19.09.10

Richard Nicoll Spring 2011

Richard Nicoll’s Spring 2011 presentation evoked minimal glamour.

This beautiful collection had a certain androgynous feel to it from the models slick back hair to the architectural lines which had a mix of 40s/70s silhouettes.

On a colour palette of black, white, peach and nude we saw boyish jackets, sheer tees with peplums, fitted PVC dresses, leather pants, leather shorts, key hole dresses, pleated tops with billowing capes and dresses layered over sheer pants.

Nearly all the looks had fluid movements as the models stormed the runway.

I was impressed with their ability to create such a dramatic movement until it became apparent that this was created by a wind machine.

Doh…silly me.

This was one of Nicoll’s strongest collection. Its exciting to see him continue to grow as a designer.

Key accessories included Christian Louboutin heels.

Jewels and belt buckles were created by Erickson Beamon using Swarovski elements and Culter and Gross designed the sunglasses also using Swarovski elements.

Front Row: Olivia Palermo

Favourites: Peach pleated mini dress with flowing cape and PVC fitted dress with ruffled collar

Who I see wearing this collection: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jessica Alba, Chloe Sevigny, Lily Allen, Nicola Roberts and Cheryl Cole

Runway To X Factor Week 6 – Cheryl Cole In Alexander Wang & Richard Nicoll

For once I loved both of Cheryl Cole’s looks on the X Factor this weekend.

On Saturday night I instantly recognised Cheryl’s plunging Alexander Wang draped sequin mini dress, as I was cruising this same dress on Friday in Selfridges.

This dress much preferred to her Jean Paul Gaultier look of last week, which felt too old for her.

She looked stunning, happy – despite her reported marriage troubles – sexy, confident and I loved how her hair was pulled back to complete this sleek look.

Silver peep-toes complemented that massive rock on her finger.

This was my favourite look so far.

Although the big hair was back on Sunday with this look, I didn’t mind it so much as I wasn’t as over the top as we know Cheryl’s hair can get.

Her Richard Nicoll corset dress with gold panels had a futuristic feel to it. If Star Wars was made today I feel Princess Leia would love this dress.

After a few weeks of Danni being on top, this was very much Cheryl’s week.

Credit: Style.com & Rex Features

Runway To Graduate Catwalk Show – Nicola Roberts In Richard Nicoll


Nicola Roberts from UK girl group Girls Aloud arrived at the Graduate Catwalk Show at the V&A Museum in London last night.

The singer has her own make-up range called Dainty Doll, which was specifically made for people with pale skin like herself. I love that fact that the singer is now very comfortable in her skin, and no longer feels the need to apply layers of St Tropez.

I love the nude bodice, and hem of the Richard Nicoll Spring 2009 dress, which blends into her skin. I also love the contrast of colours and the orange draping.

She wore her dress with an ivory and gold detailed Lara Bohinc Tatiana clutch.


Richard Nicoll is very well known for his sleek silk mini dresses and oversized T-shirt dresses in an eye-popping colour-blocking.

Two such dresses appear on Net-A-Porter.com. The 3 colour block dress can be purchased from the US site for $480, and the international site for £255/€338.75.

My favourite is the two tone dress, which can also be purchased from Net-A-Porter’s US site for $755, and the international site for £400/€534.19.

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