D and G Goddess Gown Look for 2011

D&G Goddess Gown and Look for Summer 2011

Here is another of our occasional features where we put together a “look” for the new season, using some of the best designs around.

The centre piece of this look is the fabulously floral peony printed D&G Goddess Gown made from pure silk. This is an awesome gown, which features a cross over bust with ruching, a deep v back and a gorgeous silk self tie sash around the waist, which hangs down the back. The delicate peony flowers against a dusky nude pink background are the very essence of summer itself and breathe life into any occasion.

I decided to team the dress with the wonderful Pour La Victoire Jessie Wedges in pale camel. The D&G Goddess Gown is long, so unless you are particularly tall, it’s a good idea to have a bit of leg lengthening going on underneath it :-). Not only do these wedges add inches (or centimetres if you’re a metric girl) to your legs, they do so in the most comfortable way imagineable. The wide platform sole mitigates the height of the heel, and wedge heels provide a much broader base of support for the foot than a stiletto.

For accessories, I’ve decided to echo the dusky pink undertones of the dress and have chosen a series of items in rose gold to compliment the ensemble – the Michael Kors large rose gold chronograph watch, the  Dannijo Rose Gold Ring and the gorgeous Halston Heritage Rose Gold Sequinned Jenny Clutch to add a dash of glamour. Of course, if you prefer you could go for yellow gold accessories as these too would look good. Personally speaking, I would be less enthusiastic about teaming the dress with silver accessories, as this dress has an aura of warmth which is best complimented with other warm metals.

All the items above were available from my-wardrobe.com at the time of writing.

my-wardrobe.com is based in the UK but delivers worldwide.


Going Out Look for Spring Summer 2011

Going Out Look for Spring Summer 2011

my-wardrobe.com, one of my favourite online designer stores and a fantastic place to find everyday luxury designer fashions for both men and women, is celebrating its 5th birthday.

To wish my-wardrobe a great big “Happy Birthday” from one of its biggest fans, I’ve put together a luxurious going out look using five items that can currently be found on the website, as can be seen in the photo above.

The centre piece of the outfit is the fabulous Elizabeth and James Maxi Dress. This maxi dress, which is made from pure silk, is pale grey in colour with a subtle print design. There is a long split at the front, to give everyone a glimpse of your fabulous legs, and the silk ruffle frills around the neckline and sleeves are very feminine. The buttons at the front look fabulous, but you don’t need to worry about fastening and unfastening them as the dress has a concealed side zip fastening – very thoughtful.

Of course, a dress like this needs a pair of vertiginous heels, and I have chosen the Pour La Victoire Metallic Irina Platforms in silver cracked leather.  The heels are so high but the high concealed platforms make them more comfortable. Keeping the silver theme going – as silver goes so beautifully with grey – the handbag I have chosen is the D&G Silver Sacha Metallic Bobble Clutch. This clutch is one of my favourites of the season anyway. I love the bobble effect from all the silver beads and the fact that I can attach the chain strap to wear it over my shoulder if I want to keep my hands free.

The choice of jewellery was a little more difficult as there are so many stunning designs around at the moment. However, I finally decided upon the Merle O’Grady Silver Crystal Curb Collar Necklace and the Iosselliani Multi Stack Silver Crystal Ring. The Merle O’Grady necklace because I love the combination of the heavy silver coloured curb chain and the differently shaped large, sparkling crystals, and the Iosselliani ring because it’s four rings in one – whilst the ring  looks fabulous with its various parts stacked together, you can rearrange them as you wish and wear them singly or combined.

All the items above were available from my-wardrobe.com at the time of writing.
my-wardrobe.com is based in the UK but offers worldwide shipping.