The One – Oscar Winner Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey most certainly is the One ('...and only true gentlemen'- in the words of Dolce and Gabbana) this year. With his incredible performance in Jean Marc Vallee's Dallas Buyers club, an incredible award season has followed and rightly so. Having already won the Golden Globe's Best Actor, the SAG and Critic's Choice Award for his portrayal of character Ron Woodroof, the sexy southern actor is now the proud owner of that ultimate gold statue. Last night Matthew McConaughey won an Oscar for Actor in a Leading Role, in a very tough category, up against the likes of Wolf of Wall Street's Leonardo di Caprio, American Hustle's Christian Bale, 12 Year's a Slave's Chiwetol Eljifior and Nebraska's Bruce Dern. And of course, the Dolce and Gabbana gentlemen accepted his Oscar dressed head to toe in Dolce and Gabbana, from the New Bond Street Dolce and Gabbana boutique concept store in London. This was McConaughey's first Oscar nomination and his first win,...
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Dolce and Gabbana Milan Fashion Week AW 2014

Once Upon a Time in Sicily... There's only one way to describe Dolce and Gabbana's A/W 2014 collection and that is a beautifully told fairy story. With such a decadent and indulgent colour pallet, a beautiful mixture of fabrics and textures, bejeweled, embroidered and adorned, with lots and lots of brocade looking - royal in gold and refined in black, you wouldn't be wrong to assume yourself thumbing through the illustrated pages of a giant fairy tale book. Maid Marion meets Little Red Riding Hood immediately comes to mind as you imagine outer -wear made spectacular embellished with giant golden skeleton keys and sumptuous hoods made from velvet and fur, in that ever so striking blood red or the deep and sensual purple. For those a little less intense, billowing floor length dresses that fluttered were dreamy, sheer midi length corseted dresses were ever so damsel in distress and chic shift dresses were toughened up with metal boots of armour. How could we help but...
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An Ode to the Givenchy Bambi Sweatshirt?

Charms of a Dandizette takes a look at what the Givenchy Bambi sweatshirt says about its wearer... The sweatshirt gained its advancement from gym garb to key wardrobe piece in 2011, emerging as a simple grey sweatshirt. In 2012 the sweatshirt was still trending, however it became bolder and braver, establishing itself as a refined and investment worthy piece of vesture, hence the Kenzo Tiger sweatshirt. Everyone that was anyone was either coveting this tiger headed sweatshirt or were pounding the fashion week pavements adorned in said sweatshirt with the bold Kenzo letters emblazoned across their chests.  Now the world is coveting the Givenchy neoprene Bambi print sweatshirt. The 'It' sweatshirt of the moment, with a price tag of £750, worn by the likes of Beyonce, Milan street style queen Anna Dello Russo and Lilly Collins. You know you're a member of the privileged fashion community if you already own or personally know anyone that owns the Givenchy Bambi sweatshirt, the t-shirt, the...
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‘I Love You’ Victoria’s Secrets Valentine’s Day 2013!

Oh Victoria's Secrets, Oh Angels and indeed, Oh Candice Swanepoel!  (It might be a little bit late,  but this is a post that couldn't be missed on Charms of a Dandizette and better late than never...) Barbara Palvin, Lily Aldridge, Karlie Kloss and Candice Swanepoel showcased the 2013 Victoria's Secrets Valentine's collection. There is no better way to say I Love You on Valentine's Day than with some very pretty, very pink  and very perfect Victoria's Secret lingerie from the Valentine's collection - even if you purchase it for yourself! Admittedly, all the Victoria's Secrets underwear I own has been purchased by me for me..., but who says there's anything wrong with whispering to yourself every now and again, ' I love me too.' Happy belated Valentine's Day Dandies...sorry it's soooo late...xx Be charmed, stay inspired! x...
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The Sweatshirt and the Kenzo Tiger Sweatshirt!

Trending #Sweatshirts It was winter last year that the grey sweatshirt became one of the key wardrobe items to for super savvy street style dressing. The sporty garment, a staple for the gym, once taken out of its context and paired with skinny jeans and strappy sandals or a tailored pair of trousers and brogues seemed risque and innovative. Although it would appear, as seen in these photographs taken by Tommy Ton, that the reign of the sweatshirt sill very much resides this winter 2012-13, we have become so accustomed to the sweatshirt trend, that for super savvy-ness and ultimate fashion manipulation we can no longer play it safe by simply nodding towards the sporty trend with the initial grey sweatshirt. This norm has been accepted and it's time to innovate once again and push the boundaries. Now the expert sweatshirt wearer creates a more stylised sweatshirt ensemble or selects a more statement making sweatshirt. Those of you that have adopted...
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Balmain a/w 2012-13 Fashionising for the Girl About Town…

Balmain -Winter 2012-13 Runway Show... 'It's over the top, I mean it's very very embellished. I don't know quite where you're going wearing those clothes, but if you have the life for it, I envy you.' Said Cindy Weby Clearly from Instyle Magazine at the Balmain's a/w 2012-13 runway show. As I begin to write this post I am realising how ironic and funny life can be...I am even deliberating the theory that life would have it that we are all literally walking talking contradiction – if you’re not, I know I definitely am. When I first began writing this post I had a future set out in front of me with my partner – marriage, children, a house in Sicily where I’d write my novel and buy beautiful clothes and a house in London where I’d come to see family and friends ...of course these are all ideals and I am summarising. Something happened in between the time I started writing this...
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Inspired by: YSL and Le Jardin Majorelle

Yves Saint Laurent and Le Jardin Majorelle Set right in the heart of this Moroccan city is an aperture where a secret garden lives and breathes. Painted azure blue walls and pillars are luminous, peering between the greenness of vegetation, the greenness of a giant pond where lily pads float heavenly and evoke a sense of serenity and calm. The only threat posed in Le Jardin Majorelle, if any, is the frightful size of the immense cactus needles. Yves Saint Laurentand Pierre Berge, once Yves' partner, friend, business partner and co-founder of the Yves Saint Laurent Couture House, purchased and restored the Jardin Majorelle in 1980. The land was initially acquired by french painter Jacques Majorelle, who settled in Morocco and opened up the garden to the public in 1947. Jacques Majorelle was in an unfortunate car accident which led to him returning back to France. The garden grew unkempt and overgrown, however Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Berge began a long process which would...
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Made For Rihanna – Miuccia Prada Red Hot Flame Heels!

We're all very accustomed to seeing the Made In Italy tag on an item of clothing as a seal of quality, or at least we were before Primark. But how about receiving a pair of shoes Made in Italy, made especially for you? Unfortunately I am not lucky enough to share with you how this might feel. Rihanna, on the other hand, can tell you exactly how this feels - in fact she did, via twitter to all of her 15,666, 319 followers. And no, the R on the sole of the shoe does not stand for 'Right Shoe'. Miuccia Prada, or at least the fashion houses' communication department, sent Rihanna her very own personalised pair of Prada's spring summer 2012's Red Hot Flame heels. I suppose the shoes are particularly appropriate for the hottest artist on the globe right now. And no doubt, now that Rihanna has tweeted, and tweeters have retweeted and bloggers have blogged, these shoes will be just...
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YSL ss2012 Ad Campaign:More Springtime Bling

Desperately looking forward to spring I thought I'd lighten up this wet and rainy weekend and share with you a little more spring time bling. Maria Carla Boscono is the face of Yves Saint Laurent's Spring Summer 2012 ad campaign, shot by David Sims. I'm loving the black and gold accessories in this ad campaign. The black sling back court shoe with the gold capped toe is absolutely heavenly. ...
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L’Odyssee de Cartier – Cartier Commercial

Cartier...Connoisseurs of class... Allow your eyes to wonder into the world of Cartier, captured by director Bruno Aveillan. I think the words that instantly come to mind are enchanting and beautifully haunting. What a masterpiece. Be Charmed, Stay Inspired x...
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