28.02.14

Christian Dior Fall 2014 Front Row

Christian Dior Fall 2014 Front Row

Christian Dior presented their Fall 2014 collection during Paris Fashion Week this morning, with a celeb-packed front row.

Rihanna: Perhaps the singer wanted her red Dior Pre-Fall 2014 mink coat to be the focus of her look, because she appears to be wearing little else. Ensuring she was centre of attention, the singer wore a Dior silk black dress with suspenders and stockings, which she styled with Dior ‘Mise en Dior’ necklace and bracelet with gold finish and cream resin pearls, Dior sunglasses and Dior leather gloves.

Jessica Alba: The actress took a more demure approach, wearing a Dior striped navy blue wool and cashmere coat, black wool jacket and black wool pants styled with chic white booties with a black toecap and contrast stitching, Dior ‘Tee Shirt’ tribal earrings with golden metal and palladium finish and a white Dior clutch.

Emma Roberts: The actress made a first appearance in the front row of Dior, working a chic downtown-cool look wearing a Dior black leather perfecto jacket, pale blue silk top and black pleated sheer skirt. I love the styling; she really nailed this edgier look, adding a metallic-silver Lady Dior bag, Dior ‘Tee Shirt’ tribal earrings with golden metal and palladium finish, Bionda Castana pumps and a hot-red lip.

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Rihanna In Balmain – Front Row @ Balmain Fall 2014

Rihanna In Balmain - Front Row @ Balmain Fall 2014Rihanna was front and center at the Balmain Fall 2014 runway show on Thursday (February 27) during Paris Fashion Week in France.

The sultry songstress naturally wore one of designer Olivier Rousteing’s looks from the Balmain Pre-Fall 2014 collection.

The monochromatic, army-green ensemble, consisting of tie-front jacket, wrap skirt and oversized cargo coat, exuded a sporty-sensual appeal—especially given her more skin-baring interpretation. Even so, this look still retained a certain measure of sophistication to enhance the sexy edge.

More signature RiRi rebel-rocker elements came into focus via strappy metallic heels and a collection of knuckle and midi rings—not to mention a Cleopatra black bob and insanely cool, vibrant lilac lip.

Only the likes of Rihanna could pull of this hip-hop safari statement with such aplomb. This is how to make a fierce FROW entrance. Do you agree?

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27.02.14

Anna Dello Russo Front Row @ Milan Fashion Week

Anna Dello Russo Milan Fashion Week

A front row just wouldn’t be complete without Anna Dello Russo. And over the final days at Milan Fashion Week, she didn’t disappoint our expectations in an array of colourful, tactile, embellished and printed pieces.

Gucci Fall 2014: Wearing the same Saint Laurent Spring 2014 white one-shoulder lip embellished top and black cigarette pants that Hailee Steinfeld wore late last year, Anna channelled the 80s front row at the Gucci fall 2104 show by layering her pants over a pair of kitten heel ankle boots and accessorising with a mini metallic duffle bag. I find the single long glove an odd addition, but then this is Anna Dello Russo, and I much prefer the look styled with patent courts as it was on the runway.

Aquilano Rimondi: Channelling Spring’s global traveller trend, Anna wore an intricately and heavily beaded Emilio Pucci Spring 2014 dress to the Aquilano Rimondi Fall 2014 show. In true Anna Dello Russo style, she teamed one of her signature wide leather waist belts over the dress and added a pop of colour with a turquoise BVLGARI bag. While this is quite colourful and not your average day-look, the dress is actually quite stunning and the shoes are exotically wonderful. I think the belt is unnecessary but overall this is one of her more restrained and carefully thought-out looks.

Dolce & Gabbana: A high-shine red Dolce & Gabbana dress with Roman gold coin belt ensured Anna Dello Russo was one of the stand-out guests on the front row of the aforementioned designer’s Fall 2014 show. With ruche detailing and billowing round shoulders, this was certainly a statement-making dress that only someone with Anna’s long, lean figure could wear but it still isn’t the most flattering on Anna. The colour does however complement her deep tan and I love the fact she went for a mini bag – clearly a new favourite shape for Anna.

Marni Fall 2014: After dipping into the 80s and tribal trends, Anna pulled out all the stops for the Marni Fall 2014 show in a stand-out sports luxe look. Wearing a magnificent embellished bomber and matching pencil skirt from the Marni Spring 2014 collection, Anna teamed with chunky black zip-front ankle boots. I loved this look on the catwalk but styled with a slogan cap just makes it look slightly ridiculous. The turquoise BVLGARI bag also jars with the sportiness of the rest of the look, so altogether this is not a great look from Anna.

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24.02.14

Roberto Cavalli Fall 2014 Front Row

Roberto Cavalli Fall 2014 Front Row

Normally one to draw a big A-list crowd, it was surprising to see so many British stars on the front row at The Roberto Cavalli Fall 2104 show.

Cheryl Cole: Continuing her style re-invention, Cheryl Cole attended the show in a statement-making exotic animal-print mac. With her hair slicked back, a heavy smoky eye and polished accessories it was a dramatic look but I actually quite like it. Not only perfect for the Milan culture, it really suits Cheryl and is great to see her try a more grown-up look.

Ellie Goulding: If there’s one hue to wear this season, it is blue. So it was great to see Ellie bring a dazzling hit of the on-trend shade to the front row in a floor-length Roberto Cavalli gown. Combined with the 70s-style loose flowing cut, it was a look that really suited the British singer. Following from Ellie’s questionable Vivienne Westwood dress at the 2014 Brit Awards, this is a look which really suits Ellie’s bohemian aesthetic and one I think she should stick to.

Samantha Barks: British actress Samantha Barks channelled the true Cavalli woman in a black corseted top with high-shine gold waist belt and animal print pencil skirt. Sexy and empowering, I think Samantha’s shoes are the perfect finishing touch for this simple yet effective red carpet look.

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24.02.14

Alexa Chung In Valentino – International Woolmark Prize

Alexa Chung In Valentino - International Woolmark Prize

Alongside style legends Frida Giannini and Franca Sozzani, Alexa Chung turned judge during Milan Fashion Week as she and other fashion stars chose the winner of the hotly anticipated 2014 International Woolmark Prize.

Wearing a Valentino Pre-Fall 2014 cape dress cut across her shoulders and printed with intricate butterflies, the look was a refreshing update on Alexa’s usual preppy feminine style and I thought it was great to see her try new prints.

Typically, Alexa’s styling was minimal but it was great to see her hair blow-dried and her signature lick of eyeliner complemented the 60s feel of the dress.

To finish, Alexa chose a pair of nude strappy suede pumps. While they ensure the cape isn’t over-styled, to me the colour is just wrong. A pair of black and maroon pumps would have been so much more in-keeping and would have added an extra dimension to this look which I think it really needs. Do you agree?

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24.02.14

Salvatore Ferragamo Fall 2014 Front Row

Salvatore Ferragamo Fall 2014 Front Row

Just like the understated luxury seen on the runway, the front row at Salvatore Ferragamo’s Fall 2014 show was suitably elegant and star-studded and helped bring Milan Fashion Week to a close in true Italian style.

Hilary Swank: Hollywood mega-star Hilary Swank brought the star power to the Italian powerhouse’s front row. Wearing a beautiful Salvatore Ferragamo Spring 2014 cream satin pleated dress with belt buckle, she oozed glamour and grace. Cut perfectly, the dress was kept understated with a pair of Salvatore Ferragamo python pumps which although pretty uninspiring, helped to keep this look suited for the day.

Alison Brie: Also wearing a top-to-toe look by the iconic Italian label, ‘Mad Men’ actress Alison Brie added a pop of spring to the front row. Opting for a Salvatore Ferragamo Resort 2014 white strapless pleated dress, Alison looked refreshingly modern and injected a welcome dose of colour with Salvatore Ferragamo pink suede heels and a Ferragamo pink, black and orange leather clutch. I think this is a great look for Alison and a great front row look for Milan.

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