2009 Free Arts NYC Benefit Auction


I didn’t like this dress Eva Mendes when she wore it to the Parson Fashion Benefit last month, and I dislike this colour even more on Michelle Monaghan.

It’s not particularly flattering, chartreuse is a hard colour to pull off, and those Calvin Klein Fall 2009 heels are very chunky.


I much prefer Molly Sims’ Calvin Klein Fall 2009 dress over the runway version. She’s too bright, and bubbly for the darker version.

I love this geometric print dress with a metallic shimmer, as it has a sporty feel to it.

What find interesting about this dress is the neckline, and the draped detail on the side.

Molly wore her dress with Sergio Rossi elasticated strappy ankle sandals, and a silver clutch.

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24.04.09

Chloé LA Boutique Opening Celebration

Kate Bosworth looked so gorgeous and fresh faced at this event.

As co-host she wore grey silk embellished tank, with a lemon floor length chiffon skirt from the Chloé Fall 2009 collection, all whilst showing off an embellished cream Chloé bag.

It’s just so easy for Kate.

Zoe Saldana is doing her best to state her claim as the ‘Girl of the Moment’.

She gives us hit after red carpet hit, and this Chloé Spring 2009 dress comes second in my admiration after her red Prabal Gurung dress last week.

This ethereal white shift, with a keyhole detail, just oozes sweet sophistication.

Definitely one to continue to watch.

Leighton Meester is the a typical Chloé girl, cute, sassy, young and beautiful.

I love her look, but her satin apricot Spring 2009 dress looks like it needs adjusting a little. It kinda looks a bit twisted on her.

I simply adore her bracelet, her hair and flawless make up.

Christian Louboutin Dillian Flower pumps from the 3.1 Phillip Lim Spring 2009 collection complete the look.

Chloe Sevigny, who co-hosted this event with Kate, wore a navy blue pant suit from the Spring 2009 collection, under a white blazer with scalloped edged lapels from the same collection.

Like her co-host this is easy for Chloe, and I appreciated her efforts in not wearing Look 29 as presented, and mixing things up a little.

Looking as stylish as ever, Camilla Belle opted out of wearing white, like so many others, but that only made her stand out even more.

Her leather-look Chloé Pre-Fall 2009 LBD, had cute bow ties going down the back. It maybe black, but it ain’t safe. Just look at how short it is.

Two-tone Chloé Spring 2009 heels, and a black clutch complete the look.

Wow so many of my girl crushes graced this event. Fabulous overload.

The absolute beauty of Lake Bell’s look, is how simple, clean and fresh it all looks.

She never tries too hard, but always looks outstanding.

January Jones wore a Chloé draped Grecian gown, belted with a blush pink sash.

Her make-up was a flawless as her dress.

Maria Sharapova serves up an other ace, proving her off-court style is worthy of our admiration.

The plunge neck nude Pre-Fall 2009 dress, with the navy sash is fabulous, but her hair and heels lose her a few points.

Molly Sims opted for a champagne and black printed dress from the Chloe Pre-Fall 2009 collection, with clear embellishments.

I love this sassy dress, which she wore with Chloé Spring 2009 bow heels.

Amber Valletta’s Chloé Spring 2009 asymmetric dress, with a ruffled neckline is very chic, but her hairstyle really lets her down.

I love these peachy/nude colours on Camilla Alves.

Her look was from the Chloé Resort 2009 collection, which included a boyfriend blazer, tank top, embellished mini skirt, nude heels and a clutch I would die for.

Gaile Lai’s khaki Chloé Spring 2009 jumpsuit is so incredibly chic, but I really don’t like her choice of heels.

Ever Carradine picked the only dress from the Chloé Resort 2009 collection, which I never expected to see on the red carpet. I really don’t think this dress will flatter anyone.

Estelle’s black playsuit is well accessorized, but I still feel like she is very muted lately. She’s not the Estelle we are used to seeing.

Emma Stone’s cobalt blue long sleeved shift dress, was worn with Jimmy Choo Samoa Kid sandals.

Dear Agyness Deyn, we all know break-ups are tough, but remember you’re flying the flag for British fashion. Please dress more appropriately in future.

Debbie Matenopoulos presents The Daily 10, and during awards season she also presents Fashion Police.

Debbie, I think it’s time for you to turn yourself in.

She is wearing a Alice + Olivia Penelope party dress.

This is your second to last chance to give your shout outs for Best Dressed this week.

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20.03.09

Kevan Hall Fall 2009


Because of the bad economy their isn’t an official Mercedes-Benz L.A. Fashion Week. This didn’t stop Kevan Hall showing off his Fall 2009 collection yesterday. His collection was shown as part of a charity event with The Colleagues, benefiting The Children’s Institute.

Kevan presented First Lady worthy sheaths, along with structured dresses in tweed and wool.

The red carpet gown had a colour palette of earthy shades of ruby, bronze and brown.

The stand-out piece was the red one-shouldered gown.


Molly Sims wore a bright cranberry coloured one-shouldered dress custom-designed by Kevan Hall for the event. The dress was decorated with real, freeze-dried cranberries to promote a new cranberry body wash by Dial. I kid you not.


This event was full of colourful pieces and Angie Harmon kept that going wearing a fuschia pink satin dress.

This colour was all over the Fall 2009 runways, so Ms Harmon is getting on the trend train very early.


I’m not sure about those two shades of blue Garcelle Beauvais is wearing with her yellow cowl-neck dress. The shoes would have been enough.


Lisa Rinna wore a belted taffeta v neck shimmering green dress. This is a surprisingly sophisticated look for Lisa, after her shameless campaign to get herself back on Melrose Place.


Virginia Madsen wore a form-fitting leopard print Kevan Hall Fall 2008 dress, with gold strappy sandals, and a Mary Norton clutch. Gorgeous.

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18.02.09

Armani 5th Avenue Store Opening

Victoria Beckham’s street is impeccable, but her red carpet style has not impressed me until last night.

The fashion designer, who has just shown her second collection in New York this week, outshone everyone on the red carpet wearing a one shouldered crystal embellished nude mini Armani dress.

I would have preferred a strappy sandals, but I do love her matching satin pumps too.

It wasn’t a surprise to see Alicia Keys at this event, as she has just a close working relationship with Giorgio Armani.

The gorgeous singer arrived wearing a long black coat, which she wore at the Max Azria show, which she removed to reveal a stunning coral Armani sheath dress.

She wore her dress with a amazing pair of jewel encrusted Armani Privé Fall 2007 slingbacks, which have a contrast bow on the side.

January Jones wore a stunning red Armani crystal embellished dress. Despite the colour, I expected something with more pizazz from Miss Jones.

Maybe it’s just the hair that is not working for me.

Zoe Saldana worked a 20s vibe with Marcel waves, which I think worked really well with her shimmering white dress.

I love the rosette detail on the shoulder.

Elsa Pataky is usually a lot more expressive on the red carpet, whether it’s too revealing, too short, or too unusual.

So imagine my surprised that she wore a black tuxedo, with a sexy sheer top. Too safe for Elsa.

Despite me fully not understanding what Molly Sims does – like Joy Bryant – I always appreciate her efforts on the red carpet.

She is always impeccable, which is why I’m really baffled by this fringed crochet number, over a black ensemble.

Across the Armani ranges, I am shocked that this is the best she could do last night.

I believe that is suppose to be red lipstick, but I am seeing orange.

This is a really nice skirt suit that Solange Knowles wore.

Nice if you are Cate Blanchett, or a lady who lunches, or someone who has the style, grace and sophistication to pull it off, but on a 20-something year old girl? NO.

And that neon pink clutch with that suit? NO, it does not work.

Does this girl have a stylist?

When will she find a balance and wear something appropriate?

If Kim Kardashian can do it, Solange has NO excuse.


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Runway To Red Carpet – End Of The Week Round Up

Freida Pinto in Zac Posen Spring 2009

Penelope Cruz in Yves Saint Laurent ‘Edition Soir’

Olivia Wilde in Jason Wu Resort 2009

Jennifer Morrison in Gianfranco Ferré Spring 2008

Jessica Stroup in Hervé Léger by Max Azria Fall 2008

Rosario Dawson in Azzaro Spring 2009

Victoria Beckham in Marc Jacobs Fall 2007

Kate Hudson in Gucci Spring 2009

Brooke Shields in Louis Vuitton Pre-Fall 2008

Carrie Underwood in Naeem Khan Pre-Fall 2009

Amy Adams in J.Mendel Pre-Fall 2009

Anne Hathaway in Gianfranco Ferré Spring 2009

Angela Bassett in Pamella Roland Spring 2009

Carrie Underwood in Jenny Packham Spring 2009

Eva Amurri in Louis Vuitton Fall 2008

Eva Longoria in Monique Lhuiller Spring 2009

Taraji P. Henson in Rachel Roy Pre-Fall 2009

Molly Sims in Louis Vuitton Spring 2008

Cassie in Givenchy Fall 2008

Kate Beckinsale in modified J.Mendel Pre-Fall 2009

Jamie King in Lanvin Fall 2008

January Jones in Stella McCartney Spring 2009

Marisa Tomei in Giambattista Valli Fall 2006

Kelly Brook in Diane von Furstenberg Resort 2009

Amy Adams in Oscar de la Renta Pre-Fall 2009

June Ambrose in YSL Fall 2008

Angelina Jolie in Max Azria Spring 2009

Kristen Bell in Stella McCartney Spring 2009


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09.01.09

Social Events Of The Week

Louis Vuitton Hosts A Tribute To Stephen Sprouse Cocktails, New York

I don’t know how, but I almost missed this one.

How Agyness Deyn makes it onto any Best Dressed List continues to baffle me.

The model arrived at this event wearing a LBD, a graffiti style day-glo oversized vintage Sprouse blazer and Doc Martins. She accessorised with an orange crucifix and limited edition Louis Vuitton bag.

I am not feeling the graffiti bags, and I am hating Deyn ensemble.

Brook Shields looks delightful wearing a blush pink strapless Louis Vuitton Pre-Fall 2008 dress.

The dress has a taffeta skirt with a gathered jersey bodice. I was not a fan of this collection, but Brook has made me fall in love with this dress.

Eva Amurri opted for a black fur gilt from the Louis Vuitton Fall 2008 collection, to go with her all black ensemble.

She completes her look with platform heels from the same collection.

Molly Sims works this red blazer as a dress from the Louis Vuitton Spring 2008 collection.

“My Bloody Valentine 3D” Screening, LA

Jamie King wore a Lanvin Fall 2008 black and brown banded cocktail dress, which had a mesh yoke.

She wore her amazing dress with black Christian Louboutin slingbacks.

Pre-Golden Globes Luncheon, LA

January Jones gives us the cold shoulder in this Stella McCartney Spring 2009 LBD.

I really like Jessica Alba’s ensemble, especially the lavender pants, but I am not crazy about the hair or lack of make-up here.

Opening Of The London Boat Show 2009, London

Kelly Brook channels her inner Olive Oyl, as she salutes the press at the London Boat Show launch today. The TV presenter wore a stripey Diane von Furstenberg Resort 2009 strapless dress especially for the occasion, with red strappy sandals.

The 8th Annual Awards Season Diamond Fashion Show, LA

Rumer Willis’ delicate nude dress is gorgeous, but as usual, the hair just does not work for me.

Olivia Wilde is so angelic wearing this two tone chiffon Jason Wu Spring 2009 dress. She really is becoming one of my faves on the red carpet.

Debra Messing’s steel grey draped Donna Karan dress, is better than the one she wore at the People’s Choice Awards.

A darker haired Andrea Bowen looks delightful in this colour-block dress.

Garcelle Beauvais is gorgeous in a green Karen Zambos Baretta silk dress.

Taraji P. Henson wore a cream and orange floral Rachel Roy Pre-Fall 2009 dress, with complimenting accessories.

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