With men's fashion week making a stylish takeover of the Milanese streets, we're currently dreaming of a little Italian vacay. Dolce & Gabbana's Autumn/Winter campaign shoot has added fuel to our holiday-yearning fire. Think adorable nonnas and nonnos hanging out in cobble-stoned streets, adorable olive-skinned bambino dancing to piano-accordion music, and oh, yes! The clothes! In a word? Ornate. Cue form-hugging, corseted frocks made special via Baroque-esque embellishment and lots of lace. Can we marry into la famiglia? It looks like fun! Images courtesy of Giampaolo Sgura and Fashion Gone Rogue.
If you're ever feeling uninspired and in a beauty rut, the simplest remedy is to pick up a copy of Vogue Paris Beauty. Always packed with beautiful images, they'll not only brighten your day but encourage you to break out of your usual routine and mix things up a little. The latest edition, featuring Aline Weber photographed by Giampaolo Sgura, is no exception. Zoning in on braids, hairstylist James Pecis demonstrates just how versatile the style staple can be. And our Française may be a little rusty but we're pretty certain that Pecis is saying the style adds a youthfulness to the face (why do you think we love them so much?) and that the key to the look is combining two textures: matte and polished. Of the four, which is your favourite look?
We've always had a soft spot for Brad Goreski, and are super excited to see him stepping out of his ex-boss and super stylist Rachel Zoe's shadow. Brad lent his styling skills to US InStyle's March 2011 issue — dressing mega-model Liya Kebede in Jil Sander's standout colour blocking collection from S/S '11. Mixing bold and bright coloured separates, Mr Goreski shows us how simple but effective this trend is. Hinting at secretive gig on his new blog for the next issue of InStyle, we hope that Brad keeps us updated as his styling portfolio continues to grow. Bravo Brad! Wanna see more of Brad flexing his styling muscle? Click on through.