Front Row @ Nicholas Oakwell Fall 2013 Couture

Natalie Dormer in Nicholas Oakwell Couture

On Thursday afternoon, Nicholas Oakwell presented his Fall 2013 Couture collection at the Ballroom at Claridges in London ahead of the official Couture week calendar. Before the show, he posed alongside his celebrity guests Gemma Chan and Natalie Dormer.

Gemma Chan: The British actress wore a beautiful nude embellished pleated frock from the designer’s Spring 2013 Couture collection which was accented with a silver metal belt and white Ferragamo pumps. This is such a pretty look, which she accessorized perfectly.

Natalie Dormer: The ‘Game of Thrones’ actress opted for a sleek navy-blue suit with split sleeves from the same collection, which she styled with a slicked-back ‘do, platform shoes, sapphire-stone earrings and a stingray clutch. This look may feel like a Fall look; however, the moody blue was a perfect choice considering the downpour we had yesterday afternoon.

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Stana Katic In Nicholas Oakwell Couture – 2013 Billboard Music Awards

Stana Katic In Nicholas Oakwell Couture - 2013 Billboard Music Awards
When ‘Castle’ actress Stana Katic took to the blue carpet at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, my first reflection was disco diva.

Then, I thought: Pop star Cheryl Cole definitely has a doppelgänger tonight.

Like Miley Cyrus, the statuesque Stana strutted out our second jumpsuit of the evening in this Nicholas Oakwell Spring 2013 Couture design.

The funky white and metallic embellished suit, featuring a plunging neckline and a silver honeycomb belt, had ‘Saturday Night Fever’ written all over it.

The Canadian star ratcheted up the volume of this retro redux even more with big—very big—blown-out hair and a smokey eye.

It was all bordering on a bit much. But that aside, my favourite part of the look was Stana’s stacks of chunky eye candy, with her statement rings that cluttered both hands.

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Helen Mirren In Nicholas Oakwell Couture – 2013 BAFTA Awards

Helen Mirren In Nicholas Oakwell Couture - 2013 BAFTA AwardsDame Helen Mirren joined the ranks of hair chameleon Katy Perry and lavender-loving Kelly Osbourne with her shocking new ‘do, which she debuted at the 2013 BAFTA Awards on Sunday at the Royal Opera House in London, England.

To go with her hair, the Leading Actress nominee chose a long-sleeve gown from the Nicholas Oakwell Spring 2013 Couture runway.

Featuring floral embroidery, the chiffon dress was somewhat weighed down with its heavy lining and that shiny silver wrap. But at least she didn’t up her BAFTAs surprise factor even more by wearing the gown in its original, see-through runway incarnation.

It didn’t really matter what she had on, though, as her cotton-candy pixie cut was the main attraction.

She quoted ‘America’s Next Top Model’ as her inspiration behind the hair hue. My jaw is still on the floor.

Known for her classic grace on the red carpet, this was quite the scandalous departure for Helen.

She certainly gave the fellow Nicholas-Oakwell-outfitted Paloma Faith a run for her money in the hair department.

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Paloma Faith In Nicholas Oakwell – 2013 BAFTAs

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Time and again, British singer-songwriter Paloma Faith has proven she’s none too shy to flaunt her wild-child flair on the red carpet. The 2013 BAFTA Awards hosted at the Royal Opera House in London, England were no exception.

Her Nicholas Oakwell design from the Spring 2012 Couture collection featured a flurry of sparkling embellishment smattered onto the silvery grey gown. The keyhole detail showed just enough skin to stay sophisticated.

But even all that glitzy dazzle couldn’t detract from the outrageous orange sculpture that was her hair.

The ‘Picking up the Pieces’ songstress paraded out the quirk factor with her elaborate ‘do; a twisted and turning riff on a beehive, accented with vintage-looking De Beers diamond hair jewelry.

An exaggerated brow and sleepy cat eye, along with a bright red lip, completed the beauty explosion.

Did you find Paloma’s BAFTAs entrance to be grand or just garish?

Portia Freeman In Nicholas Oakwell Couture – 2012 British Fashion Awards

Portia Freeman took to the red carpet at the Savoy Hotel in London for the 2012 British Fashion Awards.

The model wore a Nicholas Oakwell Couture gown for the occasion.

Her bronze-and-black long-sleeve gown is a beaded version of the nude gown which took to the runway during the designer’s Fall 2012 Couture collection.

A textured clutch with the same pattern as her dress and Nicholas Kirkwood for Nicholas Oakwell sandals accessorized her look.

This is a sexy, cool look for the statuesque beauty.

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