Runway To Wallpaper* Design Awards – Apphia Michael In Viktor & Rolf

Apphia Michael (PA & Office Manager) from Wallpaper* magazine wore one of the stunning asymmetrical tulle pieces from the Viktor & Rolf Spring 2010 collection, to the Wallpaper* Design Awards in London last night.

I was sure we would only ever see these pieces in editorials, so kudos to Apphia for taking on this grand piece.

Apphia swept her long hair over one shoulder which totally covered the half bodice. I think she should have kept her hair behind her shoulders. Why cover a single inch of this creation?

Viktor & Rolf pieces are usually worn by the likes of Roisin Murphy, so it’s nice to finally see it on the red carpet.

Lady GaGa wore one of the shorter pieces in her recent Elle editorial, but it was Katy Perry who first wear a dress from this collection when she presented the MTV EMAs last year.

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03.12.09

Victor & Rolf “Black Dress” Capsule Collection

As part of their Spring 2010 collection, Victor and Rolf have created a collection of five cocktail dresses.

In fact they will be creating a small capsule of LBD’s in every collection from now on.

The design duo want to reinvent the LBD and offer something extra from the main collection.

In the words of the designers “the garments capture our take on the spirit of a woman”.

Feminine they most certainly are with gorgeous soft bows, lace and references to lingerie.

I’ve been drooling over the dresses and can’t decide which one I love the most.

What do you think of the collection?

The dresses will available from December in high end department stores.

16.11.09

“The Private Lives Of Pippa Lee” New York Screening

I see trouble ahead for the rumoured Victoria Beckham Collection Spring 2010 campaign girl.

In an interview with Allure magazine, Victoria Beckham said “Don’t have all your legs out and all your boobs out. Cover something up”.

Ooops Blake obvisoulsy doesn’t live by that rule, and why should she when she looks this fabulous.

The Gossip Girl actress looked stunning wearing a beautiful bow-fronted Marchesa Spring 2010 white embroidered blazer with black shorts.

J’Adore.  She can’t do wrong for me at the moment.

Sophia Bush was covered up wearing a Helmut Lang powder print dress, but that didn’t stop her looking any less fabulous.

I’m glad to see Sophia is not sticking to the obvious labels and trying something new for a refreshing change, as it helps her stand out from all the Hollywood starlet Herve Leger wearing clones.

Sophia and I obviously have the same taste, as I added this dress to my favourites this week.

Julianne Moore’s Viktor & Rolf Spring 2010 tuxedo jacket-like draped dress is soften without the sleeves.

I really like the modification, but if she was going to wear tights that thick she might as well have stuck with the original runway version.

Writer/director Rebecca Miller wasn’t about to be outdone by these actresses.

She also glammed for this screening by donning a very chic tailored Alexander McQueen Pre-Fall 2009 keyhole black dress with a red floral design, a high collar and gathered sleeves.

European actresses Marion Cotillard and Penelope Cruz seemed to be inseparable, as I couldn’t find a picture of them apart.

Cruz wore head-to-toe black, whereas Marion stood out by wearing a taupe dress with embellished details.

I much preferred Robin Wright Penn as a blonde.

I understand she wants to ‘wash that man right outta her hair’, but brunette was not the way forward for her.

What’s with all the drastic colour changes lately?  First McPhee, now Robin.

Also the Herve Leger dress isn’t really doing anything good for her.

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Runway To 2009 MTV EMAs Stage – Katy Perry In Viktor & Rolf, Georges Chakra and Marchesa

Katy Perry certainly knows how to put on a performance.

Hosting last night’s MTV EMA’s the singer made the event her own by showcasing a spectrum of crazy fashion finds.

Pictured in an alarming Viktor & Rolf Spring 2009 ball gown, Katy opted for shock tactics on the stage.

The strangely shaved netting and bullet-hole-style cavity is a bit too eerie for such a light-hearted event.

I loved the dramatics in Viktor & Rolf’s Spring presentation, however this dress screams ‘DANGER!’ Sorry Katy, car-crash couture.

This is more like it.

Sampling a Marchesa 2010 dress, Katy looks like something from a vamped-up version of a swan-lake production.

Feathers seem to be a favourite with Marchesa for Spring 2010.

Here they complement the lace body, adding movement and texture and give Katy the extra detail that she needs. This dress has already been worn by Camilla Belle.

I love the white on Katy. It’s clean, fresh and works with her dark hair and eyes radiantly.

This Georges Chakra Couture Fall 2009 gown has hints of both pin-up glamour and a 1930’s flapper dress.

Katy is captivating here, the sparkling blue sequins and pearls on the dress turn Katy from a loopy pop-star into a siren.

Showing off her figure, and quite rightly too, Katy sticks with a more mature look.

Katy wore a second look by Georges Chakra, this time from his Spring 2010 ready to wear Edition collection.

The Lebanese designer dedicates his work to a modern, self-confident woman, making Katy a worthy fit for his designs.

This dress is another of Katy’s more ‘wacky’ choices. Having modified the hem to make a structured skirt, it resembles the carousel dress that the singer wore at last years EMA’s.

Ultimately wearing this dress whilst swinging on a decorated seat doesn’t really do much for the singer except confirm what we already knew; slightly bonkers.

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