20.05.10

Topshop Knightsbridge Store Launch Party

Kate Moss was joined by Daisy Lowe, Alexandra Burke and Anna Wintour for the launch party of the new Topshop store in Knightsbridge, London yesterday.

I’m loving Kate’s look, especially her hair which has a lot of body to it for a change.

She’s wearing her own Topshop ultimate silk blazer, which I’m going to purchase the second I finish this post.

Thanks to InStyle_Pat who has informed me that Kate is also wearing her Topshop silk button back playsuit backwards.

First Angelina, then Amanda Seyfried now Kate. Backwards is the new forwards.

Daisy’s Topshop maxi dress is the perfect look for summer.

Alexandra Burke also has me reaching for my credit card to purchase her gorgeous Topshop Lotus bead tiered shift dress.

Whilst Anna is the surprise guest.

I never had her down as a Topshop fan.

Kate Moss’ new summer collection goes on sale today.

You can view the collection on Topshop International and Topshop US.

Some items – especially the maxi’s are already selling out.

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Who Wore Lipsy Better? Alexandra Burke or Rachel Adedeji

Last year’s X Factor winner Alexandra Burke first wore this Lipsy fringe detail dress to “Capital FM’s Jingle Bell Ball” in London on 6th December.

I must say I love her hair. The blunt fringe really suits this look.

And then she ruins it with the ankle boots *sigh*.

This dress gives Alexandra a really nice shape but I wish she’d worn something a bit more festive.

X Factor contender Rachel Adedji then wore this dress last week to “Capital Rocks” in London.

Where to start? Those boots? If you insist on wearing boots on the red carpet at least wear some that fit.

Rachel’s boots are baggy around her legs, which makes this look sloppy and badly put together.

I’m not crazy about the earrings either and in fact think that both girls are lacking some much needed accessories.

Alexandra wins this round for me, although I’m not blown away by either.

This dress is available to buy from ASOS US and ASOS.com

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“Cheryl’s Night In”

On Saturday night before the X Factor final on ITV, we got see more of Cheryl Cole on her one-off show “Cheryl’s Night In”.

She was still fighting for this love wearing her favourite Alexander Wang boots, she’d worn in her first performance on the X Factor a few weeks ago.

This time she swapped the military outfit for a pink ninja-style look.

My favourite look of the show as when Cheryl perform “3 Words” a duet with Black Eyed Peas rapper Will.I.Am.

She looked stunning wearing a her 3rd look from the Stéphane Rolland Fall 2009 Couture collection this year.

This black gown with a sheer yoke had a dramatic train which Cheryl used to full effect during her performance.

Last season Cheryl wore a pink Krystof Strozyna dress on the X Factor, so it wasn’t a surprise to see her wearing the same designer again.

Whilst Cheryl was being interviewed by Holly Willoughby wearing a teal Temperley London gown, Cheryl glowed in an orange and black Krystof Strozyna Spring 2010 pencil dress.

This digital print dress has geometric fabric panels which I absolutely loved.

Love her or loathe her, she’s given us some interesting fashion choices this year.

Alexandra Burke has worn many Emilio Pucci pieces.

When she performed her hit single “Bad Boys” on “Cheryl’s Night In”, she wore an exclusive ‘one-of-a-kind’ outfit designed by Emilio Pucci’s Creative Director Peter Dundas.

The white two piece was covered in studded eagle motif, which sparkled as she performed her energetic dance routine.

A big wow for Alexandra who after one year in showbiz already has big name designers making looks especially for her.

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Who Wore French Connection Better? Stephanie Pratt or Alexandra Burke

You can’t walk 5 paces in any women’s clothing store without being dazzled by sequins at the moment.

Nothing works better than Christmas parties and sequin mini dresses.

‘The Hills’ star Stephanie Pratt wore this blue French Connection Spirit Catcher dress recently when she attended the US Weekly Hot Hollywood Party in LA.

She paired her mini sparkler with navy blue heels and a matching clutch.

Last years ‘X Factor’ winner Alexandra Burke wore the same dress with open-toe ankle boots this weekend, when she walked the red carpet at the “Cash Money Records party” held at the Royal Exchange Building in London.

As much as I’ve sworn off ankle boots, I think this dress hangs better on Alexandra, so she wins for me.

You can purchase this dress is 3 different colours from French Connection’s website.

If you’re looking for something more festive, you can buy this dress in red in your local French Connection store.

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20.10.09 In Her Closet

Alexandra Burke Loves Lipsy London

Alexandra Burke may have the No.1 single in the UK – which was the fastest selling single of the year – but she still loves shopping the high-street.

This weekend at the ‘Girlguiding UK’s Big Gig’ at Wembley Arena the singer was spotted wearing two Lipsy London one-sleeved dresses.

She walked the red carpet wearing a Lipsy London mesh one shoulder dress which she paired with knee-high suede boots.

She later performed wearing a Lipsy London VIP asymmetric animal sequin dress.

My favourite of the two is the blue dress. It kind of reminds me of the one-sleeved blue sequined Balmain Fall 2009 dress.

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13.10.09 X Factor

What The X Factor Contestants Wore In Week 1

Yesterday we saw how stunning Cheryl Cole looked in her Atelier Versace dress, today we look at what the contestants, Alexander Burke and Dannii Minogue wore.

Rachel Adedeji – who Louis Walsh called the UK’s answer to Rihanna – wore navy skinny jeans, orange platform heels, with a sequin stripy top which I thought was from the Balmain Fall 2009 collection, but it’s just a very good copy.

Stacey Solomon wore a Dolce & Gabbana Marilyn Monroe motif tee with jeans, a leather belt and studded sandals.

Both are wearing KG for Kurt Geiger heels.

Lucie Jone wore a purple BCBG Max Azria silk dress with a drape on one side.

Her dress was paired with nude and black multi-strap sandals from River Island.

Reigning X Factor champion Alexandra Burke performed her new single “Bad Boys” on Sunday’s result show.

I was really surprised at how good the song was, and also how fabulous she looked.

The diva-in-training put in a very energetic performance wearing a gold paillette mini dress paired with matching Christian Louboutin Archidisco 120 T-bar sandals.

Dannii Minogue looked like she didn’t even want to try to compete with Cheryl as they are constantly in ‘Dannii vs. Cheryl style wars’ which must get very tiresome.

She kept her look very demure wearing a purple plunging dress paired with jewels from Kara Ross and Valerie Wade.

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07.10.09

2009 Pride Of Britain Awards

Putting away her sexy corset dresses for the night, Kelly Brook wore a black Louis Vuitton Fall 2008 dress which had a peplum at the waist, and a panel of embellishments on the front of her dress.

Her dress was paired with Christian Dior Glam booties.

You may remember that Satsuki Mitchell wore this same dress to the “Defiance” London Premiere back in January this year.

I have several problems with Katherine Jenkins and her Jil Sander sculpted dress.

Firstly she would have looked amazing in the orange dress. So many people wore black on this red carpet, so she would have really stood out in orange.

The most important structured drape on one side of the dress looks really limp, therefore ruining the whole effect of the dress.

Lastly she folded the detail on the shoulder when it should have stood up like on the runway.

This is such a great dress, but she didn’t do it any justice. She might as well have just worn a pencil dress for all the love she is giving to this architectural masterpiece.

Katherine’s look was paired with YSL heels and a black clutch.

I would have been totally in love with Louise Redknapp in her Peter Pilotto digital print dress, had she not worn those ankle boots.

She’s not a particularly tall lady and those boots make her legs look really short.

Dannii Minougue is stunning as always wearing a leopard print strapless Lisa Ho Spring 2009 gown.

The Aussie continues to support designers from her home country both on the red carpet and on the X Factor.

Dannii co-X Factor judge Cheryl Cole also hit the red carpet.

I love the her hot-off-the-runway (2 days to be exact) one-shouldered Chapurin Spring 2010 LBD with the sheer corseted panel on the waist, but it still lacks the wow factor I usually get from Cheryl.

Maybe my expectations are too high, as her everyday style is so impeccable.

Kimberly Walsh of Girls Aloud to walk the red carpet at this event and she wore a cute asymmetrical LBD, with a large rosette detail on the shoulder.

This dress was not a runway dress, but I remember it from the Temperley London Fall 2009 presentation I attended in February were I took a picture of Kimberley exact dress.

Nicola Roberts attended the Vivienne Westwood Spring 2010 show this weekend in Paris.

Bizarrely she wore a Vivienne Westwood Gold Label Lily wedding gown, which is the shorter version of Carrie Bradshaw’s wedding gown.

Her pretty wedding dress was given an edgy as she carried a Alexander McQueen skull knuckle duster whipsnake clutch, and Christian Louboutin Candy Stud Pumps.

Alexandra Burke needs to fire both her make-up artist and her stylist, because on this evidence neither are doing her any justice.

Yes her gown is white, but that doesn’t mean she needs to colour co-ordinate her eye shadow.

Black pumps with a white gown?  Really?

REALLY?

I applaud Myleene Klass for wearing such a risqué dress on a cold and rainy night, but this LBD screams I want to be on the front page in the morning.

Her feathered clutch is adorable though.

Mr & Mrs Kay aka Tess Daly and Vernon Kay walked the red carpet together still looking every much the loved up couple.

He wore a midnight blue suit, whilst she looked gorgeous in a nude shimmering fitted dress with a ruffled bib.

Do shoes come in a colour other than black these days?  I wonder because they seem to be paired with everything on the red carpet.

Socialite Tara Palmer-Tomkinson looked very happy to be at this event.

The socialite paired a Azzedine Alaia dress with hot red Charlotte Olympia shoes.

Michelle Keegan kept warm from the damp weather by wearing her cute pink Lipsy London heart layer dress which has a bejewelled waistband, with a black blazer.

Abbey Clancy continues to prove that she doesn’t own a dress that doesn’t expose her underwear.

I’m loving that new hair cut on Kara Tointon.  It’s much more sophisticated that the chavy look she had on Eastenders.

The actress thankfully went against the LBD theme and wore a silver sequined fan print dress.  With black pumps of course.

Newlyweds Gary Linekar and Danielle Bux walked the red carpet together.

He looked dapper in a navy suit, whilst she look very sexy in a strapless Dolce & Gabbana dress paired with black sash around her waist.

Although Emma Bunton went with the LBD trend, she did add a gold sequined cape to make her look more interesting.

Lisa Snowdon might as well have worn a LBD as her nude Whistles Abstract sequin dress and those thick tights are not doing her any favours.

What happened to the red carpet sex kitten?

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01.10.09

2009 MOBO Awards

Even though Alexandra Burke didn’t pick up any awards at the MOBOs last night, she was one of the Best Dressed of the night as she sparkled in an Emilio Pucci blue minidress.

Keri Hilson thankfully brings a bit of glamour to this dull awards do, sporting a cute red strapless D&G dress with a bell-shaped skirt.

Loving the sparkling heels.

Leather is one of the hottest trends of the Fall season, but working the look head-to-toe was Kelly Rowland’s downfall.

Biker chic gone very very bad paired with leopard print heels. eeek.

VV Brown seems to love her faux-fur hat as this is the second time she has worn it to an event this.

This time she paired the hat with a silk print batwings Mansih Arora dress, and black heels.

I remember a time when the MOBOs was a big deal. Judging by this red carpet its clear to see it isn’t anymore.

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2009 GQ Men Of The Year Awards

Sporting longer locks which were swept to the side, Lily Allen was named “Woman of the Year” and the “2009 GQ Men Of The Year Awards” in London last night.

The face of Chanel “Coco Cocoon” bag collection walked the red carpet wearing a black sheer double strapped Chanel Resort 2010 gown.

Had Lily wondered what that extra piece of material was for on the front of her gown, she’ll wonder no more when she sees her picture in the papers this morning.

Many of you are horrified that Lily is the face of Chanel, and when she ruins a perfectly wonderful gown like this I have to agree.

Freida Pinto makes a vast improvement from her last outing, which lets face it wouldn’t have been too difficult.

I love that she took a risk with this Christopher Kane black layered dress, but the hair is a bit too prim and proper for such an edgy look.

The actress pairs her dress with Rupert Sanderson Khyber cutout sandals.

I would’ve much rather seen Freida wear something more colourful, but I think she just pulls this off.

Louise Redknapp also opted for a shortened Christopher Kane Fall 2009 asymmetrical dress.

Her mesh dress with black velvet trims was paired with YSL Trib Two heels and Bottega Veneta clutch.

Katherine Jenkins appears to love the Victoria Beckham dress collection as much as the designer herself, as this is the 2nd VB dress we’ve seen her wear.

This time she opted for violet Giral strapless shot silk dress.

I’m guessing Katherine likes this collection so much because the dresses caters for those with a larger bust.

When I tried on a strapless dress from Victoria’s Spring 2009 collection I could barely fill the bodice.

The only way I recognised that Gemma Arterton was wearing Louis Vuitton was by her clutch and heels.

For some reason the LV pizazz is lost on Gemma, and this ruffle collared jacket suddenly becomes quite ordinary.

I just feel like raising the collar, its not meant to be so flat.

Victoria Hesketh aka Little Boots was one of my favourites at this event wearing a Josh Goot multi coloured printed ruched mini dress.

The surprising feature is that the back of the dress and sleeves are plain black.

The singer completes her look with an Alexander McQueen knuckle duster clutch.

Pixie Lott opted for a bedazzling Collette Dinnigan Spring 2009 mini dress coved in diamanté embellishments.

Ankle boots and studded cuffs complete the look.

We first saw this dress worn by Taylor Swift.

Much like Leighton Meester’s MTV Movie Awards Emilio De La Morena dress, Alexandra Burke’s black and white mesh Emilio Pucci dress is quite cheeky.

I’m really scared to see what this dress looked like from the back.

A turtleneck? In yesterday’s soaring heat?

I feel hot just looking at Kelly Osbourne wearing this Jasmine di Milo’s Fall 2009 dress.

Dita von Teese will be full of admiration for Kelly Brook’s waist reducing dress.

The pink rubber printed Atsuko Kudo Couture dress appears to have a built in corset to give Kelly an hour glass shape.

I bet she gave off a sexy wiggle when she walked in this dress.

Even though Eva Mendes was the “big star” at this event I was more impressed by people like Little Boots and Kelly Brook for giving us something new.

Eva wore a stunning maroon shimmering gown.

The colour was sublime on her, but the wow factor was missing. Eva can do this kind of look in her sleep.

Daisy Lowe opted for a space-aged look, which she paired down with black pumps.

Rachel Stevens hair and make-up is quite outstanding. I love the transformation maybe the newlywed decided to spice up her image.

Her LND with a voluminous skirt is oh so cute.

Tamara Ecclestone wore a striking Preen black and white lightening-print bandage-style dress paired with black ankle boots and a matching clutch.

Elizabeth Hurley’s strapless but dress is cute enough, but why I’m I so bored?

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