So excited about this blog post! Why? Because these are one of my all time favourite looks from the runways. This look is inspired by the 2013 Fall Dolce&Gabbana collection. Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana found inspiration from old churches and the Byzantine-era. Mosaics from Sicily's Monreale Cathedral provided the starting point for the collection, which was as gilded with religious iconography.
The models who participated in this Dolce & Gabbana show were topped with gilded crowns. If the jewel-encrusted apparel did not drive home the monarchical theme of the Fall 2013 line, these adornments certainly did. Paired with these outfits were an assortment of haute couture accessories, seen in the deep red flats and drooping and chunky gold earrings. Just watching the catwalk videos, low buns, black crochet, intricate lace and bejewelled crowns and jewellery and The Rose was everything to the collection.
So I asked myself...How could I recreate this look on a teen budget? Spread across fashion magazines, celebrities such as Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and many more were sporting some jaw-dropping pieces from this particular collection. So why not try it out myself?
The crochet blackdress I have on is from a little boutique in Juan-Les-Pins. Got it at a fraction of its usual price because of the end-of-Summer closing down sales. I fell in love with it instantly and inspired me to recreate the D&G look.
The thin straps, thick black crochet and heart shaped neckline is a dupe of what you could get off the D&G runway. My cross necklace and the ruby red and gold plated chunky cross earrings were the perfect match for this outfit.I found both these pieces, during my summer vacation, in a tiny shop off the bustling streets of Bangkok and can also be found on ASOS and Topshop. My black peep-toes are from Chanel but can easily be purchased for less on the high street. For me the hair and makeup was the most fun to recreate the look D&G Runway look. So here I sported a slick, middle parted low bun, matt lipstick from LimeCrime, shade: wicked... my fave Autumn color yet. Stefano's favourite childhood memory of his own mother is The Rose scent of her red lipstick. Thats why Dolce&Gabbana's lipsticks are uniquely fragrant.
Added a little bit of highlight and contour et VOILA! The rustic, sun kissed italian vibe shone through this outfit. And yes, i had to add a little grain and B&W to my pics to make it look antique. This collection was an immaculate conception!
Hope you enjoy this Lookbook. One more post to follow. Have an awesome day xxx T