Red Carpet Fashion Awards

Sophie and I were really excited to see the Stephane Rolland Spring 2010 Couture presentation here in Paris for two reasons.

1. To witness stunning looks walk the runway.
2. To get a glimpse of Cheryl Cole in the front row.

Only one of our wishes came true.

Cheryl Cole is a huge fan of the French designer after she’s been pictured in five of his dresses. Most recently last week at the National Television Awards.

Unfortunately she wasn’t unable to show her support because of work commitments, but we probably wouldn’t have noticed her anyway because we were transfixed on the amazing pieces which were presented to us.

Cocktail dresses spattered with gold and blood red lacquer. Capes billowed as model stormed the runway.

Lean evening gowns had voluminous hems which moved so fluidly on the models.

It wasn’t only the hems that had volume. Hips did too with razor sharp-cut creating a sexy silhouette.

Everyone in the audience was mesmerized by the plexiglass embellishments which made us thing of fossils, especially on the plum gown above.

The pictures are not really doing the pictures justice in my opinion, as it was an amazing collection.

If you think this magnificent Stephane Rolland finale gown is stunning, view the video below to see how beautiful it is in motion, and the details which are totally lost in the picture.

The model needed 2 people to help her adjust the heavily embellished train as she turned.

The designer will be working on a ready-to-wear collection which is set to launch in 2011, along with a fragrances and a jewellery line.

Credit: Catwalking

Back in October Tara Palmer Tomkinson wore this Stéphane Rolland Fall 2009 Couture gown to Tatler’s 300th Anniversary Party at Lancaster House in London.

I was horrified at how she cheapen this stunning gown.

Yes she’s wearing sheer as it was presented on the runway, but does that mean we have to see her nipples?

Without the dress being lined we also got to see the shorts underneath, another thing that puts me off this look.

Cheryl Cole’s look was more demure even though most of you disliked in her sleeveless fully lined version which she wore to the 2010 National Television Awards this week.

The only downside for me were those Olivia Newton-John blinged out wristbands.

Despite that Cheryl easily wins this for me.

Credit: Stéphane Rolland.com & Wireimage

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We had no doubts that Cheryl Cole would upstage everyone at the 2010 National Television Awards.

She looked stunning in this dove grey Stéphane Rolland Fall 2009 Couture gown paired with David Morris jewels.

Cheryl’s gown was fully lined and modified from the runway as her gown didn’t have sleeves.

I particularly love the clasp detail at the waist, and the way that the dress falls around her feet.

I’m not particularly overjoyed about the cuffs, but I’ll let it go seeing as everything else is so perfect.

Cheryl is huge fan of Stéphane Rolland as she wore his looks during week 8 and week 9 of the X Factor live shows, plus on her TV show Cheryl’s Night In.

We love Cheryl when she channels Couture.

She was our Couture Queen of 2009, will she retain her title in 2010?

Credit: StephaneRolland.com & Wireimage

On Saturday night before the X Factor final on ITV, we got see more of Cheryl Cole on her one-off show “Cheryl’s Night In”.

She was still fighting for this love wearing her favourite Alexander Wang boots, she’d worn in her first performance on the X Factor a few weeks ago.

This time she swapped the military outfit for a pink ninja-style look.

My favourite look of the show as when Cheryl perform “3 Words” a duet with Black Eyed Peas rapper Will.I.Am.

She looked stunning wearing a her 3rd look from the Stéphane Rolland Fall 2009 Couture collection this year.

This black gown with a sheer yoke had a dramatic train which Cheryl used to full effect during her performance.

Last season Cheryl wore a pink Krystof Strozyna dress on the X Factor, so it wasn’t a surprise to see her wearing the same designer again.

Whilst Cheryl was being interviewed by Holly Willoughby wearing a teal Temperley London gown, Cheryl glowed in an orange and black Krystof Strozyna Spring 2010 pencil dress.

This digital print dress has geometric fabric panels which I absolutely loved.

Love her or loathe her, she’s given us some interesting fashion choices this year.

Alexandra Burke has worn many Emilio Pucci pieces.

When she performed her hit single “Bad Boys” on “Cheryl’s Night In”, she wore an exclusive ‘one-of-a-kind’ outfit designed by Emilio Pucci’s Creative Director Peter Dundas.

The white two piece was covered in studded eagle motif, which sparkled as she performed her energetic dance routine.

A big wow for Alexandra who after one year in showbiz already has big name designers making looks especially for her.

Credit: WWD, Stephane Rolland, Rex Features & ITV

The first thing I noticed when Cheryl Cole took the stage on Saturday nights X Factor was her shorter hair.

Normally when it comes to hair on this show I’m more interested in Dannii’s forever changing styles.

Cheryl normally doesn’t leave her home without an added 200g of hair extension, so why the sudden shorter style?

I’m guessing it’s because of the flak she’s received for using very obvious extensions in her “5 Problems, 1 Solution” L’Oreal TV ad.

This week Cheryl opted for a black and pink draped Chapurin Spring 2010 mini dress.

The dress looks like it was paired with a large statement necklace on the runway, but as Cheryl sports the same style and it leans in the same way as the runway, I think it’s safe to say this is actually part of the dress.

I love this dress, but the black Louboutin ankle boots aren’t doing it for me…I’m sure you’ll be surprised to know that.

On Sunday nights result show Cheryl opted for another Stéphane Rolland dress after wearing 2 last week.

This time she opted for a dress from the Fall 2009 Couture collection.

Her black lame short dress had an amazing train and voluminous sleeves.

It may have seemed a bit OTT for some of you, but it had just the right amount of drama for me.

Her hair was pulled back on this occasion with a few pieces framing her face.

She finally ditched those ankle boots for a pair of Pierre Hardy chain detailed heels.

Credit: NYMag, Stephane Roland & Rex Features

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Posted by Catherine Kallon on December 7th, 2009 In: Chapurin, Cheryl Cole, Runway To TV Show, Stéphane Rolland, X Factor

On Saturday night’s X Factor Cheryl Cole opted for something different.

She wore a gold palliette covered Stéphane Rolland Spring 2008 dress with a black chiffon sleeve, plus a large black bow on the side.

I went back and forth with this look many times.

On the one hand the bow feels a bit OTT for the dress, but without it the dress would’ve been less interesting.

The ankle boots are kill me, but those cute dimples make me forgive and forget.

I loved Cheryl’s Sunday night look.

Her black Stéphane Rolland Fall 2009 Couture one-shoulder dress was very elegant and sophisticated, and a lot more interesting compared to her Jean Paul Gaultier all black look a few weeks ago.

I loved the gathered detail on the shoulder and how her hair was styled into an elegant updo. She does edge a lot so this look was refreshing for me.

Despite both Dannii and Cheryl looking amazing on Sunday night, the biggest talking point was Simon Cowell’s suit.

This was because for the first time on X Factor Simon wasn’t wearing a black suit. I think the grey suits him quite nicely.

Credit: Rex Features

Regular readers will know that I’m all about the drama.

The more dramatic the dress, the more I fall in love which is why I’m salivating over Rihanna’s Stéphane Rolland Spring 2009 Couture gown.

I expected Rihanna to walk red carpet wearing a Balmain Spring 2010 dress with cut-out details in the hips, so this was a very pleasant surprise.

The white Stéphane Rolland mermaid shaped gown had a pleated detail on the front which swirled around the bodice, before exploding all over the skirt.

This will be a love it or hate it dress. What say you?

Before I fell for Cate Blanchett, it was all about Catherine Zeta Jones. She was my first girl crush.

I had such admiration for her as she held her own on the red carpet amongst the Hollywood major players.

We haven’t seen much of her lately, but walking the red carpet at this event last night she proved that she hasn’t lost any of her sparkle.

CJZ looked outstanding wearing a navy blue Gustavo Cadile’s Resort 2010 lurex gown.

I loved cut, it flatters her so well. I also love how the gown shimmers.

Welcome back Mrs Jones-Douglas, we missed you.

From one ageless beauty to another.

Iman – as usual – looked OUT-Friggin-Standing.

It’s not easy to follow the gorgeous Karlie Kloss because she totally owns everything she wears on the runway.

But when you’re Iman, that doesn’t matter.

The uber model walked the red carpet wearing a pink Jason Wu Spring 2010 feathered confection that is totally delightful.

I love the neon green waistband and her matchy matchy runway platform heels.

She totally stands out as one of the best on this red carpet.

Never take a day of Iman….I BEG you.

Some of you have expressed your confusion as to why Kerry Washington receives so much praise for her red carpet choices.

Come on guys, looks at how amazing she looks wearing this Fendi Spring 2010 blush pink lace floor-length dress.

She looks simply elegant, the colour complements her skin-tone, she accessorized well with silver stunning jewels and a Christian Louboutin snake skin print clutch.

Her look is totally effortless.

What’s not to love?

The Stella McCartney Resort 2010 collection still proves to be the most worn collection by celebrities this year.

Liya Kebede, joins Stella McCartney and Jessica Simpson who have both worn this coat/dress.

It’s not just celebrities who have fallen for Stella’s Resort collection.

Glamour magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Cindi Leive walked the red carpet with SVP & Publishing Director Bill Wackermann wearing the same Resort 2010 dress we’ve seen on Frieda Pinto.

It was no surprise that Stella McCartney was honoured at this event.

The designer was of course wearing self designed pieces which all worked well together.

Stella tends to wear a lot of black, so this pop of colour is really refreshing.

Serena Williams is getting the hand of this red carpet thing as she is radiant at this event wearing a red asymmetrical Pamella Roland gown.

I think she has looked her best yet after her stunning Gucci look a few weeks ago.

Yes she looks muscular, but there’s nothing she can do about that.

I would love to say I have finally embraced Katharine McPhee’s platinum blonde ‘do, but I continue to struggle with it.

Hair aside, I totally in love with her BODYAMR peacock blue jersey gown.

The gown shows off her figure, whilst the black patent leather trim and open back shows off Katharine’s sexy side.

The singer/actress accessorized with a black leather Perrin Paris 1893 Riva Pochette oversize clutch.

Maria Shriver looked fab wearing a black lace strapless Monique Lhuillier gown.

Amy Poehler glittered in a gold Stella McCartney cocktail dress.

Credit: Style.com, INF Daily, NYmag, Coutorture & Wireimage




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