Runway To Photo Shoot – Dita von Teese In Christian Lacroix Couture & Valentino Couture

I never thought I would ever see a Christian Lacroix Couture finale wedding dress off the runway, but Dita von Teese looked angelic in Paris as she posed in the gown on a shoot for Harper’s Bazaar Russia this weekend.

The ivory Fall 2009 Couture gown is embroidered with a gold leaf design, and accented with colourful roses.

Dita even wore the lace sleeved gown with the runway necklace.

I love that we get to see this look off the runway, but it would’ve been even better if they’d changed Dita’s hair and make-up for this particular shot to make the character she is trying to portray more believable.

That runway headscarf would’ve made a world of difference.

Dita’s hair and make-up on the other hand is perfect for this particular shot.

The star leans against a bicycle on a Parisian street, with her Valentino Fall 2009 Couture black coat unbuttoned revealing her stockings and suspenders and a lacy Wonderbra.

Her look is of course paired with Louboutin heels.

Very Dita.

I love the peacock style ruffled fan on this coat.

It will be interesting to see the finished editorial.

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Runway To 2010 Campari Calendar Cocktail Party – Olga Kurylenko In Valentino Couture

Welcome back to the red carpet Olga Kurylenko, we’ve missed you and here’s is a perfect example of why we’ve missed you.


This red turtleneck Valentino Spring 2009 Couture gown with a thigh-high split is not easy to pull off.

The colour is divine, the split is sexy, the structure and draping is exquisite.

There is nothing I do not love about this look, as I do my best to ignore the t-bar heels.

Yes red heels would have been too obvious, but the t-bar heels feel to fussy for such an amazing gown.

The 2010 Campari Cocktail Party was to celebrate the released of the ‘Campari Milano’ calendar in which Olga is the star.

The Ukrainian actress follows in the footsteps of Jessica Alba, Salma Hayek and Eva Mendes who have all featured in a Campari calendar.

Olga looks stunning in the 12 pictures, which see her wearing a variety of designers from Gucci to Valentino to Fendi.

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Fan Bingbing’s Promotion Of “Wheat”

Fan Bingbing joined her cast mates at the premiere of her new film “Wheat” last week, which opened in cinemas yesterday.

Many of you know I have a massive girl crush on the beautiful Fan.

She always looks so amazing on the red carpet, and admire the fact that she doesn’t stick to the same formula.

As you can see from these two looks she can go from quirky a Louis Vuitton Fall 2009 look with YSL heels, to a stunning Valentino gown paired with an exquisite diamond necklace.

You may remember that Rachel Weisz wore this same gown during Cannes Film Festival.

In promoting her new film, Fan has appeared on two major magazine covers.

The first was the September 2009 issue of InStyle China.

She is an absolute knock-out on the cover wearing a embellished wool crepe two-tone dress.

Hair, make-up and accessories are all working together to make this a stunning cover.

Her second cover is the October 2009 issue of L’Officiel China magazine, where she wears a Chanel Fall 2009 look which includes the runway white hat.

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Runway To “Love Happens” LA Premiere – Jennifer Aniston In Valentino Couture

I was convinced that Jennifer Aniston not wearing black on her last red carpet appearance was a one-off, but she thankfully proves me wrong.

Last night at the “Love Happens” LA Premiere she looked beautiful wearing a silver embroidered Valentino Fall 2009 Couture tunic dress with matching strappy Christian Louboutin sandals.

OK it’s not pink with polka dots, but it’s progress people. Baby steps.

I love her look.  It’s a bit sexy, young and chic, but I’m not sure if it’s a BDOTW contender.

What do you think?

Valentino is getting a lot of red carpet and editorial action at the moment, as a whole new generation is appreciating the edgier direction.

OK now we appear to have the dress situation under control, now I can move onto her never changing hairstyle.

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Kristen Stewart Wears Valentino To The MTV VMAs

Kristen Stewart introduced an extended clip from her new movie “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” last night at the VMAs.

She was joined on stage by Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. Both guys look dapper – especially Rob *sighs*

Kristen looked dainty wearing a Valentino metallic beaded tulle mini dress, with a sheer yoke whilst sporting an edgy asymmetrical ‘do.

This delicate dress is in stark contrast to the edgier Rock & Republic dress she wore to the Teen Choice Awards, but I love it.

It’s a huge shame she didn’t walk the red carpet as I wanted to see more of the dress and her Rock & Republic Nika studded pumps.

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“Jennifer’s Body” Premiere

My first reaction to Amanda Seyfried’s wearing this Valentino Fall 2009 Couture dress was “why is she exposing her bra in a Couture piece?”

But on closer inspection of the runway picture, that’s part of the dress.

I love the colour which doesn’t wash her out, and the haunting dramatic nature of this stunning creation.

The sexy red carpet temptress came out last night, as Megan Fox walked the red carpet wearing a strapless Valentino dress.

I love the dress with its lace bodice wrapped with a layer of black chiffon plus the ruffled detail on the side of her skirt.

I know many of you will never be Team Fox, but she is a knock out for me here.

“Jennifer’s Body” Press Conference

Celebrities love the Stella McCartney Resort 2010 collection more than any other, this is a fact.

Amanda Seyfried was the latest celebrity to fall in love.

She wore a blue and black check wool skirt, with a striped blue and black sleeveless top.

Her look was completed with a pair of Jimmy Choo’s.

Megan Fox looks very pale here, especially her legs.

Her dress is cute, but she tried to make it provocative by accidentally ‘on purpose’ letting the shoulder fall down.

“Creation” Premiere

I’m going to say 2 things about Jennifer Connelly’s look.

Firstly I will echo the statement Heidi Klum’s made on “Project Runway” last night.

The model said that a woman should always wear a bra. The twins should always be supported, perky and lifted. I’m glad Heidi understands and shares my frustration with this issue.

This second thing I will say is everyone has a bad day. I’ll just pretend this never happened.

“Creation” Press Conference

The actress gets herself right back into my good books wearing a RM by Roland Mouret Diablo dress.

The black and white colour block dress is stylish, sophisticated and most importantly helping me erase the previous picture from my memory.

“Broken Embraces” Premiere

Penelope Cruz glowed wearing an aqua RM by Roland Mouret Daphne one shoulder dress.

I love the way it drapes and the colour is exquisite on her.

She pairs her dress with ivory peep toes and a matching clutch.

The actress confirmed today that she is not pregnant.

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Shakira For Vanity Fair October 2009

Olga – a regular reader – contacted me recently and asked if I had seen Shakira’s new video “She Wolf”.

Olga was informing me that she noticed that Sharika was wearing those sparkling Balmain Spring 2009 heels in her new video.

At that point I hadn’t seen the video, but a few days later whilst at the gym pounding the treadmill I almost fell off when “She Wolf” came on screen.

Sharika is ELECTRIC.

She’s like a magnet that draws you in and leaves you mesmerized by her beauty, so I was happy to see Vanity Fair have captured that beauty in a Couture shoot photographed by Michael Roberts for their October 2009 issue.

In the picture above she lounges in a gold chair whilst having her nails done wearing a gold Jean Paul Gaultier dress. Her ring is from Cartier.

The rest of her shoot includes her wearing Valentino, Armani Privé, Chanel – thankfully one of the few pieces I liked from that collection – Givenchy and Christian Dior.

The Dior and both the Valentino pictures are my absolute favourites.

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19.08.09 On Set With...

On The Gossip Girl Set With Leigthon Meester Wearing Valentino Red & Blake Lively Carrying Donna Karan

Leighton Meester was snapped the set of “Gossip Girl” this week which was filmed inside the Botanic Garden in Brooklyn, New York.

We’ve not fallen in love the Olivia Palmero hairstyle she has been sporting in other candids, but here she returns to her free-flowing wavy locks.

Looking every inch the Park Avenue princess – minus her now trademark flip flops between takes – Leighton wore an ombre Red Valentino Fall 2009 3/4 length dress with a floral appliqué detail decorating the bodice and skirt.

This look is more like the Blair we know and love.

Blake Lively was also on set looking cute in navy shorts and a white blouse.

Her look was complete carrying a Donna Karan Eldridge slouchy hobo bag and Christian Louboutin Lillian buckle pumps.

Her bag decorated with a  hanging chain, converts from tote to bag with side and bottom snap details.  The straps can be pulled through to create messenger style.

It’s available to purchase from & Browns Fashion.

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