Sunday, June 15, 2014

Dolce & Gabbana’s Flowers and Gold Inspiration.

I am LOVING everything Dolce and Gabbana is doing right now. Their previous collection with a gold crowns as if belonging to royalty, beaded lace dresses and shoes, HUGE gilded & bejeweled cross earrings, and looks complete with deep red lips and sultry cat eyes. It’s all so regal with a hint of Medieval and even a little Catholicism… but it’s also feminine and utterly delicious!

New Season 2014 of their intricate collections inspire me to get crafty, the detail in their jewellery, handbags and shoes alone is enough to have me rushing to my local craft store for supplies. And don’t even get me started on the clothes! This season the pair were inspired by the Greco – Roman history of Sicily, and depicted that in (amongst other things) layers of coin embellished accessories. Bags, shoes, oversized necklaces and indeed earrings all got fiscally embellished – and I loved it! Please have a look at a new works done! 

Stay bright and unique!                                                             

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Dolce and Gabbana crowns are so in trend now!

YOU can't fault Dolce & Gabbana for the workmanship or the spectacle - these are two attributes this duo, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, do oh-so well and time and time again.
Theirs is a show that's sure to always put a smile on your face (even when the snow is falling down fast and furious outside and here in Milan it is, it really is), infused as it is with Italian pride and heritage.
Today they brought the mosaics and frescoes of their motherland to life through glittering and glistening bejewelled dresses, be they fitted in that elegant Fifties Dolce way or short little shifts with gracious fluted sleeves. They incarnated icons and saints - the models themselves being turned into them with little princess and queen crowns atop their heads - on easy, loose tunics that were rich in pigment colours: red, green, blue, golden yellow - and which came worn with rosary beads.
It went demure for houndstooth skirt suits that came shapely and two-tiered and there were swingy daytime coats that said prim and pristine. In fact, aside from a Madonna-esque golden filigree bustier (dedicated to Saint Agatha) and a series of black lace dresses with corset-wide belts and A-line full skirts, this was very much a collection that was loose in shape - a better canvas to show off those fashion frescoes and splash just a bit more sparkle.
The accessories here were real hits - caged heels on shoes that shimmered with flowers and chandelier earrings to match the grandeur of those crowns up top (though not really practical, surely we'll all wanting to be wearing them next season).
To end we had a series of Dolce & Gabbana's ladies in ruby red: their traditional finale troop cementing the richness (surface decoration and the historical references) of this collection. And this is what we turn to time and time again from this brand - we don't expect it to be anything radically different and we wouldn't really want it to be.
By Jessica Bumps

Material used:
I use only high quality materials at my work: Sparkling Swarovski crystals ( red, blue, purple, topaz), gold-plated filigree, 24 k gold plated Japanese seed beads, velvet headband (It's based on a handmade headband)
You can wear it more up as a crown or more down as a headband.
All my items are hand-set and sew by hand.

I love making bright, fashion, sophisticated jewelry with feminine touches, making designs that help women feel beautiful. When women feel beautiful, they feel powerful and have more confidence.

Stay bright and unique!
Olena Grin
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