girls vs. boys

Monday, 28 February 2011


I've barely been looking at style.com lately but that's purely because I haven't felt the urge to look and most people feel Milan to be pretty droll anyway. Either way, I had to take a look at the Dolce & Gabbana A/W 2011 collection.

I've heard some pretty negative responses but I happen to like it. The classic and beautiful black lace was still in abundance but this season held a lot more for the adrogynists out there: oversized blazers, tailored trousers, white shirts, porkpie hats and chunky brogues with ankle socks. With regards to the garish hits of leopard and tiger print, stars, jewels, bright yellow and music notes, some felt unusual at first but steadily grew on me. The updated bumbag certainly looked good.

While I'm sure some will hate it, I love the above-middle image for its mix of prints and ease - anyone else think a little of Frankie from the new season of Skins? I had to post the first image for its layering and awesome sunglasses, and the last image is irrestistibly feminine; I'm so glad the socks and kitten heel trend has stayed. Now if only my legs were a little skinnier to pull it off...

I relished in the girls vs. boys appeal of the collection and hope to take inspiration from both sides. What did you think?

10 comments:

  1. The middle image especially made me think of Frankie! I loved the D&G collection - the polkadot dress is gorgeous! x

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  2. I quite like those outfits actually :)

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  3. I love that sheer dotted dress! What a beautiful design. xo style, she wrote

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  4. I love the mixing of prints- polka dots with leopard print, why not? And the sheer bit of the third outfit, I need me some of that! x

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  5. mmmh it's a little bit too much! But still, i like the right one. For me, less is more!

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  6. mmm! love your blog, and added you on bloglovin!

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  7. If you can get down there, I would reccomend going to The Design Museum in London as they've got an amazing exhibition on at the moment, Drawing Fashion - all the old drawings from the designers and the 1st copies of Vogue, they're just stunning, it really is a beautiful and fabulous collection, I think you'd definately like it! x

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  8. i like them! they're definitely something new for me to try. :)

    <3, Mimi
    http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

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  9. The last look is gorgeous to me but I LOVE the pattern mixing...ahh! They're all beautiful, who am I kidding!

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  10. I love the third one! Not sure I could pull it off, but it looks excellent on the model! : )

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