Dress, £50

All New Versace For H&M

December 19, 2011 § 2 Comments

Breaking news! Versace is doing another collaboration with H&M and it will be released on January 16! The success of the first collection was so great they decided to do one more and I absolutely can not wait – especially since it is cruise collection!  The range is complete from bikinis to shoes, from nighties to jewellery and from dresses to bags. I want to get every single piece, pack it into a cute bag from the collection and jet off somewhere nice and hot. Trouble is this new range will only be released online – so it will be extremely hard to get access to the website on the day as the experience with the first collection already proved. Nevertheless, the obstacle will not stop me from trying to get my hands on the cute clothes and accessories covered in fruits, berries and butterflies. See the selection of my favourite pieces from the preview released earlier today above and let me know what items you will be chasing after.

(Bikinis both £24.99, Earrings 19.99, Shorts £24.99, T-Shirt £19.99, Silk Dress £59.99,  Ballet Pumps £39.99, Bag £99.99).

P.S. Pictures of the new Versace for H&M men’s collection has also been released today and it is amazing – definitely more wearable than the previous one. Something for the few male readers accidentally stumbling on my blog to be excited about.

Versace for H&M: First Hand Report

November 17, 2011 § 2 Comments

There is no better way to judge garments but by experiencing them first hand – touching the material, seeing the intricate details and of course trying it on. That does not mean I am not a very loyal online shopper, but there is nothing like fist hand experience.

As my previous blog post on Versace for H&M was compiled based on online information only I decided it was important to share my first hand experience of the garments after visiting H&M this morning.

First of all let me note that the organisation of the launch in Oxford Street stores and Selfridges was great: wristbands with allotted times of 10 minutes to view the collection and pick your items made sure the horrific shopping experience of overcrowding and stampedes was avoided.

Now to the collection itself: vivid colours, wild prints, tight fitting dresses, leather and studs were the things I expected to see. But what surpasses my expectation is the quality. All the leather goods feel incredible – there is real luxury in all the items. Pelle Borchie leather jacket which made it to my wishlist was better than I expected and the price just did not seem right – it would be hard to find the same quality for the same price anywhere. As for the dresses: Bottoni Oro range fits exactly like any Versace dress would – figure hugging with the right highlighting of curves in all the right places. And another sets of items which I absolutely loved – silk scarves in very colourful Versace prints for just £24.99. A great way to get yourself a piece from the collection if you are on the budget! Plus the colours make it a great choice for grey autumn as it is all you need to add a splash of colour to your outfit.

Needless to say I walked out with more than I expected but do not regret it – great quality and classic design is hard to find for this price.

So to all those who have already experience the collection – I hope you agree with my report. To those that haven’t – run, there won’t be much left after lunch time. And to those who are stuck in the office and have to resort to online shopping – good luck getting through to the website as due to the large number of visitors to avoid crashing it only lets a selected number shop the collection at the same time.

Versace for H&M

November 14, 2011 § 1 Comment

I love H&M designer collaborations and simply can not wait for the release of Versace for H&M this Thursday 17th November.The collection is true to the designer – captivating prints, vivid colours, curve hugging dresses and gold studs. And while I might want to get my hands on the whole range, here are my top 3 buys:

1. Frange Green Silk dress, £99. It is fun and colourful and so Versace. And thus is it a perfect solution for winter blues.

2. Pelle Borchie Leather Jacket, £179. Because it would be cool even if it was not designed by Versace.

3. Bottoni Oro Red Floor Length Dress, £149.99. The name says it all. Every girl needs a sexy red dress in her wardrobe and that thigh high split guarantees sex appeal.

Get ready to snap up the items online and in selected H&M stores from 9am on the day.

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