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Month: January, 2012

Versace returns to Paris Couture Spring 2012


Donatella is back and you girls will deal
xo GB

Donatella Versace has returned the Atelier Versace presentation to Paris and under the consent of la Chambre Syndicale, been listed on the Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week schedule. While some decry it as a coup, I have to admit I needed something in my life considering what Bill Gatten has decided to do at Dior.
What other way would you expect Donatella to make her entrance than in grandeur? The images from the presentation convey nothing but gold, from the stairs to the pieces with their metallic embellishments evoking of a cyborg suit. In these cyborg adapted gowns – and even short sets – models like Karlie Kloss descended on to Paris in the only way Versace can, classily but with a side of trash.
To be disrespectful, the comment was not. But seriously take a look at a Versace collection, whether it be the latest menswear which gives some sort of “rent boy chic,” or one of the latest H&M collections; they all have this undercurrent of gaudy, and teeter on the edge of cheap looking. While Donatella hasn’t always kept herself just on that brink of class and.. that other world, she safely does so in this collection.


Raf Simons goes dark for Jil Sander Fall 2012 in Milan

Jil Sander FW12n
Eyes are on Raf Simons this season more than ever as his name was the last tossed into the ring for the Dior job, with Marc Jacobs officially out of the running. So the dark collection playing on textures amongst other things could possibly be the Belgian’s last at the brand, and as such is a potentially significant one.
Raf’s was last in the spotlight last season when word got out that there was a problem with funding for his namesake label The fact would actually play in the favor of the LVMH group as they could extend financial backing for the label with the hitch that he agree to take the helm at Dior.
The Fall 2012 collection was a bit Calvin Klein meets Raf Simons. Under a dark – of course not ever to be confused with gothic – veil that has already begun to blanket Milan menswear as a whole, Raf explores youth and texture. It wasn’t only the darkness by way of palette nor youth by way of brown paper lunch bags, that Jil Sander held in common with many of the other shows for the first day of Milan menswear fashion week Fall 2012, there was also a selection of dapper, sharply tailored suits throughout the day.

Emma Stone chooses Gucci to kick off Red Carpet Season

It’s been a long time…

Apologies are due, and extended but will not be repeated. I’ve tried to sustain you guys in the best ways I know how but it’s always in the back of my mind that I just need to sit down and write something out.
Amongst all of the other things starting up there’s red carpet season.
If we hadn’t ended last red carpet on such a high note with amazing showings by Anne Hathaway and Cate Blanchett, I wouldn’t be eagerly anticipating the upcoming one. I made it a point to flip through the looks from the People’s Choice Awards red carpet and while there were a few cute moments it was Emma Stone in this chic green sharply tailored Gucci suit that got me. Effortless, with a geometric twist – accompanied by a gold clutch – the look is one in a growing gallery of stunning looks from the actress. She gives me hope for the rest of the season.