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You may not be familiar with Alessandra Rich, but the fashion industry has taken notice.

Case in point Natalie Massent, Chairman and Founder of Net-A-Porter.com wore an Alessandra Rich dégradé lace-covered cotton and silk-blend gown to the ‘Runway to Green’ event in New York City last night.

Heralded as one of fashion’s future leaders, Alessandra Rich and her namesake collection are generating an insider buzz that will no doubt find her placed prominently on a red carpet soon.

Alessandra Rich founded her label in 2009 following a career as a high-end interior designer.

Having worked in her native Italy; France and London – where the label is currently based – this young designer no doubt tapped into her obvious penchant for the luxurious while creating her designs.

Lace and silk are the prominent fabric choices with pops of fluorescent and neoprene detailing adding a modern twist.

The Alessandra Rich aesthetic is filled with allusions to femininity; a new femininity to bring confidence of the look the Rich woman wants to portray, whilst doing it with grace and charm in a timeless silhouette that couples edgy sophistication.

The Alessandra Rich Spring 2011 collection is currently available on Net-A-Porter US and Net-A-Porter International.

Celebs I See Wearing This Collection: Kiera Knightley, Carrie Mulligan, Angelina Jolie, Tilda Swinton, Annete Benning and Helen Mirren

Polka dots subtly found their way into a few looks this week.

Kate Winslet, Molly King, Katrina Bowden, Selita Ebanks and Mary-Kate Olsen wore polka dots in very different ways.

Kate Winslet kicked off the trend in a major way when she arrived at the “Mildred Pierce” New York Premiere, wearing a Stella McCartney Fall 2011 dress with a sheer polka dot panel. She looked amazing enough to find a spot on the BDOTW list.

Molly King was spotted – literally – wearing a Topshop polka dot dress with a scalloped collar which she accented with a black belt on a night out with friends. It’s the perfect summery look.

At the Rebecca Taylor event we saw two polka dot looks worn by Katrina Bowden and Selita Ebanks. Katrina’s appeared in the sheer dotted zip-up jacket paired with a floral jumpsuit, whilst Selita displayed hers in a polka-dotted skirt. Both looks were feminine and flirty showcasing the dots in a visible yet subtle way.

Mary-Kate Olsen attended the Metropolitan Opera Premiere of Le Comte Ory with her sister in New York on Thursday. Mary-Kate opted for a long and loose black polka dot dress with a grey sleeveless coat to complete this mix of polka dots worn by celebs this week.

I love the look of polka dots. It’s often associated with youth and conjures up a certain playful vibe, but as we saw on some celebs, there’s a way to wear polka dots in a feminine and sexy way. It’s a fun addition we can incorporate into our Spring 2011 closets.

Navy Polka Dot Dress by Wal G**
Topshop International £37 Topshop US $72
Camilla and Marc Spotted Garden Silk-Georgette Dress
Net-A-Porter International 570 Net-A-Porter US $490
Marc Jacobs Scalloped Organza Dress
Net-A-Porter International £1,370

Credit: INFEvents, Zandy Mangold – KillDisco Design & Getty

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Jessica Alba has one of the most enviable bag collections in Hollywood. Her latest go-to bag is equally as lust worthy as the others.

The Dolce & Gabbana ‘Miss Rose’ Lace Satchel is a beautiful mixture of the classic edgy bag with a soft theme. The lambskin leather bag is accented with lace insets throughout to add a feminine and romantic touch.

Jessica has been seen toting hers around running errands, and whilst with her hubby Cash Warren scouting preschools for baby daughter Honor.

The juxtaposition of the leather with the lace adds in femininity and texture which goes well with multiple looks and fabric options, while the roomy size make it easily transferable from a day of shopping and meetings to dinner with friends.

The Dolce & Gabbana bag features a zippered front front flap pocket and is currently available to purchase at Luisa via Roma.

Credit: Fame Pictures

Sunday marks the official first day of Spring and many celebs have already started adding more colour in their closets in various ways; this week it was denim.

Stars like Khloe Kardashian, Rachel Bilson and Anna Kendrick were all spotted rocking coloured denim jeans recently.

As colour-blocking is clearly one of the biggest trends for Spring 2011, denim seems to be a great way to add a lot of colour to your look without totally overdoing it and leaving room for more.

Anna Kendrick attended the Rag & Bone dinner at Intermix in LA on Wednesday night in a pair of Rag & Bone green jeans. She kept things cool by adding a Rag & Bone black sheer blazer, a Rag & Bone white top, gold accessories and Botkier black open-toe sandals.

Rachel Bilson was spotted leaving her hair salon in a pair of burgundy Paige denim jeans. A floral printed scarf, black blazer, Burberry Prosum Knight bag the from Spring 2011 collection and classic Ray-Ban Wayfarers top off this look.

Coloured denim is nothing new. Of course we remember SJP’s bright and yummy outfit of red jeans, a pink t-shirt and the Halston Heritage tie-dye sac bag she rocked back in September last year in New York City. It looked great then and stars made it look just as good this week.

I know I can definitely recall a few colourful jeans in my past; red, blue and even yellow.

It’s a wonderful way to stand out in style as we all prepare to say hello to warmer days.

Take your pick from these colourful jeans

Peach scalloped jeans
Topshop International £40 Topshop US $80
Ralph Lauren Thomson skinny jeans
Acne skin high-rise skinny jeans
Net-A-Porter International £170

Credit: PacificCoastNews, Fame Pictures & BFAnyc




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