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I want to be a Gucci girl
All hail Frida Giannini and the Gucci house, who have managed, for the last six years, to always make me fall in love with their collections. Now I only dream about looking like the models they send down their runway.
There are only five high-end designers that speak out to me from the glossy pages of ELLE (yes I am an avid ELLE reader and will always be. All hail ELLE magazine too!) and they are: D&G, Anna Sui, L.A.M.B and of course Gucci. All of these put together make up my style; bold, colourful, sophisticated, fun and fitted with tasteful patterns, but it’s the Gucci way of life that grabs me the most.
To be honest with you; I think it was their campaigns that caught my attention from the get go more than their clothes. So yes I was a sucker for the advert in the beginning, but what it did do was bring me into their world which helped to give my wardrobe and myself direction on how I want to be perceived and what my clothes say about me.
Not everything Gucci does sits well with me, infact I can’t stand the traditional print (I don’t like Louis Vuittion’s either), what I do like is their more younger and simpler outfits that can make any young women look expensive and mature without leaving her age behind. Then there’s the courageous personality that goes with wearing an outfit put together by the house which tend to be very strong and simple.
I’m yet to purchase my first Gucci clothing item, the day will come, but until then I’ll carry on infusing the Italian inspiration with the good’ole high-street. Until I become a real Gucci girl, my favourite place to shop for Gucci inspired clothes is Zara, which I can count on to give me the fun, but classy look I try my best to achieve.
My Gucci Resort and SS2012 top pics: celestehoulker.tumblr.com/top-ten-picks
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