24.11.09

Social Events Of The Week

“A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Cure Parkinson’s” Benefit, New York

Whilst trying to keep up with Fashion Week, LeeAnn sent me a note to tell me to make sure I looked at the Dries van Noten Spring 2010 collection.

I’m glad she did because I instantly fell in love with the ethnic prints and the one-sleeved blazers.

I often wondered who would be the first to wear this collection, and that honour went to Julianne Moore.

She looked fabulous in this hard to pull off ensemble.

Her ethnic print wrap dress was paired with a black blazer trimmed with a white strip to complete this unusually chic look.

Granted it won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but I love it.

Wow.

Katharine McPhee blows me away wearing a Marchesa Fall 2009 one shoulder sculpted dress.

I’m even loving the hair with this look.

Either I’m coming down with something or Katharine just hit her first home run.

BDOTW contender.

Alexa Chung opted for a cheap yet chic Topshop studded one-shoulder dress paired with booties.

She arrived wearing a questionable leopard print coat.

‘Late Show With David Letterman’, New York

My first reaction was that I didn’t like Ashley Greene in this Bottega Veneta Resort 2010 striped suit, but after so many great red carpet dresses this look feels refreshing.

It also shows that both Ashley and her stylist are thinking outside the box, and not playing it safe.

My main problem is actually the striped shirt, because the suit is not so bad.

I think I would’ve loved this look if the shirt was a solid colour, or if Ashley had worn the same suit Penelope Cruz wore back in July.

London Evening Standard Theatre Awards, London

Anna Friel loves Antonio Berardi as she has worn his pieces many times before.

Not so many times that she needs an intervention like Leona Lewis does from Vivienne Westwood, but enough to know she appreciates his stunning designs.

The textured dress had an asymmetrical chiffon detail that moved beautifully on the runway.

Black pumps complete the look.

Christmas Illuminations Launch On The Champs-Elysees, Paris

Just last week I was complaining that we haven’t seen enough of Balenciaga’s Fall 2009 collection on the red carpet, and here we have Charlotte Gainsbourg upping the count to make 3 following Carine Roitfeld and Salma Hayek.

The actress arrived at this event wearing one of the printed plunging blouses paired with the lace bandeau, leather pants and peep-toe heels.

Aching cool as always.

“Brothers” New York Screening

For some reason I just can’t fall in love with Natalie Portman wearing this cute Jason Wu Spring 2010 strapless mini dress.

The dress has all the ingredients to make Natalie shine: the ruffles, the colour, the length and the contrasting waist belt, but it gets no love from me and I can’t figure out why.

The actress paired her dress with Aldo purple heels.

Emma Roberts opted for a Miu Miu Resort 2010 summery dress brought down with thick tights.

Navyboot Store Opening, Germany

Monica Cruz hasn’t yet met a Herve Leger bandaged dress she didn’t like.

This is 3 in a row.

Before Cheryl Cole, Cat Deeley was the nations sweetheart.

The TV presenter arrived at this event wearing Givenchy Holly strappy leather heels with a Preen Matt Lightening dress.

If you are thinking the dress looks a bit awkward, that’s because the thick strap on Cat’s right shoulder – as we are looking at it – should be on her left shoulder.

Regardless she still looks fabulous.

Credit: Style.com, London Features & Wireimage

Who Wore YSL Better? Rachida Brakni or Anna Friel

During Cannes Film Festival French actress Rachida Brakni attended “A Prophet Premiere” wearing a strapless YSL Spring 2009 black satin gown.

She curly hair fell down to her shoulders, as she looked beautiful on the red carpet accessorizing her gown with a black clutch and a black and white bracelet.

Anna Friel wore the ivory runway version of this YSL gown with her hair styled into a classic updo when she attended the press evening for the stage production of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” in London.

The actress seemed a little tense and her face was in desperate need of some blot powder.

Rachida looked more graceful in her gown, so she wins for me.

Credit: Style.com & Wireimage

27.07.09

The Cartier International Polo Day

Anna Friel has been injecting a lot of sassy edgier pieces in her closet recently, and she stays true to form wearing this sexy Antonio Berardi Fall 2009 black textured dress.

I love the sculptured shoulders, the square cut neckline and the fact that she didn’t wear tights with this dress. We had horrible weather this weekend in England as you can see from the moody clouds in the background.

Black heels and a black crocodile clutch complete this look.

Designer Saloni Lodha and Marissa Anschutz seem to be having a wonderful time.

Saloni is wearing a haltered dress from her own Spring 2009 collection which has a ruffled bib and a tiered skirt.

It’s perfect for a summers day, so it’s such a shame the bad weather made her wear a jacket and we don’t get to see all of the stunning details of her design.

Marissa was a more bold wearing her Saloni Cora strapless dress sans coat.

Her beige chiffon gathered strapless dress has mesh panel on the sides with a black velvet trim plus black and fluorescent pink chiffon detail and beading embellishment.

It’s a gorgeous dress, but I find my eyes drawn to her fuchsia pink Christian Louboutin Paquita satin sandals.

Neve Campbell doesn’t attend many events, so this is a rare treat.

The actress wore a multi-coloured tiered Moschino dress with black pumps.

The dress is nice, but the hairstyle ages her.

Honestly I almost didn’t recognise Ashley Roberts with so much clothing on.

Normally the most we see on her is a bra and hot pants when she’s performing with her group the PussyCat Dolls.

She really scrubs up well, looking very ladylike in her ravishing red Alexander McQueen pocketed dress with shoulder pads and a cowl neckline.

Naomie Harris’ cream demi-sheer D&G dress is instantly recognizable by the black appliqué butterfly detail on the neckline.

I love the ruffled hemline.

She did well wear the right coloured bra under this dress.

Lara Lewington is wearing the very popular Lipsy London zip edge strapless dress which only costs £35, whilst probably wearing thousands of pounds worth of Cartier jewels.

Credit: Style.com, Saloni & Wireimage

02.06.09

Social Event Of The Weekend Catch Up

2nd Annual Veuve Clicquot Manhattan Polo Classic , New York

Chloe Sevigny arrived at this event wearing the same Chloé scallop short suit, she also owns in a camel colour.  I much prefer this lighter beige version on her.

The quirky style maven totally rocks her Mary Poppins straw boater, without looking ridiculous.  On anyone else we’d accuse them of trying to hard. On Chloe, its effortless.

Her other finishing touches include a tan clutch, Chloe Suede multi strap wedges, and red lippie.

Channeling he inner JLO, Kate Hudson worked a huge straw hat and oversized sunglasses, with a summery ivory belted, pleated dress, and nude wedges.

First Leighton Meester goes blonde, now Hudson goes brunette. Like Leighton, I hope this change is temporary.

Vegas Magazine’s Sixth Anniversary, Las Vegas

Heather Graham sparkled wearing a Hervé Léger Camille asymmetrical beaded mini dress which showed show off sexy killer legs.

Despite this Hervé Léger dress costing £6,560, it sold out on Net-A-Porter within minutes. So despite many growing tired of the brand, it’s still selling like hot cakes.

Her accessories included a gold necklace, a gold bag, and Jimmy Choo Flynn sandals.

“Land Of The Lost” Los Angeles Premiere

Brit actress Anna Friel wore a grey asymmetric Osman Yousefzada dress, with a sexy thigh-high split.

She couldn’t resist showing off her legs, and her Gucci Lucy platform heels.

Her look was complete with a gold belt to cinch her in at the waist, and a gold Lara Bohinc choker.

Amy Brenneman wore a pastel teal Moschino Pre-Fall 2009 chiffon babydoll dress. I’m not at all crazy about her shoe choice, as it doesn’t do the dress any justice, but I love ruffled hem detail, and her silver jewelry.

You may recognise this dress, as Olivia Palmero wore it during Cannes Film Festival.

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06.05.09

2009 Costume Institute Gala – The One’s I Missed


The Costume Institute Gala was bigger than the Oscars in terms of pictures, but I was determined to find Oluchi Onweagba, after Dominika was disappointed I didn’t feature her the first time around.

Dominka I promised you, if I’d found these pictures yesterday, I wouldn’t have left Oluchi out intentionally. Talk about goddess.

The gorgeous model is simply breath-taking in her black and white Oscar de la Renta Fall 2009 gown.

January Jones was also a golden girl wearing a Michael Kors metallic long sleeved shift dress.

I’m getting a early Sienna Miller hippy 60s chic vibe from this look.

Anna Friel goes way too short in a sassy lace strapless bustier dress, with strappy black sandals.

She’s a little too naked for this type of event imo.

Rosario Dawson wore a bubble-gum pink Diane von Furstenberg strapless ruched gown.

I love colour, but I’m not getting much va va voom from her, just like I didn’t get it from Eva Mendes.

Arriving on the arm of the designer herself, Elizabeth Banks looked fantastic in an Alberta Ferretti mini dress.

I love the cut with its plunging black sequined neckline, with the navy embellished skirt.

Short, sassy and sweet, that best describes Milla Jovovich as she arrived wearing a chartreuse mini Marni Fall 2009 dress, with an embroidered beaded neckline.

Taupe peep-toes from the same collection completed the look.

Hilary Swank wore a Calvin Klein burnt orange dress. What I like about this dress is the gathered details.

Hilary is such a blank canvas, you can give her almost anything and she would pull it off, so I would have preferred her in something a lot more interesting.

I still swoon when I think about her wearing that stunning Givenchy Couture lilac dress to Fashion Rocks last year.

Cheryl Tiegs looked outstanding and graceful wearing a midnight blue vintage Norman Norell sequined covered strapless gown.

Her accessories included vintage Neil Lane jewelr, and a vintage Judith Leiber minaudiere.

The legendary supermodel showed the new breed what style and class is all about.

Quickies

Nadja Auermann in Lanvin Spring 2008. Angela Lindvall in Jil Sander Fall 2009. Tamara Mellon in Halston Fall 2009.

Dr. Lisa Airan in Balmain Fall 2009. Kristen McMenamy in Givenchy Fall 2008 Couture.

Catherine McNeil in RM by Roland Mouret Fall 2009. Iris Strubegger in Givenchy Spring 2009 Couture.

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