17.10.14

Michelle Monaghan In Giambattista Valli – The Today Show

Michelle Monaghan In Giambattista Valli - The Today Show

Michelle Monaghan was spotted outside the NBC studios on Thursday (October 16) following her guest appearance on the ‘Today’ show to promote her new movie, ‘The Best of Me’.

The actress wore a Giambattista Valli look featuring a top from the Resort 2015 collection and a skirt from the Fall 2014 collection.

Her top will be familiar to you as Reese Witherspoon wore the dress version of this look in London just a few days ago.

This look is interesting because of its contrasting elements, effortless styling and girlish flair.

I would’ve been tempted to add a red lip, considering that red squiggle motif, but opting to go au naturel works just as well here.

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16.10.14 Sidewalk Style

Jaime King In Giambattista Valli – Out In New York City

Jaime King In Giambattista Valli - Out In New York City

‘Hart of Dixie’ actress Jaime King was spotted out with her husband, Kyle Newman, in New York City on Wednesday (October 15).

Jaime wore a Giambattista Valli Resort 2015 look with an autumnal floral print designed to flutter at the short sheer sleeves.

Styled with a black ‘Lady Dior’ bag and Dior black pumps, this look is effortlessly elegant with a strong feminine flair.

You may remember that I wore a look from the same collection with this same print during New York Fashion Week.

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16.10.14

Emma Stone In Giambattista Valli – Good Morning America

Emma Stone In Giambattista Valli - Good Morning America

Emma Stone made a guest appearance on ‘Good Morning America’ taped at the ABC Times Square Studios on Wednesday (October 15) in New York City to continue to promote her latest movie, ‘Birdman’.

The actress wore a lovely Giambattista Valli Resort 2015 jacquard dress which makes an understated, yet sweet and romantic impression with its trio of bows.

I’m not totally sold on the tan Valentino ‘Rockstud’ pumps with the dainty dress, but I tell myself they could’ve been worse.

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14.10.14 Photocall, Premiere

Reese Witherspoon In Giambattista Valli & Stella McCartney – ‘Wild’ London Film Festival Photocall & Premiere

Reese Witherspoon In Giambattista Valli & Stella McCartney - 'Wild' London Film Festival Photocall & Premiere

Reese Witherspoon was in England to promote her latest movie, ‘Wild’, during the 58th BFI London Film Festival on Monday (October 13).

Photocall: Her day started at the May Fair Hotel, where she attended a photocall for the movie wearing a Giambattista Valli Resort 2015 black dress. Even with alluring sheer inserts, this look is still very refined, especially when styled with simple black patent-leather pumps.

Premiere: Later that same evening Reese donned a Stella McCartney gown for the premiere. Stella gowns are usually graced with a compelling femininity. Sadly, though, I’m not a fan of the contrasting elements on the bodice on this occasion; with the two animal prints, lace, and the sheer panel, there is just too much going on. It just doesn’t work for me.

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Best Dressed Of The Week – Amal Alamuddin In Stella McCartney & Cate Blanchett In Giambattista Valli Couture

Best Dressed Of The Week - Amal Alamuddin In Stella McCartney & Cate Blanchett In Giambattista Valli Couture

From Amal Alamuddin’s wedding to George Clooney, her Stella McCartney suit was not only your favourite from the festivities, but also won best-dressed of the week, beating the usually unbeatable Cate Blanchett.

Swept away by Amal’s grace and effortless style, this look had us begging for more. With awards season just around the corner, we might just get our wish.

Despite an unusually, uncharacteristically poor week from Cate Blanchett, her one hit in Giambattista Valli Couture was enough for me to crown her BDOTW. Let’s pray this was an off week and she’s back on top form very soon.

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Cate Blanchett In Giambattista Valli Couture – IWC Gala Dinner

Cate Blanchett In Giambattista Valli Couture - IWC Gala Dinner

Cate Blanchett was back on the red carpet for the exclusive IWC Gala Dinner, ‘Timeless Portofino’, hosted by IWC CEO Georges Kern during the Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) on Saturday (September 27) in Zurich, Switzerland.

While I wasn’t a fan of the green Dior Couture coatdress, this Giambattista Valli Fall 2014 Couture look is everything and just a little bit more.

Some have said that Cate appears to be ‘phoning it in’ and not paying too much attention of late, I would say that this look is perfection personified.

Graceful and elegant with no need to deviate too far from the runway styling, I’m stunned at how a simple white shirt and garden-print mermaid skirt can leave me breathless.

The look was, of course, styled with an IWC timepiece.

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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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