Epic video time: Dachshund’s Creek… OMG!

As a Dachshund owner, why the HELL has it taken this long for me to become privy to this most AMAZING parody??? Or more to the point, WHY HAS NO ONE TOLD ME ABOUT IT UNTIL NOW??

Dawson’s Creek, re-imagined with an all-sausage dog cast. PURE GENIUS!

Enjoy…

 

Yours truly, The VSG x

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Diva Watch: Cher Christmas jumper or tree ornament anyone?

I know what you’re thinking right now: ‘This has made his entire year and Christmas’. That is what you’re thinking about these ultimate Christmas treats, right? Thought so. JUST LOOK AT THEM…

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Even though our tree is up and dressed, there’s PLENTY of room for MANY of these Cher ceramic ornaments. Imagine a full tree with just these… my idea of heaven! And for those who haven’t yet got a Christmas jumper, this is PERFECT. On the site, this one is called the ‘Ugly Holiday Sweatshirt’, but really it’s actually one of the most tame options I’ve seen….

Actually love it, and not just because it has Cher’s name emblazoned on it.

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And the best news of all… Cher’s Xmas products can be shipped to the UK! I’m off to order one of everything. And you KNOW I’m not joking.

See more here.

 

Yours truly, The VSG x

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Today I’m Loving… some UBER amazing fringing

In the form of this incredible DKNY faux leather jacket. ISN’T IT JUST INSANE?

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I’ve seen this piece on a few sites, and I don’t know why it has taken me so long to talk about it, maybe because I was so in awe of it and speechless?

Anyway, as you can tell, I absolutely love it. And it’s not crazy money, £380 at Selfridges. I know it’s not real leather, but look at all that lovely fringing!

Buy it here. 

Wear it with…

 

Yours truly, The VSG x

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The only animals you should be wearing… Black Score x PETA

image008I’m a big animal person. Yes, I have a little dog, but it’s more than that. I’m vegetarian, and although it was initially a bad chicken meal that put me off meat, now it’s much more about the animals.

I would never wear fur or any exotic skins, and would never condone it. I also fully support beauty/grooming brands that actively support no animal testing, like Lush.

We’ve all heard of PETA (People For The Ethical Treatment Of Animals), the organization that we can thank for most of the angora bans on the high street. Well PETA have collaborated with Black Score – the East London-based brand famed for their fun, tongue-in-cheek slogan tees, and the outcome should be the only animals you choose to wear…

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This is the statement on the Black Score site:

WE ARE VERY PROUD TO BE COLLABORATING WITH THE AMAZING CHARITY PETA (PEOPLE FOR THE ETHICAL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS) WE HAVE MADE A RANGE OF T-SHIRTS AND SWEATSHIRTS FEATURING SOME PRETTY PISSED OFF LITTLE DUDES WHO DON’T WANT TO BE FUCKED WITH ANYMORE. PROCEEDS FROM EVERY SALE GO TOWARDS PETA’S EFFORTS TO PROTECT ANIMALS OF ALL KINDS.

Well then, message received, loud and clear!

T-shirts retail at £30 and sweaters are £60. They’re all so fun, but with serious messaging behind each one. I urge you all to buy one as a little Xmas pressie for yourself.

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Yours truly, The VSG x

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Diva Watch: The Barbra Streisand Barbie, perfect Christmas present!

There’s already a Cher doll, complete with Bob Mackie designed clothes, that I’m still obsessing over. And how it has taken THIS long for me to come across this amazing Barbra Streisand Barbie is beyond me…

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And do you know how I found out about it? Barbra herself nstagrammed it! Yes, if you didn’t know, the ultimate diva is posting some fab pictures on her own account, follow her here.

How amazing is this Barbra Barbie? Love her dress, love the hair, love everything about it. It would make a brilliant Christmas present for any Barbra-obsessed people (read: all gay men). Definitely a collectors item!

If anyone is looking to buy me a pressie… find it here at Amazon.co.uk

 

Yours truly, The VSG x

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Today I’m Loving… Versace Home’s new Nymph collection

This always happens. A double dose of Versace on the blog at one time. They say it never rains but it pours, obviously this time in a really amazing, chic, fashion way.

Meet Versace Home’s new Nymph collection, in collaboration with Rosenthal (a match since 1992), inspired by this season’s (AW14) collection…

versace home nymphWe were very lucky when we got married as we actually got a whole Versace diner service from a couple of my parent’s friends, a year on and you’ll still find me just staring at it lovingly, so I can confirm that everything Versace and Rosenthal create is top class (as if you doubted it!).

This new Nymph collection is super incredible though, wouldn’t you agree? The colour blocking is just so… fabulous! And those Medusa heads, similar ones used on the shoes for men and women, strangely remind me of fondant decorations for a cake.

Ohhhh I’d love a Versace cake!

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Photo above: Rosenthal

Shop the collection at LuisaViaRoma here

Yours truly, The VSG x

 

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My super luxe Christmas gift guide, in retaliation!

I’m a bit bored of seeing all these Christmas gift guides to be honest. I think I’ve probably seen about 3,598, and that’s only in the last week. And I’ve noticed that the majority of them are all about the discounts, which is fine, but as Black Friday proved, there’s LOADS of money out there at the moment!

So in frustration of seeing so many cheap gift guides, in retaliation I’ve created my own super luxury one, for all you big spenders. Treat yourself girls, or men, here are a few things to keep your other halves happy (for another year)…

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1. Valentino rainbow intarsia coat

2. Holly Fowler Moda Operandi leather jewelled elephant dress

3. Fendi silk track pants

4. Haider Ackermann single-breasted wool-blend coat

5. Fornasetti large Flora candle

6. DSquared2 ruffle silk one shoulder organza dress

7. Stephen Sprouse Vintage Bullet print jacket

8. Edie Parker Ho Ho Ho glittered clutch bag

9. Alberto Guardiani lipstick pumps

10. Lulu Guinness light pink lips clutch

Yours truly, The VSG x

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Madonna is face of Versace’s spring summer 2015 campaign… with no sign of those boobs!

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I should have added a ‘THANK GOD’ at the end of the title for this post, but I thought it was a bit long as is. But… THANK GOD Madonna hasn’t got her boobs out for the new spring summer 2015 Versace campaign. To be honest, I’ve tried to forgot all about THAT picture from Interview magazine, she is, after all, my mother’s age. NO NO NO more boobs please.

It has been 10 whole years since Madonna modelled for Versace in one of their campaigns, back in 2005 for their spring summer collection. And now the diva is back.

To be honest, I’m not really sure how I feel about this collaboration. I LOVED the 2005 shots, they channeled such ‘power woman’, but these… I’m just not sure. The first image, above, is the best in my opinion, it has a very 90s feel to it, the one below is a little strange. Having said that though, I do think photographers Mert & Marcus have done a great job.

I would have loved to of seen maybe Selena Gomez in this campaign. She’s young, current and wears Versace all the time. Maybe next year?

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Madonna x Versace 2005 spring summer

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Yours truly, The VSG x

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New: Ways2Wear… New Look’s check trench coat

new look jacketCan you believe I don’t own a trench coat? I have many many coats and jackets, but just never thought a trench was particularly very ‘me’. I consider them quite posh and proper, hence why Samuel (Styleoversubstances.com) loves them so much. Also, because I tend to wear quite loose trousers and jeans, and oversized tops and shirts, I never think about putting a streamlined trench over the top.

But when I saw New Look’s green check coat, I changed my mind. I love it. And, without sounding too egotistical, I think it looks alright on me!

Here’s our next Ways2Wear post. We both went for double print – not planned – to change it up a bit. We also went all outdoorsy, in parks. Also not planned.

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I think we successfully show two very different ways to wear this trench: Samuel went tailored and smart, I went a bit… looser and more casual.

I’m wearing: Lazy Oaf check and splat print shirt, H&M jeans, Poste shoes, River Island necklace, Wang for H&M sunglasses and carrying a Sophie Darling scarf below

Samuel wears: Bespoke white shirt, COS jumper, Fendi jeans, Paul Smith brogues

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Yours truly, The VSG x

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Today I’m Loving… this WOW bow bag

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OMG OMG OMG

And OMG again. This bag is AMAAAAZING. Sorry for being dramatic and ever so gay, but just look at it! It’s semi-Christmas decoration, semi-couture!

It’s by MM6 Maison Martin Magiela, and is only £270, which I don’t think is bad for such a brilliant bag.

Buy it here

 

Yours truly, The VSG x

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