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Runway to Real Life: Dolce & Gabbana Pepper Dress

The Italian kitchen. Onions, peppers, parmesan, garlic and of course, tomatoes come to mind. The get ups at Dolce & Gabbana’s Spring 2012 collection were inspired by the Italian kitchen and 50s housewives. With cinched-waist dresses, bustiers and full a-line skirts with whimsical prints, the collection is one of my favourites this seasont. The smell, taste and colour of authentic Italian food makes me miss Italy, but this dress brings back all of those savoury memories…

This look was inspired by the Spring/Summer 2012 runway of Dolce & Gabbana. I loved their whimsical collection and their nod to Italian cuisine. Fresh off the racks of Primark in Rotterdam, my dress was €20 well spent. To emulate the runway look, I wore a black belt (included with the dress!) black pumps from Zara and large rose earrings from H&M.

While my dress is a worthy copy, the red hot chilli pepper dress has become very popular,  and has been featured in numerous editorials and magazine covers.

Including Elle France, featuring Victoria’s Secret Angel, Behati Prinsloo wearing the Dolce & Gabbana dress on the glossy cover.

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Red Carpet to Real Life: Kat Graham

I’ve always been inspired by celebrities and what they wear. The media watches their every move, but some stars always manage to look put together and on top of all the hottest trends. That’s why I’ve decided to start posting looks inspired by the hottest celebs, with my own twist of course…from Red Carpet to Real Life.

This look was inspired by an outfit Kat Graham wore last weekend in Vegas. I loved her TopShop dress and the way she kept it simple with black pumps, a geometric necklace and high pony. I copied this cheap and chic look with a dress from Primark, Zara heels and my hair all pulled up.

The Vampire Diaries star’s dress only cost £45.00, but mine was less than half that from Primark. Bodycon dresses in these prints are a huge hit this summer, but my sleeveless version helps keep me cool in the humid weather here in Holland.

I fell in love with this botanical print of orchids and birds of paradise. Expect to see more high definition prints of flowers, animals and ocean scenes to splash onto everything from dresses to jeans this summer. Just keep the styling simple to let the prints do the talking.