Runway To JCPenney’s Best Of Spring Showcase – Ashley Olsen In Jil Sander

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen were in New York to attend the JCPenney’s Best Of Spring Showcase last night.

Mary-Kate wore a black slightly oversized Dries van Noten blazer as a dress, with a leather belt wrapped around her waist.

I like this look on Mary-Kate, mostly because it’s not 10 times too big for her.

Ashley also opted for a dark colour wearing a navy Jil Sander Spring 2010 belted dress.

On the runway this dress was presented with a skirt over a dress, but Ashley opted out of the skirt, but added sheer sleeves.

I’m not sure how you feel about Ashley’s look, but for me her modifications are a major downgrade.

I’m also disappointed with the black tights. Even I own a pair of navy tights.

I don’t get this at all.

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01.03.10

Jil Sander Fall 2010

Whilst watching the Jil Sander Fall 2010 presentation I was saying to myself “Tilda Swinton, this collection was made for you”.

The menswear tailoring designed by Raf Simons had androgynous qualities which only Tilda would pull off on the red carpet and have our jaws dropping in admiration.

This collection was all about minimalist chic and simple lines.

For those not into the androgynous look Simons presented classic tweed suits and dresses, but I was particularly taken by the plum sweater and mini skirt combo.

There were a lot of all-in-one jumpsuits and playsuits/rompers presented, which someone like Rihanna would love especially if she paired them with the workman-like mens boots which were presented on the runway.

I love shows when the traditional runway rule book is torn up.

For this presentation the runway was shaped liked a cross, with models walking to all four corners.

At moments it felt like runway was crawling with models who all walked in strict precision as not to bump into each other as their paths crossed.

Who says modeling is easy?

This was the longest finale I’ve seen at over an minute. Well worth it though.

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Runway To Violence Prevention Fund-Raiser – Nicole Kidman In Jil Sander

As a Goodwill Ambassador in the fight against women and violence, Nicole Kidman attended a violence prevention fund-raiser in San Francisco on Friday.

I should be happy that Nicole’s wearing a designer other than L’Wren Scott, but the second I saw this look something was off.

I love this Jil Sander off-white, long-sleeved dress with it’s oversized pockets. It’s sophisticated and event appropriate.

I’m not even going to moan about those darn kitten heels on this occasion.

What’s not working for me is this look without a belt.

The belt makes this dress. It gives it more shape and authority.

I can’t say I love what’s going on with the hair either.

I know I said I was only going to have one wish this year, but if I’m allowed to have one more I wish for Nicole to get back to her perfect best.

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Who Wore Jil Sander Better? Katherine Jenkins or Amber Rose

Katherine Jenkins and Amber Rose don’t seem like they would share a similar taste in fashion, but both have stepped out in this Jil Sander sculpted wool crepe dress.

Katherine wore this dress in October to the “Pride of Britain Awards” in London.

I like the dress, but it doesn’t seem to translate that well off the runway to red carpet. The structured piece gets kinda lost.

I think Katherine looks OK, but I’m not exactly blown away as she somehow manages to make this dress look dowdy.

I like the chunky clutch and the shoes though.

Amber wore this dress to the New York screening of “Twilight Saga: New Moon” back in November.

She wore the bright orange version and had it shortened. Figures!

I really love what she’s done with the length and that orange suits her skin so well.

Amber wins for me as I prefer the dress in orange.

You can buy this dress online at Net-A-Porter.com & Browns Fashion.

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20.11.09

“The Twilight Saga: New Moon” New York Screening

I was slightly disappointed by Gareth Pugh’s Spring 2010 collection when I compared it to his amazing Fall 2009 and Spring 2009 collections.

Jessica Stam proves that I was wrong to judge so harshly, as she totally rocks this Pugh creation.

I didn’t know Stam could do edgy. I always have her down as a cutesy girl.

She wore her dress with the same runway open-toe lace up booties.

Excluding the tattoos, I really like Amber Rose wearing this orange Jil Sander sculpted dress which she has of course shortened.

The colour is fab against her caramel skin.

It looks like the sculpted part of this dress doesn’t quite translate off the runway.

When Katherine Jenkins wore this dress the sculpted panel also looked very limp.

I must say I love Alexa Chung’s navy blue taffeta Katy Rodriguez Fall 2009 dress.

She does love a poufy skirt.

I’m also really attracted to her animal print bag.

As usual despite her fame Kristen Stewart doesn’t have much to smile about.

I like the fact that she attempted to tame the hair.  It’s much better than some of the horrors she’s been sporting lately.

I love the olive colour of her Valentino dress, and the soft pleats but I just can’t get excited about her in this dress.

For the third time this promotion tour Kristen wears Sergio Rossi heels.

Ashley Greene wore a D&G Pre-Fall 2009 black and cream butterfly appliqué dress with a black sash tied to the waist.

Stunning as always.

Nikki Reed has very much been in the background on this promotional tour, the others seem to be taking the limelight.

The stunning actress stood out wearing a gold satin cocktail D&G dress with a gorgeous crystal neckline paired with Jimmy Choo strappy heels.

Agyness Deyn wore a very bewitching lace look.

The dress is interesting, but I don’t like Deyn with black hair. She felt more vibrant as a blonde.

Looks like Halloween came around twice this week.

First Leighton Meester, and now with Taylor Momsen.

What is it with these Gossip Girls?

After Taylor lighten up with the make-up and calmed down with the wannabee rock chick ensembles, the raccoon eyes are back.

I love her Dolce & Gabbana dress, on someone like Dita von Teese it would be amazing.

At 16 showing that much boobage feels a bit wrong.

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