18.01.11

Jessica Chastain In Fait Main by Ports 1961 – 2011 InStyle/Warner Brothers Golden Globes Party

We haven’t seen much of Jessica Chastain yet, but remember I told you that she has a staggering 9 movies coming out this year so I guess she’s pacing herself.

The One to Watch in 2011 attended the 2011 InStyle/Warner Brothers Golden Globes Party.

The red haired actress opted for a Fait Main by Ports 1961 dress.

Her beautiful pale pink sheered chiffon strapless gown with an ombre detailing is from a special red carpet collection created by Ports 1961.

I love how the dress complements her skin-tone rather than washing her out as I would have expected.

With her hair pulled back she styled her look with gold Brian Atwood ‘Kendell’ sandals and a dazzling clutch.

There were a lot of nude/neutral looks at this party.

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Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards – Kerry Washington In Ports 1961

My reaction to this was “Nooooooooooooooo. How could she?”

Kerry Washington wore one of my Top 10 looks from New York Fashion Week’s Spring 2011 presentations to the Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards in New York City last night.

Her Ports 1961 Spring 2011 dress was worn with a white belt tied to the waist which takes this perfect embellished dress from a 10 to a 4.

I can’t even express how disappointed I am with how she styled this look.

What was she thinking? Especially with those batwing sleeves.

Sometimes I wish stars would consider that the dress is styled a particular way on the runway for a reason.

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11.09.10

Ports 1961 Spring 2011

This season Ports 1961 designer Fiona Cibani drew inspiration from the magic allure of the desert.

With delicate mirage abstractions and a landscape in constant evolution as her muse, Fiona crafted a collection within a realm of harmonic contrasts.

We were presented with printed dress, utilitarian belted jackets, sleek silk gowns, flared legged pants, bandeau dresses, asymmetrical twist dresses and embellished gowns.

Key accessories included simple necklaces, leather ankle boots, cut-out sandals and chunky bangles.

Favourites: The embellished tunic dress and metallic jumpsuit

Front Row: Olivia Palermo and Eric McCormack

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Olivia Palermo, Emily Deschanel, Kate Walsh, Kerry Washington and Jordana Brewster

Before the show started there was some big news.

Between the Peter Som’s presentation at 9am and the Ports 1961 presentation at 3pm, Olivia had totally restyled her hair.

It went from long to a shorter wavy bob. Like she wasn’t adorable enough.

“Entourage” Season 7 Premiere – Carla Gugino In Ports 1961

The stars of “Entourage” took to the red carpet at Paramount Studios in LA last night, for their Season 7 premiere.

Carla Gugino looked stunning wearing a Ports 1961 Spring 2010 dress.

I’m always gushing about Tia Cibani’s designs. I wish we’d would see more of her work on the red carpet.

Carla’s silver lamé jacquard dress is stunning.

I love the softly draped cascading ruffles which are placed asymmetrically on the skirt, adding a modern finish to the ultra feminine look.

I’m not a fan of mixing metals, so I’ll take of a few points for her gold heels.

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7th Annual New Yorkers for Children Spring Dinner Dance – Olivia Palermo In Ports 1961

Olivia Palermo was one of many socialites to attend the “7th Annual New Yorkers for Children Spring Dinner Dance” held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York last night.

I’ve really started to take notice and appreciate Olivia’s style lately, but I’m a bit disappointed with this look.

I love Tia Cibani’s designs for Ports 1961. Her presentations are always visually spectacular, but Olivia drowns in this gown.

The high asymmetrical neckline overwhelms her imo.

I love that she didn’t go wear an obvious designer and that she supported the Ports 1961 label – who may not be that well known outside the US – but I’m not crazy about this dress on her.

It would suit someone much taller.

I do appreciate that she opted for a stand out clutch though.

Do you think she pulled it off?

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“Fame” LA Premiere

Kherington Payne wore a silver olive green velvet Christian Cota Fall 2009 asymmetrical dress.

I love this dress. It’s interesting, it’s young and sassy, and Kherington looks to be having fun on the red carpet.

Her look was paired with Judith Ripka jewelry, a black Daniel Swarovski clutch and black strappy Stuart Weitzman heels.

Kay Panabaker’s modified Ports 1961 dress is gorgeous. I love the stunning colours, the one-sleeved effect and that beaded neckline.

What I don’t love are those grey heels.

The colour works, but the heels look a little too big for her.

Naturi Naughton said to herself that everyone’s going to remember ‘my’ name after this premiere.

Whilst her co-stars opted for cute sassy dresses, Naturi went all out wearing a stunning purple mermaid gown which I LOVE.

It’s only seems slightly OTT because of how the others are dressed, but for me she looks amazing.

This is what red carpet dressing is all about. I think I love this so much because if this was my premiere on a major movie, I would dress like this also.

Work it girl.

Ashley Tisdale’s look was super casual.

She opted for a really cute pink playsuit, which is more of a just popping to the mall look than red carpet ready.

Jessica Lowndes wore a sparkling striped skirt with a simple black tee and still looks amazing.

I love the two tone look she has going on here which work on her shoes and jewels.

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14.09.09

Ports 1961 Spring 2010

Last season Tia Cibani took us to Indian, after previously taking us to Africa. This season she took us to the Far East, and what an amazing journey we had.

The show had a zen-like calmness to it. Models in very high platforms took to the runway wearing a variety of Asian inspired pieces.

Pants and top were presented, but the emphases was on dresses. We were presented with sheaths, kimono-style dresses, bandeau’s and jersey draped dresses.

Floral prints, obi belts were presented with the colour palette consisting of pinks, golds, silvers, corals and chocolate.

When reviewing the collection again on Style.com, it’s unfortunate that you don’t get to see the glorious prints on the back of the shift dresses and coats, but you can see the detail in the video below.

You can view the whole collection on Style.com.

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