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Shoe of the Week-Dolce & Gabbana F/W 15 Embellished Shoes At Milan Fashion Week

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I loved the details and embellishments shown on the clothes and the accessories at the Dolce & Gabbana show at Milan Fashion Week. While everyone was talking about the pregnant models and the babies going down the runway, for me the shoes were my favorite part. Some were velvet, some were furry, and some had all of these sequins and things on them. I love the basic black pumps, and the slingbacks too, but who can resist a Mary Jane pump. I love Mary Janes. I just might have to incorporate them into my fall wardrobe. I have months to plan. Photo from here.

Bad Bish- Elena Miro Spring/Summer 13 with 12 Plus UK Models

Elena Miro SS 13

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Elena Miro SS 13

 

Every Milan fashion week I look forward to the Elena Miro plus size clothing fashion show. This year she featured four 12 + UK models in her delightfully tribal, yet elegant show. I love these clothes. These are the clothes I wish other designers would make for plus size women. There was nothing frumpy about this collection and the models really pulled it off. They look gorgeous! Photos from 12 + UK Model Management.

More From Milan Fashion Week Fall 2011

While Paris Fashion Week is starting with arrested designers, here are a few of the collections from Milan Fashion Week that I thought were worth mentioning.

Moschino Cheap & Chic was one of my favorite collections. I loved the oversized plaids, warm looking fur, and short skirts. This is a collection that I could actually see myself wearing.

 

Dolce & Gabbana was a little hit or miss with me. I didn’t like the whole Teddy Boy mixed with starry print dress look. I loved the dresses, and actually like the Teddy Boy look, but not when they are together. Continue Reading

Milan Fashion Week Begins With Gucci and Alberta Ferretti

OK guys and dolls! Milan Fashion Week started with the Gucci and Alberta Ferretti shows, and I’m back with the some regularly scheduled programing. Am I still behind in my work and daily errands….HECK YEAH, but fashion and fashion blogging stops for no one so here I am blogging to you. I actually took some time out of the day yesterday to watch the live streams of the Gucci and Alberta Ferretti shows. I loved them both. I think it was the colors. They will most certainly brighten up fall. Happy 90th Gucci!

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Versace Live Streams Women’s Fall 2011 Show in Milan

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For the second season in a row Versace is live streaming their Women’s Fall 2011 show in Milan. Last season it was great, so I can’t wait to view the show tomorrow. I watched the Gucci and Alberta Ferretti shows online yesterday and the Burberry show a day or two ago. Watching the live streams are a great way to get into the action if you can’t be there.

The Versace show will be shown tomorrow Friday February 25 at 1pm EST / 7pm CEST. Go to Versace’s Facebook page to RSVP. When you RSVP, you will get a video message from Donatella Versace herself. Happy Viewing!

 

The Last Of Milan Fashion Week

Milan Fashion Week has come to an end and Paris Fashion Week is on day two. I am behind in shows due all kinds of craziness, but I wanted to bring you the last little bit of Milan Fashion Week, so you four shows that really made an impact on me during the last few days. Photos from Style.com.

Moschino Cheap & Chic was very beautiful and colorful. I am really getting into shorts and bold prints for spring, but the midi-length skirt really caught my eye too. This is something I probably wouldn’t wear too much of, but I like the way it was presented in this collection. I think it changed my mind.
Moschino Cheap & Chic Spring 2011

Missoni was inspired by different cultures, and I think that was obvious. The clothes looked like a mix of prints from all over the world Missoni style. The bright colors are perfect for spring, and the wide hats are perfect for shielding you from the summer sun.
Missoni Spring 2011

Dsquared² was a perfect mix of feminine and masculine. The pants, tuxedos, and dresses really looked great without making the woman look too androgynous. I am noticing a lot of hats in the Milan shows this season. These fedoras match the oxfords that the models wore. Speaking of which, wasn’t it refreshing to see some shoes from the Dsquared boys that didn’t look like you would break a hip in them?
Dsquared Spring 2011
Jil Sander was by my favorite show of Milan Fashion Week Spring 2011. Apparently a lot of other people liked the show as well. The colors and stripes, mixed with the prints and silhouettes made for a perfect collection. I used to wear t-shirts with long skirts a few years ago. I think I am going to break that look back out again.
Jil Sander Spring 2011

Christopher Kane and Versace’s Versus Line Get Plaidtastic

Christopher Kane for Versus by Versace spring 2011
Official Statement From Christopher Kane:

For this Versus SS11 collection I played with combining floral, tartan stripe prints from the Versus archive, to achieve twisted and drape mesh dresses. The colour palette is very bright and optimistic (yellow, green, purple, orange, red and blue).  I have worked printed mesh into longer, leaner dresses, and knitwear for a more casual sporty/grungy approach. The core of the collection is multi drape stretch mesh dresses using layers of printed mesh. Short comes in multicoloured pop dresses. Shoes and bags feature print and brogue details.

Versace Runway Show Will Stream Live

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Always wanted a front row seat to a Versace runway show?

For the first time, Versace is excited to announce that they will live stream their Spring Summer 2011 women’s collection runway show from Milan exclusively for Official Versace Facebook fans.

The show will take place on Friday September 24 at 11am EST / 5pm CEST – to get all the Fashion Week action, “Like” the Official Versace Facebook page and visit the “SS2011 Live” tab. During the show, users can post comments and discuss the show with other Official Versace fans.

Milan Fashion Week

Milan Fashion Week was very short. It really isn’t as long as the other fashion weeks. I mean it really doesn’t even last a week. Anyway. I really was not as impressed with the clothes this season. I usually love Milan Fashion Week. Just like Paris, the clothes are usually very sophisticated. I was a little disappointed with what I saw. To me most of the fashion from Milan either looked bland or played out. I couldn’t even get into my favorites like Fendi and Albino. Je suis tres triste. Photos from Style.com.

I did like Gucci, Dsquared, and Prada. Gucci was very sexy and 70s Italian chic. I thought Anja and Freja did a good job of portraying the looks. The lace was hot. The models flowing hair was hot. The coats were gorgeous and I loved the pantsuits. The collection actually make me wants to wear pantsuits again.

Dsquared was so beautiful. I love the use of the colors black and red to make a very sophisticated, sexy collection. I know the PETA people are going to be after me, but I loved the fur coat that Chanel Iman wore. Gorgeous!

Prada had an old school Mad Men look to it. Everything was very 60s looking. The cast of Mad Men could even wear some of these clothes next season. I don’t know if they are but it would be to their advantage. I also have to applaud Miuccia for calling some curvy Victoria’s Secret models in at that last minute because the other models were too small. If you are looking for the best coats and sweaters next fall, go to your local Prada store.

The pictures did not move with my blog when I moved to different blog sites.

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Gucci was another super sexy, super sleek show that you would totally expect from the Italians. Slim form fitting dress with awesome embellishments and crazy high shoes. This collection is for the crazy, confident girls.

Francesco Scognamiglio’s collection reminded me of the Italian collections from the 80s and early 90s. The dresses and the stars reminded me of something Gianni Versace would have made. The silhouettes were very exaggerated as well.


According to Fendi, big girls love lace,ruffles, and clear Lucite stripper heels. I’m down for that, but I don’t know if my ankles will join the party. To me the collection seemed like a mix between good girl/bad girl.

Photos from Style.com.

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I have never heard of designer Albino D’Amato or his collection Albino before,but I figured I would give it a look. The collection was inspired by a safari and “Out of Africa.” The jackets and skirts were oversized, and the prints were orange and red. I like this collection a lot, but I think it would have been better off being presented for Fall 2010 instead of Spring 2010. It was just too autumnal for me.

Miuccia was obviously inspired by Lady Gaga. The pantsless look was featured in another runway show. There were patterns, shorts, and short jackets. Grey was a big color in this collection, but there were also splashes of blue, yellow, and white. It was an overall great collection. Would I wear it? No, but I can see people who love the Prada look totally buying it.

Blumarine was a beautiful collection that I could see lots of girls wearing on the beach. The long dresses, jackets, and shorts are just right for the Tropics. The Jamaican color scheme made me look forward to summer. There were tie-die in bright and cream colors, camo, and drapery. Anna Molinari designed a young and sexy collection.

Roberto Rimondi and Tommaso Aquilano designed a beautiful collection for Gianfranco Ferré that was light and airy. The colors ranged from white to nude to black. Everything was sheer with rough edges. Some tops had exposed bras. They also did this neat thing with the dress fabric where they pleated it and then folded and shaped it into what looked like elaborate flowers. Simply gorg!


Photos by Style.com.

Milan Spring Fashion Week Post 1

Milan Fashion Week has begun! Yipee! Are you excited. One more week left and then Paris. I wish I could be there instead of South Carolina. ERGH!

Dolce and Gabbana knew what they were doing when they made their D&G; collection. It reminds me of an Urban Cowboy look with brown boots and jeans, prairie lace and leather. I can see a lot of women wearing this come springtime. I also loved the sunglasses. I would wear those if they would only make the cute sunglasses with prescription lenses. Le sigh… I noticed in The Sartorialist’s pictures that Italians have been doing the jean on jean thing for awhile, so maybe it will catch on elsewhere.
Giorgio Armani was full of that tailored elegance that we always expect from him. The color palette of electric blues and hot pinks reminded me of Miami Vice. I love that show. Yay reruns. The taffeta and houndstooth were driving me mad. I would take a standing room only seat just so I could see the fabric move in person. I saved over 20 pics from the show on my computer. They look that great!
Moschino Cheap and Chic was definitely really cute. I love when people combine black and pink together. I also like the prints and graphic tops. The polka-dots, bows, and daisy hats were amusing . It was a really cute collection that I could totally see Blair wearing on Gossip Girl. That “Amore” necklace and duck leotard made me smile.

Photos from Style.com.