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Here I am in the fairy tale world of Gucci x Unskilled Worker. I am so excited to be bringing this gorgeous Gucci collection to life. Exclusively online for a limited time only, the collection features whimsical portraits by Helen Downie, a London based self-taught artist. It was her Instagram account, @UnskilledWorker, that caught the eye of Gucci’s creative director, Alessandro Michele. Each one of her characters immediately tells a story. Wide-eyed innocence. Glamour. Childhood. Imagination. Longing for the unknown. Her gorgeous prints and embroidered works of art twist your imagination. It’s the play in opposites in her imagery that makes you take a second look. Like the balance of toxic and sweet in the artwork in the blue print seen on the silk shirt, skirt, bag, and slippers. If you look closely you’ll see poisonous mushrooms mixed with colorful poppies amongst a wild field of flowers She calls it “Jeanie’s Garden,” all of which are a reminder of her grandmother’s scent. Then, you will be the “Stein Sisters,” two country girls longing for the glamour of the city. They stand so straight with wide eyes…their portraits pop beautifully against the gold silk dress and bomber jacket. It’s that feeling of mystery, innocence, and the unknown in Helen Donnie’s artwork that I love. Her designs, portrayed so elegantly on Gucci’s stunning silk ensembles, classic Marmont handbags, and Princetown slippers make for a super eclectic, yet romantic look. The collection is adventurous and luxurious…filled with pieces to connect with and colors to fall in love with. I stepped into this fairytale forest by layering it on. And with Gucci, it’s always in the little details. Silk scarves tired around my head. Printed knee-high socks with glamorous platforms made for the dance floor. Delicate pearls against a not-so-simple white tee-shirt. Who said you had to be a minimalist when it comes to fashion? I say, be a maximalist. The Gucci x Unskilled Worker collection makes mixing styles of street, art, and luxury feel seamless. I love this daring style where sophistication and personality intertwine. Now which look is your favorite?