New In - Dolce & Gabbana Fall / Winter 2012

So I was slightly (read totally) obsessed with DOLCE & GABBANA Fall / Winter 2012 collection. Mostly because I have a dream of one day being a Sicilian princess who wears lace everyday, owns too many sexy pencil skirts, and dons a pearl tiara just to run mundane errands. I was so excited to snag a few pieces from the season. The first piece is a black stretch lace top with pearl buttons along the center back. It was the shirt featured under the coat from look 52. The bottom hem is scalloped so it's perfect for wearing with pants, but it will also pair well tucked into a skirt. The pearl buttons add the element of decadence that D&G is known for. I also picked up a pair of riding pants. They have zippered pockets in the front and back as well as zippers by the ankles, but trust me it's not too much. All the zippers work well and most importantly, with the perfect amount of stretch, they fit phenomenally. I will definitely be investing in more DOLCE & GABBANA pants in the future. Many more.

My third acquisition from the collection is a black high waisted pencil skirt with embroidered lace panels on the side. I love pencil skirts. I love high waisted ones even more. The addition of lace makes this particular skirt quite perfect. The detail on the skirt is exquisite; it is what makes the piece special and not just another black skirt. I own at least three pairs of shoes that will look good with it. It was featured in look 23 with an even lacier white top. I will probably pair it with something maybe less lace-y, but I do want to wear it with a top that will maintain the original feel. I'm thinking a silk blouse...


Yves Saint Laurent Fall / Winter 2012




The 2012 Fall/Winter Yves Saint Laurent collection was the very last show from Signore Stefano Pilati. Where does this leave the future of YSL? Will the house continue to produce the product that I know and love? Where will Stefano go? Who will replace him? A piece from this collection will be added to the list in a bid to obtain a small piece of history... and a new jacket. Oh, how I wish I could have been there, rubbing elbows with the editors and taking Twit pics. The show was clean, sharp, and had me thinking about where I would want to wear a fur stole to. As always, the pants were amazing and the blazers were strong, and if I'm not mistaken, there was a little bit of chain mail thrown in for good measure. There was a recurring print with a reference to a calla lily. I decided to do a little research about the flower (I googled it). While there were many theories as to its significance, one really resonated with me; rebirth and resurrection. Maybe this flower was the most appropriate illustration for what the future of YSL holds... Stefano we will miss you.


Givenchy Fall / Winter 2012




The very first thing I noticed about the Givenchy 2012 Fall/Winter show was... I need a pair of these boots. I have a serious weak spot for a just over the knee boot. Riccardo Tisci gave us a collection with dark lips and full of coats and jackets that should find a home in my closet. (Mainly those boots need to find a home in my closet.) It was all very moody, sleek and Matrix-like. There are definitely some pieces my "residual image" would be wearing whilst fighting the agents with Neo. Dressed like this, the Machines won't have a chance. I'd just need a new pair of black sunglasses. Then there's the leather. Are those quilted leather pants? I'm usually not one for leather pants, but I can make a change for these. I could change a lot of things for Givenchy... but, let's not get into that.