Thursday, October 11, 2007

014. Autumn opulence: A tribute to diffusion lines.

D&G Minidress with Scarf, $840, and Short Belted Trenchcoat, $1295

I usually think that D&G items are garish, trashy, and cheap-looking, but this outfit is spot on! I'm a huge fan of polka dots and ruffled blouses, and the dress makes the best of both styles. Plus the coat is absolutely gorgeous. Crimson satin and that little ruffle at the waist? Perfection.

However, I'm surprised (and a little disappointed) the prices are so high. I suppose the quality/type of fabric of these two garments could be the cause, but it's still disheartening to see a less pricey line go up in cost. It's already difficult enough to pay for my wardrobe; any increase is bad news for me.

Monday, October 1, 2007

013. Expectations plummet; but carpetbags save the day!

What in the name of all hell is THIS? Stefano, have you something to say for yourself? Domenico?

Ew. Ewwwww.

Most of Dolce & Gabbana's Spring 08 collection failed to impress me. Some of it fell flat like this abysmally standard floral print dress, and some of it tried too hard to create a tailored look that was not suited at ALL for the type of material used. It mainly makes me sad because I always have such high expectations for Dolce & Gabbana. For the last half dozen or so collections, I'd hardly been able to find a single thing to hate.

But I'll admit, I liked some of the pieces from this spring. The carpetbag material used for both accessories and garments, even if it didn't work well with the business suits, was brilliant (see skirt below for example).

The collection also had an adorable selection of eclectic shoes and handbags, with checkers and patterns taking the forefront.

So in conclusion: it wasn't all bad, but it certainly wasn't all good...