Paying Homage to Versace

Someone once asked me who my favourite designer was and I had to think. I don’t believe in blindly buying designer items just because they’re expensive or being in head to toe in designer clothing. Naturally my bank balance doesn’t permit me to own any designer clothing anyway but I do have a fab DKNY rucksack which I got for €6!

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But back to my favourite designers: I have two. Moschino is my current favourite but Gianni Versace has to be my all time favourite designer. I love his scarf prints and 90’s designs. Versace is not everyones cup of tea, it’s garish (some would say tacky!), loud, colourful and in your face. The jewellery is gold and ostentatious and mostly seen on rappers!But that’s what makes it so great!

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I think the 80s and 90s supermodels were far more edgier and I love shots like these. Naomi, Kate, Christy, Claudia, Linda et al. have a lot more attitude than than the doe-eyed blank faces of Gigi and Kendall and the attention-seeking Cara Delevinge.

black and gold versace

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sequin versace

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The most Versace-inspired item I own is this Topshop scarf print dress which everyone who saw it fell in love with!

topshop dress

I also have this gorgeous green jacket which was about €6 from a charity shop and comes out every summer! (These photos are from the early days of the blog..)

scarf print jacket

scarf print edit

So if you’re looking to get your paws on some Versace lookalikes, the best place to try is Etsy or Ebay. Reworked sports bras are really popular right now such as this one from seller babydollcc. Although if you have the sewing know-how something like this can easily be created at home!

reworked versace

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Versace was influenced by Greek mythology and that is why the Versace logo is the head of Medusa. This Versace style t-shirt would look great with jeans and flats. Available from flowertea65 on Etsy.

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If you are in search of a real Versace piece online be careful some shops may use the word “Versace” to describe a piece but their item is listed as “Versace-style” or “not associated with any brand name.” Personally I think buying second hand designer online is risky and would try a high-end second hand shop such as Siopaella or Portobello rather than an unknown. Their sites are reliable and have genuine pre-owned designer items as has Stylejump.

The shirts below are all vintage Versace style, available from SuccessDress on Etsy.

 

Genuine Versace jewellery can be found online! Bags and watches can fetch thousands. Even Versace buttons are sold on Ebay.

These Greek god head earrings are only €9.90 from The Flea Style Market, I’m getting a pair as soon as payday arrives. Nine Crow St also have some jewellery in this style.

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Or this chunky gold chain from Bershka.

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Hope you all enjoyed this post. If you want to leave me a comment my comment icon is  the grey speech bubble icon on the bottom right, it can be hard to see on this theme. My next post will be on Angel Haze’s Academy gig, really excited for this.Thanks for visiting and don’t forget you can follow me on Instagram here.

 

Edel

7 thoughts on “Paying Homage to Versace

  1. Omg! That DKNY bag for €6. Amazing! I love the black and gold items from Versace. For me they are always timeless and beautiful. If only I had the budget!!

    • Tell me about it! I’ll be popping a post up soon about how I got that bag and another lovely one! On the cheap of course 🙂

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