25.08.10 Sidewalk Style

Sidewalk Style – Beyonce Knowles In Dries Van Noten

Jay Z and Beyonce Knowles have moved on from Portoferraio in Italy to St. Tropez in France.

The power couple were joined by family and friends as they left their yacht headed to Club 55.

We all know mixing prints is on trend, but Beyonce has taken it to the next level to create her latest vacation look.

I see leopard print, ikat print and African print.

I’m wincing at the way Beyonce has tied a knot in her £795/$1,225 Dries Van Noten embellished ikat shirt like it’s an inexpensive shirt.

Isn’t she worried some of the embellishments are going to fall off?

This is quite an interesting look, but I’m only loving it from the waist up.

I’m not crazy about those Boxing Kitten’s Kitt shorts and the same goes for the bag.

But I am loving the gangster rapper-esqe ghetto gold.

This Dries Van Noten shirt is available exclusively at Browns Fashion.

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“Eat Pray Love” Japan Press Conference” – Julia Roberts In Dries Van Noten

It’s about time.

I pleased to present you with Julia Roberts wearing something other than black.

I’m also happy that someone other than Maggie Gyllenhaal has realised how amazing the Dries Van Noten Fall 2010 collection is.

Julia was in Tokyo last night for the “Eat Love Pray” photocall wearing a multi-coloured floral print silk long sleeved Dries Van Noten Fall 2010 dress with a matching belt.

What also surprised me about this look is that Julia’s wearing green Celine Pre-Fall 2010 ankle strap heels.

It would have been so easy for Julia to opt for black pumps with this look so I’m grateful she took a risk for this event.

This is a truly momentous week.

First Angelina two for two not black, now Julia is shunning black in favour of colour.

Don’t you just love her Jamie Wolf earrings?

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21.04.10

8th Annual Can-Do Awards Dinner – Rachel Ray In Stella McCartney

US TV host Rachel Ray looked beautiful as she arrived at the 8th Annual Can-Do Awards Dinner held at Abigail Kirsch’s Pier Sixty at Chelsea Pier in New York last night.

The presenter wore a Stella McCartney pleated rose print dress from the Spring 2010 collection which I really love.

I usually prefer Rachel in more fitted silhouette’s, but I think this type of dress is perfect of a spring time event.

At first I couldn’t figure out what I didn’t like about this look, then I realised it wasn’t the dress – it was Rachel’s hair and necklace.

They both make her neck disappear.

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8th Annual Can-Do Awards Dinner – Mariska Hargitay In Dries Van Noten

Mariska Hargitay looked stunning at the 8th Annual Can-Do Awards Dinner held at Abigail Kirsch’s Pier Sixty at Chelsea Pier in New York last night.

I will be forever grateful to her, as she has shown the world how Dries Van Noten should be worn following Jessica Simpson’s disappointing showing.

The “Law & Order” actress looks sensational.

She’s elegance personified in this Dries Van Noten Spring 2010 tribal print dress.

I was worried celebs would be too afraid of this collection, but I’m glad Mariksa, Julianne Moore and Mary-Kate Olsen have embraced this collection on the red carpet.

Mariska’s look is paired with stunning strappy black sandals with a gold accent which complements her gold clutch.

I think she deserves a place on the BDOTW poll.

Do you?

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Runway To JFK – Jessica Simpson In Dries Van Noten

Yesterday Jessica Simpson was spotted leaving JFK airport as she attempted to trick photographers by leaving through a secret exit.

I gotta say I was really surprised to see her wearing a Dries Van Noten chain print top which we saw presented as a dress in the Spring 2010 collection.

Hopefully I don’t sound too snobby when I say that I’m surprised she was aware of the brand, but then one doesn’t need to be aware of a brand to purchase a piece from it.

I really love this print and simply adored this collection, but I hate how Jessica has styled it.

She’s worn the Dries Van Noten shirt over a grey tank dress, which she paired with black gladiators and a Dior quilted bag.

Travesty.

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Otarian Restaurant Grand Opening – Mary-Kate Olsen In Dries Van Noten

Mary Kate Olsen was spotted at the grand opening celebration of “Otarian: The Planet Most Sustainable Restaurant”.

The actress/fashion designer arrived at the Bleecker Street eatery in New York City sporting a very casual look jeans and a black shirt.

I may not have looked at her twice has she not worn this green Dries Van Noten Spring 2010 floral print jacket.

The jacket is gorgeous.

I’m not usually a fan of Mary-Kate’s shabby chic, but I don’t hate this look.

For once she doesn’t look like she was dragged out of bed.

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Runway To 2010 Oscars – Maggie Gyllenhaal In Dries von Noten

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I totally expected Maggie Gyllenhaal to give us something interesting on the red carpet at the 2010 Oscars, and she didn’t disappoint.

The nominated actress wore a Dries van Noten strapless dress which was made from the same print we saw in the recent Fall 2010 presentation.

The draped evening dress with ruffle in the back was hand painted in bright blue brush strokes which fading out to white at the hem.

I love the dress, the pink lips and her swept back into an elegant chignon.

Her look was paired with Fred Leighton jewels.

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24.11.09

Social Events Of The Week

“A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Cure Parkinson’s” Benefit, New York

Whilst trying to keep up with Fashion Week, LeeAnn sent me a note to tell me to make sure I looked at the Dries van Noten Spring 2010 collection.

I’m glad she did because I instantly fell in love with the ethnic prints and the one-sleeved blazers.

I often wondered who would be the first to wear this collection, and that honour went to Julianne Moore.

She looked fabulous in this hard to pull off ensemble.

Her ethnic print wrap dress was paired with a black blazer trimmed with a white strip to complete this unusually chic look.

Granted it won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but I love it.

Wow.

Katharine McPhee blows me away wearing a Marchesa Fall 2009 one shoulder sculpted dress.

I’m even loving the hair with this look.

Either I’m coming down with something or Katharine just hit her first home run.

BDOTW contender.

Alexa Chung opted for a cheap yet chic Topshop studded one-shoulder dress paired with booties.

She arrived wearing a questionable leopard print coat.

‘Late Show With David Letterman’, New York

My first reaction was that I didn’t like Ashley Greene in this Bottega Veneta Resort 2010 striped suit, but after so many great red carpet dresses this look feels refreshing.

It also shows that both Ashley and her stylist are thinking outside the box, and not playing it safe.

My main problem is actually the striped shirt, because the suit is not so bad.

I think I would’ve loved this look if the shirt was a solid colour, or if Ashley had worn the same suit Penelope Cruz wore back in July.

London Evening Standard Theatre Awards, London

Anna Friel loves Antonio Berardi as she has worn his pieces many times before.

Not so many times that she needs an intervention like Leona Lewis does from Vivienne Westwood, but enough to know she appreciates his stunning designs.

The textured dress had an asymmetrical chiffon detail that moved beautifully on the runway.

Black pumps complete the look.

Christmas Illuminations Launch On The Champs-Elysees, Paris

Just last week I was complaining that we haven’t seen enough of Balenciaga’s Fall 2009 collection on the red carpet, and here we have Charlotte Gainsbourg upping the count to make 3 following Carine Roitfeld and Salma Hayek.

The actress arrived at this event wearing one of the printed plunging blouses paired with the lace bandeau, leather pants and peep-toe heels.

Aching cool as always.

“Brothers” New York Screening

For some reason I just can’t fall in love with Natalie Portman wearing this cute Jason Wu Spring 2010 strapless mini dress.

The dress has all the ingredients to make Natalie shine: the ruffles, the colour, the length and the contrasting waist belt, but it gets no love from me and I can’t figure out why.

The actress paired her dress with Aldo purple heels.

Emma Roberts opted for a Miu Miu Resort 2010 summery dress brought down with thick tights.

Navyboot Store Opening, Germany

Monica Cruz hasn’t yet met a Herve Leger bandaged dress she didn’t like.

This is 3 in a row.

Before Cheryl Cole, Cat Deeley was the nations sweetheart.

The TV presenter arrived at this event wearing Givenchy Holly strappy leather heels with a Preen Matt Lightening dress.

If you are thinking the dress looks a bit awkward, that’s because the thick strap on Cat’s right shoulder – as we are looking at it – should be on her left shoulder.

Regardless she still looks fabulous.

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29.07.09

Social Events Of The Week

“Adam” New York Screening

Rose Byrne looked stunning wearing a baltic blue lace Christian Cota turtleneck dress with structured shoulders.

The actress teamed her look with a slicked-back ponytail, Bottega Veneta jewelry, Brian Atwood patent quilted Maniacs pumps and a silver Max Azria clutch.

Rose never disappoints.

Claire Danes looked stunning supporting her fiancée Hugh Dancy at the premiere of his new movie last night.

As always she kept her look simple wearing a white Zac Posen strapless gown with an eye-catching leaf waist belt.

Entertainment Weekly And Syfy Celebrate Comic-Con, San Diego

Hayden Panettiere looked fabulous wearing a violet Zuhair Murad Spring 2009 strapless cocktail dress with ruched detailing, as she was spotted leaving the “Entertainment Weekly and Syfy Invade Comic-Con” party.

Sporting that glow which everyone is radiating at Comic Con, Hayden paired her dress with a rose clutch and black Christian Louboutin heels.

Despite this being a simple strapless L’Wren Scott dress Jennifer Love Hewitt fails to pull it off for me.

The dress should have been shortened as it stops at a very awkward length.

The actress arrived with her boyfriend Jamie Kennedy who appears to be auditioning for a part in Zoolander 2 with that pout.

The Comedy Central Roast Of Joan Rivers, California

I never thought I would ever feature Joan Rivers in my blog, but comedienne walked the red carpet wearing a gold Dries van Noten Spring 2009 cropped jacket to spruce up her LBD.

Work it girl.

Melissa Rivers opted for a coral Herve Leger dress.

Give credit were credit is due, she does look amazing in the dress, but I’m lusting after her nude platform Louboutin’s.

Disney Stars Join Rich Ross At “A Summer Soiree – The Magic of Mentoring”, Beverly Hills

Ashley Tisdale wore a simple white dress with a tulip skirt with the same studded Miu Miu Rivet sandals we saw on Sarah Jessica Parker recently.

Is Selena Gomez a teen or a middle aged woman? Because from this look it’s hard to tell.

These Disney girls are becoming so boring.

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