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.

Amal Alamuddin

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29.09.14

Beyonce Knowles In Dolce & Gabbana – 2014 Global Citizen Festival

Beyonce Knowles In Dolce & Gabbana - 2014 Global Citizen Festival

Beyonce Knowles performed onstage with Jay-Z at the 2014 Global Citizen Festival held at Central Park on Saturday (September 27) in New York City.

Wearing trousers for a refreshing change over her preferred hot pants for her performance, the singer wore a Dolce & Gabbana look featuring a while lace blouse and high-waist black trousers accented with button detailing.

While I don’t want to put Bey off wearing trousers, I don’t find this pair to be particularly flattering; they remind me of a similar Dolce & Gabbana look she wore while performing at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards while pregnant.

Yay or nay on the trousers?

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25.09.14

Paloma Faith In Dolce & Gabbana – Late Show With David Letterman

Paloma Faith In Dolce & Gabbana - Late Show With David Letterman

Paloma Faith made a guest appearance on the ‘Late Show With David Letterman’ which was taped at the Ed Sullivan Theater on Wednesday (September 24) in New York City.

As you know, I have a very soft spot for Paloma, but even I can’t support this.

The singer, who has never been afraid of colour and print, perhaps took this a little overboard with her Dolce & Gabbana look on this occasion.

The orange floral garland isn’t the issue here because it complements the orange print on her frock, plus Paloma isn’t Paloma without some form of expressive headwear.

It’s the boots that took this look just way too far.

What could’ve been cute and quirky went into print overload.

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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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09.09.14

Keira Knightley In Dolce & Gabbana – ‘The Imitation Game’ Toronto Film Festival Press Conference

Keira Knightley In Dolce & Gabbana - 'The Imitation Game'  Toronto Film Festival Press Conference
Keira Knightley returned to the scene at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival for ‘The Imitation Game’ press conference, hosted on Tuesday (September 9) at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto, Canada.

I certainly did a double-take when I saw her dressed in this Dolce & Gabbana ivory lace frock with exploded black lace dots creating a graphic statement.

I was firmly opposed to the quirky dress at first glimpse. Now, some part of me has come to accept all those circles—and to even appreciate this bolder look from Keira. If nothing else, it’s attention-grabbing.

One thing I cannot accept are those black pumps, as they are such a drab, dark spot on this look.

Spot-on, or not?

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