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20.10.09

22nd Tokyo International Film Festival Opening Ceremony

You have to admire Rinko Kikuchi, as she always keeps things interesting on the red carpet.

The actress opted for a head-to-toe Sophia Kokosalaki Fall 2009 runway look which is ever so slightly modified.

The gold strappy dress with a black skirt, is gathered and embellished with silver panels.

What I love most about this look are Rinko boots.

She looks like a warrior, on her way to battle.

A much as I love Zoe Saldana and her Giambattista Valli Spring 2010 orange floaty mini dress, it doesn’t feel quite grand enough for a Film Festival opening ceremony.

Her previous look would at the “Avatar” stage greeting would have been preferred.

The shoes are also killing me.*yikes*

Sigourney Weaver has the tendency to drop some stink bombs on the red carpet, but she comes up smelling of roses on this occasion wearing a petrol blue satin off-the-shoulder gown.

Japanese actresses Tae Kimura, Ryoko Hirosue and Miki Nakatani walked the red carpet together, each wearing red dresses in various styles, shades and textures.

Ryoko in the middle opted for a strapless silk chiffon Derek Lam dress with frayed ruffles at the ruched bodice, which she paired with champagne coloured heels.

Tae’s red strappy gown is very elegant in it’s simplicity, and Miki strapless velvet gown is divine.

I always wondered that if this Chloe Fall 2009 halter nude dress was worn on the red carpet, if the wearer would be tempted to belt it.

Japanese actress Rie Miyazawa didn’t, she kept the dress loose and floaty.

I love the ruffled collar on this dress.

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09.10.09

Front Row @ Paris Fashion Week

John Galliano

Dita von Teese attended the John Galliano show wearing a lavender embroidered Christian Dior Resort 2010 plunging dress which tied at the waist.

The beautiful star wore her dress with a lust worthy pair of silver Christian Louboutin Archidisco T-Strap sandals.

Katy Perry and Russell Brand officially showed that they were a couple at this event.

She glowed in the front row wearing a pink strapless gown which had a floral embroidery detail snaking around her waist.

Miu Miu

Kate Moss and boyf Jamie Hince were in the front row at Miu Miu.

On the penultimate day of Paris Fashion Week it was very hot, so I admire Kate for wearing a turtle neck leather dress which must have been extremely uncomfortable.

She paired her dress with Christian Louboutin Pigalle heels and a studded belt from her Kate Moss for Topshop collection.

Renee Zellwegger was at Miu Miu wearing a LBD.

If the rumours about her and Carolina Herrera no longer working together are true, Renee would have been shopping for a new BFF designer in Paris.

Giambattista Valli

The bold Leigh Lezark wore a Giambattista Valli peacock feather coat which makes her look like big bird from Sesame Street.

Elettra Rosselini’s look is more demure in a red dress with black heels.

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Runway To “Incognito Design Exhibition” – Lucy Liu In Giambattista Valli

Yesterday Lucy Liu arrived at the “Incognito Design” Exhibition Opening At The Whitney Museum in New York wearing a fantastically feminine Giamabattista Valli Spring 2009 cream strapless dress, with a heavily ruffled detail which sits on the bust.

I’ve loved this dress the second it was uploaded onto Style.com and since Lucy has worn many Valli pieces I was confident that she would wear this dress.

Unfortunately I’m not totally blow away as I thought I would be. She look gorgeous but I’m a bit disappointed by her hair.

A pony with a few strands framing her face isn’t quite the picture I had in mind. More like a classy updo.

Maybe I’m being overly picky.

A peachy clutch and bow-front Christian Louboutin heels completed the look.

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Zoe Saldana’s "Star Trek" European Promotional Tour

Whilst we’ve been drooling over Drew Barrymore’s red carpet adventures, Zoe Saldana has also had an outstanding week, promoting Star Trek in Europe.

Her best moment came last night at the Berlin premiere, where she wowed everyone wearing a red Prabal Gurung Fall 2009 cocktail dress, with Bulgari jewels which included a yellow gold and diamond pave Celtaura bracelet, and yellow gold and diamond pave earrings.

The asymmetrical mini dress had a large exaggerated folds on the shoulder, and a tiered skirt.

Her look was completed with a updo, and black strappy Pucci heels.

Best Dressed Of The Week just got even tougher.

Earlier in the week Zoe also looked gorgeous at the Paris photo call for Star Trek, wearing a charcoal grey Giambattista Valli sheath dress, which had a criss cross bodice, and stunning Fendi grey heels.

Another magic moment came at the Moscow premiere. Zoe amped things up a notch, by wearing a stunning Jasmine Di Milo Fall 2007 nude dress, with a black tulle overlay, which creates an interesting design.

Sparkling Giambattista Valli heels completed the look.

She started off the week in a Akris Pre-Fall 2009 berry ensemble consisting of a chiffon blouse, with cut-outs in the sleeves, and a tweed skirt to the Moscow photo call.

What a fantastic week.

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Runway To The “Late Show With David Letterman” – Drew Barrymore In Giambattista Valli


When I first saw Drew Barrymore in this ruched Giambattista Valli Pre-Fall 2009 off-the-shoulder dress, with puffy sleeves, and velvet detailing, I wasn’t too keen.

The more pictures I looked at, the more I fell in love with this dress. Drew loves the dress, as she playfully poses for the paparazzi. She owns the dress, and doesn’t get lost behind those voluminous sleeves.

Wearing that sexy berry lip colour again, and her hair pulled back with a braided bun, Drew went from her Alberta Ferretti old Hollywood look, to a playful sex kitten in the space of 24 hours.

She’s very much becoming our girl of the moment.


Her look was complete with two-tone Giuseppe Zanotti cut-out patent sandals, which are available from Net-A-Porter’s US site for $650, or the international site for £415/€440.

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Runway To "National Gay and Lesbian Force 2009 New York Leadership Awards" – Lucy Liu In Giambattista Valli


Lucy Liu wore a Giambattista Valli Spring 2009 sheath dress to the National Gay and Lesbian Force 2009 New York Leadership Awards this week. The dress hugely modified from the dress which was presented on the runway.

Modifications from the runway, are something a few of us frown upon, but I can hardly blame Lucy Liu for taking the modified/safe version of this silk crepe dress, with a tulle accents on the bust and skirt.

The version she picked was right for the occasion. It was dignified, and she looked stunning in her black version with smaller tulle accent on the bust.

This is one case in which the change was for the better, as I don’t know who could pull off the runway version.

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10.03.09

Giambattista Valli Fall 2009




With a red sunset backdrop, Giambattista Valli’s Fall 2009 collection was a sophisticated collection of very modern pieces.

The two main themes were ankle length bell shaped skirts, and peacock feathers.

The skirts were paired with cropped jackets, blouses, and vest tops. Whilst the peacock feathers were printed, or real peacock feathered skirts, bodices, coats and jackets.

Also presented were coats, which were A line shaped, or funnel necked. High-waisted pants, metallics, bold checks, and draped dresses made up the rest of the collection.

Aside from the peacock, the colour palette was made up of petrol blues, teal blues, black, white burnt reds and oranges.

I would love to see the petrol blue and dark brown peacock printed gown on the red carpet, event the bell shaped skirts would work, on the right person.

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Runway To The Tonight Show with Jay Leno – Drew Barrymore In Giambattista Valli


If you are anything like me, a part of you is wishing Drew Barrymore saved this stunning Giambattista Valli Spring 2009 sheath dress, with a ruffled shoulder detail for the red carpet.

The actress/producer wore this amazing dress, when she appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno this week. She was on the show to promote her new film He’s Just Not That Into You, which I am excitedly seeing this evening.

Her white dress with a black paillettes overlay Valli creation, was the same as Michelle Monaghan’s strapless version which she wore DGA Awards this week.

Drew completed her look with a sophisticated 60s-style updo, pretty pink lips, a large diamond ring and Jimmy Choo pointy pumps.



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