Harvey Nichols Emilio de la Morena Tea Party – Julia Restoin-Roitfeld In Emilio de la Morena

World-renowned pastry chef, Claire Clark catered the Harvey Nichols Champagne tea party in honour of designer Emilio de la Morena.

The designer must have welcomed this event after busily preparing his Spring 2011 collection which was presented during London Fashion Week.

Julia Restoin-Roitfeld hosted the event which was attended by many celebrities including her mother.

As host Julia was lucky enough to wear a straight-off-the-runway Emilio de la Morena Spring 2011 look.

Her apron-style mini dress has coloured stripes and draped details on the hips.

Black pumps complete her look.

Like Leighton Meester, Julia is a huge fan of Emilio de la Morena as she’s worn his pieces many times before.

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20.05.10

Giorgio Armani Honors “Fair Game” Cocktail Party – Julia Restoin-Roitfeld In Emilio de la Morena & Carine Roitfeld In Balmain

Last night Giorgio Armani hosted a cocktail party on board his boat to honor the extraordinary work of the cast and crew of the upcoming Doug Liman-directed thriller “Fair Game.”

I was giddily excited to see Julia Restoin-Roitfeld wearing an Emilio de la Morena dress from the Fall 2010 collection.

I’m a huge fan the Spanish designer – like Leighton Meester – so always wish to see more of his work on the red carpet.

This dress is spectacular, from the mix of colours to the draped front to the leather skirt with the laser cut-outs.

Thankfully her shoes blend into the tarmac.

Carine Roitfeld also attended wearing her favourite French label – Balmain.

She opted for a modified dress from the Fall 2010 collection.

I say modified, but it wouldn’t surprise me if they custom-made this dress for Carine because not only is the dress longer, but it has an asymmetrical hem and the shoulders are smoothed out to make the dress more chic, more Carine.

Carine wore her Balmain dress with Azzedine Alaia lace up sandals which she has wears religious.

The first time I noticed them was during 2008 Cannes Film Festival.

You may remember the that lovely Zoe Saldana wore the runway version to “The Losers” LA premiere last month.

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02.10.09

90 Years of Vogue Covers on Champs Elysees

When I first learnt of this event I was really excited to see some great red carpet action, then I saw Lindsay Lohan.

We’ll have to wait until the Ungaro Spring 2010 show on Sunday, but her black lace panel jumpsuit and sequined wrap could very well be a preview of her new collection.

Lindsay looks very happy here, but I wonder how happy she will be when she learns that many buyers have declined their invitations to the Ungaro show due to her participation.

It may not be the sisterly thing to do, but it’s the right thing to do.

Carine Roitfeld wore the same vintage YSL dress, black blazer and Alaia heels she wore to the Burberry Spring 2010 presentation.

Julia Restoin-Roitfeld wore the same white Alexander Wang Spring 2009 white jersey dress we have seen on her many times before.

And Anna Wintour wore that snake-skin coat we have seen on her a few times recently.

So what I thought was going to be a great event, turned into a complete wash out.

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16.06.09 Worst Dressed

2009 CFDA Awards – Worst Dressed

Worst Dress Award
We’ve seen this Proenza Schouler Pre-Fall 2009 dress on Anne Hathaway and a sequined version on Amber Valletta. Both were beautifully styled.

Fabiola Beracasa decided to wear her blue snake-skin dress with a feathered concoction to add more dimension to her look, plus suede purple booties and a crazy updo.

Not a good look. In fact she looks quite scary.

You Can’t Wear Those Boots With That Dress Award
What was Agyness Deyn thinking?

She was wearing a pretty nude covered in gold sequined Anna Sui dress but it all falls apart the second she opted for those Marc by Marc Jacobs biker boots.

And just to stick a further nail in the coffin, she opted to wear a leather biker jacket.

I hate this schizophrenic style off dressing. You’re either wearing a cute sequined dress with strappy heels, or you’re a biker chick.

Pick a lane and stay in it.

This really hurts as I love Lake Bell.

Just a tiny pop of colour – even red lips – would have made a huge bit of different in this head-to-toe Louis Vuitton Fall 2009 look.

Looking as somber as she does doesn’t quite help either, plus I feel like ripping those sleeves off.

Nice Dress But…Award
Olivia Palermo wore a beautiful David Meister pink satin dress with an embellished panel on the bodice, and a peplum on the waist, but I’m perplexed as to why she would want to wear this kind of dress when she clearly doesn’t have the bust for it.

She looks like a child playing dress up in mummy’s clothes.

I’m thankful that she decided not to wear her favourite YSL Tribute sandals, instead she wore Topshop Passion Frill sandals.

Now would she please…oh please change that hairstyle.

Worst Posing Award
I couldn’t much focus on Tallulah Willis’ Calvin Klein Resort 2010 off-the-shoulder dress, because all I kept thinking about was pulling her shoulders back.

Bad posture just throws me.

Balmain With Tights Again? *eye roll* Award
I know I’m going to get lynched for this, but I just don’t understand Julia Restoin-Roitfeld’s obsession with wearing such short Balmain dresses then opting for tights.

The archetypal Balmain girl doesn’t wear tights imo. She has the confidence to walk tall in her mini dress, bold and sassy.

That being said I do love her black sequined dress and the Jessica Rabbit silhouette it gives her, but I think less bold runway version would have suited her better.

Fails To Flatter Award
Michelle Trachtenberg wore a very unflattering Behnaz Sarafpour Resort 2009 ensemble. She used to get it right all the time now she’s very inconsistent.

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29.05.09

‘Burberry Day’

Yesterday was deemed Burberry Day, and many stars came out to celebrate.

Alexa Chung and Hilary Rhoda provided the nights entertainment, by both showing up in the same baby blue lace dress, which they both wore with a belt.

Ouch. That’s gotta be embarrassing, especially for Chung, who’s trying to make a name for herself in the US.

Hilary wore Manolo Blahnik Pepe sandals with her dress, whilst Alexa wore a blazer from the Burberry Prorsum Pre-Fall 2009 collection, to try to cover her shame, with platform boots from the Burberry Fall 2009 collection.

Blake Lively wore a Burberry Prorsum Spring 2009 boyfriend jacket, which reached the hem of her mini skirt.

You’ll be happy to see that the twins aren’t on full display on this occasion.

This is a cute, non-fussy laid back look for Blake.  I really like it.

When you are the House model, you can have a dress made especially for you, and that’s exactly what happen for Lily Donaldson.

The presented white chiffon Burberry Prorsum Fall 2009 knee-length dress, was considerably shorten for Lily, to show off her long legs, and suit her sassy style.

Like Alexa, she wore the Burberry Fall 2009 black suede booties.

Leigh Lezark looked stunning teaming a pleated eggplant Burberry Prorsum Fall 2008 dress, with a grey clutch, black pointy heels, and a smouldering stare.

Claire Danes oozed glamorous chic, wearing a draped dove grey Burberry Prorsum Pre-Fall 2009 bubble hem dress, accented with a wide black belt, and T-bar Burberry sandals.

The original runway dress was worn on the red carpet by Agyness Deyn, and made several appearances in fashion magazines across the world, after it’s Spring 2009 presentation, but it’s now been archived.

Molly Sims wore a Burberry Prorsum chocolate brown dress, with the same feather embellishments, which accentuated her blonde hair and tanned skin.

Julia Restoin-Roitfeld flouted the unwritten rule by wearing an Alexander Wang white jersey dress, we have seen 3 times before.

To say I’m over this dress is putting it mildly, and I don’t need to tell you what I think about the heels.

Even though Rose McGowan looked quite out of place at this event, she does pull off her oversized cream suit with great style. Giving us 80s retro chic.

Alexis Colby would be proud.

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17.04.09 In Her Closet

In Julia Restoin-Roitfeld’s Closet – Christopher Kane Gorilla Print Dress


After her many Balmain dresses, it’s nice to see Julia Restoin-Roitfeld switch things up, by wearing another designer.

On this occasion she has picked a Christopher Kane gorilla print dress, with a black blazer, Chanel bag, tights and black heels.

The edgy British designer had monkey and gorilla prints in his Spring 2009 collection, saying he was was inspired by Planet of the Apes.

A selection of printed dresses, are available to purchase from Net-A-Porter.com.

Gorilla print jersey dress for £735/€901.81.

Cotton monkey dress for £1,605/€1,970.15.

Mandrill jersey dress for £735/€901.99.

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Dasha Zhukova, the co-founder of fashion label Kova & T, and the new Editor-in-Chief of Pop magazine, looked stunning, as usual, at this event.

The sultry brunette wore a white and lilac Rodarte Spring 2009 halter neck dress, with metallic Louboutin’s.

I must say I prefer the look with the cropped leather jacket below, but she does have the style and grace to pull off such an overpowering dress.


Unlike the last time Julia Restoin-Roitfeld wore a Balmain mini dress, she opted out of wearing tights, but that’s probably because this Spring 2009 dress is longer.

Like in Lucy Liu’s Vogue China editorial, Julia didn’t wear the runway belt, which quite frankly goes against the dress.

I love the hot pink colour, the embellishments between the criss-cross details, and the sexy silhouette this dress gives her, but I really dislike the Miu Miu heels.

They feel so clumsy with this outstanding dress. The dress deserved better.


Boutique owner Aizel Trudel, wore that stunning green sequined Balmain knock-out dress we first saw on Jennifer Connelly at the He’s Just Not That Into You LA premiere.

Thankfully her tights are sheer. Opaque tights would have killed this look.

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02.04.09

Topshop/Topman VIP Dinner

Geez how many launch parties does one store opening need?

On Tuesday Topshop had the celebrity packed preview dinner, and again last night it appears the dinner was for the A listers.

You don’t get more A list than Jennifer Lopez, who arrived looking dazzling wearing a white strapless L’Wren Scott Spring 2009 jacquard dress.

Her look was complete with those Christian Louboutin multi buckle sandals, she seems to be obsessed with, and bangs that look like they need an extra inch taken off them.

Kate Moss, who makes her Topshop US debut today, wore her favourite black YSL tux jacket, a tiered minidress, black tights and YSL Trib Two heels.

Rosario Dawson was radiant in a raspberry asymmetric Monique Lhuillier Spring 2009 dress, which had a beautiful gold embellished panel, complimenting her gold Giuseppe Zanotti peep-toes.

Wearing head-to-toe black, Julia Restoin Roitfeld’s look included a black a fringed Topshop dress, with a leather jacket and studded heels.

Anna Wintour and daughter Bee Shaffer were there to support the British brand.

Bee wore a short white Alexander Wang jersey dress, with *shudders* tights and black heels, whilst her mother opted for her favourite Prada Spring 2009 snake print dress, with a maroon velvet Prada Fall 2009 coat.

Jennifer Hudson had to sing for her supper, wearing a Topshop silver sequined tunic, latex black leggings and red peep-toes.

The multi awards winning singer, entertained the guests including Marc Jacobs, and James Blunt, with her hit singles.

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