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London Fashion Week Front Row

Fashion Fringe & Christopher Kane

Regular readers will know that I’m constantly fascinated with how Donatella Versace takes one piece from the runway and creates a totally different look unique to her.

On her visit to London she created a black sleek pencil dress from a one-shoulder top she had presented on the Fall 2009 runway.

Should would’ve look fantastic in either look which is so great about her.

Her heels are from the Versus collection.

Matthew Williamson

Olivia Palmero a self confessed Topshop addict, wore a Matthew Williamson Zig-Zag dress with navy ankle booties.

She’s not quite sporting the ‘Palmero’, but a neat ponytail.

Marios Schwab

Anna Wintour hasn’t been to London Fashion Week in a very long while and her presence is a BIG deal.

She attended the shows of  London hippest designers Marios Schwab and Christopher Kane wearing a reptile – no doubt Prada – coat and a smile sans sunglasses, which is strange because it’s actually sunny in London.

Leigh Lezark wore a crystal print Marios Schwab mini dress which I think looks better with the runway sash tied to the waist.

Ashish

Michelle Williams was very much the ‘Sophia Bush’ of London Fashion Week, as she was everywhere.

She also pulled an ‘Anna Wintour’ by not wearing anything from the designers who’s shows she attended.

At the Ashish show she wore a cute coral tiered Jenny Packham dress and sunshine yellow peep-toes.

I love that jeweled detail on the neckline.

Bora Aksu

Michelle must have like the Ashish show so much that she then wore one of his pieces to the Bora Aksu show.

The black sequin tunic dress was covered names of places I’m sure she’s traveled to with Destiny’s Child.

I love the quirky shoes she paired with this dress.

Topshop Unique

Kate Moss looks more like she’s on vacation rather than sitting front row, but Kate being Kate can wear a trash bag and still work it in the front row.

PPQ

Sporting shearling jacket when it’s quite warm in London, Alexa Chung give us that ‘so hip it hurts’ look as she waited for the PPQ show.

She wore a LBD with a lace panel, booties and a Miu Miu cross body bag.

Vivienne Westwood Red Label

Joss Stone opts for a classic Westwood tartan ensemble with some questionable open-toe Westwood booties.

Michelle Williams arrived wearing a LBD with an asymmetrical hemline plus a bright fuschia dupioni blazer.

Sexy Christian Louboutin Calypso heels.

Nicola Roberts opted for a red shimmering dress with ankle strapped heels.

Nicola arrived with Girls Aloud bandmate Sarah Harding who made a huge statement with her PVC mini dress and Giuseppe Zanotti sculpted platform ankle boots with a bright red platform.

Luella

Every time I saw Peaches Geldof in New York she looked like a moody sulking teenager, even at the Marchesa show.

So I’m glad for two things: she smiling and she looks adorable wearing a Luella Spring 2009 lilac one-shouldered dress.

It’s not often I really like what she wears, but this a great look for her…sans tights.

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18.09.09

The Best From The Front Row @ New York Fashion Week

Thakoon

Ciara was easily one of my favourites at Fashion Week.

She looked so beautiful wearing a Thakoon wool crepe shift dress which had a contrast black chiffon lining and trim, paired with Louboutin pumps.

Donna Karan

Milla Jovovich’s striped Donna Karan Resort 2009 dress is so chic paired with silver pumps.

Altuzarra

I guess Altuzarra weren’t loaning out clothes for their star guests because Leighton Meester wore an eggplant Emilio de la Morena Fall 2009 dress with Proenza Schouler lace-up ankle boots…

…whilst Rachel McAdams wore a navy and white striped Boy by Band of Outsiders Spring 2010 skirt with a black top.

Charlotte Ronson

Jessica Stroup wore a flirty floral Charlotte Ronson Spring 2010 strapless dress which is so exclusive it wasn’t even seen in the Spring 2010 presentation.

She paired her dress with snake-skin strappy sandals.

Marc Jacobs

Lady GaGa wears the same Marc Jacobs Fall 2009 black cap sleeved dress embellished with jeweled stones, which Miss Piggy wore recently.

I wonder who the winner of that WWIB poll will be?

Tommy Hilfiger

I just love this red dress which Taylor Swift pairs with Stuart Weitzman black bow heels.

So vibrant.

Preen

Becki Newton wore a Preen Mixed Mono dress under a black blazer.

I would’ve loved to have seen this dress without the blazer to see more of its multi-print panel design.

Proenza Schouler

Leighton Meester doesn’t look to happy in her Proenza Schouler Resort 2010 ensemble and I don’t blame her.

Max Azria

Lucy Liu was elegant and classy as always wearing a cream fitted Max Azria dress.

Maggie Q’s Max Azria vibrant yellow dress really pops on her.

I love how she brings this strapless draped dress to life.

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09.07.09

Front Row At Chanel’s Fall 2009 Couture Show

Isabel Lucas was in the front row on a Fashion Week which has seen very few celebrities in the front row.

This week has been all about the clothes and those fabulous women who keep the fashion houses alive – the Couture clients.

The “Transformer” star looked beautiful wearing Chanel Spring 2009 sleeveless white dress with floral accents and a black bow tied to her waist.

Black peep-toes complete the look.

I love the dress, but not that hair nor the make-up.

Lola Karimova the representative of the Republic of Uzbekistan to UNESCO, is a diplomat, well known for her charity activities and activities to promote culture and sports.

It looks like she’s doing her bit to promote fashion here as she looks outstanding wearing stunning Chanel Spring 2009 Couture white suit with a black trims.

I always thought this look was a cropped jacket and a skirt, but Lola’s open jacket reveals that she’s wearing a low cut dress.

Lola is head-to-toe perfection with cute black and white peep-toes.

She’s one of my favourites this week and will definitely be on the Best Dressed List.

Now this is what you call a fashionable family.

With their Chanel matching purses, Danielle Steel attended this show with her her beautiful daughters Victoria Traina and model Vanessa Traina.

Victoria and Vanessa both wore black. Victoria opted for a black blazer with a harem pants and black sandals, whilst her considerably taller sister Vanessa opted for a Givenchy Spring 2009 cut-out dress.

Ms Steel was not to be outdone by her two daughters. She looked divine wearing a white Balmain tweed jacket with a with crystal bow paired with black silk pants and black patent Gucci heels.

Out of the 3 I love Ms Steels look the most. Who would believe she is 61 years young.

Zhou Xun posed with Uncle Karl wearing a black sleeveless dress with ruffled skirt.

Her only pop of colour came from her red belt, lips and bangles.

Gianna Jun appeared to be in awe of Uncle Karl like we all would be.

She still look beautiful in her all black look. I loved her black dress but I wish we had a more front on picture to appreciate the details.

I’m glad the see  the front row make up for the shock of the actual collection.

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07.07.09

Front Row At Armani Privé Fall 2009

Is Megan Fox serious? Like really?

She’s at a Couture show for Christ sake, can’t she at least pretend like she deserves to be there.

She should be taking acting advice from the great Cate Blanchett – who’s doing her best to ignore her – because lets face it pouting her way through “Transformers” doesn’t make one a good actress.

*All hail the Queen is back*

Cate Blanchett hasn’t been on the red carpet in a long while as she currently lives in Australia.

Cate and Giorgio Armani have a perfect working relationship.  He creates stunning pieces I’m sure with her in mind, which is why the star was the guest of honour at this show.

She didn’t wear any of the pieces on my wish list, but this Armani Privé Spring 2009 floral sheath dress with an oriental vibe is simply stunning on her and she wears it with such grace.

We are still and will never be worthy *bows*

Kasia Smutniak is the face of Giorgio Armani’s new fragrance ‘Idole d’Armani’.

Giorgio chose Kasia because she has a fresh and modern appeal which combines true feminine sensuality.  She is a rare beauty.

The stunning model wore a floral print Armani Privé Spring 2009 jacket, with a black skirt as she posed alongside the designer.

She wears one Armani Privé dress and this grants Megan Fox front row access and a seat next to the great Cate Blanchett?

Seriously what is this world coming to?

Her dove grey one-shoulder Armani Privé dress is gorgeous I won’t take that away from her, but the make-up once again lets her down.

She really needs to sack her make-up artist because she’s gone from orange to yellow now she’s just too pale.

Elsa Pataky always presents herself well. She’s always graceful, elegant and well dressed and knows a thing or two about Couture gowns so she has earned her spot in the front row.

Her bangs were a bit too blunt during Cannes but they have grown out to a more versatile length.

Her Giorgio Armani Pre-Fall 2009 LBD is simple but so so elegant. I love the silhouette it gives her and the silver details on the shoulders which she complements with a silver clutch.

My hero worship for Dasha Zhukova started off very high at the beginning of the week, but her stock is falling quite sharply.

She looks cute in her Thakoon Resort 2009 printed dress, but it’s much for fitting for an informal event not an Armani Privé show.

I almost missed this because I didn’t recognise her.

Katie Grand would have stood out. I wouldn’t have missed Katie Grand.

Isabelle Huppert also decided to dress down for the occasion considering she was the couture queen at Cannes Film Festival.

Très disappointing.

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07.07.09

Front Row At Christian Dior’s Fall 2009 Couture Show

I wasn’t surprised to see Tinsley Mortimer at this show.

The socialite wears a lot of Dior pieces on the red carpet and for this occasion she opted for a navy and gold halter neck silk top, with a matching sheer skirt.

The pop of colours came from her self designed yellow clutch and a her bubble gum pink nails.

In the absence of Dior queen Charlize Theron, I was looking to Marion Cotillard for the front row wow moment. It never came.

The actress arrived wearing an all black Dior look which I found to be quite dull.

Many of you were saying that Dasha Zhukova always has the same expression, well here you have a smile.

The editor-in-chief of Pop magazine looked extremely casual wearing a black tank top, striped skirt and black sandals to attend this show.

Don’t people dress up in couture to go to couture shows anymore?

Where’s Eva Green when you need her?

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02.03.09

Dolce & Gabbana’s VIP Room At Milan Fashion Week

In her first public appearance since the Oscars, Freida Pinto arrived at the Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2009 show this afternoon, looking gorgeous wearing an ivory Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2009 mini dress.

The dress had a ruffled detail on one shoulder, and she wore her dress with those outstanding bejeweled belts, that were heavily featured in the Spring 2009 collection.

A black clutch and sandals completed her look.

A short while ago, I said that I was surprised when Elsa Pataky attended an event wearing all black, because this is more like the Elsa I know. Wearing bright colours, daring prints, and edgy looks.

Elsa took on one of the toughest looks from Dolce & Gabbana’s Spring 2009 collection – the voluminous, quarter-back shouldered pieces, and totally rocked it.

Eva Mendes played it safer, and just opted for the runway belt, to go with her purple satin Dolce & Gabbana dress.

Kate Hudson opted for a chocolate Dolce & Gabbana brown suit, with black accents, but her make-up seemed to suit Eva’s look more.

Maybe they switched at the last minute.

Scarlett Johansson, the face of Dolce & Gabbana’s cosmetic line, wore a simple shimmering sheath dress, with jeweled heels and ruby red lips.

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20.02.09

More From The Front Row

Brian Reyes

Rachel Bilson is BFF’s with Brian Reyes, so it was no surprise she was front row at his Fall 2009 show.

She wore a rust pleated back Brian Reyes Spring 2009 vest over a moss racer back dress from the same collection.

Michael Kors

This is the hairstyle Heidi Klum should have worn with her Matthew Williamson suit, it’s edgy without bordering on severe.

Her LBD from the Michael Kors Resort 2009 collection is outstanding.

Brian Reyes After Party

After the Brian Reyes show, Rachel Bilson head to the after-party wearing a white from the designers Spring 2009 collection.

As the dress is semi see-through, Rachel wore a white puff-sleeved dress underneath.

Zac Posen

Claire Danes wore a simple silver satin dress, which I do not favour.

Rachel Bilson wore a black pant suit, with a white and black trimmed blouse from Zac Posen Fall 2008 collection. She completed her look with a red clutch.

Nicole Richie was my best dressed at this show, wearing a gorgeous white sleeveless Zac Posen Spring 2009 dress.

Alicia Keys and DJ Leigh Lezark joined her in the front row wearing darker, less summery dresses.

Ralph Lauren

*Sighs*

I am not liking any of this, but what I am most baffled about is why Blake Lively wore those beige shoes to go with her grey sweater dress and tan leather jacket?

Tommy Hilfiger

I think it’s safe to say that Diane Kruger is sponsored by Ray Bans. Why else is she pictured in them every show she goes to?

Selma Blair opted for a LWD with a black belt, tights and clutch.

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