Who Wore French Connection Better? Stephanie Pratt or Alexandra Burke

You can’t walk 5 paces in any women’s clothing store without being dazzled by sequins at the moment.

Nothing works better than Christmas parties and sequin mini dresses.

‘The Hills’ star Stephanie Pratt wore this blue French Connection Spirit Catcher dress recently when she attended the US Weekly Hot Hollywood Party in LA.

She paired her mini sparkler with navy blue heels and a matching clutch.

Last years ‘X Factor’ winner Alexandra Burke wore the same dress with open-toe ankle boots this weekend, when she walked the red carpet at the “Cash Money Records party” held at the Royal Exchange Building in London.

As much as I’ve sworn off ankle boots, I think this dress hangs better on Alexandra, so she wins for me.

You can purchase this dress is 3 different colours from French Connection’s website.

If you’re looking for something more festive, you can buy this dress in red in your local French Connection store.

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23.11.09

US Weekly’s Hot Hollywood 2009

I’m not so crazy about Kristin Cavallari’s hair and make-up, but I did like her ensemble.

‘The Hills’ star wore a black Dolce & Gabbana bustier paired with a Chanel belt and a 3.1 Phillip Lim zipper skirt from the Spring 2009 collection.

Stephanie Pratt sparkled wearing a blue sequined French Connection dress which makes her baby blues pop.

She paired her stunning dress with a navy blue clutch and YSL Trib Two’s.

This has to be one of Stephanie’s best red carpet looks. She really stepping things and becoming more polished.

After a few red carpet appearance sans tights Leona Lewis wears them on this occasion.

The star opted for a colourful sequined Catherine Malandrino skirt which she paired with a black top and Vivienne Westwood lilac Lady Dragon heart slingbacks.

I’m not at all fond of this look and its the top that’s at fault.

Everything else feels so well thought out, but the top feels like it was thrown on at the last minute.

After a summer flirtation with being blonde, Audrina Patridge returns to her luscious brunette locks.

The reality tv star wore a silver Rachel Roy dress and grey YSL Trib Two slingback heels.

I love the way the pockets drape which adds plenty of flair to this Rachel Rachel Roy number.

She look so beautiful.

Monique Coleman opted for a bold chartreuse colour which she loved showing off on this red carpet.

Whitney Port still hasn’t worn her Whitney Eve Spring 2010 collection.  Maybe she’s just waiting for Spring to arrive before she starts wearing it.

Instead she wore a delicate vintage dress paired with Guiseppe Zanotti gold heels to this event.

Like Stephanie, Karina Smirnoff also wore a French Connection dress, but hers was classic black with a asymmetrical front ruffle to add a bit of flair.

What I love most about this look is Karina’s Miu Miu heels which are to die for.

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29.06.09

Social Events Of The Week

“Public Enemies” London Premiere

Marion Cotillard looked stunning as the walked the red carpet in London tonight.

She’s back to that consistent form we saw during 2008 awards season and I love it.

Marion usually gives us Parisian chic, but on this occasion she gave us a flirty look wearing a racy red satin strapless Vivienne Westwood bustier pocketed dress.

Her hair was elegant coiffed into a beautiful quiff style, whilst a black Stella McCartney Fall 2009 embossed faux leather clutch and black peep-toes completed the look.

“Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” Screening & Party, Miami

Isabel Lucas sported yet another headband for this screening. It’s very much becoming her signature look.

The Australian actress looks gorgeous is a lilac RM by Roland Mouret Zonda TTD mini sleeveless dress with a gathered detail on the front.

Black pumps complete the look which are a bit unimaginative, but the dress is so gorgeous I can almost overlook that.

Stephanie Pratt is really stepping up in the style department.  I guess those MTV cheques have finally cleared.

The Hills star wore a cute floaty French Connection blue and red dot dress with red peep-toes.

The one-shouldered mini dress has a sweetheart neckline and tiered frilly skirt.

Like her last time out it’s a case of great dress, shame about the bronzer.

22nd Annual ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Music Awards, LA

Before the BET Awards Alicia Keys attended this event wearing a BCBG Max Azria watercolour strapless gown with a sweetheart neckline and a flowing layered skirt.

Matching blue make-up, a silver necklace and matching clutch complete this stunning look.

36th Annual Vision Awards, LA

Ashley Greene opted for a very sophisticated look wearing a black and white ruched D&G dress with cute black pumps with a ruffled detail on the back of the heel.

She manages to look very mature, but not old nor old fashioned.

I love the glossy lips and the equally glossy hair.

Raise Hope For The Congo Event, LA

AnnaLynne McCord looked gorgeous in yet another impressive LBD by Eva Culture. She sure knows how to wow us on the red carpet.

I really adore her silver Rene Caovilla heels, such refreshing change from black and Christian Louboutin.

Opening of Harrods Summer Sale, London

Mischa Barton looks like she partied very hard the night before this event, because no matter how much eye make-up she plastered on I can still see the tell-tale signs.

Her look is what we’ve come to expect from her casual laid back style.

She wore a white shift dress with an embellished neckline plus a tan cross-body bag for that boho touch for which Mischa is best known.

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26.06.09

Social Events Of The Week

“The Proposal” – Madrid Photocall & Press Conference

I’m in love with Sandra Bullock at the moment as she is giving us so many different flavours of fashion.

At the MTV Movie Awards she gave us a cute mini flirty Abaeté dress.

For The Proposal LA Premiere she wore a slightly edgy Alexander McQueen dress, and for her appearance on the Today Show she wore a fruity Alberta Ferretti floral dress.

Today whilst promoting her latest movie in Madrid she gave us classic look, wearing a Michael Kors chalk pinstripe origami dress from the Spring 2009 collection.

The dress has an artful origami-like pintucked detail which gathers over the skirt creating an elegant draping and volume. I also love the asymmetric hem and the contrasting patent belt.

Her look was paired with a black Azzedine Alaia ankle strap heels.

Immaculate as always.

The Black Eyed Peas New Album Launch Party At VIP Room Theater, Paris

Fergie combined fashion with music on this trip to Paris, as the Black Eyed Peas launched their new album at the VIP Room Theater in Paris last night.

After appearing at the Louis Vuitton Spring 2010 Menswear show yesterday she brought out her sex kitten wild side wearing an Alexander Wang mesh panel dress with some gladiator heels and a large silver cuff.

Montblanc White Nights Festival Reception and Gala Dinner, Russia

Princess of Darkness Eva Green is still sporting red hair, which pops against her black Alberta Ferretti Spring 2009 gown with fringed detailing.

Her tangy orange lips doesn’t really work for me, but I do love her dress and the way it elegantly drapes on her.

“Bruno” Los Angeles Premiere

I have really struggled with Isla Fisher’s looks at the Bruno premiere’s, but there’s something about this green Stella McCartney Fall 2009 dress with a black lace overlay and a white yoke that I’m warming to.

Maybe it’s her glowing tan but I prefer the dress on her to the model on the runway.

Isla’s look is paired with black bamboo Stella McCartney clutch, Bulgari jewels and gold Mechante of London ‘Dita Rose’ python pumps.

Rosario Dawson kept her look simple, yet sophisticated wearing a Narciso Rodriguez LBD with a keyhole detail, a silver cuff and black peep-toes.

No make-up yet still so beautiful.  Some girls have all the luck.

Stephanie Pratt’s aqua one-shoulder draped dress is gorgeous, but she appears to have over-done her bronzer.

Less is more Stephanie.

Christina Ricci wears a slate grey slinky Opening Ceremony dress which is loosely cinched at the waist with gold belt.

The petite star boosts her tiny figure with a fierce pair of ultra-high chunky Lanvin heels.

I’ll guess that she’s not wearing a bra again, but at least we’re not seeing any tell-tale signs.

‘It’s On With Alexa Chung’, New York

Whilst making her way to the MTV studio’s to appear on Alexa Chung’s show, Leighton Meester was spotted wearing a Thakoon Resort 2009 printed dress with Christian Louboutin lace-up booties.

It’s good to see Leighton smiling and back to brunette locks which I much prefer on her.

“Late Show With David Letterman”, New York

Like it wasn’t hot enough yesterday Megan Fox sent temperatures soaring when she arrived at the Ed Sullivan Theater to appear on “Letterman” wearing a LBD by Herve Leroux with Courtney Crawford heels.

I think Megan is starting to get the hang of looking chic and sexy as she stunned wearing her sexy pencil dress with a sheer plunging neckline.

Her make-up was the right shade whilst her luscious brunette locks were swept to one side.

fuse’s “No. 1 Countdown”, New York

Early today Megan sported a very casual look at she appeared on the fuse’s no.1 countdown.

Sporting a biker leather jacket Megan wore a Stella McCartney leopard print tank top with black leggings and purple Brian Atwood “Lola” heels.

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06.05.09

NYLON Magazine’s Young Hollywood Issue Party

I’m wondering if Rumer Willis has a new stylist, because she seems to have changed her style direction, plus she is wearing British designers lately.

She has worn a few pieced from Todd Lynn, and on this occasion she’s wore a black jagged edge Nathan Jenden Sandra strapless dress, with black Christian Louboutin Paquita gladiators.

I love that she’s trying out new designers, and not following what the rest of young Hollywood is wearing, but she needs to figure out what hairstyle works best for her, because this wavy style is really messy, and spoils her overall look, which is a huge shame.

Sophia Bush keeps it casual in a simple tank, jeans, trib two’s and black jeans. She makes her look interesting with a strappy belt.

I love how she is growing out her hair.

With gorgeous nude lips, and black strappy sandals, Amber Stevens wore a bandeau dress, with stripes and roses from Topshop.

Such a cute look.

Audrina Patridge wears a very sheer Kain Label crop top, with a yellow 3.1 Phillip Lim skirt, we’ve seen her wear before, her favourite Alexander McQueen bow clutch, and Balmain Crystal embellished studded sandals.

I’m seeing a lot of those cropped tops in stores at the moment.

I love Kat Dennings, I think she’s an awesome actress, but I can’t get over her make-up here.

I love this vibrant green colour of Kristin Cavallari strapless dress, the draping is also impressive, but those shoes……

Stephanie Pratt is definitely ready for summer in her white and aqua Bebe tiered ruffle dip dye dress, which she wears with white peep-toe Louboutin’s.

Lo Bosworth’s look is all black with tan accessories to warm up her look.

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