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Who Wore Balmain Better? Rihanna or Alex Curran

We saw many look from looks from Rihanna during Paris Fashion Week back in October.

On her way to Balmain’s Spring 2010 presentation she was spotted wearing a Balmain ensemble which included a blazer, lace bustier and satin harem pants.

This ensemble looks like it was made for Rihanna, given that she channels “edgy chic” so well.

I like the way that Rihanna has worn her trousers higher and gone without a belt, which the harem pants don’t need.

WAG Alex Curran wore the same look earlier this month to the “Cricket’s Christmas Party” in Liverpool.

How does she always manage to turn everything she wears from Chic to Cheap?

The black lace just looks tacky on her.

The fake tan doesn’t do her any favours either.

Alex was quoted in the January 2010 edition of UK Vogue saying Balmain’s prices are “absolutely ridiculous”.

Funny then that this was the second Balmain look she’d worn in that same week.

For me this is a clear Rihanna victory.

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The Liverpool Style Awards 2009

In the US you know a trend has died when Heidi Montag starts wearing it, in the UK we have WAGS.

Alex Curran is a WAG to Liverpool and England footballer Steven Gerrard.

She would rank #2 in the world of WAGs after Colleen Rooney.

Here she has opted for a head-to-toe Balmain Fall 2009 look including a blue blouse accented with a crystal bow,  a leather quilted skirt, and buckle boots from the same collection.

From my break down on Shop Her Closet her look comes to a total of £8,205.

I hate to admit it, but I don’t hate her look

New WAG on the block is Amanda Harrington, girlfriend of Manchester City’s Joey Barton.

She arrived wearing frightful hair and make-up with her Temperley London Alexandria embellished silk tunic.

The bordeaux silk tunic has a beautiful gold and black detail on the yoke and fly away short sleeves.

Her tunic was paired with “Pretty Woman” style thigh-high boots.

Tragic.

Former actress Sheree Murphy is the wife of Harry Kewell who plays for Galatasaray and Australia.

She wore a Luella corseted jacquard mini dress which has to be my favourite look of all these girls.

She’s the only one who doesn’t appear to be trying too hard, and her metallic jacquard mini dress is adorable.

The WAG paired her dress with YSL Trib Two’s.

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30.11.09

Social Events Of The Weekend

EA British Academy Children’s Awards 2009, London

Bonnie Wright is no stranger to wearing Prada, but I’m still surprised she picked such an interesting piece from the Resort 2010 collection.

I adore this look from the printed skirt, to the pink blazer and it even gets better when she takes her blazer off. The thing that brings down the look a tad is the black clutch.

This look has certainly brightened up my cold and rainy afternoon here in London.

Bonnie reminds me of Julianne Moore, both in hair colour and their love of experimenting with fashion.

Michelle Ryan is following Whitney Houston and Madonna who have both worn this Dolce & Gabbana animal print dress.

Both diva’s rocked this look.  Michelle should’ve have but her tights and peep-toes take this look from sexy to mumsy.

Monte Carlo Comedy Film Festival, Monaco

Daria Werbowy is the second celebrity to wear a look from Balmain’s Spring 2010 collection.

Sienna Miller was the first, and her dress was similar with the distressed material but Daria’s is slightly longer and has sexier cut-outs.

I hope she’s looking at those booties and saying, “I wish I hadn’t worn these”.

Alessandra Mastronardi looks so chic wearing this forest green ombre Valentino Fall 2009 sleeveless dress.

This dress may appear to be for someone much older than Alessandra, but the fresh-face beauty pulls this look off magnificently.

Clotilde Coureau wears the same lilac polka dotted Christian Dior Resort 2010 dress we saw Dita von Teese wearing during Paris Fashion Week.

I’m not liking the shoe choice, but I do like her studded clutch.

Dita Striptease Book Signing, London

Whilst Coltilde is following Dita von Teese, Dita is following Penelope Cruz who wore this Alexander McQueen houndstood pencil dress recently.

This style of dress was made for Dita.

I’m loving the brooch detail and the t-bar Louboutin’s.

Make A Wish Winter Ball, London

I’m loving Nicola Roberts teal Issa silk jersey gown.

Her confidence befits this stunning gown which she accessorizes with an Alexander McQueen skull clasp clutch.

I’ve never taken to Sarah Harding.

Her look always feels so dated and forced compared to Cheryl and Nicola.

MuchOnDemand, Toronto

*Throws hands up in the air and gives up*

Leona Lewis AGAIN wore a black corset belt whilst on a TV show in Toronto this weekend.

Let’s hope it gets confiscated at immigration.

Dizzy Feet Foundation’s Inaugural Celebration of Dance, LA

Katie Holmes’ look is more casual than we are used to seeing from her on the red carpet, but I’m still liking the look.

A simple LBD is paired with a leather jacket an Givenchy heels.

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16.11.09

MOCA 30th Anniversary Gala

This event has got to be one of the Best Dressed events I’ve ever seen, as everyone made a magnificent effort.

I’ve never been one to go gaga over Chloe Sevigny, but I absolutely LOVE her in this Miu Miu Spring 2010 dress.

It’s something only the likes of Chloe and Zooey Deschanel could pull off without looking like a grown woman dressing childishly.

Her bejewelled turtle neck dress is so playful and dainty, plus I love her neutral accessories which complement her dress well.

*Sighs*

Kate Beckinsale blew me away at this event.

I love the way her midnight green asymmetrical Andrew GN Spring 2010 gown appears to snake around her toned body.

The draping is magnificent, the embellished belt and shoulder detail adds texture and the look is pulled together with an elegant updo.

This is one of my favourite looks from Kate, who completed the look with a black Jenny Packham Baguette clutch.

Christina Ricci wasn’t brave enough to wear the runway version of this Prada Spring 2010 cloque baby doll dress, but she settled on a forest green modified version which she accented with a silver waist band.

Christina isn’t shy at taking risks, but baring her panties at this event wouldn’t have been quite appropriate.

Is it me or does Christina change her hair colour every time she hits the red carpet?

Jessica Alba’s also opted for a Prada Spring 2010 cloque halter dress.

Looking at the closet match to the runway, I would have preferred her to have worn the runway look as it’s far more interesting.

Red satin Prada heels and a red velvet Prada Velluto Sere clutch from the Fall 2009 collection complete this rather tame look.

It looks like what we saw on the Prada and Miu Miu Spring 2010 runway’s may not be exactly what we will see in the boutique’s.

Eva Mendes’ Miu Miu Spring 2010 black and beige dress, takes the jewel embroidered detail from the runway look to perfect her sexy sheath dress.

I adore her look, especially the hair accessory which adds a bit of pizazz to her classy updo.

The edgier runway version wouldn’t have quite worked for her.

Normally I can match a dress to a celebrity the moment I see it on the runway, which also helps me memorize runway looks.

This Marchesa Spring 2010 embroidered black tulle gown with draped sleeves looks like it was made for Shirley Manson, despite that fact that I would never have consider her for this stunning gown.

The singer gives the gown a romantic Gothic vibe I don’t believe Georgina Chapman was going for, but Shirley really works this look.

Daisy Fuentes saw the magic which Gustavo Cadile created for Catherine Zeta-Jones last week, and created it for herself wearing one of his luscious gowns.

I love the amethyst colour of her Spring 2009 halter chiffon gown, which is slightly modified from the runway as hers has jeweled straps.

This would’ve been the reason she pulled back her hair, so we could see that stunning detail.

Last week Lady GaGa and Carine Roitfeld opted for risque looks from Dolce & Gabbana’s Spring 2010 collection, but Gwen Stefani opted for something less revealing.

The singer walked the red carpet with her husband wearing a white bustier with a black lace trim, paired with tapered pants from the same collection.

Sexy strappy sandals completed her look.

I keep looking at Zoe Saldana’s strapless Marchesa Spring 2010 tulle column gown with sequin detail and keep thinking that something is missing.

I think a waist band, either contrasting or the same colour of the gown would have given her more of a defined waist.

The actress carried a black Jenny Packham Lipstick clutch to complete her look.

I’m so thankful Carine Roitfeld removed all those OTT silver embellishments from her Balmain Spring 2009 as they were overkill.

The dress is much more appealing without all that bling, and I’m a girl who love a bit of bling.

Christian Louboutin Supra Fifre 120 thigh-high boots complete this effortless look.

Unlike most of the others on this red carpet, Kate Bosworth doesn’t really rock my world.

Her animal print Proenza Schouler Spring 2010 dress is nice enough, but she could’ve blown us away with much more interesting pieces from this collection.

I will always love how Rose McGowan always gives us va-va-voom.

Jessica Rabbit eat your heart own.

Rose’s red Donna Karan Pre-Fall 2009 gown is so sensual and divine.

Of course she adds a red lip to her look.

My only criticism is that she would have looked a hell of a lot better with her hair pulled back.

Fashionista Liz Goldwyn always likes to wear the unexpected.

Her fruity watermelon Sonia Rykiel Spring 2010 jumpsuit was paired with a dazzling pair of heels from the same collection.

Miuccia Prada makes her self designed Prada Spring 2010 dress more wearable, by adding a shirt dress under her chandelier-styled crystal embroidered dress.

Carey Mulligan was also wearing Prada, like so many others.

The Oscar hopeful donned a heavily embroidered Prada Spring 2010 dress paired with shoes with a clear heel from the same collection.

She just keeps getting it right. I predict hope she blows us away this coming Awards season.

One person who never lets me down on the red carpet is Marisa Tomei.

I’m just loving this burst of colour.

The actress wore a 1950s Jean Desses Haute Couture bubble-gum pink cocktail dress from Decades Inc.

Boucheron jewels and a Leiber purse complete this outstanding look.

This is one I will come back to drool over again and again.

Rachel Zoe opted for a one-shouldered Pucci gown

Ciara might have been wearing those fierce Christian Louboutin studded pigalle’s but the rest of her look is really disappointing.

When so many stepped outside the box, or wowed us with drama and colour Ciara’s look is very blah and uninspired.

Mr & Mrs Snoozeville were there also.

She was wearing Armani Prive.

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13.11.09

NARS 15X15 Project To Celebrate 15 Years Of NARS

We were so blindly obsessed with predicting Lady GaGa and others would be the first to wear the Alexander McQueen Spring 2010 armadillo heels, that we didn’t consider the MOST like person to take them from the runway to reality – Daphne Guinness.

How could we have not even considered her?

The heiress donned the impossible-to-walk-in heels when she hosted this event with Marc Jacobs last night.

Her crazy heels were paired with an aqua marine bubble skirt dress from Alexander McQueen’s Spring 2010 collection.

I love that gold bejeweled neckline, but hate that silver metal belt she paired with it.   These kind of belts are very much her signature, and they are usually Alaia.

Apart from the belt, my only disappointment is that she didn’t go for one of the embellished armadillo heels.

This may seem strange but every time I look at Daphne, I think this is what Victoria Beckham will look like in about 20 years time.

Many of you have expressed how much you are O.V.E.R Balmain, or that you didn’t get the craze to begin with.

Doesn’t Selita Ebanks make you want to forgive and forget?

As always the Victoria’s Secret model does just to Balmain.

She looks outstanding in this dress, her skin is glowing and the colour is divine on her.

As much as I love this dress, I think her J.Mendel white gown from earlier in the week was a far superior look to be included in the BDOTW poll.

Cassie looks peeved.  Maybe she’s still waiting for her ridiculous hairstyle to grow out.

The singer wore a  long sleeved LBD with cut-outs on the side, paired with a black pair of Nicholas Kirkwood for Rodarte Fall 2009 thigh-high boots.

Amber Valletta was the most glamorous at this event, giving off an elegant vibe wearing a dark jade RM by Roland Mouret Lombarde gown paired with Nicholas Kirkwood python cut-out platform heels.

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Demi Moore For W December 2009

Only Demi Moore can upstage the gorgeous Anja Rubik.

Demi looks breath-taking on the cover of W Magazine’s December 2009 issue which was shot by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott.

I’ve run out of superlatives to describe how amazingly beautiful this woman is.

She strikes a sexy pose that would even get her husband Ashton all hot under the collar, wearing a Balmain Spring 2010 gold leather and metal mesh dress with exposed hips.

I wonder if she took this dress home to play Tarzan and Jane with Ashton.

Yes the cover has been photoshopped to within an inch of it’s life, but we all know she IS this beautiful.

The rest of her editorial below sees her wearing Givenchy, Armani Prive and Lanvin.

This issue goes on sale November 24.

Here are some extracts from her interview, but you can read the full interview on wmgazine.com.

On using Twitter to transform her public image: “People are much more interested in what I have to say directly, and that really changed the whole dynamic I have with fans…I can’t impress enough the difference in how people are perceiving me. They’re getting to see who I am.”

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