Tolula Adeyemi In Michael van der Ham – 2012 Elle Style Awards

After a flying visit to New York to take in a few shows during Fashion Week, Tolula Adeyemi returned home to attend one of London’s most fashionable nights, the 2012 Elle Style Awards.

The British model and actress wore a Michael van der Ham Spring 2012 dress.

Dutch-born, London-based Michael van der Ham is London’s hottest new talent. So hot that recently added his Spring 2012 collection to the roster.

This silk-satin print gown beautifully encapsulates his signature look of clashing prints.

Without the sheer runway top, we can clearly see that the halter dress has one sleeve with a cold shoulder.

Wearing her hair up in a braided style, Tolula accessorized with a Milli Millu clutch, a Rachel Galley bracelet, Mawi cuff and ring plus Made rings and earrings.

Do you think this look is better on or off the runway?

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25 Responses to Tolula Adeyemi In Michael van der Ham – 2012 Elle Style Awards

  1. Parvati February 15, 2012 at 13:28 #

    I much prefer Tolula’s version of the dress, than the runway version. I also really like this sleeve, it makes the dress more interesting.

  2. Katie February 14, 2012 at 12:27 #

    This look is so much better off the runway, Tolula looks beautiful

  3. Alina February 14, 2012 at 12:20 #

    Tribal queen.

  4. D February 14, 2012 at 10:51 #

    love this dress but wish the clutch is a different colour, its missing something… some colour perhpas

  5. Ana February 14, 2012 at 10:15 #

    The sleeve gives the outfit edge and stands out from the sugar coated gloss, playing it safe on the red carpet!

  6. Miss Claudia February 14, 2012 at 10:13 #

    On Tolula, she is rocking it! I love all the accessories the whole look is amazing! 🙂

  7. Nat February 14, 2012 at 09:39 #

    The dress is definitly better without the sheer top. Now if we could just cut out that single sleeve…
    I like the runway clutch better, though. It’s more interesting.

  8. Maria February 14, 2012 at 09:32 #

    way better off the runway

  9. Lou February 14, 2012 at 09:28 #

    I prefer the look on Tolula – it looks more like an evening outfit without the sheer top.

  10. Jess2 February 14, 2012 at 05:49 #

    I love Toula’s look and I prefer it without the sheer top. The sleeve seems a bit out of place but the overall dress is still fab.

  11. Anj February 14, 2012 at 04:47 #

    Totally better on Tolula. There’s more structure without the runway top and her hair style adds flair to the outfit. Love.

    • CreoleLady February 14, 2012 at 06:06 #

      +1, ITA.

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  12. Li February 14, 2012 at 04:41 #

    I’m not a fan of the sheer top over the dress. It just looks messy and accidental to me. Having said that, I’m also not fond that that single sleeve – I think the dress would be perfect just as a halter.

  13. Elizabeth February 14, 2012 at 04:12 #

    I love the sheer top over the dress it gives it a breezy springtime look and adds detail to the shirt that draws your attention to it. That being said, it does look great on her for a red carpet dress, and I think the sleeve creates interest, I’m just not sure I agree with the choice of hair style.

  14. katchimo February 14, 2012 at 04:00 #

    She works with it! But it could definitely use a colorful skinny belt.

  15. mol February 14, 2012 at 04:00 #

    I love Tolula in this and think she looks better than the runway model – really like this so much!

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  16. Jane February 14, 2012 at 03:46 #

    On the runway! I think the sheer top gives the dress more edge!

  17. Dani February 14, 2012 at 03:27 #

    The sleeve is neither smart nor attractive, only disruptive! That said, I do prefer it without the sheer top over it.

    • EmmaWoodhouse February 14, 2012 at 23:54 #

      Totally agree. It looks like it was just randomly added for no reason. Other than that, the dress is OK…I’m not really sold on the print.

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