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:
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).
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.