Rita Ora In Ulyana Sergeenko – 2013 Brit Awards

Rita Ora In Ulyana Sergeenko - 2013 Brit Awards

Rita Ora appeared to have adopted Eddie Redmayne’s leaning red carpet pose while attending the 2013 Brit Awards this evening in London.

Clearly she was inspire by Michael Jackson’s ‘Smooth Criminal’ 45 degree lean while working this pose.

The singer wore a couture gown from Ulyana Sergeenko’s Spring 2013 collection with a custom made snake ring by Jennifer Fisher.

On the model, the duchess-satin sleeveless gown with a cinched-in waist, draped skirt and open back looks very elegant, but that beauty is lost on Rita.

There is just too much ‘try’ in her try-hardness, which throws me off this look.

The back is very unflattering, the length is way too long – long enough to cut another gown from it – and the overall style is just boring.

She has moments of brilliance, but at times I just don’t get her style. It’s just so forced.

A Gucci Spring 2013 perspex clutch and gold jewels completed her look.

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03.10.12

MAC & Carine Roitfeld ‘Le Bal’

I hope you all keep up with my tweets and Instagram pictures from the MAC & Carine Roitfeld ‘Le Bal’ celebrations which took place yesterday at the Hotel Salomon de Rothschild during Paris Fashion Week.

One of the first to arrive was the lovely Karlie Kloss, my hero, who looked gorgeous wearing an Alexander Wang Spring 2013 fresh-off-the-runway look.

She got the ‘smoky eye’ memo, as did Poppy Delevingne, who smouldered on the red carpet wearing an Emilio Pucci black long-sleeve dress with a gold dragon from the recent Spring 2013 collection.

Carine Roitfeld arrived wearing signature all black Givenchy avec smoky eyes, the inspiration for the whole evening.

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Lady Gaga In Ulyana Sergeenko Couture – Out In London

Lady Gaga was spotted out in London, England, not once but twice this week – first the paps caught her outside her hotel, which I think is The Ritz, followed by the nearby Arts Club.

For both appearances she chose couture gowns from up-and-coming designer Ulyana Sergeenko’s Fall 2012 collection.

True to form, Gaga supported an emerging designer – adding her own fun twists, of course.

For the beautiful bright red gown, she added a huge neck piece, long gloves and kitten-eye sunglasses. A blunt auburn fringe, bun and ladylike black handbag finished her look.

For the second sighting, Gaga bared some skin in cream bridal couture. To crown her ensemble, she added a frothy turban and matching evening gloves.

I think the red outfit is my favourite. What’s yours?

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Ulyana Sergeenko In Ulyana Sergeenko Couture – Jean-Paul Gaultier Fall 2012 Couture Fashion Show

Ulyana Sergeenko showed her Fall 2012 Couture collection for the first time during Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday and by Wednesday afternoon she was already wearing a look from the collection.

Proving that there is no better brand ambassador for her collection than herself, much like Victoria Beckham, the Russian designer selected the jewel in the crown: the black-lace, lightly embellished gown.

She wore the look to the Jean-Paul Gaultier Fall 2012 Couture presentation yesterday afternoon; styling the look with a black veil and cream ankle boots.

Her hair was styled into tight pinned-up curls, just like the model from her presentation, plus she added a neon-pink lip colour which matched her nails for a pop of colour.

Do you like this chic look or did she take it too far with the veil?

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04.07.12

Ulyana Sergeenko Fall 2012 Couture

When I arrived at the Théâtre Marigny in Paris yesterday afternoon for the Ulyana Sergeenko Fall 2012 Couture show, I thought it was an outside presentation.

That’s because many of the beautiful women waiting outside to see the show were wearing pieces from the designer’s collection which included her signature voluminous printed maxi skirts worn over a knit sweater and signature head scarves or wool hats.

For her first runway show during Paris Fashion Week, the Russian designer/street-style star certainly pulled in a crowd of major industry players like Grace Coddington, Carine Roitfeld, Tim Blanks, Anna Dello Russo and Patrick Demarchelier.

With a line-up of top models, the show started with a military-style coat before moving onto the designer’s signature look I mentioned above.

Apron dresses, oversized coats, capes, fur-lined parkas, boyish jodhpurs, a chic white suit, folk jackets, sweaters paired with fitted pants, an uber-cute floral embroidered mini dress styled with red-hot knee-boots and long-sleeve playsuits – one with a military sash – added a playfulness to this collection with plenty of Russian references.

The Russianness came through via the accessories, which included military hats, lace helmet, medals of honour, military boots, babushkas and big furry hats.

Other accessories included back packs, hand-carved wooden heels, embroidered headbands and epaulettes, lace-covered flasks, shakos, clutches and gloves.

We saw a few evening looks. The bright red satin gown was the standout piece, but the pretty black lace dress was my favourite.

Natalia Vodianova, the Russian supermodel and a Ulyana Sergeenko client, fittingly closed the show in a floor-sweeping black coat styled with a floral embroidered tulle veil.

It will be interesting to see if the exposure of Paris Fashion Week will push Ulyana’s signature style into the mainstream.  Is Hollywood ready for a collection which mixes military, fantasy and femininity?

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Nicole Kidman, Amber Heard, Natalia Vodianova and several Russian socialites.

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