La Dolce Vita

Today’s post is inspired by one of my favorite designers, Dolce and Gabbana.  They are one design house that pretty much consistantly impresses me season after season. They have a look that is rife with colorful fabric with rich colors, gilded details and beautiful vintage inspired lines. Much of what inspires them is the designers native country of Italy, especially Southern Italy.

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That a fashion house consistantly impresses me is a very impressive thing. I’m not saying I’m any sort of fashion expert, but I am saying that I know what I personally like and what has been coming down the runway from so many fashion houses is just ridiculously ugly.  I guess out of the hordes of ugly and ridiculous fashion that is pumped into high-end department stores today, Dolce and Gabbana is a real breath of fresh air.

Besides Dolce and Gabbana, so of my other all time favorites include Valentino, Oscar De La Renta, Prada, Zac Posen and more. In this blog, I am dedicated to promoting modern fashion just as much as vintage fashion for several reason. Despite what many people in the vintage community think, there are still beautiful clothes made, you just have to look for them. 2. I find some of the best outfits I have ever put together have included a mix of high fashion, thrifted fashion, and vintage. 3. I have diverse tastes in fashion that span close to one hundred years, in my closet alone, I have clothing from the 1800s all the way to something I just bought yesterday.

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The bottom line is, there is beautiful stuff made today and yesterday, just as there was beautiful items of clothing made in the past and certainly some very ugly things (1970s men’s clothing, I’m looking at you!!) The point of fashion is to enjoy the artform that it is, whether your dress is from yesterday or today!

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