Monday, September 30, 2013

My ode to the Dolce & Gabbana Fall/Winter 2013 collection

I know what some of you are thinking. The D&G F/W collection premiered forever ago and has since then been seen on everywhere from the Met ball to the cover of several magazines.

However, I didn't have a blog at the time that the collection came out so excuse me while I express my love for this collection. 
John Mulaney understands how it goes. iSometimes you just have to talk about your passions when you have an audience...regardless of whether or not its relevant. 

With that being said, its time to look at the collection. 

I love the Byzantine mosaic feel of the whole collection but this piece especially 

sleek and chic

who says tweed diapers aren't fabulous?

Obviously I need this coat

and this one too

evoking pure power and luxury in the final walk

So what can we take away from this collection?
- Lux materials are a must
- Byzantine Saints had some serious style
- Mosaics aren't just for walls
- Red lips are a must
- Pants are not necessary
- Crowns are cool 

From the minute I saw the collection I knew that needed it in my life. So I did my best to recreate the looks and fervently prayed that the look would trickle down to a look I might be able to afford. 

Every spring my school has a large rave/art exhibition/ avant garde costume party called Beaux Arts Ball. (if you want to take a look. It's amazing every year. If you live close enough go!) Since Dolce and Gabbana isn't really in my everyday budget and crazy handmade costumes are a standard I decided it would be the perfect opportunity to try and recreate the look. 

Sorry in advance for the poor quality of the photos

See no pants? No problem!

I wasn't content with just a party look, especially one with out pants (that might be difficult to pull off when not in a rave setting) so I ordered this dress from

The design is just a print of the original design so that the fabric is completely flat rather than textured and jewel encrusted like the original. That being said, I still love it! It is surprisingly wearable given the crazy print and always gets a lot of complements.  

GIRLS - Tina Fey Skit

Thank you SNL for combining two of my favorite things on tv, Tina Fey and HBO's GIRLS.


A study in black and white

Who says black is boring? Black can be amazing, especially when combined with its antithesis, white. Many designers chose to use this glamorous combination in the ready to wear collections that they showcased at Milan and Paris Fashion weeks. The results are anything but plain. 

Giambattista - Valli 

Andrew Gn

great gatsby inspired?

Neil Barrett

I love the feathers 

Talbot- Runhof

My favorite look in this post!
Meadham Kirchhoff

School girl chic

An Introduction...of sorts

I could start out my blog with a short essay about myself, about how I'm a small town girl who loves art, design, and fashion and all the other basic blog stuff. But why not delight you with this delicious video and then let us slowly get to know each know like regular people do.

Some of you may not be fans of Rob and his films but hey everyone has to start somewhere. Haven't we all done things that we regret? Watching this video won't be one of them.