Milan Fashion Week AW14/15 Series: Versace




Versace-AW14-styleonthecouch-4For AW14, Donatella Versace tells us “This is a collection about the power of a women.”  Military styling (think the Beatles in their Lonely Hearts Club stage) met with baton twirling dancers in this sexily-styled, provocative collection of mini dresses with lace-up boots, long, lean silk dresses and not forgetting the signature Versace bling.

“Bias cut dresses spliced from matte silk and shiny satin had asymmetric hemlines, which felt dated but to a young generation looking at this (young enough not to remember it in the early Nineties) then it must have looked novel. Then again, a Versace girl might choose to skip the dress altogether and go straight to the coats. The thing about this season’s thigh-skimming red alpaca jackets and bi-colour minks is that one needn’t necessarily wear anything underneath.” –

My favorites from this collection that surprisingly won me over were the black fringed skirts and short (short) dresses and the longer gowns (I remain a complete sucker for thigh high splits).  Now to locate my straightening irons and peroxide blonde, and you can sign my up for this Versace army.

Images: Sonny Vandevelde.

Under The Sea.

The spring collections at Versace, Holly Fulton and Chanel all shared an under the sea theme.  I also appear to be having an aquatic moment – drawn to all things green and blue I found this gorgeous form fitting midi lace dress from ASOS and couldn’t be happier with the style and colour.

The dress has cute capped sleeves and a scooped back. The lace floral effect fabric turns delicately semi-sheer at the neckline which gives the dress some interesting texture. I love it – I had to stop myself buying it in all three shades (black and pink in addition to the green here).

When I was thinking of shoes to wear with the dress the obvious choice was my nude pumps, but then I had a re-think.  I decided to go all out blue hue with my sapphire pumps from Nine West – a Christmas present from my big sister.  These peep toed shoes with scalloped edge (continuing the under the sea theme, no?!) are aptly called ‘feelngood’ – despite a heel height of 4 1/2 inches, feel good they do.

Below: clockwise, left to right inspiring green and blue hues in the spring collections from: Holly Fulton; Chanel and Versace.

How are you wearing blue and green right now, Blog Reader?

Photo credits: Lydia Hudgens.