X Factor: Saturday Week 9 – Cheryl Cole In Stéphane Rolland Couture

I had mixed emotions when Cheryl Cole walked onto the X Factor stage on Saturday night.

On the one hand I was happy that she’s finally wearing Stéphane Rolland, but unfortunately her white Fall 2008 Couture dress with a black obi-style belt falls a bit flat on her – literally.

The look has a lot more personality on the runway. The decision to flatten the structure and folds on this dress wasn’t a smart one in my opinion.

You know how I feel about tampering with Couture, so this look doesn’t quite work for me as she presented it.

I don’t hate it, but she took this look from Couture to Pre-Fall.

Champagne coloured pumps and crystal drop earrings completed her look.

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Stéphane Rolland Fall 2010 Couture

This was the second time I’ve attended a Stéphane Rolland Couture presentation, and so far it has been my favourite collection.

The couturier always produces amazing pieces I wish we’d see more of on the red carpet.

I loved the fluidity. Everything moved so freely and effortlessly.

The colour palette consisted of most black pieces, with grey, blue, gold and taupe pieces included.

Cocktail dresses, asymmetrical gowns, mermaid gowns, a caped jumpsuit, and dresses with an organza train and leather jacket style top half were presented to a packed crowd of fashion followers.

Some of these looks were worn with belts adorned with jeweled details, or embellished panels to add a touch of sparkle.

Legs were given a major role with mini dresses and rise and fall hems showing off opaque tights embroidered with gems.

It was the gowns I lusted over especially those mermaid gowns with storm clouds brewing on the hemlines.

The pieces with three-dimension ruffles were among my favourite looks in this collection.

The finale look was an ivory mini dress with a caped train, leather bejeweled long gloves and embellished tights.

It was sweet gentle finish to a dramatic presentation.

As you can see I have a much better camera than last season.

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Runway To 2010 Grammy Awards – Beyonce Knowles In Stéphane Rolland

Beyonce Knowles looked smokin’ hot at the 2010 Grammy Awards.

Her body just doesn’t quit, and this Stéphane Rolland Fall 2009 gown hugs every curve like a bandage dress.

I love the ribbed patterned details, the zipper which reveals her cleavage, but I just can’t get on board with her hair and those gigantic earrings.

Her hair looks like she had silly string sprayed into it, and those earrings look way too heavy, but they do suit the Egyptian theme she may have been going for.

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Stéphane Rolland Spring 2010 Couture

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.

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Who Wore Stéphane Rolland Better? Tara Palmer Tomkinson or Cheryl Cole

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.

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Runway To 2010 National Television Awards – Cheryl Cole In Stéphane Rolland

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?

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