Red Carpet Fashion Awards

Antonio Berardi’s Spring 2012 collection proved that the designer continues to focus on empowering women with smart suits and sexy temptress dresses.

In some cases his warrior women looked like they were wearing armour with bold-shouldered cropped jackets, padded shoulders on dresses, blazers and vests, plus embellishments on dresses which looked like body armour.

I loved the romantic baroque prints on several pieces. They made me crane my neck to get a closer look.

For daywear we saw summery, floaty chiffon dresses, fitted dresses, skirt suits, vests paired with cropped fitted pants and embroidered tops, sheer blouses paired with fitted skirts, blazers, jumpsuits and wide-legged pants.

Antonio’s huge celebrity fanbase will love the red-carpet-ready looks which ranged from drop-dead gorgeous gowns to flirty fluid chiffon embellished dresses with rise and fall hemlines. Some of these pieces were paired with bejewelled pants.

Key accessories included Manolo Blahnik ankle boots, belts and clutches which provided pops of green plus ruby red, black and nude.

Favourites: Blush blazer paired with bejewelled pants and red gown with padded shoulders

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Anna Paquin, Leighton Meester, Kate Bosworth, Olivia Wilde, Noomi Rapace, Anna Friel, Poppy Delevigne, Emily Browning, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Renée Zellweger, Eva Mendes and Jessica Alba

Richard Nicoll’s Spring 2012 presentation showcased a beautiful dreamy collection of soft pastel pieces on a baby blue, aqua, pink, black and silver colour palette.

Sheer fabrics were layered to give a long, lean, silhouette.

I loved the babydoll shapes, which would make great red carpet mini dress or they could be worn as tunics with a great pair of pants.

We saw underwear showcased as outerwear, loose fitting pants and tops which had a pyjama-like feel them, plus some floral print pieces which were modern and sleek like the rest of this collection.

From this collection I guess that Richard wants us to be comfortable next Spring whilst still being ultra feminine and sexy.

Sam Bryant used Mac cosmetics to give the models a ‘natural’ fresh skin feel. ‘Stick flicks’ were created by using black eyeliner.

Manolo Blahnik provided the footwear.

Favourites: Plastic t-shirt layered over a vest top and paired with a short skirt and drop-waist aqua maxi dress

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Kate Bosworth, Leighton Meester, Nicola Roberts, Solange Knowles, Rihanna and Florence Welch

Credit: Style.com

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Mulberry’s Spring 2012 presentation took place yesterday with two showings in the morning.

As we waited to enter the venue we were treated to ice cream and bottles of pink lemonade which came courtesy of a Mulberry branded vintage ice cream van.

Upon entering the Claridges ballroom it felt like we were walking into a fantasy land full of blow up animals and model ice cream cones.

The next room was the runway decked out like an English beach with sparkling pier lights and fun fair models with “I do like to be beside the seaside” playing in the background.

The collection had a sportswear meets vintage feel with colourful pieces we could wear right now.

We saw hooded trenches, layered sheer long skirts, leggings under dresses, drawstring shorts, column dresses, maxi dress, skirts, macs, gold windbreakers and cropped jackets.

The striped candy pink, mint green and lemon sherbet pieces reminded me of a Twister ice lolly. The rest of the colour palette included fudge, marshmallow white plus navy, black and gold.

The models walked down the runway with Barbarella teased tresses by Sam McKnight. Mathias van Hooff ensured the models has a dewy English Rose glow.

Key accessories were of course the bags which included a brand new Travel Collection. The Alexa and Lily bags were updated with cute teddy rivets and twist locks.

For your pooch keep them warm and dry with a Doggy Rain Mac in blue or lemon sherbet.

Front Row: Kate Moss, Kristen Stewart, Laura Bailey, Olivia Palermo, Erin O’Connor and Eliza Doolittle

Favourites: Multi-coloured animal print dress and collarless tan leather jacket with wheat strapless tulle dress

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Nicola Roberts, Solange Knowles, Olivia Palermo, Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Doolitte, Imogen Poots, Kelly Brook, Teresa Palmer, Thandie Newton, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Rebecca Hall, Sarah Jessica Parker, Joanna Hillman, Katherine Jenkins, Gemma Arterton and Miranda Kerr

Credit: Style.com

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Issa Spring 2012

Before the Issa Spring 2012 presentation there was talk of Pippa Middleton attending.

Thankfully she didn’t attend because that way we could concentrate on this beautiful colourful collection.

Daniella Helayel transported us to Rio de Janeiro with a collection which was full of tropical colours, print motifs and fun, flirty fabrics.

Bootylicious bathing suits were showcased alongside sexy fringed cocktail dress, prim day dresses, signature figure-flattering shift dresses, maxi dresses, kaftans, sweaters and jumpsuits.

Milliner Stephen Jones created the fascinators and Aquazzura provided the strappy sandals.

Samantha Hillerby at Toni & Guy recreated bouncy glossy locks a la Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, whilst Kay Montano at D+V management made up the models using Eudora.

Front Row: Tinchy Stryder and Camilla Al Fayed

Favourites: Tropical print jumpsuit and blue gown with feather accents

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Pippa Middleton, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Rose Byrne, Oliva Palermo, Jessica Alba, Princess Eugenie, Gabrielle Union, Bonnie Wright, Taylor Swift, Anna Kendrick, Christina Applegate, Louise Roe, Nicola Roberts and Eva Mendes

Credit: Style.com

Jonathan Saunders’ Spring 2012 tropical colour palette which had me in a trance from look 1.

The fruity collection mixed neon pink, lime green, lemon and orange with paisley prints which is fast becoming the designers’ signature.

I’m certain we will see Samantha Cameron wearing this collection as the designer served up many Lady-like pieces which would be perfect for her formal occasions.

Among the ultra-feminine dresses we saw silky tops, 50s-style full skirts, satin pants, lightweight colourful blazers paired with ombre print dress, sheer chiffon cami’s were paired with satin midi skirts.

For the red carpet we saw a sexy black long sleeve embroidered dress which also came in a full-length white version. The final white dress with chiffon sleeves deserves to be worn by someone statuesque like Erin O”Connor or Tilda Swinton.

The models tresses were perfectly coiffed by Paul Hanlon for Fekkai whilst the MAC team applied wing-tipped eyeliner.

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Christian Louboutin provided the wedges and sandals which were just as colourful as the collection.

Front Row: Olivia Palermo, Erin O’Connor, Jade Parfitt, Ellie Goulding and Genevieve Jones

Favourites: Blue and yellow ombre dress and Ombre halter top paired with paisley print pants

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Samantha Cameron, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Jade Parfitt, Erin O’Connor, Anna Friel, Freida Pinto, Genevieve Jones, Emilia Clarke, Jessica Alba, Olivia Palermo, Yasmin Le Bon, Amber Le Bon, Emma Watson, Kate Bosworth, Thandie Newton, Claudia Schiffer, Leighton Meester, Elizabeth Olsen, Ellie Goulding and Sarah Jessica Parker

Credit: Style.com & Shoes images belong to Red Carpet Fashion Awards




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