Marchesa Fall 2013 On ModaOperandi

Marchesa ModaOperandi

The Marchesa Fall 2013 collection made its red carpet debut at the 2013 Oscars. I couldn’t think of a better arena.

Both Fan Bingbing and Olivia Munn wore stunning Marchesa gowns on the big night, and you now have the opportunity to pre-order Olivia’s bold red strapless duchess-satin gown – which features a fitted, fully-embroidered sweetheart bodice and a hand-draped skirt with a longer train accent at the back – courtesy of Moda Operandi.

You also have a further fourteen opulent gowns to pre-order, which range from beaded to lace accented, and knee-length to floor-length.

Drawing inspiration from eighteenth-century aristocracy, this fall collection of sweeping silhouettes embodies glamour — royally.

Take your pick over at before the trunkshow ends on March 27.

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21.03.13 Menswear

‘David Bowie Is’ Exhibition Private Viewing Menswear Red Carpet Round Up

‘David Bowie Is’ Exhibition Private Viewing Red Carpet Round Up Menswear

The Victoria & Albert Museum, in partnership with Gucci and Sennheiser, attracted various celebrities with its ‘David Bowie Is’ exhibition on Wednesday. We’ve seen the ladies, including the fabulous Tilda Swinton, so now here is a look at all the handsome guys who attended the event.

Douglas Booth: The English actor arrived in a Gucci Heritage navy peak-lapel suit. He paired the suit with a classic white dress shirt. The suit looked fantastic and fit perfectly. Douglas’ shoes were a little wilder: he sported studded black leather horsebit loafers. The choice of shoes may not be favoured with such a classic suit, but since it was an exhibition devoted to David Bowie, it seems appropriate.

Tara Ferry: In the brightest suit of the four, Tara donned a Gucci Spring 2013 sapphire-dyed three-piece suit. His twill suit also featured a printed lining and buttons of different colours. He matched his suit with a white shirt with metal details, a blue polka-dot silk tie, and a white leather belt.

The most noticeable part of this outfit is those shoes: he coordinated his shoes with his buttons. Tara is wearing one black leather horsebit loafer and one white loafer. That is just too much for me. He should have stuck with the white ones – they are more David Bowie-esqe.

Mr. Hudson: The English singer sported an eye-catching Gucci ink jersey double-breasted suit from the Spring 2013 collection. It’s very similar (colourwise) to the suit worn by Ko Chen-Tung in Beijing. Mr. Hudson styled his suit with a black crewneck T-shirt and black leather brogue lace-up shoes. His suit fit just the way it should and he styled it well.

Nick Grimshaw: Not only did Nick show off his pink hair colour, he wore an awesome Gucci Spring light-blue double-breasted suit. It’s definitely a suit I could see David Bowie wearing. Under the well-tailored suit, Nick opted to follow the spring floral trend with a Resort 2013 cotton shirt. He finished it all off with a pair of Converse shoes. This was my favourite look because it screams “David Bowie”, but I wish he had fastened the top button of his jacket.

The ‘David Bowie Is’ exhibition runs from 23 March – 11 August 2013 at the Victoria & Albert Museum. Go to for more info.

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Teyonah Parris In J. Loren – ‘Mad Men’ Season 6 Premiere

Teyonah Parris In J Loren - ‘Mad Men’ Season 6 Premiere

Teyonah Parris joined January Jones and the rest of her cast mates on the red carpet for the Season 6 premiere of ‘Mad Men’, held at the DGA Theater in LA last night.

As you know, I love a New Kid on the Fashion Block, especially when she manages to leave a few of her cast mates in the shade.

That was quite literal when it came to Teyonah Parris, who sported a marvellous natural pompadour updo. We are used to seeing her character wear a wig.

Her hair wasn’t the only ‘mane’ attraction – see what I did there?

She wore a black J. Loren high-neck dress with gold embroidered details.

Factor in a hot pair of strappy sandals, onyx jewels and a gorgeous smile and you have one fierce look.

I love a scene stealer.

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21.03.13 Menswear

Cory Michael Smith In Balenciaga – ‘Breakfast At Tiffany’s’ Broadway Opening Night

Cory Michael Smith In Balenciaga - ‘Breakfast At Tiffany’s’ Broadway Opening Night

Cory Michael Smith joined Emilia Clarke on the red carpet yesterday evening for the after-party to celebrate the ‘Breakfast At Tiffany’s’ Broadway opening night, held at The Edison Ballroom in New York City.

Oozing charm and good looks, it’s hard not to find yourself swooning over the actor in his Balenciaga suit.

We have questioned the fit and length of pants on many more-established Hollywood actors, but Cory’s suit fits to perfection. The only other actor that gets it this right is Eddie Redmayne.

His Spring 2013 two-button suit was styled with a white dress shirt and slim tie.

With that perfectly coiffed quiff and chiselled good looks, Eddie might just have someone who can contend for his best-dressed-male status.

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Kiernan Shipka In Red Valentino – ‘Mad Men’ Season 6 Premiere

Kiernan Shipka In Red Valentino - ‘Mad Men’ Season 6 Premiere

Kiernan Shipka, my favourite mini-fashionista, was back on the red carpet for the premiere of ‘Mad Men’ Season 6 held at the DGA Theater in LA yesterday evening.

Never failing to look anything less than adorable, she wore a Red Valentino dress from the Fall 2013 collection.

At first I thought her dress was embroidered, but the close up reveals a jewel print.

Lace pumps with a black leather toecap, a ruby clutch and Kwiat diamond-and-ruby earrings accessorized her look, with a high ponytail and neutral makeup providing the finishing touches.

I love how she continues to look all grown up yet still youthful and age-appropriate, which is why she’s a leader in the teen fashion pack.

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AnnaSophia Robb In Alice + Olivia – ‘Breakfast At Tiffany’s’ Broadway Opening Night

AnnaSophia Robb In Alice + Olivia - ‘Breakfast At Tiffany’s’ Broadway Opening Night

The black-and-white trend continued to make its mark on the red carpet courtesy of AnnaSophia Robb, who joined Emilia Clarke on the red carpet for the ‘Breakfast At Tiffany’s’ Broadway Opening Night at the Cort Theatre in New York City.

She wore an Alice + Olivia Spring 2013 dress.

Not only am I mesmerized by the diagonal stripes on her leather dress with a 60s A-line silhouette, but I also love her colourful accessories – someone has been paying attention on the set of ‘Carrie’s Diaries’.

She could’ve kept the look on trend wearing white pumps, but opted for a fuchsia coloured Jean-Michel Cazabat ‘Lex’ leather embossed snakeskin and suede platforms instead; plus, she added a green tote which looks like a grocery bag, when a clutch would’ve been preferred.

I should be grateful it wasn’t a cross-body bag a la SJP.

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Rachel Bilson In Christian Dior – BlackBerry Z10 Smartphone Launch Party

Rachel Bilson In Dior - BlackBerry Z10 Smartphone Launch Party

Rachel Bilson attended the BlackBerry Z10 Smartphone launch party held at Cecconi’s Restaurant in Los Angeles, California yesterday evening.

Known for her love of all things Chanel, she surprised me by wearing a look from the Christian Dior Spring 2013 collection.

This collection has had a very mixed response from you, with the majority disliking most pieces, especially the dress worn by Isabel Lucas.

Rachel wore a black strapless bustier dress with pink-and-orange organza pieces cascading from the neckline.

It’s one of the safer options from this collection, and the actress further played it safe by adding simple black pumps to her look.

Does this look fall flat on Rachel? I think it does. She can do better.

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