Gucci IRL

Gucci IRL

Whilst I’ve been out in Seoul and now Hong Kong, I’ve become that annoying girl welding a giant phone and Face Timeing unnecessarily on the go, because a normal phonecall doesn’t suffice anymore.  In addition to being able to see and speak to the boy, it’s also nice to check up on the physical state of the house.  You know I’ve been away from home long enough when I yearn to hoover up balls of fluff on surfaces.  Homesick is an understatement.

Before I left, I got my fill of my N15 hood with a shoot I did to celebrate  Gucci‘s revamped e-commerce site.  It’s not the first time these streets have seen expensive fashions floating about but somehow, these particular Gucci ensembles don’t fall into a chasm with my surroundings.  Simple isn’t the right word but they’re certainly the less decorated pieces from Gucci’s spring summer 2016 collection.

Now that it feels like Alessandro Michele has properly bedded into Gucci, tending to his garden of flora, embellishment and emotive energy, it’s time to get down to the nitty gritty of proving any previous naysayers wrong with solid sales.  Gucci’s profits are on the up and if recent visits to various stores (in London, Paris and in Milan) are of any indication, then 2016 should see that revenue graph trend tilt upwards.  Seeing it physically bought and worn in real life is the all-important component to the 180 degree transformation of the house.  For all the ornamentation on the runway – the romantic prints, the lavish embroidery and the abundance of frou in the form of marabou, sequins and cats, there is something beneath all that surface that is anchored to a reality and also to the recognisable codes of Gucci.  It’s why loafers with pearl studded heels are flying out of the stores and onto the pavements.  Likewise there’s a resurgence of appreciation for that famous tri-color of forest green, deep red and navy blue.  And in a short period of time, Michele has established his own Gucci tropes that fall into a familiar lexicon of masculine day suits, pretty Sunday Best dresses, topped off with slippers, glasses and a hat of some sort.  It’s this appealing consistency that is working.

In the cold light of an N15 day, these Gucci garms stand sturdy and don’t seem nowhere near as fanciful or whimsical as perhaps the runway shows might suggest.  All the better to breathe a different life into Michele’s rose-tinged, Glen Luchford-lensed vision.



0E5A9191Gucci Sylvie leather shoulder bag and leather mid-heel loafer


0E5A9269Gucci lace dress with web knit worn with vintage Gaultier Junior top underneath



0E5A8815 Gucci Tian GG Supreme Boston bag

0E5A8861aGucci button down silk shirt and flared jeans with anchor



0E5A9474Gucci Herbarium Snake silk dress


0E5A9499Gucci Princetown flower jacquard slipper worn with Tabio glitter socks



0E5A9371Gucci glitter web trainers with studs

0E5A9361abGucci Heritage cotton crêpe jacket, matching tailored trousers and green lace shirt

0E5A9384Gucci Dionysus GG Supreme embroidered bag



0E5A9593Gucci Tian GG supreme Boston bag




0E5A9545Gucci New Palma Herbarium print jacket and matching trousers worn with vintage shirt underneath

0E5A9570Gucci leather mules


Leave a comment
  1. Jeannie

    2016-03-29 at 5:33 AM

    I was prepared to scroll through interest only mildly piqued as Gucci has never been my to die for brand, but I might need to rethink that with the amazing shoes and very literal snake print

  2. Aliki F

    2016-03-29 at 5:59 AM

    The suits are precious!!!! The dresses are very beautiful as well, but the suits are out of this world!!!

  3. Michèle

    2016-03-29 at 9:13 AM

    omg I just LOVE this gucci collection

  4. francesca

    2016-03-29 at 9:19 AM

    great looks, love the details!


  5. Charlotte

    2016-03-29 at 10:32 AM

    I love the Palma Herbarium print jacket and matching trousers – especially the way the trousers cover your shoes, which is for some reaosn a look I’ve always loved. Great outfits.

    (Huge appreciation for the cat pics, too.)

    Charlotte xx
    Fox Socks

  6. sasa

    2016-03-29 at 2:34 PM

    Need these Gucci outfits especially the bags:P

    Shall We Sasa

  7. Prerna

    2016-03-29 at 3:12 PM

    You have a very unique sense of style. Something about these photos makes me want to keep coming back to your website! Love it! <3

  8. Ev

    2016-03-29 at 6:43 PM

    Amazing style! 😉


  9. Jen Mitchell

    2016-03-29 at 9:04 PM

    Put it on the blog instead. Juxtaposed perfectly with N15. Blew me away with this Susie I bet Gucci are thinking they should have got you for their campaign. Loved the dresses coz I would do as they look vintage. But moreover you looked perfect our every shot xxx.

  10. Linda

    2016-03-30 at 11:43 PM
  11. Alice

    2016-03-31 at 10:32 AM

    Nice collection. Gucci got that spark I love. I will love to see you smile sometimes.

  12. iconluxury

    2016-04-01 at 9:13 AM

    Wow!!! Amazing Shoes! I’m fascinated! Come to visit my website

  13. Julia Coenraads

    2016-04-01 at 1:31 PM

    So cool, different ways to match everything!

  14. Vicky Sullivan

    2016-04-01 at 9:08 PM

    Love the Gucci bag!


  15. LILIT

    2016-04-02 at 7:41 AM

    Your photos are super pretty and that cat is adorable!

  16. David

    2016-04-02 at 9:13 AM

    Fantastic Collection,I Like Your Dress and Flip Flops,Nice Photos,You are Pretty Cool Images…

  17. Zain B

    2016-04-04 at 12:03 PM

    Pretty Nice Post. Guess the Celebrities From Red Carpet Should Learn From Them 😀

  18. AngieMontreal

    2016-04-09 at 8:13 PM

    Really really love the supermarket pics…I’m in love with this collection to begin with but what a great backdrop for it.

    Hope you’re well Susie!

  19. Katerina

    2016-04-10 at 4:37 AM

    Deep and educational post!
    Thank you Susie!


  20. gloria

    2016-04-11 at 3:56 PM

    Inspiring blog! Keep it up!!

  21. Ifueko

    2016-04-18 at 5:07 AM

    Question. How do you know so much about fashion? Is there even a way to learn it? I would like to write about fashion but I always end up feeling like a fake and inadequate just because I don’t know things like the last designer for so and so brand and such like that. Idk. It’s really frustrating.

  22. Serein

    2016-04-27 at 1:51 AM

    Wow! I like your style! And that green dress is so beautiful!!


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