Spring 2010 Trend – Clogs

Clogs clomped their down the runways of Chanel and Louis Vuitton’s Spring 2010 presentations. Those of us who were childs of the 70s and 80s screamed “No, not clogs again.”

For me they weren’t very desirable the first time around, and even with a heel, tassles, buckles and prints I’m still not sold.

From what I remember they were just damn difficult, noisy and painful to walk in, but Uncle Karl and Marc Jacobs are trying to seduce us with clogs this season.

Celebs have already been spotted wearing clogs.

Alexa Chung started the trend back in January at Chanel’s Spring 2010 Couture show in Paris. Most recently Rachel Bilson was the epitome of casual chic wearing a red pair of clogs, whilst a dressed down Ashley Simpson wore a black pair.

Seanna clogs Topshop US $135 / Topshop £68
Jeffery Campbell Charli Clogs Shopbop $135
Miu Miu Dove print clogs Saks.com $495

Clogs. Thumbs up or thumbs down?

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Red Carpet Trends – All White On The Night

White was a huge trend on the SAG Awards red carpet last night.

It was also a trend at the 2010 People’s Choice Awards, and coincidently at the 2009 SAG Awards.

Pre-spring is the perfect time for a white trend to arrive, just as we’re getting bored of wearing black and covering up in the winter months.

None of these crisp bright white look felt too bridal – with maybe the exception of Paula Patton.

It was also nice to see some shorter styles on this red carpet like Katrina Bowden’s Tadashi Shoji feathered-like frock.

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2010 National Television Awards Trends: Purple

One big trend stood out at the 2010 National Television Awards – Purple. A trend we saw on the red carpet at the Golden Globes last weekend.

Ex wife of Sir Paul McCartney, Heather Mills arrived at the awards wearing a strapless floor length purple gown. I’m still not sure about her new pixie hairstyle.

Coronation Street actress Kym Marsh wore a purple floor length dress with a pleated detail at the front to pick up the award for Best Serial Drama with her co stars.

Champion Ice Skater, Jane Torvill wore a knee length ruffle detail dress but I wish she’d left those tights where they belong –  on the ice rink.

Television presenter Fearne Cotton wore a purple mini dress with a double bow detail at the back, which is available to buy from Very.co.uk

Angelica Bell wore a Grecian style floaty Marchesa gown with a jeweled detail on the bust.

Jackie St Claire arrived with her ex squeeze Simon Cowell and was wearing a layered purple floor length dress.

Purple continues to reign.

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2010 Golden Globes Trends: Purple Rain

At the Golden Globes last night one colour stood out on the rain soaked red carpet. Purple.

Jane Krakowski looked regal wearing a one-shoulder J. Mendel goddess gown.

Rose Byrne look effortless in eggplant Lanvin.

Leona Lewis looked lovely in her lavender satin Roberto Cavalli gown.

Sandra Bullock was a pretty plum in Bottega Veneta and Alfre Woodward wore a purple asymmetric Pamela Rolland dress.

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People’s Choice Red Carpet Trend: Winter Whites

The People’s Choice Awards held in LA last night.

The ladies wouldn’t have experienced the snow blizzards we are experiencing in the UK and other parts of the world, but they delighted in winter white dresses.

Most kept their looks pure white, but Queen warmed hers up with gold accessories whilst Olivia Wilde and Katie Cassidy’s looks had black accents.

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Thigh High Boots Trend – Like It Or Not Here It Comes

The surprising trend from the Fall 2009 collections were thigh high boots.

On the runway the models looked strong, powerful and sexy in the statement boots.

Stella McCartney’s perforated thigh-high boots sold out almost the second they were uploaded onto the virtual shelves of Net-A-Porter international yesterday.

I was shocked because surely everyone is as terrified of thigh high boots as I am.

I guess I was wrong.

InStyle UK, Harper’s Bazaar UK, Dazed & Confused, Vogue UK and many more magazines have produced editorials with thigh-high boots, but how do we wear them.

I sort advice from the ladies who produce these fashion bibles on what’s the best way to wear thigh-boots.

Natalie Massenet, Founder of Net-A-Porter

“Wear the boots with an oversized sweater or blazer making sure the tops of the boots are not seen.”

Dolly Jones, Editor of Vogue.com

“I’m wearing some at the moment – they are not nearly as scary with flat heels, but they look just as sexy – and I tone down the look with a loose sweater dress so the whole thing feels relaxed rather than high voltage.”

Chloe Beeney, Fashion Director of InStyle UK

“Rocking the Thigh-High isn’t as hard as it seems pair it with a great long knit either dress or boyfriend cardigan and away you go.”

They make it sound so easy, and the fact these boots are selling out means that can be that easy.

No if only I could get those images of Julia Roberts in “Pretty Woman” out of my mind.

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Red Carpet Trends – Pants

Celebs wearing pants on the red carpet is far from being a new thing, but I can’t help but notice how often they’re being worn lately.

Evan Rachel Wood kick off the recent trend wearing a midnight blue Gucci suit to the “Swarovski Crystallized Concept Store Opening” in New York.

Sienna wowed us when she has attended “GI Joe” premiere’s and photocalls wearing Loewe, Dries van Noten and Gucci pants.

Diane Kruger does the masculine look like no other, and when the now pregnant Penelope Cruz lost her suitcase at Heathrow airport she opted for a red Bottega Veneta pant suit for her red carpet look.

I’m totally loving the pants trend on the red carpet at the moment, it’s really refreshing and interesting to see how these stars interpret their looks.

I’m the sort of person who usually only gets excited about a look when it has a 4in train behind it, but I guess the tide is turning.

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