Runway To X Factor Week 6 – Dannii Minogue In Lisa Ho

On Saturday nights X Factor, Dannii Minogue surprised us all by not wearing J’Aton Couture.

Instead she wore a strapless gown slashed to her thighs by Australian designer Lisa Ho.

It’s a beautiful look, but Dannii has spoilt us with so much couture this series that this look didn’t have same wow factor as previous week.

I loved Danni’s hair, and the stunning silver statement necklace she paired with her sandy gown.

I loved Dannii’s Lisa Ho Spring 2009 printed kaftan, but it didn’t feel quite right for a Sunday night TV show.

It was perfect for St.Tropez or some other luxury holiday, but alongside Cheryl’s futuristic look Danni looked really out of place.

I also didn’t like her ponytail.

Firstly because it was crimped and secondly because I’ve grown so fond of her with shorter hair.

Burgundy YSL heels completed the look.

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09.11.09 X Factor

Dannii Minogue Wears Ralph & Russo & J’Aton Couture On Week 5 Of The X Factor

The theme for Saturday’s X Factor was “Movie Week and Dannii Minogue very much looked like a movie star in her Ralph & Russo angelic one-shouldered gown.

I loved the sexy thigh-high split, the sweet-heart neckine and the bejeweled detail on the waist.

Dannii has been very faithful to Australian designers thought-out the X Factor, so you won’t be surprised to know that the design duo Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo are Australia.

After being edged out to the last seat on the judging panel on the X Factor last week, Dannii was back to sitting next to Cheryl.

Hopefully that will be the end of the musical chairs.

On Sunday nights show, Dannii wore a J’Aton Couture bustier dress which was wrapped in a layer of tulle.

It was another interesting choice, but it’s the asymmetrical hair I just couldn’t get on board with.

When Dannii cut her hair before this season’s X Factor it was the best thing she ever did as it made her stand out, but this style feels so lopsided.

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02.11.09 X Factor

Dannii Minogue Wears J’Aton Couture On Week 4 Of The X Factor

Whilst Cheryl Cole was going for the shock factor on Saturday’s X Factor show, Dannii Minogue’s look was more refined.

The judge who is mentoring the girls opted for another J’Aton Couture gown which was just a breath-taking as her gown last week.

Her asymmetrical one-sleeved glittering gown which was accented with a black thin belt, had a delicate lace bodice.

I loved her wavy updo and her soft make-up.

Black platform heels completed her look.

Her second look was a bold shouldered LBD by J’Aton Couture paired with a steel waistband and gold YSL peep-toes.

This look was less dramatic than previous looks but she still looked gorgeous, even with the slightly crimped hair.

In order to still show her respect for the poppy appeal, she wore her poppy as a bracelet.

It has been reported that Simon Cowell is unhappy about the Cheryl and Dannii stealing all the spotlight with their fashion choices.

Apparently he told the girl’s that it was a talent show and not a fashion show. I would say he should concentrate on remembering the contestants names.

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Social Events Of The Week

“In Bloom By Reese Witherspoon” Launch, New York

I was starting to believe L’Wren Scott was only made for Nicole Kidman and Kyra Sedgwick.

Reese Witherspoon has worn a lot of pretty dresses promoting Avon, and this dress continues that trend.

Wearing black pumps the actress wore a pretty hot pink L’Wren Scott black printed dress from the Spring 2010 collection.

It’s the perfect ‘ladies who lunch’ frock.

Cointreau Party, Brazil

Even though Dita von Teese’s Malandrino Fall 2009 metallic dress was presented in silver, the princess of goth of course opted for the black version.

She totally picked the right colour as this gown looks amazing on her.

I love the way it drapes on the hips.

Bruce Hoeksema Cocktail Party, New York

Gwyneth Paltrow is the first celebrity to wear a dress from the recently presented RM by Roland Mouret Spring 2010 collection.

She paired her navy and gold tiger print belted dress with a paired of the Christian Louboutin for Roland Mouret heels as shown on the runway.

As always she looks fabulous to me.  I know a few of you are very much over her.

Jimmy Choo Project Pep Launch Party, London

Tamara Mellon wouldn’t be caught out without her own accessories.

For the “Jimmy Choo Project Pep Launch” at Selfridges she modeled a Jimmy Choo Char Clutch and Jimmy Choo Pep Loop sandals, whilst looking stunning wearing a red Valentino dress accented with a bow on one side.

1st Annual Guggenheim Art Awards, New York

Kylie Minogue wore a nude coloured Calvin Klein Spring 2010 dress which looked stunning against her warm complexion.

Loving the soft make-up and matching accessories.

Julianne Moore appears to be a big fan of this Calvin Klein collection, as she has worn many pieces recently.

This time she opts for a simplistic grey dress, paired with black tights, black heels and a black clutch.

Switches On The Harrods Christmas Lights, London

Dannii Minogue has an J’Aton Couture obsession because she wore two dress by the design duo last weekend, and last night she donned another one of their creations to switch on the Harrods lights.

She looks so cute. I love the ruffled detail on the shoulder.

Music Unites Fall Masquerade Gala, New York

White was the colour of the night as Kerry Washington graced this event with her flawless beauty wearing a very girly Marchesa satin strapless dress with a structured tulle overlay and embroidered empire waist.

Her sassy dress was paired with a Marchesa clutch with a crystral clasp, which complemented her black peep-toes with a diamanté embellishment.

Georgina Chapman also opted for a white Marchesa dress, but her was completely made out of feathers.

The designer also wore a ring from her recently launch Garrard collection.

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Runway To X Factor Week 3 – Cheryl Cole In Atelier Versace & Julien Macdonald

Before I get to fashion, Rachel Adedeji made a total fool of herself on Saturday night as she morphed into Stacey Solomon. I was so embarrassed for her and annoyed she wasn’t in the bottom two.

Back to fashion.

It was week 3 and Cheryl Cole wore her 3rd Atelier Versace look in a row.

This time she opted for a stunning Grecian style asymmetrical Atelier Versace Spring 2009 gown with a thigh-high split, which we’ve seen before on the red carpet.

The gown was stunning, but I wasn’t happy with the hair.

I understand that her stylist was going for a goddess look, but the part that dangled loosely just bothered me all night, plus the silver headpiece was a bit much with her big hair.

Had she simply pulled her hair back and let the gown do all the talking, I would’ve loved this look.

Once again I struggled to find Dannii Minogue’s gown, but I just had to feature her because she was DROP-DEAD-GORGEOUS on Saturday night.

She wore a breath-taking antique silver embellished gown with exquisite Boucheron jewels and YSL heels whilst sporting old Hollywood marcel waves.

Definitely up for BDOTW.

On Sunday’s result show Cheryl wore a silver paillette Julien Macdonald Spring 2010 mini dress with nude panels and bold shoulders.

The silver paillette’s gave the dress a fish-scale type of look, which she paired with Rupert Sanderson Plato sling back peep-toes.

It was a bold choice for Cheryl, but it wasn’t my favourite look on her. It worked better on the runway.

I really hope she wears Look 32 as that was my favourite from Macdonald’s Spring 2010 collection.

Dannii blew me away again wearing a nude dress with a peplum on one hip, with a dripping effect of embellished details on her dress.

I have a feeling this one is by her favourite designer J’Aton Couture.

I hate pitting them against each other, but it was Dannii’s week.

Update: Dannii confirmed via Twitter that both of her looks are by J’Aton Couture.

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