Red Carpet Fashion Awards

Chanel’s Spring 2012 press preview took place a few weeks ago in London.

I was excited to see the collection up close, especially the accessories as you can really appreciate the intricate workmanship and beauty of the pieces when you see them close up.

I loved the seashell clutches. I look forward to seeing them on the red carpet. Two were on display. My favourite was the pearl accented clutch.

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The Communication Store press preview introduced me to a new designer: Nicholas Oakwell.

Nicholas graduated from the Epsom School of Art and Design where his entire final collection was bought by Harvey Nichols and featured in a ‘Harpers & Queen’ spread by American Vogue European Editor-at-Large, Hamish Bowles.

Having worked at Dior, Mila Schon and Katharine Hamnett, the designer went it alone by showcasing this first couture collection back in June.

Five of the eighteen-piece collection were on display. I was particularly taken by the breathtaking gown with a beaded top and ombre tiered ruffled skirt. It would surely have a big impact on the red carpet.

The workmanship and attention to detail is second to none. It will be very interesting to see the designer’s upcoming collections and of course it would be amazing to see one of these gowns worn on the red carpet.

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I also got to see the Christopher Kane Spring 2012 collection up close, including those embellished flats which many people seem to strongly dislike.

This collection won’t be easy to wear on the red carpet. It needs true mavens like Leighton Meester, Kate Bosworth and Chloe Sevigny to not be overwhelmed by the strong pieces which have standout floral prints and heavenly embellishments. Read more…

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Recently I attended the Starworks Spring 2012 press preview in London.

The designers on display included Nicholas Kirkwood (who designed those yummy fringed sandals above), Nicholas Kirkwood for Pollini, Marios Schwab, Roksanda Ilincic, Kate Spade New York, Julien Macdonald, Peter Pilotto and Jonathan Saunders.

The Jonathan Saunders dress which Emma Stone wore to the 15th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala, plus the Marios Scwab dress Rebecca Hall wore to the ‘Awakening’ London premiere and the Roksanda Ilincic dress Lady Gaga wore out in London were all on display.

Take a look as the pieces up close below.

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Victoria Beckham’s Spring 2012 accessories were my highlight of her press day.

The collection is extended from the runway to include lemon, turquoise and a soft peachy colour.

My favourite bag was this soft leather and suede satchel with a chain.

The collection ranges from small and large zip pouches to clutches with and without gold chains, satchels, shoulder bags, shoppers and, of course, the signature Victoria bag.

This bag comes in several sizes, colourways and textures, including python and alligator. Despite the price, they still continue to be huge sellers.

Other accessories included Stephen Jones leather kepi hats and Christian Louboutin pumps with a leather leg piece.

See the full Victoria Beckham Spring 2012 bag collection below. Read more…

At the Victoria Beckham Spring 2012 press day, I was really glad I got to see the mainline collection up close because there were many commercial pieces on display which we didn’t see on the runway.

The dresses, which I’m sure we will see on many celebs, were mostly signature fitted dresses in bright summery colours.

These dresses didn’t have the same edgy downtown feel as the runway collection, so the ladies who lunch uptown will still have a wide range of dresses to choose from when this collection goes on sale.

There were also loose fitted, cocoon shaped dresses in fruity lemon, refreshing aqua blue colour. I also saw a white dress with a printed hemline and pockets (above), plus a similar style dress in the runway orange and navy colours.

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I also saw simple gowns with signature exposed zippers and a range of light-weight coats with 3/4 length sleeves.

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Victoria Beckham’s denim collection will be expanding into sporty apparel. I loved the mix of colours on the colour-block and striped pieces.

This collection is perfect for the gym or as lounge wear.

Rachel Bilson and Kate Bosworth who enjoy sun 365 days of the year in California will love this collection.

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I recently attended the Victoria Beckham press day in London, where I got to see the Victoria by Victoria Beckham collection up close.

This was my first time seeing the collection.

It’s very wearable, easy and light with cute silhouettes and feminine touches like scalloped details, trompe l’oeil collars, drop-waists and bows.

The prints were playful, with clouds, cats and moons.

Charlotte Olympia provided all the colourful platform footwear, with one pair incorporating the cat print.

The collection is not referred to as a diffusion line, more of an extension of the Beckham brand.

The dresses start at around £300 and go up to £900, which is the lowest price a dress from the mainline collection would cost.

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