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2010 BET Awards – Ciara In Balmain

The Tyra Banks “Fierce” Award
Ciara looked amazing at the 2010 BET Awards which was held on a hot summers day in LA.

Her Balmain brocade dress from the Fall 2010 collection was detailed with gold fringing plus leather and gold metal chains.

She opted to wear a different belt from the runway, which I prefer.

Ciara was also one of the best dressed at this event, but I’m getting hot just looking at her in this long sleeve heavily textured dress.

She totally event appropriate and looks fierce in this dress.

I really can’t fault her, she could’ve found something equally fierce from a Spring collection surely.

Giuseppe Zanotti for Balmain cuff lace up booties complete the look.

What do you think?

Hot or too hot?

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Friday Night with Jonathan Ross – Kylie Minogue In Balmain

Kylie Minogue is this weeks star guest on “Friday Night with Jonathan Ross” which will air later tonight on BBC1 at 10.35pm.

The star will talk about her battle with breast cancer and the support of family and fans.

She admitted that she fell for Spanish boyfriend Andres Velencoso immediately, despite the language barrier. She also talks about Lady Gaga, sacking her mother from her tour and the imminent arrival of Dannii’s baby.

After her interview she performed ‘All The Lovers’ and ‘Love at First Sight’ to a packed audience.

The Australian singer wore a Balmain Fall 2009 silver dress with a black bodice and train on the show.

Kylie has worn a lot of Balmain in the past.

Had it not been for the fact I would’ve assumed this was a knock-off, as it really lacks the wow factor off the runway.

I would go as far as to say it looks quite cheap and it dwarfs her tiny frame.

This has to be my least favourite look for Kylie.

She’s better than this.

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Sex And The City 2 Premiere After-Party – Kristin Davis In Vintage Pierre Balmain Couture

Kristin Davis changed out of her stunning pink vintage Jean Desses gown, into an equally stunning vintage Pierre Balmain Couture dress which was also from Decades.

The 60s Haute Couture sequined tortoise shell paillete was the perfect pick to party in.

I love the silhouette as we are used to seeing her in 50s A-line dresses.

Fred Leighton drop earrings, a Judith Leiber clutch, and custom Rene Caovilla strappy platforms completed this look.

She was easily the best dressed of the night in both her looks.

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20.05.10

Giorgio Armani Honors “Fair Game” Cocktail Party – Julia Restoin-Roitfeld In Emilio de la Morena & Carine Roitfeld In Balmain

Last night Giorgio Armani hosted a cocktail party on board his boat to honor the extraordinary work of the cast and crew of the upcoming Doug Liman-directed thriller “Fair Game.”

I was giddily excited to see Julia Restoin-Roitfeld wearing an Emilio de la Morena dress from the Fall 2010 collection.

I’m a huge fan the Spanish designer – like Leighton Meester – so always wish to see more of his work on the red carpet.

This dress is spectacular, from the mix of colours to the draped front to the leather skirt with the laser cut-outs.

Thankfully her shoes blend into the tarmac.

Carine Roitfeld also attended wearing her favourite French label – Balmain.

She opted for a modified dress from the Fall 2010 collection.

I say modified, but it wouldn’t surprise me if they custom-made this dress for Carine because not only is the dress longer, but it has an asymmetrical hem and the shoulders are smoothed out to make the dress more chic, more Carine.

Carine wore her Balmain dress with Azzedine Alaia lace up sandals which she has wears religious.

The first time I noticed them was during 2008 Cannes Film Festival.

You may remember the that lovely Zoe Saldana wore the runway version to “The Losers” LA premiere last month.

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2010 Cannes Film Festival: “Biutiful” Premiere – Kate Beckinsale In Balmain

Kate Beckinsale surprised me as she arrived on the red carpet for the Cannes Film Festival premiere of “Biutiful”.

The British actress opted for a Balmain Fall 2010 dress which is very much out of her comfort-zone.

She usually likes the glide down the red carpet like a fairy princess, but on this occasion a black sequin dress with a thigh-high split and a wide gold studded belt was preferred.

The dress is great, but had she pulled her hair back into a tight pony instead of the girlie up do, she would’ve got top marks for me.

Her incredibly heavy pumps also don’t sit too well with me.

I would’ve liked to have seen her come out of herself more with sexy-edginess of this dress.

This could’ve been a wow moment.

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02.05.10

2010 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner – Kristin Davis In Balmain Couture

Kristin Davis looked exquisite when she walked the red carpet at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in Washington DC last night.

The “Sex And The City” actress wore a 1969 Pierre Balmain Haute Couture evening gown from Decades Inc.

Kristin knows what flatter hers figure, and this white silk faille A-line evening gown is no exception.

I’m particularly taken by the beaded embroidered top half. It’s bedazzling without being garish.

She paired her look with a gold clutch, studded diamond earrings and platinum heels.

This is Balmain done beautifully.

She’s already in contention for BDOTW.

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“The Losers” LA Premiere – Zoe Saldana In Balmain

Zoe Saldana continues to spoil us by giving us another perfect 10 on the red carpet at “The Losers” LA premiere last night.

I think we’ll all have serious withdrawal symptoms if she ever disappears from the red carpet, because no one else is knocking it out the ball park, whilst hitting 3 pointers and scoring numerous touchdowns like she is.

In short she is the red carpet MPV – ‘Most Valuable Player’.

I love her.  She can do no wrong.

The actress looked stunning in her black suede Balmain suede dress from the Fall 2010 collection.

The dress has two buckle straps on the right hip, a sexy split and a jagged hemline.

As much as I love the dress, I’m floored by her accessories.

Firstly those Cesare Paciotti booties are to-die-for.

I wonder how many rent payments I would have to skip for those to be mine.

The runway gold studded belt is complemented with a gold Judith Leiber clutch and a stand-out Neil Lane gold ring.

The first serious contender this week to challenge Jennifer Lopez.

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