>> Some of you might remember that when Donatella Versace uttered my name on the Versace x H&M collaboration video, I shamelessly felt like I had ascended up to cloud nine. I think I may have pressed the play button at the 0.03 point of the video repeatedly. I've been given another opportunity to tighten what I'm sure is an opposing spirital bond between myself and Donatella. By that I mean that I have absolutely zilch in common with the woman and yet I'm deeply fascinated, slightly obsessed and ever adoring of all things Donatella and Versace. Even the iffy bits of Versace land are engrossing.
What's the occasion? Versace are launching their e-commerce soon sometime in fall (you can sign up to the newsletter for updates). Now that Donatella realises that our bond is inevitable and ultimately unavoidable, she's deigned to pick out an outfit for me to squeeze into so that I can then proceed to do butt squats in it. That's the sort of thing Donatella would do, no? In the run up to the show and to the launch of Versace's e-commerce, there'll be interviews and Twitter Talks where I'll have the opportunity to further charm Donatella with my awkwardness and bumbling ways. Maybe she'll find it endearing. Even if my hair isn't as shiny as hers and I don't in fact know how to properly apply sooty black eye make-up. I have much to learn and since an official banner above decrees it to be, "Donatella & Me" will be going on a journey together. Now in preparation for Donatella's chosen ensemble, I'm taking a gander at the A/W 12-3 collection. High-necked velvet dresses with crosses and alphabet peplum-ed minidresses… you will not defeat me.