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08.01.18

Penelope Cruz In Ralph & Russo Couture – 2018 Golden Globe Awards

Penelope Cruz struck a beautiful pose at the 2018 Golden Globe Awards on Sunday (January 7) in Beverly Hills, California.

I love the unabashed glamour of this custom Ralph & Russo Couture off-the-shoulder, lace gown that indeed looks precisely like it was made for Penelope—both in fit and style.

Sultriness, sass, romance, and elegance all collided in the embellished design, with the sweeping train adding a dramatic counterpoint to the slimmer silhouette of the sheer dress.

What made the look even more striking were the actress’s jet-black curls that so fittingly matched the gown.

Credit: Getty

22.12.17 Best Of

Designer of the Year & Couturier of the Year – Ralph & Russo Couture

You may remember that Elie Saab has been the longstanding king of the Designer of the Year crown, but 2017 ended his five-year reign.

It was none other than Ralph & Russo Couture who captured the crown, ushering in a new form of red-carpet allure for 2017. And, they’ve even entered the royal ranks, with Meghan Markle recently opting for the brand in her engagement photos.

Even though eveningwear may be the London-based label’s sweet spot, the two Aussie designers behind the dazzling designs ultimately prove that variety is the spice of life.

And, that was even more true, as they debuted their ready-to-wear collection for Spring 2018 that brought their distinct breed of luxury to more diverse yet still-dazzling territory.

Luxury took on new meaning—sometimes with girlish whimsy, as in Kaia Gerber’s youthful ruffles. Other times, feathered fun and metallic moxie took front-and-centre stage.

Of course, there’s no forgetting the sweeping ethereality of pure delicacy that defined Lily Collins’ Cannes Film Festival shimmering, pale pastel gown.


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21.12.17

Meghan Markle In Ralph & Russo Couture – Official Engagement Portraits

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle released three official engagement portraits today via the official Kensington Palace twitter account.

Alexi Lubomirski, who conducted the shoot earlier this week at Frogmore House, Windsor, Kensington Palace, did an amazing job of capturing the couple.

He said “A huge thank you to His Royal Highness Prince Harry and Ms Markle, for allowing me to take their official engagement portraits. Not only was it an incredible honour, but also an immense privilege to be invited to share and be a witness to this young couple’s love for each other. I cannot help but smile when I look at the photos that we took.”

The soon-to-be Duchess of Sussex was beaming wearing a Ralph & Russo Fall 2016 Couture gown which I’m sure some might be surprised considering the sheerness of the top, but I’m for this modern spin on fairytale moment.

While I know no one will ever compare to the late Lady Diana, Princess of Wales, I’m really hoping Meghan will bring a hint of Hollywood glamour to the palace.

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Sonam Kapoor In Ralph & Russo Couture – IWC For The Love Of Cinema Dinner At DIFF

Sonam Kapoor joined Cate Blanchett for the IWC Filmmaker Award gala dinner during Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) on Thursday (December 7) in the United Arab Emirates.

The Bollywood star wore a Ralph & Russo Fall 2017 Couture pale mint gown featuring a metallic pastel leaf and floral design that combines architectural accents with vivacious femininity.

Adding yet more metallic’s to her look she wore pointy pumps and a Ralph & Russo ‘Alina’ clutch.

While the IWC timepiece was mandatory, I would’ve preferred silver to the rose-gold one she selected.

Credit: Vogue.com & Getty

05.12.17

The Fashion Awards 2017 Red Carpet Roundup

The long list of stars continued in full force at The Fashion Awards 2017 on Monday (December 4) in London.

Kaia Geber: I loved seeing the young model have some fun with the flirty nature of ruffles in this Ralph & Russo Spring 2018 two-piece, cold-shoulder look. It was style-forward, chic, and sweet at the same time. Messika jewels completed her look.

Adwoa Aboah: There was no sequin left unturned in this Halpern Spring 2018 sequin number, but it was the platform footwear that compromised its fresh potential.

Jourdan Dunn: The sultry seduction of the Versace label was fully celebrated in this orange gown. But I most loved the model’s gorgeous beauty look.

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22.11.17

2017 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show After Show Party

The 2017 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show After Party took place on Monday (November 20) in Shanghai, China, with a wide ranging mix of styles.

I decided to split them into categories this year staring with: My Favourites.

Cindy Bruna: This Brandon Maxwell Spring 2017 suit originally stormed the runway with a blouse, but Cindy made the look her own by opting to go without.  The excessive boobage might turn off some, but I’m more intrigued by the impeccable tailoring.

Maria Borges: I’m a huge fan of Maria’s style, but I was blown away when she opted to wear this Tiffany Amber gown which proudly showcased her African roots. The dress, the belt and head wrap are gorgeous, but it’s the ‘going against the grain’ statement which I find most endearing.

Jourdana Phillips: You can’t get much chicer than a cream tuxedo dress styled with gold Giuseppe Zanotti rose-gold sandals.

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Arizona Muse In Elie Saab & Ralph & Russo Couture – Chain Of Hope Gala Ball & Aquazzura x Mytheresa.com Dinner

Arizona Muse made two captivating entrances over the weekend—first at the Chain Of Hope Gala Ball on Friday (November 17) in London, England then at the Aquazzura x Mytheresa.com Dinner in Vienna, Austria the next night (November 18).

Chain Of Hope Gala Ball: I will always have a weakness for a good cape, and that was never more true than in the sweeping rendition seen in this Elie Saab Fall 2017 Couture design. The effect was altogether regal with a fantasy allure in the wash of the watercolour ombre. Seeing the metal belt on the runway left me wishing she had kept that element, though.

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