Skinted/Minted: Jeffrey Campbell and Dior colour block heels…

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For me, this is borderline OK and not OK. So yes, Jeffrey Campbell waited, well, a whole year to release their version of Dior’s super bright and sculptural heels, but still, they are little too close for comfort.

But you know what they say… imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Oh, and the JC versions are like, a MILLION times cheaper than the Diors!

Get the Jeffrey Campbell heels here.

Yours truly, The VSG x

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Shop the new Moschino bear collection right now…

Since Jeremy Scott joined the House of Moschino, we’ve come to accept that part of a new collection will become much ‘faster fashion’ then the rest of the ready-to-wear offering, becoming available to buy within days of being packed up from the show. Remember the Barbie stuff from last season?

In the case of the new AW15 collection, shown last week in Milan, it was bears. Lots and lots of bears. Which are now available to buy at Harvey Nichols. The inspiration for the bears came from his new, and first ever fragrance for Moschino that launched not long ago – Moschino TOY. For all you die hard Moschino/Jeremy Scott fans, now’s your chance to snap up a bear!

Yours truly, The VSG x

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See Donatella Versace talk emotions, Gianni and staying relevant…

It wasn’t enough that Donatella Versace produced one of my all time favourite collections from the House for autumn winter’15, sent down the catwalk on Friday, but then she goes and gives us all a sneak peek at her office, her emotions and an insight into some of the pain she still deals with after the death of her brother, Gianni.

Speaking with Vanessa Friedman, fashion editor of the New York Times, Donatella lets us into her head, her office and her atelier, albeit for only a brief minute.

She tells Vanessa that: “This office, this space we’re in now, reflects really me, and my emotions. The ones I don’t show to anybody. This is the place where my emotions stay.”

Have a watch, and get ready to fall in love with the woman even more!

 

Yours truly, The VSG x

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Paloma Faith: Her Brit Award win, and her three dresses…

SHE WON!

I know Paloma Faith has taken over the blog the last couple of days, but there’s lots to celebrate now. She finally won her Brit Award last night, for Best British Female. Well deserved too, her new album is amazing, and her self-promotional touring schedule over the last year was a thing of beauty, appearing on just about every major TV and radio show.

Oh, and let’s talk about her dresses from last night, shall we?

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The first is a super elegant Armani Prive dress from the Autumn 2014 collection, the black feather embellished performance number is custom-made by Giles Deacon, and the last is a sexy lace frock by Dolce and Gabbana (similar one here), one of her favourite labels.

The performance was amazing. If you’ve got time, have a watch below. She was rained on and all sorts! I bet it took some persuading for Giles to agree to that one, although it doesn’t look like the gown actually got too wet!

 

Well done Paloma!

 

Yours truly, The VSG x

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Today I’m Loving… this banana print shirt

I’m into bananas at the moment (no pun intended!)…

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 Isn’t this just gorgeous? It’s by designer Natasha Zinko, and is just so fun and actually, strangely versatile! Team it with matching striped skirt, a pair of boyfriend jeans, or layer it up with a chic blazer over the top, to be ironically smart.

Buy here from Farfetch.com

Wear it with…

Yours truly, The VSG x

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Paloma Faith’s new single, plus her #PricelessSurprises…

My favourite British songstress has released her new single… Paloma Faith’s ‘Beauty Remains’. The video is gorgeous, and I definitely spotted a Julien Macdonald glittery gown in there.

Not only that, but she worked with MasterCard and delivered a lucky couple a #PricelessSurprises moment, in the form of covering Nothing Compares 2 U. Singing right in front of them. Amazing.

On the video, it says that it will be available for 24 hours only, so that means by 11am tomorrow it will self destruct. It’s definitely worth a listen before that. And worth a little gander at her gorgeous Giles look… the bird embroidered shirt and skirt (buy them below)…

 

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Buy the shirt here, and skirt here

Yours truly, The VSG x

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Versace wins at the Oscars!

It’s obviously a mix of things that usually make Versace the winning label at most award ceremonies: the undeniable glam factor of the gowns, both ready-to-wear and couture; friendships and loyalty to Donatella, and even maybe Gianna when he was alive; and, the least favourite of mine, possible payment to wear a dress. Although this is unconfirmed.

You’d like to think the first two are why the stars constantly choose Versace for the red carpets. And no less than 10 dresses – TEN – where spotted on celebs across the Oscars and the after parties.

Who’s your fave?

*Amy Adams wears a custom-made Atelier Versace gown*

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*Gigi Hadid in two Atelier Versace gowns*

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*Irina Shayk and Heidi Klum in Atelier Versace gowns*

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*Zoe Saldana and Jennifer Aniston both wear Atelier Versace*

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*Alessandra Ambrosio and Karlie Kloss wear Atelier Versace dresses*

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*Scarlett Johansson in a custom made Atelier Versace dress*

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Yours truly, The VSG x

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The Oscars 2015: red carpet fashion roundup…

Here’s my definitive, and as concise as I can be, roundup from last night’s Oscars red carpet.

Enjoy…

*Chrissy Teigen wearing Zuhair Murad couture*

Personally the best dressed of the night. She always looks incredibly turned out, with just the right amount of glamour, sparkle and sexiness. THIS is how to do it!

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*Emma Stone wearing Elie Saab couture*

An unbelievable colour on a red head, and a gorgeous fit on her. Nicole Kidman should take some pointers from Emma!

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*Mrs. Eddy Redmayne, or Hannah Bagshawe, in, I believe, Alexander McQueen*

It’s often the wives of the actual star that are best dressed. Chrissy above, and now Hannah. Loved every inch of this dress, it’s stunning. I just think she could have done with a tiny bit more makeup. YES, I did just say that!

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*Felicity Jones wearing Alexander McQueen*

From one amazing McQueen to one shocker. I HATED this. It’s too bridal, or mother-of-the-bride. Get that smile off yer face, Felicity!

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*Lady Gaga wearing Alaia*

Oh dear God, what happened? She was doing reasonably well for a while, but this is just wrong. The flappy sleeves almost touch the skirt, which proves that there is WAY too much fabric here, and those abattoir gloves need to disappear. NON Lady Gaga, just NON.

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*Reese Witherspoon wearing Tom Ford*

I never EVER expected to like ANYTHING Reese wore, and although we’ve seen this shape on her a million times, I completely fell in love with this monochrome gown on her. Her body looks flawless!

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*Keira Knightley wearing Valentino couture*

Again, I didn’t think I’d warm to Keira’s maternity wardrobe, I’ve hated everything up until now, but this embroidered gown is the stuff of dreams! I would personally lose the hairband though, it’s a little angelic overload me for. The rest I love.

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*Gwyneth Paltrow wearing Ralph & Russo couture*

I’m actually annoyed with Gwyneth, her stylist and the R&R team… on the catwalk, this gown was perfect, and that lovely rose sleeve detail continued across the neckline, completing the top of the dress. Here, it just looks a bit… meh. It’s such a shame!

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*Solange Knowles wearing Christian Siriano*

Always a controversial one on the red carpet, Solange once again killed it in this floaty trouser and long length top combo. The colour is gorgeous on her, and can you just imagine how this will look, flowing everywhere, when she has a kicking meltdown again? PERFECT!

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*Jennifer Lopez wearing Elie Saab couture*

She usually saves it to the Oscars to go all out feminine, rather than super sexy, but something doesn’t work for me here. The skirt is a bit too big, the plunge is a bit too booby and the colour is a little off for me. There was PLENTY in this collection for her, it’s a shame she chose this one.

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*Julianne Moore wearing Chanel*

I do like this, it’s pretty and a great fit, but Julianne, for me, is a red carpet goddess, and this doesn’t scream that. She won the Oscar too, and I would have loved to have seen her in something a bit more… colourful.

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*Kerry Washington wearing Miu Miu*

Another slight disappointment… Kerry usually goes for full on glamour, with lots of bold choices. This is much too simple for her. There isn’t much to say about it, which will probably leave it off people’s best or worst dressed.

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*Laura Dern in Alberta Ferretti*

She got it SOOOO right! Wow wow wow, this is super amazing. Love the hair, love the dress, love the bag. Metallic magic!

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*Lupita Nyong’o wearing Calvin Klein*

It’s like her stylist couldn’t organise a proper rail of choices for her in time, and they just decided this one last minute. Although I’m sure the pearl detail work took ages to finish, this just isn’t up to her normal standard. This is a Golden Globes dress, NOT for the Oscars. I reckon Lupita herself might be a little disappointed.

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*Marion Cotillard in Christian Dior*

This was a Very Mummy G best dressed, and I agree, from the side. Marion should have walked this way the entire evening, because it’s only then that you get to see the fabulousness of this gown. From the front, I’m not overly keen. Like this, YES all the way!

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*Nicole Kidman wearing Louis Vuitton*

Like I said at the top of this post, under Emma Stone, Nicole needs to start taking notes. Her hair and skin are much to pale to wear this colour. It’s greenish, so going in the right direction, but she constantly washes herself out, and I just don’t understand it! Nicole, sack the stylist love!

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*Jessica Chastain in Givenchy*

I’ve heard a lot people not liking this dress, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen a waist like this, apart from on Rupaul’s Drag Race. She is cinched to an inch… and hasn’t gone blue in the face from not being able to breathe. A good sign! And as she has an impressive bosom (that sounds all Downton Abbey!), the double strap works really well for Jessica. Thumbs up here!

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 Yours truly, The VSG x

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Would you wear steak and chips shoes?

Give me a fun, colourful slipper and I’m happy.

I don’t actually own a single pair, even though I talk about them quite a lot on the blog. I really must sort that out. Come summer, I’ll have lots of pairs. But, with a lot of things I love, these are just for the girls.

They’re from Stubbs & Wootton – the all-American shoe brand – and are from their new collaboration with illustrator Happy Menocal.

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The question is… would YOU wear steak and chips slippers??

There are more in this new range though, available for pre-order on Moda Operandi. Like this coffee and cigarette pair, also really fun.

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Thoughts?

Yours truly, The VSG x

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Today I’m Loving… Lavish Alice cape blazers!

Oh my gawwwwd, I’m TOTALLY obsessed with these Lavish Alice cape blazers. And actually, as random as this sounds, did anyone see Patsy Kensit on Big Brother’s Bit On The Side last week? She was wearing an all-white outfit, avec cape blazer. And it looked gorgeous!

Just look at how chic these are…

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I actually love the whole outfits on both of these, online at ASOS. Obviously a crop top isn’t to everyone’s liking, but the beauty with a caped blazer is that you can wear it with anything!

The navy one, here, and the white one here.

 

Yours truly, VSG x

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