20.02.14 Menswear

Brit Awards 2014 Menswear Roundup

Brit Awards men 1The Brit Awards 2014 on Wednesday (February 19) certainly brought some colourful, if not questionable, entrances from the starlets who crowded the O2 Arena in London, England. Not leaving the fashion fun to just the ladies, a crush of guys also flexed their sartorial strength.

Pharrell Williams: Yet again leaving his hat trick for another day, the entertainer returned to his favoured designer with this Lanvin charcoal-grey, lamé-effect two-button suit from the Hiver 2014 Pre-Collection. He paired the high-shine suit with a white tuxedo shirt with pearl buttons and a black satin bow tie, capping off the look with black patent leather derbies sans socks. Of course, he pulled his signature style move by rolling his pants into a cropped length to complete this cool-kid look.

Tinie Tempah: The British rapper gave us his dapper best in a Dolce & Gabbana two-tone champagne and charcoal-grey ensemble, featuring a textured, dotted blazer and vest and cropped trousers. He wore the suit with a printed grey tie, white shirt and socks-less black loafers. Did you like his mixing and matching?

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19.02.14 Menswear

Elle Style Awards Menswear Roundup

Elle Style Awards Men

Here is a quick look at some of the fellas on the red carpet from this evening’s (February 18) Elle Style Awards 2014 held at London’s One Embankment.

Pharrell Williams: Not picking up the Best Dressed Man of the Year (although he should have) the musician was happy with his International Recording Artist of the Year award. No surprise that he’s wearing his go-to designer Alber Elbaz; wearing a head-to-toe Lanvin Pre-Fall 2014 look consisting of a black leopard effect tuxedo blazer with satin peak lapels, and black-and-green two-tone cropped trousers. His white cotton tuxedo shirt with accented pearl buttons and styled with a signature black bow-tie, with black leather derbies rounding out his look. Thank god he left his Vivienne Westwood Mountain hat at home.

Tinie Tempah: The British rapper continues his epic run this week, attending his third fashion-related event in as many days. On this occasion to collect his UK Recording Artist Of The Year award you could see him from a mile away wearing a manly magenta Dolce & Gabbana double breasted suit, styled with a black bow-tie and loafers, obviously. It’s a bold look. Not many dudes would even attempt to pull it off, but I gotta say he makes it work, even though I am not a fan of shiny suits.

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16.02.14

Maggie Gyllenhaal In Lanvin – 2014 BAFTAs

Maggie Gyllenhaal In Lanvin - 2014 BAFTAsMaggie Gyllenhaal attended the 2014 BAFTAs, held on Sunday (February 16) at The Royal Opera House in London, England.

For the occasion, the actress wore a custom-made Lanvin deep-violet, frosted lace gown with grosgrain-embroidered detailing.

A jewelry box could have exploded on the bodice, what with its clutter of gems, jewels and pearl embellishment.

Heavily bedecked and bedazzled, this long-sleeve design was nearly giving me visual sensory overload. Indeed, it nearly swallowed Maggie whole, although she did lighten the load with her pixie crop and fuchsia-pink lip.

Too overworked?

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12.02.14 Menswear

Jared Leto In Lanvin – The Hollywood Reporter’s Nominee Party

Jared Leto In Lanvin - The Hollywood Reporter's Nominee Party

Jared Leto attended The Hollywood Reporter’s Nominee Party held at Spago on Monday (February 10) in Beverly Hills, California.

Giving us snazzy jacket number 2 in a row, the ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ actor wore a Lanvin Pre-Fall 2013 silver shiny technical silk-blend one-button tuxedo jacket emphasised with a black grosgrain shawl collar and styled with a black open shirt and matching trousers.

Looking as sharp as ever, I’m hoping his black fedora is not a sign that Jared will graduate to more ridiculous styles of headwear, as sported by Pharrell Williams recently.

Zadig & Voltaire ‘Joe’ boots completed his look.

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07.02.14 Premiere

Greta Gerwig In Lanvin – ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ Berlinale Film Festival Premiere

Greta Gerwig In Lanvin - ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ Berlinale Film Festival Premiere

Greta Gerwig attended ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ premiere, which served as the opening ceremony of the 64th Berlinale International Film Festival held at Berlinale Palast on Thursday (February 6) in Berlin, Germany.

The actress, and jury member for this festival, wore a Lanvin Spring 2014 custom-made bronze liquid lamé tiered gown featuring black grosgrain detailing and a black woven belt with crystal paisley accents.

Usually, when I’m not sure about a dress, I say to myself ‘could Diane Kruger, Cate Blanchett or Tilda Swinton pull this off?’ If my answer is no, then I know I really don’t like it. That is sadly the case on this occasion.

Between the colour and the tiered detailing on the hips, this has to be my least favourite custom piece by the great Monsieur Alber Elbaz.

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