Italy has a lot to offer. From pasta, to wine, to famous fashion and art. But, let us not forget that this remarkable country houses some of the most inspiring sculptures...and our friend, Bali, discovered a wonderful 'piece' all on her own...thank you for the wonderful image, Bali, and also, for wearing that dress!
While the expo may have very little to do with fashion, it is still a worthy visit for anyone who is interested in what is going on in the world. Food, a basic need for all of us, is a topic of much discussion these days...for meat-eaters, vegetarians or vegans, we are all in the same boat: we need to plan for the future. The expo allows companies and countries to showcase what they are doing to help our planet survive...and it was done in grand style this year in Milan. We were there to see the sights, and take in the various pavilions. It was a spectacle and a wonder to behold. We managed to see the American, German, Estonian, Vietnamese, Indonesian and a few other smaller ones as well. The queue for viewing Japan was over four hours, so we gave that one a miss and headed over to the Martini rooftop bar instead (one needs a good drink after tackling the crowds!). All in all, a wonderful and inspiring visit (the German pavilion was by far the most dynamic with interactive shows and info points), and in 2020 it is heading to Dubai...so you may see us there!
It is our last post from the awesome city of Milan: a city that at first appears daunting because of its size and scope, but in the end was open and warm to our camera on the street. So, thank you Milan for the good photos and marvellous fashion. Our last post features a great pair of shoes (because we love all that glitters) and these just had to be snapped for our fashion blog. Of course, that the wearer was sporting a gorgeous green Cèline bag did not go unnoticed!
Do your flat shoe shopping in one place and pop online to & Other Stories where we found three great pairs (and they will not break the budget and they will get 2015 off to a thrifty start). This pair of anaconda flats cost 75 euros, the chain leather loafers retail at 150 dollars (available in the US) and these leather cut-out brogues will set you back 125 euros.
Picture credits: all shoe images from stories.com
I am a big fan of a good denim jacket. It has saved my life a few times…okay maybe a bit over dramatic, but I am the first to confess that this clothing essential is a must in any good wardrobe. It is a great way to keep warm in summer and under a coat in winter, it adds another jeans layer that harmonises wonderfully with chunky knits or tweeds.
Our next streetstyler has a good combi going with her vintage bag, washed out denim and short, short skirt. We love the down-to-earth boots and of course the grungy hair. In Milan, blonde hair always causes head to turn and in Yuliya’s case, it is well deserved.
We have our top 3 denim jackets for you. First up we have one on sale from h&m, retailing at 20 euros, then we have great men’s jacket from Japan Rags, on sale through shopstyle.co.uk, selling at 55 pounds. Finally, go all out with this one from 7 For All Mankind, through unger-fashion.com at 249 euros.
Picture Credits: Denim jackets taken from hm.com, shopstyle.co.uk & unger-fashion.com
Welcome to 2015! Thank you to you all for your loyal support and comments over the last year (we have noticed!) and we hope you had as much fun as we have had compiling our blog for you. The art of street style is ever-changing and at times it is tough to get the ‘right’ photo or image, but along the way, we manage to meet amazing people who not only inspire us to carry on with our fashion blog, but also give us new ideas about fashion. After all, the styles we see on the street are more important than glossy, airbrushed magazine photos.
So, here is our first post for the year and we thought we would present someone with real personality! This wonderful streetstyler was spotted hopping off her Vespa in Milan and we of course loved the get up. The cute black mini, cropped jacket and chunky heels made us long for a holiday on the Amalfi coast…
Bad weather calls for cool hats (I have just broken in my new Stetson from Paris) and here the rule is, find one that suits and does not overpower the look you are going for. After all, a bit of drama is wonderful, but you don’t want to look as though you are on the way to perform at tonight’s show of Les Mis.
So, we of course had to post this great look, spotted in a shopping arcade in Milan. The hat is awesome and we love the creeper boots and oversized window pane check blazer. The nod to Valentino did not go amiss…the studded bag is great and brings a rougher touch to the elegant jacket.
Picture credits: all blazer pictures from asos.com
That we are fans of monochrome is indeed no secret. Here, at Dashing George HQ, we love the simplicity and functionality of using two colours to create a look. After all, the genius does indeed lie in the detail. There is a reason after all why season after season, the white blouse pops up, the black blazer has another reworking and the classic and unfussy black pair of trousers is modified. Suddenly these basics are no longer mundane. They are the key pieces that will transform a look because they are reliable and like a trusted old friend, they will never let you down.
Take our next model, spotted on her way through busy, busy, busy Milan. We love the black Asos skirt and Givenchy glasses. The fact that she manages to snag two trends in one top is also a coup indeed: see-through and gym-style. What she clearly has nailed down is not only that awesome Italian flair, but a drop dead gorgeous smile…and that, in my book, is timeless.
We turn to our label of choice for effortless monochrome: Acne. Here are our top three: the sleeveless black dress, this Avre mesh shirt and these Saville cropped trousers. These three are available online through the official website, retailing at 140, 320 and 290 euros respectively.
Photo Credits: all Acne photos taken from acnestudios.com
Welcome in the season where all we want to do is wear oversized t-shirts and lounge…it is after all the season to be jolly but there is always that part of our being that just wants to be cosy and comfortable…and this is usually frowned upon in fashion circles…BUT take a look at our next streetstyler spotted in Milan. She manages to pull off this comfy look with enough esprit and charm. We love the nod to the grunge look with the black boots and leggings…and the perfect hair is always a plus!
Try on these for size:
Picture Credits: shirts pictures taken from zara.com, unger-fashion.com & cosstores.com
With the world spinning towards Christmas and all that sparkles, we are pleased that one of our favourite jewelry designers is presenting something new and fabulous for all of you to gawk at. The new Bollicine Collection, by Nathalie Jean is fun without being too whimsical and the craftsmanship is a wonder to behold. This new playful collection brings a bit more colour to Nathalie’s usual palette. With subtle pastel hues, these adornments are sure to liven up any pullover or blouse. Oh, go on…spoil yourself! For more wonderful pieces, simply visit Nathalie online at nathaliejean.com
Picture Credit: taken from nathaliejean.com
If you were to lay all these pieces that our next model wears on the floor and look at them separately, then you would think they could never work together. Take the Stella McCartney jacket and burgundy bag, then a leo dress and cross trainers…and then for a flight of fancy, add a pair of glitter sunglasses…on the streets of Milan, she stood out among the Prada-clothed Italians and we are so glad to have spotted her. She is like a breath of fresh air for our cold December day and I am sure you will all now look at leo and glitter in a whole new way.
Picture credits: bag taken from topshop.com, sunglasses from anitahass.com & dress from asos.de