‘Ballo in Maschera’ to Celebrate Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda

Anna Dello Russo

Leave it to drama kings Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana to top off the recent haute couture shows with an elaborate flourish. The design duo orchestrated ‘Ballo in Maschera,’ an extravagant Venetian masquerade ball held in the halls of the historic Palazzo Pisani Moretta along the Grand Canal last Saturday. A collection of brilliantly costumed guests, each having received a mask created by the designers, arrived by gondola or boat to celebrate the Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda Fall Winter 2013/14 presented in Venice, Italy.

Anna Dello Russo: ‘Understated’ is not in this ‘Vogue’ Japan editor’s vocabulary, so it’s only natural that she put the costume in this costume party with a spirited ship fascinator atop her expansive wig. Flaunting a period costume with layers and layers of ruffles and piles of frou, ADR was definitely the fashion queen of the evening.

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Supermodels Don Gold At The 2012 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony

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The London 2012 Closing Ceremony, which took place at the Olympic Stadium yesterday evening, was not only about British culture and music; it was also about fashion.

A selection of our finest and most iconic supermodels took to the stage showcasing British Fashion to its largest-ever global audience.

They were all dressed in pure gold to celebrate Team GB’s 29-gold-medals haul.

From left to right we have Lily Cole wearing an Erdem gold embroidered and lace cocktail dress with gold Charlotte Olympia ankle-strap pumps.

Stella Tennant rocked a Christopher Kane metal mesh and Swarovski crystal pant suit with a rockstar spiked hairdo. One of my favourites of the night.

Karen Elson was more serene wearing a Burberry gold-lace evening dress with a slit which revealed her Jimmy Choo gold ‘Private’ sandals.Read More…


Models @ The CFDA Fashion Awards 2012

The fashion world’s top models flocked to the 2012 CFDA Fashion Awards, held at the Alice Tully Hall in New York City on Monday evening.

Elettra Wiedemann: The model puts her best foot forward wearing a gorgeous burgundy Rachel Roy crepe twist drape dress with cut-out details. She accessorized with a Kotur for Rachel Roy multi-graphic tweed clutch, Lulu Frost jewelry and Rachel Roy ‘Farrah’ leather architectural open toe metal tri-colour sandals. I want to own every piece of this look. She is my favourite on this page.

Dree Hemingway: Her Creatures of The Wind black and gray silk abstract jacquard empire-waist dress teamed with a cropped jacket is also one of my faves. I love that she sticks to her laidback style here. We all know she can go glam when needs be. I just love her Tabitha Simmons for Creatures of The Wind silver boots.

Crystal Renn: I would’ve expected a gown from the striking model, but she opted for a Zac Posen cocktail dress. The Fall 2012 Kiko print lame cocktail dress was styled with black strappy sandals, bright green earrings and silver bracelets.

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Who Wore Gucci Better? Eva Mendes or Karen Elson

Eva Mendes chose to wear this beautiful Gucci silk chiffon dress from the Fall 2011 collection whilst out promoting her movie “Last Night” at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival back in April.

Her scarlet red 70s-inspired chiffon dress features long blouson sleeves and a matching belt to cinch in the waist.

Eva paired the dress with strappy nude Jimmy Choo heels and Van Cleef & Arpels jewels, including gold earrings and two diamond rings.

She wore her hair in flowing waves to complement the vibe of the dress and added a sexy coral lipstick to her look.

Karen Elson wore the same dress to the launch of “Tonight We Tanqueray” in New York recently.

The stunning red-head looked striking in the dress, which she only accessorized with a pair of embellished strappy heels.

Karen also opted for matching red lipstick, which turned the heat up on her look several notches.

Whilst Eva looks amazing in red, I feel the dress is a little too conservative and covered up for sexy, curvy figure.

I love how the dress pops beautifully against Karen’s skin tone and hair colour so my vote is going to her.

You can buy Eva and Karen’s dress from Net-A-Porter.com.

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Karen Elson In Gucci – “Tonight We Tanqueray” Launch Party

Karen Elson launched “Tonight We Tanqueray” at The Green Building in New York on Wednesday night.

The model/musician wore a Gucci silk chiffon dress from the Fall 2011 collection.

The flame haired beauty wore a red silk chiffon long sleeve dress without the scarf detail.

She opted for anonymous heels to keep the focus on her dress and red smoldering lips.

Red continues to be a favoured red carpet colour for Karen.

You may remember that Eva Mendes wore this dress first back in April.

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