Red Carpet 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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Karolina Kurkova made a rare visit to London to support the PeaceEarth Foundation Fundraising Gala held at Banqueting House in London on Saturday evening.

The supermodel stuns wearing a Nicholas Oakwell Fall 2012 Couture gown.

Nicholas may be still regarded as an emerging designer, but celebs just can’t get enough of his classic designs.

In the space of two weeks, this is his third look to hit red carpet, following Gillian Anderson and Naomie Harris.

On this occasion, Karolina donned a grey chiffon long-sleeve dress enriched with silver bungle beads.

A metallic silver waist nipping waistband, a signature of this Fall 2012 collection, and a matching tube clutch accessorized her look.

Playing up to the retro vibe of this look, the model styled her hair into a slick back do and sported a bold red lip colour that both Gwen Stefani and Dita von Teese would be proud to rock.

Credit: Nicholas Oakwell & Getty

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Naomie Harris graced the red carpet for the Istanbul premiere of the latest James Bond movie ‘Skyfall’ in Turkey last week.

As the majority of the movie was shot in Istanbul, showcasing the famous rooftops and the Grand Bazaar, it was apt that the premiere was hosted in the city.

Naomie dazzled – literally – on the red carpet, alongside producer Michael G. Wilson, wearing a Nicholas Oakwell Couture dress.

The micro-beaded copper cocktail dress was created especially for the actress who wore the dress with a gold waist-cinching belt as worn by the models on the Nicholas Oakwell Fall 2012 Couture runway.

She styled her look with the same Nicholas Kirkwood for Nicholas Oakwell Couture black ankle-strap platforms we saw her wear during the London premiere.

After opting for wavy locks on several occasions, Naomie kept her tresses slick straight, with shimmering copper eye shadow and clear glossy lips providing the finishing touches.

I think this is her best look so far.

Do you agree?

Gillian Anderson also took to the red carpet last night for the 2012 Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year Awards, held at Claridge’s Hotel in London on Wednesday evening.

The actress gives us our first look at the Nicholas Oakwell Fall 2012 Couture collection on the red carpet.

Her gorgeous nude dress with long sleeves, a plunging neckline, long train and silver patterned beadwork is a great look for the actress who can be hit and miss on the red carpet.

A gold clutch, Tiffany & Co. ‘Grace’ drop earrings and a quiffed updo completed her look, which is most definitely a hit.

Credit: Getty

The ballroom inside Claridges Hotel was the luxurious setting for the Nicholas Oakwell Fall 2012 Couture presentation in London last week.

As well as a runway, the room featured four individual quarters where models with rolled retro updos and dark berry pouts made their way around a black sofa and grand piano, stopping to sit and pose for photos.

Inspired by the ‘moody and luxurious’ lounge environments of 1970s New York, Nicholas also counts expressionist artist Franz Klein, as well as the colour palette and mood of 1978 film ‘Eyes of Laura Mars,’ as influences.

For daywear we saw tea-length high-neck dresses, and wool and tweed impeccably tailored suits and coats, some with fur accents. I particularly like the looks with a lattice cape detail.

Evening wear is where Nicholas really excelled.

The luxe beaded robe with fur collar I could image Joan Collins wearing in an episode of Dynasty.

Other pieces which caught my eye were the orange ombre ruffled full-length dress and the silver bugle beaded gown on a nude chiffon. This dress would look great on Florence Welch. In fact, a lot of the gowns would.

The suede sandals, some accented with mink, were courtesy of Nicholas Kirkwood.

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Florence Welch, Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan, Angelina Jolie, Cate Blanchett, Penelope Cruz and Emilia Fox

Annie Lennox also performed during the Diamond Jubilee Concert held at Buckingham Palace in London on Monday evening.

The Eurythmics singer gave an angelic performance, donning a pair of angel wings with her Nicholas Oakwell Fall 2011 gown.

Her glittering gunmetal grey gown, with a more conservative neckline, was styled with elbow-length silver gloves.

Singing ‘There Must Be An Angel (Playing with My Heart)’, the rock chick proved she’s no golden oldie by rocking out at the end of her performance, even throwing her mic stand across the stage.

Other performances on the night included Jessie J, Cheryl Cole and Gary Barlow.

Annie’s daughter, Tali Lennox, recently wore a dress from Nicholas Oakwell’s Spring 2012 Couture collection.

Credit: RunwayReport & Getty




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