Red Carpet Fashion Awards

Rita Ora’s second look was much improved from her red-carpet appearance at the 2012 MTV Music Video Awards on Thursday evening.

The British singer took to the stage to present an award to Chris Brown wearing a Stéphane Rolland Fall 2012 Couture gown.

I’m glad that someone other than Cheryl Cole is wearing a look by this very talented designer, and that the first person to wear this collection wasn’t Kim Kardashian.

Her white crepe gown with silicone white slices on the shoulders and a tan leather harness is one of Rita’s most elegant looks to date.

Elegant, while still maintaining her edge.

The white arm-warmers from the runway completed her look.

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The Stéphane Rolland Fall 2012 Couture show started nearly an hour late (more on that later) but it was worth the wait.

Inspired by illustrations from David Downtown and furniture designer Maria Pergay, Cheryl Cole’s favourite couturier sent models down the runway in breath-taking long crepe de chine and satin Oscar- and most definitely Cannes-worthy gowns.

On a colour palette of burgundy, warm browns, black and ivory, each piece was extremely unique with beautiful accents such as feathers, silicone white slices and what looked liked clear kryptonite.

Signature draped fabrics gave the collection a very whimsical feel. I always love how the trains and long capes billow as the models storm the runway.

Accessories included belts with gold hardware, very sexy platform heels and over-the-knee boots.

After featuring Nieves Alvarez on my blog recently, it was a delight to see her take to the runway wearing a chic black suit with a built-in cape and plunging neckline.

My heart lifted when Fan Bingbing, the designer’s muse, took to the runway.

She looked breathtaking wearing an ivory sleeveless gown with a cape embellished with silicone slices.

This was about the time when the reason the show started so late turned up: Kanye West and Kim Kardashian.

As a ‘designer’ you would’ve thought Kanye would show some respect for a real designer and show up on time.

I honestly don’t understand why they were invited in the first place. If you google Stephane Rolland, the news is that the couple upstaged the show who arrived 5 minutes before the end – hardly a word on the clothes.

If Kanye and Kim were invited to ensure headlines, they did, but at the detriment of designer.

Click here to see the whole collection.

Who I Want To See Wearing This Collection: Florence Welch, Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz, Beyonce Knowles, Cheryl Cole, Karolina Kurkova, Paz Vega, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton, Angelina Jolie and Eva Green

Credit: WWD & Backstage images below to Red Carpet Fashion Awards

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Beyoncé Knowles was the main attraction at the 2012 BET Awards, held at The Shrine Auditorium in LA on Sunday evening.

She not only collected the Best Female R&B Artist award, but she also saw her hubby Jay-Z pick up the Best Group and Video of the Year categories for ‘The Throne’.

The beautiful singer looked stunning wearing a Stéphane Rolland Spring 2012 Couture gown.

Her chartreuse one-sleeve gown with a hip-high slit was styled with the gold multi-level waistband upside down to how it was presented on the runway.

I wish Beyoncé had given this look a red-carpet moment. Looking through all the pictures she was constantly holding her skirt. I would’ve loved to see the gown free-flowing on the red carpet.

Voluminous curls, Lorraine Schwartz jewels and those Givenchy sandals which continue to get a lot of celebrity love completed her award winning look.

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I am stunned. Floored even.

Cheryl Cole set the rain-soaked red carpet ablaze for the ‘Amour’ premiere during Cannes Film Festival this evening.

For the second year in a row, the UK ambassador for L’Oreal, wore a Stéphane Rolland Spring 2012 Couture gown.

Her cap-sleeve white jersey fitted gown was decorated with light red embellishments before trailing off into a dramatic lava-like fiery red ostrich feathered train.

With all that space on the red carpet, Cannes is really the place to showcase a gown with such a train.

The only disappointing thing for me was that most of the drama of the blood red train was lost against the red carpet.

A red VBH clutch, trademark voluminous hair and David Morris jewels completed her look.

You wouldn’t think Stéphane Rolland and Cheryl Cole would make such a great combination, but she wows every time.

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Paz Vega was also present on the red carpet for the ‘Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted’ premiere during the 2012 Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals this evening.

She stunned the crowd wearing a breathtaking Stéphane Rolland Spring 2012 Couture gown.

I was hoping we would get to see at least one gown from the amazing designer, and Paz more than does this gown justice.

The black and white gown with a keyhole bodice and skirt with a dramatic feathered train was accented with a gold waistband.

Paz swept her hair up into a loose bun and completed her look with a rich red lip colour.

Credit: NYMag.com & Getty

Solange Knowles attended the 6th Annual DKMS Linked Against Blood Cancer Gala at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City last night.

The star wore a Stéphane Rolland Spring 2012 Couture gown.

Her white futuristic gown with sculptural details on the hips, which falls from a gold plate at the waist, is sensational.

I love the simple styling with a complementary gold cuff, but I’m not dying over this look as I should be.

Why? Because I think Solange is lacking the height needed to really pull this look off.

The gown looks a lot more streamlined on the model.

Credit: Elle.com & Getty




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