Red Carpet Fashion Awards

Diane Von Furstenberg Fall 2013

Diane von Furstenberg’s Fall 2013 collection was just oozing glamour.

Taking us back to the 70s disco era, Diana sent models down the runway wearing a mix of autumnal shades of coral, salmon, rust and apricot, nutmeg, cream and black with flashes of hot pink, red and electric-blue.

We saw jumpsuits; plenty of exotic prints, metallic separates, suede skirts with wide obi-style belts, floaty blouses, printed suits and a fur collared coat.

Celebrities love DVF accessories, so they will be snapping up the oversized totes, fringed bags and brightly coloured clutches which took to the runway.

Front Row: Anna Wintour, Olivia Palermo, Coco Rocha, Katharine McPhee, Chelsea Handler and Diane Sawyer.

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Solange Knowles, Rashida Jones, Katharine McPhee,

Favourites: Look 33 and Look 25

Credit: Style.com

Victoria Beckham Fall 2013 NYFW

On Sunday morning, my first presentation was the Victoria Beckham Fall 2013 show.

Following her exciting foray into separates for Spring 2013, we were all eagerly anticipating which direction she would go next.

We saw British heritage materials, such as tweed, plaid and herringbone, knits (for the first time), more chic separates, and fewer signature fitted dresses, which made room for dresses with slightly looser silhouettes with keyhole or draped detailing.

Updating the ‘Le Smoking’ jacket, Victoria produced a tuxedo with satin lapels and slash sleeves to make it more cape-like; I expect to see VB wearing this several times – both the dress and jacket.

As with each season, you can feel the growth and confidence within Victoria’s designs.

In the past, we’ve seen the likes of Selita Ebanks and Blake Lively wear Victoria’s dresses.

This collection feels like it was made for the likes of Nicole Kidman, Julianna Margulies, Gemma Arterton, Helen Hunt, Tilda Swinton, Marion Cotillard and Jessica Chastain – powerful A-listers who want to look chic and sexy at the same time.

Manolo Blahnik created the kitten-heel booties which I’m sure will also be a huge hit.

Models carried Victoria Beckham’s bags in the same manner we have seen the designer herself carry them.

The best tweet after the Victoria Beckham show came from Hugh Wright, who said “Anyone who still thinks @victoriabeckham isn’t a serious designer, ask Anna Wintour, Suzie Menkes & Jefferson Hack”.

I couldn’t have said it better myself.

Front Row: David Beckham and Anna Wintour

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Those listed above.

Favourites: Look 12 and Look 17

Credit: Style.com

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Monique Lhuillier Fall 2013

The Monique Lhuillier Fall 2013 runway show took place on Saturday afternoon despite the snow storms.

Seated behind Brad Goreski, I was trying to figure out which of the pieces he would pick for his clients.

I can see Rashida Jones wearing Look 21, which is a colourful yellow, white and black masculine suit, and my dream is to see Jessica Alba wearing the goddess-green long-sleeved gown with tonal embellishments which was Look 34.

There were plenty more show stoppers which took to the runway, ranging from vibrant, colourful prints, feather prints, bold ombre hues and a few fringe gowns, which moved beautifully as the models glided down the red carpet.

My favourite look was Look 25: the lace long-sleeved floral tulle peplum top with matching pants with a black net overskirt for dramatic effect.

The collection wasn’t all about the gowns; we also saw cigarette pants, chic blouses, swing dresses and cocktail dresses.

Some pieces were accented with the designer’s signature waistband, with all the looks featuring Monique Lhuillier’s sleek geometric cut-out shoes.

Front Row: Connie Britton, Lydia Hearst, Bridget Moynahan and Brad Goreski

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Emmy Rossum, Nina Dobrev, Ashley Greene and Bérénice Marlohe

Favourites: Look 25 and Look 34

Credit: Style.com


Marchesa designers Keren Craig and Georgina Chapman were inspired by the spirit of India in the 60s for their Spring 2013 collection.

With celebrities packing the front row at Grand Central Station on Wednesday afternoon, we were treated to a stunning array of what Marchesa do best: red-carpet dresses and gowns.

Heavily beaded dresses, flirty fringed frocks, delicately draped, sari-inspired gowns, tunics paired with Capri pants, and bejewelled cropped tops worn with pants or floating chiffon skirts proved to be a big hit with the front row and celebrity stylists.

Rich brocades were kept simple and embellishment free, chiffon dresses were tastefully trimmed with gold beaded details and silhouettes stayed true to the Bollywood theme whilst still feeling very modern and current.

Some of you may think some of the pieces are a tad OTT, but I envision them looking even more spectacular on the red carpet.

The colour palette of rich Bordeaux, eggplant and teal green did give the collection a fall-like feel, but with celebs snapping this collection up very soon, those piece would look great on the red carpet come October.

Chartreuse, white, gold coral, orange and pretty pinks made up the rest of the collection.

Gem Palace provided the opulent jewels, Marchesa beaded bags were presented alongside their signature quartz clutches and Christian Louboutin provided the footwear which ranged from flat and beaded to T-bar midi heels shimmering in gold.

This was a favourite presentation this fashion week. Even with three more rounds to go, I can’t see anyone topping this for me. Bring on awards season.

Front Row: Olivia Palermo, Bar Refaeli, Stacy Keibler, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian and Sarah Hyland

Favourites: Bordeaux fringed gown and white crop top paired with chiffon skirt

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Blake Lively, Penelope Cruz, Kate Winslet, Jessica Beil, Amber Heard, Stacy Keibler, Viola Davis, Anne Hathaway, Kerry Washington, Camilla Belle, Diane Kruger, Elle Fanning and many more

As I use the morning to catch up on my blog posts, I haven’t been leaving my hotel room in New York City before 11am. The one designer I made an exception for was Michael Kors whose show started at 10am.

My bloodshot eyes were widened by the burst of bright colours which took to the runway. Red, yellow, navy blue, green and white with smoothing digital pool and digital cloud prints added to the mix.

The designer presented a retro throwback to the 60s with bold colour-blocking, leather dresses with gold grommet details, coats and blazers with big collars, and drop-waist skirts with over-sized belts.

Stripes are an unexpected trend for spring. Michael served up an array of chic striped pieces; the navy and red stripes took me back to my Beano comic youth.

Aside from the daywear, there were plenty of red-carpet options; thankfully there was a heavy celebrity stylist presence in the front row.

A white sleeveless top with gold paillettes paired with white cotton shorts would look great on Gwyneth Paltrow.

Glamour girls Eva Mendes, Jessica Biel and Penelope Cruz would look outstanding in the trio of simple black gowns with cut-out details and open backs which closed the show.

Front Row: Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Olivia Munn, Marisa Tomei, Camilla Belle and Katharine McPhee

Favourites: White/gold top with white shorts and black cut-out gown

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Katherine McPhee, Zoe Saldana, Odette Annable, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Gwyneth Paltrow, Heidi Klum, Kerry Washington, Nikki Reed, Jennifer Hudson, Penelope Cruz, Hilary Swank, Debra Messing and Blake Lively

Credit: Style.com




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