Thursday, 12 December 2013

Dressin' down

Summer has finally arrived over here in the Southern Hemisphere. The blazing heat, gusts of hot wind, and the piercing rays from the sun seems to make everything unbearable. 

Yet Summer means the beginning of a memorable vacation, and the end of a heartfelt year. It also means a whole new ocean of different styles and trends as the seasons have changed.

On a hot Summer's day, nothing is as horrible as struggling what to wear. This is why dresses were invented in my opinion. It's super easy to simply slip on. It's light, fun, and truly comfortable. My pick of the day is this pretty little green dress from Courage & Candy in Stellenbosch. Its effortless fit makes it look very stylish, plus its dashing green makes any passer-by smile!

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Lady Gaga for Versace

The queen that gave pop art a new form. The voice that rings in our ears in order to be remembered for ever. The Godiva whose outfits seem to surprise us again and again. And again.

Lady Gaga – you either love her, or you don’t.

To top off the 27-year-old’s new ARTPOP album, Lady Gaga recently collaborated with none other than Versace. The dame has always been a fan of dress-up (we all remember the meat-dress). Lady Gaga has been revealed as the official face of the house’s spring/summer 2014 collection. Gaga truly embodies Versace’s essence; she directly alludes to the mother of Versace, Donatello, as she is portrayed as a peroxide blonde.

 In the campaign shots, she appears as her divine and luxurious self as she lounges the day away in expensive couture. She wears a lavender coloured dress, decorated with the signature Medusa head. In the second shot, with the same painfully blond head piece, Gaga wears a dark and shiny skirt that reaches the calves and waist. She seductively poses with a gloriously charismatic black Palazzo handbag as she stares into an unknown distance.
In order to take the ad campaign to the next level, Lady Gaga wears a gown - similar to the lavender gown in her ad campaign – to the American Music Awards. As we all know Lady Gaga for her eccentric and crazy performances, she rode onto the red carpet, on top of a white Trojan horse. She truly knows how to make an entrance.

Donatello reports, "I am honoured that my friend Lady Gaga is the face of our new Versace campaign. I wanted to capture her true beauty and spirit in images that are elegant and alluring. She is like family to me, the embodiment of the Versace DNA."

Donatello and Lady Gaga shares a friendly bond with one another. Lady Gaga even refers to Donatello in one of her tracks, titled ‘Donatello’, on her new album. Lady Gaga continues, and will continue, to stay on top of the world of fame, one uniquely manicured step at a time.