01.10.13

Anna Dello Russo @ Paris Fashion Week Part II

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Fashion month wouldn’t be half as entertaining without Anna Dello Russo, so let’s catch up with our favourite fashion editor.

Christian Dior: Anna Dello Russo has been a fan of Fausto Puglisi long before the likes of Lily Collins and Bella Thorne fell for the designer’s charms. Once again she donned a Spring 2014 look fresh off the Milan runway, selecting a blue-and-black dress with a sculptured flared skirt with sequin palm-tree embellishments, styled with her favourite Tom Ford sandals.

Valentino: The quirk factor has been missing from Anna’s street-style repertoire for a few seasons – remember the season she loved wearing fruit on her head? Here her love for fancy hats returns, donning a black cap with Mickey Mouse ears with her Valentino Fall 2013 black-and-white look featuring Valentino black dress with a contrasting leather collar and cuffs with the Valentino patent-leather-and-suede T-bar pumps which are a favourite among the fashion set.

Celine: Having worn a top-to-toe Celine look last week, Anna selected another Pre-Fall 2013 look, donning a loose-fitted suit featuring a double-breasted blazer accented with gold buttons styled with black shoes with a gold-metal plate and her straw boater.

Givenchy: Anna jumped on the Bambi bandwagon at Givenchy. Like Lily Collins, she also opted to wear her sweater as a dress, adding a studded belt.

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Anna Dello Russo’s Four Looks In One Day

Anna Dello Russo's Four Looks In One Day

Following her head scratcher from the previous day, Anna Dello Russo was back on fine form taking to her playground with four separate looks in one day.

While you are saying “who’s got that kinda time?”, let’s dissect the looks.

Balenciaga: Anna kick-started her day wearing a leather Celine Pre-Fall 2013 mini dress styled with both the oversized Celine belt and the dual-colour lace-up flatforms that this look was styled with in the look book.  Adding her own creativity, she styled the look with a straw boater, a black clutch and a Lanvin ‘Happy’ gold necklace.

Balmain: For quick-change number two she wore a floral Valentino Fall 2012 flirty frock with contrasting white collar and cuffs.  This is my least favourite of the looks as it is far too twee for Anna.  She should leave this for the likes of Miroslava Duma.  Also, the styling doesn’t work for me.  Not the bag and especially not the shoes.

Lanvin: By nightfall, Anna really got into her stride.  She wore a head-to-toe perfect look, mixing a Lanvin Fall 2013 strapless butterfly-print dress with a contrasting black-and-nude ponyskin belt which I find really enticing.  Plus she went the distance adding an opulent necklace, a two-tone clutch and black strappy sandals.

Moncler Dinner: While most probably went from the Lanvin show to the Moncler party without passing ‘Go’, Anna nipped back to her hotel for her fourth and final look of the day.  Possibly saving the best for last, she put on her silver sparkling heels to dazzle partygoers in her fresh-off-the-runway Fendi Spring 2014 look, which featured a crystal-embroidered mini skirt and a sheer top with broken-effect red pieces.

The evening looks are preferred over the day looks.  I think I slightly favour the Lanvin over the Fendi, but only by half a per cent.

Anna Runway

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Anna Dello Russo In Anthony Vaccarello – Front Row @ Dries van Noten

Anna Dello Russo In Anthony Vaccarello - Front Row @ Dries van Noten

Anna Dello Russo was spotted headed to the Dries van Noten Spring 2014 show during Paris Fashion Week yesterday afternoon.

The fashion-editor-at-large has never been shy with her street-style choices and I have championed most of them, but I have to say this look did make me raise my eyebrows.

Anna wore a should-only-be-worn-after-dark Anthony Vaccarello Fall 2013 one-sleeve dress featuring silver grommets going down one side, revealing her pants (thank God she was wearing panties).

Never one to water down a runway look, I wish the grommet panel had a nude lining.

Sexy Tom Ford sandals and a gold Bottega Veneta clutch completed her look.

Do you love Anna for continuing to be so bold, or do you draw the line at revealing panties at a 3pm show?

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Anna Dello Russo In Gucci, Dsquared² & Celine – Milan Fashion Week Day 1

Anna Dello Russo In Gucci, Dsquared² & Celine - Milan Fashion Week Day 1

Anna Dello Russo attended three shows during the first day of Milan Fashion Week, so of course the editor gave us three fabulous wardrobe changes.

Gucci: Seated alongside Blake Lively, Anna wore a Gucci Made to Measure suit from Lapo Elkann’s capsule collection. The cream wool one-button tuxedo with contrasting black peak lapels and a white cotton pleated-front tuxedo shirt was styled with a sleek black silk bowtie, a pair of black velvet Gucci heels and Miu Miu Rasoir sunglasses. Anna works this menswear look so well. I am enamoured of every piece of the look – even the quirky bowtie and geeky glasses.

Dsquared²: For her second show of the day she changed into another suit, this time in black by Dsquared². Keeping the Miu Miu Rasoir glasses, she opted for a smaller bowtie on this occasion and leather shorts, with her chic carryon being a Valentino ‘Rockstud’ bag.

Alberta Ferretti: For her final show of the day Anna wore a Celine Fall 2013 light-grey cashmere clean-lined wool dress that hugged the waist and featured tied sleeves. Keeping both her glasses and clutch from DSquared2, she added yet another quirk via her Mohawk black sandals.

I have to say I adore all three looks, but the Celine has to be my favourite. What could’ve been a so-so look is enlivened by the accessories.

Anna Dello Russo In Gucci, Dsquared² & Celine

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13.09.13

Estee Lauder ‘Modern Muse’ Fragrance Launch Party Red Carpet Roundup

Estee Lauder 'Modern Muse' Fragrance Launch Party Red Carpet Roundup

Here is a roundup of the rest of the attendees at the Estee Lauder ‘Modern Muse’ Fragrance Launch Party held at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City yesterday evening.

Joan Smalls: The model snagged the first look from the Prabal Gurung Spring 2014 collection, wearing a lavender-and-ivory strapless dress with light embroidery. The only thing I would change about the look is the heavy Casadei pumps.

Hailee Steinfeld: The young actress wore a cute Marc Jacobs Resort 2014 navy floral satin dress with a pleated skirt styled with a navy cardi and brown ankle-strap sandals. Had she opted for better heels and ditched the cardi this would’ve been a more memorable look.

Hilary Rhoda: Like Joan, she also wore a Prabal Gurung look, selecting a sexy one-shoulder ivory frock from the designer’s Fall 2013 collection featuring a sculptural ruffled hem and gold baroque border. Jimmy Choo ‘Besso’ black-and-gold sandals, tousled tresses and a gold clutch completed her look. She was by far the best dressed at this event for me.

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