25.05.09

2009 Cannes Film Festival – Dolce & Gabbana Party

Kylie Minogue would’ve been the stand out guest, arriving wearing a hot pink strapless Dolce & Gabbana ruched cocktail dress with an embellished belt, and gold heels.

Love the colour and the confident sassy strut.

Eva Herzigova wore black sheer and lace sleeveless Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2009 dress with ruffled straps and a sheer front panel.

The straps have been replace by the runway sleeves, but this modification makes the dress even more sexier.

Eva completes the look with black peep-toes, which are trimmed with lace.

Of all the looks Peaches Geldof has sported at Cannes, I love this one.

It much more her style, than those gowns she has been wearing.

This silver ruched Dolce & Gabbana cocktail dress is very much like Kylie’s dress, but with square paillette detailed pom pom sleeves.

It must have been a busy night because the hair, earrings and make-up all remain the same, from her previous events.

Lucky girl.

I believe this is the image they should put in a dictionary to describe ‘death warmed up’.

Pixie Geldof’s being pale is not the issue, its that heavy make-up which is so garish.

I do like her navy and white anchor print plunging halter D&G Spring 2009 gown, just not on her but I’m glad she opted out of the pleated gold lame fan pieces.

If you hate this look, it could’ve been worse because she was spotted at Dolce & Gabbana’s store in London trying on an animal print gown.

Olivia Palermo decided to ignore the unwritten rule of courtesy, by wearing a light blue off-the-shoulder dress not designed by her hosts.

Looking through the Dolce & Gabbana collection, I struggled to find a piece that I could’ve pictured her wearing, so I guess she made the right choice.

I adore the colour on her.  It’s a very pretty dress which she accessorizes with silver jewels.

Of course she is wearing her favourite YSL tribute sandals.

I guess she only packed one pair of heels for this trip.

Kerry Washington wore a Dolce & Gabbana silver cocktail dress with exaggerated off the shoulder sleeves.

Again, this is not a favourite Kerry look for me.

Dita Von Teese sticks to her trademark polished style wearing a black sequin Dolce & Gabbana dress, with exaggerated sleeves.

Her elbow-length lace gloves adding an extra touch of glamour, whilst her make-up was flawless and her necklace was striking.

Claudia Schiffer wore a black strapless Dolce & Gabbana gown with a black clutch, black peep-toes, and a single gold bracelet.

I know Carine Roitfeld is a style maven to many of you, so all I will say about this look is we all have our bad days.

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21.05.09

2009 Cannes Film Festival Catch Up – Part 3

“Inglourious Basterds” Premiere

I can’t believe I missed this one yesterday.

Isabelle Huppert must have stunned the crowds arriving in a Louis Vuitton Fall 2009 LBD, which some may mistake as a bin liner.

I said from the very first day, when the judges were unveiled that she was the feisty one of the group.

Some of her choices – especially this one – prove that.

This is a tough dress to pull off, but I think she does as she has the right attitude.

Her dress was worn with black velvet heels from the same collection.

“Broken Embraces” Photo Call

Penelope Cruz and director Pedro Almodovar arrived at the photocall glued to the hip, as always.

He wore a Missoni sweater, whilst she wore a figure-hugging, nude Dolce & Gabbana strapless dress, which were paired with matching peep-toes.

For those who were speculating that she’s pregnant, I’m not so sure.

“Paris, Not France” Cocktail Party

Despite not seeming to have anything to promote at Cannes, Paris Hilton is determined to be the belle of the ball.

At a cocktail party thrown in her honour, she showed off her billowing Roberto Cavalli floral chiffon maxi dress.

She wasn’t content with the dress being enough of a statement, she also added a diamante headband, a huge silver necklace, and multiple bracelets to complete her look.

She is obsessed with headbands at the moment.

“Inglourious Basterds” Photo Call

Diane Kruger wore a simple strapless vintage Chanel LBD to this photocall with black peep-toes.

“Wild Grass” Premiere

We have seen many re-runs at Cannes Film Festival, but not by the same person.

Carine Roitfeld wears the same Balmain Spring 2009 ensemble, she wore to an event back in September.

I guess she is saving the wow factor for tonight’s amfAR’s Cinema Against AIDS Benefit.

Anne Consigny wears a fruity Valentino Spring 2009 Couture sleeveless dress with a floral detail hem.

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Who Wore Balmain Better? Carine Roitfeld, Jennifer Esposito, or Rihanna


Carine Roitfeld wore her Balmain ensemble, one day after the Spring 2009 presentation, when she attended the Les Photographes Pour Patrick Demarchelier Party at the Petit Palais in Paris.

The Vogue Paris editor-in-chief, wore her lace top, and a studded skirt, exactly as it was presented on the runway, but with a visible bra, and pointy black heels.

Actress Jennifer Esposito arrived at the InStyle/Warner Bros. Golden Globe Awards After Party, wearing the white version of the lace Balmain top, with different high-waist skirt from the same collection.

Rihanna wore the same top as Jennifer, with a Boy Band of Outsiders striped skirt, when she arrived at Club Delux in L.A.

I’m not even going to consider Rihanna, so it’s left to Carine and Jennifer.

Jennifer’s look feels like a lot more thought went into it, as she didn’t just pick Look 18 from the runway. Also I really hate exposed bra’s, so Jennifer wins this for me.


Balmain Exaggerated shoulder top from Net-A-Porter £1,330/€1,595 and $2,320

Balmain Studded mini skirt from Net-A-Porter $7,830.

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18.03.09

Carine Roitfeld Revealed On CNN


You have no doubt heard about Carine Roitfeld’s mini documentary for CNN. If you are real lover of fashion and creativity of Carine, this will be a must-see for you. I have uploaded the full-length feature in 3 parts.

I love it when she talks about her favourite model Lara Stone. She describes Lara as different from the other models, and she loves the fact that she has more shape, and hips, signalling to me that she likes curvier models. Vogue Paris February 2009 was totally dedicated to Lara Stone, now I understand why.


Her son Vladimir Roitfeld, is very handsome, and is the spitting image of her, even down to their matching hairstyles.


In the documentary Carine is being filmed during Paris Fashion Week. She was already wearing one of the print dresses from the Balenciaga Fall 2009 collection.

Her dress incorporated the print on the left, with the plunging neck dress on the right.

So chic, so Carine.

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25.05.08

Cannes Film Festival Red Carpet & Parties Round Up

“Wendy and Lucy” Premiere

Michelle Williams looked stunning on her first appearance on the red carpet since Heath Ledger death.

The actress has been laying low for a while, but made a spectacular reappearance, radiating in this ivory asymmetric tiered Chanel Haute Couture lace dress, with feathered Manolo Blahnik sandals.

“Palermo Shooting” Premiere

It is great to see Kerry Washington back on the red carpet again. She looks amazing in this eggplant plunge-neck Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2005 Couture gown with a train.

I also love her hair. Very elegant.

Milla Jovovich is wearing a Armani Privé Spring 2008 dove grey strapless gown, with silver strappy sandals and a jeweled headband.

“Synecdoche, New York” Premiere

I am glad Kerry Washington has opted to wear her hair longer, as I feel it suit her better than the short ‘do she was sporting for a while.

This black Oscar de la Renta Fall 2008 gown with gold embroidery is stunning, but it is not quite as beautiful as the yellow Oscar de la Renta gown she wore last year, to her I Think I Love My Wife LA premiere.

Wearing a strapless purple-tiered gown with a black velvet bow, Michelle Williams joins co-stars Catherine Keener and Samantha Morton to the premiere of their new movie.

Dolce & Gabbana Party

Lindsay Lohan is only at Cannes to party, as she obviously has nothing to promote, and I am pleasantly surprised at how well dressed she is for a nice change.

Lindsay wears her green embellished very mini Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2007 dress is, with gold strappy sandals.

Margherita Missoni takes a night off wearing her family’s designs, to wear a hand-painted Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2008 organza dress.

Kate Hudson keeps it simple in this Dolce & Gabbana Resort 2008 white mini dress, which is embellished with jewels.

Naomi Campbell arrived the party with hosts Stefan Gabbana and Domenico Dolce.

The fiery supermodel wore a stunning silver Dolce & Gabbana baby-doll dress, with matching silver shoes.

Carine Roitfeld’s love affair with the Balmain Fall 2008 collection continues, and when she looks this hot, why should she stop?

This is also not the first time the Editor of French Vogue has worn this dress. She also recently wore it to a Miu Miu party.

Kerry Washington wears a sexy off-the-shoulder fringed D&G Spring 2008 gold mini dress, which she accessorizes with a black clutch and bronze heels.

Svetlana Metkina, is also bitten by the Balmain bug. This is the second time the Russian actress has worn a Balmain Spring 2008 dress at Cannes.

She wears her dress with the same Balmain gladiator heels that Gwyneth Paltrow wore this week.

This Versace Spring 2008 turquoise halter-neck gown Milla Jovovich is wearing is not really doing it for me.

The stunning actress is too fierce for this.

Natalie Portman arrives wearing a LBD from the Balmain Fall 2008 collection, a Lanvin silver sequined bolero jacket, purple pom pom shoes and a Chanel satin bow bag.

With the large Dolce & Gabbana ball gown Rose McGowan wore earlier this week, it was hard to notice the cast on her foot.

That gown was a hard act to follow, but Rose wears this lace mini dress well, considering what she has going against her.

Dita von Teese was surprisingly the only one to wearing the classic Dolce & Gabbana corset dress.

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22.05.08

amfAR’s Cinema Against AIDS 2008 – Cannes Film Festival

Finally someone had the cahones to wear the Dolce & Gabbana organza fantasy ball gowns.

I was hoping that Sarah Jessica Parker would have worn the green one to the Sex And The City New York Premiere next week, but I will have to make do with Rose Mcgowan.

She totally rocked this stunning gown. It is just a beautiful as I imagined it off the runway.

French Vogue Editor-in-Chief Carine Roitfeld and her daughter Julia Restoin-Roitfeld leave me breathless in their stunning dresses.

Carine is wearing a red hot one-shouldered animal print Balmain Fall 2008 dress with a slit to the thigh and metallic detailing on the hip.

Julia also wears a dress from the Balmain Fall 2008 collection.

Her dress is equally as sexy as her mothers, but shorter. Her black dress is also one-shouldered, with lace detail at the hem and on the hip. She also wore her beloved black YSL tribute platform sandals, which she also wore yesterday.

Natalie Portman has obviously gotten wind of the fact that many people – not me – were tiring of her wearing Lanvin, so she opted for this beautifully structured Givenchy Spring 2008 Couture dress.

She needs to be careful not to cut herself on those spikes.

Model Natalia Vodianova wore a gold strapless Valentino Spring 2008 Couture gown with a tiered embellished skirt.

Elsa Pataki wears the same Alberta Ferretti dress which Bar Refaeli wore last Wednesday last week.

What a faux pa.

There is no greater ambassador for Marchesa than the designer Georgina Chapman.

Tonight she arrived in this very dramatic silk tulle Marchesa Spring 2008 ball gown with gold embroidered leaf appliqué.

She wore her dress with Christian Louboutin Coxinelle T-bar pumps.

STUNNING.

Petra Nemcova also wore a Marchesa Spring 2008 gown.

Her white strapless gown was much less dramatic, but equally as beautiful.

Couture Queen Dita von Teese is exquisite in this violet Jean Paul Gaultier Fall 2007 Couture chiffon military-esqe gown.

The dress has badges of honour as embellishments and beaded epaulets.

Oh so cute.

Margherita Missoni looks stunning with her hair tied back, in this sweetheart neck-lined Missoni Spring 2008 strapless multi-coloured printed gown.

I love this coral coloured strapless Marchesa gown on Mary J. Blige. She is not afraid of colour, and it shows.

The embroidery on the gown is outstanding.

Joely Richardson shows off her lean figure in this stripey Ralph Lauren Spring 2008 gown, with long satin opera gloves for added dramatic effect.

Tamara Mellon usually sticks to black white and navy, so I am glad during Cannes she is wearing more colours.

This strapless bandeau dress is from the Balmain Spring 2008 collection, and is ultra feminine. I really love the wing embroidered detail.

Michelle Yeoh is wearing this very summery Roberto Cavalli Fall 2008 A-line dress with flowered embroidery.

You wouldn’t expect a dress like this to be part of a Fall collection.

Donatella Versace is stunning as ever in her own designs. The colour is gorgeous and dress fits like a glove.

This dress has the same lattice detail we have seen on a few other dresses, during this Film Festival.

Sharon Stone LOVES animal print. On most occasions she looks tacky, but not tonight.

For once she works it well. The jeweled detail on his halter-neck Roberto Cavalli dress is what I think stops it from heading down to tackyville.

Madonna is much less dramatic tonight in her coral satin pussy-bow dress with nude heels.

The pussy-bow dress is a preview of what we will see during on Stella McCartney’s Spring 2009 runway. Yes 4 months from now.

Now that is what you call star power.

Actress Aissa Maiga is wearing this Christian Dior Fall 2007 hip embellished dress, which despite being a few seasons old it looks like it’s from a recent Spring collection in white.

Not many have dared to wear the crazy designs from Marc Jacobs Louis Vuitton Spring 2008 collection.

Milla Jovovich dared to, and looks fabulous.

Coral appears to be the colour of the night.

Diane Kruger is simple elegant in her 20s inspired silver embroidered Chanel Haute Couture gown with her marcel waves.

I love how she is holding her delicate train.

Eva Herzigova opted for a simple black strapless Dolce & Gabbana gown, which covered up a lot more than the Dior dress she wore yesterday.

Very plain for Juliette Lewis.

This is the best dress I have seen Star Jones wear during Cannes. The embroidery and the feathered hem are delightful.

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