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

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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