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19.05.09 In Her Closet

In Rihanna’s Closet – Topshop Grace Jones Tank Top

Since Rihanna’s Fashion Week, we haven’t seen much of her out and about.

This weekend she spotted arriving at Newark Liberty International Airport, from Honolulu, Hawaii.

The singer was wearing black jeans, workmen type boots, a leather cape, a hoodie, a beenie, and a Topshop Grace Jones tank top.

I have this tank, which I purchased because the icon that is Grace Jones, is emblazoned across it.

You can buy this tank from Topshop for £18/$36.

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19.05.09

2009 Cannes Film Festival Catch Up – Part 2

“Antichrist” Premiere

Charlotte Gainsbourg walked the red carpet at her movie premiere last night, looking stunning in a black and white splash print Balenciaga dress, with black strappy Balenciaga heels.

It may not be what you would expect to see on the Cannes red carpet, but this is very much Charlotte’s style, plus she is good friends with the designer Nicolas Ghesquière.

You can give a girl a pretty dress, expensive jewels and lessons on how to pose on the red carpet, but you can’t give her charisma.

Rosanna Arquette has that by the bucket load.

Like Kate Hudson she has a magnetism that draws you in, and I adore her cowl back gold sequin gown.

She’s just oozing sex appeal.

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Marion Cotillard should have worn the runway belt with her Lanvin Spring 2009 dress, her dress has no shape without it.

Yves Saint Laurent cage ankle boots complete her all black look.

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With t-bar Christian Louboutin heels, Georgina Chapman wore her own black and gold Marchesa embroidered silk dress with a draped chiffon overlay.

Both Miley Cyrus, and Heidi Klum have worn this stunning piece.

“A Night of Hollywood Domino”

I could have loved Paris Hilton in her silver sequin strapless Zuhair Murad Spring 2009 cocktail dress with a dramatic bow front, as it looks soooo gorgeous on the runway.

The problem for me is that Paris over did the accessories.

The accessories are competing with the dress, and the dress should stand alone.

Lily Cole already has incredibly long legs, so it beggars belief why she wore nude heels to elongate her legs even further.

Lily wears the now well worn Alberta Ferretti Spring 2009 taupe flapper dress.

Penelope Cruz wore an ivory John Richmond gown, with silver embellishments. I really wish she had removed her satin Balmain jacket for this photo. I’m dying to see the rest of the dress.

Olivia Palermo leaves me in despair as to why she wore YSL tribute sandals in black, with a pretty floral dress. She works in fashion right?

Malin Ackerman wore a bubble gum pink Versace dress, which has to be one of the most uninspired gowns I have seen at Cannes.

Peaches Geldof went head to toe red, wearing a red satin Dolce & Gabbana strapless bustier dress.

For once I like this look.

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19.05.09

69th Annual American Ballet Theatre Spring Gala

You may think that all the glamour headed to Cannes this week, well Iman & co., are proving that there is still a lot left in New York.

The supermodel is a veteran on the red carpet, so she knew that her emerald embroidered asymmetrical Oscar de la Renta Resort 2009 gown stands alone.

Minimalism is key with a statement dress like this one, so she wisely kept accessories to just a ring, and a clutch.

Ivanka Trump was the first of many to opt for a Carolina Herrera gown at this gala.

Her lapis blue metallic strapless gown, was from the recent Fall 2009 collection.

I would have loved to have seen her carry a pewter clutch, the black does nothing for me. The same applies to that large necklace.

Lindsay Price didn’t pick a show stopping piece like the previous two, but it needn’t have been, because her textured silk Carolina Herrera Spring 2009 teal gown, with a marigold bow detail, and cascading ruffles is so charming.

Her Lipstick Jungle co-star Kim Raver, did pick a show-stopping piece. Well it was show-stopping on the runway. On Kim, not so much.

This lapis blue and lavender gown, got lost in translation.

Her hair, make-up, and yellow gold cuff, all don’t work for me either.

Lynda Carter ages so gracefully. She was my heroine as Wonder Woman, and she still looks wonderful today wearing a Carolina Herrera Spring 2009 gown, with a fur shrug.

The lurex black and white rose print gown is accented with black organza ruffles.

Hilary Rhoda’s ivory Carolina Herrera Spring 2009 ruffled gown, had embroidered details on the waist and straps.

Belen Rueda wore it with a lot more conviction at the 2009 Goya Awards. On Hilary it’s just meh.

Since no one else is speaking up, I will say it. Coco Rocha you need to ditch the red hair. It’s starting to look very Ronald McDonald. Please return to your darker locks immediately.

Her teal off-the-shoulder Carolina Herrera Spring 2009 layered gown is exquisite, but I preferred it on the runway. Coco looks better wearing edgier pieces.

Veronica Webb’s Rachel Roy Fall 2009 champagne silk gown, just melts against her caramel skin.

I really like the asymmetrical neckline, which is balanced against the asymmetrical chiffon hemline.

We don’t need a look book to know that Rene Zellweger is wearing Carolina Herrera. Past experience, and that smoke jacquard material from the Fall 2009 collection is evidence enough.

I love the gown especially the dramatic skirt, but the posing is very editorial.

Eva La Rue is working this season’s nude trend to maximum effect.

Claire Danes opted for a Christian Louboutin silver sandals, with her silk Stella McCartney navy dress.

The swirling nature of the dress is interesting, but Claire fails to breath any life into it.

Deborah Roberts is so utterly captivating in this pink asymmetrical gown, I had to feature her.

The ruffled neckline might be a bit heavy, for some, but it’s an outstanding gown, which is event appropriate.

Mariska Hargitay’s teal and navy banded gown, looks a bit snug on her. This type of material can be unforgiving.

Kelly Ripa really lets me down here. She’s usually so colourful and vibrant. On this occasion she is so muted.

Not like her at all.

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Runway To "Metropolitan Museum of Art" – Michelle Obama In Isaac Mizrahi

OK. Recently someone said that Michelle Obama needs to start dressing like a First Lady, because her style is too casual.

I disagree, I think her style is refreshing, but hopefully those of you underwhelmed with her style choices, will agree that this purple Isaac Mizrahi Pre-Fall 2009 sheath and coat, will be more in tune with what a ‘First Lady’ should wear.

Michelle glowed as she was on hand to cut the ribbon, at the reopening of the entrance to the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s American Wing yesterday.

I think this one will go into her Top 10 looks of the year.

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Who Wore YSL Better? Becki Newton or Maribel Verdu

Becki Newton was the first to wear this green YSL pailette strapless harem dress, when she attended The Metropolitan Opera’s 125th Anniversary Gala.

She wore her dress with with silver YSL cage heels

Maribel Verdu was yet another Cannes re-run, as she wore the same harem dress, to premiere of her movie Tetro, with YSL criss cross satin heels.

Becki’s caged heels win this for me.

Net-A-Porter US have this on sale, in black for $2,610. Both come with a black velvet bow belt.

Becki’s YSL cage sandals can be purchased from Browns Fashion for £1,345/€1,506.83/$2,042.52.

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18.05.09

2009 Cannes Film Festival – “Looking for Eric” Premiere

The good thing is god actually answers my prayers.

I asked for Valentino at Cannes, and in the space of 48 hours we have seen 4 stunning gowns take to the red carpet.

The bad thing is with Rachel Weisz wearing a very similar dress last night, this blue ombre high neck Valentino Fall 2009 gown which Evangeline Lilly is wearing gives me a huge case of de ja vu.

This was one of my favourite Valentino collections since the master himself left, I wish she’d picked something else.

All that said, it is a beautiful gown.

NO, No, no, no.

That make-up doesn’t work with that stunning Atelier Versace Spring 2009 gown, which is a shame because Eva Herzigova looks amazing from the neck down.

Eva wears the same gown which Donatella Versace wore just 8 days ago, with Chopard chandelier gold earrings.

Despite loving this Festival, their are so many re-runs.

Rachida Brakni aka Mrs Cantona, arrived with her husband, Eric Cantona wearing a pale pink Sonia Rykiel Spring 2009 dress.

The floor-length halter dress was adorned with feathers on the skirt and appears to be less transparent than it was on the runway.

I loved this dress on the runway, and I’m glad it translated well onto the red carpet.

She looks magnificent.

Grace, beauty, class and elegance = Hilary Swank.

The rise and fall hems were prevalent in Christian Dior and Nina Ricci’s collections, and I go back and forth as to whether I like the style but I can’t fault anything on Hilary.

The gunmetal grey is a great colour for her, the sweeping updo is so classic, the multi-colour pearl Chopard necklace is just enough jewelery, and her matching Swarovski clutch and Sergio Rossi sandals complete the look.

For me she’s breath-taking.

Model Doutzen Kroes gives us yet ANOTHER re-run.

She is wearing a full-skirted printed Azzedine Alaia grey dress, which Zoe Saldana wore to the London Star Trek premiere last month.

Her dress was paired with black Azzedine Alaia leather lace-up shoe-boots, but I don’t think this is a good look for Doutzen at all.

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18.05.09

Net-A-Porter US Sale Starts TODAY

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Net-A-Porter’s US site starts it’s sale today, with up to 50% off the most covetable designers including Chloé, Matthew Williamson, Fendi, Halston, Miu Miu, Christian Louboutin and many more.

The sale is for a limited time only, so hurry before your size sells out.

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