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Sale Item of the Day: Gucci Brown & Navy Variated Chiffon Dress

This sexy Gucci dress is most certainly celebrity red carpet worthy. Bias cut chiffon in chocolate brown with thin shoulder straps. At the bottom left of the dress, the dress color is variated to navy blue. Such a nice, designer touch. This designer dress is sure to be a head turner!

Save 75%, Now Only $100.00!


Size 38, US 4
Measurements Bust: 36″, Waist: 28″, Hips: 36″, Shoulder to hem: 57
Material 100% Silk
Condition Excellent
Era Current
Occassion Evening
Label Gucci
Original price: $400.00
Price: $100.00 (€74.01)

Fashion or Internet Fantasy?

By Christina Binkley


For the second year in a row, Gucci — the Italian luxury brand known for its “kissing G’s” as well as its life-in-the-fast-lane image — is the most searched fashion brand online.  That’s according to Microsoft’s Bing search engine, whose research, released today, is part of’s annual search-trends list.

In fashion, Chanel fell to fifth position from number two last year – even dropping below the sporty Adidas-owned Y-3 brand.

The research suggests how big a role these luxury brands play in the consciousness of consumers – most of whom are more likely to actually shop at Zara than Louis Vuitton (which ranked fourth in internet searches).  The winners were brands that have managed to burnish an image of extreme luxury while selling masses of products that have been carefully priced to be accessible. Hence the millions of Gucci keychains and wallets in consumers’ pockets.

At number two in the ranking, Ralph Lauren may be the perfect example of this phenomenon: consumers may mostly buy Polo or Ralph Lauren Green Label clothes and accessories, but when they’re on the internet, they’re searching for that Ralph Lauren lifestyle. (Not for nothing is scion David Lauren’s storybook wedding to Lauren Bush documented in a multi-page spread in Vogue this month.)

Currying a high-fashion image can even work for an affordable brand. J. Crew., whose annual sales are dwarfed by Banana Republic, was nonetheless seventh on the top-ten search list – while Banana was nowhere at all.

What else can we learn from these searches? At number nine, John Galliano was assuredly being followed for his inebriated antics – slurring ethnic insults at Paris bar patrons – rather than his small eponymous fashion brand. And as for the late Coco Chanel, well, folks just continue to love her.

Top Searched Fashion Brands On in 2011:

1.       Gucci

2.       Ralph Lauren

3.       Y-3

4.       Louis Vuitton

5.       Chanel

6.       Guess

7.       J. Crew

8.       Coco Chanel

9.       John Galliano

10.    Burberry

Indian Summer In Full Bloom

Designers are predicting an unseasonably warm fall, with vibrant flower prints blooming on everything from hot pants to cocktail dresses.

If one believes that shorter hemlines directly correspond to a booming economy, what then might the prevalence of flower prints in the fall collections indicate? Widespread Seasonal Affective Disorder? Global warming?

“In these austere times, there’s a need for optimism and that can often be communicated through florals,” said Simon Collins, dean of the School of Fashion at Parsons The New School for Design. And although wearing blooms and buds—traditionally reserved for the resort and spring seasons—is considered a fashion faux pas by the no-white-after-Labor-Day camp, flowers popped up in every variety on the runways at Gucci, Miu Miu, Jil Sander and others. “Given fashion’s multicontinental distribution, it’s always sunny somewhere in the world—so the old rules about when and where just don’t seem to apply anymore,” Mr. Collins said. “Also, if you’re feeling rosy in December, then why shouldn’t you wear them?”

[FLOWERS] iStock photosLanvin

The centerpiece of Alber Elbaz’s moody runway show was an oak tree covered in Spanish moss. Adding to the dark but Southern-belle-ish mood were party frocks emblazoned with large English roses set against black satin and cotton.

[FLOWERS] iStock photosGivenchy

Designer Riccardo Tisci’s fall collection is an eclectic mishmash of ’50s fetish, wildlife and Hawaiian luau. Leis made out of irises surrounded, in some cases, images of pin-up girls (Mr. Tisci was taken with a series of photos of Bettie Page shot in Hawaii). There were also purple pansy prints and panther-head motifs.

[FLOWERS] iStock photosJil Sander

A pattern of wildflowers—daisies, gerbera and calendula—is the focal point Raf Simons’s collection, inspired by a swatch from the legendary French fabric house Bucol. Meant to recall feminine mid-century couture, the duchesse silk florals were created using warp printing—a weaving style developed in Lyon in the early 19th century wherein the print is integrated into the weaving process, creating a blurred effect.

[FLOWERS] iStock photosChris Benz

“I feel like no matter what the season,” Chris Benz said, “there is always a place for floral.” For his fall collection, the young designer sprinkled powdery petals—which he describes as “almost like potpourri”—across his crinkle chiffon gowns.

[FLOWERS] iStock photosBensoni

The fall collection of designers Sonia Yoon and Benjamin Channing Clyburn was inspired by the idea of a gothic wedding. The large roses strewn across pants and dresses were meant “to symbolize eternal love,” said Ms. Yoon who was married this past May. They created the roses, she explained, “to look as if they were melting, to permeate with a feeling of sadness and tears of joy.” Ms. Yoon and Mr. Clyburn were so taken with their dripping roses, that they also used them on the show’s invitation.

iStock photosMiu Miu


Based on the overarching theme of modern glamour, Miuccia Prada’s fall collection featured ’40s-inspired frocks adorned with delicate, floating bouquets of daisies, lilies of the valley and dandelions, all embroidered with glimmering sequins.

[FLOWERS] iStock photosGucci

As Gucci’s 90th anniversary show came to an end, designer Frida Giannini sent out a final flourish of bright scarlet, blue, purple and yellow fabric flowers on boleros, dresses and blouses. The blooms—made from organza petals, chiffon and habotai silk—were hand-painted, hand-cut and individually applied.

It’s in the bag: Handbags for every look this summer

No matter what look you are going for this summer, has lots of great affordable bags for you to chose from. Trendy patchwork snake skin clutches, classic lady like brown leather handbags, Retro print purses, logo mania in all shapes, sizes, colors, and styles, or preppy straw woven bags, useful totes, or luxury leather designer bags.
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