Runway To Red Carpet – End Of The Week Round Up

Jang Yoon Ju & Song Kyoung Ah in Prada Fall 2009

Sienna Miller in Matthew Williamson Fall 2009

Dasha Zhukova in Lanvin Spring 2009

Kristin Davis in Oscar de la Renta Spring 2009

Barbara Lennie in Louis Vuitton Spring 2009

Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Michael Kors Fall 2009

Oluchi Onweagba in Lanvin Spring 2009

Mary-Kate Olsen in Nina Ricci Fall 2009

Garcelle Beauvais in BCBG Max Azria Spring 2009

Helena Christensen in Thakoon Spring 2009

Kerry Washington in Chanel Spring 2009

Jang mi Hui in Prada Spring 2009

Ali Larter in Blumarine Fall 2009

Anna Friel in Ana Sekularc Spring 2009

Olivia Molina in Christian Dior Pre-Fall 2009

Tory Burch in Narciso Rodriguez Resort 2009

Diane von Furstenberg in Diane von Furstenberg Spring 2009

Kathy Griffin in Dolce & Gabbana Resort 2008

Zoe Saldana in Akris Pre-Fall 2009

Rachel Roy in Rachel Roy Pre-Fall 2009

Jennifer Lopez in Andrew GN Fall 2009

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20.03.09

"Evening Of 20th Century Glamour" Benefiting MOCA


Last night the owner of Decades, Cameron Silver, presented a glorious 20th Century Haute Couture fashion show. The dresses and gowns were from his very own vintage couture boutique.

The stunning Norman Norell amethyst mermaid gown is most definitely my favourite. I can see it on someone tall and elegant like Cate Blanchett or Ellen Pompeo.


Mother-to-be Rachel Griffiths, co-hosted this event with Cameron.

Rachel wore a vintage Sarmi red and black printed dress, with a black bow ribbon detail.

Her look was complete with a black clutch and H Stern jewels.


With her growing baby bump perfectly concealed for this occasion, Nicole Richie wore a floaty, earth-mother-style vintage Zandra Rhodes kaftan, with nude Christian Louboutin pumps.

I love her python gold clutch.


Nicky Hilton’s zip flower dress, reminds me of the Versace Spring 2009 zip hearts dress, but I don’t think it’s from the same collection.

This mini proved that LBDs don’t need to be boring. Nicky completed her look with Jimmy Choo Glenys python gladiators.


Liz Goldwyn poses with Marisa Tomei, who was a busy girl last night.

Liz wore an amazing vintage Balenciaga Haute Couture black dress. The satin bowed dress has a baby-doll silhouette, and beautiful tiered lace skirt.

This is my second favourite look of this event, after Marisa.


With her black sexy Brian Atwood sandals, Zoe Saldana wore a sparkling silver vintage James Galanos mini dress with a black satin trim.

The dress is complimented with a H Stern necklace, and matching diamond earrings.

I would’ve love to have seen the sexy tank dress without the oversized blazer, but as we’re seeing more and more, this is a huge trend on the red carpet at the moment.


Garcelle Beauvais was certainly out to have fun last night, and that showed in this vintage Bill Blass feathered hem confection. The dress was covered in gold sequins, to make her one of the golden girls of the night.

Pink Brian Atwood sandals and H Stern jewels complete the look.


On the Decades website it says this vintage Bill Blass leopard print dress is ‘not for everyone‘, and I would agree.

The only other person I can see wearing this dress with the same fearless attitude as Lisa Rinna is Scary Spice, Melanie B.

It may not be to your taste, but you have to agree that Lisa is working the hell out of this dress.

Kudos to her.


*Jaw drop*

What no black? No Dolce & Gabbana? Someone check Rose McGowan’s pulse.

Rose took a night off wearing her favourite Italian’s designers, to wear this sweeping red vintage Loris Azzaro gown.

Her gown was co-ordinated with her lippie, and her look was complete with all gold accessories.


An angelic Allison Miller wore a strapless vintage Ungaro floral dress, which just goes to prove that the floral trend will never die.


Perrey Reeves dazzles in a vintage Loris Azzaro black dress. The black dress stands out with a diamond sequined detail on the empire waist.

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20.03.09

Kevan Hall Fall 2009


Because of the bad economy their isn’t an official Mercedes-Benz L.A. Fashion Week. This didn’t stop Kevan Hall showing off his Fall 2009 collection yesterday. His collection was shown as part of a charity event with The Colleagues, benefiting The Children’s Institute.

Kevan presented First Lady worthy sheaths, along with structured dresses in tweed and wool.

The red carpet gown had a colour palette of earthy shades of ruby, bronze and brown.

The stand-out piece was the red one-shouldered gown.


Molly Sims wore a bright cranberry coloured one-shouldered dress custom-designed by Kevan Hall for the event. The dress was decorated with real, freeze-dried cranberries to promote a new cranberry body wash by Dial. I kid you not.


This event was full of colourful pieces and Angie Harmon kept that going wearing a fuschia pink satin dress.

This colour was all over the Fall 2009 runways, so Ms Harmon is getting on the trend train very early.


I’m not sure about those two shades of blue Garcelle Beauvais is wearing with her yellow cowl-neck dress. The shoes would have been enough.


Lisa Rinna wore a belted taffeta v neck shimmering green dress. This is a surprisingly sophisticated look for Lisa, after her shameless campaign to get herself back on Melrose Place.


Virginia Madsen wore a form-fitting leopard print Kevan Hall Fall 2008 dress, with gold strappy sandals, and a Mary Norton clutch. Gorgeous.

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20.02.09

2nd Annual Essence Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon

Kerry Washington look Fab-u-lous wearing Louis Vuitton Spring 2009 ensemble, which consisted of a black blazer, a silver and gold metallic obi belt, and a black feathered skirt.

Like I said at the end of last year, Kerry was one of the most consistent actresses to walk the red carpet in 2008.

Many of you argued that she didn’t take enough risks. I would say that looks to be changing in 2009, because there are no safe options from the Louis Vuitton Spring 2009 collection.

Kerry did not opt for the runway shoes. Instead she wore a pair of leopard print pumps that worked perfectly. ?

Halle Berry was equally impressive wearing a strapless nude Reem Acra Spring 2009 dress, with a gold metallic floral print.

I loved this dress, but the large folded detail at the back was a little too much for my liking.

She completed her look with gold matching Christian Louboutin slingbacks.

After visiting Gustavo Cadile on Thursday, I was really excited to see that Sanaa Lathan was wearing a dress I had seen in his studio.

The gorgeous chocolate dress, had a mesh overlay with stunning embroidered details, and sequins to give it some sparkle.

The dress was further decorated with a dark pink bowed sash at the waist, and smaller bows on the shoulders.

She completes her look with matching pumps, and a Mary Norton clutch.

GORGEOUS.

I am not crazy about Taraji P. Henson’s make-up, but I do like her Zac Posen dress. Very appropriate for ‘Ladies Who Lunch’.

Tia Mowry opted for a colourful dress with a lot of pizazz.

Tichina Arnold wore a black suit, with a ruffled hemmed skirt, but forgot to put a blouse under her jacket.

Her look was complete with YSL two tone heels.

Vivica A. Fox wore a gorgeous navy dress, with a stunning embellished neckline and pocket detailing.

She wore her dress with Balenciaga heels.

Garcelle Beauvious opted for a black dress with a textured white front bib, which she wore with black peep-toes.

Lauren London in all black with a white Chanel purse.

Tatyana Ali’s exotic gown seems a bit much for this event.

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Who Wore Karen Zambos Vintage Couture? Katharine McPhee or Garcelle Beauvais


Katharine McPhee first wore this emerald green Karen Zambos Vintage Couture Baretta dress to the 15th Annual Women in Hollywood Tribute back in October.

The singer accessorized with gold earrings, a matching bracelet and white gold strappy sandals.

Garcelle Beauvais wore the same dress last month, when she attended InStyle’s Diamond Show.

She glammed up her dress by adding gold jewelry, including a thin gold belt with matching gold t-bar heels, and a leopard print clutch.

Both ladies look great in the dress. Katharine’s dress fits slightly better, but I love Garcelle’s accessories, so she wins for me.


This silk crepe dress with cowl neckline, and a shirt-tail hem is available to purchase from Shopbop.com for $328.

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23.01.09

Social Events Of The Week

“Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans” Los Angeles Premiere

Rhona Mitra wore a white strapless Giambattista Valli Spring 2009 dress, with a ribbon tied to the waist.

The dress was kept plain, unlike the embroidered version which was presented on the runway.

She completed her look with her hair loosely tied back, silver peep-toes, and John Hardy jewels.

Kate Beckinsale is also in this movie, so I am surprised she wasn’t at this premiere.

Garcelle Beauvais also wore a strapless dress with a ribbon tied to the waist, but hers was black with a tulle overlay.

“Valkyrie” Amsterdam Premiere

Carice van Houten stole the limelight from Tom Cruise wearing a stunning red Valentino Fall 2008 gown.

Nomad Two Worlds Preview Exhibit, New York

Anna Wintour arrived at this event wearing a modified Prada Spring 2009 snake print dress, with black and white stripes under her coat.

The dress is one of the few dresses I really liked from this collection.

W Atlanta Buckhead Hotel Grand Opening

Michelle Trachtenberg wore a silver grey jersey Catherine Malandrino draped neckline dress, which had a black beaded belt.

She completed her look with a black Swarovski clutch, and black strappy sandals.

I love people who wear bright colours on the red carpet, and Sophia Bush does not disappoint wearing this pumpkin coloured mini BCBG Max Azria Fall 2008 dress, with a tan/black belt tied to the waist.

She completes her look with green suede heels.

Art LA 2009 VIP Opening Night Reception, LA

Rachel Griffiths nude dress which gathers on the hip, perfectly compliments her skin tone.

She completed her look with snake skin pumps, and a gold clutch.

6th Annual ‘Living Legends of Aviation’ Awards Ceremony, LA

With her distinctive hairstyle, Calista Flockhart arrived looking stunning in a simple navy Azzaro vintage gown, which had diamante detailing.

“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” Paris Premiere

Head to toe greys? Really? I didn’t ever believe I could be this underwhelmed.

Angelina Jolie gets more and more boring with every red carpet appearance.

Her coat is by Akris, and her top and pants are from the Ralph Lauren Black Label collection.

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