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STAR STYLE: Kate Moss’s safety pin spin on a little black dress

Posted on: August 16, 2012

We have so much to thank Coco Chanel for and not least the sheer pleasure of the little black dress. So easy. So chic. So adaptable. A wardrobe investment. A must-have. A style timesaver. A versatile piece … you name it. As a huge fan of the little black dress, what I particularly love about this piece is the way designers, style icons, and the masses of women out their put their very own spin on it. Like Kate Moss.

It’s been a while since the safety pin has been an ultra-chic style accessory. And whilst Elizabeth Hurley’s plunge front Versace gown boasted loud bling-bling statement making gold pins all those years back, here’s Kate Moss sporting an edgier, modern-art style version of the humble safety pin thanks to her silk Moschino Cheap and Chic little black dress (this is an old season dress so I cannot provide a link to buy it!). I love the way Moschino take tongue-in-cheek humour and turn it into a style statement…keeping in theme with all things haberdashery-like here are some pics from a very old season Moschino press day I attended. I just loved these quirky details which is why I still have the photographs on my phone:

Fashion this season is steeped in ornate embellishment of every shiny shape and flamboyant form so I’ve picked out a few little black dresses on Dressipi that have been, shall we, say gilted and garnished. Moschino Cheap & Chic have given up the haberdashery department in favour of jewellery boxes hence the pearl embellished neckline on this LBD. Miss Selfridge has put all the girliness into this cute fit-and-flare dress and toughened it up with gold studs. ¬†Hoss Intropia have taken embellishment that step further by creating an eye-catching detail that will accentuate waist definition. It doesn’t have to be all over the top, as this simple Ted Baker shift shows with a chic embellished Peter Pan collar detail. For my part, I will continue to style my LBD’s (which take me from day-to-night-to-everywhere) with statement cuffs, bold clutches and wildly coloured high heels. Natalie x

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