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20.02.09

Malandrino Fall 2009




Catherine Malandrino’s Fall 2009 presentation was held at the Rainbow Room on the 65th floor at the Rockefeller Center. It was refreshing to get away from the hussle an bustle of the tents.

When I arrived on the top floor, I was greeted with a breakfast buffet. This is the first show I had attended with refreshments.

I was very excited to be invited to this show, because Catherine always presents really pretty feminine dresses.

As the curtain fell, and the lights dimmed, and Somewhere Over the Rainbow, played in the background, first model walked out onto a circular stage. The stage was rotating, and I was impressed at how none of the models wobbled like Bambi on ice. I’m pretty sure I would have hit the deck.

The collection is full of very pretty, wearable pieces, made to flatter a woman’s figure. Dresses and separates were embellished with jeweled details and intricate embroidery, draping and ruching emphasised the details. Sheer mesh played a big part, with some pieces nodding to the illusion of nudity.

In Catherine’s notes she had titled her collection “Over The Rainbow” which may explain the bird wings details on some of the pieces, because you would need wings to fly over the rainbow.

Models wore black mesh hair nets, with some also wearing the nets as veils.


Here are some of my pictures. One of my favourite dresses was a black jersey dress, which looked very plain from the front, but the back was open with a stunning jeweled detail on the right shoulder.


Mary J Blige was the guest of honour, as they are very good friends.

The diva did not remove her sunglasses once. Not even when the turned the lights down for the show.

Mary looked outstanding wearing a lilac Malandrino Spring 2009 dress, with eggplant knee-high boots.


Sophia Bush was already one of my secret girl crushes, but yesterday she really went up in my estimation, as she was so incredibly graceful.

She arrived wearing a black coat, to reveal this gorgeous red satin Catherine Malandrino dress with flutter sleeves.


Mena Survai looked really good wearing a Catherine Malandrino sheath dress, with a floral pattern and scalloped edges throughout.

She contrasted her pretty dress, with some kick-ass Pour La Victoire gladiator heels.


Michelle Trachtenberg wore a pale lilac Malandrino Spring 2009 cropped leather jacket, under her all black ensemble. Her and Sophia talked like old friends, it was great to see, as I have witness many celebs pretend other actresses don’t exist at shows.


Here’s a photo of Coco Rocha interviewing Mary J Blige for E! after the show, which I took.

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18.02.09

Pamella Roland Fall 2009 Front Row


My pictures from the Pamella Roland Fall 2009 show, which I attended yesterday are really bad, so I’m waiting for the professional pictures to come through.

Before the show, the pre-show began when Paris Hilton came from backstage to walk to her seat. The paparazzi and guests of the show swarmed her and her sister. I kinda felt sorry for the other celebs, because none of them received this high level of attention.

Paris was in her element, lapping up the attention and posing wearing a cute Pamella Roland Spring 2009 grey sleeveless dress, with a white collar and tie detail.

You will be happy to know she removed her sunglasses before the show started.


Sister Nicky was similarly unfazzed by all the attention. She wore a red jacket, which had a structured collar, with black pants.


Kellie Pickler caused the second greatest stir in the front row. She has become the darling of fashion week, and for this show she wore a cute red belted dress with a full skirt.

The skirt was detailed with floral embellishments.


Amanda Bynes was much taller than I would have thought, and she looked fabulous wearing a black haltered keyhole dress.

I have been reading your comments about Amanda’s hair, and I think it’s hilarious that you share my pain about her hair.

Back in July 2007, I did a post called The Never Changing Hairstyle Of Amanda Bynes. Cut to 2009, and her hairstyle is still the same.


Jessica Stroup arrived without a coat – brave girl – showing off how fabulous she looked, wearing a navy silk chiffon Pamella Roland Spring 2009 dress, with a ruffled plunging neckline, which she wore with silver peep-toes.

*brrr*


Kristen Bell slipped in wearing a red sheath Pamella Roland Spring 2009 dress, which she wore under her leather jacket.


Katrina Bowden wore the cutest, sun-shiniest mini dress she could find from the Pamella Roland Spring 2009 collection, and it fits her style perfectly.

The strapless dress was embellished with silver crystals, which complimented her heels.


Michelle Trachtenberg quite clearly was not in the mood to play dress up.


I was not in the front row, but the gorgeous Nigel Barker was. Even though I have seen so many celebrities this week, I have not asked for pictures or autographs, as I’m sure it gets really tedious for them.

But when I saw Nigel, I just had to grab a second of his time. He is even more gorgeous in real life and very charming. *Swoon*

He took his mother to the show. You love him more now don’t you? *sighs*

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17.02.09

More From The Front Row

Alice + Olivia

Paris Hilton showed off her very long legs wearing a LWD with a embellished bodice, and a multi-layered skirt

She completed her look with silver sparkling heels, and a faux-fur shrug.

Nicky Hilton opted for head-t0-toe black.

I love Kim Kardashian’s white waistcoat and pants set, but I don’t like the hair.

This look is so tailored, that a sleek ponytail or bun, would have worked better for me.

The Hilton sisters were in black and white, so were the Kardashian’s with Khloe being the one to faded to black.

I am loving Kristen Bell’s look. I just got a pair of tapered black trousers like this from H&M, so I think I may steal this look for tomorrow.

Adrienne Bailon looks adorable wearing a pink Alice + Olivia strapless ruffle bib dress. She gave her cutesy look an edge with a biker jacket, and the celebrity uniform shoe – the YSL Trib Two’s.

Tracy Reese

A fresh faced Paris Hilton arrived at this show wearing a red velvet dress, with a lush jacket.

I love this jacket, especially the puffy shoulders.

Nicky paired her leather jacket with a white dress.

This is an adorable LWD from Tracy Reese’s Spring 2009 collection, but again Kim Kardashian’s hair is bothering me.

Kellie Pickler wore a peachy halter with skin-tight jeans. She looked fabulous here, and even better at the Pamella Roland show which I saw her at today, but more on that later.

Jill Stuart

Kristen Bell opted for a gorgeous summery floral strapless dress, with a grey cardigan.

Michelle Trachtenberg wore a grey Jill Stuart Resort 2009 halter neck dress, with a cute bow on the hip.

Jessica Stroup opted for a white floaty dress from the Spring 2009 collection.

Amanda Bynes is wearing a stunning teal dress with a tiered skirt, but she really needs to work on her angles, that pose is so off.

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16.02.09

Herve Leger Fall 2009



At the Hervé Léger by Max Azria Fall 2009, I witness models falling on the runway. As funny as it may appear, it really is an uncomfortable experience. The whole of the Promenade took a sharp intake of breathe, as the models fell, then got up and continued to walk the runway.

You would think that bandage dresses don’t have anywhere else to go, but Max Azria had many ideas.

Most of the bandage dresses were updated with square shoulders, which gave them an 80s feel, and made me think of the Balmain Spring 2009 collection.

The rosette details of the previous Fall collection, were replace with leather and metallic panel detailing.

The plunging dress was the style most used, but there were also halters, criss cross halters, square neck and one-shouldered dresses.

My favourites were the black eyelash fringed dress, purely because of the way it shimmered down the runway, and the silver embellished dress with the square shoulders.


It was way too far away from the celebs to see them up close, as the place was packed, but Lucy Liu was very much in the spotlight. The camera crews went crazy for the A list star, which is not surprising as she looked hot in a black Herve Leger bandage dress.


Sophia Bush, The Queen of Fall 2008 Fashion Week was absent from the Spring 2009 shows, so I was happy to see her in what was her second show of the week.

She looked gorgeous wearing a striped grey Herve Leger dress.


Michelle Trachtenberg carried a big large red clutch, with her grey tie-dyed Herve Leger dress.


January Jones opted for a nice brightly coloured Hervé Léger by Max Azria Spring 2009 mini dress, with a black leather jacket.


Jessica Stroup opted for a lime green Herve Leger dress, with a keyhole detail.


Lily Collins wore a coral and black striped Hervé Léger by Max Azria Spring 2009 dress.


Of course Joy Bryant was there wearing a black Herve Leger dress.

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23.01.09

Social Events Of The Week

“Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans” Los Angeles Premiere

Rhona Mitra wore a white strapless Giambattista Valli Spring 2009 dress, with a ribbon tied to the waist.

The dress was kept plain, unlike the embroidered version which was presented on the runway.

She completed her look with her hair loosely tied back, silver peep-toes, and John Hardy jewels.

Kate Beckinsale is also in this movie, so I am surprised she wasn’t at this premiere.

Garcelle Beauvais also wore a strapless dress with a ribbon tied to the waist, but hers was black with a tulle overlay.

“Valkyrie” Amsterdam Premiere

Carice van Houten stole the limelight from Tom Cruise wearing a stunning red Valentino Fall 2008 gown.

Nomad Two Worlds Preview Exhibit, New York

Anna Wintour arrived at this event wearing a modified Prada Spring 2009 snake print dress, with black and white stripes under her coat.

The dress is one of the few dresses I really liked from this collection.

W Atlanta Buckhead Hotel Grand Opening

Michelle Trachtenberg wore a silver grey jersey Catherine Malandrino draped neckline dress, which had a black beaded belt.

She completed her look with a black Swarovski clutch, and black strappy sandals.

I love people who wear bright colours on the red carpet, and Sophia Bush does not disappoint wearing this pumpkin coloured mini BCBG Max Azria Fall 2008 dress, with a tan/black belt tied to the waist.

She completes her look with green suede heels.

Art LA 2009 VIP Opening Night Reception, LA

Rachel Griffiths nude dress which gathers on the hip, perfectly compliments her skin tone.

She completed her look with snake skin pumps, and a gold clutch.

6th Annual ‘Living Legends of Aviation’ Awards Ceremony, LA

With her distinctive hairstyle, Calista Flockhart arrived looking stunning in a simple navy Azzaro vintage gown, which had diamante detailing.

“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” Paris Premiere

Head to toe greys? Really? I didn’t ever believe I could be this underwhelmed.

Angelina Jolie gets more and more boring with every red carpet appearance.

Her coat is by Akris, and her top and pants are from the Ralph Lauren Black Label collection.

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