Christmas Spirit by Dolce&Gabbana

One morning last week I decided to go visit the shopping centre of Milan with our new Swide Art director Karla Matijašić. We started with Milano Libri in Piazza Della Scala where we documented ourselves for some new editorials on Swide and carried on down Via Manzoni. Its not ling to Christmas and we wondered at the lovely window displays for Prada, Hermes, Tiffany and Cartier. We finally reached the Dolce&Gabbana boutique in Via Spiga 27 and it was a wonder to behold.The Dolce&Gabbana traditional Christmas decorations consisting of a beautiful table laid out with scrumptious food looked new, as it does every year for me. The addition of the seasonal baroque frame on the windows made the display really look like a painting. Karla and I rushed in to gaze at the display close up.The beautiful tables decorated with sumptuous flowers and Sicilian delicacies and a Dolce&Gabbana Christmas tradition, but to me they look different and surprising every year!

On the menu this year as well as winter fruit and Sicilian delicacies we can find mignonne baroque handbags! Less edible but so beautiful the whole display took our breaths away!

Top of my Christmas list this year comes the Mini Sicily with baroque embroidery and charms and the matching velvet pumps.

Should I go for red or black?

This Christmas Baroque is the trend to go for. Make sure your boyfriend matches your mood with an elegant velvet dinner jacket and baroque embroidered slippers.

The Dolce&Gabbana Fall Winter 2013 Baroque Collection has an extraordinary romantic side to it. Embodied in the voluminous and richly detailed white looks, the lace, the tulle, the macramé and cross stitched looks are a beautiful gift for Christmas.

If you want to give your special lady a Sicily handbag, there are varying sizes and materials Why not opt for a simple version with lace or a luxurious fox fur tote with charms shoulder strap?

As well as beautiful embroidered shoes, (above) there’s another option: with applications! Hand applied golden curls and floral details are exquisite, from over the top giant sequins to demure gold thread embroidered ones. Read more on Swide: Video Must Have: Baroque Embroidery.These Mary Janes are also in my Christmas List!

One of the most classic and timeless evening clutch bags rom the Dolce&Gabbana collections is the Dea with bejewelled claps. This season they are dressed in Baroque. Delicate roses or gold embroidery? Take your pick.

If you’re looking for a more Sicilian inspired lookthen go for black lace. Fragrance yourself with the Dolce&Gabbana The One scent.

If you want something truly special for Christmas go straight to the made to order counter. Crocodile skin accessories made to measure to your specifications: a unique Christmas gift.

After having seen the beautiful displays at the womenswear store we headed straight to Corso Venezia to see what was happening in the menswear boutique. His and Hers perfection: another beautiful table with baroque frames.

This table with its mini cassata and fruit really did make us just want to sit down and tuck in!

There was even a Dolce&Gabbana chocolate covered panettone! (I wanted to take it home with me)

If you prefer simple things, then opt for Classic Dolce&Gabbana styles. The textured caldskin Dolce Bag is good for day and evening, or you can opt for a leopard print wallet grey is a novelty for the Fall Winter collection, or just go for simple technology covers or small leather goods.

For menswear there are pretty of classic options, from a briefcase to document organizer and even a watch roll, for the businessman on the go who can’t do without his watch collection!

I think I’m gonna get my mother this Dolce Bag with matching ballerina flats. They are so cute! There are many ballerina options this season. One for every day (almost)!

And for that romantic skiing holiday? Dolce&Gabbana skiwear!

Here’s a selection of elegant and cosy outfits from the Dolce&Gabbana SS13 Pre Collection for Christmas!

Make sure your boyfriend matches your mood with Dolce&Gabbana SS13 Pre Collection.

A luxurious gift guide from the Dolce&Gabbana Fall Winter 2013.

Dolce&Gabbana celebrate Christmas in their stores much like we would celebrate it at home. The concepts of closeness, family and bounty all appear in the boutiques’ window displays and inside the shops the warm atmosphere continues. Read more on Swide.

Thank you so much Karla Matijašić, Swide’s new Art director, for the wonderful pictures of the Dolce&Gabbana Christmas windows. Your passion for Photography and skill has made them even prettier! Welcome to swide ;-)

Phtography by : Karla Matijašić