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14.09.09

Hervé Léger by Max Azria Spring 2010


The Hervé Léger by Max Azria Spring 2010 collection didn’t fail to bring us a stunning presentation of mini dresses.

The highlight for me were the denim pieces, as this is a material Azria hasn’t used before. He also used light jersey fabrics to create the iconic bandage dress, which only clung closer to the models slender figures.

To keep us interested the dresses were tie-dyed, patchworked and crochet. One white dress was slashed immediately reminding me of a similar dress Alexander Wang presented last season.

Models almost took a tumble, but thankfully they didn’t hit the deck.

See Amanda Bynes, a colour other than black works.

The actress had a rare moment of not wearing black to walk the red carpet wearing a blush bandage dress, which she paired with a BCBG Max Azria blazer and Herve Leger Black Snake-Embossed leather sandals.

Mischa Barton was the only one to opt for one of the more interesting runway Herve Leger dresses from the Fall 2009 collection.

Her dress was paired with chained heels which Amanda Bynes also wore and a silver cuff.

Hilary Duff bandage dress hugs her in all the right places.

The LDB is paired with nude pumps and a Goyard clutch.

Credit: Style.com & Wireimage

14.09.09

Alice + Olivia Spring 2010

The Alice + Olivia’s Spring 2010 show was more like a huge party in a warehouse.

Everyone was milling around enjoying the free bar and a performance by French girl band, the Plastiscines.

The models were to the left of the stage, some were standing and some perched on podiums.

The pieces were whimsical and ultra feminine.

The colour palette consisted of white, silvery greys, nudes, purples and 2 rainbow dresses.

Some pieces had an Alice in Wonderland feel to them with their full skirts and ribbos, whilst others were a bit edgier like the LBD paired with lace leggings.

Everything was totally wearable and I expect to see the many celebrities who attended to wear these pieces both on the red carpet and ‘off duty’.

All the shoes from this presentation are from the Alice + Olivia for Payless collection, which will be available early February.

The collection is expected to also included coordinating handbags which a price point of under $40.

The celeb count was high at this event. If you follow me on twitter you would have seen my tweet updates as each celeb arrived.

‘OMG Jared Letro is at the Alice + Olivia party’ I updated in genuine shock.

Everyone looked great especially Mena Survari who wore a stunning strapless LBD.

The other attendees I saw were Shenae Grimes who was so interest in the collection that she took notes. Kristin Cavallari who is a sweet as pie – don’t fall for that bitchy persona she was so nice. I had a quick chat with her which I will write up later.

Tinsley Mortimer was also there wearing the same strapless dress which Kelly Brook wore a few weeks ago.

Kelly Rutherford who I had spotted earlier that day at the Bryant Park Hotel with her newborn baby, took a night off nursing to join in the fun.

Nicky Hilton sparkled wearing a gold sequin top and matching pigalles.

Stephanie Pratt looked very very svelte wearing an embellished top with black leggings. She arrived with Holly Montag who looked a hot mess. Very 80s prom gone tragically wrong.

13.09.09

Christian Siriano Spring 2010


Christian Siriano’s Spring 2010 collection is the only presentation I have seen this season were the designer got a standing ovation. He also received the loudest cheer.

The collection started off with nudes paired with pink pieces which was delicate and ultra feminine. The soft pink doesn’t really show in the pictures though.

Then the collection moved onto marine blues, starting with aqua then moving onto more dramatic blues for a real under the sea feel. Bold red and orange pieces followed.

The collection featured cute mini dresses which were strapless and asymmetrical. Shorts were paired with silk blouses, large brim hats we’ve seen in previous collections, and dramatic gowns. Hopefully Emmy bound.

Sessilee Lopez worked her flamenco style gown, whilst another model literally carried her nude and red tulle gown which had a magnificent train.

Both drew gasps, but not as much as the silk chiffon-layered goddess gown. It really was the wow moment of the show.

I was very impressed with this presentation.

Alexis Bleldel’s dress was a Christian Siriano Spring 2010 preview, but her look differs from the runway.

The runway version had one sleeve and a tulip shaped skirt.

Credit: NYmag & Wireimage

12.09.09

Jason Wu Spring 2010


A lot of people thought that Jason Wu’s Fall 2009 collection was aimed at a mature customer after dressing Michelle Obama.

For Wu’s Spring 2010 collection he reverted back to more youthful girlie girl looks, which cover everything from cute dresses, to tweed pant suits.

There were no gowns, but cute cocktail dresses, knitwear, outwear, and daywear were presented.

I loved the classic cinched in waists, the feather pieces which added elegance, the youthful shorter hemlines and the vast array of bright colours, punchy patterns, and interesting textures.

This collection was edgier and sexier than past seasons. I expect to see many of the pieces on the red carpet.

The colour palette included sunflower yellow, pretty pinks and hot metallic.

Kerry Washington was in the front row looking so cute wearing a strapless dress with a tulip skirt and orange bodice from Jason Wu’s Resort 2010 collection.

Amanda Peet opted for a nude tiered Fall 2009 dress which she paired with tights and two tone heels.

Credit: Style.com & Wireimage

11.09.09

Whitney Eve Spring 2010

Whitney Eve was the debut collection for “The City” star Whitney Port.

In the programme notes she said the inspiration was Alice in Wonderland goes to a cocktail party.

I expected boho chic as that’s the look Whitney loves, but I was presented with sugary sweet pieces which I’m sure her fan base will love.

Kimono dresses, Grecian dresses, gold metallics, candy coloured two-piece ensembles,suit jackets, playful strapless dresses with tulle and frilly blouses, glittery halter dresses and satin body suits were presented.

Click here to view the whole collection.

I expected BFF Lauren Conrad to be in the front row to support her friend, but she was a no-show.

Charlotte Ronson, Olivia Palermo, Jay Lyons, and Allie were all in the front row to support their co-star.

Kelly Cutrone worked the show co-ordinating the production, and I’m sure she was very proud of Whit.

Credit: Coutorure

11.09.09

Monique Lhuillier Spring 2010

In Monique Lhuillier’s show notes she said she was inspired by the Masia Warriors.

Whilst viewing the collection I felt more of a roaring 20s vibe from the flapper dresses and fringed detailing. The collection for me paid homage to screen stars of a golden age with the classic shapes and strong detailing.

The collection was supremely elegant. It felt like Monique had made decision to make the pieces more simplistic.

The gowns and dresses breathlessly whispered look at me.

There wasn’t too much frou frou. No bells no whistles just stunning gowns with beautiful details.

Stunning evening gowns will make the Rachel Zoe and the other stylists at the presentation happy, but there were also cute cocktail dresses.

The pieces were jewel encrusted, draped,  pin-tucked, ruched and of course fringed.

With the Emmy’s around the corner, I’m guessing many will have be picked as potential contenders for the big night.

Here are a few of my favourites. You can view the whole collection at Style.com.