Red Carpet Fashion Awards

Chloe Moretz joined her co-stars on the red carpet in London this evening for the European premiere of their latest movie, ‘Dark Shadows’.

The teen star looked great once again this time wearing a look from the McQ Alexander McQueen Fall 2012 collection.

Her oxblood broderie anglais bell dress was accented with the same military-style black leather belt we saw on the runway.

Oxblood ankle strap pumps from the same collection and wavy blonde locks completed her look.

Of Chloe’s three looks so far this week, which has been your favourite?

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Victoria Justice became the first person to wear a look from the McQ Alexander McQueen Fall 2012 collection stateside.

The young actress looked very pretty wearing the floral embroidered tulle bustier dress with a velvet embroidered tulle body we all wanted to see on the red carpet to the 2012 Met Gala in New York City on Monday evening.

Her dress was accented with a velvet chain belt and teamed with an Alexander McQueen black-leather and gold-studded knuckle box clutch.

I love that she took the look down the sweet road and didn’t try to make it look too edgy.

Velvet pumps with gold platforms and sweet-pink lips completed her look.

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Last night at the Royal Opera House in London, Ruth Wilson collected the Best Actress Award for her role in ‘Anna Christie’ at The Olivier Awards 2012, which recognises excellence in professional theatre.

My wish list for the McQ Alexander McQueen Fall 2012 collection had been a list of Hollywood stars, but it was a Brit (and rightly so) who snagged the first look.

Her layered tulle bustier dress with full skirt black floral velvet appliqués was teamed with an Alexander McQueen clutch, a black McQ cuff and black Alexander McQueen Mary Jane pumps from the Pre-Fall collection.

A side-swept hairstyle and pink lip colour completed her look.

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Yesterday I attended the McQ Alexander McQueen press preview in London.

Much like the mainline collection, the press preview consisted of both runway and commercial pieces.

Before the Fall 2012 presentation the McQ customer would not have shopped at Alexander McQueen and vice versa, so the aim of this current McQ collection is to bring McQ and Alexander McQueen closer together.

McQ will be the daywear to Alexander McQueen’s special-occasion pieces.

On display were the adorable colourful tutu dresses which are even more impressive up close with velvet, tulle and silk accented floral details.

I also love the moss-green dresses, skirts and coats with the textured embroidered details.

Cable-knit dresses, python bags, over-the-knee lace-up boots, leather opera gloves, leather jackets, skull-mofit sweaters, bird-print dresses and shorts plus military coats were on display.

Some of the commercial pieces were so close to the runway looks that the only way I could spot the difference was by touching the pieces, as slightly lighter fabrics are used for the commercial looks.

One of the first things I always ask PRs is who’s been requesting and who are they reaching out to. I don’t want to jinx anything so I won’t spill, but one person from my wish list has requested. Yay.

Those of you dying to get your hands on McQ will be delighted to know that a new stand-alone store will be opening on Dover Street sometime in July, with 4 storeys and 273 square metres of retail space offering womenswear, menswear and accessories.

For those who don’t live in London, you will be able to purchase the McQ Fall 2012 collection when it goes online at AlexanderMcQueen.com.

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Anna Kendrick broke out of her snoozeville phase at the 2012 Independent Spirit Awards, held in Santa Monica, California this evening.

The ‘Twilight’ actress wore a McQ by Alexander McQueen Pre- Fall 2012 dress.

Her cute strapless paisley printed dress with a full skirt and black leather detailing around the waist, which teamed with a Brian Atwood ‘Honey’ cut out and peep-toes which are to-die-for, although I don’t think I could walk too far in those pin heels.

A Kelly Wearstler pleated clutch with a jewel box enclosure, wavy locks and a pink lip colour completed her look.

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McQ Fall 2012

Despite being launched in 2006, this was McQ’s first runway show for Fall 2012 which was held during London Fashion Week on Monday evening.

McQueen’s baby sister had a total revamp for Fall. You could say she’s grown up, as the design team was recently brought in-house under the helm of McQueen’s creative director, Sarah Burton. And it showed.

The sporty street wear and cutesy mini dress we’ve seen on Emma Watson were nowhere to be seen.

With the runway covered in fallen leaves, models stormed – and I mean stormed – the runway wearing military coats with oversized pocket flaps in the highly dramatic show.

We also saw tartan dresses with gothic black-lace sleeves, rich blood-velvet mini dresses with embroidered details, coats worn with leather belts, knit dresses, leather coats with furry sleeves, strapless tulle dresses and coats with velvet leaf-print overlay, and a surprising twist came via the colour tu-tu dresses which stood out against the mostly military-green, blood-red and black colour palette.

Kristen McMenamy closed the show wearing a white tulle gown with leaves embroidered all over it.

During the dramatic finale the room fell dark with a spotlight focus on the model. She looked to the heavens as leaves fell on top of her.

Front Row: Anna Wintour and Salma Hayek

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Rooney Mara, Kristen Stewart, Tilda Swinton and Anna Paquin




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