Red Carpet Fashion Awards

I’m loving my flip camera at the moment as it helped me create this video of Rachel Roy’s Fall 2010 presentation which I saw yesterday evening.

I’m a huge fan of Rachel Roy’s ultra feminine, but not too girlie pieces. Her looks can go from a boardroom to a dinner party without tweaking nor accessorizing.

What I noticed from her Fall collection was a strong emphasis on evening wear, which Rachel doesn’t tend to focus on.

The finale gown was my favourite. The strapless beaded gown deserves a red carpet moment.

Apart from the gowns we were presented with pant suits, skirt suits, and tailored jackets – Roy’s staples.

The tailoring was impeccable as always on the skirt suits, and I loved the inclusion of a lot of metallic pieces.

The colour palette was a mix dark romantic colours like eggplant, dark grey and black to pops of fuchsia and aqua.

The shoes – which I zoomed in on during my video – are from Rachel Roy’s Manolo Blahnik collection, and the bags were by Nancy Gonzalez.

Guests included ex-husband Damon Dash, Miss J, Whitney Port and Keke Palmer who is interviewed at the end of my video.

Credit: Style.com

Kelly Rowland was at the NRJ Music Awards in Cannes, as the former Destiny Child’s member was nominated in the “Song of the Year” category for “When Love Takes Over” – a collabo with David Guetta.

She walked the red carpet wearing a colourful Rachel Roy dress from the Resort 2010 collection.

I love the mish-mash of colours on the dress.

The watercolour print on the top and the swirling print on the skirt are really interesting, but I hate the bows on Kelly’s chartreuse Matthew Williamson Spring 2010 heels.

The colour is fine, but the bows are awkward.

Credit: Style.com & Wireimage

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Veronica Webb looked spectacular wearing a dusky pink Rachel Roy Spring 2010 long sleeved dress with an asymmetrical hemline.

Long necklaces, a pink studded clutch and grey Manolo Blahnik heels designed by Rachel Roy completed her look.

Rachel Roy was also there to show how fabulous she can look on the red carpet.

She also wore her Manolo Blahnik heels with an aqua wrap dress from her Spring 2010 collection.

A black clutch and a stunning gold necklace completed her look.

Miuccia Prada’s biggest fan Anna Wintour stepped out wearing the same red velvet Prada Fall 2009 dress we’ve seen on Jessica Alba.

Michelle Harper struck a serious pose wearing a Zac Posen Fall 2009 dress, which she strangely paired with Trib Two’s.

I’m not liking the length of her dress, but then Lily is freakishly tall.

Ashley Greene continues to give us fabulousity by wearing a gorgeous black D&G ensemble which includes a sheer tank and black ruched skirt with embroidery detail.

She’s having a fabulous week.

I know a lot of you love Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen, but at times like this I wonder what all the fuss is about.

The only thing worth drooling over are Ashley’s canary yellow Manolo Blahnik Hangisi pumps.

Rose Byrne opted for a sheer dress which had a sequin skirt and a criss cross sequin detail on the bodice.

Credit: Style.com, Bauer Griffin & Wireimage

Blake Lively was obviously saving a stunning red carpet look for her own premiere.

The beautiful Gossip Girl actress wowed on the red carpet last night wearing a mini Marchesa Spring 2010 dress.

The strapless nude corseted cocktail dress has a black feathered skirt – which appears to be a bit shorter than the runway look – and an embroidered floral bodice.

It’s safe to say she owned this look. It’s like Georgina Chapman made it especially for her.

I would’ve preferred a peep-toe, but her nude pumps work perfectly with her dress.

After her Emmy’s plait disaster, Blake opted for loose waves and light nude make-up for her finished touches.

Blake has said on many occasions that she doesn’t use a stylist.

She picks looks she likes from Style.com and contacts the designers directly.

Like hating her good looks and long legs wasn’t enough, we have to envy her for making her Style.com lookbook come to life.

BDOTW contender for sure.

Keisha Whitaker wore a tangerine Rachel Roy Resort 2010 embellished dress,which I didn’t realise had a zipper detail going up the side until now.

Forest and Keisha did a vintage Posh & Becks move by colour co-ordinating their looks, as his sneakers matched her dress.

So cute.

Stylist June Ambrose walked the red carpet wearing a silver Alexander McQueen metallic brushstroke dress which had a cowl-neck dress, a small peplum on the hips and padded shoulders.

Black pumps an a silver clutch complete the look.

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Credit: Style.com & Wireimage

Rachel Roy’s Spring 2010 collection was inspired by the ‘40s screen sirens, ‘70s chic, and the ‘90s power suit.

The designers presentation statement was “elegant, strong and polished”.

Check, check and triple check. Mission very much accomplished.

The collection was full of sophisticated wearable pieces for every type of woman.

Roy’s focused on strong tailoring and draping. The collection was feminine, yet supremely powerful.

There were pants suits, skirt suits, blouses, fitted dresses, cropped jackets, tulip skirts and a mustard all-in-one.

The colour palette was very interesting. First up were a selection of soft neutral ivory and grey pieces, then there was an amazing burst of vibrant colours from mustard to cobalt blue to violet.

Every garment had a sleek fluidity about it due to the draping.

It all felt very effortless and seeing a very relaxed Rachel at the show this only confirmed that fact.

All the models in the show wore Rachel Roy for Manolo Blahnik heels, a collaboration that has been going for some time now. The heels were thonged sandals decorated with chains or studs, or pumps. All keeping in the strong powerful feminine mode.

Stunning collection. I was going gaga over the colourful pieces.

You can view the whole collection at Style.com.




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