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Palazzo Versace

My Wednesday Night At Palazzo Versace…

On Tuesday I posted a ‘Fashion Feature’ on the house of Versace. Then on Wednesday night I ended up dining there!

Palazzo Versace on the Gold Coast is the only 8-star Hotel in the world. It was one of the first Fashion Branded Hotels and when it opened in 2000 set a new precedent in luxury.

I have had a couple of special moments here before last night. This is where I spent my Honeymoon and also had my pre-wedding high tea party. It truly is a beautiful hotel – exquisite Versace furniture, incredible surrounds and impeccable design.

On Wednesday, after some browsing of the Versace boutique, we dined at Vie Bar / Restaurant which overlooks the Versace private marina and Broadwater. It is très chic!

My visit to Versace was entirely unexpected, so please excuse the quality of my photos. As I didn’t realise I would be having such a fashionably perfect Wednesday evening, these pics were taken with my iPhone…

What have you been up to this week? xx

Photos from palazzoversace.com

Fashion

Fashion Feature

Versace…

Not one for shrinking violets, Versace is an intoxicating mix of high glamour & sexy sophistication.

The one to wear when you want to dress to impress, Versace’s signature medusa motif perfectly encapsulates the power and luxury of the label.

Hugging your curves in all the right places, Versace mixes sexy sophistication like no other.

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About Versace

As one of the few remaining family-run fashion houses, Versace’s flamboyant, colourful, figure-hugging creations are adored the world over.

Versace History

Versace was founded in 1978 by the late Gianni Versace in Milan. After early success, Gianni Versace called on his sister Donatella, to join him as an advisory eye and assist in developing the brand. The two worked together for most of the 1980’s and 1990’s, forming a highly fashionable team.

While Gianni Versace grew the fashion empire, Donatella Versace focused on their striking advertising campaigns; established the children’s line Young Versace; and worked as head designer on the diffusion label Versus. When Gianni Versace was killed on July 15, 1997; Donatella Versace took the reins as Creative Director. Since then, the Versace aesthetic has shifted it’s focus to encompass both Gianni Versace’s High Italian Glamour with her own rock’n’roll sensibility.

Versace On The Red Carpet

A favourite on the red carpet, January Jones regularly chooses Versace as her go-to label (pictured below in Versace). Other fans of Versace include: Madonna, Kate Hudson, Elizabeth Hurley, Jennifer Lopez, Brad Pitt, Jamie Foxx and Courtney Love.

Versace Fall 2011

The Fall 2011 collection was classic, strong and sexy – the essence of Versace! Coats and jackets had a divine distinct military edge, while python skin coiled around the body in snake like strands and graphic elements from the house’s archives – a vine and flower – made for dramatic simplicity.

Are you are a Versace Vixen? xx

 

Photos from fashiongonerouge.com /style.com / google images

Fashion

Fashion Feature…

Atelier Versace

Atelier Versace’s new Spring / Summer 2011 look book, staring Abbey Lee Kershaw, is staggeringly beautiful.

With to-die-for gowns, Atelier Versace is the epitome of elegance and glamour. From striking white, the prettiest shades of graduating lilac to deep royal blue – the gowns are beautifully draped, silk chiffon with crystal embroidery in overtly feminine silhouettes. Love Abbey Lee Kershaw’s striking hair and the styling in this campaign!  

If I happened to be up for an Oscar or Golden Globe this year, my gown wish list would have to include the extraordinary gown above or the pink toned fishtail gown below left. Beauty, Elegance and Glamour…. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!

What gowns are you lusting after right now? xx

 

Photos from fashiongonerogue.com

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