Runway To Red Carpet – End Of The Week Round Up

Gong Li in Louis Vuitton Spring 2009

Kristen Cavallari in Rami Kashou Fall 2008

Olga Kurylenko in Chanel Spring 2009

Becki Newton in Matthew Williamson Resort 2009

Emily Blunt in Basil Soda Spring 2009

Rose Byrne in Christian Cota Fall 2008

Sarah Jessica Parker in L’Wren Scott Fall 2009

Roxane Mesquida in Roberto Cavalli Spring 2009

Jamie Chung in Jenni Kayne Resort 2009

Milla Jovovich in Louis Vuitton Spring 2009

Mena Suravi in Christian Siriano Fall 2009

Diane Kruger in Roberto Cavalli Fall 2009

Lucy Liu in Rachel Roy Fall 2008

Milla Jovovich in Roberto Cavalli Spring 2009

Julia Roberts in Dolce & Gabbana Resort 2008

Eva Mendes in Prada Fall 2009


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Runway To “Duplicity” Paris Premiere – Julia Roberts In Lanvin


Julia Roberts is nothing but consistent. Her persistent to wear nothing but black, has got to the point that if she does wear another colour, I think I will faint from the shock.

Here she is AGAIN wearing black. This time she is wearing a Lanvin Resort 2009 black silk crepe trapeze cross-front evening gown.

I do like this gown, and I do think she made the right choice to wear this gown without the runway belt. I would have looked too contrived on Julia.

This dress is available to purchase from Luisaviaroma for €1,357.


She added a few droplets of colour via her black satin pumps with multi-coloured crystal detailing from the Lanvin Spring 2009 collection.

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11.03.09

Social Events Of The Week

French President’s Official Visit, Mexico

French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife, Carla Bruni, attended an official welcoming ceremony at the National Palace, in Mexico this week.

The First Lady of France’s style is undeniably chic, as she injects her unique brand of sensuous femininity without appearing too sexy, wearing a blush-pink Dior skirt suit.

I’m adoring everything about this look apart from those darn kitten heels. I understand that she doesn’t want to overshadow her husband. But no matter what she wears, she will, so she should bin the boring heels, and bring out the killer heels.

“17 Again” Sydney Premiere

Taylor Swift walked the red carpet in a beautiful white Rachel Gilbert Amber halter neck dress, with gold Fendi heels.

I adore the white and diamante embellished details around the bust.

I’m very surprised she’s not a silver or gold metallic dress, which she tends to favour.

BAFTA Video Games Awards 2009

Kirsty Gallacher wore a blue body-con halter Preen dress, which was worn by Rihanna last month.

This is a strong look, which needs sexy figure, and great shoes. Kirsty fails with the shoes.

This dress deserves more than plain black pumps. Rihanna showed us that with her Nicholas Kirkwood strappy heels.

Monsters Vs. Aliens Premiere, Germany

When Reese Witherspoon got divorced, she started to explore her sexier side. Now I feel she has reverted back to her old self, which isn’t a bad thing.

She looked very sophisticated wearing a teal Valentino satin dress, with an embellished collar, and grey waist band to this event. Her look was complete with matching satin bow peep-toes and flawless make-up.

“The Great Buck Howard” New York Screening

Emily Blunt’s grey suit, is very ‘office interview’. It doesn’t have the same charm as Amy Adams’ white suit yesterday.

Her silvery grey satin blouse seems to be fraying as well, just to further put me off this look.

Selita Ebanks wears an oversized ivory blazer, which almost totally covers her cute sequined mini dress, which really spoils the look for me.

What I am lusting after, are her bubblegum pink Christian Louboutin Decoltissimo pointed pumps.

“Duplicity” London Film Premiere

Yet another black ensemble for Julia Roberts. I would like act surprised, but like Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie, she’s been here before.

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06.05.08

Costume Institute Gala – Best Dressed

Best Dressed Award
Camilla Belle NEVER lets me down. She is always stunning, always well put together and always smiling so beautifully.

Last night she wore a gorgeous Armani Privé Spring 2008 gown.

The aquamarine silk organza tiered gown had an origami Swarovski crystal encrusted ribboned one shoulder strap, with the same detail on the hip.

Pretty In Pink Award
No glitter, no over the top bling (apart from her wedding ring), no big hair, just Beyonce letting this Giorgio Armani Privé pale pink strapless silk organza gown speak for itself.

Her hair was pulled back to reveal those amazing earrings.

That shade of pink lipstick beautifully to compliments her gown.

Not a hint of Tina Knowles. Adore her.

Best White Award
Naomi Watts wore a Theirry Mulger pleated white halter gown with jeweled detail and matching pleated throw, which evokes images of old Hollywood glamour, especially with her beautifully styled hair.

If not for Camilla, she would have won Best Dressed.

Best Ruffles Award
Kate Mara’s canary yellow Zac Posen Spring 2008 one shouldered belted gown is stunning. I am glad she wore her hair back to allow the dress to shine.

Best Black Award
Ziyi Zhang always looks stunning in Giorgio Armani Couture. She last wore an Armani Privé gown to one of the Oscar parties this year, and last night she dazzled in another Giorgio Armani Spring 2008 Couture gown.

This black one shoulder silk organza gown has a fitted bustier, with black patent and Swarovski crystal details with origami-like ribbon flowers that cascade down the skirt.

Golden Girl Award
Taylor Swift definitely the golden girl wearing a Badgley Mischka Fall 2008 gold and bronze ombré sequin and crystal fishtail gown. The colour works well with her milky skin.

She accessorize her look with Badgley Mischka Couture shoes, Badgley Mischka jewelry and a gold Badgley Mischka clutch.

Drop dead gorgeous.

Best British/Blatant Copy Award
Although Cat Deeley’s feathery Burberry dress is almost an exact copy of Mary-Kate Olsen’s dress from last year, she does look amazing in it.

Best Versace Award
Many others wore Versace last night, but Amber Valletta’s stood out for me.

I adored this Versace Couture Spring 2008 metallic blush gown with and voluminous shoulder detail when it was first presented back in January. I imagine it on an exotic beauty like Penelope Cruz, but Amber more than does this dress justice.

Thank God It’s Not Black Again Award
Bravo for Mr Armani for getting the stunning Julia Roberts in something other than black.

She is amazing in this platinum Giorgio Armani Privé gown.

The scooped neckline is delightful, and is accented by an antique brooch.

The beading on a mesh overlay really brings this gown alive.

Most Daring Award
Lake Bell is usually a cute dresses type of girl, but went vampy in this Balmain Fall 2008 crystal-embroidered lightning bolts leather dress and Burberry heels.

Best Cape Award
Bravo to Thandie Newton for being one of the only celebrities to wear a cape to this Superhero’s event. Her strapless lace dress and cape is from the Chanel Fall 2008 collection.

Best Snap-Back Award
Did Jennifer Lopez really have twins?

You would not think so seeing her here in this asymmetric tiered gown, with jeweled detail. Back to her beautiful best.

Most Improved Award
I hated Sarah Larson’s Oscar dress, so I was happy to see her improve dramatically, in this black vintage Giorgio Armani black one-shouldered beaded silk jersey gown, from the Spring 1997 collection.

Best Va Va Voom Award
Gisele Bündchen not only brought along Tom Brady, who looks very dapper in his Versace suit, but she also brought her A game. I swear my chin almost hit my table when I saw her in this pink Versace Fall 2008 halter-neck gown.

S T U N N I N G.

Best Superhero Theme Award
In this silver embroidered dress Chanel Haute Couture dress, Anna Wintour is very much living up to the “Superhearo” part of the “Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy” theme.

She looks like she could save the world in this dress.

Who needs a clutch when you have those pockets?

Best Fantasy Theme Award
Scarlett Johansson wore Dolce & Gabbana, but it was her huge ring that most people were looking out for, following her announced that she and actor Ryan Reynolds were engaged.

She was one of the few that got into the spirit of the event, wearing this cute nude fairy ensemble.

Best De Ju Vu Award
When I saw Eva Longoria in this Marchesa Fall 2008 strapless ruffled gown, I instantly thought of Lucy Liu’s Zac Posen dress to the same event last year, and Jessica Alba’s Oscar dress. But Eva stands alone looking drop-dead gorgeous in her own gown.

For once the dress is not skin-tight nor does it have an open back.

Most Daring Award
Ashley Olsen’s black keyhole dress was custom-made by Diane von Furstenberg and she looks amazing and very sexy in it.

Maybe Ashley felt a little self conscious in her dress, because I could not find one photo of her not at her sister side.

She is still loving the nude make-up I see.

Best Yellow Award
Molly Sims always turns it up a notch on the big stage. Last night she wore a stunning haltered yellow Versace Spring 2008 jersey gown, with gorgeous Chopard jewels.

Best Strapless Award
This Michael Kors dress that Mary J Blige is wearing is simple, yet not boring, sophisticated and well suited to her shape.

Her earrings are slightly over the top, but I can forgive that for her looking so amazing in this dress.

Best Mini Award
For this prestigious event you would not expect many to wear a mini cocktail dress, but Diane Kruger did, and with amazing results wearing Alberta Ferretti.

The dress was gathered throughout and had a jeweled detail on the shoulder. The fuschia peep-toes were a nice touch.

Her beau Josh Jackson is happy to let his girl shine, as he stands back in a white/black tuxedo from Alberta Ferretti.

Best Monochrome Award
I love it when Dita von Teese wears something other than just black.

This Marchesa Fall 2008 strapless black and white embroidered gown with feather detail on the hem, is just the kind of dramatic dress I would expect Dita to wear.

Dita does not do safe.

Best Designer Award
If ever there was an award for Best At Wearing Your Own Clothes, it would have to be given to Donatella Versace.

Donatella looks beautiful in her own designed strapless fleshy peach coloured dress, with an embroidered detail which nips in her tiny waist. To add further glamour, the dress is completed with train.

Just OK Award
I don’t love Emmy Rossum in this Phi dress, but I don’t hate it either. It is just OK.

Emmy should really start saving the magnificent dresses she wears to smaller events, to big events like this.

She accessorized her dress with Chopard jewels and a Mary Norton clutch.

Best Colour Award
Eva Mendes aqua dress is stunning against her caramel skin.

This Calvin Klein dress itself is very interesting in design with its varying shapes.

Eva’s stunning jewels are by Bulgari.

Best Embellishments Award
This would not be a prestigious event without some Elie Saab bling.

Hilary Duff, who a guest of Allure magazine, was lucky enough to wear this stunning Elie Saab Spring 2008 Couture gown. I would have preferred one of the bigger stars to have wore this gown, but young Hilary does it justice.

Most Consistent Award
Do I really to say how much I LOVE this red satin Dolce & Gabbana gown on Iman?

Oh my lord she is killing me with her perfection.

The bodice is a very familiar style for Dolce & Gabbana, but they have added a full skirt and a jeweled detail on the hip to give Iman that oomph, that helps her radiate her beauty.

Best Campaign Girl Award
Jennifer Connelly, the face of Balenciaga does not let Nicolas Ghesquière down in this Balenciaga Fall 2008 black and white dress.

Even her sky high heels are from the Fall 2008 collection.

Her necklace is amazing.

Most Colourful Award
Kate Bosworth like Diane Kruger, also did not opt for the long flowing ball gown. Instead she wore this psychedelic vintage Chanel couture dress with a jagged hem.

Her colourful Pierre Hardy shoes gave the allusion from the front that she was not wearing shoes, but they had a transparent strap.

Having The Most Fun/Best Accentuated Waist Award
Kate Moss with and wearing Stella McCartney, looked to be having the most fun at this event.

Kate’s dress was beautifully accentuated with a silver belt, over her dove grey scoop-neck chiffon dress.

Best At Staying In Character Award
The sequin detail on the bodice of Kristin Davis’ Michael Kors Fall 2008 is beautiful without being too over the top. Very Charlotte York McDougall Goldenblatt.

Best Use Of Colours Award
Normally I with ruched bodice, oversized bow, uneven hem and multi-coloured tiering of this Peter Som Fall 2008 dress, I may have been put off, but Maggie Gyllenhaal is one of the few who could pull this dress off.

Her Christian Louboutin Rosazissimo feather shoes are a perfect compliment.

Simple Yet Sophisticated Award
Sofia Coppola, who will be taking over from Victoria Beckham in Marc Jacobs next advertising campaign, keeps it simple in this stunning white satin Marc Jacobs drop waist gown.

Borderline Award
Michelle Monaghan wore this this burnt J Mendel one-shouldered gown. I particular love the leaf detail.

Best Rock n’ Roll Award
Zoe Kravitz kept to her unique style in this sea green crushed velvet gown. She added at touch of glam with a white feather boa.

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21.12.07 Best Of

Hoping For Colour In 2008 – Julia Roberts


Julia Roberts’ red carpet staple this year was black.

Whether it was a sheath, a wrap dress, a suit or a jacket with trousers, Julia wore it in black.

The last time we saw colour on Julia was back in May 2006, so here’s praying we see some colour in 2008.

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