04.11.10

InStyle UK / Dolce & Gabbana Party

Last night InStyle UK hosted a party to celebrate the iconic glamour of Dolce & Gabbana.

Some of the UK finest celebs turned out to toast the Italian fashion house.

Actress Bonnie Wright paid homage to the designers by wearing one of their classic bustier dresses, which we’ve seen a thousand times yet it never goes out of style.

Singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor was one of the few who opted to wear some colour. She wore a Dolce & Gabbana crushed satin purple sleeveless dress.

It looks like she didn’t only get a dress from the Lanvin for H&M collection, she also got one of their necklaces too. (jealous)

Former Sugababes singer Keisha Buchanan paired a Corre Nelson ensemble with a Fiona Packston necklace and Finsk shoes.

These have to be the most interesting black pumps I’ve seen in a while.

Julia Restoin-Roitfeld who’s usually loves to wear fitted mini dresses opted for a black silk vintage dress which she teamed with a Coco de Mer belt and an Alexander McQueen clutch.

There was a lot of black at this event, but it wouldn’t quite be a Dolce & Gabbana party without a lot of stars the designers favourite colour.

Check out more party pics and a video at InStyle.co.uk.

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Credit: InStyle UK & Dave Benett

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.

Credit: Courtesy of Harvey Nichols

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.

Credit: Style.com & Getty

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.

Credit: Style.com & Wireimage

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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Credit: B. Ach/INFevents.com & Wireimage

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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