I was so happy to have been given the chance to view the Gucci Flora Exhibit at Marina Bay Sands a few weeks back. It was a fashion spectacle - to see the history and how the now iconic flora print was born - is truly amazing. Sheer love! I was even bold enough to wear floral pants [from Mulberry's Spring-Summer 2013 collection] and as such, I think it's high time for me to grab a pair of these iconic prints from Gucci. For now, will store it's history in my memories.
This coming 23rd-24th of March, Gucci will celebrate the House’s Flora motif in a two-day exhibition of archival pieces from Florence’s Gucci Museo. And they will be on display here in our very own island of Singapore at the ArtScience Museum.
The Exhibition will showcase a curated selection of original Flora scarves, illustrations from Vittorio Accornero, women’s ready-to-wear pieces, handbags and unique porcelain items, all of course with the enduring and iconic Flora print. Quite exciting to be able to view fashion history in the making eh? Count me in and I'll be one of the first to queue in line for this exhibit! Can't wait!
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Gucci's latest collection is all about being tactile, tough and sexy. It's overt and gritty compared to last season's Seventies loose aesthetic. Giannini is staying true to the Gucci woman - someone who is a seductress and has steely yet sexy attitude. It's a collection that's all about edge and class - a combination that is hard to come by and Gucci seems to have no problem achieving this. So if this is the look and feel you're after, then look no further fasioneistas - Gucci will satiate your need for the edgy and classy next season.
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Gucci Menswear is known for creating impeccably gorgeous, dapper and stylish couture for men and the show they had for FW2013is definitely no exception to this long-standing golden rule. The clothes seemed to take inspiration from chivalrous soldiers heading back home to an idyllic Italian countryside where the colors of autumn - sky blue, rusty red, apple green, bright red-orange, grey and black - are best brought to life. According to CD Frida Giannini, “the Gucci man returns to a sartorial tradition only to live it on his own terms, pairing formal and informal as he likes.” “This is a contemporary gentleman with a romantic soul.” And romantic the collection truly was.
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I know this comes in a bit late but it's an event worth sharing! Things have been crazy hectic for me and I have a TON of backlog...as in a TON! Anyway enough with the boring and on to the exciting! Last 22nd of November at Club 84 of Taipei 101, Gucci celebrated the grand opening of its Flagship Store with a charity gala benefitting World Vision Taiwan. It was a philanthropic collaboration between Gucci, Taipei 101 and World Vision Taiwan, where they auctioned off 101 limited edition teddies and of course showcased gorgeous Gucci wares and limited edition pieces.
Gorgeous Gucci celebrity enthusiasts in Asia, such as Li Bing Bing [face of the House’s accessories advertising campaign], Lee Lieh [acclaimed Taiwanese film maker] and emerging talents from Taiwan: Kai Ko, Chris Wang (Yo-Shang), James Wen, Tiffany Hsu, Jiro Wang, Megan Lai, Alice Ko, Edison Wang, and so much more were out and about to support the event and of course all of them were glammed up in gorgeous couture.
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The night was eventful with Gucci unveiling an exclusive exhibit featuring rare and precious designs on loan from Florence’s Gucci Museo. Arrays of archival evening clutches and red carpet gowns, including a selection of Li Bing Bing’s evening dresses worn at the Cannes Film Festival were available for the guest's viewing pleasure. Of course, as with any flagship opening, Creative Director Frida Giannini designed a limited edition Boston bag exclusively available in [you guessed it!] 101 pieces at the new boutique. The exclusive design features a unique print inspired by Taiwan’s flora and fauna. Charming no? 25% of the proceeds would of course be donated to World Vision Taiwan’s Zhudong Children’s Center creating much needed scholarships for 2013 for 57 school children. Well, what more can you say? It's fashion for a cause! Congratulations Gucci! Well-deserved success of an event!
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Gucci has been on a roll lately. Celebrities everywhere have been spotted either sporting gorgeous Gucci couture or toting Gucci bags. Well, look no further cause Gucci's latest celebrity ambassador lives close to home. Li Bingbing - famous Chinese songstress and actress - was spotted at the Beijing airport wearing HTT [head to toe]Gucci and thank God it wasn't in a tacky way! She wore this luscious pair of Gucci tan and black printed calf hair loafers with gold horsebit detail and carried a FW2012 black brocade large Soft Stirrup Bag. Check out the gorgeous top-stitching and gold stirrup detail!
And as if to prove a point that these weren't enough Gucci on her, she was also toting a Black GG Leather Carry-On Luggage with black leather trim and an Interlocking Watchpink gold with stainless steel and brown crocodile strap. Oh wait there's more, don't forget the GucciSilver Horsebit Contraire White Horn Ring. What did I say? Gucci HTT!
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Since Breaking Dawn Part 2 is not yet showing here in Singapore, I'm stuck to ogling at the trailers and of course photos of the stars in various red carpet premieres of the flick. And one of the stars that I had to feature would be Robert Pattinson. He was seen at the Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn-Part 2 premiere at the Nokia Theatre LA Live in Los Angeles on November 12, 2012 wearing a GucciGreen and Black Micro Houndstooth Notch Lapel 2-button Monaco Suit. I love how he [or rather his stylist] paired it up with a pale grey dress shirt and black satin tie. I couldn't help but post it as it is such a handsome looking suit. Check out the detail on this baby:
Gorgeous eh? Makes me want to get one myself!
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Milan Fashion Week was kicked off in a flurry of bright colors, led predominantly by bombshell pink. Frida Giannini for Gucci’s SS2013 RTW Women’s Collection focused on exploring color and posh tailored cuts - slick trouser suits, followed by variations of skirts and a kerfuffle of fluted sleeves and flares. It was a mix of simplicity and making a statement – effortless cuts and designs turned extravagantly striking by colors, flares and ruffles or statement necklaces. There was a bare minimum showing of patterns compared to the men’s RTW show, but those that went down the runway did make a statement. There’s not much to say actually, the show speaks for itself. Whether I liked it or not is yet to be seen, but for now I’d have to say I was pleased with what I saw.
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