22.10.13

M.I.A. x Versus

wearepurple-mia-donatella-versaceVersus has always had an undeniably cool attitude built on the house of Versace’s legacy.

Creative director Donatella describes it as follows: “Versus Versace is like a revolution in fashion. It takes the DNA of Versace, and makes something completely new. Versus Versace is the future, and it’s only just beginning.”

For its latest collection the brand has collaborated with singer M.I.A. and based its prints on those of ‘Versace’ fakes found on market stalls.

“It’s always been part of the M.I.A. culture – to talk about bootlegs, and people that sell them or make them” the singer said, “So when I was approached by Versace, it just seemed like a good idea to take all that and reverse the cycle, get Versace to copy the bootleggers. And then for the bootleggers to copy Versace copying the bootleggers, and just to keep that cycle going. It was just to basically reconnect the cycle in a way that is, I think, only possible through what I can offer Versace in the collaboration. So it was about bringing the concept of M.I.A. and the concept of Versace together.”

The collection features a street-style inspired line of graphic prints. Gold medallions, the Greek key and the Versace logo are all blown up for a colourful fall outing.

You can shop pieces from the collection, including jersey dresses, leggings, T-shirts, a maxi dress, a backpack and sneakers, exclusively at Browns Fashion now in both womenswear and menswear.

MIA Versus

02.07.12

M.I.A. In Versace – Atelier Versace Fall 2012 Fashion Show

M.I.A. was one of the many stars to attend the Atelier Versace Fall 2012 presentation at the Ritz-Carlton in Paris, France, on Sunday evening.

The rapper opted for a vintage Gianni Versace ensemble.

Dipping in gold she teamed gold-printed lycra leggings with a gold-printed top and cropped leather jacket.

The top and pants could almost pass as a jumpsuit.

More gold via her jewels, a Versace clutch and accents on her Versace pointy-toe pumps accessorized her look.

Her bold look was styled with large curls, dark eye makeup, and a hot red lip colour.

Unfortunately her foundation isn’t the right shade for her skin-tone.

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06.02.12

Nicki Minaj & M.I.A In Fausto Puglisi – Super Bowl XLVI Half-Time Show

Nicki Minaj and M.I.A joined Madonna on stage to perform ‘Give Me All Your Luvin’, during the Super Bowl XLVI half-time Show at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana last night.

The rappers complemented Madonna’s Givenchy Couture look by wearing colour-block studded dresses with their initials emblazoned on the front, which was created by Italian designer Fausto Puglisi.

Nicki, who was sporting a white wig, wore custom knee-high black and gold Giuseppe Zanotti boots, fishnet tights, a gold choker and spiral cuffs, whilst M.I.A’s look was just as sexed up with a studded leather harness, fishnet tights and thigh-high black suede boots.

Both ladies wore beautiful Egyptian-style Erickson Beamon headpieces.

M.I.A. caused a bit of a stir by flipping the bird during her verse, but it wasn’t that shocking when you compare it to Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction.

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04.05.10

2010 Met Costume Institute Gala – Vera Famiga, M.I.A. & Jessica Alba In Gap Gowns

Here is a look at the other Gap Gowns from the Met Costume Institute Gala last night.

Vera Famiga wore a Sophie Theallet baby blue off -the-shoulder dress with black ribbon trim.

I know a lot of you hated this dress, but I don’t think would’ve been too bad if the dress didn’t have those pom pom sleeves.

I love the colour on her.

Alexander Wang designed M.I.A.’s gown.

I think he totally understood the needs of his client by infusing drama into this ethnic sparkling gold embroidered dress over a strapless leather dress.

Too bad she wasn’t graceful enough to pull it off.

Who holds their clutch under their armpit?

Jessica Alba was simply outstanding in her Sophie Theallet rose silk bias gown with train.

I just love the black lining which peeks out from the neckline and train.

She was the Gap girl of the night, oozing style, grace and giving us old Hollywood sophistication.

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Jimmy Choo For H&M Collection Party

11 days and counting until the H&M for Jimmy Choo collection hits stores, but the stars were out to celebrate the collection in LA last night.

Hayden Panettiere probably had my favourite head-to-toe look pairing a Jimmy Choo for H&M sequined zipped black cardigan, with leather pants and a zebra printed bag with studded details from the same collection.

Olivia Wilde wore a black long sleeved Jimmy Choo for H&M dress which is covered in rhinestones.

She picked a perfect pair of heels from the same collection which were also embellished, but it’s her croc Jimmy Choo for H&M clutch I’m lusting over.

I almost cried when I saw Garcelle Beauvais on this red carpet, because I have been cruising H&M Regents Street, Oxford Circus and Brent Cross looking for this Holiday 2009 black long sleeved dress for a while to no avail.

It looks stunning on Garcelle as she paired her dress with a pair of strappy high heels.

I wonder how Tamara Mellon felt when she saw Paris Hilton arrive wearing Louboutin’s.

Paris did look hot pairing the black Jimmy Choo for H&M jumpsuit with a hot pink clutch from the came collection.

The Jimmy Choo Kase oval clutch is still a celebrity favourite on the red carpet.

I can’t believe the jumpsuit is only £39.99.  It’s just be added to my wish list.

Sister Nicky Hilton opted for a batwing sleeved Jimmy Choo for H&M beaded dress which shimmered on the red carpet.

Pairing her dress with silver strappy sandals, Nicky also carried the same starred croc clutch as Olivia.

The ankle boot trend was alive on this red carpet as Rashida Jones paired her Jimmy Choo for H&M grey open-toe and studded heels, with a black dress and a biker jacket.

She also fell in love with Hayden’s zebra print clutch.

Maggie Grace was just that….graceful on this red carpet.

Her ivory dress was accented with black accessories including black patent Jimmy Choo for H&M strappy heels which are number one on my wish list.

M.I.A. can usually be too crazy for my tastes, but on this occasion I love what she is wearing.

She paired Jean-Charles de Castelbajac Spring 2010 blue chiffon blouse embellished in sequins with a shark print motif, with black leggings.

Thigh high Jimmy Choo for H&M boots complete the look.

How did Stacey Dash get past security wearing a French Connection Spirit dress?

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