Red Carpet Fashion Awards

Apart from Dannii Mingoue the only shining light from this series of the X Factor has been Rebecca Ferguson.

She floored me with a beautiful rendition of Corinne Bailey Rae’s ‘Like A Star’.

Not only by her voice, but also by her breath-taking Luisa Beccaria Fall 2010 gown.

The mother of two from Liverpool has worn a few gowns during this series, most of which have overwhelmed her, but on this occasion she hit the right note.

It was dramatic without being over the top and the colour was gorgeous against her caramel skin-tone.

I was totally baffled by pairing of Rebecca Ferguson and Christina Aguilera. Clearly it was a case of who was in town, rather than finding someone to complement Rebecca’s voice.

Rebecca was class personified in her Richard Sorger Spring 2009 dress as she started singing ‘Beautiful’.

I loved the bejeweled neckline on her nude silk dress.

Christina looked like she was on a 10 minute break from working the poll at Peter Stringfellows. It was an awful match up and Christina totally dominated the song and didn’t allow Rebecca to shine during the duet.

As Rebecca walked onto the stage with her mentor prior to the results being read out, Rebecca looked gorgeous wearing a William Tempest Fall 2010 dress.

Her dress with a silver metallic bodice and cream skirt with a peplum at the waist, shows Rebecca has a very diverse style which doesn’t seem forced or manufactured.

I hope she wins so we can see more of her in the future.

For a Saturday night X Factor final Cheryl opted for a soft grecian look.

Her cream asymmetrical one shoulder Roberto Cavalli Resort 2009 gown was decorated in silver embellishments across the bodice.

The gown was stunning, but I just couldn’t get on board with the ‘just got out of the shower’ hair.

Rebecca outshone her mentor last night.

Credit: Credit: Style.com, Richard Sorger.com, Vogue.co.uk & Ken McKay/TalkbackThames/Rex Features

Rihanna performed live on the X Factor on Sunday evening.

The singer wowed audiences with a rendition of her latest single “Only Girl (In The World).”

Mid way through her performance her dancers started a food fight by throwing cakes around the “Alice In Wonderland” set.

The ‘mad hatter’ wore a William Tempest Spring 2011 dress.

You may remember that I picked this dress as one of my top 10 looks from New York Fashion Week.

Florals accents adorned her head and her white and nude devore dress with a sculptural skirt.

This was always going to be a performance dress rather than a red carpet dress, as I can’t see how any star would be able to sit in this beautiful dress.

I would’ve loved the look even more had it not been for those biker boots, but Rihanna does rock this look really well.

Credit: Ken McKay/TalkbackThames/Rex Features

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The William Tempest Spring 2011 presentation took place on Monday morning at 8.30am.

It was an early start, but it was very much worth it.

The young British designer who was showing in New York for the first time, presented a beautiful collection with a colour palette of nude, coral and grey with a “splash” of raspberry and lemon.

William’s inspiration was “The Sirens’ Song,” playing upon a concept of a “half-woman, half-sea creature”.

His romantic collection totally seduced me.

Body-con mini dresses, full length dresses, asymmetrical dresses and corset jumpsuits were presented.

A wind machine gentle churned in the room which gave the draped chiffon dresses and asymmetric hemlines a beautiful motion like waves which played along perfectly with the “under the sea” theme.

The make-up was very strong considering the romantic looks, and the hair was teased into a sexy bouffant.

To complete their looks models wore Mechante of London heels.

Favourites: The corseted minidress inspired by a giant clam shell which wrapped around the models body and the lemon corset dress with a chiffon asymmetrical skirt

Front Row: Louise Roe

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Kate Moss, Emma Watson, Leona Lewis, Victoria Beckham, Leighton Meester, Emily Blunt, Natalia Vodianova, Nicola Roberts, Poppy Delevigne and Whitney Port

It wasn’t only Angelina Jolie who was supporting a British designer on the red carpet at the “Salt” London Premiere last night.

Leona Lewis was too.

The singer wore a William Tempest Fall 2010 strapless mini dress with a sculptural detail which runs from the bodice down the skirt.

I love the dress on the model, but I have several issues with it on Leona.

Firstly, if you’re going wear a dress like this you don’t pose with your hand on your hips crushing the detail.

Secondly, the tights.

Yes it feels more like Autumn than Summer at the moment in London, but if those kids behind you can wait for hours for your arrival in tee shirts surely you could’ve gone sans tights Leona.

Finally, and most importantly.

If you going to go high fashion do the dress justice by wearing a decent pair of heels.

Where are those from? “Payless Shoes”?

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Credit: Vogue.co.uk, Fame Pictures & Bauer Griffin

Singer Brandy Norwood features in an amazing editorial which was shot by Steven Golmillion and Denis Leupold for 160g Magazine.

The stunning editorial will help reintroduced Brandy to the limelight as she promotes her new music which has been produced by Timbaland.

You’d be forgiven if you thought it was Naomi Campbell in these pictures. Brandy throws down some mean poses.

What I loved most about this editorial was the use of lesser known designers.

In the picture above she’s wearing peach structured William Tempest swimsuit with Ana Locking heels with a multi-coloured platform.

The rest of the editorial sees Brandy wearing more amazing pieces by Spanish designer Ana Locking and a swimsuit by Malia Mills.

Read more…

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Posted by Catherine Kallon on July 16th, 2010 In: Ana Locking, Brandy, Magazines, Runway To Editorial, William Tempest




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