Who Wore Balmain Better? Selita Ebanks or LeToya Luckett

Victoria’s Secret Angel Selita Ebanks was the first to wear this Balmain Fall 2008 dress back in March to the Valentino The Last Emperor New York Premiere.

She totally blew me away in her sexy zipper lace mini dress which she paired with Givenchy t-strap heels.

On Sunday night the former member of Destiny’s Child LeToya Luckett wore the same dress at the 2009 BET Awards, with a pair of sky-high Alejandro Ingelmo woven slingbacks.

Her dress had been modified around the bust area to give her more coverage, so Selita wins this very easily for me.

Firstly because she looks better in the dress and secondly she wore better shoes.

LeToya hugely disappoints by modifying the dress. Just proving that she shouldn’t have worn it in the first place.

Can you image Kate Moss or Erin Wasson modifying a Balmain piece? Only if hell had frozen over.

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18.06.09

2009 Whitney Contemporaries Art Party And Auction

Ali Larter looks very sexy in her white printed Herve Leger Fall 2009 mini dress with a plunging neckline and padded shoulders.

Ali tried to diffuse the uber sexiness of this dress by adding a stunning statement necklace by Erickson Beamon with a large orange pendent.

Love the dress, hate the heels.

They’re so clunky for this dress, plus I would have preferred a taupe strappy sandal.

A Nancy Gonzalez gold clutch completed her look.

Alexis Bledel also wore a plunging neckline Herve Leger Fall 2009 bandage dress. Hers was in chocolate brown with shimmering gold panels.

Alexis always seems quite shy so I’m really shocked that she’s wearing such a sexy piece and without the runway blazer.

She completed her look with a sparkling Judith Leiber clutch and pewter Giuseppe Zanotti heels.

Lake Bell opted for a futuristic look wearing a red BCBG Max Azria Resort 2010 dress with grey embroidered details which is a cross between Star Trek and Spidergirl.

She wore her dress with silver sandals and a lemon Herve Leger Spring 2009 clutch.

The dress will grow on me, but the shoes and the clutch. No.

I really wish Maggie Grace hadn’t held her clutch so close to her skirt because I love the tulip shape on the skirt of this teal blue Christian Siriano Fall 2009 asymmetrical dress.

I’m glad Maggie opted for something we haven’t seen from Christian Siriano, as I’m so tired of seeing the same dresses in various colours.

Maggie is looking fantastic lately which makes me ask the question. Does she have a new stylist?

Her look was complete with Christian Louboutin Carnaval heels with a leafy embellishment at the rear.

Hilary Rhoda looked sexy but sweet wearing a pale blue Max Azria Spring 2009 plunging draped toga dress.

Silver sandals were the perfect complement.

The red carpet always lights up when Camilla Belle graces it with her presence.

Wearing a green one-shouldered Max Azria Resort 2010 dress with ruffles cascading from the shoulder the actress looked simply gorgeous with seemingly not much effort.

Amber Tamblyn wore a black and white Alice + Olivia fan dress, which I blogged about recently, saying it looked very much like the Gianfranco Ferré dress Anne Hathaway wore to the Critics Choice Awards.

I would have really liked this look if it wasn’t for the tights.

Yes I know I go on about disliking tights so much, but it’s a real bug-bear of mine. You all must have something that you really dislike too.

Max Azria’s BFF Melissa George was of course at this MaxAriza event.

The actress wore a white haltered Herve Leger Resort 2010 bandage dress with matching heels, a gold clutch and a gold stack of Samantha Wills bangles.

As much as I want to say I don’t like it, Melissa really makes it work surprisingly.

Selita Ebanks is such a pretty woman so I’m dumbfounded as to why she opted for so much make-up.

It really takes so much away from her natural beauty.

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29.04.09

Matthew Williamson For H&M Collection New York Launch Party

Whilst we look forward to the second installment of Matthew Williamson’s H&M collection, he had a launch party in New York yesterday.

It was a great chance for us to see pieces from the new collection.

The party nautically-themed party took place on a yacht, and Matthew invited some stylish stars to toast his success.

Campaign model Daria Werbowy caught my eye the most, as she was wearing the same splash print sequin dress, which I purchased last week.

Selita Ebanks really gave us the wow factor, wearing an asymmetrical gown, from Matthew Williamson Spring 2009 collection, with peachy accessories.

In case you are wondering, she will be a contender for Best Dressed Of The Week.

Helena Christiansen gave us a mark 2 preview, as she wore a dress from the second installment of the Matthew Williamson for H&M collection.

She wore a sweet mini printed dress, with a belt, embroidered clutch and gold flat sandals.

Lucy Liu is normally so stylish, but on this occasion, I’m not excited about her choice.

She wore a black embroidered black tunic dress, with nude peep-toes. This is also from the second collection, but it’s not the right style fit for my Lucy.

Mary-Kate Olsen added a pop of colour with her loose purple jacket, over her asymmetrical LBD.

Her Matthew Williamson piece, was the blue studded belt, which I unfortunately couldn’t find in my size.

Alexis Bledel shunned the H&M affordable collection, and opted for a graphic print dress from Matthew Williamson Spring 2009 collection, with Sergio Rossi elasticated strappy ankle sandals.

Great choice, but I much prefer this dress with a belt, as worn on the runway and by Joy Bryant.

Here is a look as what we can expect in stores on May, 14.

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Women:
Kaftan €79.90/£39.99
Smock top €49.90/£59.99
Smock dress €69.90/£49.99
Sleeveless jacket €69.90/£49.99
Jeans €59.90/£39.99
Kimono €49.90/£34.99
Swimsuit €24.90/£19.99
Scarf €24.90/£19.99

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15.04.09 Premiere

"Grey Gardens" – New York Premiere

Drew Barrymore took a style step back in time last night, channeling old school Hollywood glamour, for the long-awaited premiere of Grey Gardens.

She glistened wearing in a floor length Alberta Ferretti nude gown, adorned with thousands of crystal beads.

The finishing touches are what really made her shine in this look.

I loved the marcel waves, and the side swept pin curls topped off with a netted flower hair piece. The bejeweled Roger Vivier clutch perfectly complimented her stunning gown.

At the after-party Drew wore a fur stole, which really made me fall even more in love with this look.

The berry lip really pops. She is the only person to make me swoon this week.

Jeanne Tripplehorn opted for a navy Carolina Herrera Resort 2009 one-shouldered gown, with white polka dots.

Her sophisticated look was complete with a white box clutch.

Jessica Lange’s grey J. Mendel gown, with cap sleeves, and an embroidered empire-waist was stunning. The actress, who is not a fan of walking the red carpet, really glowed.

Speaking of glowing, model Selita Ebanks stood out in this highlighter pink fitted RM by Roland Mouret dress.

I love the dress, and the snake skin Louboutin pumps, but I’m not crazy about her Subversive necklace.

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Runway To Red Carpet – End Of The Week Round Up

Donatella Versace in Versace Spring 2009

Agyness Deyn in Marc Jacobs Fall 2008

Becki Newton in YSL Spring 2009

Elizabeth Banks in Roberto Cavalli Spring 2009

Emily Mortimer in YSL Spring 2009

Coco Rocha in Jason Wu Fall 2009

Jacquetta Wheeler in Luella Spring 2009

Josefina Scaglione in Marchesa Resort 2008

Selita Ebanks in Balmain Fall 2008

Penelope Cruz in Versace Pre-Fall 2009

Monica Cruz in Antonio Berardi Spring 2009

Jordana Brewster in Reem Acra Fall 2008

Claire Danes in Valentino Spring 2008 Couture

Natalia Vodianova in Versace Spring 2009

Eugenia Silva in Christian Dior Spring 2009

Bibiana Fernandez in Lanvin Spring 2009

Zoe Saldana in YSL Pre-Fall 2009

Cayetana Guillen Cuervo in Juanjo Oliva Spring 2009

Mischa Barton in Temperley London Spring 2009

Claudia Schiffer in YSL Spring 2009

Eliza Dushku in Moschino Cheap & Chic Spring 2008

Claire Danes in YSL Pre-Fall 2009


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18.03.09

“Valentino: The Last Emperor” New York Premiere

Anne Hathaway’s white asymmetrical ruched Valentino dress is gorgeous from every angle. She looks outstanding.

After a so so awards season, this sees her return to her best.

Gwyneth Paltrow wore a black strapless Valentino dress, she has worn before back in 2003.

The dress is a fit for the occasion, but I am not wowed by it. Her hair and make-up is impeccable as always, and she completes her look with a stunning Chopard bracelet.

Claire Danes pistachio green Valentino Spring 2008 Couture cap sleeved dress makes her stand out, as this is the most sophisticated dress at the event.

It almost feels too sophisticated, but I would take more over less any day.

Selita Ebanks sure knows how to stand out in a crowd. The model arrived at this premiere, working the hell out of this Balmain Fall 2008 mini dress.

Talk about jaw dropping.

The very LBD has a lace overlay and stunning embellished details on the bust, shoulders and skirt. The sex appeal is amped up with zippers going across the body.

I am always grateful to Tinsley Mortimer for adding a burst of colour onto the red carpet.

If you are wondering were those colourful clutches she is always carrying are from, they’re self designed for her Samantha Thavasa range.

This particular apple green clutch, matches the green straps on her snake print Jimmy Choo Corsica strappy sandals.

Even a simple white shirt dress becomes a hot look for Padma Lakshmi.

I don’t think I have ever seen Agyness Deyn so muted.

The model wore a black velvet Marc Jacobs Fall 2008 hooded dress. I think this is one of two pieces that ever made the red carpet, from that very questionable collection.

I think Lake Bell’s expression says it all. Bad choice of dress.

Coco Rocha seems to be opting for a softer look these days, since she took on presenting duties for Style.com. Last night she wore a Jason Wu Fall 2009 ensemble.

The wine sweater, printed skirt combo, with a statement necklace is beyond fabulous.

Daphne Guinness looks a little startled.

Is it because someone informed the Guinness heiress that she is wearing the same Gareth Pugh Spring 2009 dress which Beyonce wore to the MTV Europe Music Awards?

Her look is complete with Christian Louboutin platformed Mary Janes, and a black Azzedine Alaia belt.

Georgina Chapman wore a black sequined and feathered Marchesa Fall 2008 dress, under a gold and black fur trimmed coat.

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Who Wore Victoria Beckham Collection Better? Victoria Beckham or Selita Ebanks


Victoria Beckham wore this stunning navy dress from her own Spring 2009 collection, when she went out to dinner with her husband in Milan back in December

The fashion designer wore those YSL Trib Two heels, and a Balenciaga clutch.

Selita became the second supermodel to don Victoria’s design’s, and she becomes the second model to wear it better. I much prefer this dress with strappy sandals.

Victoria loses this because of the Trib Two’s. I wish for all of those shoes to be rounded up on placed on a bonfire.


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Runway To Red Carpet – End Of The Week Round Up

Malin Ackerman in Rami Kashou Fall 2008

Miranda Richardson in Temperley London Resort 2009

Eva Herzigova in Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2009

Princess Beatrice in Temperley London Spring 2009

Claudia Schiffer in Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2009

Selita Ebanks in Victoria Beckham Spring 2009

Elsa Pataky in Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2009

Princess Eugenie in Temperley London Resort 2009

Eva Herzigova in Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2009

Angie Harmon in Behnaz Sarafpour Resort 2009

Freida Pinto in Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2009

Heidi Klum in Victoria Beckham Spring 2009

Claudia Schiffer in Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2009

Monica Bellucci in Christian Dior Spring 2008

Nadja Auermann in Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2009

Miuccia Prada in Prada Fall 2009

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06.03.09

Social Events Of The Week

Valentino Reception Honoring New Yorkers For Children, New York

Heidi Klum was the first to wear Victoria Beckham Collection earlier this week, now her fellow Victoria’s Secret supermodel pal Selita Ebanks has.

Selita wore this Spring 2009 strapless dress, which I tried on and fell in love with last year.

The strapless tulle trimmed corseted navy pencil dress, has sequined hip panel and a matching sash at the waist.

It looks like these models may start to out do Mrs Beckham in her own designs.

Women’s World Awards, Vienna

Elle Macpherson wore the same Roberto Cavalli green gown, with gold details that Carla Guginos had worn to the LA Watchmen premiere earlier this week.

Her gold accessories included a Jimmy Choo Kase oval clutch.

Taking a break from her much favoured black, Monica Bellucci shows us how beautiful she is wearing a lilac satin Christian Dior Spring 2008 gown, which hugs her gorgeous womanly curves.

The Alliance For Children’s Rights Annual Awards Dinner Gala, LA

Angie Harmon wore a red and black printed Behnaz Sarafpour Resort 2009 dress, with a contrast black jersey tank.

A.R.T-JOY-LOVE Charity Gala For Association Hadassah, Paris

It seems like Carla Bruni-Sarkozy has put the high heels away for good, even then her shorter husband is not around.

With her kitten heels, Carla wore a black Chanel dress, with an ivory bib.

I wasn’t going to pay Elsa Zylberstein much attention, until I clocked her Balenciaga studded gladiator heels. ?

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