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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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22.09.14

2014 amfAR Milano 2014 Red Carpet Roundup

2014 amfAR Gala Red Carpet Roundup

Here is a roundup of the rest of the looks from the 2014 amfAR Gala held during Milan Fashion Week on Saturday (September 20).

Alessandra Ambrosio: Like Heidi Klum, Alessandra wore Versace, adding yet more va-va-voom to this red carpet. The sexy black beaded gown with a thigh-high slit was styled with an Elena Ghisellini clutch. You may remember that Freida Pinto wore this same gown back in 2012.

Coco Rocha: As always, everything comes to a grinding halt when Coco Rocha takes to the red carpet. Working a bold-shouldered Versace look, the model sashayed down the red carpet like the seasoned pro she is.

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Julianne Moore In Giambattista Valli Couture – ‘Maps To The Stars’ Toronto Film Festival Premiere

Julianne Moore In Giambattista Valli Couture - 'Maps To The Stars' Toronto Film Festival Premiere

Julianne Moore attended the red carpet premiere of the film ‘Maps to the Stars’ at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival on Tuesday (September 9) in Toronto, Canada.

For the event, the star chose to wear a dramatically draped Giambattista Valli gown from the Fall 2014 Couture collection.

I love this asymmetrical, draped approach to the very stiff, structural cape trend we’ve been seeing of late. It’s high-fashion and very striking.

Julianne’s sleek updo, carefully placed cocktail ring and diamond earrings and dramatic eye makeup are the icing on top of this delicious fashion cake.

It’s all very Old Hollywood, and it’s oh-so-glamorous.

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Best Dressed Of The Week – Lizzy Caplan In Donna Karan Atelier, Emma Stone In Valentino Couture, Allison Williams In Giambattista Valli Couture & Nikolaj Coster-Waldau In Salvatore Ferragamo

Best Dressed Of The Week - Lizzy Caplan In Donna Karan Atelier, Emma Stone In Valentino Couture

It was a week where glamour came back to the red carpet, with the Emmy Awards and the Venice Film Festival, and it’s from those two events that you couldn’t separate your favourites.

Lizzy Caplan swept you away in her Donna Karan Atelier black and white gown and Emma Stone was breathtaking making her return to the red carpet with a new ‘do in Valentino Couture.

I, on the other hand, had narrowed my favourites down to four. After much deliberation I picked Allison Williams in her enchanting Giambattista Valli Couture gown, which may have been too princessey for some, but this look swept me away.

There were many fine gents in suits this week. Mostly all black, so how do you pick them apart?

By the impeccable tailoring, slight detailing – such as contrasting buttons, a pocket square and straight bow tie – and of course devilishly good looks play their part, so up steps Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in Salvatore Ferragamo to collect his prize for the win.

Best Dressed Of The Week - Allison Williams In Giambattista Valli Couture & Nikolaj Coster-Waldau In Salvatore Ferragamo

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Michelle Monaghan In Giambattista Valli Couture – 2014 Emmy Awards

Michelle Monaghan In Giambattista Valli Couture – 2014 Emmy Awards

Michelle Monaghan, who made an impact this year as Maggie in ‘True Detective,’ was part of the all-white fashion trend at the 2014 Emmy Awards on Monday (August 25) at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

Michelle’s simple long-sleeved gown from Giambattista Valli Fall 2014 Couture allowed her to reveal a flash of leg thanks to a front-split skirt. Her loose wavy hair and gold Christian Louboutin ‘Just On’ sandals add a touch of Hollywood glamour. Other accessories include a metallic M2Malletier clutch and Irene Neuwirth jewelry.

The runway version of this look included a gold medallion belt and long matching cape. Do you favor Michelle’s pared-down version?

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Allison Williams In Giambattista Valli Couture – 2014 Emmy Awards

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Allison Williams added some major interest to the red carpet of the 2014 Emmy Awards tonight (August 25) at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles.

The ‘Girls’ star wore a dramatic Giambattista Valli Spring 2014 Couture gown that featured several points of interest.

I can’t say enough about how much I love this look. It is such a dramatic gown while remaining understated–no crazy colors or designs, but still so visually intriguing.

To accompany the gown, she wore Brian Atwood ‘Tribeca’ sandals and subtle Van Cleef & Arpels jewels.

A simple updo, and classic makeup complete the look.

And can I just give a shout-out to Allison’s impeccable posture? She looks regal!

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