Trend: The Studded Truth

Rocker meets trendsetter. This season designers have not held back in mixing ultra feminine with a harder edge, especially on the runway, from dresses, bags and shoes. Gucci’s S/S 2012 collection is a perfect example, with chain strapped bags, gold embellishments and studded detail. Frida Giannini, Gucci designer described her collection as ‘hard deco’, and that it was, and executed seamlessly. I think we can definitely expect to see this for the entire season.

Let us not forget the infamous Alexander Wang duffel bag of 2011, well I think all of us fashionable bag lovers can agree that the new bucket bag is just as coveted. I absolutely love the studded bottom detail. This one is perfect for the spring in a sunshiny yellow, although I think I would opt for the grey myself. Either way, I don’t think anyone would have an objection to owning it in any colour, lets not kid ourselves ladies.

Moving onto shoes, well how can I not swoon over the studded Christian Louboutin flats, I would kill for these shoes. Ok, maybe I’m being a little over the top, but seriously. I think I drooled the first time I laid my eyes on these, talk about love at first sight! As most of us could not afford the real deal, there are ways you can satisfy your studded shoe craving right here in Vancouver, looking no farther then Robson street which houses many great shoe shops. It may not say Louboutin on the label but hey, one can be extremely in style without wearing the crème de la crème and all without breaking the bank!


Until next time,

Marika

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