Prabal Gurung Spring 2011

When look one took the runway at Prabal Gurung’s Spring 2011 collection I cooed with delight.

As I looked over at Rachel Zoe, she was doing the same thing. I could tell we were in for a treat.

The colour palette was so refreshing from the beiges and nudes I’ve seen this season.

I loved the colour blocking with bold striking yellows, oranges and blues.

This collection was very feminine for a strong woman in control. This woman wants to show off her sexy side in these figure hugging looks which accentuate all that beautiful about the female form.

Models walked the runway in Prabal Gurung for Nicholas Kirkwood super sexy heels.

Favourites: The black dress with Swarovski details on the shoulder and the sky blue draped blouse with the saffron pencil skirt

Front Row: Elettra Wiederman, Poppy Delevingne and Barbara Bush

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Olivia Palermo, Cameron Diaz, Demi Moore, Zoe Saldana, Leighton Meester, Penelope Cruz, Nicole Scherzinger, Natalia Vodianova, Marion Cotillard, Kate Waterhouse, Jennifer Aniston



Cynthia Rowley Spring 2011

Cynthia Rowley’s Spring 2011 collection was all about circles.

Swiss-cheese-like perforation were artfully placed on dresses, skirts, pockets, pants and tops. It was like the designer had taken a giant hole punch to the pieces.

Those pieces that weren’t perforated were decorated with pyramids of cabochons.

Apart from the circles Rowley also gave us sheer stripes and colour blocking.

The collection had a 70?s mod feel to it, with boxy shift dresses and slim fitting pants.

The colour palette was mostly neutral with loud pops of pink, mustard and coral which seem to be the colours of the season.

Key accessories included patterned ankle strap heels which were worn over sheer socks. Large statement necklaces and bags ranging from lady-like to slouchy clutches.

Favourites: The mustard perforated skirt and the grey cabochon top paired with the perforated tiered skirt

Front Row: Rebecca Romijn, Nigel Barker, Katie Lee and Lauren Bush

Who I See Wearing This Collection:
Maria Sharapova, Parker Posey, Rebecca Romijn, Alexis Bledel, Kelly Rutherford


Rachel Antonoff Spring 2011

Rachel Antonoff Spring 2011 presentation felt like I was crashing a teenagers slumber party.

Models were lounging on beds playing with a Ouija board, using crayons to draw on the walls, roasting marshmallows, playing in a tree house and jumping on a trampoline.

The collection was made up of adorable dresses, bra tops and bloomers, blouses paired with Bermuda shorts, overalls paired with a bra top, tees, shorts and skirts.

It all had a very nostalgic feel to it.

All of the models wore either brogues or loafers from the ‘Bass hearts Rachel Antonoff’s collection.

Favourites: Sleeveless print dress with a turquoise belt and gingham dress with a sailor collar

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Emma Stone and Zooey Deschanel

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Tadashi Shoji Spring 2011

Tadashi Shoji’s Spring 2011 presentation was inspired by the Renaissance frescos of Piero della Francesca and Botticelli.

His cool colour palette consisted of mostly ivory, stone, ice, baby blue and lavender.

I preferred the setting of this presentation over a runway show, because this way I could take in the elegance and feel the romanticism of the collection.

Water-colour caftans, off-the shoulder dresses, column gowns, asymmetrical ruffled dresses decorated with paillettes, lace and intricate embroidery were presented within this truly desirable collection.

Let’s pray we see this collection on the red carpet soon.

Favourites: One-shoulder grey gown with ruffles on the neckline and hem, plus the lavender one-shoulder ruffled mini dress

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Jayma Mays, Lea Michele, Kristen Stewart, Christina Applegate, Anna Kendrick, Amber Heard, Fan Bingbing, Lucy Liu, Dakota Fanning and Emmy Rossum

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Jason Wu Spring 2011

Jason Wu’s Spring 2011 presentation was everything I expected.

Girlie and glamorous.

As always Jason wants to dress us in soft, feminine pieces, but there was hint of boyishness via blazers worn as a dress and masculine blazers worn with a cute colour corsage.

We were presented with fantastic tweed jackets, sheer stripes, floral prints, perfectly tailored pants and oversize pussy bows.

The key accessories were corsages, turbans and Jackie O-style sunglasses.

Favourites: Fuchsia pink gown and the ombre strapless petal dress

Front Row: Diane Kruger, Katie Cassidy and Desiree Rogers

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Diane Kruger, Michelle Williams, Kerry Washington, Olivia Palermo, Natalie Portman, Camilla Belle, Rachel Weisz and Reese Witherspoon


Ports 1961 Spring 2011

This season Ports 1961 designer Fiona Cibani drew inspiration from the magic allure of the desert.

With delicate mirage abstractions and a landscape in constant evolution as her muse, Fiona crafted a collection within a realm of harmonic contrasts.

We were presented with printed dress, utilitarian belted jackets, sleek silk gowns, flared legged pants, bandeau dresses, asymmetrical twist dresses and embellished gowns.

Key accessories included simple necklaces, leather ankle boots, cut-out sandals and chunky bangles.

Favourites: The embellished tunic dress and metallic jumpsuit

Front Row: Olivia Palermo and Eric McCormack

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Olivia Palermo, Emily Deschanel, Kate Walsh, Kerry Washington and Jordana Brewster

Before the show started there was some big news.

Between the Peter Som’s presentation at 9am and the Ports 1961 presentation at 3pm, Olivia had totally restyled her hair.

It went from long to a shorter wavy bob. Like she wasn’t adorable enough.