Wait. What’s this? No Versace review? Well I’m sorry but it just wasn’t up to scratch. I’m a massive fan of Donatella but was a bit underwhelmed at last night’s presentation. There were a couple of highlights. Some beautiful shapes that have carried through from the Atelier show in Paris. A nice bit of chainmail. Some canary yellow and tangerine bursts. but! The dresses covered in letters, an alphabetti spaghetti Versace? Blurgh. And all those crosses? They make me think of the rather unsavoury aspects of the catholic church. They might have worked for Gianni but Donatella has worked so hard to mould her own image on the house and it seemed a little… Sad? It all felt a bit Edina Monsoon.
I expect there will be plenty of the gorgeous Atelier Versace at the Academy Awards tomorrow but I don’t imagine anyone will have rush ordered anything from this collection. Ouch!
And so to the Oscars…
When it comes to award ceremonies, the focus, quite obviously, tends to be on the dress. Jewellery next, then hair and make up, maybe shoes and down at the bottom of the list is the handbag. Most stars are happy to go without but if you don’t have your PR on hand to hold your lipstick/ waterproof mascara/acceptance speech then you’re gonna need something and luckily Barbie of the Day has come up with a few suggestions.