The Gucci Spring 2011 presentation kicked off my Milan Fashion Week.

Frida Giannini gave us sophisticated elegance with a 70s vibe and a Mediterranean allure.

We were charmed with colour-blocking purple, green and orange for the opening part of the presentation.

Then more neutral colours were presented followed by bold black pieces and colourful evening looks.

Masculine jackets, high-waisted tulip skirts, harem pants, jumpsuits, and cocktail dresses were presented.

You sensed the exotic nature of this collection from the coloured features and the detailing on the evening dresses.

The new “Snaffle Bit Bag” with a snap-style closure was one of the key accessories along with oversized bags, sandals with python detailing and high metallic heel, caged booties, sunglasses and obi-style belts.

Tassels seemed to be everywhere. Not just the clothes, but the bags and footwear too.

Favourites: Turquoise feathered halter cocktail dress and tan leather vest with harem-style shorts

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Halle Berry, Jessica Alba, Sarah Jessica Parker, Diane Kruger, Zoe Saldana, Kerry Washington, Eva Mendes, Cameron Diaz, Charlize Theron, Rachel Weisz and Thandie Newton