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21.05.17

Pippa Middleton and James Matthews Wedding

The Cannes Film Festival may be in full swing, but the other major event of the weekend was the wedding of Pippa Middleton and James Matthews on Saturday (May 20) at St. Mark’s Church in England.

I was awestruck by the classic beauty of Pippa’s bespoke Giles Deacon lace gown that featured a heart-shaped cutout at the back. It was enduringly romantic, sophisticatedly feminine and forever timeless—everything you’d hope a wedding dress could be.

Her fine tulle veil, with its dégradé of embroidered pearls, was made by renowned milliner Stephen Jones, and it brought a delicate, whisper-light addition to the gown.

A Maidenhair Fern tiara and matching headpiece by Robinson Pelham, along with custom-made Robinson Pelham earrings and custom Manolo Blahnik ‘Seneca’ pumps completed the graceful, fairytale look.

Of course, we cannot forget the bride’s bouquet which included astilbe, sweet pea, peony, freesia and waxflower, as the lushly simple array of white blooms couldn’t have been more suiting.

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Eliza Cummings In Giles Deacon Couture – 2017 BRIT Awards

Eliza Cummings also attended the 2017 Brit Awards on Wednesday (February 22) in London, England.

At first glance, I didn’t mind this Giles Deacon Fall 2016 Couture gown, but the more I looked at it, the more I grew to dislike this dress.

The fabric doesn’t photograph as well under the harsh flash of a bulb, the shoulders are too big, and the embellished sheer sleeves with accentuated cuffs are too much.

It’s a shame, because the colour is great on Eliza.

In the same couture collection, this fabric was used for a jacket, which looked super chic. It should have started and finished there.

What do you think of this look?

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Kate Hudson In Giles – 2015 InStyle Awards

Kate Hudson In Giles - 2015 InStyle Awards

Kate Hudson attended the 2015 InStyle Awards at the Getty Center on Monday (October 26) in Los Angeles, California.

I think it’s fair to say that many of you haven’t been particularly blown away by Kate’s recent red carpet form.

However, I’m pretty confident this Giles Spring 2016 flower print gown accented with floral appliqués will get her back in your good graces.

Effortlessly romantic with controlled sensuality, I would say this is one of her best looks this year.

Do you agree?

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21.09.15

Gwendoline Christie In Giles – 2015 Emmy Awards

Gwendoline Christie In Giles - 2015 Emmy Awards

Gwendoline Christie attended the 2015 Emmy Awards held on Sunday night (September 20) at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, California.

Hearkening back to another era, she wore a Giles gown styled with retro pin curls.

While there was a certain appeal to the flowing, nearly boudoir-inspired silhouette, I didn’t find the long, wrap-front dress to be particularly flattering with the rosy ivory colour translating as a bit lacklustre for the statuesque star.

Would you agree?

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Cate Blanchett In Giles – ‘Carol’ Cannes Film Festival Premiere

Cate Blanchett In Giles -  'Carol' Cannes Film Festival Premiere

Cate Blanchett attended the premiere of ‘Carol’ during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival on Sunday (May 17) in Cannes, France.

The Australia actress decision to go big was very welcome as I was totally captivated by her Giles Fall 2015 strapless gown.

Managing pull off the complexity of the gown ever so elegantly (that picture of her walking up the stairs just made my night), I was immediately drawn in by the hypnotic print which is a refreshing change for a Cannes premiere.

Is the alluring dark romanticism lost on you, or is this another slam dunk for Cate Blanchett?

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Solange Knowles In Giles – 2015 Met Gala

Solange Knowles In Giles - 2015 Met Gala

Solange Knowles attended the ‘China: Through the Looking Glass’ 2015 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on Monday (May 4).

Walking on the darker side, the songstress wore a Giles Fall 2015 design that breaks from more traditional Chinese styling. I would have never initially envisioned it for the evening.

Yet there is something about this sculpted, fan-shaped frock and its mind-bending, holographic print that is impactfully alluring—if only for its mod weirdness.

That said, it almost leaves me questioning, why not wear the even more extravagant cape at the back, too?

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