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Hi lovelies!

I’m back today with a lovely collaboration with one of my favourite online shopping destinations Farfetch London.

Actually this is more than that!… As I had the unique opportunity to be kindly invited, along with a selected group of bloggers, to take part in this awesome Dolce&Gabbana Mini Sicily Bag Fashion Challenge.

All I have to do is to create an “all-Italian” outfit around one of the Miss Sicily bags of my choice using all Dolce&Gabbana items from Farfetch’s website, making sure that it embodies the philosophy of the brand. The prize: an awesome Miss Sicily bag!

The Dolce&Gabbana fashion shows are some of my favourites to follow and every Fashion Week I’m so excited to get to see them! I simply love that the D&G woman strikes as a strong, sensual and glamorous individual that’s still connected to her own Italian heritage, traditions and customs! During their shows – which always tell a tale of family, motherhood, religion or culture, I allow myself to be mesmerised by the heavy, opulent ( handmade) embroidery, the burning reds and the stark black outfits that dress the models from head to toe, by the breathtaking golden head pieces, statement necklaces and the bracelets made with the most beautiful, light-reflecting materials…

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The Miss Sicily bag is probably D&G‘s most iconic handbag, one you’ll get to see in their every collection, under various shapes and forms… It epitomizes the timeless Italian ladylike glamour we all admire! My choice – the trendy Mini Sicily Tote ( 1 ) in red pebbled leather, gold-tone hardware and a leopard print lining. Simply adorable!

I started building my outfit by choosing some rather basic pieces as a base: like this brocade top ( 2 ) with beautifully embroidered cut-outs and some contrast panel trousers ( 4 ), that I think they are the most flattering for my body shape as they gracefully elongate the legs. From now on I allowed my other garment pieces – this amazing scarf detail boxy coat ( 3 ) and above all, these beautiful gilded accessories, to make a difference!…

I boldly picked this richly embellished beanie ( 6 ) and some comfortable sequinned embellished ballerinas ( 5 ), that are a work of art themselves! The gold details of the sequins, the rhinestones and all the brooches on the beanie give a twist to the whole outfit, making it more fun and casual, keeping “alive” Dolce&Gabbana’s strong and powerful identity. Plus who can resist a fluffy pom-pom?!

I wanted my Miss Sicily to be in a bold colour as well, as I wanted it to be easily noticeable and easy to remember/lust after!?! I’d wear my Mini Miss Sicily ( probably as a crossbody bag ) under my red coat – that would rest unbuttoned on my shoulders, with the bag peeking out from underneath the opened lapels… I always want to keep my “treasures” close!

The look I went for is one that represents me the most: the smart-casual, yet chic style… and with a bit of edginess given here by the Dolce&Gabbana legacy.

I would definitely wear this outfit for a brunch with my girls –  Sex and The City style!

[ Here, have a closer look at all the items I picked! Check out those gorgeous details! ]

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I hope you liked the outfit I put together, Beautiful! If so, please let me know in the Comment section below!… Also, let me know if there’s anything you’d like to change!

And don’t forget to keep your fingers crossed for me!

See you soon!

xx, Annie



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*The photographic material used in this post is propety of Farfetch.com.