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12.02.13

Monique Lhuillier Fall 2013

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

13.09.12

Marchesa Spring 2013


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

13.09.12

Michael Kors Spring 2013

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

12.09.12

The Blonds Spring 2013

The Blonds Spring 2013 collection was all about glamour – as always – but this time with a capital G.

Think Madonna meets Esther Williams at Malibu Barbie’s beach house and you have a collection full of sexy signature corsets, sky-high Louboutin heels, latex uber skinny pants with shark fins and model with platinum blonde wigs with latex headbands.

One of the corsets was an ode to the Christian Louboutin ‘Pensee’ pumps, another had a smeared lipstick print and Phillipe Blond took to the runway wearing a ‘Jaws’ inspired corset.

The final look received the biggest cheer of all as it was a stunning crystallized bodysuit with built in Louboutins.

Boys crashed the beach party some wearing vest and pants, others wearing nothing but tiny swim shorts. We didn’t know where to look.

Front Row: Adam Lambert, Paris Hilton, Natalia Kills, Johnny Wujek, Jay Manuel, Zombie Boy, Rick Genest, and Wynter Gordon

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, Kat Graham, Kelly Rowland, Beyonce Knowles, Fergie and Rihanna

12.09.12

Oscar de la Renta Spring 2013

Oscar de la Renta’s Spring 2013 collection will delight those ladies who lunch and celebs who aren’t afraid of bold colours.

Aquamarine, fuchsia pink, bright yellow and blue were the standout colours along with white, black and grey.

The one thing I never expected to see at an Oscar de la Renta show was latex, but it worked with Karlie Kloss opening in a red latex tank and white slit pencil skirt. Look 24, one of my faves, was an emerald latex tank and skirt paired with a shocking pink embroidered jacket which will appeal to a younger crowd (Lea Michele immediately springs to mind).

This crowd will also love the pink feather-accented bustier with cocktail shorts and the latex leather rose-accented top paired with light pink shorts.

Models with colour-streaked bouffants took to the runway in a variety of looks ranging from classic tweed suits, jumpsuits, a (to-die-for) safari gilet paired with linen pants, shift dresses, pant suits and a beaded tunic paired with matching pants.

I was in heaven as the gorgeous evening gowns floated past my feet. Feminine confections including strapless ballgowns, crushed tulle gowns, beaded and tassel ornament-accented gowns and simple gowns with light ruffles will delight the likes of Sarah Jessica Parker and Jessica Biel.

Key accessories included mini clutches which I at first mistook for iPhone covers, satin ‘Hudson’ sandals, the must-have ‘Charlotte’ laser-cut booties, resin flower necklaces, brooches and dazzling jewels.

Favourites: Latex ensemble with embroidered jacket, white and red threadwork flower embroidered strapless dress and pink and aqua cloque gown

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Biel, Jessica Chastain, Anna Wintour, Hilary Swank, Penelope Cruz, Kristin Davis, Lea Michele, Jessica Alba, Emily Blunt, Camilla Belle, Elle Fanning, Dakota Fanning, Taylor Swift and Kate Becksinsale

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