Have Your Cake and Wear it Too

Two of my favorite things in this world are fashion and food.

Restaurants have become runways, especially the trendy ones, as most women arrive in their most awesome outfits to eat and be eaten up by fellow fashion foodies. If I don’t get a “love your shoes” from the hostess I pout. Should I have gone with the Margiela mules?

Oddly enough, I probably eat out less now then ever, and a huge reason for that is my latent love of baking. A little over a year ago, I made my first scratch pie (blueberry) for my now husband. I’d never made a pie before, or anything really, that didn’t involve cans/boxes/pouches that read, “just add water.”

First slice from my first blueberry pie, circa September 2010.

Up until that magical, life-changing pie, I’d managed to build a life for myself that did not involve the kitchen. Not having kids made that possible. So did living in a city where great take-out can be had at any hour of the day. I also think deep down I found it “unfashionable” to cook: too mom, mundane and middle-class. Honestly, I just didn’t have it in my soul. Until now.

The current Spring 2012 Dolce & Gabanna collection is inspired by food, with an emphasis on vegetables.  Stephano Gabanna notes. : “Food is sex, food is enjoying life, food is colour, food is positivity.” Go here to watch Stephano interviewed about this collection and to see pieces from the runway.

Many pieces are currently for sale and selling out.

Here are a few available from Net-A-Porter, MyTheresa and Matches:

Dolce & Gabanna Chili Pepper Bustier, Net-A-Porter.

Dolce & Gabanna Tomato Dress, MyTheresa.com.

Dolce & Gabanna Red Onion Dress, Matches.com.








The one dress I won’t be buying, is the “Onion” dress. I hate onions. For the price of this dress, it should be featuring truffles.

The icing on the sartorial cake are these fantastic Farfalle earrings.

Dolce & Gabanna Pasta Drop Earrings, Browns.

Part kid’s camp craft project, part Chanel, they most certainly will get the attention of the hostess at Nopa.

If you are still hungry for more fashion inspired by food and even food inspired by fashion, check back Friday for a second helping.


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