Monday, May 30, 2016

Dolce Vita









While I move further and further away from modern fashion these days, I used to be quite devoted to watching the high fashion runways. I like the beautiful things that come down the runway even if I'll never be able to shop such pricey luxuries. Still, I realized if there was one look I could replicate myself it would be Dolce & Gabbana's constant love for all things viva l'Italia. The look usually manifests in their shows and advertising spreads as lovely Italian ladies (sometimes of various generations), wearing black dresses (often black lace) with lots of gold jewelry and roses in their hair. So I put on my black dress, layered on some gold coin jewelry, and topped my slicked back bun with a gigantic flower crown.

A fun look for a long weekend, sadly I didn't spend it in Italy! Now it's back to the sewing room for me, I'm working on a red dress with a bit of a deadline...

Dress: Made by me
Handbag, Scarf, Belt & Jewelry: Vintage
Shoes: Banana Republic
Flower Crown: Made by me

18 comments:

  1. Oh but you could have fooled me - the spot you picked to shoot this outfit looks just as I imagine a side street in a gorgeous little Italian town to look! I really love how the addition of the flower crown really softens this timeless black dress, you look incredibly elegant.

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    1. Aw thank you Harlow! Just our one local historic house yet again but this time disguised with flowery bushes ;)

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  2. Such a lovely dress - and wonderfully offset with the headpiece! Kx

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    1. Thank you! One rarely gets to wear big flower crowns, gotta take any chance I get!

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  3. That flower crown is amazing!! And love the Kahlo-esque Dior-inspired ensemble!

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    1. Thank you Nora! It is a a head turner for sure, I should wear it out grocery shopping ;)

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  4. You do look like you were in a side street in in Italy!
    Oh you look amazing the pearls in your hair is such a great touch! <3

    Carla, Tiny Angry Crafts

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    1. Thank you Carla! The pearls and coins in my hair were jingling anytime I moved so it was rather like being my own personal wind chime :)

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  5. I thought 'Dolce' the moment I saw these photos! Wonderful look x

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    1. Thank you Porcelina! I'm glad my D&G inspiration came across <3

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  6. Your hair do really steals the show here Bianca! You emulate that perfect high-fashion Italian look, but also in a really classic way. Gorgeous! ❤

    xox,
    bonita of Lavender & Twill

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    1. Thank you Bonita! I taped into my ancestral Italian roots ;)

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  7. This is such an immensely chic, fantastic look - and series of photos. You capture the feel of old world Italia superbly. Lavoro fantastico!

    Grandi abbracci,
    ♥ Jessica

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  8. hello,
    the first photo is very nice! this dress is a stunning work of Art and make shinning Your style!...You're very Elegant & Charming wearing this outfit...cheers!

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  9. I think you could be in a D&G advert in this ensemble. I love to look at high fashion even though I am never going to get to wear it. Great flower crown!

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