Stella McCartney vs. Karen Millen

The Stella McCartney Resort collection was very popular and included many lace pieces.

Walking into my local Karen Millen store recently I notice they also have many lace pieces, but it was this Karen Millen lace jacket which caught my eye.

Both jackets have the same shrunken french lace three quarter length sleeves, the same contrasting nude lining and the same scallop edging.

The main difference is that the McCartney jacket has a solid banded waistband.

As if by coincidence Charlize Theron and Thandie Newton have both been spotted wearing the Stella McCartney lace jacket this week.

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Burberry Prorsum vs. Lipsy

We were all very excited to watch the Burberry Prorsum Spring 2010 presentation as it was beamed live via the internet last September.

We drooled over the updated trenches which had twists, ruching and came in cute pastel colours.

A knotted Burberry Prorsum trench from Net-A-Porter’s international would set you back £2,395.

Lipsy London have been inspired by the Burberry Prorsum Spring 2010 collection to present their own Lipsy ruched shoulder mac which will only set you back £70.

Prices to suit all pockets.


Giorgio Armani vs. ASOS

Roberta Armani wore this beautiful Giorgio Armani Fall 2009 gold and black velvet dress to the “Viola Di Mare” Premiere during Rome Film Festival last year.

It’s a stunning two-tone strapless dress which looked amazing on the red carpet.

ASOS have recently added a very similar dress to their virtual sleeves.

In order not to be a accused of copying the Armani look, ASOS dress is made from satin plus it has an extra zig-zag on the skirt.

I will never stop being surprised at how this happens on a regular basis.

The Giorgio Armani dress no doubt cost thousands, but the ASOS version is available from ASOS US for $93.48, and for £55.

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Louis Vuitton vs. Topshop

Apart from the ‘Can can’ heels, the other stand out piece from the Louis Vuitton’s Fall 2009 presentation were the ‘Daisy’ necklaces which came in eye-catching pink, gold and black.

Inspired by paper chains the ‘Daisy’ necklace is a playful yet elegant fashion statement.

The chain with 23 links retails at £655 / $1,050 plus is also features padlock with a Louis Vuitton engraved golden metallic plate.

On I spotted their Loop Link Necklace in gold plating loop.

Their Freedom necklace cost a mere £18 from Topshop UK, and $45 from the Topshop US site.

Last year a pre-blonde Rihanna wore the Louis Vuitton Daisy necklace in silver to the “3rd Annual DKMS Gala” in New York City, whilst Gwen Stefani was spotted on photoshoot back in April for Elle US wearing the necklace in gold.

The necklace never made the July 2009 cover though.

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Giuseppe Zanotti vs. Topshop

If you’re UK 8 (US11) like me you’re not even bothering to look for shoes in the sale because they either don’t have our size or they are dead ugly, so you’re already looking towards Spring 2010.

I was browsing recently and came across a pair of two tone sandals which reminded me of a pair of Giuseppe Zanotti two tone sandals I had been cruising last summer.

Apart from the obvious colour combination, they are both patent, both have cut out details, an easy-off back zipper and a high heel.

These Giuseppe Zanotti heels would have set you back $650, but on the Topshop UK website they’re only £60 and Topshop US sell them for $125.

I can’t wait for mine arrive.

Givenchy vs Aldo

We saw these studded killer heels during Givenchy’s Fall 2009 presentation, and now Aldo have created their own studded spin off.

Both pairs are similar with the same zip design and stud detail.

The Aldo Guerrette studded peep-toes are a fabulous High Street version of the Givenchy shoe and the only real difference is the lack of studs on the heel.

The Givenchy studded heel is still available to purchase, but only in black from Luisa via Roma.