Monday, 28 February 2011

Boy Meets Girl

At Dolce and Gabbana the sixty-four models were divided into two camps: the 'Tomboys' and the 'Temptresses'. The 'Tomboys' had their hair styled in "Rockabilly" quiffs and wore tailored trouser suits, Trilby's, and winkle-picker style, pointy-toe lace-ups. The 'Temptresses' slinked along the catwalk in sheer lace over sequinned underwear, tiger-striped clinging dresses and star-printed, black and white chiffon gowns, accessorised with high-heels and ankle-socks.  I think I might have been a Tomboy..but then I keep seeing bits from the Temptresses that catch my eye. Which one would you be?

There was a twist in this apparent tale of androgyny, which played out to Mick Jagger and David Bowie's "Dancing in the Street", and Bowie's 1983 hit, "Modern Love". The seductive dresses were also matched with boyish lace-ups, belt-bags and those Trilby hats. And the "borrowed from the boys" tailoring included oversized vests, embellished with lace and beading and worn with sequinned leggings; and mannish, double-breasted car-coats in baby-pink and pale blue, while a three-piece suit came with pinstripe cuffed trousers and waistcoat, and a leopard print, short jacket.


Pretty sure I had one of these when I was little..think it was by Woolworths though..


  1. I lovedddd this collection! It's impossible for me to decide which I'd be - I think I'd be an even blend, honestly :)

    So What If I Like Pretty Things

  2. I love how Dolce and Gabbana do that mass final walk where all the models come out together. it really gives a sense of the collection and is so exciting as a finale.


  3. I simply adore this collection. It is so beautiful and inspiring. Thanks for sharing. Now following you blog:) Check out mine if you have time and let me know what you think x

  4. Thanks All! Marie, I totally agree about wanting to be a blend of both,that's definately the dream!

    Hannah-Rose- Yup, the big show-stopper finale is always my favourite bit.

    Thank you Scarlett!x

  5. I LOVE the androgyny of this collection.


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