So paris couture ended last week but there is still one more couture show to see. It was Dolche&Gabbanas first ever couture collection, the couture line is called Alta Moda. No press was invited only some magazine editors such as the vogue team including Anna Wintour and Grace Coddington, also there were fabulous celebrity guest such as Scarlet Johanson, Naomi Campbell and Anna Dello Russo and of course wealthy couture buyers were in attendance. The collection was presented in sicily whilst a classic sicilian band played. Though there were no press invited those fashionista's cant help but tweet and they did so thankfully we can get a look at the fab couture collection and the fab guests. The clothes were very dolche with classic 40s feel, there were stunning florals,sequence embellishments very dolche and Gabbana meets couture which of course it was! Enjoy some of the pics there very fab and exclusive :D
 
 

Fashion MatchMakers

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Despite parting ways romantically in 2005, it seems Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have played cupid to a number of couples over the years  and they've been sent evidence from their customers to prove it."We get many letters from people who say, thanks to you I found my husband, or my lover," said Gabbana. "They send us wedding pictures."
Regardless of the fact that they have not been a couple for several years, it seems that the design duo aren't likely to take their professional and personal bond for granted anytime soon.

Princess Nicole

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 Nicole Kidman is said to be finalising negotiations to play Princess Grace in a new film entitled Grace of Monaco, directed by Olivier Dahan - who also directed Oscar-winning film La Vie En Rose. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film will cost an estimated $30 million (£18.9 million) to produce. And i cannot wait to see this film which will be incredibly chic,i think nicole could portray a fabulous grace kelly!

New chapter

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Vena Cava's financial worries have been solved, after the brand signed a licensing and design deal with new backers LF USA - the US counterpart of Hong Kong-based investors Li & Fung Limited. The New York label, which is comprised of friends Lisa Mayock and Sophie Buhai, was previously close to folding - according to a WWDreport published in December last year.

Green feet

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Chole Green is set to unveil her debut shoe collection at a glamorous party held at The Arts Club in Mayfair on April 17. The daughter of Arcadia boss Sir Philip Green has named her label CJG after her own initials. The range will arrive in Topshop stores on May 17.Although few details have been released, the shoes will each feature a jade green sole - referencing her middle name, Jade.


Window Of Opportunity

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London's luxury department stores, including Harrods and Harvey Nichols, are embracing the Queen's Jubilee by giving their respective windows a patriotic makeover. For the first time ever, Harrods is inviting the public to design its famous window displays through online pinboard website Pinterest, in which customers can submit a moodboard inspired by a Jubilee street party theme. Harrods' store image director Mark Briggs will select three submissions, which will then be posted on the shop's Facebook page - allowing fans to vote for their favourite. The winning design will appear in Harrods' windows next month.

Introducing CR

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Carine Roitfeld has revealed that her new magazine will be named CR Fashion Book, after her own initials - the handwritten signature with which she signed off her editor's letters during a decade at French Vogue.
"The name's not a big surprise, but oh well," Roitfeld told WWD, before describing the publication as a "celebration of fashion and creativity" with contributions from a mix of well-known and new fashion talents.
"Vogue is a very beautiful magazine, an institution, and I learned so much working there," she said of her former employer. "You can't put yourself into competition with a magazine like Vogue; you have to create something new, something different."
The magazine - produced out of offices at The Standard hotel in New York's East Village - will be priced at around £6, and more than half of its 50,000 copies will be distributed in Europe, with the balance in the US and Asia. The magazine will also have an online presence, representing the "front of book" elements - focusing on art, culture and fashion - which will not be present in the quarterly print version.
"It's like a new baby," Roitfeld said of the magazine, before acknowledging that there will be another, more literal, baby in her life soon when daughter Julia Restoin-Roitfeld gives birth next month. "I will be babushka [Russian for grandmother] in six weeks,"


 
 
The setting for dolche was lavish and had an eccentric quality fabulous rose covered chandelier and other decedent features. Pre show there was operera playing giving us a hint of something quite theatrical also quite lavish seeing it is the divine opera. The dolche and gabbana fall show was all this a fabulous and again LAVISH 73 look collection the largest this fashion season so far i may add! The show opened with fabulous and very dolche black and gold dresses in lace and sheer also fabulously decedent capes prefect for a night at the opera. There was a lot of lace,sheer,velevet, brocade and embrodery all what is expected of a dolche and gabbana collection. The girls wore beautiful head pieces (i thought blair waldrofs dream!!!) also classic black dolche pumps and black sheer socks were all apart of the early more simple accessories and of course they were classic dolche as was most of this collection. After the black and golds came the more feminine white and gold which was so graceful and had a sweet romantic feel. More and more classic dolche silohetes and pieces graced down the runway but i really loved what was new this season the capes,the embroderies and fabulous silk charmeuse white glossy dresses with textural floral detail very chic very feminine and very pretty!!!! Last season the collection concluded with fabulous jeweled looks this season there was a little embellishment but a lot of fabulous,feminine and italian floral prints it was like grandma had knitted them herself! There was also a less granny chic floral print but a beautiful renaissance art floral print also with small cupids this floral was very vivid and pretty. The collection finally concluded with chic and very italian black looks and gold embellished dresses really so beautiful so dolche so lavish and so MAJOR!!! Really another major very classic dolche lavish collection!!!