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Today I’m Loving… these sequinned flame trousers

Sounds wrong, doesn’t it? Or maybe like something out of a bad Grease revival. But really, these Filles a Papa trousers are AMAZING…

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In fact I love the whole look. Yes, it’s OTT, but what’s wrong with that? You can always rely on the Brownsfashion.com team to style up something fabulous. This top is also Filles a Papa.

And look, everyone’s favourite Vogue Editor-at-Large, Anna Dello Russo loves these trousers too… she posted this on her Instagram the other day. How bloody cute is her dog, and that Fendi bag!!!??

 

Yours truly, The VSG x

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Maticevski Fall 2015 available to buy… for 10 days only!

If you follow me on Instagram (you don’t? How rude!), you’d have seen over the last couple of days a few posts dedicated to the amazing work of Australian designer, Toni Maticevski.

I’m OBSESSED with his work. Every collection features brilliantly sculptured, femininely folded, dramatic pieces, rendered in fabrics that just look amazing and, so I’m told by Mummy G who recently returned from a trip to Oz, feel fabulous too.

And thanks to ModaOperandi.com, you can now pre-order his Fall 2015 collection, for the next 10 days only. The grey dress with pink under-top is my favourite look, although those oh-so-pretty polka dot print dresses are mesmerisingly gorgeous. Some of the pieces almost don’t look real, like other-worldly. I love that in a collection. The unknown.

If only I was a woman…

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Shop the collection here…

 

For more, click here. 

 

Yours truly, The VSG x

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Piero Fornasetti – La Folle Pratique: a Paris must-see…

I’ve got to tell you, if I could live in a Fornasetti world, I would. Obviously I’d throw in a bit of Versace too, but I’m talking wallpaper, furniture, art, bed, the lot. Most of which, you can currently buy.

But, unfortunately, unless I rob a bank, I’ll have to wait until my bank balance magically grows, and just take in the bits of Fornasetti I do own for now. Or head to Paris, to the new and amazing looking exhibition at Les Arts Decoratifs which recently opened housing lots of Piero Fornasetti’s works.

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And although Fornasetti is now mostly known for that famous eye print – belonging to opera singer Lina Cavalieri, he found a picture of her in a 19th-century magazine – we mustn’t forget that he was, in fact, an artist of extraordinary talent. And this exhibition shows all sides to him that you may not have known.

The archive of his works is huge, and is now used by his son, Barnaba, to create new and exciting pieces of home decor, and has been opened up for this exhibition. Expect to see paintings, sketches, books, prints and collections of home-wear which, when put all together, is hugely impressive.

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If you’re in Paris, this is a must-see. It’s on until June 14th, so it’s a great excuse to get on the Eurostar for a day trip. Book tickets and find out more here. There’s an exclusive candle too, made just for the exhibition, available in the shop of the exhibition and at Selfridges.

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Pictures: Jason Waterworth

Yours truly, The VSG x

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La Roche-Posay and their skin checker dog video – get ready to swoon!

I just can’t even cope with this video, released by skincare brand La Roche-Posay to promote their ‘Skin Checker’ campaign.

Dogs, as you know, have a big place in my heart (my little Dhilly is my life), and this video is literally the best thing I’ve seen this year. What a clever campaign video!!

La Roche-Posay have partnered with the Be Sun Aware roadshow programme, which aims to get everyone checking their skin, once a month, to help prevent cancer scares.

Did you know that Joan Collins NEVER puts her face in the sun? Granted, her reason is to keep wrinkles at bay, but she is very sensible when it comes to looking after her skin. She knows the risks.

Back to this video though… I can’t stop watching it. I want a Dalmatian. And actually I now want to become a skin checker. You should too!

 

Yours truly, The VSG x

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Quick ladies, 60% off Versace at The Outnet…

Don’t hang around ladies, things are already selling out. And you know full well if I was one of you, I’d have one of each of the below (this is only a few things from the sale by the way!)…


 

Yours truly, The VSG x

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Today I’m Loving… this ENTIRE Stella Jean look

Stella Jean has stolen the hearts of fashionistas everywhere. And for someone like me, who LOVES a good print mash up, she is, quite frankly, a fashion goddess. Take this look for instance…

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Isn’t the mix of check shirt and corn print skirt amazing? The big flouncy bow detail on the skirt helps with the fun aspect of this look too. It’s just gorgeous!

Head-to-toe look available now at Brownsfashion.com right now.

 

Yours truly, The VSG x

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Chanel and Sonia Rykiel’s brilliant AW15 menswear looks…

Fashion month may be over, but fashion editors everywhere will now be pouring over the new collections to see what they might like to fill their pages and online spaces with come shoot time.

And although us men have dedicated fashion weeks now, there was still a few menswear looks on the catwalks for Autumn Winter 2015 that were undeniably amazing, and unmissable.

Let’s talk about Chanel first.

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Four menswear looks out of a total of 97… not bad I guess, especially as Karl Lagerfeld doesn’t actually cater for us men when it comes to Chanel. I’m sure, if you’re rich enough, you could buy these looks, but I’ve never seen them sold anywhere.

I didn’t particularly think I would be a Chanel man – from the past looks that have been scattered throughout the women’s collections, I’ve not been overly keen on – but these four I love.

The women’s ready-to-wear was meant to look like French brasserie attire, and the men’s matches that theme too. You can imagine Parisian men dressing like this. I love all the accessories, the coats are fabulous, and those deep red velvet striped trousers are gorgeous. Of all four looks, the layered one, with long coat, is my favourite.

And now for Sonia Rykiel…

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The label closed its menswear line years ago, it just wasn’t profitable enough to sustain designers and shop real estate, but under new creative direction in the form of Julie de Libran, might we be getting it back? 

Again, four looks were sent down the catwalk, all terribly chic and understated, and talking to Style.com, de Libran said of the menswear: “I had guy friends telling me they used to love Rykiel sweaters, so I thought, why not?”

And again, I didn’t fancy myself as a Sonia guy, but I do love the same-striped jumpers and scarves, and when you look closely, you notice the shoulder buttons – a nice twist on a classic piece.

Obviously the first sequinned jumper is my favourite, but the last layered look – roll neck under V neck – I bet will be a hit too!

Also, I’m going to need that carpet. It’s INCREDIBLE!

 

Yours truly, The VSG x

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Jessica Alba in Narciso Rodriguez… speechless!

You know when you see something on the catwalk and you know in real life it’ll look just as amazing? When one look could pretty much define a season, let alone a collection?

Well here it is. Jessica Alba, in this full Narciso Rodriguez Autumn Winter 2015 look. I truly was left open mouthed when I saw this…

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I know that sounds dramatic, but I’m constantly on the look out for stars who dress like stars. Jessica often gets it right, and this is just one of those occasions. Head-to-toe perfection.

It’s a strong, powerful look, but then all the movement in the coat rounds off the edges. And you all know I love a woman in trousers. It’s the tone-on-tone effect too which makes this so strong. Gorgeous and soft.

It’s a look full of paradoxes.

Well done Jessica. You’ve paved the way for next season.

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Yours truly, The VSG x

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Diva Watch: Watch Bette Midler sing Kim Kardashian’s Tweets…

Who ever said that the old school divas don’t stay current was an idiot. Not only is Bette Midler very active on Twitter, now she is keeping up with the Kardashians… well, Kim’s Tweets that is.

Here is Bette, singing through Kim’s rather trivial tweets on Jimmy Kimmel Live! It’s hysterical!

Enjoy…

 

Yours truly, The VSG x

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New: Ways2Wear monk strap shoes…

I’ve got two apologies to make: firstly, sorry it has taken this long for a new Ways2Wear, Samuel and myself have been utterly manic over the last couple of months, we haven’t had a chance to shoot anything. And secondly, sorry to Dune for the tardiness of this post. They very kindly sent these Bertie monk strap shoes a while ago.

But, as they say, it’s never too late. So here it is, our new Ways2Wear, featuring the (now on sale) Bertie Reeds monk straps…

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I’m wearing: Primark T-shirt, H&M longline cardigan, Kenzo trousers; Samuel is wearing: Drole de Monsieur sweatshirt, Hermes necktie, Balmain leather jacket and Fendi trousers, with a little pink accent.

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See more monk strap shoes from Bertie here…

 

Yours truly, The VSG x

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