Menu

Jessica Biel In Giambattista Valli Couture – 2013 Met Gala

JessicaBiel

Like several other stars, Jessica Biel stuck to black for the 2013 Met Gala in New York City.

But, far from basic black was her strapless Giambattista Valli Spring 2013 Couture ensemble, worn with a wrist clutch and black slingback shoes from the design house.

The cinched-in, strapless bodice showed off Jessica’s small waist and stunning shoulders.

Then, came the drama with the mullet silhouette, which was shrouded in a flurry of tulle and a long train. Spiderweb-like leggings, as seen on the runway, increased the grunge-gorgeous meter here.

Maybe not wanting to competing with her couture gown, Jessica went for minimal, nude makeup and a sleek ponytail. No earrings and no necklace were part of this look, but a Fred Leighton cuff did make the cut.

Did you like Jessica’s plain and simple version of punk?

Credit: Style.com and Getty

30.04.13

Queen Beatrix Of The Netherlands Abdication State Dinner

Queen Beatrix Of The Netherlands Abdication State Dinner

Many more royals took to the red carpet at Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum for the dinner thrown by Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands to celebrate her abdication and her son’s investiture yesterday evening.

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark: As always, my heart did flutter when I saw Mary on the red carpet.
Looking nothing short of spectacular and every inch a modern princess, she wore a Birgit Hallstein gown, a designer she has worn a few times before. Her off-the-shoulder blush gown with an embellished bodice was accented with a satin waistband, with a Bottega Veneta clutch, Prada pumps and her wedding tiara completing her look.

Princess Mette-Marit of Norway: While this gorgeous floral confection didn’t take to the runway, the pretty print is distinctive of the Giambattista Valli Spring 2013 collection. I really love the simplicity of this look, as much as the more showy gowns at this event. Even her tiara was slightly modest compared to the others.

Read More…

Katy Perry In Giambattista Valli Couture – 2013 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner

Katy Perry In Giambattista Valli Couture - 2013 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner

Katy Perry was on her best fashion behavior at last night’s White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in Washington, D.C.

She wore a conservative (for her!) Giambattista Valli Fall 2012 Couture silk draped gown.

Recently embarking on a blue-infused ‘The Smurfs 2’ promo circuit, the chameleon-like songstress changed her colours with this moss-green dress, which was a gorgeous hue with her jet-black locks.

I barely recognized the stripped-down version of this design from its runway predecessor, so covered it was in an embarrassment of flora and fauna.

She did keep one element of Katy-like quirk in the look in homage to the runway’s theatrical forest—the branch-inspired bronze belt. But it only whispered of the dress’s original garden state.

I could actually see the more free-spirited fashion side of Katy wearing the butterfly headpiece, but I’m glad she didn’t on this occasion.

Even her makeup, a classic winged eye and pink lip, was on the subdued side.

Credit: Style.com & Getty

Zhou Dong Yu In Giambattista Valli Couture – 3rd Beijing International Film Festival

Zhou Dong Yu In Giambattista Valli Couture - 3rd Beijing International Film Festival

Zhou Dong Yu attended the closing ceremony of the 3rd Beijing International Film Festival held at the China National Convention Center in Beijing, China yesterday evening.

She stunned wearing a Giambattista Valli Spring 2013 Couture dress.

You can’t help but be enchanted by this breathtaking sunshine-yellow dress with a layered skirt, intricate tonal embellishments and embroidered details – even those of you who dislike rise-and-fall hemlines.

The actress styled her look with Rupert Sanderson off-white pumps, a purple Olympia Le-Tan clutch and Pomellato jewels.

This is a BDOTW contender for me. Do you agree?

Credit: Style.com & Sina

Best Dressed Of The Week – Pace Wu In Valentino & Giambattista Valli & Adrien Brody In Margiela

Pace Wu BDOTW

Pace Wu was undoubtedly the best dressed of last week, but we picked two different looks.

You fell in love with her romantic Valentino lace gown, while her Giambattista Valli ensemble with its impeccable styling caught my eye.

Despite my love for three-piece suits, I picked Adrien Brody in Margiela over Leonardo DiCaprio in Tom Ford for my best dressed male. A choice which you also shared.

Credit: Getty & Sina

08.03.13

Pace Wu’s Fall 2013 Paris Fashion Week

Pace Wu PFW1

She did it again: Pace Wu was the Queen of Paris Fashion Week. This time she took in twelve shows giving twelve amazing front row looks.

Long may she reign.

Carven: She started off her fashionable week last Thursday at the Carven Fall 2013 presentation dressed in a summery organza cut-out embroidered dress from the Spring 2013 collection. Giving the pretty frock an edge, she styled the look with an interesting black clutch, which mimics the design on her dress, and open-toe lace booties.

Lanvin: Even though she looks divine, this chartreuse asymmetrical mini dress with a black bow on the shoulder from the Spring 2013 collection, which she styled with the same Lanvin ‘Arpege’ minaudiere the model carried on the runway, was my least favourite, as I’m not so crazy about the colour.

Viktor & Rolf: I adore this chic blue satin gown with a bow accent from the Viktor & Rolf Spring 2013 collection, but I wish she hadn’t opted for the white blazer as I’m curious to see the whole look, which differed from the gown which took to the runway. She styled her look with her favourite Jimmy Choo ‘Greta’ ankle-strap platform peep-toes and a pink clutch.

Read More…