29.09.14

Amal Alamuddin In Dolce & Gabbana, Alexander McQueen & Giambattista Valli Couture – Wedding Weekend

Amal Alamuddin In Dolce & Gabbana, Alexander McQueen & Giambattista Valli Couture - Wedding Weekend

George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin’s wedding took place this weekend in Venice, Italy (where the couple met), with many celebrity guests in attendance plus American Vogue’s editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour, who has missed part of Paris Fashion Week to attend the nuptials.

While we wait for the exclusive images of the wedding in Vogue, here are the pictures of Amal showcasing her chic style upon her arrival, at the rehearsal dinner and at the post-wedding brunch.

Arrival: Her first look on Friday (September 26) was a Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2013 black and white striped ankle-length dress. I love that she wore an Italian brand for her arrival, and the classic colour combo which doesn’t scream for attention despite the fact that all eyes are on her. Bow-front Dolce & Gabbana slingbacks were the perfect complement to her ladylike ensemble along with her gold Dolce & Gabbana earrings. You may remember that Olivia Wilde wore this same dress back in March 2013.

Rehearsal Dinner: For the rehearsal dinner later that same evening she opted for something a lot more dramatic, wearing an Alexander McQueen Resort 2011 red gown with a black brush-stroke print and rise-and-fall hemline. If all eyes weren’t already on her, they certainly would’ve been on this occasion. Styling the look with a fiery red lip, I wish she’d been as bold with the shoe selection. If you’re having a slight case of déjà vu, that’s because Michelle Obama wore the same dress with a full skirt to a state dinner back in 2011.

Post-Wedding Brunch: By the time we next saw Amal on Sunday afternoon (September 28), she was Mrs Clooney. She stepped out for brunch wearing a Giambattista Valli Spring 2014 Couture look which once again had a rise-and-fall hemline, showing off what I’m now discovering is her best asset – her legs. The beautiful ivory lace macramé dress with colourful red embroidery was styled with the same metallic-gold pumps we saw on the runway.

Are you developing a style crush?

My favourite look here is the Dolce & Gabbana. While I love the Giambattista Valli Couture frock, a part of me thinks it may have perhaps been too short for a brunch.

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Vicki Zhao 赵薇 In Alberta Ferretti & Alexander McQueen – ‘Dearest’ Press Conference & Premiere

Vicki Zhao In Alberta Ferretti & Alexander McQueen - 'Dearest' Press Conference & Premiere

Vicki Zhao attended the press conference and premiere of her latest project, ‘Dearest’, in China on Tuesday (September 23).

Press Conference: The actress wore a beautiful Alberta Ferretti Resort 2015 lavender frock enriched with a colourful sequin pattern, which she styled with Tasaki jewelry and a pair of gorgeous ruby Louboutin pumps. I’m glad she didn’t let us down in the footwear department; this vibrant look deserved a vivid shoe.

Premiere: Perhaps using up her colour quota at the press conference, her premiere look was void of colour. Keeping it simple and chic, the actress wore a black Alexander McQueen mini dress styled with gold Louboutin pumps and a selection of Pomellato jewels. The accessories, including the metal belt, prevent this from being a snooze.

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16.09.14

Kerry Washington In Alexander McQueen – 2014 Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Program

Kerry Washington In Alexander McQueen - 2014 Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Program

Kerry Washington hosted the 2014 Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Program held at The Glasshouses on Monday (September 15) in New York City.

Working a sexier look than we are used to from the ‘Scandal’ star, she wore a green leather Alexander McQueen Resort 2015 strapless bustier dress.

With her purple purse the focus of this look, she complemented the arm candy with matching Casadei pumps.

While I love the complementary eye makeup and the crinkle effect of the leather, I feel like this dress is perhaps missing a belt.

Should Kerry have belted this look?

FYI: Kerry designed the purse for the Allstate Foundation. The foundation was set up to help combat domestic violence and financial abuse. Read more about it here.

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You can buy Kerry’s Casadei Blade Pumps from farfetch.com US.

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12.09.14 Menswear, Premiere

Menswear Red Carpet Roundup

Menswear Red Carpet Roundup

Here is a quick look at the dapper gents attending New York and Toronto Film Festival premieres this week.

Douglas Booth: The handsome continues to prove why we often hand him a best dressed title each time he steps out on the red carpet. With navy being the colour of the moment in menswear, the actor sets his own pace opting for a green Dolce & Gabbana three-piece suit styled with an Armani timepiece to the ‘Riot Club’ Toronto Film Festival premiere.

Rob Pattinson: The British actor was also staying true to his favourite brand: Gucci. I do love it when guys do something a bit different. Here Rob styles his navy notch-lapel two-button Marseille suit with a navy evening shirt and brown leather lace-ups while attending the Toronto International Film Festival premiere of ‘Maps Of The Stars’ on Tuesday (September 9). The colours couldn’t be more perfect as we slowly move towards autumn and the suit, as always, was a perfect fit. The usual dishevelment gave way to sleeker grooming, so this gets a thumbs up all round from me.

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Brit Marling In Proenza Schouler & Alexander McQueen – ‘The Keeping Room’ Toronto Film Festival Premiere

Brit Marling In Proenza Schouler & Alexander McQueen - 'The Keeping Room' Toronto  Film Festival Premiere

Brit Marling attended the premiere of ‘The Keeping Room’ at The Elgin on Monday (September 8) during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada.

Looking to the archives for sartorial inspiration, the actress cut a dramatic profile in an Alexander McQueen Spring 2007 ivory high-waist skirt, emblazoned with a striking black swallow print.

Simplifying the styling of the bird-and-branch piece from its theatrical and historical runway incarnation, she modernized this statement McQueen design with a Proenza Schouler on-trend black crop top.

Brian Atwood heels and a Lee Savage mini clutch accessorized the ensemble, yet it was her beauty approach that really provided the heightened sense of glamour with her glossy blonde locks and intense oxblood-red lip.

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