Dolce &Gabbana Women’s Collection for Fall/Winter 2009-2010

Inspiration: The captivating world of theater in its overall aspect, from the dramatic costumes to the lavish gowns worn by the ladies up to the elements of the theater structure itself.

The Dolce&Gabbana Women’s Collection for Fall Winter 2009-2010 portrays the most memorable and important operas, taking the artistic differences given by the original eras of release, and celebrates the iconic Maria Callas for her musical shows featuring the grace printed T-shirts, and the recorded Bellini’s Norma at the Metropol in 1954 where the D&G Show takes place.

The Styles are very delicate and superior. Brocade, upholstery and capitonné velvet bustier dresses with internal petticoats, covered with precious stones. Duchesse silk gowns with trompe-l’oeil effect prints. Bustiers were made of golden passamenterie ropes to wear with skinny jeans. Velvet coats and dresses with tapestry prints. Tapestry-printed chiffon blouses and jewel brooches tmatch with tights.

Fabrics and materials used are brocades, smooth velvets, matelassé velvets, upholstery velvet encrusted with glitters and stones, silk, mink, printed horse skin, chiffon, printed cashmere, denim adorned with stones and precious passamenterie details, tulle, grosgrain ribbons.

The season’s colors are almost black, burgundy, blue, mélange grey, ochre and gold.

When I see these hippie models wearing chic dresses I remember my childhood and my mother reading fairytales to me. My imaginative mind pictured lovely queens and princesses wearing pretty gowns similar to the ones we see on models of Dolce and Gabbana Women’s Collection for Fall/Winter 2009-2010 toting Dolce & Gabbana handbags.

DG Fall Campaign

DG Fall Campaign1

DG Magazine 2009 def?.indd

DG Magazine 2009 def?.indd

DG Magazine 2009 def?.indd

Dolce & Gabanna Shoes for Spring/Summer 2010

Designer stuffs for the next season are releasing out through their runway shows and campaigns. Several designers are focusing on their shoe collections while others are on their haute couture and handbags.

For the upcoming season of spring and summer 2010 I don’t know what to expect for Dolce and Gabanna shoes. Similar to their last season’s shoe collection, they are almost always over the top and not realistic and functional for normal everyday apparels.

However, the spring /summer 2010 collection is fabulous in all of it’s street chic look. I love the way how this duo designer, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabanna conceptualized the use of partly black lace and fishnet material instead of using common ornaments to achieve its look.
It has details that extends to the sole of the shoe in some instance making into unfinished and unpolished look.

The superficial lace and fishnet works with the sandals to the conservative pumps of the designer. It is indeed the genius collection, but these are not my typical style yet if given a chance I must prefer to wear the burlap pumps with the fishnet “socks”.

Photos of Dolce & Gabbanna shoes after the jump:

Dolce & Gabbana shoes

Dolce & Gabbana_shoes

Dolce & Gabbana shoes1

Dolce & Gabbana_shoes1

D&G Shoes for Fall Winter 2009

The DS&G shoes are absolutely hideous. No single shoe from this collection I would wear even if they were freely given. Each design is a bulky wedge and seems those are not simple wedges at all!Sounds cliche!.

With do-respect to the duo designers, their designs are simply ugly and boring!

Why these shoes morph from other wedges?It looks like the hoof of a giant fat horse. In addition, the shoes from the collection were almost made of dull colored suede. Suede is excellent as an accent, but it is such a boring material for the entire shoe.The single shoe that could have been decorious is the pink bootie, but who wants a bubble gum pink bootie afterall.

I am not totally happy with the Dior Fall 2009 Shoe Collection!

Fame or Shame?

D & G Shoes3

D&G Shoes

D&G Shoes1

Trendy Clutches for Fall-Winter 2009-2010

It is obvious that women totally love handbags. They are obsessed as much as shoes or even more than that. Some women opt for trendy handbags while others just buy a bag that they feel they are comfortable and look great.

We will talk trendy clutches for Fall/Winter 2009 here. Every runway shows and campaigns clutches are usually presented. They are always in our side and it is quite explainable for us party goers if we don’t have clutch to tote on. Almost women prefer clutches for their size and look as well.

This season, clutches come in a huge variety. Some are very simple and can be pair with casual clothes. There are some clutches that look chic and can be worn only for a special occasion. These clutches are surely encrusted with gemstones, embellished with sequins and made from luxurious materials to complement your look with glamor and beauty.

Prada Clutch

Clutches for this season are made of reptilian leather skins as it looks extravagant and exotics. They are absolutely durable and come in classic designs to keep you and wear them for a long time.

Some clutches became more attractive due to fur embellishment. Fantastic isn’t it?

Fur Clutch

For those ladies who wants to stand out from the crowd and prefer bright outfits, season’s designers created variety of bright and flashily stylish clutches.

Vivienne Westwood Clucth

Clutches with chain handles are still popular nowadays and were presented by the designer collections.

Chain Clutch

Off the Rack Fashion

Fashion.jpgThese days most of us are pinching pennies and not spending more than we need to. Many shoppers find themselves shopping off the rack rather than having their clothing custom designed and made exclusively for them. For those of you that may not recognize the term “off the rack” it is simply the term for walking into a store and buying ready to wear clothing hanging on the racks.

For some shoppers this term brings to mind a feeling of terror; to have to shop off the rack has not been something they are used to doing. Well, rest assured that you can dress fashionably and buy off the rack; style and taste need not be sacrificed when you shop for fashion in a regular retail store rather than a designer store.

As many who attend the Oscar Awards well know, their attire is scrutinized from the moment they step out of the limo. All this scrutiny and photo flashing is not simply to document the person’s attendance. Rather, it is to document every detail of their attire to rush off to a waiting retail designer who will quickly get out a pattern for an overnight knock off to be on the racks the morning after (well, almost that quick). It has actually happened that Celebrity X’s gown design was leaked pre-event and the dress really was on the racks the morning after.

The point of the above example is this: fashion is copied and made available at affordable prices everywhere. Perhaps the material will be a little lighter in texture or the color will just a bit less intense but the design will be so similar that only a real fashion aficionado would be able to tell the difference.

Don’t let the economy get you down. Saving on purchases is the latest economic fashion craze, so hit the stores and shop off the rack for the same wonderful designs you see in magazines and on celebrities.

Vivienne Westwood Fall Winter 2009 Ad Campaign

The best in the West! Vivienne Westwood are still liking the beauty of hot and sexy Baywatch body, Pamela Anderson for her Fall/Winter 2009 Advertising campaign.

The best campaign ever! This is my first time to see the designer and her model in front of an Ad campaign. It is rare and amazing to see the designer featured in her own advertising campaign. Truly personal and memorable! I love this collaboration of Pamela Anderson Vivienne Westwood for the campaign.

The campaign was shot by photographer Juergen Teller in a London studio featuring Pamela Anderson with Vivienne Westwood and her beloved husband Andreas Krnothaler as her creative partner in a series of jittery photo shots with a cheeky sense of humor.

The latest campaign was considered as the second successful ads following the Spring/Summer 09 campaign which also present the trio shots of Juergen who has partnered Vivienne for the fifth season.

Vivienne Westwood “funky” campaign after the jump!

VivianWestwood Fall Winter 2009 Advertising_campaign

VivianWestwood Fall Winter 2009 Campaign

VivianWestwood Fall Winter 2009 Advertising campaign

Tod’s Handbags Online

Tod_handbag.jpgWhen you talk about fine Italian leather handbags, many names spring to mind. One that should come immediately to mind is Tod’s Handbags. Tod’s is renowned for exquisite craftsmanship, timeless elegance and fine attention to details in all their products. If you are in the market for a high-end, high quality leather handbag, shop online at Styledrops for discounted prices on the best handbags you could ever own.

Tod’s Fall/Winter 2009/2010 Handbag Collection ushers winter in with style. You can easily find Tod’s tote bags, handbags and hobos that are designed with convenience, comfort and style in mind. Regardless of your personal taste in handbags you will find plenty to like when you shop from Tod’s Fall/Winter 2009/2010 Handbag Collection.

tod_Handbags.jpgFor example, consider the larger dark brown leather tote with white stitched accents . This rich leather tote has plenty of room to carry anything you need and a zip top to be sure everything stays in. With a click of the snap end, the strap adjusts to either shoulder carry or handbag carry length. Metal buckles on each end adjust if needed so that the leather is not stressed when the handbag is fully stuffed. This versatile, classic bag is a must have for any winter wardrobe.

If you are on the search for a trendy winter handbag, take a good look at Tod’s G-Bag Drillak in clay color with dark brown accent. This stylish bag is extremely versatile with both a carry handle and a shoulder belt for shoulder carry. It has a snap closure.  G-bag Drillak is a convenient 13 ½” wide x 12” height x 9” depth; that’s a lot of space to fill. It is made of coated canvas, fabric leather and metal for not only good looks but a long life.

Tod’s handbags are the utmost in elegance and style. The Fall/Winter 2009/2010 Handbag Collection only adds to Tod’s reputation for the finest in leather products. Be ready for winter; go online today to pick out your new Tod’s winter handbag.

Fendi Luxury Two-Tone Tan Handbag

Handbag designer Fendi created this very cute novelty handbag for you to splurge on this season.

Fendi was famous for their bondage-style patent heels and continued its concept to this two huge shiny buckles mounted on this tan purse.
The purse has a traditional tan satchel design trimmed in black patent piping with curved lines and designer logo that was strongly emphasized.

The huge twin buckles are the bag’s main feature. The two handles in over-sized chain are antique colored

After you’ve considered the more obvious features of this handbags, you can see also the additional details that always set Fendi apart from others. Indeed, a nice touch for the signature logo buckles! This handbag sounds expensive but this is a great and deserving member of your collectible Fendi stuffs. A wow-factor for this designer brand this season.

fendi-tan-buckle-bag

Highlights of this Fendi Luxury Two-Tone Tan Handbag
18″ handle drop (leather and chain)
Inside pocket
Fendi pouch included
Sumptuous leather

The New Missoni Ads by Ryan McGinley

Photos of Missoni’s Fall/Winter Ad Campaign are out with an excellent effort of Ryan McGinley’s magical lens. He shoot for Stella McCartney’s latest Bambi-assisted campaign, as well as ads for Wrangler, Levi’s, and Girbaud.

ryan_mcginley_for_missoni

The young photographer made a splash in 1998 with his excellent photographs of his nude friends larking in the fields and lingering in bathtubs. He has also tried his hand at modeling of late. After Juergen Teller shot him for a Gap Campaign in 2008, he also encouraged

McGinley to star in Marc Jacobs’ Menswear Campaign for Spring 2009.
The new Missoni campaign shot by McGinley with model Hanne Gaby Odiele windswept while riding in the back of a pick-up truck dressed to the nines and for men’s campaign featuring Devin Childers. Both were shot at Brooklyn’s Floyd Bennett Field in late May.

McGinley joins an impressive array of photographers who’ve took some effort for Missoni campaigns for past seasons including Steven Meisel, Mert Alas & Marcus Piggot, Mario Testino, and Mario Sorrenti.

ryan_mcginley_for_missoni ads

ryan_mcginley_for_missoni_03

Christian Dior Fall 2009 Makeup Jazzclub Collection

Introducing the new look of Christian Dior for Fall 2009 from Jazzclub collection inspired by the daring, femme fatales of the late 20s and early 30s. Featuring chic and refined collection of smoky purples, grays and light pinks.

Dior Fall 2009 Makeup Collection

The look of Jazz Club is tempting and fascinating, featuring a luminous complexion, smoky eyes and bold shades on lips and nails creates a perfect day-to-evening makeup.

The main highlight of the collection is a compact eye shadow palette shaped like an evening clutch bag. Once you see this cute handbag, you definitely have to own this.

Inside the bag are cream liner, brow powder, matte eye shadows, duo eye shadows in pearl and shimmering eye shadows. The bag also comes with two-tipped applicators: an eye shadow brush and a smudge sponge brush.

Dior Fall 2009 Makeup Collection1

Dior Fall 2009 Makeup Collection2

For lip makeup, the collection includes Dior Contour, glamorous lip gloss Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss Reflect and lipsticks Dior Addict Lipcolor.

Dior Fall 2009 Makeup Collection3

Dior also offers rich nail polishes Dior Vernis with a mirror effect.

Dior Fall 2009 Makeup Collection4