Dolce Gabbana‘s Spring 2015 Collection has been by far one of my absolute favorites in the last five to ten years. Now I’ve always been a huge fan of Italian design duo Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, but S/S 2015 was especially outstandingly beautiful! All of the looks were so extravagant, so feminine, so sensual, so bold! Those floral embroideries combined with delicate lace and luxurious silks? Pure heaven! But that beauty, of course, came with a price. A skirt from that collection for example would sell for an astronomical price of $12.500, a mini dress went for roughly $10.000. With prices that high, there wasn’t even the slightest thought of purchasing possible.
Dolce Gabbana Spring 2015 Collection
Nasty Gal does Dolce & Gabbana S/S 2015
Then a few days ago I happened to stumble upon a few pieces on Nasty Gal that somehow looked all too familiar. And after a few seconds it suddenly hit me: Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2015, of course! I mean, just look at the model’s hair and makeup! Totally obvious! The designs themselves aren’t spot-on dupes, but close enough to pretend you’re a sultry Italian duchess. Some of the pieces have already sold out of many sizes, so lightning-fast shopping is advised.
- Nasty Gal Sworn to Secrecy Embroidered Top + Skirt, $98/$148
- Nasty Gal Midnight Garden Mini Dress, $158
- Nasty Gal Sworn to Secrecy Embroidered Dress, $128
- Nasty Gal Jewel of Hard Rocks Mini Skirt, $200
- Nasty Gal Sworn to Secrecy Embroidered Romper, $168
- Nasty Gal Lace Up Close Sheer Dress, $98
Image source(s): Vogue, Nasty Gal
I have a new favorite trend for the remainder of fall and coming winter: emerald green velvet as seen at Cushnie Et Ochs‘ F/W 2015 runway show (I simply adore the matchy-matchy head-to-toe velvet look here!). There’s just something so hypnotic about this deeply rich color and sensual material mix that makes it absolutely irresistible to me! Emerald green velvet looks so luxurious, so mysterious, so noble. Luckily, a couple of fashion chains picked up on this bold trend and incorporated it into their fall/winter collections, most notably Topshop and H&M which both have an extensive selection of (emerald) velvet pieces available at the moment (check out Topshop here and H&M here). Below I’ve selected my favorite emerald velvet picks which are both fashionable and affordable. Set off your green velvet look with bold gold jewelry, a black faux fur vest or, if you really want to make a statement with your outfit, just add some glitter.
Image source(s): Cushnie Et Ochs, H&M, Topshop
Can we take a short moment here and gush a bit about the amazingness that was Elie Saab’s gorgeous S/S 2014 collection? It was such a beautiful and outstanding collection; there’s not one single thing I wouldn’t love wearing from that collection. I especially loved the floral print pieces like the cute little white shift dress ($3.000) with the floral print on the bottom below. Such a lovely dress, don’t you agree? So imagine my delight when I spotted an almost identical frock at Choies for a steal price of under $40! I instantly had to recreate Elie Saab’s runway look on a budget level, do you like it?
- CLUTCH: INC “Bianca” Leather Clutch, $99.50
- DRESS: Choies Shift Dress With Floral Bottom, $36.28
- BRONZER: Ulta Minerals Bronzer, $14
- EYESHADOW: Smashbox Limitless 15 Hour Wear Cream Eyeshadow, $20
- NAIL POLISH: Sally Hansen Extreme Wear Nail Color in Sea-Ing Stars, $2.99
- CUFF: Charles Alberta “Alchemia” Basket Weave Cuff, $50
- LIP STAIN: Palladio Lip Stain in Rose, $5.99
- MASCARA: bareMinerals Flawless Definition Mascara, $19
- SHOES: Nine West “Callen” Suede Ankle Strap Pumps, $36.46
- HEADBAND: Riviera Skinny Natural Fabric Headbands 5 Ct, $7.50
Image source(s): Style, Ulta, Max & Chloe, Macy’s, Choies, Amazon
Update: This post has been updated on March 14, 2013. Scroll down to see the new adds.
While I think that most of Louis Vuitton‘s runway collections wouldn’t really work off the runway, I do admire Marc Jacobs for his vision and ability to inspire the fashion world. Take the S/S 2012 collection for instance. LV brought out pastels for spring and swooooooooosh, a few months later everyone was doing pastels; including other high-end designers. For Spring 2013 MJ envisioned a collection full of chess print adorned pieces and now we’re starting to see the LV inspired check print trend trickling down to the fast fashion retailers such as ASOS. What would you rather wear? Louis Vuitton or ASOS?
P.S.: Check out more checkerboard print items at ASOS here.
UPDATE (03/14/2013): Found more great Louis Vuitton S/S 2013-inspired checkerboard items at Romwe.
Aaaand we’re back to stripes! My only excuse to show you this
rather old revived (S/S 2012) runway inspired trench coat trend is a) my love for Burberry trench coats and b) my love for anything striped! Also, since we’re more than halfway through winter and slowly transitioning into trench coat weather, I wanted to give you an idea on how to update your outerwear for the upcoming springtime. Trend approved by fashion connoisseurs Miroslava Duma and Wendy from Wendy’s Lookbook.