Red Carpet Fashion Awards

Front row at Givenchy’s Spring 2010 Couture show was singing superstar Ciara.

Ciara was wearing a look from Givenchy’s Spring 2010 collection and the leather skirt part of this ensemble really suits her rock chic vibe.

Because she’s opted for bare legs, I actually really like the heavy wedged boots with the look.

FC and I were kind of surprised to see Ciara doing Couture Week and even more so when we found out that Givenchy had thrown a party in her honour.

At the Givenchy party held in her honour, Ciara wore a look from the Fall 2009 collection.

I LOVE this on her. It’s not something I would expect to see her in and I adore how the velvet jacket nips her in under the bust.

Apart from her choice of black pumps, Ciara has worn this look as shown on the runway.

I’m really pleased she wore it with the neck scarf which is has knotted under her chin in a cute bow.

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I’m really loving this Givenchy Spring 2010 Couture offering from Riccardo Tisci.

The twenty two looks were verging on the edgier side of couture, with disco-esque jumpsuits that look liked they just walked off the film set of “Saturday Night Fever”.

Tailoring was also out in full force with stunning black evening jackets with jet black velvet lapels.

I especially loved the white tuxedo jacket from which layers of black and white feathers cascaded.

Evening gowns were intense purples with bubble-like ruched hems and embellished bodices.

I also fell in lust with the black lace pieces, which added a touch of softer androgyny.

This collection undoubtedly brought the fun factor to the runway and I’m hoping to see at least one of these patterned jumpsuits on some of our braver red carpet ladies.

Watch this space.

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Elie Saab’s Spring 2010 Couture presentation took me on a fairytale journey. I was breathless from the first exit to the last.

Elie’s theme for Spring was pretty pastels, which were presented in baby blues, pinks, lavender, beige and mellow yellow.

We saw stunning double layered gowns with mother-of-pearl petal embroidered overlays which were exquisite.

Other gowns billowed in the model-made wind revealing sexy thigh high splits which were double layered with lace adding more allure. Elizabeth Hurley will bring her legs out of retirement for these show stoppers.

The collection wasn’t all about pastel gowns, there were some shorter styles which young Hollywood would love, alongside some voluminous organza floral print ball gowns.

The Spring 2010 Elie Saab woman is sexy, sensual yet innocence. The looks were pretty and so very feminine. I still can’t pick a favourite.

This is a picture I took of the finale gown. My camera didn’t do justice to this gown which twinkled like Tinkerbell as the model walked the reflective runway.

Here’s the finale. Which shows how fabulous these gowns are in motion.

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Sophie and I were really excited to see the Stephane Rolland Spring 2010 Couture presentation here in Paris for two reasons.

1. To witness stunning looks walk the runway.
2. To get a glimpse of Cheryl Cole in the front row.

Only one of our wishes came true.

Cheryl Cole is a huge fan of the French designer after she’s been pictured in five of his dresses. Most recently last week at the National Television Awards.

Unfortunately she wasn’t unable to show her support because of work commitments, but we probably wouldn’t have noticed her anyway because we were transfixed on the amazing pieces which were presented to us.

Cocktail dresses spattered with gold and blood red lacquer. Capes billowed as model stormed the runway.

Lean evening gowns had voluminous hems which moved so fluidly on the models.

It wasn’t only the hems that had volume. Hips did too with razor sharp-cut creating a sexy silhouette.

Everyone in the audience was mesmerized by the plexiglass embellishments which made us thing of fossils, especially on the plum gown above.

The pictures are not really doing the pictures justice in my opinion, as it was an amazing collection.

If you think this magnificent Stephane Rolland finale gown is stunning, view the video below to see how beautiful it is in motion, and the details which are totally lost in the picture.

The model needed 2 people to help her adjust the heavily embellished train as she turned.

The designer will be working on a ready-to-wear collection which is set to launch in 2011, along with a fragrances and a jewellery line.

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Chanel’s Spring 2010 Couture show was full of pretty pastels, beautiful bows and touches of silver.

The one thing that struck me about the collection was the lack of Karl Lagerfeld’s usual use of black and white.

Lagerfeld called this his “neon baroque” theme and although the traditional Chanel suit was seen in abundance, there were unusual twists like culotte style shorts and ruched skirts.

Silver was also seen throughout the collection and I love the contrast it brings to the candy colours.

Silver shoe boots along with metallic half gloves and lurex tights brought a touch of the space age to this otherwise soft and pretty collection.

I especially love how delicate tulle was ruched into soft swirls and paired with silver lamé to provide interesting harder edges.

Models wore matching bows in their hair with white streaks throughout their bangs and bouffant updos.

I love how the show ended with Abbey Lee Kershaw and Baptiste Giabiconi dressed as bride and groom and looking like they’d just stepped straight off the top of a wedding cake.

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The Armani Privé Spring 2010 collection included sleek tailored looks which embodied the shape of a crescent moon.

The moon theme was both subtle and obvious.

Suit buttons were in the shape of the crescent moon, gowns had the moon shape within the folds, whilst other pieces were accessorized with moon necklaces and clutches.

Armani presented silvery hues and exaggerated silhouettes, which would look amazing Cate Blanchett and Anne Hathaway who was in the front row.

The amazing shapes and shimmering looks were presented with a muted colour palette of black, white silver and navy.

All of the gowns were Oscar ready. Lets keeps our fingers crossed that they grace the red carpet.

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