Runway To SKII 30th Anniversary Ceremony – Cate Blanchett In Alberta Ferretti & Chanel

Please be upstanding, the Queen is back.

Cate Blanchett is currently in Tokyo to promote her favorite brand of skincare, SKII.

We’ve been picking Armani Prive Spring 2010 wish lists for Cate, but on this occasion she joined Asian celebrities on stage wearing a jeweled red silk Alberta Ferretti Fall 2009 dress.

The colour really pops, and I’m grateful that she opted for the red instead of the black.

The high neckline elongates her even more.

I love the quiff, but I’m a tad disappointed that the split in her dress which revealed the tops of the tights.

This is why I hate tights, they ruin everything. j/k

Later in the evening a dinner party was held in Cate’s honour and it was here she floors me.

The actress was breath-taking wearing a Chanel dress from the Chanel Paris-Shanghai Métiers D’Arts Pre-Fall 2010 collection.

Her black organza gown is exquisite with the gold trims and floral embroidered details.

Gold heels, diamond earrings and simple make-up complete the look.

Between seeing Dita yesterday and Cate in these pictures, I’ve reached my perfection quota for the month.

BDOTW contender. I’m predicting a 3 clothes-horse race.

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Claudia Schiffer Front Row @ Chanel’s Spring 2010 Haute Couture Show

After recently announcing that she is expecting her third baby, supermodel Claudia Schiffer was seen front row at Chanel’s Spring 2010 Couture show yesterday wearing a Chanel Pre Fall 2010 yellow tunic.

This colour is great on Claudia and instead of clashing with her blonde hair, I think it compliments it really nicely.

I love the bellowing sleeves and the embroidered detail on the front.

My only complaint might be that she should have worn a more subtle bag as it seems to be fighting for attention with the rest of the look.

I actually really like that she styled this tunic with black tights and ankle boots as the yellow is the only focus this look needs.

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Alexa Chung Front Row @ Chanel’s Spring 2010 Couture Show

For those of you who don’t know, I’m a massive fan of British television presenter Alexa Chung. You can imagine the looks of disappointment I get from FC when I tell her this.

I love the way she channels preppy chic so well. So I should love this Chanel Spring 2010 cream suit on her. But I don’t.

I think I just hoped she might look a bit smarter at Haute Couture Fashion Week and instead she has worn her suit with grey, bobbly looking tights and Chanel Spring 2010 clogs.

She is the only star to have worn this look with the clogs as seen on the runway and whilst this doesn’t surprise me, I would have much preferred them with a bare leg. Although it’s very cold in Paris.

I’m not really sure what’s going on with the bag either. It looks like an old gym kit bag.

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Chanel Spring 2010 Couture

Chanel’s Spring 2010 Couture show was full of pretty pastels, beautiful bows and touches of silver.

The one thing that struck me about the collection was the lack of Karl Lagerfeld’s usual use of black and white.

Lagerfeld called this his “neon baroque” theme and although the traditional Chanel suit was seen in abundance, there were unusual twists like culotte style shorts and ruched skirts.

Silver was also seen throughout the collection and I love the contrast it brings to the candy colours.

Silver shoe boots along with metallic half gloves and lurex tights brought a touch of the space age to this otherwise soft and pretty collection.

I especially love how delicate tulle was ruched into soft swirls and paired with silver lamé to provide interesting harder edges.

Models wore matching bows in their hair with white streaks throughout their bangs and bouffant updos.

I love how the show ended with Abbey Lee Kershaw and Baptiste Giabiconi dressed as bride and groom and looking like they’d just stepped straight off the top of a wedding cake.

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Lee Na Young’s “Happy Change” Promo Tour

A few weeks ago we saw Lee Na Young promoting her new movie “Happy Change” wearing a silver Burberry Prorsum Spring 2010 coat/dress.

Since then she’s continue her promotion tour showing great style in Chanel and Prada.

Recently she attended a press conference for her movie wearing a black knit chiffon dress from the Chanel Spring 2010 collection.

This dress featured in the Chanel Spring 2010 ad campaign featuring Claudia Schiffer.

I like the dress, but without the volume in the skirt the nude underlay appears longer than the knit skirt which slightly bugs me.

At the Gwangjin press conference in Seoul, the actress opted for a Prada Resort 2010 ensemble.

I love the cute sweater which has a back-to-school feel about it.

The overall look has an interesting mish-mash of colours and textures with the wool sweater and the silk skirt.

My only problem with the look are the printed ballet flats.  A solid colour would’ve worked better for me.

At a VIP screening of the movie, Lee looked much smarter wearing a block coloured Prada Resort 2010 dress with nude heels.

The nude colour slightly washes her out, but the dress overall look is quite impressive.

You may remember we’ve seen Australian model Lara Bingle wearing this same dress last year.

At this press conference Lee opted for another Chanel dress from the Spring 2010 collection.

Funnily enough this dress also features in the Chanel Spring 2010 ad campaign.

I much preferred this dress.  She kept the skirt voluminous, but I’m slightly confused about the fur scarf.

It appears Lee prefers flats to heels, as she wore yellow flats with this look for a dash of colour.

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Runway To Golden Globes After Party – Isabel Lucas In Chanel

Australian actress Isabel Lucas arrived the Warner Bros. and InStyle Golden Globe After Party wearing an ivory Chanel Resort 2010 v-neck dress.

I do like her dress and the gold clutch she paired with it, but I don’t like the embroidered scarf tied around her neck.

I think the detail on her dress is enough to keep us interested.

What do you think?

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The Art of Elysium’s 3rd Annual Gala “Heaven”

This is an incredibly long post, so please click ‘read more…’ below to see the rest of the looks from this amazingly well dressed event.

I was starting to lose hope that I would ever see this amazing Marchesa Fall 2009 dress on the red carpet.

Olivia Wilde has fulfilled my wish by looking drop-dead gorgeous wearing the strapless nude suede dress.

I love those embroidered floral details, the complementary taupe clutch and her nude Brian Atwood ‘Maniac’ pumps.

I don’t know much about Amber Heard, but I’m really impressed with her on the red carpet and shocked that she always manages to wear such big name designers.

Last night she looked sensational wearing this red Christian Dior Spring 2010 belted gown with a chiffon bodice and a satin skirt.

Since Charlize Theron has been M.I.A. on the red carpet in a while, I guess John Galliano might have been looking for an interim muse.

It’s not often we see 3 great Dior Spring 2010 looks in the space of 2 days.

Miss Dior herself – Marion Cotillard wore Dior to the Critic’s Choice Awards on Friday, then Chloe Sevigny wore Dior to the NY Times Style Magazine’s Pre-Golden Globe Awards Party on Saturday.

It’s always a pleasure to see Camilla Belle on the red carpet.

The actress wore a grey Valentino Spring 2010 dress with a satin bow detail on the hip.

I love the way the cape and skirt fan out.  It would’ve been amazing to watch this dress in motion.

I’m not sure about those stunning heels with the dress, but the heels are divine on their own.

On Friday I was worried that after Apphia Michael wore Viktor & Rolf to the Wallpaper Design Awards, that we would only get to see these pieces from this Spring 2010 collection inside magazines.

Anna Paquin delights us by wearing a strapless pink tulle dress with exaggerated hips.

She also blows my theory that only one of each look was ever made for this collection, as hers is pink to the runway’s grey and blue.

An Alexander McQueen knuckle duster clutch, Boucheron diamond studs, a Tom Binns necklace and black gladiator heels complete her look. Read More…