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15.02.11

Preen Fall 2011

Preen’s Fall 2011 collection was dominated by an unexpected explosion of prints, patterns and sexy thigh-high splits.

The bold colours were a refreshing relief from the usual dark colours of black and grey we see during the Fall season.

The mostly navy colour palette with pops of lavender, orange and green were paired with the stand out prints.

I loved the silhouettes and the tailoring was impeccable.

The highlights for me were the crystal embellishments on sheer shirts which added a touch of rock and roll collection.

Doubled up skirts, blouses with embellished collars and cuffs, loose fitted pants and sweaters were presented in this wearable colourful collection.

Key accessories included suede pumps and ankle boots in a variety of colours from orange to grey to navy blue.

Favourites: Lavender shirt paired with two tone skirt and floral shirt with tulip skirt

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Leighton Meeter, Kate Bosworth, Carey Mulligan, Diane Kruger, Tilda Swinton, Anne Hathaway, Rachel Bilson, Florence Welch, Isabel Lucas, Zoe Saldana, and Sarah Jessica Parker

Diane Kruger In Preen – “I Am Love” Reception

Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson attended the “I Am Love” Reception hosted by Magnolia Pictures and Quentin Tarantino at Sunset Tower in West Hollywood last night.

The German actress appears to not be wearing much make-up but she still looks stunning wearing a tomato red Preen ‘Bridget’ dress from the Resort 2011 collection.

Her flirty two tone dress with a ruched wrap detailing around the bodice and shoulders has a delicately gathered pleated skirt.

The look was styled with Brian Atwood ‘Super-Charged’ ankle booties.

I always ask for kick ass heels and as always Diane delivers.

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Carey Mulligan In Preen – 2010 BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards

When I saw Carey Mulligan on the red carpet at the 2010 BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards I thought finally a youthful, fresh, interesting look.

Carey has long been dressing as if she’s much older, thus making it hard for many of us to relate to her or like her style.

Last night she became the first actress to wear a look from the recent Preen Spring 2011 collection.

I love this Preen beaded and bonded dress.

I would even go as far as saying her stone textured beaded sleeveless top and black A line skirt look better on Carey than the model.

Does Carey read my blog?

Because she wore an electric blue pair of YSL Palais pumps when black pumps would’ve been the most obvious-safest choice.

Either way I’m liking this new direction.

Sleek hair and flawless make-up completed her look.

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13.09.10

Preen Spring 2011

I absolutely loved the Preen Spring 2011 presentation which took place at the Milk Studio’s on Sunday morning.

I would say that their wasn’t a power dress in sight, but Kelly Brook wore one in the front row.

With an icy back drop we were presented with a very neutral palette of icy greys, blues plus black and white looks.

I loved the balance between the structured and free flowing pieces.

We saw a lot of bare backs.

Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi called the bare-backs “our erogenous zone this season.”

We saw many drop waist dresses. Some dresses were paired with peplum belts to give the same low slung illusion.

I think this is one of their best collection’s yet. I loved the elegantly tailored mix, which was both strong and feminine.

Favourites: Black drop waist dress with an embroidered top and the taupe dress above which looks like a very high-waisted skirt

Front row: Kelly Brook and Leigh Lezark

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Chloe Sevigny, Agyness Deyn, Florence Welch, Halle Berry, Isabel Lucas, Leighton Meester, Zoe Saldana, Rachel Bilson, Sarah Jessica Parker

2010 Toronto Film Festival “The Town” Premiere – Blake Lively In Chanel Couture & Preen

Right, whilst I have a rare hour between shows and I’ve finished reporting on the 2010 Venice Film Festival, I’m going to catch up on the other Festival which started this weekend – the 2010 Toronto Film Festival (TIFF).

First up my girl Blake Lively.

The “Gossip Girl” actress is at TIFF to promote her new movie, “The Town”.

She certainly painted the town red at the premiere looking sensational wearing a Chanel Fall 2010 Couture dress.

I personally wished she’d worn the dress as it was presented on the runway.

I’m not a fan of diluting Couture, but she made this dress work for her sexy image.

The dress has bunch of roses applied around the waist to give her even sexier hourglass figure.

Red lippie and red pumps completed the look.

Update: Just found a picture of Blake with the jacket on and I think she looks much better with it.

What do you think?

Better with or without the jacket?

At the photocall earlier in the day, Blake wore a Preen Spring 2010 ensemble which included a taupe blouse and black obi pants.

She added a selection of beaded necklaces and Louboutin animal print heels to her look.

For someone who doesn’t have a stylist I think she looks great.

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29.08.10

2010 Entertainment Weekly And Women In Film Pre-Emmy Party – Anna Paquin In Preen

Actress Anna Paquin arrived at the 2010 Entertainment Weekly and Women In Film Pre-Emmy party with her hubby actor Stephen Moyer.

I adore Anna’s bright red Preen Plaza asymmetrical dress.

She’s radiant from her dress to her newlywed glow.

The body-sculpting dress was worn with a loose updo and a few gold bracelets.

Some sexy strappy sandals would’ve been my choice, but Anna paired her dress with black Brian Atwood Maniac pumps.

I think the dress is even sexier from the back than it is from the front.

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2010 Teen Choice Awards – Cat Deeley In Preen

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Cat Deeley may have been one of of the oldest stars to walk the red carpet at the 2010 Teen Choice Awards last night, but she held her own against the kids.

The British TV presenter wore a very familiar Preen asymmetrical dress from the Resort 2010 collection.

Her white hot one shoulder bandage dress has a lace-up shoulder, pleated tulip skirt and gold exposed zip at back. This dress was paired with matching cut-out heels.

Neon pink toe nail varnish, multi-coloured bracelets and an aqua blue Jimmy Choo Candy acrylic clutch were the pops of colour added to inject a spark to her look.

Unfortunately the colour pops feel overloaded and too contrived.

Just one pop would’ve sufficed.

The 2010 Teen Choice Awards airs on FOX today at 8:00-10:00 PM (ET/PT).

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