Red Carpet Fashion Awards

Whilst striking her signature pose Blake Lively look stunning wearing a Victoria Beckham black peplum mini dress.

She paired her dress with Christian Louboutin Calypso heels which have a navy sparkling toe cap.

We haven’t seen a lot of Victoria Beckham herself, but her dresses have to be the most popular dresses both on and off the red carpet at the moment.

Leighton Meester even wore 2 of VB’s dresses in one episode of ‘Gossip Girl’.

Denise Rich must be happy that all is now well at the house of Lacroix.

The songwriter is a huge fan of Christian Lacroix work, so for this occasion she donned a multi-colour printed Spring 2009 dress.

This is surprisingly the first look we have seen on the red carpet from that S09 collection, which is a shame because it was one of my favourites from Lacroix.

Jennifer Hudson left daddy holding the baby again as she had another night on the red carpet.

This time she wore a very simple sleeveless black dress paired with black heels and a black patent belt.

Natalie Cole and Iman are impossible.

How do they manage to look so young?

Natalie looks as young as Blake Lively here wearing a Haute Hippie fringed sequin dress.

As much as I like Paula Patton’s navy Lanvin dress, she should have worn it without that OTT necklace.

Lanvin speaks for itself it doesn’t need trinkets.

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I never thought I would ever see a Christian Lacroix Couture finale wedding dress off the runway, but Dita von Teese looked angelic in Paris as she posed in the gown on a shoot for Harper’s Bazaar Russia this weekend.

The ivory Fall 2009 Couture gown is embroidered with a gold leaf design, and accented with colourful roses.

Dita even wore the lace sleeved gown with the runway necklace.

I love that we get to see this look off the runway, but it would’ve been even better if they’d changed Dita’s hair and make-up for this particular shot to make the character she is trying to portray more believable.

That runway headscarf would’ve made a world of difference.

Dita’s hair and make-up on the other hand is perfect for this particular shot.

The star leans against a bicycle on a Parisian street, with her Valentino Fall 2009 Couture black coat unbuttoned revealing her stockings and suspenders and a lacy Wonderbra.

Her look is of course paired with Louboutin heels.

Very Dita.

I love the peacock style ruffled fan on this coat.

It will be interesting to see the finished editorial.

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“The Joneses” Cast Private Soiree – 2009 Toronto International Film Festival

Demi Moore is one of the classy women in Hollywood.

After a red carpet full of black looks at the Teen Vogue Hollywood Party, Mrs Kutcher shows those youngster the key to looking young is wearing cute canary yellow dresses, like her J. Mendel Resort 2010 dress.

The super cute dress has ruffle details through-out, paired with Brian Atwood pumps and a Bulgari clutch.

“Half The Sky” Book Party, New York

For this event Demi wore a black and gold Christian Dior Fall 2009 floral jacquard dress.

I didn’t pay much attention to the jacket version on the runway, but Demi gives it the wow factor in her sheath dress paired again with her favourite Brian Atwood pumps.

The Clinton Global Initiative Fifth Annual Meeting

Demi Moore wore a one shoulder grey suede cocktail dress from Christian Lacroix Spring 2009 collection for this event.

The dress had an interesting detail on the bodice and a ruffled detail on the shoulder.

It look like she again wore her Brian Atwood pumps.

Out & About, New York

Demi Moore was seen leaving a downtown hotel in New York wearing a very smart pinstriped navy suit, paired with navy pumps whilst carrying a Christian Dior Granville tote.

Proving that she can do smart, cute, sexy and sophisticated.

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I know some of you don’t like get Tilda Swinton, but I love her. What I don’t love however, is this look.

The only reason this Christian Lacroix Spring 2009 Couture gown worked on the runway, was because of the accessories, so not for the first time this year, I will have so say that I really don’t like this look on Tilda.

The gown itself is gorgeous with the colours and the embellished sleeves, but Tilda fails to make this work.


Diane Kruger, on the other hand, impresses in her Valentino Spring 2009 gown. In fact she looks absolutely outstanding.

The mustard gown has been lengthen – for the better – from the runway, but has retained the draping on the skirt, and the embellishments on the sheer bodice.

She completed the look with a small gold clutch, her hair styled in a loose up ‘do, and flawless make-up.

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Regular readers will understand how frustrated I always get when Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes hit the red carpet. That is because they never have a second apart, so she is never photographed alone.

The couple attended the Brazilian premiere of Valkyrie yesterday.

He was in a navy striped suit, she was wearing a long green Christian Lacroix Haute Couture Fall 2007 tunic, with shimmering silver pearling, a vivid red bustier, and electric blue velvet sash tied to the waist.

I love the dress. It was a great choice, but Katie barely brings it to life.

The dress is so vivacious, charismatic and full of life, but on Katie…it’s just OK. And just OK on a couture gown, which probably took 400 hours or more to create, just won’t do.

Even the sash is limp. Couldn’t she have found someone to tie it into a pretty bow for her?

I also think it’s cut too low for her, as it exposes how thin she has become.

The red lips, and the hair I love from the front, but not crazy about the bun at the back.

This dress is being called a vintage dress. I love vintage clothes from the 50s, 60s an 70s, but to me this is 4 seasons old.

I’m not a vintage aficionado, so if any of you can let me know how old a garment has to be to be classed as vintage, I would very much appreciate it, as I was under the impression it was 10/20 years.

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Yesterday my second show was the Christian Lacroix Spring 2009 Haute Couture show.

The collection, as expected, was very colourful and beautiful, mixing ultra feminine and romantic looks, with a touch chic of masculine tailoring.

The colours were vibrant, tropical for some pieces, and there were also prints, stripes and heavy embellishments.

The show opened with military inspired looks, then a series of tailored suits, followed by dresses with boleros, puffy skirts, flamenco-style dresses, and then the gowns. Each one more spectacular than the next.

My favourites were the pink ombre one above, which would look great on someone like Penelope Cruz, who has been lacking for me lately. The gold dress is of course reserved. in my eye. for Cate Blanchett. Only she could wear that sculptured dress so elegantly.


The hair was pulled up top, with a single braid. The accessories were big.

Big jeweled earrings, big plastic bangles, and earrings worn as bangles. These are fine details, but they made a big impact.

French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld was in the front row looking gorgeous wearing a tan trench coat, which almost looked like a chic dress.


I had a 1000 watt blub pointing in my direction, but I was able to get a few great pictures from the show.

I need a faster reaction camera.

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