2009 Dubai International Film Festival

Day 1

Mandy Moore looked spectacular wearing a black Escada Fall 2009 on the first day of the 2009 Dubai International Film Festival this week.

Her black silk satin deep v-neck gown with a ruffle-lattice embellished skirt was as gorgeous from the front, as it was from the back.

I don’t ever remember having a ‘Wow’ moment when it comes to Mandy, so this will be the first.

Her whole look is amazing from the red lips, to the pulled back hair, to the dazzling earrings and matching clutch.

She’s definitely a BDOTW contender, but with so many candidates do you think she deserves to be on the list?

amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Dubai Benefit

Sometimes when I look at Marc Jacobs presentation’s I wonder how they will translate off the runway.

Christina Ricci answers that question – Beautiful.

The actress blows me away looking outstanding in her chiffon Marc Jacobs Spring 2010 gown with flutter sleeves and a silver trim over ruffled layers of her gown.

Why is it that these girls save their best looks for Thursday night, just when we think we’ve decided who to vote for on the BDOTW poll?

Mandy’s second look wasn’t so wow, more meh!

But she is still looks divine.

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Who Wore 3.1 Phillip Lim Better? Jessica Biel or Mandy Moore

When Jessica Biel wore this 3.1 Phillip Lim asymmetrical gown with a twisted detail going down one side to the New York screening of “Easy Virtue” back in May, it has to be the only time this year I have actually liked what she’s worn on the red carpet.

For once she looked polished and sophisticated, sporting washed hair and make-up.

Mandy Moore arrive at the “USA Today Hollywood Hero Awards” in LA recently wearing the same dress in black.

She paired her black version with black strappy sandals and a black box clutch.

I admired Jessica’s effort and I much prefer the ivory runway colour, so Jess wins for me.

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13.11.09

Social Events Of The Week

Alberta Ferreti’s New Fragrance Launch, Madrid

Claudia Schiffer arrived at the launch of Alberta Ferretti’s new fragrance launch wearing a Alberta Ferretti colour-block dress from the designers Fall 2009 collection.

I’ve always loved the strong colour combinations from this collection, so I’m glad to see it finally on the red carpet.

Madeo Restaurant, LA

There are many rumours that Jessica Biel and Justin Timerblake have broken up.

No one will be more pleased than me, because I hope this will mean Jessica will get her sexy back.

Justin has been suppressing it for far too long.

Jessica was spotted leaving Madeo Restaurant in LA with Jennifer Garner this week wearing a black Chloe Resort 2010 blazer with sparkling lapels.

This is the most pizazz we have seen in Jessica in what feels like a decade, and she appears to be wearing make-up.

OK she’s wearing Roger Vivier flats, but she was wearing Louboutin’s to appear on Conan O’Brien’s show earlier that evening and we all know how they can pinch.

“The Blind Side” Nashville Premiere

After over accessorizing her Azzaro dress at the CMA Awards, Faith Hill kept her look simple at this premiere which she attended with her husband Tim McGraw.

The singer wore a J. Mendel Resort 2010 sand asymmetrical wrap dress with obi belt.

At first I thought she was wearing thigh-high boots, but she is actually wearing thick opaque tights with ankle boots.

Australian Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 2009, Melbourne

Many of you have expressed your dislike of Louis Vuitton’s Cancan heels.

If you hated the front, just look at the back *shudders*

Delta Goodrem paired her gold boots with a beautiful peach mini dress.

What a waste of a perfectly good dress.

MALDEF’s 35th Annual Los Angeles Awards Gala, LA

Eva Longoria wore a beautiful electric blue short sleeved Ina Soltani dress with crystal stud details on the sleeve.

Her dress was paired with Christian Louboutin heels which I love.

Her look is nice enough, but that hairstyle ages her.  Ken Paves either makes her look too old, or too pageanty.

USA Today Hollywood Hero Awards Gala, LA

Ashley Judd looked fashionably chic at this event where she was honoured.

The brunette beauty shone wearing a Georges Hobeika black tiered and pleated cocktail dress paired with black peep-toes.

Molly Sims look chic in a LBD paired with Jimmy Choo heels, whilst Mandy Moore wore a polka dotted 3.1 Phillip Lim asymmetrical dress.

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16.10.09

Social Events Of The Week

Couples Retreat Photocall, London

Malin Akerman wore a cute satin animal print Temperley London Resort 2010 dress, which was draped around the hips to add some texture and volume.

Black pumps complete the look.

Kristen Bell’s 3.1 Phillip Lim Resort 2010 lace dress has to be my least favourite of her “Couples Retreat” promotional tour.

The actress tried to punch up look with a fiery pair of red heels, but it wasn’t enough for me to like this look.

GNC for QuickTrim Launch, LA

Kim Kardashian looked fabulous wearing an Alexander Wang Tailored Metal-Stud Jacket paired with a simple white tee and black LnA Olivia knit ruched leggings.

She also added some YSL Divine ankle boots to her look, which have suddenly become very popular.

Khloe Kardashian opted for a green and black Myne sweet-heart neckline dress, which she paired with a large Chanel belt, a selection of bangles and black platform ankle boots.

Madison & Diavolina Launch Party, LA

Mandy Moore’s red and multi-coloured printed silk dress reminds me of the same gorgeous print used in the Isabel Marant Fall 2009 presentation.

She looks so beautiful here.

“Bye Bye Birdie” Broadway Opening Night After Party, New York

Gina Gershon wore an Azzaro by Vanessa Seward jumpsuit with a thigh-high split.

With a black fur shrug, Fred Leighton jewels and roses in her hair the look was complete.

OMEGA Constellation 2009, London

Cindy Crawford showed off her endless legs wearing a black Alexander Wang hooded goddess dress and multi-strap heels.

The supermodel added some glitzy jewelery to dazzling us with this sexy look.

MANGO Winter 2009/10 Photocall, Germany

Scarlett Johansson wasn’t sexy quite as sexy as Cindy.  Her look was more secretary chic.

The actress wore a pussy-bow blouse and beige pencil skirt from Mango’s Fall 2009 collection.

FusionBeauty’s New InFatuation Lip Gloss Launch Party, LA

Kim Kardashian wore her YSL Divine ankle boots again when she attended this event.

This time she paired it with a silver sequined jacket, a white tee and a black mini skirt.

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21.04.09 In Her Closet

In Mandy Moore’s Closet – Diane von Furstenberg Maxi Dress


The delightful Mandy Moore had a busy weekend, hosting the season opening of Tao Beach at The Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas.

On the gorgeous sunny day, Mandy picked the perfect dress, by wearing a Diane von Furstenberg maxi dress dressed with an abstract floral print, which she wore with Vanessa Bruno Athé’s studded black leather sandals.

Her dress is available to purchase from DVF.com for $795, or Matches Fashion for £776/€838.08.

Angie Harmon was also at this event wearing a causal tee and jeans, whilst carrying the same Diane von Furstenberg Stephanie Large Slouchy Hobo Bag which Beyonce also owns.

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27.03.09

Launch Party for LATISSE

Marisa Tomei wore a dynamic silver strapless Kai Kuhne Fall 2009 dress with contrasting black panels.

The longer length could so easily look dowdy, but this striking number is certainly far from that.

I can imagine this dress looking better in a shorter length though.

The Victoria Beckham dress collection was well represented at this event.

Brooke Shields wore a black strapless dress from the Spring 2009 collection, with black peep-toes.

I love the well tailored bodice, and the belt she added.

We all know how much Victoria Beckham randomly wears gloves with her ensembles, so it’s quite ironic that Debi Mazar chose to wear leather gloves with a cobalt blue dress from Victoria Beckham’s Spring 2009 collection.

The accessories are overkill, but I love Debi in this dress despite you all agreeing with me that Kelly Ripa wore this dress better.

Mandy Moore works a bright red Miu Miu dress teamed with black, triple strap heels and a matching clutch.

I love the puffball sleeves, but overall I’m not stoked.

Maybe if Jewel spent one night at home, her leg would heal faster.

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03.06.08

CFDA Awards Red Carpet

If there was a picture to depict redemption, this would be it.

Since crossing the pond, Victoria’s red carpet moments have not been showing her at her best.

Off the red carpet, not many can match her in the style department, but let’s face it Victoria Beckham’s Costume Institute Gala make-up and hair were a mess, and not many liked her peek-a-boo Marc Jacobs dress on the Victoria Secrets pink carpet.

This one-shouldered Marc Jacobs mini dress on the other hand is stunning.

We have seen ruffles on many red carpets recently, but Marc Jacobs gives this dress a twist with heart-shaped ruffles.

Her hair slicked back makes a nice change, and her foundation, this time is a close match the rest of her skin-tone.

10 out of 10 Mrs B.

Fellow Brit Naomi Campbell, the face of YSL Fall 2008, wore a YSL Fall 2008 ensemble including a black sheer shirt and black sequined jodhpur-style, billowing pants which narrowed at the ankle.

Looks like she has managed to sort out her hair issues, with a brand new weave.

Ashley Olsen is wearing a mannish Calvin Klein Resort 2009 tux, but manages to still look very feminine.

You feel that this ensemble is very much a homage to the late Yves Saint Laurent and his Le Smoking Tuxedo.

Wow, Hilary Duff is dazzling in this purple sequined Michael Kors tank dress.

I love the updo, the length of the dress, the snake-skin shoes and the stunning earrings.

Faultless.

Eva Mendes may be wearing just a plain white Calvin Klein Resort 2008 dress, but I love the detail on the bodice, which narrows at the waist, giving her a sleek silhouette.

Her jewelery is by Van Cleef & Arpels.

Eva Longoria disappoints big style.

You can usually rely on Eva to look fantastic on the red carpet, so this is a shock.

Her hair looks a big ragged. Not at all in the manor of her usual sleek styles.

The JLo eye make-up is not the right shade for her skin-tone, nor does it compliment her dress, and think this was the intention.

The Diane von Furstenberg dress has overly enhanced her, giving her a very cheap Pamela Anderson type look.

Only her clutch and her shoes survived this disaster.

Maggie Gyllenhaal was on presenting duties for the night.

Like many of the A list fashion pack, she is wearing an ensemble that has not even been uploaded on to Style.com yet, such is it newness.

She is wearing a green-and-black sheer tunic, embellished with sequins, and silk pants from the Proenza Schouler Resort 2009 collection.

Paula Patton looks so pretty with her side-swept bangs, wearing a one-shouldered belted black white and grey Michael Kors Spring 2008 floral gown.

This look is a very clean, simple and dainty look for Mandy Moore, which I love, as it suits her so well.

The white piping on her Abaeté gown prevents it from looking stale.

Famke Janssen oozes glamour in this white David Meister Fall 2008 one sleeved jersey cocktail dress. She compliments her dress with silver accessories.

Kim Cattrall who presented Tom Ford with the Menswear Designer of the Year Award, wore a dress that would have been perfect for one of her Sex And The City premieres.

This asymmetric navy Monique Lhuillier Fall 2008 gown with an embellished shoulder, has got to be one of the best looks I have ever seen on her.

Anna Wintour is as elegant and sophisticated as ever, in beige lace sheath dress with gold sequined embellishments and her trademark bob.

Amy Poehler wore a navy poppy floral demi-sheer Marc Jacobs Spring 2008 dress. The low U-neckline adds a little sex appeal.

Lipstick Jungle actress Kim Raver is also wearing Marc Jacobs Spring 2008.

Her dress shows off Marc Jacobs eccentricities, with 4 different pieces of fabric put together to make this uniquely beautiful dress. This collection seems to work better off the runway.

Kim compliment her dress with nude pumps, and a bag also from the Spring 2008 collection.

Actress Lauren Hutton is divine in this silk slate grey Calvin Klein Spring 2008 jumpsuit.

For the first time, in a longtime, I am not offended by Lil Kim. In fact I quite like this keyhole purple hearted Marc Jacobs mini dress. Even the make-up is not too brash.

Has she turned a corner? I doubt it, but it will fun to see what she wears next.

Georgina Chapman stunning as ever in her own Marchesa Fall 2008 design.

Carolina Herrera is breath-taking in this ice white tuxedo she designed. Her white satin shoes compliment her white satin lapels.

Caroline received of the Geoffrey Bean Lifetime Achievement Award.

Diane von Furstenberg showed her respect by decided against the dress she originally wanted to wear to choose this navy vintage YSL tuxedo.

Donna Karan wore this red haltered top from her own collection.

Tory Burch the Accessory Designer Of The Year winner, wore a pink dress from her own collection.

Vera Wang is of course in her own Fall 2008 creation.

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