Best Dressed Of The Week – Emma Stone In Chanel Couture & Cat Deeley In River Island

Emma Stone continues to be your favourite on the red carpet.

She wowed you this week wearing a Chanel Couture ensemble to “The Help” LA Premiere.

Some commented that you were happy to see a young actress like Emma breathe life into Chanel Couture, as you feel someone like Blake Lively doesn’t quite have what it takes to carry the brand successfully on the red carpet.

My favourite was Cat Deeley.

The British TV host brought the British high-street to US audiences on ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ by wearing a £80 River Island yellow maxi dress.

Many accused River Island of copying Gucci’s Fall 2011 design, but the fact that Cat makes an £80 dress look like £3,000 dress means she’s doing something right.

The only disappointing thing about Cat’s dress is that it’s not available now.

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Cat Deeley In River Island – So You Think You Can Dance

Many of you in the US have fallen in love with British TV host Cat Deeley (which is not hard because she’s adorable).

She showcases impeccable style week after week whilst presenting, ‘So You Think You Can Dance.’

Cat was radiant on Friday night as she hosted the show wearing a dress by British fashion retailer River Island.

The sensational canary yellow chiffon maxi dress with a floral appliqué detail on the neckline, cut-out details and a thigh split, was accessorized with gold jewels and her favourite Jimmy Choo ‘Louisa’ strappy sandals.

This dress is part of River Island’s Hustler collection which pays homage to 70s icons such as Jerry Hall and Bianca Jagger.

Look out for this dress in store when it goes on sale for £80 this October.

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06.07.11 Sidewalk Style

Sidewalk Style: Freida Pinto In River Island

It’s not often we get to see Freida Pinto’s street style, because the Indian beauty has been busy working on several projects.

Whilst out shopping in New York City with a friend recently, the actress supported the British high-street by wearing a River Island look.

Her eye-catching River Island striped top was paired with super cut khaki River Island shorts.

Shades, a black back-pack and black open-toe flats completed her urban street chic look.

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04.02.11 Press Preview

River Island Summer 2011 Press Day

Yesterday evening I was transported to Marrakesh courtesy of River Island.

The press day showcased their Summer 2011 Moroccan inspired collection which included maxi dresses, palazzo pants, kaftans, embellished sandals, heart-shaped sunglasses, bags and other accessories including earrings, necklaces and bracelets.

The colours, tones, prints and fabrics were amazing just like you’d expect to see at the souks in Morocco.

This spicy collection would look great at summer bbq, on vacation or summer festivals.

After viewing this collections and drinking the delicious cocktails on offer I immediately wanted to book a vacation.

At the press day we were treated to a live look book photoshoot.

The models were undeterred as we watched them strike several poses for the photographer.

The live images were projected on a huge screen and on iPads for live selection of our favourite pictures.


River Island Spring 2010 Press Day

Attending press days has opened my eyes to that fact that there is more than one fashion retailer on the high-street producing great affordable pieces.

Yesterday I went to the River Island Spring 2010 press day, were I got a peek at what we can look forward to seeing in store next March.

The Spring 2010 collection is split into 6 themes: Quirky, Tribal, Nautical, Swap Shop, Pretty Pastels and Ibizia.

The quirky section included studded denim shorts, spiked gladiators, sequin jersey tops, a denim biker vest and zebra print combat pants. This section was for those tomboys who want to stand-out.

The tribal section included a one-shoulder African print dress named the Jamil dress – which is on my wish list – plus tribal print shorts, cropped mesh tees and a cobweb vest which was paired on a mannequin with cute khaki shorts which looked like a skirt.

The nautical section was full of blue, red and white tees, shorts, skirts and dresses.

Swap shop was an interesting mix of pieces that shouldn’t work together, but some how do. A stunning purple dress, was alongside 80s denim cropped jeans, a sequined multi-coloured cardigan, pink cotton shorts, patchwork denim, polka dot shorts and floral dresses.

Pretty pastels were just that. Nude, yellow, peach, cream and beige was the main colour palette, with ditsy print dresses, smock cardigans, chiffon dresses and maxi dresses. These pieces were a very modern take on boho chic, which would be perfect for next summers festivals.

The Ibizia pieces were colourful and bright as you would expect. Sarongs, swimsuits and sexy kaftans stood out with some embellished to make the already sexy pieces even sexier.

Each theme also has matching accessories including bags, jewelry, shoes, boots and a variety of trilby, panama and sailor hats.

One of my favourite pieces was the pink skirt above with a twisted detail through-out. It reminded me of the pieces we saw presented by Burberry Prorsum recently, and it will definitely be on my wish list.

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Pictures belong to Red Carpet Fashion Awards