10.07.09

The Serpentine Gallery Summer Party

Thandie Newton gets another gold star this time for wearing this multi-coloured Matthew Williamson Resort 2010 dress.

Her look is almost a head-to-toe carbon copy of the runway look, but Thandie opted for a skinny gold studded belt instead of the wider runway belt, and she has a smaller bejeweled clutch.

Nude cut-away ankle boots complete this stunning look.

Best Dressed of the Week is going to be very crowded with Thandie and Emma’s looks.

Roisin Murphy finally does one of the silk voluminous shoulder pieces from the Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2009 collection justice.

I’m quite surprised her look is so close to the runway version, as she usually mixes things up a bit.

Her many accessories included bejeweled belt, gold necklace and large copper sequined bag which she carried as a clutch.

My only disappointment are those black patent heels.  Too stale for this kind of look.

Little Boots arrived wearing the same D&G silk brocade jacket with leggings, which Emma Watson wore in her editorial for Elle UK.

Little Boots is quiet daring with her style choices, so I’m surprised she didn’t copy the runway look.

After her disappointing looks at Haute Couture Fashion Week, Dasha Zhukova gets back to her stunning best wearing a cream Azzedine Alaia dress with a frou-frou skirt and a matching waist belt.

Her dress is gorgeous which she complements with a black and white print cropped jacket and Azzedine Alaia shell decorated heels.

After giving birth to her first child a few months ago Tess Daly has already snapped back to her perfect best.

The TV presenter showed off her stunning pins in this gold See by Chloé mini dress with a tiered bodice, which was folded in the skirt to add subtle volume.

Tess accessorized with some very sexy Jimmy Choo Billie Lizard-print sandals and mirrored clutch.

Meg Matthews continues to channel a very demure look. The wild rock chick seems to be a thing of the past.

Meg is wearing the black version of the same Antonio Berardi tweed crew neck dress she wore to the “Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince” UK Premiere.

Poppy Delevigne looks super sexy wearing a long sleeved black embellished mini dress with a pair of Topshop frill sandals.

Lily Collins has walked many red carpets, but I’m still yet to see her do anything noteworthy.

Phil Collins’ daughter is supposed to be an actress but I couldn’t name a single film or TV show she has been in.

Lily wore a lace Topshop lace bodycon dress with some Topshop black and gold sandals which very much look like Louis Vuitton Spicy sandals.

Gold jewelery and a black patent clutch completed the look.

Erin O’Connor wore a plunging jade-green Donna Karan Grecian style dress.

The shapeless dress should drown Erin’s slender frame, but the drapes and her elegant stature prevent that.

Natalie Imbruglia red gown is gorgeous but the Chanel black and white bag is so heavy it feels like a slap in the face.

A black clutch would have been much more subtle.

Olivia Palmero wore a champagne coloured dress with a dazzlingly Zara clutch, Topshop leather disc jacket, and Topshop velcro strapped heels.

Either these girls love Topshop as much as I do, or the retailer sponsored this event.

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01.04.09

Who Wore Preen Better? Roisin Murphy, Rihanna or Kirsty Gallacher


With their hand resting on their hips, Roisin Murphy, Rihanna and Kirsty Gallacher, have all worn this now sold-out blue Preen dress.

Ahead of the fashionable pack was Roisin Murphy. She wore the dress back in September, when she attended Preen’s Spring 2009 show, during New York Fashion Week.

I liked her look, until I saw those booties.

Rihanna’s footwear was mesmerizing. She attended the Verizon/BlackBerry’s Grammy Party wearing her dress with a pair of Nicholas Kirkwood for Rodarte Spring 2009 heels.

UK TV presenter, Kirsty Gallacher let the dress speak for itself, by just adding a simple black clutch, bangle and pumps, when she attended the BAFTA Video Games Awards.

Rihanna wins this no question. Those heels are too fierce.

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16.02.09

Alexander Wang Fall 2009


This is one collection I really wish I got to see live.

Alexander Wang’s Fall 2009 collection was all about rock chick chic.

Every piece was oozing an overtly sexy vibe, with leather, cut-out pieces, mini skirts, and figure-hugging dresses. Wang also presented skinny pants, tailored jackets, leggings and Axel Rose style biker shorts.

Apart from leather, tweed was presented. You wouldn’t associate tweed with rock n’ roll chic, but it worked.


Sarah Jessica Parker was the star of the front row, and got a seat next to Anna Wintour.

Sarah wore head to toe black, with her trademark wavy hair. I wonder if she was picking out pieces for Carrie Bradshaw in Sex And The City 2.


Erin Wasson is so friggin’ cool. I love this ‘I just threw this on’ look.


Roisin Murphy wore a grey sweater and leather skinny pants, from Alexander Wang’s Spring 2009 collection. I’m surprised Roisin did not wear some of the more edgier pieces.

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Runway To Red Carpet – End Of The Week Round Up

Julia Restoin-Roitfeld in Balmain Spring 2009

Gwyneth Paltrow in Balmain Spring 2009 & Calvin Klein Pre-Fall 2009

Roisin Murphy in Givenchy Spring 2009 & Armand Basi One Spring 2009

Freida Pinto in Chanel Resort 2009

Anna Friel in Viktor & Rolf Fall 2008

Chandra Wilson in Pamella Roland Spring 2008

Courtney Love in Givenchy Spring 2009 Couture

Demi Moore in Michael Kors Spring 2009

Isabeli Fontana in Jonathan Saunders Spring 2009

Adrienne Bailon in BCBG Max Azria

Taylor Momsen in Marchesa Fall 2008

Jordin Sparks in modified Debra Davenport Spring 2009

Michelle Monaghan in Louis Vuitton Spring 2009

Eva la Rue in Moschino Spring 2009

Tilda Swinton in Chanel Pre-Fall 2009

Kate Walsh in Missoni Spring 2009

Katy Perry in Hervé Léger by Max Azria Fall 2008

Thandie Newton in Jonathan Saunders Spring 2009

Kate Beckinsale in Reem Acra Bridal Fall 2008

Heidi Range in RM by Roland Mouret Resort 2009

Ginnifer Goodwin in Brian Reyes Spring 2009

Beyonce Knowles in Jean Paul Gaultier Fall 2007 Couture

Holly Robinson Peete in Naeem Khan Spring 2008

Jennifer Connelly in Balenciaga Pre-Fall 2008

Zhang Ziyi in Zac Posen Fall 2008

Alexander Burke in D&G Spring 2009

Beyonce Knowles in Naeem Khan Resort 2008

Natalie Imbruglia in RM by Roland Mouret Resort 2009

Edith Bowman in Matthew Williamson Spring 2009

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10.02.09

2009 Elle Style Awards

Anna Friel should have really taken the subtle hint from her Viktor & Rolf Fall 2008 dress which was telling her. NO.

No this will not look good on you.

My other problem is that Anna should have really considered a bra, because the twins are not holding up too well, and they’re also smuggling raisins.

The black statement one-shouldered gown over a nude underlay, was embellished with staples.

On the plus side, her hair and make-up was really nice.

Courtney Love wore my favourite dress from the Givenchy Spring 2009 Couture show I attended a few weeks ago.

I am glad that someone with a bit of character and attitude wore this gown, because only someone like her or Madonna can pull this off.

The long draped black gown has a shrug with puff ball shoulders, which are embellished with flower petals, that work their way down the sleeves.

Freida Pinto wore a black Chanel Resort 2009 dress, with a floral embellished see-through yoke.

I am not a fan of sheer yoke’s, but I would have preferred it to this plastic yoke.

She completed the look with gorgeous black strappy heels, whilst styling her hair in a chic updo.

Unfortunately, I don’t like this look. Maybe the runway belt would have helped, but I think I’m just clutching at straws.

My ray of shining light Thandie Newton didn’tt let me down. The British actress made a welcome return to the red carpet.

Last night she wore a multi-coloured Jonathan Saunders Spring 2009 floaty dress with a layered skirt.

She wore her dress with gold strappy sandals, and added a touch of crimson to her lips.

As much as I love Thandie, she has made 4 recent red carpet appearances, but her hairstyle has remained the same. Maybe she is having a bad hair week, but she needs to switch it up for next time.

Alexa Chung opted to wear a navy dress, which is very similar to the Chanel dress Emma Watson wore recently.

Sienna Miller like Marion Cotillard, was one of my red carpet favourites. But when I look at her in this ruffled green Matthew Williamson dress, and Louis Vuitton black tuxedo jacket with feathered shoulders, I just say meh! so what?

It just doesn’t move me. She just doesn’t move me anymore.

The gorgeous and impeccably dress Naomie Harris, walked the red carpet wearing a Dolce & Gabbana black strapless corset dress.

Singer Heidi Range wore RM by Roland Mouret ensemble which included an off-the-shoulder top. She accessorized with black peep-toes, a black clutch and a gigantic black bangle.

She was accompanied to the event by her boyfriend presenter Dave Berry.

Pixie Geldof’s LWD exposes the fact that her deodorant has run out.

Roisin Murphy has to be wearing the widest pants I have ever seen.

They’re from the Armand Basi One Spring 2009 collection, and her top is from the Givenchy Spring 2009 collection.

Alexandra Burke is new to the red carpet after winning the X Factor before Christmas.

I’m sure she already has a hair and make-up team, who are doing a fairly good job, but she needs to fire her stylist.

This nautical inspired black and white striped sequined D&G Spring 2009 tunic with a red sail boat, gets nil points from me.

Matthew Williamson’s show was one of my favourite shows of the entire Spring 2009 season. I covet every piece that was presented.

Radio and TV presenter Edith Bowman made really hard work of this Spring 2009 graphic print dress.

She made it look so frumpy, and totally undesirable.

On the plus side Natalie Imbruglia has returned to her natural roots.

The negative is her RM by Roland Mouret Chevalier fitted jacket and black pants.

It was an attempt at something new which I respect, but I would urge her to stick to cute dresses and flowing gowns.

This does not suit her at all.

Alice Dellal no doubt turned heads in this see-through black dress with fishnet tights.

Here are the winners on the night:

Best Actress – Freida Pinto
Best Actor – Mickey Rourke
Best Music – Kings of Leon
Best TV Series – Gavin & Stacey
Best TV Star – Alexa Chung
ELLE Style Icon- Sienna Miller
Best Model – Rosie Huntington-Whitley
Woman of the Year – Courtney Love
H&M Style Visionary – Viktor & Rolf
British Designer -Christopher Kane
Fashion Future Award – Erdem
Jewellery Designer- Lara Bohnic
Outstanding Contribution – Stephen Jones
New Designer – Peter Pilotto
Accessory Designer – Rupert Sanderson

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Runway To Red Carpet – End Of The Week Round Up

Paris Hilton in Disaya Fall 2008

Camilla Belle in Alexander McQueen Spring 2009

Taraji P. Henson in Angel Sanchez Spring 2009

Penelope Cruz in Yves Saint Laurent ‘Edition Soir’

Mischa Barton in Christian Dior Spring 2009

Roisin Murphy in Givenchy Fall 2008

Dita von Teese in Elie Saab Fall 2008

January Jones in Elie Saab Fall 2008 Couture

Dasha Zhukova in Rodarte Fall 2008

Freida Pinto in Donna Karan Resort 2009

Rosamund Pike in RM by Roland Mouret Resort 2009

Mischa Barton in Elie Saab Fall 2008

Mary Louise Parker in Carlos Miele Spring 2008

Dita von Teese in Christian Dior Pre-Fall 2008


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13.02.08

Elle Style Awards 2008

Elle Style Icon winner Kate Hudson has been brightening up our red carpets since she arrived in London. She does not shy way in this white Derek Lam Fall 2007 keyhole gown.

She could have done without the jewels.

Best Actress winner Keira Knightley went back to Chanel last night, wearing a black dress from the Chanel Pre-Fall 2008 collection.

I love the brooch detail, but I hate the hair and I have been long over that pout.

Woman of The Year could have gone to no other woman but Kylie Minogue. She is such a survivor.

After a few mishaps in little known designers, she went back to the men who dress her best – Dolce & Gabbana.

This olive Grecian gown is from their Dolce & Gabbana Pre-Fall 2008 collection.

Lily Allen has worn Prada Resort 2008 two nights in a row now. I guess she loves their designs.

What I don’t love here is her hair. It is like something out of the 1950s.

UK TV presenter Alexa Chung looks so cute in this pink velvet Luella Spring 2007 strapless multi-tiered mini dress.

Naomi Campbell another Dolce & Gabbana faithful wore this Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2008 strapless mini dress.

She presented Best British Designer to Jonathan Saunders, who showed his Fall 2008 in New York this month.

Roisin Murphy is head to toe in Givenchy Spring 2008. Her boots will no doubt have the Olsen sisters drooling.

Sophie Ellis Bextor wore this very interesting dress from Erdem Spring 2008 collection. On most people this dress would be very busy around the neckline, but as Sophia has a long neck it is not a problem for her.

Georgina Chapman always looks fantastic in her clothes. This jumpsuit is from her Marchesa Fall 2008 collection.

Katherine Jenkins is the first person I have seen in the this dove grey moon dress from RM by Roland Mouret Fall 2007 collection.

This dress hugs her curves beautifully.

Emilia Fox shimmers on a forties style full length sequined gown.

Jamelia is ALWAYS in Dolce & Gabbana. Unlike most stars who mix it up a little.

So bored of her.

Twiggy shocks me here in this gold sequined mini dress. But then I shouldn’t really be shocked as she is a style icon.

Naomi Harris opts for a satin orange mini dress with a black belt.

Kimberly Stewart has turned down the hooch, and is dressing more sophisticated these days and it really suits her.

Glad she stopped hanging out with Paris Hilton.

KT Tunstall looks like she missed the boat to audition for Bee Movie.

Agyness Deyn is wearing a lot of bright colours in this Henry Holland ensemble, the trouble is – as always – she is trying too hard.

Kelly Brook also opted for a full length Grecian gown in turquoise.



Bionic Woman
star Michelle Ryan wears a fuchsia pink silk gypsy style gown which for me is not working.

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