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19.05.09

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54th Annual Village Voice Obie Awards, New York

For some reason Anne Hathaway wearing this Proenza Schouler Pre-Fall 2009 dress with cut-out shoulders, fails to hit the spot for me.

I think I’ve been spoilt by all the wonderful gowns at Cannes Film Festival to really appreciate it.

Cosmopolitan Best Fragrance Of The Year Award, Madrid

Singer Marta Sanchez showed off her legs, wearing a Gucci Sprint 2009 printed silk flute mini dress, with a khaki leather sash and suede Gucci Iman t-strap sandals.

VIP Room/Palm Beach, Cannes

Dita von Teese opted for a strapless Dolce & Gabbana barqoue dress with a beige, gold and rose floral fabric.

Her fuchsia pink heels were the perfect finishing touch, but that jeweled navy belt feels a bit heavy.

2009 FOX UpFront – After Party, New York

Eliza Dushku shows off her edgier side wearing a moss coloured Brian Reyes top, with a black diagonal skirt by the same designer.

A black cropped leather jacket, and snake-print heels complete the look.

Joely Fisher wore a red Gustavo Cadile chiffon gown, which was elegantly stylish for this occasion.

A Concert For Charity Featuring Band From TV, Miami

Teri Hatcher showed off her wild side, with a daring multi-coloured printed Roberto Cavalli maxi dress.

H&M and Designers Against AIDS (DAA) for the Fashion Against AIDS party, Paris

Dita von Teese wore a corseted LBD, which very much reminds me of Victoria Beckham’s Bidart tailored dress, which was an instant hit when it went on sale at Net-A-Porter.com.

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2009 Cannes Film Festival – The Chopard Trophy

British TV presenter Myleene Klass maybe the least known at this event, but she was by far the best dressed, wearing a nude strapless Jasper Conran Fall 2009 dress, with a organza floral detail on the skirt.

After Kirsty Gallacher let me down last week, Myleene is fast becoming my favourite Brit on the red carpet.

Nude Louboutin’s complete the look.

Peaches Geldof scrubs up well when she puts in the effort.

On this occasion she wore a white Paule Ka Fall 2009 bustier gown, with a black bow belt, which had white stitching.

She could have opted for different shoes from her previous party, but all in all, another good look for her, minus the tattoos.

Red Casadei heels, and an embellished Bulgari clutch complete the look.

Asia Argento shows off her Chopard bling, whilst wearing a black elegant Chanel gown.

Eva Herzigova wore a black strapless Roberto Cavalli dress which had cut-out details on the bodice, and a tulle poufy skirt, with Giuseppe Zanotti Special Edition crystal strap sandals in black.

She wore the silver version to the Costume Institute Gala.

Marion Cotillard’s look is simply elegant, but at the same time a little boring in this Lanvin strapless dress.

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Adriana Lima's Charlotte Simone Big Softie Jacket

Bianca Lawson's Needle & Thread Marie Tiered Embellished Gown

19.05.09

Victoria Beckham’s Airport & Shopping Style: Then & Now

Victoria Beckham arrived at Heathrow airport yesterday en route to LA, wearing a black sheer top, a black Azzedine Alaia cropped cardigan, and skirt, plus black Louboutin’s, and a black Hermes bag.

I was happy to see just a tiny splash of a colour via her head scarf, but when I look back at more colourfully times, I can’t help but hear Madonna’s “This Used To Be My Playground” playing in my IJ (internal jukebox).

PLEASE bring back colour Victoria. I BEG you.

The same applies to her shopping style.

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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.

The Weinstein Company Celebrates NINE in Cannes

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.

Quintessentially Hosts Party for Nowhere Boy At la plage

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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