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Autumn Winter planning - Dolce and Gabbana

Every new season, I like to go through the designer collections to pick out my favourite looks and trends, and help me decide which "key pieces" I want to buy for my own wardrobe. I've decided to dedicate one post to each of my favourite collections, including a little "inspired by" wishlist of items, and I'm starting with...

Dolce and Gabbana

Either the Dolce and Gabbana or D&G collection are in my favourites almost every season, and AW12 is no exception. I love the "opulent goth" aesthetic of the collection and the sumptuous velvets, silks and tapestry fabrics used. I'm not normally one for really fussy clothing, but I love the over-embellished look of the baroque patterns paired with layers of lace and the gold and pearl accents. I'm definitely hankering after tapestry textures and gold and black baroque patterns now!

Key pieces wishlist

Painting dress - This dress from Romwe is the only "renaissance painting" item I've seen online/on the highstreet. It would look great with a baroque print or tapestry skirt over the top.
Tapestry bag - This bag (from eBay) is really cute and under £20, so a cheap way of buying into what could be a short-lived trend.
Flocked baroque shirt - I love oversized shirts, and this Motel one is perfect for the new season! I really like the combination of the sheer fabric and the flocked details.
Coin necklace - This River Island coin necklace reminds me of the huge earrings the models wore in the Dolce and Gabbana show, which I really like the look of, but I personally don't wear big earrings, and this necklace would be more practical for day to day wear anyway.

7 comments

  1. I do love this D&G collection!
    Thanks for the high street similar pieces, I love the Romwe dress! :)
    x

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  2. I absolutely love the D&G AW12 collection, I recently blogged about them as part of my 'label lust' series :)

    http://mystringaling.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/label-lust-dolce-gabbana.html

    Charlee, MYSTRINGALING
    XX

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  3. This is such a good idea! Brilliant way of translating catwalk to more wearable highstreet looks. I love the Romwe dress, I have the navy galaxy version of it and the prints are gorgeous - very vivid. x

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  4. I've had my eye on the motel shirt too! I love a/w trends!
    x
    www.be-a-goddess.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. I am loving the sumptuous gothic vibe that AW is promising!
    I love this idea of this post as well :)

    L.
    Good Morning Angel.

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  6. Love these kinds of posts! That renaissance painting dress is really cool, i hope that trend trickles further down x

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  7. obsessed too! i've done two postings on the look for less. check it out!
    http://hocuskocis.blogspot.com/2012/08/embroidered-bags-la-dolce-gabbana.html
    http://hocuskocis.blogspot.com/2012/08/dolce-gabbana-baroque-inspiration.html

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