Dolce & Gabbana’s starry-eyed surprise

When I reached for my default monthly glossy at a newsagent’s last weekend, it wasn’t the alluring doe-eyed Lily Allen that caught my eye so much as what the former popstrel was wearing – enveloped as she was in an utterly divine combination of navy lace and white-star print fabric. Exhibit A:

Lily Allen Elle cover

Being a traditional type who reads a magazine front to back (and supplements first, always), I had yet to discover who devised this luxe creation – until I picked up the latest Grazia where I learned it was indeed the handiwork of D&G.

What Gods. The piece full length (below) is a very civilised below-knee length, devastatingly figure-hugging in all the right places, sleeves that comfortably fall beyond the wrist (always a love of mine) and playfully displaying just a hint of Americana (which, frankly is probably what really sold me).

D&G stars & lace SS11 runway

It then transpired that the rest of their fall collection displayed more than a hint of astronomically inspired prints across pretty much every third look in the collection (my ultimate favourite being the fabulously floaty high-necked maxi – maximum fabric, maximum stars, maximum impact). Basically, if you stood still long enough in their studio last winter, you got showered with stars.

Of all the trends I have seen so far this summer, and now that we move swiftly into autumn (err, where was our British summer exactly?) this is by far my favourite.

So I set about picking out a few stars of the High Street just to see how one could acquire a decent handful of star-dust without paying D&G prices. Well, it turns out we’re spoilt for choice. Click to purchase any of the pieces pulled below.

River Island star print tank
Cream star print long line vest - River Island - £25
Star Print Bandeau Playsuit
Star Print Bandeau Playsuit - TopShop - £26
Louche Julie Star Print Skirt
Louche Julie Star Print Skirt - Joy - £20.30 (REDUCED from £29)
Jodie Star Print Jumpsuit
Jodie Star Print Jumpsuit - Boohoo.com - £20
Scatter Star Scarf
Scatter Star Scarf - Oasis - £18
All over star print waterfall dress
All over star print waterfall dress - Therapy at House of Fraser - £31.50 (REDUCED from £45)
All Over Star Tights
All Over Star Tights - Miss Selfridge - £8.50
Shooting Star Wellington Boots
Shooting Star Wellington Boots - Cath Kidston - £38
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